OpenStreetMap meets Sussex geeks
I wrote this post a while back. The content can still be relevant but the information I've linked to may not be available.
It was an interesting discussion and the OpenStreetMap project certainly has ambitious objectives (to map the world and provide the data for free). It is intended that the UK will be completed in 2008 which will be a great start. In the UK, the main incentive is to provide an alternative to Ordnance Survey which, although excellent maps, can be expensive for commercial usage.
I also met Ian Ozsvald who described ShowMeDo which provides demonstration videos for all kinds of subjects (but mainly computer-based themes at the moment). Another interesting website. When I get some spare time, I plan to check out the Ruby and Python programming videos on the site.
The Sussex Geek Dinners have provided some great discussions in recent months and they are not as geeky as I imagined they would be before I attended (still pretty geeky if you want them to be though). The Brighton location is a good one because it ensures a 'captive audience' of geeks on the doorstep. I am looking forward to the next one already...