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2017 NE² Regional Meetup Planning

Post by PesachZ
UPDATE: Registration for the meetup is now closed. To join the waiting list, please reach out to PesachZ.
UPDATE: The meetup is confirmed for July 9th.
The event will be hosted at the DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Center City
237 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Please check our Meetup Wiki page for updates.


The travel and confirmation form has been emailed to everyone who registered. Please fill this form out ASAP.


Hi there,
as most of you may already know we have begun the brainstorming process to plan a regional meetup for both the NorthEast, and New England Regions editors.

We are trying to be as accommodating as possible to as many attending editors as possible, and also work with Waze staff to have some developer representation at the meetup.

I want to thank all the 50+ editors who filled out the first interest form, which gave us a better understanding of the general audience, and now we are trying to move ahead to the next phase and start picking a destination city.

As we move along through the process from brainstorming, to planning, to prep, we will continue to engage the general editors for input to aid in the decision making process, and provide updates with progress and details when we have them. (I will post future updates in this thread so please subscribe to it if you are interested.)

To that end, based on the responses to the first poll, we have narrowed down some choices for a host city. These choices were made based on several factors including but not limited to their overall convenience to the majority of respondents, and availables resources in their respective locations conducive to hosting a meetup (airport, public transportation, attractions, hotels, etc.).

Please fill out the following form to provide your input on the where the meetup should be held.
ONLY if you plan to possibly attend a regional meetup in the NE² in the beginning of 2017, please fill out this form. If you are not planning on attending, please DO NOT fill out this form.


Click here to fill out the phase 2 form.

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Post by APettyJ
no1uknow wrote:Philly would be great for the PA crew. How did Albany make the list? :roll:
Good drive for just about anyone to pick up editing rights in not as populated parts of NY and PA, for those who drive to it.

Clever.
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Post by cshinn89
roarlions1 wrote:I see PhantomSoul reached out, don't worry, I'm not suggesting Waze spring for the Ritz Carlton or the Four Seasons
why not, arent we worth it? ;)
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Post by dmcrandall
Did the Registration form get updated? There was a question at the bottom, regarding travel other than by air, that had no "No" option.
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Post by HillsSnackBar
In the same vein as whoaitspete's question regarding gas/tolls reimbursement, if we have EZ Pass, since there wouldn't be an "original receipt" per se, can account statements be provided showing the travel dates? Or should we not use the EZ Pass and just pay in cash/credit and get receipts that way, even though EZ Pass is cheaper?
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Post by jdelosa
I chose Jersey City first only because it's so close. But I will go where ever we pick..... Thanks PZ for your efforts.... JD
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Post by MGODLEW
I will be attending as well. About a 2 hour drive from Scranton.
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Post by no1uknow
Philly would be great for the PA crew. How did Albany make the list? :roll:
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Post by PesachZ
no1uknow wrote:Philly would be great for the PA crew. How did Albany make the list? :roll:
Well Philly is a great all around choice. To answer your question, 17% of all the respondents interested in attending the meetup live in, or around the Albany, NY area. It is also convenient to some of the respondents from NYC, north NJ, and CT. There's a well served international airport in close proximity with good public transport options from the airport to the venue, with a selection of attractions and activities for fun outside the sessions. Additionally it was chosen due to its central position among all the regional states with an average driving ETA from all the respondents of under 3 hours.

^^just to give a bit of insight into the process :D
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Post by PesachZ
Thanks to everyone who has responded and helped the planning so far.
with your votes we were able to select Philadelphia, PA as the meetup city.
I have discussed with staff, and we have 2 possible weekends to choose from in our date range.
  • March 18-19, 2017
  • April 1-2, 2017
We are now moving to phase 3 and selecting a weekend to host the meetup. ONLY if you plan to possibly attend a regional meetup in the NE² on one of these weekends in Philadelphia, PA, please fill out this form. If you are not planning on attending, please DO NOT fill out this form.

Meetup weekend selection form

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