GeoRabble Perth #20 – The Debate Edition – GIS Day: Wednesday 15th November 2017

The Perth crew changed things up for GIS Day 2017 with GeoRabble Perth #20 – The Debate Edition.

The surprise for this one was that it was ‘everyone in’ – with full Rabble participation. After a few limbering ales to celebrate the Aussie win over Honduras in the World Cup Qualifier – MC Carly split us into a couple of teams to find out if:

Big Brother is really here?

Open Source beats Proprietary?

And Cloud trumps On-Premises?

It turns out we must have really enjoyed those drinks because we decided Big Brother still isn’t here yet, Proprietary really does beat Open Source, and On-Premises trumps Cloud!

Actually, it was all down to the quality of our teams and debate leaders of course. There were eloquent speeches that would have made Obama proud. Taking a lead from the world game – there were a few ‘own goals’ when we forgot which side we were on – especially when our MC had us switch sides at the last minute for the second debate. And there was, well, the Rabble.

A special thanks go out to MC Carly for keeping things (relatively) civil, special guest Rabbler – the Dark Spatial Lord – for being our resident disruptor, and to our Perth GeoRabble for getting into this one (and not running screaming from the bar).

A big thanks also goes to our sponsor of the night – NGIS – thank you for your support!

Maybe we’ll give this format another run sometime. Let us know if you’ve got a question you’d like the wisdom of GeoRabble to answer via or #georabbleper.

And stay tuned for news about our 21st GeoRabble Perth – coming early 2018.

In the meantime, if you’d like to get involved in GeoRabble organising, or would like to speak or sponsor, drop us a line through , or through twitter @georabble or #georabbleper.

GeoRabble Perth #20 – The Debate Edition

GeoRabble Perth #20 – The Debate Edition – GIS Day: Wednesday 15th November 2017

Want to do something a bit different for GIS Day this year?

Well join us for an alternative take on the usual GeoRabble format, and join your fellow geospatial peeps in a rousing ‘rabblin geo-debate on all things spatial!

We’re throwing the usual ‘Rabble format out the window and running with a special surprise format for this event – one which is sure to delight the senses and get your spatial tickers a-whirring!

For a sneak peak at some topics click here. Don’t be shy to jump in on some live pre-event online polling action.

If you’re a keen debater (or, dare we speculate, a team of debaters!) please get in touch at, as we are looking for some spatial instigators to help get things rumbling (or roaring!) along.”

Doors open 5:30pm, Debates kick-off from 6:00 pm
Universal Bar, 221 William St, Northbridge
Attendance is free, but for catering purposes please help our hosts by registering here

Follow @georabble on twitter or use the hashtag #georabbleper to join the conversation.

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This event brought to you by the Perth GeoRabble team and sponsored by our friends @ NGIS.