Women in georabble – first 3 speakers announced

We’re super excited to announce our first three speakers for the next Sydney Georabble – Women in Georabble!

  • Alex Young – 360 photos and videos are the web tiles of tomorrow
    Immersive 360° experiences that are geolocated and delivered over the web open up a whole new market for spatial information. Digital maps tiles are literally curling up and puffing out to fill our 3 favourite dimensions. The challenge until now has been making it easily accessible via the web-browser and across any device. That’s changed. Now anyone can create immersive experiences anywhere.
  • Ana Ouriques –  Volunteered Geographic Information and Crowdsourcing geospatial data
    The role and importance of citizens in crowd sourcing geographic information
  • Janelle Wallace – a call for help – using geo in a national take-back scheme for end of life mattresses.
    To help make recycling of mattresses available to more people in more locations and get these bulky items off the streets and out of landfill, I need help to map where we could aggregate mattresses, set up deconstruction facilities, and establish the most cost-effective logistics for returning recovered materials to downstream recyclers.

We’re still taking speaker submissions so if you have a topic you would like to share – send us an email with the proposed subject at sydney@georabble.org

Around 10% of us are women in the geo industries and the pay gap is widening*.

We’ve noted that the last couple of Sydney Georabble events have been male dominated  in the speaker submissions and talks, so this time we want to support, inspire and encourage women to present and put their voice out there!

Although we’re doing an all female line up, EVERYBODY is more than welcome to join us on the night, enjoy the free food (courtesy of Jacobs) and have a beer with us!

As always, GeoRabble is a free event, but we need you to register for catering purposes. So please register here or at our meetup page.




*data from the Australian Taxation office through http://www.the-glass-ceiling-index.org/


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