For the second consecutive year, GeoRabble crew member Maurits van der Vlugt attended O’ Reilly’s 7th Where 2.0 Conference in California. As he mentioned last year, this conference is a Geo-Geek Walhalla. This is where you meet all the big mobile and neo-geography players, and learn about the ‘next big thing’. Continue reading Cool new apps from Where 2.0
We are excited to announce our first round of confirmed speakers for the 2nd GeoRabble event on June the 16th at the Shelbourne Hotel in the City.
- Lew Short (NSW Rural Fire Service) : Mega fires – what happens when it all goes bad
- Lach McCabe (Sydney Morning Herald) : Using geo to reveal the story – online mapping to tell the story of parking fines
- Jacqui Kennedy : In Their Honour – mapping our Anzacs as we approach the 100 year anniversary of World War One
After a near full house and lots of positive feed-back from our inaugural event on 16 March, we are proudly announcing the 2nd GeoRabble night for Thursday 16 June, from 6:30 PM at the Shelbourne Hotel (doors open 5:30 PM).
See you all on the 16th!
What happens when you get a few like minded people together, talk about an opportunity and do something about it?
Answer: Amazing things.
The GeoRabble call went out and the geo community responded with enthusiasm, laughter an open mind and the general consensus was a call for more. In a packed room on the 2nd floor of the Occidental Hotel during a downpour, the inaugural GeoRabble Meetup was held. The night was a celebration, a chance to make new friends, catch up with old ones and embrace the every expanding community of geo users.
Speakers, the fuel to the evening had dedicated their time, passion and energy to tell their stories of working with geo in all its form.
Here’s the list of our favourite and not so favourite examples of modern cartography, in no particular order…
1. Fox News (US)
Fox News in the US lives by the motto “We Report; You Decide”. Well, we have decided your attempt at Middle Eastern geography is a FAIL!
With more than a week to go, all the tickets for the first GeoRabble event on 16 March are now sold out. We are looking forward to a full house. If you managed to get a ticket: we’ll see you there. If you missed out: we’re sorry, but watch this space for the next event!
The GeoRabble Team
We are thrilled to announce that we’ve confirmed the first five speakers for our inaugural event on March 16th.
The talks will cover a diverse range of topics from citizen self-help in the Queensland Floods, via real-time bus tracking, images in space, and maps for the Facebook generation to the “Mr. Men” community.
It promises to be an entertaining line-up – so don’t forget to register, and we’ll see you on the 16th of March!
The first GeoRabble evening will be held on Wednesday 16 March 2011, in Sydney. It’s free, but you need to register at http://georabble.eventbrite.com/
We are looking for speakers who want to share something they’re passionate about, or just want to entertain. Anything with geo- or location in it.
More details on the evening, how to register or submit a presentation here.