Brazil: Ônibus Hacker in Ribeirão Preto - SP

Posted by Fabricio Zuardi on 8 March 2012 in English (English)

SESC - SP is organizing a Hacking event[1][2] in Ribeirão and the folks of the Hacker Bus project[3][4] will travel there to give some workshops and work on other projects focused on that city and their local communities.

Ribeirão Preto is a desert on OSM[5], so I want to use this trip / opportunity to create better maps of the city and the neighborhoods where the bus will park, I think some of the neighborhoods might be "Quintino Facci II" and "Branca Salles (perto do Cesomar)" but you can follow the thread on google groups for more info[6].

The trip is from March 14th to 16th, the bus departure from São Paulo - SP, people interested in travel with the bus can fill-up an online form[7] to reserve a place.

So my idea is to try and organize a Mapping Party there, there will be lots of students to help and any other contributions are welcome =)

[2]: (Flash)

Location: Jardim Zara, Ribeirão Preto, Microrregião de Ribeirão Preto, Mesorregião de Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Southeast Region, Brazil

Comment from Harry Wood on 13 March 2012 at 01:20

Sounds like fun! So you're setting off on the mapping bus trip tomorrow? Hope it goes well. I shall be on holiday in São Paulo in April. Maybe we organise an OSM meet-up then.

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Comment from Fabricio Zuardi on 13 March 2012 at 15:21

Yes, the trip starts tomorrow morning(4 hour trip from São Paulo to Ribeirão Preto), and we will stay on Ribeirão Preto for 3 days, hopefully mapping stuff all the time, with the help of some students that are expecting us as well.

I'll do a follow up post as things goes along.

As for your holliday in São Paulo in April, lets setup something, you should definitely visit the Garoa Hackerspace ( ) and hangout with the people there, they are very nice and kind to tourists, also if you have time to visit São Carlos - SP, other city with some hardcore mappers/bikers :)

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