In this Mappy Hour, Brian Sperlongano will share experiences and practical insights gained from building and growing the OSM Americana project. Learn about the nuts and bolts of community building, including getting started, building motivation, avoiding common challenges, and fostering a collaborative environment. Whether you’re new to open source or an experienced contributor, you’ll learn valuable tips and strategies for building and sustaining a thriving community. Join us to hear lessons learned that could help you build better open-source communities.
Brian is a map hobbyist from North Kingstown, Rhode Island. He is an avid runner and hiker and enjoys mapping trails, protected areas, land cover and boundaries. His hobby projects include OpenStreetMap Americana, a public domain American-themed community map style, and StreetFerret, a tool for runners trying to run every street in their city.