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Wed Oct 10 2012, 5:17pm

By caseorganic




WhereCampPDX Kickoff Party at Geoloqi! Friday, 10/12 – 6-9pm!

WhereCamp Portland 2012

WhereCamp Preparty!

Join us for the Fifth Annual WhereCampPDX Kickoff Party this Friday at Geoloqi HQ!. Beers and banter will be provided! With the growing numbers of geonerds this weekend, feel free to migrate to Lotus Tavern, conveniently located downstairs from Geoloqi, if space gets too crowded upstairs! If you’re here early for the State of the Map Conference, you’re welcome to join us as well. Just let us know who you’re with at the door!

What is Wherecamp?

WhereCampPDX is a free, volunteer-created unconference for anyone interested in geography and technology. This year’s event will be happening October 12th-14th, with a full day of unconference sessions at Metro Regional Center on the 13th.

An unconference is a conference planned by the participants. We convene together, plan sessions, and break-out into the proposed session discussions and activities. This gives everyone an opportunity to bring to the table the things that interest them the most, and talk about emerging topics that are still new and exploratory. We value open participation, providing access to new voices, and lowering barriers to participation. As a result, the event is driven by the interests and talents of the participants.

To attend, you’ll need to be signed up at, or let us know you’re here early for State of the Map.

When and Where?

WhereCampPDX 5 Kickoff Party
Friday, October 12, 2012 from 6–9pm

Geoloqi HQ
920 SW 3rd Ave #400
Portland, Oregon 97204, US (map)

RSVP to Attend!

You must RSVP via the Eventbrite page to gain access. No need to print tickets but you will be asked if you have registered at the door.

See you there!


MapAttack Weekend Timelapse Footage!

Aaron Parecki created a visualization of the territory captured by each team during gameplay. Below is a visualization of the GPS trails of the players during the games. Each dot represents a snapshot of the position of each player taken every 1-10 seconds.

Some of the players experienced interesting events, such as seeing a marching band with Stanford students dressed as pine trees play on campus. Another player found something even more interesting:

Final Game Results

Again, red completely won over blue! It was an epic battle filled with kids and bikes and many points.

You can see a replay of the games in the video below!

MapAttack at WhereCamp 2011 from aaronpk on Vimeo. Thanks to Sam Churchill for contributing video footage!

Bring MapAttack to your city, school or company!

Want to bring a game to your school or company? Contact us at mapattack at geoloqi dot com or here and we’ll be glad to help you out! You can also follow @playmapattack on Twitter for the latest games and news! We’ll be bringing it to more campuses and cities starting in June 2011.

Giant Thanks!

Again, giant thanks to Aaron Parecki and Kyle Drake for development and Patrick Arlt for design. Enormous thanks to Reid Beels and Audrey Eschright for helping keep the server stable during Friday’s game! Making a game like this has been a dream of mine since WhereCamp Portland 2008. It’s great to see it come to life!