Tag Archives: GeoRabblePer

GeoRabble Perth #5, A new year, A new Rabble.

Rabble - South Park
GeoRabble 5 – We hope there aren’t any pitchforks or burning torches

Exciting news! The Perth GeoRabble crew are busy preparing to host two GeoRabble events in the next two months. “WHAT?? They’re Crazy!” I hear you exclaim…. Challenge Accepted.

The first GeoRabble for 2013 kicks off on the 14th of March and the second is organised to coincide with Big Data Week (www.bigdataweek.com) on the 23rd of April. The formats for these GeoRabble events takes us back to a more traditional base with interesting speakers talking about what they find passionate in the Geo / Data world.
Announcing GeoRabble Perth #5  – Return to Yesteryear –
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Venue: Upstairs at the Leederville Hotel
Time: Door @ 5:30pm for a 6:00pm start of presentations
Speakers:
  • Mike Bradford
  • Tom Gardner
  • Charlie Gunningham
  • Jen Hogan
  • Someone from the Curtin University’s Sustainable Policy Unit
We’ve been holding back some excellent speakers from previous rabbles, as we’ve had a sojourn through a Panel, and an Open Mic night, but GeoRabble #5 is returning to the Rabble Roots of yesteryear.  A handful speakers, 10 mins each, usual rules.  If you’d like to speak (or sponsor at future events), and you’ll be in Perth for that evening, please contact perth@georabble.org or one of the organisers (See the Perth contact page) and we’d love to hear from you.
If you’d like tickets, click through to the Eventbrite Ticket Page.
Thanks to SSSI WA Region for sponsoring this event
HOLD THE DATE
GeoRabble Perth #6 – Big Data Big Ideas
Tuesday April 23, 2013
Venue: To be confirmed
Speakers: To be confirmed
Sponsor: To be confirmed

GeoRabble #4 Perth – A Riot Wrap

2012-12-06_18-20-25_189
Tom, praying to the Spatial Gods that someone will take the Microphone from him

rab·ble  /ˈrabəl/ (n) A mob, the masses, the common people

ri·ot  /ˈrīət/ (n) A disorderly crowd, a public disturbance, disorder, rebellion
We come to the final GeoRabble of 2012 or as we like to call it, the first Australian Rabble Riot. For the first time 3 GeoRabble events were held in the same week with Brisbane, Sydney and finally Perth leaving their best shows for the festive season.
In just over a year of rabbling, Western Australia has managed 4 successful rabbles with in excess of 300 attendees. More than 90 tickets were booked for GeoRabble 4 and those who attended were far from disappointed.
The Crowd warming up
The Crowd warming up

The upstairs bar at the Leederville Hotel was the home of GeoRabble for December 6th and an open floor brought the best out of the Rabble. Free flowing commentary on data, software, open-source, employment, data silos and hardware saw Santa’s wish-list grow ever longer. Chants of “Free the Data!” and “Open source is the only way!” could be heard in between support for an unnamed GIS software and a certain state government data initiative (oh, and lots of “Rabble, Rabble!”).

Nic, like a deer caught in the headlights
Nic, like a deer caught in the headlights

We’d like to thank this event’s sponsor Geoimage for the support, venue and pizza. The best organisers can’t predict where an unscripted open microphone event will head, but this one stayed interesting to the end. Beers finished, wine swilled, pizza demolished, GeoRabble 4 was a 5 star success.

Santa, I’d like more GeoRabble Perth in 2013 please, I’ve been really good boy/girl.

GeoRabble www.georabble.org happens in various locations around Australia, is free and open to anyone, but frequently sells out.  If you would like to talk at a future Perth GeoRabble event, please send and email with the title and a short description to perth@georabble.org.

Geoimage-Unique-Insight-log
This event’s sponsor – Geoimage