Schedule: Keynote sessions

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Yerba Buena Salon 9
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Charlene Li (Altimeter Group)
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(2.00, 2 ratings)
Our personal devices provide endless streams of data set in context of who we are, where we are, who we know, and what we do. But what can we realistically expect the future to look like, and how soon will it be before it gets here? Read more.
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Eric Gundersen (MapBox)
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(3.00, 1 rating)
Open source tools let you design fast and beautiful interactive maps using your own data and share them on the web and mobile. This keynote will be a walk through showing how to use TileMill, and how it integrates with the web. Eric will take you from a spreadsheet to a custom designed map and then share it from a cloud map hosting service using embeddable widgets and the MapBox API. Read more.
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Yerba Buena Salon 9
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Bern Szukalski (Esri), Jeff Archer (Esri, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
There's a whole lot of spatial data out there. It's in your databases, in your spreadsheets, and streaming in from the great devices in all of our pockets. Getting the data isn't so much of a problem these days, but organizing it and sharing it across many applications is still a challenge. Read more.
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Bruce Daniel (Cartifact)
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(3.00, 1 rating)
As online maps move from raster based tilesets to vector data, they can naturally alter the presentation and display of information according to the user’s digital device, actions and environment. This talk, replete with visuals, explores how maps can embrace the concepts of Responsive Design without rearranging geography! Read more.
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Paul Rademacher (Tasty Labs)
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You see satellite imagery on Google Maps all the time, but how often do you stop to admire the amazing structures, patterns, and colors of our planet? Stratocam is a new web app, described as "Hot-or-Not for maps," that lets you discover and vote on the best satellite imagery around the world, and take your own snapshots of the planet for others to see. Read more.
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Toby Boudreaux (Control Group)
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(1.00, 1 rating)
If you notice a black box hidden behind a plant while you're here, don't be alarmed. We're capturing Media Access Control (MAC) addresses to track location and flow patterns of Where Conference attendees. This keynote will explain exactly what we're doing and how, data privacy precautions, as well as visualization and open data use cases. Read more.
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Josh Williams (Facebook)
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A fast-paced look at the increasingly dense world of location-based content and the opportunities that await the next generation of developers creating location-aware services. Read more.
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We all love maps, because maps are great. That's why we're here, right? But it turns out that sometimes maps aren't the right answer when it comes to visually presenting data with a spatial component. Noah Iliinsky will discuss why, and how to figure out when to *not* map your data. Read more.
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Mathew Lippincott (Public Laboratory for Open Technology & Science), Stewart Long (Public Laboratory for Open Technology & Science)
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Balloons are a central tool in the Public Laboratory mapping kit. Mathew Lippincott will demonstrate a camera-bearing helium balloon that is small enough to fly without prior FAA clearance to altitudes up to 4000 ft. It is an approachable, inexpensive way for civic organizations to document their events and environments. Read more.
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Yerba Buena Salon 9
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Scott Kveton (Urban Airship, Inc.)
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Today’s smartest brand marketers get the importance of speaking to people on their own terms. The ideal cocktail of location-based messaging includes a dash of permission and a strong dose of context to turn a one-way push message into a two-way dialogue. We’ll dig into the pieces that will take mobile messaging into new dimensions. Read more.
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Yerba Buena Salon 9
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Ben Milne (Dwolla)
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(5.00, 1 rating)
Dwolla's architecture, technologies, accessibility and even its price point, serve as the foundation for what the startup believes to the payment network of the 21st century. Ben Milne, founder and builder at Dwolla, will elaborate on how new advancements, like location-based technologies, are helping pave the way a chance at ubiquity. Read more.
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Leah Busque (TaskRabbit)
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(2.00, 1 rating)
Think back 10 to 15 years ago, there was probably a kid in your neighborhood that you could pay a couple bucks to wash your car or mow your lawn. We've lost that sense of community over the years because the age of the internet has siloed us. With the social networking in full force, that is changing. Read more.
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Thomas Goetz (Wired Magazine)
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(3.00, 1 rating)
This talk will explore the legacy of infectious disease on our perceptions of geography and space. It will distinguish between the "fast maps" that came with outbreaks, and the "slow maps" that emerged as entire nations tried to outrun a ferocious killer like TB. And it will connect these fast and slow maps to our contemporary quest to eliminate infectious disease altogether. Read more.
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Yerba Buena Salon 9
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Jer Thorp (The New York Times)
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Jer Thorp, Data Artist in Residence, The New York Times. Read more.
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Yerba Buena Salon 9
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Hear a 1-minute pitch from one of the three Startup Showcase winners. Read more.
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Leila Janah (Samasource)
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(5.00, 1 rating)
What if recent high school and university graduates in rural Kenya were able to work for Fortune 500 companies here in the U.S.? The internet is changing the face of the global workforce. For the first time in human history, we can tap the brainpower at the bottom of the economic pyramid and access a motivated, trained workforce in poor communities around the world. Read more.
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Yerba Buena Salon 9
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Yerba Buena Salon 9
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Amber Case (Geoloqi)
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Case will be discussing the next generation of location, invisible interface design, wearable computing, interoperability and mobility. Read more.
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Will Wright (Stupid Fun Club)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Our conception of modern interactive games has typically been as fantasy escapism. These are worlds we go into to get a break from our normal, everyday lives. In these microcosms we can be a wizard, a space marine or rule a simulated kingdom. But what if games took a different perspective? Read more.
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Yerba Buena Salon 9
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Adam Greenfield (Urbanscale)
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The very simplest and most basic fruit of contemporary locational technology — a map that shows a user just where they are on it — also has the most profound implications for our understanding of the relationship between self and place. Yet the consequences of this turn for our conception of the world and our place in it is virtually uncommented upon. This keynote presentation aims to fix that. Read more.
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Yerba Buena Salon 9
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Mary Ann de Lares Norris (Oblong Industries, Inc.)
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We’re all seeking greater insights from the mountains of data that surround us. At Oblong, we believe space is the key to unlocking the next-generation of computing and “cracking the code” of data overload. Read more.
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Yerba Buena Salon 9
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Perry Evans (Closely, Inc.)
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Keynote by Perry Evans, CEO at Closely, Inc. Read more.
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Yerba Buena Salon 9
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Robert Munro (Idibon)
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At some point in 2010 the balance tipped over: the majority of the world's online information is now non-English unstructured data. This talk will explore how space and direction are expressed differently in some of the 5,000 languages in the connected world; how this can influence people's perception of space; and the implications for location-based technology and services. Read more.
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Yerba Buena Salon 9
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Adel Youssef (Wireless Stars Inc.)
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The current events in the Middle East and North Africa have shone a spotlight on how activists and ordinary citizens are using social media to organize for social change. This talk will focus on how LBS have been part of this change. The speaker will share real-life use cases where activists used LBS to save lives, and organize efforts to harness the power of the community for country development. Read more.
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Yerba Buena Salon 9
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Javier de la Torre (Vizzuality)
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Keynote by Javier de la Torre, Director at Vizzuality. Read more.
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Yerba Buena Salon 9
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Brian McClendon (Google)
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Google is working on improving map data around the world using many avenues. Traditional cartographic, indoor, 3D, and even temporal components are all part of the equation but there is far to go before the virtual world matches the real one. Read more.
  • Esri
  • AT&T Interactive
  • Google
  • Nokia, Location & Commerce
  • Facebook
  • Bing
  • Control Group
  • Localeze
  • MyCityWay
  • Socrata
  • Urban Airship
  • MapQuest

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