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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Sponsored by Permuto and Mercury Project Solutions

See you on the 4th of April!


New Speaker for GeoRabble Perth #18 | The Spatial Fringe Edition

A new speaker has been added to the fray!

Join us next week in the ‘rabblin fray to ponder, muse & debate all things spatial (and maybe even meander into the not-so-spatial!). Leading us to the fringes of the spatial spectacular, we are excited to announce the following line-up of titillating talks:

Speakers:

  • Dhan Prabu – Maps with  a Twist
  • Suzanne Brown – Drainage and Liveable Communities
  • Tom Lynch – Turning Spatial Inside Out
  • Santino Vitale – What transpires – a start-up story

 

Date: Wednesday 22nd February 2017

Time: Doors open 5:30pm, Presentations from 6:00 pm

Location: Universal Bar, 221 William St, Northbridge

Format: A handful speakers, 10 minutes each, a room full of ‘rabblers, and the usual rules

Registration: Attendance is free, but for catering purposes we need you to register!

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

We can’t hold these events without the help of the greater Geocommunity! Please contact us if you’d like to be a part of sponsoring a future event or get involved in helping organise an event.

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

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GeoRabble Perth #18 | The Spatial Fringe Edition

We’re excited to kick off 2017 with a brand new spectacular GeoRabble!

Join us in the ‘rabblin fray to ponder, muse & debate all things spatial (and maybe even meander into the not-so-spatial!). Leading us to the fringes of the spatial spectacular, we are excited to announce the following line-up of titillating talks:

Speakers:

  • Dhan Prabu – Maps with  a Twist
  • Suzanne Brown – Drainage and Liveable Communities
  • More to be announced soon!


Date:
 Wednesday 22nd February 2017
Time: Doors open 5:30pm, Presentations from 6:00 pm
Location: Universal Bar, 221 William St, Northbridge
Format: A handful speakers, 10 minutes each, a room full of ‘rabblers, and the usual rules
Registration: Attendance is free, but for catering purposes we need you to register!

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

We can’t hold these events without the help of the greater Geocommunity! Please contact us if you’d like to be a part of sponsoring a future event or get involved in helping organise an event.

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

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Perth Christmas Cross-Community GeoSpatial Drinks

We would like to extend a warm & merry invite to join us for a very spatial end of year event in Perth, together with the geo-folks from Geogeeks & Geospatial Amateurs community groups.

No RSVP is required and the event is free to attend. Please feel free to forward, share or invite others who may be interested in coming along.

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We look forward to seeing you there!

With merriment & love,

–the Perth GeoRabble crew


Carl Steinitz GeoDesign Lecture, Sydney 30 November

All are welcome to attend a public lecture on Geodesign by Carl Steinitz on November 30th, 5:30-7:30, at the EY Building (Level 34), 200 George St, Sydney CBD.

The Geodesign process supports a systems-thinking approach to Sustainable Urban Development decision-making. Supported by GIS applications and visualisation tools, it is driven by information sharing and interaction between stakeholder groups.

Geodesign workshops facilitate stakeholders’ recognition of existing and potential information gaps, as well as the social, environmental, and political complexities of a given study area.

Carl Steinitz is Wiley Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning at Harvard Graduate School of Design. He will be sharing his insights and experience in pioneering the Geodesign process and holding workshops in different parts of the world.

Click here to view the event page and register, and here to view a previous lecture on Geodesign.

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Final speakers announced for Women in Georabble

We’re pleased and excited to announce our final line up of speakers for the next georabble – women in georabble on 10 November!

If you haven’t already registered, please head to eventbrite or meetup to let us know you’re coming!

Although we’re only having women take the stage, obviously all are welcome to attend for an awesome night of great talks, networking, free nibbles (courtesy of our sponsor – Jacobs) and beers!

Speakers

Alex Young (awe.media) 

  • 360 photos and videos are the web tiles of tomorrow

Claudia Nguyen  (AAM group)

  • Urban Design – a Spatial Perspective. A collaborative effort to building Smart Neighbourhoods. 

Janelle Wallace (Soft landing) 

  • a call for help – using geo in a national take-back scheme for end of life mattresses

Narelle Underwood (Surveyor General NSW)

  • Topic to be confirmed

Ana Ouriques (Ruppells Griffon)

  • The role and importance of citizens in crowdsourcing geographic information

Leah Figueroa (University of the Philippines in Diliman)

  • Analyzing a map of school facilities to help the government understand how to improve academic achievement

GeoRabble is a free event put on by volunteers who are passionate about the Spatial scene. We’re assisted by kind support from Jacobs.

 

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