Southeast/Meetup 2017

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The Southeast Region hosted a Waze meetup for SER editors to meet with each other and Waze staff.



Meet with Waze staff, other editors, watch live presentations, participate in a live MapRaid, and other surprises.

Where: B Historic Hotel

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B-Historic Savannah

320 Montgomery St
Savannah, GA 32401
Tel: +1 912-921-5300

Map and Directions

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Conference room for our meeting:

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Lunch location for our meeting:

For a clickable link to start your Waze route from your phone. Copy and paste the following link into an email to yourself. Click the link in your phone's email to start the route. Or, even easier, open this page in your phone and just click the link below. This link will bring you right to the front door and valet parking.,-81.09798&at_req=0&at_text=Now&navigate=yes


If you fly, Waze will pay for your airfare. Transportation to and from home / airport / hotel is not reimbursable. Savannah airport to B Historic is $28 each way by cab, KShuttle is $30 round trip. Also Uber/Lyft available and other shuttles. Airlines serving Savannah are: allegiant, American Airlines, DELTA, jetBlue, sun country and UNITED. (All airline names are Registered Trademark.)

If you drive, Waze will reimburse your gas, tolls and parking at the hotel. Keep your receipts - originals will be needed. More information at the meetup.

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Parking: Valet Parking only is available for $25 per day. Waze will pay for it if charged to your room ONLY if you did NOT fly. Tell valet to charge to your room.

July 15, 2017 08:00 - 18:00

Waze is paying for one night per editor. Friday night or Saturday night is your option. We need to know which.
Extra night rates: $199 plus taxes and city charge. $230.87 plus the $25 parking charge if you park at the hotel.

Who: All Waze SER Map Editors are invited

Sign Up

Click Here to Register First come first serve. 40 attendees maximum, any over will be wait listed for cancellations.

Seats still available: 1 Notify driving79 or Jakflash if you want this seat. Must drive - no flights available.

Current Wait-listed: 0 Anyone clearing the wait-list would have to drive. It would be too late to get a Waze paid flight.



Agenda is constantly evolving as we get closer to the meetup.

08:00 - 09:00 - Breakfast

09:00 - 10:00 - Intros, Welcome & Company / Community Overview Irad (MapSir) North America Community Manager

10:00 - 10:15 - Break

10:15 - 11:15 - "Product Overview" [Routing, Search, Client, and More] Ron - Test Engineer

11:15 - 12:00 - WME Place Harmonizer - itzwolf

12:00 - 13:00 - Lunch

13:00 - 13:30 - Waze CCP Data Integration - HCPubworks / WestJacksonFD Q&A

13:30 - 14:00 - Address Resolution - ramblinwreck_81 & ggrane

14:00 - 14:30 - Rank and Roles - How to gain levels and how to lose them - driving79

14:30 - 14:45 - SER Central Repository - fjsawicki

14:45 - 15:00 - Break

15:00 - 15:45 - Difficult Turns (DT), Turn Override Instructions (TIO), WayFinders, Communications/Working together - XKSpeed

1545 - 17:00 - Q&A with Waze Staff and SER Leadership Team

17:00 - 18:00 - Mini MapRaid


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When must I register by? June 13th (but if you need a flight, then May 13th).

Where/how do I register? Link is above.

What rank is invited? Any/all ranks, from 1-6.

Where is it at? B Historic Hotel, Savannah, Savannah, GA

When is it? July 15, 2017

What typically happens at the event? Waze staff give presentations, info on upcoming things, etc....editors give presentations, usually a map raid of some sort, open Q&A, meeting fellow editors to put a face to the name, etc.

Will we be put in hotel rooms with strangers, or do we each get our own? You get your own room (1 king bed in a room), no sharing with strangers.

Can I bring a guest to stay in the hotel room with me? Yes, but they can't attend the actual meetup. Some are making a mini vacation out of it. Waze will only pay for the editor's airfare if flying. Meals are not provided to guests.

Is the meetup in the same hotel? IE, could my guest use my car during the day as I wouldn’t need it? Yes, same hotel.

Can I open all the bottles in the mini bar and not pay for them? ;) You will put your own credit card down for incidentals, so you would pay for them.

The event itself is on Saturday? Is the hotel night for Friday or Saturday? Waze will pay for one night, Friday or Saturday is your choice. Driving79/Jakflash must be advised which night. If you are paying for a second night, then Waze will pay for Friday night.

What are the beginning and end times? Normally it's a 8am-5 or 6pm type thing. We have not made the schedule yet.

We can also organize a dinner Friday evening somewhere in walking distance (that would be one meal you'd pay for). Your guests are welcome to this dinner.

Also if many are staying an extra night, we can see who wants to do something Sunday also (as in something non-waze fun).

How is driving reimbursed? Mail in original receipts for gas and tolls, we will give you more info, but hold on to those receipts!

Any idea on how many are expected? Max of 40 editors and 2 Waze staff.

Should I count on going, or is there a chance I get bumped for a higher level if it fills up? Count on going, it is first come first serve.

How do they reach out, there was no contact information to input? Driving79 and Jakflash are the main contact points.

Do I reserve my own room, or will Waze staff do that? No, Waze will handle reservations for Friday night or Saturday night that Waze is paying for. Driving79/Jakflash will handle reservations for the extra nights if wanted. Any extra nights will be your responsibility to pay.

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