April 12 & 13, 2014 State of the Map US

Implementing Change in OpenStreetMap

Day: Saturday
Time: 2:00pm

In 2013, OpenStreetMap launched two substantial changes: a new default editor and a redesign of the website. Because OpenStreetMap is a collaborative project, these were as much social as technical efforts. I was personally deeply involved in both efforts. This talk will explore the social dynamics of collaborative open source projects and the techniques that helped us successfully implement technical change in a social environment that by nature tends to be change averse.


Interested in sponsoring? Email bonnie@openstreetmap.us to learn more.