Southeast/Meetup 2018 Discussion History

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

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

One Ocean Resort and Spa

1 Ocean Blvd
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
Tel: +1 904-249-7402

Video of One Ocean Resort and Spa

One Ocean Resort and Spa

Map and Directions


Conference room 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.,-81.39549&at_req=0&at_text=Now&navigate=yes
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 One Ocean is $23 each way by Super Shuttle shared ride, $65 by taxi. Also Uber/Lyft available and other shuttles. 25 Miles From Jacksonville Int'l Airport to One Ocean. This link will give you some more information: . 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: VALET FEE │$29 PLUS TAX per night. Waze will pay for it if charged to your room ONLY if you did NOT fly. If you rent a car at the airport, you will pay for parking at the hotel. Tell valet to charge to your room.

May 26, 2018 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: Not Yet Available.

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: 6

Current Wait-listed: 0



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 Daliah, North America Community Manager


10:00 - 10:15 - Break


10:15 - 12:00 - Waze Map Editor (WME) Chen


12:00 - 13:00 - Lunch


13:00 - 14:00 - Community Presentation


14:00 - 14:45 - Community Presentation


14:45 - 15:00 - Break


1500 - 16:00 - Q&A with Waze Staff and SER Leadership Team


16:00 - 18:00 - Mini MapRaid



When must I register by? April 25th (but if you need a flight, then March 25th).

Where/how do I register? Link is above.

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

Where is it at? One Ocean Resort and Spa, Atlantic Beach, Florida near Jacksonville.

When is it? May 26, 2018 - Memorial Day Weekend

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, 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. SER leadership would not be at this dinner. They will be attending a separate meeting with Waze staff. Also if many are staying an extra night, we will put together a Saturday night dinner (you would pay for your own food though for this meal also. Guests are also welcome).

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 served.

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.