Waze World Champs Meetup 2013

Oh what a weekend it was!

This past weekend, 30 veteran country and area managers from both Europe and South America convened in Prague, Czech Republic for a full day of Waze related presentations, discussion and QA.


Travelling from Waze HQ to attend the meetup were Co-Founders Ehud Shabtai and Amir Shinar as well as Head of Community and Support Chen Barshai. Also joining were community and product managers Ohad, Shirli, Ori and Adrian.

Presentations given by the Waze team included the topics of the map editor, community, social media and of course some things we have planned for the future.


Not to be outdone, the community planned some presentations of their own on issues ranging from what it's like to be a baby Wazer, gamification, search and improved tools for area management.

All in all it was a great weekend spent with a dedicated and passionate community of long time expert Wazers.


We'd also like to send a special shout out to Zirland for meeting participants at the airport and ensuring a soft landing in Prague with train tickets and SIM cards.


Check out our full photo gallery of the event.

The full list of Wazers in attendance included: (AUSTRIA) GPSRitter; (BELGIUM) steveningelbrecht; (BRAZIL) antigerme, scarlogarcia; (CHILE) meb001; (CZECH REPUBLIC) Zirland; (FRANCE) arbaot, bullshoot, milkyway35, pulsarxp, slicer; (HUNGARY) railcar, wroadd, zsezo; (ITALY) anto64, asterix06, fmondini, lopaolo69, Michelozzo; (NETHERLANDS) gerben, petervdveen; (SLOVAKIA) guri211, dragstor, foxitrot, shalafi; (SPAIN) Brshk1, Robindlc; (SWITZERLAND) argus-cronos; (UK) dmcconachie, kieranrawley.name-tags-template - czech - all


  1. There were many memorable moments, but I would also like to send special thanks to Zirland for all his help.

  2. Please check and repair the last paragraph: (SLOVAKIA) is not dragstor's home country, rather the (SERBIA).