Last night was the GeoRabble Sydney Xmas drinks, with around 50 local rabblers converging on the Occidental Hotel to celebrate the year’s end.
Many thanks to all who came along, and to EBR Recruitment for sponsoring the drinks!
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Some random phone snapshots taken on the night.
Celebrate the start of the Xmas season with GeoRabble Sydney Christmas drinks!
We’ll be meeting at the Occidental Hotel (near Wynyard Station) at 6pm on Thursday 1st December.
This is purely a social event, so there won’t be any presentations – just networking with fellow geo-geeks, and chatting about maps, beers and datums.
Stay tuned for more details…
After three successful outings in Sydney, GeoRabble has got its wings on and is visiting Perth for one night in November. A strong line up of speakers have been arranged for the first GeoRabble Perth, and anyone who has anything to do with GeoTech, GeoDev, GeoBusiness, GeoTrends, GeoFutures, GeoPasts – you name it, as long as you’re passionate and want to share your challenges, triumphs, frustrations and pride in the work that you do should attend!
- Date: Tuesday 8 November, 2011
- Time: Doors open 5.30pm, talks from 6.30pm
397 Murray Street, Shafto Lane
Perth, Western Australia
Speaker & registration details here.
Join us in Melbourne for an evening to share geo-ideas, full of fun, and free of sales-pitches.
Date: Thursday 9 November, 2011
Time: Doors open 5.30pm, talks from 6.30pm
Location: Upstairs at the Lanai Bar, CQMelbourne, 113 Queen St, Melbourne.
Format: A series of short (10 minute) talks, followed by discussion/networking
Thanks to our Sponsors attendance is FREE but we need you to REGISTER HERE and attend GeoRabble be eligible to win a Free iPAD donated by GIS Recruitment.
Welcome by Francisco Urbina, of GeoRabble Sydney and handover to our Melbourne RabbleMaster, Sally Waller
Presenters (order may change):
Stewart Hay: “Losing My Religion”
- Them’s fightin’ words….a look at where GIS fits as an “industry’.
Claudia Aberl : “To 3D or not to 3D, that is the question – what is all the 3D craze about?”
- 3D modelling – Review of the 3D Models available – what’s good, what’s bad and what’s reality! The presentation will explore some examples of 3D models (Geelong, Melbourne, Frankston, Ballarat) created using different GIS 3D packages Where is the line between GIS reality (accuracy and reliability) and model (facades and texture) become blurred – what’s all the craze about?
Rohan Fernando (Google). Google Earth Builder: Under the Hood
- Bring your spanners, grease-monkeys, we’re going in. So what’s really under there, Vern?
Milos Pelikan:. “A journey in perception and representation”
- A cooks tour at how representation influences what we think is possible.
Andrew Wise: “Uh oh. Where did the rest of my road go?”
- Valuable time is lost when an emergency vehicles enter from the wrong end of a discontinous road and have to double back. Andrew does some clever tecky network analysis on Vicmap Transport in SQL and finds incredible numbers of blocked-roads across Victori
Martin von Wyss, GISP: “Melbourne Meetup Map Feelup”
We all have an uncle in the emergency services who has claimed that “a printed map with a bullet through it will serve a soldier better than an electronic device with a bullet through it.” And we have probably all insisted at one time that interactive web mapping applications are great because they let the user choose the colours that are prettiest. Let’s put tired clichés and absurd arguments aside and begin the healing by conceding that the digital and analogue worlds can work together nicely. And since we’re all in the same room, let’s look at some cool examples!
Agile speaker or passionate Geo-Geek? Today, we’re opening speaker registrations for GeoRabble Melbourne #1 , from 5.30 pm on Wednesday, 9th of November (Precise venue yet TBD but it will be a pub in a convenient CBD location)
If you have something interesting to share with your fellow Geo-tragics, and want to present, demo, sing or otherwise for 10 minutes, please let us know.
Send an email to Melbourne@georabble.org with your name, presentation title and a short description. You can also get our attention on Twitter via @georabble or using the #GeoRabbleMelb hashtag, join us at the online GeoRabble Melbourne Meetup Group or the Facebook GeoRabble group
This first GeoRabble has a crazy short planning period to beat the the Xmas rush, so there will be a very short review period.
We’ll announce the speaker line-up very soon!
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/
Come join us for at the Occidental Hotel for an evening of geo-fun and networking.
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.