Southeast/Meetup 2019

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The Southeast Region will host a Waze meetup for SER editors to meet with each other.

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

Courtyard by Marriott Jacksonville Beach Oceanfront

1617 N. First Street
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Tel: +1 904-435-0300

Map and Directions

Conference room for our meeting:

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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.
A clickable link to the meetup on Live Map:


If you fly, Waze will pay for your airfare. Transportation to and from home / airport / hotel is not reimbursable. Jacksonville International Airport to Courtyard by Marriott Jacksonville is $70 by taxi, no shuttle is provided. Also Uber/Lyft available. 26 Miles From Jacksonville Int'l Airport to Courtyard by Marriott Jacksonville. Airlines serving Jacksonville are: Alaska, American Airlines, DELTA, Frontier, jetBlue, Silver Airways, Southwest Airlines, 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: On-site and off-site complementary parking is available.

April 13, 2019 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: TBD. Do not call hotel direct at this point.

Who: All Waze SER Map Editors of any level are invited.

Sign Up

[CLOSED Feb 7] Click Here to Register First come first serve. 40 attendees maximum, any over will be wait listed for cancellations.

Seats still available: 19

Current Wait-listed: 0



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

08:00 - 09:00 - Breakfast Buffett

09:00 - 09:15 - Welcome and Intros

09:15 - 09:30 - Community Overview and Stats

09:30 - 10:00 - Presentation - Determining cities - DCLemur

10:00 - 10:15 - Break

10:15 - 11:00 - Presentation - CCP/GEP - Driving79 and WestJacksonFD

11:00 - 11:45 - Presentation - SCM - Daliah (Waze Staff)

11:45 - 12:00 - Community Photo

12:00 - 13:00 - Lunch

13:00 - 13:30 - Q&A - Daliah (Waze Staff)

13:30 - 14:00 - Presentation - Crisis Team Update - Maiyan (Waze Staff)

14:00 - 15:00 - Presentation - Editor Product Team - Talya (Waze Staff)

15:00 - 15:15 - Break

15:15 - 17:00 - Mini MapRaid - SER Leadership will be walking around to provide guidance.


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When must I register by? HARD DEADLINE of Feb 7th. If you are not signed up by that date I will not be able to add you later (per waze).

Where/how do I register? Link is above.

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

Where is it at? Courtyard by Marriott Jacksonville Beach Oceanfront, Jacksonville Beach, Florida near Jacksonville.

When is it? April 13, 2018

What typically happens at the event? 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, 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 or itzwolf must be advised which night. If you are paying for a second night, then Waze will pay for Friday night. NOTE: Waze will cover a 2nd night ONLY IF the flight itinerary or driving distance is more than 4 hours drive and requires this.

What are the beginning and end times? Many of you are staying an extra night, we have put together a Saturday night dinner (you would pay for your own food though for this meal also. Guests are also welcome.

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.

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 itzwolf 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/itzwolf will handle reservations for the extra nights if wanted. Any extra nights will be your responsibility to pay.