State of the Map Saturday

I'm attending the State of the Map next Saturday, not to present but to catch up with some Python folks, meet some nodes of my social networks, and hear about the state of the art in collecting, modeling, and using geographic data. The OpenStreetMap project has been and continues to be a source of inspiration and social and technical guidance for Pleiades. I hope I'll see you there.

I won't be at FOSS4G this year. My wife is off to an international weed science symposium and I'm solo dad all next week. I wanted to come down Wednesday to organize an informal Python session; inability to get any babysitting help before or after school is going to prevent me from doing so. I will miss a lot of people who won't be at SoTM, but $350 for a brief visit during school hours is more than I can justify.