Making Space for Diverse Mappers

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Making Space for Diverse Mappers
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<p>Diverse communities provide the space for different points of view to find voice. Historically open source communities have balanced the contribution of various perspectives and expertises. We are often industry examples of remote cultural collaboration. But the nature of collaboration is changing, where diversity must stretch further across geographies to foster a wider scope of difference. One that includes the other sides of privileged space. In this session, I will present on why ideological diversity can be at the forefront of community structures by introducing three personal cornerstones - Mapzen, Maptime, and GeoNYC. This interactive session highlights how embracing a range of cultural perspectives and technical expertise allows communities to create the unexpected. We'll review success and challenges while performing our own mini GeoNYC complete with 3-word introductions and mapping fun. </p>
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topic that is really close to my heart and I think if you're here today it's something that you care about as well and in the passive talked about and diversity in terms of like the metrics of you know who shows up we does in his representing who isn't and In this and it environment and to and I've tried it from a different perspective and and I've invited a handful of speakers and which are introduced as we go through and and there are also be talking about connect goes around diversity and in mapping from the idea of you know Identity and Power and trading like open learning environments so and editors think that in terms of dialogs around inclusion end and diversity that OpenGeo is actually in the space around open is actually reading and in many the initiatives so it may not always look like that but I think we have a very open respectful I dialog that's happening in on at least the communities and I'm a part of and and so I hope that we continue to build momentum per cent anyway
I talk about being awkward and which I think is really key and to diverse groups of diverse communities to diverse conversations so an unedited about 0 and childcare tags and if anybody gets a joke that's probably relief and who went about instead tension yes then 1st laughter the audience and because I I am in my point of view from where I stand when I talk about diversity I talked about and great think about and trying to deal with difference and be comfortable with difference and even when that feels awkward and not sometimes it does and even when that feels weird and what's at times a dies and weird is important especially since when Portland and word on
the street is that Portland is the epicenter of weird now no comments from the new yorkers in the group because that's the order of people from Austin and but right now here we are it's an exciting time we're in weirdness so this is started after losing people up if you haven't had any on Steinitz here in the audience is weird they allow low OK I will you know it's 1 of those questions you know they serve anybody's an answer and I go on normal or or everybody's words apparently everybody here is weird what sometimes and you like go around introduce ourselves but do it this way with weird and can somebody say why the weird a hop so how weird are you from anyone anyone nobody they say you like maps because that's not gonna work but low OK when I there's duct tape I heard duct tape but art OK always and I'm sure you always carry duct tape around is never know became weird you in the back beds here before the you the it's about it weighs at a June 4 OK after for the people were listening Streaming she was so weird I had no idea which which he said so rather get to the bottom that later anybody here weird the so we have somebody beard on analysis of on a panel and Lizzie please tell us how your weird the please handbells that is pretty weird and under this gets more serious yeah uh now and she playing and those which arranges music for handles OK so I think it's clear that we have some great people in the audience on message shocks adding know who was going to say what measure 11 of like what makes the weird I
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everything that was thinking that this thing something so they don't color code I know there are people who would do color code like I knew this woman color-coded her underwear to respond she and I'll go that far just want you to know but I copied a lot and this
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hands indicated on there's device awareness we sometimes share we sometimes don't as a friend of mine as let me or send this facebook and quote from Doctor Seuss so and the let's say that I think it captures a lot of what's possible when we really embrace that difference when you really priests are weirdness so let me say it out loud we are all a little weird and lights a little weird and when we find someone who's awareness is compatible with cars we join up again and fall mutual awareness and call it love this is when you say on to the next you know and I wanna find my weirdness yeah OK on this on witness here that can this week 7 the but the use a
life looks a lot more like this which is pretty boring pretty normal 3 plant because I don't think we're going to social space and the they carry that so we're not looking for weird I from more more weird now they were like 0 my god you like fiction allowed fiction you light blue I love blue and we call that cultural fit
we call that being on the same level we call that on common ground because that even like a shared humanity and it's really oftentimes we find like a search for saying this is what's unifying and In in social spaces and technical spaces and my premise here today is that if you really want to increase diversity the you want search for
tension on anyone a user constructively and in gracefully and embrace complexity and and and that's that's the these are the pathways and words really I think unifying communities so this is when I stop preaching and in my
point you difference can be as unifying sameness but actually is when I start teaching
and so premise for
today the world apparently having calendar invite that I recap dancing
intentions of difference and is my
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I can be different and that means complete hall and a contribution to others hopefully a contribution to that people in the spaces and then and
this is what I feel like I have found diversity and this is when I feel that I have created a space that's open to diversity so I like to
make spaces I feel like they're very creative on like endeavors and when I go about creating spaces I seek and to create spaces for different people and and I really had a look for difference and and Curie bad in in my approach and really mean there's a good
deal of selfishness and that and I I do that because I'm trying as CreateSpace were i can be different brightly myself so and where I can and kind of celebrate my own differences so for my point of view
and we are all different and diversity means embracing difference embracing difference means being comfortable attention intention is a hot that's everything that's magical in the world and so on tension is we how we get things like laughter and love and Doctor Seuss and on art and maps
and music and
so in creating a spaces and that's for kind of you know performing today for doing see an on the use of some music metaphors and hopefully they give some structure some kind of framework for when creating diverse spaces because I think there are many different ways that you can use tension productively to create diversity so
and G 1 see in music metaphor is like the classical ensemble their structure to it and it reminds me of flight my high school band and we sort of play with the motif that and that his structure allows for freedom and it goes like this we have each be of food we have and talks we do Geo News if banter that's my role and sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't but it's on a form that we play with nap time which hopefully you guys
will learn a lot more about over the course of the week on and we had something on the panel easy diamond is going to talk about it this to me is like complete organized chaos and it's more of the in in a good way mean and with all but love and ends and for me it's agonizing more of like a drives like improvization ensemble and where the actually the structure is on this action a lot more planning that goes involved and but the there is an kind everybody is involved in creating a space the so who and in both of these kind of
structures especially in that time and everyone needs to know how to use tension effectively
constructively a powerfully and openly so spent dive
into what other structures mean and and and introduce them the group so geo-ICT iron for my point of view and there are many other organizers on involving doing and mind doing I see my version is that it's designed to bridge to challenge and to really celebrate at the various mapping communities in New York City and for people who build technology it's a way to get are heads additive are code you call code called by part and then they get your head and your code and think about and some of the bigger questions and some of the bigger context and that's happening in the world of maps and for people who might be on looking at it from a more abstract point you it's really and bridging is that the gaps at to Nietzsche and practitioners and learn how tools are being made him with major questions are so when we carry these things and it's really important that we have both of them in the room so 3 talks of all from technology is really boring looks like a blue screen and and is not really gonna brought in a community but having technologists next to thinkers and next to people who were going to challenge like the kind of relevance of the technologies that you that you building and this tension is really constructive to creating dialog so I've involved in
February 2013 and since then we've had 17 and our monthly meetings we've had 71 different speakers for almost at 1200 members and you have 6 sponsors for that particularly active on card dB Carter T. as really balance and maps and all groups are coming up mapping from different perspectives but also the value of having an open and constructive dialog and we've been all over the city in 10 venues including proclaimed which an effort is pretty have of us and in terms
of cherating again this structure and you can even I mean you really can't think of it like music right you have lakes and major things going on the trumpeter gone wild you know and you have like the subtleties of of a rhythm section and so that in due see we try to get some of the big players in in New York City like Google and Facebook and Twitter except acceptor all those ones that you know and juxtaposed by that major thinkers and activists and artists academics and governments and talking about similar topics so you
play with the structure and people some like meandering around the room which I'm sure like freak some people out but like I really approaches as building a dinner party where if you bite somebody into your home and people are eating that everybody matters and everybody is comfortable and and everybody has like a voice in the conversation and map times
started last summer I which statement and that statement and a domain 1 of the words in their mouth but from from my point of view is really a response to some of the island difficult OpenThesaurus mapping communities that exist out there like the internet for two ability and of of understanding like the cultural Moraes if I said that right it's French rates and and they wanted to create a space that was open that was inclusive that was designed for beginners and and so on from my point of view it's a place where also everyone matters and also everyone has something to build something to teach and something to share and so they're much more intimate and gatherings to happen on a more regular basis in New York City and it's about hands-on learning and just like in
improvisational jazz where everybody has to be a composer in that time there are no passengers you can just sit back ends absorb information and from our from and kind New York City point of view and everyone is driving and Lizzie is to talk more about that like the excitement I think there were kind of tapping into that I think people want to drive the future of mapping and on and touching in creating and and and being involved in the next like you know the next generation of tools and there's a lot going on this week including a party tonight and help celebrate that but
so and closing up elsewhere but I wanna be clear that these are no way perfect spaces and these are constantly evolving they're messy the unpredictable and but at the heart and I think when building spaces that are diverse and intention and motivation like we're being like matters a lot and so and these spaces are designed around uh embracing tension and creating it to be constructive and feeling comfortable and when things so thoroughly still going and ends from my point of view again on this is the difference between like having 1 color of paint and having attention of creating many colors together and that's the basis of artists abyss of love and be so laughter it's how we learn and it's really and what I encourage you to embrace when thinking about diversity
so the I would that that's be awkward together and
thank you and I'd like to thank the dualistic community who has inspired me more so many times on and is the reason I say and will to to to to do this kind curation and each month and thank you to our sponsors especially Andrew held who does a lot of the on the new section of geo-ICT I in the curation but also on the Avalon open that need today and that Spanish C and at the other languages and ends he from balance and Nick for aspirin as really in the dinero from maps and they're all the organizing help create noisy make happen ends to Corey homes who have never met but is apparently my figure soul mate and then responsible for these beautiful and energy and at with that annotating transducer speakers were organ ref on the topic of diversity so 1st out is Lizzie diamond you might recognize her and from is he loses diamonds and something and that was the indecisive and she's dead time about not time and and how you might get involved in and what it represents except accepted so he goes intake take of American of that you besides the hi that you take this moment if you haven't yet to like get food and drink and stuff because it's delicious and weren't Portland man went in Portland eat things that terrible for you
I think so that you do a thing earlier will and the and this is worried banter a right were bantering I'm I can actually banter as well as listed does and I got a chance to go to and NYC a few weeks ago with an and there was some discussion of how awkward can you really be when standing trying to be a microphone and I think there's and I was like and they have like a
2 a 3 on the iPad scale from like 1 awkward yeah what weight 1 yeah don't do that again yeah yeah called done you know things I'm I'm the the I just spoke at another talk and so my heart is still beating 10 fast so MLE shaky that and I and fellow could for America and yeah answer it and then I help for Running mountain Oakland and I also help and the lovely Beth and Alan and manage map times so talk about men time for a change of pace but so what is now time
map time is quite literally at time for learning about maps on 8 8 his hands on an and beginner focused at those are pretty important things about that time and there is an emphasis on open source programming and web mapping and basically it's like hanging out with all your closest friends and doing something awesome that you all love and care about and the
so I this a blog post amount time exists because community inclusivity and accessibility are important and necessary components of positive learning experiences on I think that this is sort of the key to all of this and i it's fun to hang out and learn with your friends and it's easier to learn when there's other people around but it was still hard to do this before and that now with map time it's a lot easier z to leverage the power of the community the and so
act as the the mapping 2014 than I did the birds of a Feather session there's gonna be another 1 that Alan they're going to do tomorrow on as well but in that room we brought people together and talked about what makes a good map time waters encounters are map time going into that meeting there were 4 times and that now
there are 25 nap time chapters and that that that that in the last 6 months and we've exploded as there are 25 active had had a meeting or have a meeting scheduled plus another 15 better in incubation including Johannesburg South Africa and which is really exciting at see prominently displayed there in the in the bottom right corner of images the flagship map time nor island just 5 flagship map from chapter I the so at this point you're like 0 my god nap
time is the coolest thing ever I won't have time in my community why is there no map time always started I'm ready and I'm a tell you how to
do that 0 well most of whom sneak peek so the 1st step is to find a community I think that map time is valuable because it touches people on the fringes it's not the you know I have no interest in technology it's that I'm a GIS analysts and I'm curious about web mapping and I don't really know how to get started or I'm a developer and I wanna make a map but I don't really understand what at cheap file is reward a projection is for these people with just a little bit of encouragement can kind of be brought into the fold and start doing really also more can be great community on so you have to reach out and find them and you know they're typically GIS listservs techni ups of that sort of thing on this 2nd step is to
kind him wrapper logistics where we get meet 1 or économique hard people to get there we can have food and that that's where Alan and that's an anchorman on you can e-mail us hello it mapped and I O antiquing can help you get all that set up and bring you into that map time organizer organization that sounds weird I
make sure that you're event is inclusive interactive inappropriate and if you have a whole bunch of developers in a room doing introduction a JavaScript is probably not going to be a great talk and similarly if you have a bunch of GIS analysts in a room and you're doing a you know what is a map probably not appropriate but you also to think about things like jargon assumptions what if people know what are people supposed to know on and those kind of things sort of think about like appropriate language and the way to make an inclusive environment on and map time has a bunch of tutorials that are good to
start with and 1 of them is called anatomy of a web map and talking about like what actually makes so it map on another 1 is a OpenStreetMap 1
1 and 2 great 1 start with because you can kinds do things right away there's
also offer further those who are really excited about GOI Introduction a geographic data formats my personal favorite
I'm in all of these are on the map time get something don't grab and there but
these 2 magic sentences should be included in every me up and every nap time is excellent about this and and we really appreciate that but please bring a laptop beginners very welcome reaching out specifically insane yes beginners please come is huge I'm really really important and it does bring beginners out who might not otherwise come to India
and that time as many different models that map time NYC they do more project based at nap time Oakland we do more lecture based and then it kind of EDS spectrum between us so there's lots of different models and and you could make it work for your community regardless of what is you by your community once I mean map turns
important idea it's you know it's a it's me approach but important idea it shouldn't be so hard to work it's like really hard to learn on we of the power to make it easier and teach ourselves in the process so like why when we do
that but also we have stickers on the various varieties there these ones we also have like shiny rainbow once Ford badges if you like are into map timing when you talk that map time on so come and talk to us and check our website and get have e-mail and Kanawha party tonight at 8 pm and this we but
the the the but does anybody have any questions and what this but who did it that would and at
just observing that this conference is huge and there's few people here at the plenary and that this conference also this group is predominantly female and I've been in rooms like that and the only woman and I'm just wondering how just noting that that really a question xn observations and but I think there's there's a lot I mean there are a lot of facts and there's a lot of exciting stuff going on in those of the facts so I'm and people were wanna learn more about technology and make sense for them to be going around the track so I think that what we see here the people that are and and to speak for everyone but the people that we see here are the ones that are going to meeting discussions and really paying attention being aware of of and the communities making those technologies and want to come participate in this conversation so I see all leaders and and it that's that's really wanna be talking to you right now and really I think that 1 yes if
there is and here is the he asked if there was an official map time cheer on like the that was like a leading we we can make 1 which the not and Institute oppression so will only party tonight come a party and we will reveal the official maps I hear that jason
going standing between now and then and we conducted and any
and I like to keep saying that in that and my see user terminology we even that even at time were I've not find someone we think it's ever disguised as learning a new and maybe you know attitude I guess get of so you have the that was the question is if you don't have anything else sigh as Seattle we have a group that's filled with more intermediate to advanced geo users and we get beginners but I believe they don't come back um which is then expected if you're not comparable around about 2 people who are talking about things you don't know and so as someone who's interested in talking bursary map time Seattle uh how would I convince my cohorts in the current
group to stay focused on teaching beginners stuff instead of taking a
conversation into more intense details I think that those a moments that require little leadership on the part of the facilitator and if you notice of the conversation perhaps going
off in a direction they didn't intend on
human last talk of the new time and then you just kind of have to try and bring it back and focuses on and you can also talk to the people ahead of time in the media intention is very clear to me that you know this is intended for beginners these articles on I know that Jason has sort of spearheaded an effort for a that time code of conduct on and those are the things I think that could potentially be addressed through such kind of mission and vision conduct code can be on the and the but a it's got like a questions and topic OK at I think this is really great and was called the see the map of forces we've done this so the goal is to reach the fringes still knows the map only covers right now like US Canada Europe were sort of vision you have for the future expanding and other comments a areas that may not even be very represented at this conference and maybe at translating some of the intra materials and put on the get have site are well that that's
interesting so Alan in heaven I don't start the chapter of people in those communities to start the chapter so it's a matter of reaching out to those communities and just yesterday on the genome interesting I reached out and said that there is a group in Spain and in South America called hailing theaters which is basically it's like a very similar that time and so we're going to talk to them in army of building a partnership there I think it's just a matter of it's been very organic up to this point in time and at conferences like this we have the opportunity to kind of get the word out but if we were to reach out and start groups of other communities where there isn't a local TV and can make it happen than a witch's quot so I think it's a matter of communicating broadly and at bringing more people into the fold into the no but it's call and as part inflation there's as a gentleman in France who is starting in chapter McNemar out and he is interested in starting this localization and translation stuff of that from weakness and the OK and if you hold it up without on the nose enough this is the and and it is now the client and she has big dreams uh and touring with the dual bus and which is what about later as health from DC which is weird and and and she's going to talk about geography and like what it means standard energy of 1 means the geographer so together with the was so these are my colleagues but more importantly part of the wanted my coffee you there please distinct parts that will assist them so I think part of our this has actually started itself from a lot of conversations that elicit I use how will drinking a lot of wine and trying to reach to allusions of self actually where actual areas on a word I don't speak english very well times and really thinking a lot about identity and and what is it means the geographer in Times somebody is so I at when doing this geography thing for a little while I'm actually human geographer when my family moved us overseas in in the 7th grade it down and it was great because we had geography class and so if you are a US student of public education you didn't get a geography class and so on I think that's a really big the service and I didn't really understand and then I went to college and didn't become a geographer the human economists sociology grad school because I was qualified to do anything so I decided to become a Java on so this is this journey of trying to figure out what's the identity of a geographer and and advocating to the geographers are for the site for this discipline of mine that I love and and 1 of the i in the for the rest of my life hopefully that that is a long time so I think a lot about what the identity of the geographer in some of the acid something really important to me a couple months ago and they reminded me that the concept of geography is a 19th-century concepts on it's an age of exploration it's these old guys but they weren't educated they were connected they sat right next door to decision makers to kings queens issue on gender roles to people who were found nations and going off into the wide you know unknown and they dedicated their entire careers on in their life a lot of them were married on they do have families and have a lot of distractions all he did was make maps that was geographer of the old also saying if you were in the academy are more interesting grad school right now and you google geographer and in your 1st like 100 it's it's really kind of entertaining because you do end up getting some hits from your current professors and that's kind of weird that when your current whole geographer profesora on shows up right next to the Vermeer painting and just saying I'm not going to say who they are Kansas State University Newark living
on that so what if you are of the current generation from an anode where we can think about how way what is the mean and and so now we're moving into this whole mapping thing on the women that I got my degree or when I was going to grad school the 1st time listening to get a degree in Geography the 1st people so this isn't everything that's on I was hired exact question the way and the answer is no I guess all of then the answer is well no not really I mean there's a lot more that can still be mapped the word deriving that in terms of Rand McNally atlas yeah everything's the remedy now Alice and I have like every single additions as 1981 and it makes me so happy all people actually give me the archives of the rent now Alice and because of the Oregon Trail if you were a student of the eighties in the United States Army and you remember going to the library and checking out the Apple Macintosh computer for 30 minutes of my brother about this 1 a lot of and when will contain the same Diego these kind of built into the identity of a lot of folks who were here in terms of the unification of geography in terms of some of the that the new mapping applications they all were from the set and duties like treasure map something seriously equals the entire time so where is not
all that form and what is that all become permeable way with my identity are monosyllabic that just come through with it was entirely certain what happens on a lot like you know it became a combination I also realize like about 25 minutes ago when I was not looking at my slides I'm had signed by unintentionally these actually all with the 1 with the exception of the 1 I created of myself my that struck from what Avatara but they're all of women from and I was actually kind of cool from my realization like how these are some of the things that we build into my identity of being a geographer I thought was 1 in there because that's actually something that I have not embraced sometimes Liz Lyon and the number of times I think call this woman is on a lot of so I I'm slowly learning to embrace that also somebody who's watched 30 Rock like maybe twice in her life but I really love affair and I love a character isation that if a has created an arm of the model the role model that she's become so it's a journey and I think 1 of the best things start thinking about identity of is is embracing what we know in the pieces of the journey along the way I threw up something on the corner of the classification of qualifications so a list of mentioned earlier in my day job or in my life I live in DC and I'm actually classified on the Somerset in real life i are l comes with different acronyms I work for the government I actually am a geographer geography series 0 1 5 0 it hasn't been updated since like 19 fifties on it's kind of also in that way and will continue because it doesn't become relevant and he needs into the 21st century so 1 what is
geography look like today and geographers look like they on the best thing that's happening in the community that I think is so phenomenally exciting is geographers the identity of people who were making maps is in the community it is a local is kids is on projects all over the world from working in universities working in the slums of working in in developing space as working of across industries and then there's also a bridge there's a gap there is divided that bridges of a little bit of a question the things that are happening spaces communities are starting to bridges between what is also happening in the work right google's doing a lot of mapping work as research certainly DigitalGlobe lots of companies have these and big business models are focused on mapping so we have a local and we have more right so how do you start reconciling the 2 between old the new the corporate the local well I don't really
know and so I I just came back from hanging out in this place on and that it was problem as inspiring things because I was in Saudi Arabia in working as a woman in Saudi Arabia as a whole nother conversation and I will not be driving the geo Boston Saudi Arabia this year by something the future arms but anyway it was great about mayor in an interacting and seen in the and this is called the edge of the world you looking out from miles upon miles and there's nothing and then you think about on the day the differences in the in the opportunities in a place that is very different from perhaps what I thought about grown up with the US and there is some phenomenal potential and there's really no opportunity to jump off of the edge of the world from the purposes but don't try jumping off the edge of the world I don't recommend that on because I don't think there's any like emergency flights like find you think you pretty much that if you do that in inside Siberia of so I did not do that really more alive so anyway all as the sum of is what is the future what OK so a just ask the metaphysical questions in my really really here and I don't know can somebody give me doughnuts as I should go away so with that are mentally those parties thoughts if you're ever in DC MRI I help organize the duty you know and we will love to we are a very techie oriented in the group and so on we like to explore other on topics as well in addition to some of the technology talks were always in the same place and we like habits and free space in free space indices were defined so you find is the 1st of the month of forces Wednesday of the month at stetsons and disease so that that questions please will you and so I really will run at and the question an interesting tech changes in just and I think that the they can
at the and in the middle of the US has analysis so the and recovering and things are going well for me the the the body of the and so you can have yeah Paul request comfortable for them to get a sense of what I had for the conference yeah but I have here is a developer appropriate K and uh what kinds of things they're not do non-developers due well that what kind of things did the non-developers in the room due are you badges or policy people or you a good would would amount to so since you make maps for something cool OK some encourage so I FIL so I mean 2 calls to action on and which could be my my story and maps of and what I noticed in my short time there this the I can look at the slides in the that yeah of the and thank you and so at times Josh
and my group in Idaho book thinking not too far away and there was lingering in the book that without more and when I was a kid that is not me is just some random
enacted on IAEA over the years stave off insanity became a magician and I spent an entire summer I mitigated by doing 1 magic trick for like the the local couple of liminality that that controls the county fair so I was allowed to give the county fair former magic Trick set of learned magic tricks by the time the character happened and which is in the fall so I spent the entire summer reading books and learning magic tricks and really what that meant was that the entire summer from about that Ramirez and because it this that's what magic is all about it's all about visual trickery and they did do magic show in front of a blind audience would be very difficult because and they just they're not going to be triggered by the things and it's almost always visual tricks and and
this is this is uh was very useful for me in many ways it and you fast-forward or many years and I found myself working with a small start-up and cult strongholds which is a mapping tool for tracking risks and a they just take public data what weather data and risk data from NOAA and other resources and to given the slicing office this is on these older devices such as practice off of the the current web page out but there ties and you can you can look at the entire world see all the weather risk you worked your assets you whether it's on the coast or whether it's the tram line or in a warehouse or a retail center and on and it works for them and what not so this year started out as the founder and I came I spent a week 3rd factor but the original 1 original founders he's doing it because he was in Florida you want a track hurricanes and so you build muscle application in ActionScript to have to map out hurricanes and all with data in 1 spot for all the whether he could about this hurricane and and then people started using any our interest it you know what of people were the the weather wants people just want to know about hurricanes that you know this this is actually quite a bit of of . mil that traffic going to his website and it's a lot of like inductive traffic
going to this website and you vastly couple of years and this is for upper bound on looking at the the strong calls and the I got to with a couple of insights into who exactly seasons and you when they were children with a subscription model and and if they have like a 50 dollar your subscription and they change that and have a collective which users on side and they're trying to for purpose of corporate clients and they go from Poland and it's it's the somebody take here this is called the the White House Situation Room I'd like to renew my account this and and that that just kept happening over and over again right like it's see on CNN like there there would be the piece of software with the world map here on CNN and as 1 of the background swings Frank and and they were very quickly that that the primary user like the the power user what they really wanted was a massive screen right the biggest screen in the room in some dark underground room and a lot of time most people like taking diligently at them but they want huge slightly bigger than all the others have the map all the information on the right and that's what the reasons for possible that so this universes it made me
realize that you if you combine know the Justice Campbell's power of myth with Edward Tufte easy visualization of information you get maps right and really a Mac is is an illusion of power right and it's it's what people hide behind when winner lost right it's what people want to show everyone else when there's something that happened in the and they may not even use the map right but I don't know how many people were using whatever sort of using small holes with or without its recalls being their screen and giving that comfort and that that sense of power a year and everything was safe on so I I think that's really true right because when you but Americans in some way is that the 1st like the visual augmented reality rare at 1st and the 1st the data visualization uh that was a matter of and our brains are just too heavily visual right that we can't help but feel safe and and and comforted by these things and so that brings up the question of for you thought there were making maps of the coding and it better answer not on how much of a distraction ourselves and how much of this is truly useful right and so that's 1 that's 1 collection is key fact mind like like is this really true use force just look good workers on the wall and then the other for that I have is it is the vision of power behind maps of the vision that that that that convey power there's the actual power right that behind every year reject somewhat Leon so alleles well right so who's using your maps in yourself is that the bison fosters the free and open source software right for you and is there a there I think there's a literally really vibrant open source community but then how is that being used in in in what is it that we're much metric you want like a number of servers running the and number page views or what the tracking that is also really interesting and finding out work were the the nexus of power or not it but you can't mapping the matters I guess the the sum of the form in thank in any questions and for this keeping track and go past 4 and so we have 1 more speaker for something jobs and to engage in and they were speaker and and then I encourage you helix they around and explore and the next person is coming from public lands and natural of inquiry considering and here is a meeting in my technical duties and will be performing this the people and you might be familiar with it it's flaring maps were originally designed no I mean after the Cave trying but before the Web paper on later later will be playing people rights inferences that might be involved in that time and you're still unclear and but nothing please take it away such sure so it's going crazy here has this happened before under a year ago this difference
handouts for no 1 person the audience is seen as part of this talk those can maybe Jacob we'll some handouts the so with paper you take 1 in the past and my also have as paper maps you will want to check it out in full of right
so in my day job to help train a lot of people a lot of different people to make those little mosaics on using fates solutions poles are really low tech hardware and some high tech software on that's that's now and talk about today our I'm going to talk about talking In and on how to actually get to hear what people of other backgrounds have to say so think that that's not something a lot of tech people and so on included not very good at the rights as a talk about not always doing the right thing and numerous communities but I talked too much I give talks on I'm asked to give talks because sometimes they give good versions of course but this is going to be a good version of this talk is a practice my notes I wrote everything down so even if I screw up probably be pretty good version of the stuff of but sometimes I'm giving people bad versions of talks like I'm just mouthing off and people don't tell me to shut up I don't know what the heck I'm talking about Bob and that's partially because I see with all the like affectations of intellectual authority that we assume people will have when speaking in the United States that's accumulated through on my upbringing in my education and I'm able to reject my voice in the space and space is made for my voice because I have the full force of formal and informal institutions and relationships that form a web of our a protective layer of prejudice swords me in this country is on man and what America so racism sexism Boston heteronormativity all horses that are helpful you on a stage like this and I wanna talk to you and also talk over people in conversations on I do I talk what can be bad of sometimes just talking to someone else of and giving them some like that version of this or some other talk of mine just like space to me and that's helped me become a better public speaker arteries radiation encourage you take up space is in because the people are obligated to give me space in because of my culture is dominant in the n-gram of apprentices or other affect perception and reception of the things I said but this is a component wirelessly but I'm actually performing privilege right now and you're reproducing structures of power America but and so that's privilege I didn't burn it's not something I do it it does lead to an arm and I can apologize really for that's not all but I can apologize for my actions so I mean I talk too much but I'm sorry I'm working on it and I hope to do was talking in the future and I gave you actually my diet for myself to talking last in the future it is they are a system for making sure you take up a fair and equal amount space with other people and provides a quantitative and qualitative rubrics for assessing whether you're succeeding that actions based on the 1st issue really share time but if you walk into a room of people of divided by the number of people in the room of a number of minutes you likely to hang out and that's like that's what talk time of then trying to say 1 thing at a time really helps them but take 3 seconds to think after someone finishes talking end of of for me that's that's claimed actually catch of the end of someone sentence and listen to the whole thing makes for speak and I don't care for myself and I give my thoughts 3 seconds spaces some interrupt me between my so you also Bob and that they want to be finding empathy which is are trying to understand what someone's deals not necessarily trying to reconstruct what it might take to make me feel the same way I just a field intensity behind someone's words and trust that feeling and then realizing that understanding is necessary so no 1 knows me an explanation for the wife of it's OK if I don't get things don't have to understand everything end up yeah those simple guidelines you can abbreviate SC if you which of the stuff all it helped you will remember the entire system and you know this can be really helpful if you like trying to understand what you're users thing or of you not talk over people around have equal conversation so I'm especially sorry for all the things that I could have 1 if I hadn't shown up more especially in the past and our you know it's really nice people call me my bullshit I will tell people you can on show of but that's not that's not something solid and the you may wonder why actually we've done as a formal apology it's because I was trying to structure and explain the reform proper apology for when you actually screw up and have to apologize which is especially for components to apologize for screwing up which is this is what I did and this is why I'm sorry about this is will do in the future in this is the effort I'm willing to put in the change and so those 2 systems like sharing space and then apologizing when I screw up are really central things to actually figuring out what other people to think which is important in trying to build technical and policy systems the effect of people's lives and I think I just about talking 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the of this you're thinking 3 seconds before responding yes which could take a couple minutes of this and that and other interventions in the that further speakers therefore for the structure on it yes the please come to my of I discussed this with 2 of the panel at least approach the not the 255 it on I what moves the well this event diagram of the blue book on and I think I mean I know you try to recreate geo NYC already international conference that happens the United States and I think everyone here is American yeah it ought to be more inclusive from the United States I mean were all from the Americas so if you were to do it again would you may be approaches on for part of it yet there's a really good question and part of the curation is actually find people that were local and and local there were coming outside the faster the community and so it has to fit this as the panel I have are not and within the educating directly and I haven't looked at either 1 of them and so and they think it's a really good point is that I was really taking into consideration like the International perspectives on wetlands 20 curious that the topic and and I think this is something that I think challenges like about that possibility in general with the open source community is to get more of those courses included so so we should send us again for next year and work together yeah and integrate a gender gender diversity and technology very important to me as a woman but I think also someone who teaches FOSS tools all over the world it's important to think about all the aspects of diversity and how we even approach that I thought the comment was interesting about would magic tricks the word the visually impaired and I'd be interested to know about exactly that is you can do a magic trick that's not visible the and the what's the matter of the visual and there's a lot of work with thank you if that is we chose yes all right and there are a couple of very embarrassing things to say was a great topic about the gender diversity on the leader of that uh causes joke with my friends that I fit in well I would another conference about that and stuck in as a the community like that I liked the write it in about that that I was always learning like of my table and so I I think both the usual similar stem workers then I think this mapping so that you're doing with these communities is a good way to bring mapping to more diverse group you know and especially the younger folks in our schools and what so thanks for the the the 1st talk and so the 2nd there simply is of a work on the side of habits and quality of just just think of the so called that the way to the expressway years from work a basal me understand this correctly wear pink underwear that there was I desireful echoing of also yes you ask you you what makes us we're never my hand at the end of what we have and will appear but I will conclude as self-reliance and the way to close out the session and this think you all think thank you somebody to be that these and on and yet I encourage you to carry on this conversation and here within like the contents of phosphor G and the easier part of an end in the city that you come from and and let's continue to be leaders in states so thank you very much and thank you to the organizers for inviting me to speak and and I hope to see you again soon and help finish the donor thinking but the


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