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GeoRabble Melbourne #1- Speaker Registration Now Open

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!

Final Round of Speakers Confirmed for GeoRabble #2

The GeoRabble crew are pleased to confirm the speakers for GeoRabble #2 on June 16th at the Shelbourne Hotel.

With an exciting and diverse range of geo stories we have:

  • Lew Short : Mega fires – what happens when it all goes bad
  • Lach McCabe : Using geo to reveal the story at the SMH
  • Jacqui Kennedy : In Their Honour – Mapping our Anzacs
  • Stewart Hay : Losing my religion – An introspective look at GIS
  • Anthony Baxter : Random Hacks of Kindness – disaster and crisis mapping
  • Cameron Shorter: Memoirs of a Cat Herder – Coordinating open source volunteers

Entry is free, but please register here.

Stayed tuned as we announce some more details and special activties in the coming days.

First Round of Speakers Confirmed!

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.

They are:

  • 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
Stayed tuned as we announce more speakers in the coming days and don’t forget to register here.

Impressions from a night out with the GeoRabble

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.

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