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GeoRabble Sydney is back for 2023!

GeoRabble on Digital Twins – Revolutionary, Overhyped, or Underwhelming?

GeoRabble Sydney is back on Thursday the 20th of April and we have an exciting theme! It will ask the question … Digital Twins – are they overhyped, underwhelming or revolutionary?

The term Digital Twin has become unavoidable in our professional lives. It is worthwhile to examine what it means for us, for the industry and the broader community.  

To get this discussion going join us at the Occidential Hotel Wynard where we will have two knowledgeable and entertaining speakers present their respective views of Digital Twins, so you can make up your own mind!

  • Andra Christie, Solutions Architect from Amazon and Member of the emerging Digital Twin Partnership has a deep technology skill set that is being focused on the challenges and benefits of digital twins across a broad range of industries.
  • Ben Somerville, Group Manager – GIS & Geospatial at John Holland. A well know member of the GeoRabble community who daily works with major infrastructure projects across Australia and their need for geospatial data and capabilities.

The speakers will present their views on Digital Twins, followed by a Q&A session. Rabblers will engage in a lively and open discussion with the speakers and afterwards over drinks and pizza.

GeoRabble Sydney: Xmas event


As it’s getting to the end of 2019, we look forward to seeing you, reflect back on the year, plan for your next move and of course have fun!

We’ll be waiting for you at Harpoon Harry on the 28/11 at 6pm for a night of networking!

As a Xmas tradition, we’ll hear from the founders about what this meetup was for them and what it brought them.

We’re also lucky to get a snapshot of the GIS job market thanks to Peter Landis from 360HR: what the skills on demand and where the jobs are.

Finally, we’ll have an open mic session for job offers and job hunt.

Ticket registration:



Drinks and the delicious pub food can be purchased at the bar.

GeoRabble Sydney 30-05-19, More than Spatial…

Next Event in Sydney locked in!

We’re still calling out for sponsors for our next few events!

As always we’ll organise pizza in a laid back atmosphere to network and discover a few things. This night is planned for topics coexisting around the geoworld!

We’re more than maps guys/gals, we know it, but what about the rest of the world? This event is the first one which will touch upon the other skills we developed throughout our careers.

Join us to hear from the presentation and communication wizards, the camaleons of our world who transitioned between various roles in the past, crossing the bridges between technical, business or sales! They’ll share their journey and insights on what it took them to get where they are today.

It will be a fun night in Sydney about More than Spatial on the 30th of May at the Occidental! And Vivid Sydney makes it the perfect occasion to come and stay for a bit in the city!


Speakers announced:

John Civijovski will share with us his experience dealing with thousands of app users over the last 7 years.

Chris Kondo will tell his journey as an accidental geospatial software engineer, cruising the bridge from a pure non-geo software engineer, what he’s learnt and how it is influencing his future projects.

Stella Blake-Kelly will share her experience nagivating a spatial nomad career, quitting her job to become a freelancer!

Kerry Harkness will share her consultant insights on the art of selling yourself! Whether it’s via a CV or to convince a company or client, it’s an essential skill for all of us.

Contact us on info@georabble.org to add your title and abstract of your presentation around the other non-technical skills or knowledge essential to succeed in our trade.

Register on Meetup or Eventbrite 🙂

See you soon!

This event brought to you by the Sydney GeoRabble team and sponsored by our friends @ Mercury Project Solutions

#spatial #georabble #sydney #morethangeo

Final speakers announced for Women in Georabble

We’re pleased and excited to announce our final line up of speakers for the next georabble – women in georabble on 10 November!

If you haven’t already registered, please head to eventbrite or meetup to let us know you’re coming!

Although we’re only having women take the stage, obviously all are welcome to attend for an awesome night of great talks, networking, free nibbles (courtesy of our sponsor – Jacobs) and beers!


Alex Young (awe.media) 

  • 360 photos and videos are the web tiles of tomorrow

Claudia Nguyen  (AAM group)

  • Urban Design – a Spatial Perspective. A collaborative effort to building Smart Neighbourhoods. 

Presentation: 20161110_CNguyen_georabble

Janelle Wallace (Soft landing) 

  • a call for help – using geo in a national take-back scheme for end of life mattresses

Presentation: SLPSS GeoRabble presentation 2016-11-10

Narelle Underwood (Surveyor General NSW)

  • Topic to be confirmed

Ana Ouriques (Ruppells Griffon)

  • The role and importance of citizens in crowdsourcing geographic information

Leah Figueroa (University of the Philippines in Diliman)

  • Analyzing a map of school facilities to help the government understand how to improve academic achievement

PresentationGeoRabble Figueroa 2016_11_21

GeoRabble is a free event put on by volunteers who are passionate about the Spatial scene. We’re assisted by kind support from Jacobs.



GeoRabble Sydney: Xmas drinks & Open Mike

“What Geo-Gift I want Santa to bring me this year”

Join us for GeoRabble Christmas Drinks on Thursday 6 December, at the Occidental Hotel in Sydney. (5:30 for a 6PM start, please RSVP so we can plan catering)

Co-hosts for the evening are the NSW Government 2.0 Community of Practice, and with them, we are proud to introduce our first ever international speaker Julian Carver from New Zealand, who will talk on: “A City to Rebuild – how spatial data sharing is supporting the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery”.

Julian is one of New Zealand’s most respected OpenGov and Opendata specialists. In 2011, Julian worked with the Data and Information Reuse Secretariat to design the Open and Transparent Government Declaration. He is a spokesperson to government for Open NZ (an organisation representing the open data community) and has chaired conferences including Open Government (June 2010), Smart Government (March 2011), and Web Oriented Government (October 2011).

From April 2011 – June 2012 Julian led the establishment of information services at the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA), as acting Chief Information Officer. He then went on to lead GIS, data, and digital communications for the Christchurch Central Development Unit, for the launch of the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan.

Other than Julian’s, there will be no formal presentations this time. Instead we will have an open mike, and invite Rabblers to talk for 2 minutes about what Geo-Gift they’d like Santa to bring them this year. Other than that, it will be the usual mix of celebrating all things geo, networking and having a good time!

And in another GeoRabble first, we have a parallel event run the same evening by our friends from GeoRabble Perth

As usual, this is a free event, including free pizza (courtesy of OMNILINK). Places are limited, so do register here, or join our MeetUp Group to avoid missing out!

Sponsored by Omnilink

GeoRabble Perth & Sydney! – Have we started a GeoRiot or is it just GeoAwesomeness?

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.

Announcing GeoRabble Sydney #5, and Call for Speakers

Join us for the fifth Sydney GeoRabble, with great (short!) talks, cool people and a few drinks. And: we’re bringing back the free pizza!

When: Thursday 23 August 2012

Where: Occidental Hotel, 43 York St, Sydney.

Doors open 5:30 PM, talks start 6PM. Please join our Meetup  Group, or RSVP here, so we can plan catering.

We will be announcing speakers soon.

If you would like to talk, send an email with the title and short description to sydney@georabble.org. Talks are limited to 10 minutes.