The Baltimore Sun is hosting a free gathering for attendees of Investigative Reporters & Editors' CAR 2014 Baltimore conference and the Baltimore-D.C. journalism and technology communities at the end of the conference’s first full day.
This is a chance for conference goers to continue conversations begun earlier in a relaxed environment inside the Baltimore Orioles' renowned ballpark, and, for those not attending the conference, a chance to network with some of the computer-assisted reporting superstars who are.
While finding the meetup itself shouldn't be an issue — Dempsey's Brew Pub & Restaurant, just a couple Chris Davis home runs down Eutaw Street from the CAR 2014 Baltimore conference hotel, is inside Oriole Park at Camden Yards' thousand-foot-long B&O Warehouse and is marked with a three-story sign — guests will have the opportunity to help make Baltimore more navigable by participating in an organizing party for an OpenStreetMap geocoding event Sun Web producer Patrick Maynard is planning for July 12.
Sun staff members will also be on hand to talk about the work that goes into the newspaper's watchdog reporting and to answer questions about internship and job opportunities.
Dempsey's has reserved the far end of the bar (the close end if you enter from the Howard Street side instead of the Eutaw Street side) and adjacent tables for the meetup and will run drink and food specials including $3 house drafts, $4 house wines, $5 craft bottled beer, $2.99 sweet potato tots and $3.99 old bay fries through the official end of the event at 7:30 p.m.
For those commuting, the stadium area is served by several public transit lines: MARC commuter train's Camden Line (note: last return train leaves at 6:15 p.m.); MTA Light Rail's Camden Yards station; 19 MTA Local Bus routes; and the free Charm City Circulator bus' Orange and Purple routes.
Dempsey's will validate parking for guests' vehicles in the North Warehouse Lot, accessible from Howard Street. Bike parking rings are on the sidewalk on the Howard Street side of the restaurant.
The Sun is a CAR 2014 Baltimore sponsor. For details on the CAR 2014 Baltimore conference, visit https://ire.org/conferences/nicar-2014.