Great Prizes to be Won: #GeoTreasure Hunt @Locate17

Coming to the Locate17 GeoRabble this Tuesday? Why not roam the Market Day Exhibition Floor, post an interesting picture on Twitter (using the hashtag #GeoTreasure), and be in the running for some great prizes! The first prize is two tickets to Wednesday’s APSEA awards gala dinner (valued at $380), and the runner-up will win a year’s subscription to Position Magazine (valued at $76).

Details below. Happy hunting everyone!

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Announcing Speakers for GeoRabble @Locate17

We are delighted to announce the speaker line-up for GeoRabble @Locate17, Tuesday 4 April from 4PM (sharp!) at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Our speakers are:

Toby Bellwood (Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet) How to win friends* and influence people** using NationalMap
Ana Ouriques (Rüppells Griffon) The next-generation of mapping apps
Daniel Kruimel (AAM) Optimizing 3D Models for Web Visualisation
Steven Ramage (Group on Earth Observations) Things I see travelling the world and relevance for geospatial professionals
Denise McKenzie (OGC) Ramani Huria: Community Mapping for Flood Resilience and Development

Also, there will be:

  • A conference exhibition ‘treasure hunt’, with great prizes, Intermediaincluding free tickets to the APSEA Awards Gala Dinner, and an annual subscription to Position Magazine (courtesy of Intermedia);
  • A ‘Hard Chat‘ session, in which geo-CEO’s answer awkward questions;

Attendance is free (thanks to our sponsors: Permuto and Mercury Project Solutions) as always, but we do need you to register here, or here.

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GeoRabble Perth #18 gets into the swing of fringe

On the back of local Fringeworld action in Perth in February, Perth’s geo-community and new friends got together for the first time in 2017 for Georabble Perth #18 – The Fringe Edition.

After local regular MC Nick Flett @mapguy83 recapped our rules of engagement – Dhan Prabu kicked-off the night by exploring Perth beers, BBQs and a bizzilion other curiosities with ‘Maps with a Twist’.

Next-up, Suzanne Browne from a certain local water utility (see what I did there) asked us to re-think Perth’s drainage reserves as usable space. Suzanne shared some great examples of ‘re-greening’ what were formerly a bunch of wet holes in in the ground. Like all great things – so obvious!

For a change of pace – Tom Lynch from our generous sponsor for the night, Amristar – turned spatial (and our heads) inside out. Tom brought us a whole new vocabulary with #eventsourcing and #eventingestion. A bunch of new tricks to squeeze more out of big(ish) data.

And to wrap things-up for the night, newcomer to Georabble, Santino (not the Godfather guy) Vitale shared his start-up journey with ‘What Transpired’. It turns out plants are not just for decoration – they make great chemical samplers if you know how to read them.

That’s a wrap for Georabbleper #18.

We can’t hold these events without the help of the greater Geocommunity! Please contact us if you’ve got a story to share over a few beers, or can help us pay for those beers and a bite to eat, or can help this rabble get itself organised!

This event brought was you by the Perth GeoRabble team and proudly sponsored by Amristar.

Stay tuned via #georabbleper for news about our next event coming up soon.

Announcing & Call for Speakers: GeoRabble @ Locate17/ISDE, Sydney April 4th

locate-logoThe next GeoRabble Sydney will be on April 4th, in collaboration with the Locate17/ISDE 
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In a number of GeoRabble firsts, there will be:

  • A conference exhibition ‘treasure hunt’, with great prizes;
  • A ‘Hard Chat‘ session, in which geo-CEO’s answer awkward questions; and
  • Following the success of last November’s Women in GeoRabble, we will use a ‘blind submission’ process to select the talks, so we can get speakers from all walks of life!

isde-logoWe are indeed looking for speakers, so if you have an idea for a 10-minute talk (in line with the GeoRabble rules), please send a title and short description to sydney@georabble.org.

Details of the event:

Before 4PM, the Rabble will also have free entry to the exhibition area during the ‘Market Day’. You can visit the exhibitors, and hunt for treasure!

Let us know if you have an idea for a talk!

Attendance is free (thanks to our sponsors: Permuto and Mercury Project Solutions) as always, but we do need you to register here, or here.

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See you on the 4th of April!