Who’s interested in a weekend away with geo-friends?
We’re exploring the idea of a weekend away in Sydney for GeoRabblers.
We envisage a mixture of hands-on coding, technical workshops, presentations, and just generally hanging out by the campfire with like-minded people. It’ll be like a regular GeoRabble, only more.
We’re thinking of holding GeoRabble Camp in Autumn 2016 in Sydney somewhere. Camping will be optional – we’ll find a venue with beds and showers!
If you like the sound of GeoRabble Camp, head to this short survey and let us know.
GeoRabble Tas #4
GeoRabble Tas #4 is booked in for the 23rd of July, at the Republic Bar in North Hobart from 5 pm until around 7 pm. Another fantastic sponsor has emerged from the woodwork, the ACE CRC, which is awesome, and we’ve got four excellent presenters.
- Guy Williams, from the ACE CRC, talking about sea ice and drones
- Brett Muir, from CMAR, talking about the new boat (the big one)
- Ian Clarke, from UTAS, talking about working with a FLIR Photon 320 thermal infrared sensor
- Catriona Johnson, from CSIRO, talking about the ARGO program
See you there!
GeoRabble returns to Melbourne on Thursday 25th June 2015 at the Royal Melbourne Hotel, 629 Bourke St, Melbourne. Networking drinks 5:30pm. Presentations commence: 6:00pm followed by more networking.
Grab yourself a free ticket and enjoy the night with friends sharing geospatial ideas, free of sales pitches and hidden agendas! Each presentation is light, relevant to geo-something and only 10minutes long.
Registrations now open go to Eventbrite to grab your ticket!
We are calling for guest speakers – if you have a spatial idea that you would like to share with a group of like minded people, we want you! Contact the GeoRabble committee asap to express your interesting topic in 20 words or less, or email your idea to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will announce our speaker list soon
A very special thanks to our GeoAwesome sponsor Address Exchange without whom we couldn’t run this event and provide food to everyone.
- Helen Ensikat
- Grace Yun
- Cecilia Xia
- Eun-Jung Holden
- EK Gulland
- Andrew Hutchison
Date: 3rd June, 2015
Time: Doors open 5:30pm, Presentations from 6:00 pm
Location: Universal Bar, William St, Northbridge
Format: Standard Rabble- A handful speakers, 10 mins each, usual rules.
Registration: Attendance is free, but for catering purposes we need you to register!
We can’t hold these events without the help of the greater Geocommunity!
GeoRabble 12 was an eye-opening extravaganza of topics we’d all love to get involved in and many being accessible and happening right here in Perth.
Volunteering a weekend to join a similarly willing and dedicated team in problem solving and programming was a timely showcase from Zane Prickett and an invitation to join Unearthed. Now in its second year, Unearthed was held in Perth in late March and is being expanded to 4 events across Australia in 2015. The Unearthed hackathon was set up to promote start-up companies and entrepreneurial ideas in the mining sector solving technical problems with innovative new ideas.
Dr Ori Gudes showed some incredible (sometimes frightening) tales of health stories told through maps. His journey in mapping diseases, nutrition, health tracking and getting all the health facts onto maps to help inform patients, planners and health professionals alike.
Erik Champion talked about the incredible 3D theatre HIVE at Curtin University and the work he and his students are doing by creating fully-immersive digital version of places around the world from long-ago. Virtual reality, open source tools and data including LIDAR, 360° photography and a little archaeological knowledge are used to share history as it’s never been taught before.
This type of interactive game play and learning is now allowing us to take part and interact with historical ritual in original settings and gain a better understanding of our heritage.
Mathieu Savard, all the way from Canada, demonstrated the wonderful world of motion capture for gaming with a live demo with a motion sensor input device hooked up to a PC! His presentation showed us what can be done with a 3D model created in freely available software; and just what an engrossing and new experience we can create.
In the final presentation Steve Weiser showed us some of the drivers behind the Just Start IT program and how their 18 week high school program across some 30 schools in Perth is helping to instil business, life and technology skills in high school students. Steve demonstrated why it is so vitally important that we help to make this a generation of kids the new job creators in markets we haven’t seen or realised yet.
Georabble 13 promises even more for hungry Perth audiences with tickets for the June event becoming available soon.
- Krissie Auld (Office of the Environment and Heritage) – “Open OEH”
- Maurits van der Vlugt (Mercury Project Solutions)- “Mythbusters: what makes data Authoritative?”
- Warren Gardiner (Council of Social Services of NSW) – “An Open Data Journey from PDF to web maps”
- Francisco Urbina (Esri Australia) – “Location Intelligence in NSW”
- Paul Farrell (NGIS Australia)
- Damian Carroll (Airbus) – “An Open Access Imagery Licence – the NZ Experience”
Also, there will be a ‘StreetView guessing game’, with great prizes!
Remember: GeoRabble is free to attend, as is the Pizza, courtesy of Pitney Bowes, who are sponsoring this event!
Our first GeoRabble Sydney for 2015 is all systems go with registration coming in fast.
It is a great sign that the topic of Open GeoSpatial Data is something that resonates with many of us and impacts the work that we do.
Which why it is great that we have Krissie Auld from the Office of Environment and Heritage talking about ‘Open OEH’ and with OEH being such a huge generator and custodian of spatial data it will be great to hear about their efforts.
We are confirming more speakers but still have room for a few more, so if you have a story on the success, uses, failure, frustrations or just want to highlight your dramas with trying to get access to open geospatial data, this is the forum for you.
Submit your short description to email@example.com and remember that your presentation is limited to 10 minutes to make sure the heart of your message is delivered
If you just want to share your story on the use of geo in your day to day experience feel free to submit as well as we are always looking for fun, interesting and surprising geo related presentations
Looking forward to sharing a great night with you all.