December 6 is the date you need to keep free, make sure the kids have a babysitter and be sure you have your Geo-wish list ready as it marks the 4th installment of GeoRabble in Perth. Why is this such an important event, well firstly:
1. It is Christmas time and I’m sure everyone wants to celebrate a little; and
2. GeoRabble goes national with consecutive GeoRabble Events to be held in Sydney (with Melbourne and Brisbane in the wings?).
The 4th installment is a celebration of all things spatial and what we want to achieve is to open the conversation to all participants (yep…an open mike night) to really get under the covers of what makes this industry tick. With consecutive Georabble events to be held around the country the tweet walls will be up so everyone can join in the conversation, link up with interesting ideas and sharing stories.
So, start thinking about what drives you to do what you do, how the world can embrace spatial better an importantly, what special Geo-present you want Father Christmas you bring you this year.
So, save the date, 6th of December 2012 as the GeoRabble is coming for you.
GeoRabble #3 Perth, 25 July, Belgian Beer Cafe
A very successful event attended by 80 people, of which half had not attended before. Several of the usual faces commented that they did not know quite a few people, so perhaps GeoRabble is succeeding in reaching out beyond the spatial nucleus. Tom Brownlie was the Master of Ceremony and reminded people of the rules of GeoRabble – including to celebrate all things spatial. Bringing the rabble together to quiet down and listen to the two speakers was easier than thought with the amount of chattering. David Brady gave us a interesting talk about fact and fiction using maps as the examples. Apparently there are lies/inconsistencies within the Asterix maps!
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Stimulating the geo minded people in Western Australia is not a hard thing. We are blessed with great weather, fantastic opportunities and a community that is strong and vibrant. One might say that there isn’t a geo-person who isn’t more than 1 or 2 links away from another geo person. In recent years a foreshadow has crept into the community where too often we hear comments stating it is the same people, the same technologies always presenting and promoting the industry.
GeoRabble aims to challenge that concept where like minded people (geo or other) can get together and celebrate the ideas, the innovations and yes even the ‘weird’ where corporations, brands are not the highlight of the show. It is perhaps with this last thought the reason why the inaugural GeoRabble for Perth sold out in record time.
Short, sharp interesting presentations is the name of the game for GeoRabble and the first Georabble (only a few days away now) has organised a great line-up of speakers.
- Maurits van der Vlugt (The origins of GeoRabble)
- Nicholas Flett (Imposing Order Onto Chaos – human beings perceiving a living world)
- John Roberts (Mapping Land Disturbance in Rangelands via Photogrammetry)
- Tom Brownlie (GIS is dead)
- Drew France (The Cholera Epidemic – A spatial review)
- Steve Snow (Looking at LiDAR)
GeoRabble Perth looks to be a fantastic night on the 8th of November (the Generous Squire, Perth) with a full house and food proudly put on by Gaia Resources we look forward to seeing you there.
p.s. There will be a door prize of a free ticket to the first GeoRabble Melbourne event scheduled for the 9th of November (you have to make your own way there). After all, we in Western Australia have never shied away from helping other states with their events. 🙂
More Info on GeoRabble can be found at: https://georabble.org/ If you are interested in speaking at the second GeoRabble Perth please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.