GeoRabble Perth #18 gets into the swing of fringePosted: 13/03/2017
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.
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Stay tuned via #georabbleper for news about our next event coming up soon.