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Posted by Minh Nguyen on 9 April 2018 in English (English)

This OpenStreetMap account celebrated its tenth birthday yesterday. (Happy birthday, OSM Account!)

Over the last decade, contributing to OSM has:

  1. helped me cope with homesickness
  2. given me too many good reasons to procrastinate on schoolwork
  3. led me to old friends
  4. led me to new friends
  5. taken my inner roadgeek to a new level
  6. taught me more about geography and GIS than I’d ever learn from a book
  7. made me a worse driver (but a better notetaker)
  8. helped me land a job
  9. given my open source contributions a purpose beyond attribution
  10. kept me from forgetting where I come from

Thank you, OSM community, for welcoming my contributions in the first place and for making my stay here as rewarding and meaningful as it has been. Here’s to countless more changesets, mailing list posts, wiki edits, and pull requests!

Comment from russdeffner on 9 April 2018 at 13:18

Hi Minh, thank you for making me chuckle this morning :) Happy 10th OSM-iversary!

=Russ

Comment from Richard on 17 April 2018 at 07:32

\o/

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