As a GeoGeek who’s also craft beer crazy this one is right up my alley – and likely yours too! The Denver Beer Co. is GPS tagging special cans of beer with secret locations for a beer photo challenge!
Yesterday was all about climate and climate change! A high profile event took place in D.C. yesterday to formally launch the Climate Data Initiative, an ambitious new effort bringing together extensive open government data and design competitions with commitments from the private and philanthropic sectors to develop data-driven planning and resilience tools for local communities. […]
From the White House blog: c. We will release more details on the event soon, but it will be an opportunity to highlight both the remarkable stories of Makers like Joey and commitments by leading organizations to help more students and entrepreneurs get involved in making things.
What would a developer conference be without a hackathon? WIP has teamed up with Samsung to produce the official hackathon of the Samsung Developer Conference.
This year at FOSS4G in Nottingham (that’s in the UK Sept 17-21) the team has planned a GeoHack event and has put out a call to geek, hacks, and developers to participate. From the org. team: We are putting the shout out to software and hardware hackers, graphic designers, innovative thinkers, story tellers, translators, well […]
There’s no doubt that the Colorado Geek and hacking community is second to none! The recent Hack4Colorado event that took place May 31, 2013 is a great example for anyone interested in hacking or planning a similar hackathon or hackfest… checkout this video from Hack4Colorado and if this doesn’t get you inspired to hack then […]
Recall that recently, Seattle-based LizardTech put out a call to the community for submissions of images that they captured or created of funky little lizard creatures, this part of their annual contest that takes place during ESRIUC week. After an initial call for image submissions via their facebook page the competition has now moved to […]
The Esri EDN team along with Digitalglobe have partnered up to offer a fun hackathon for GeoGeeks prior to ESRIUC. Andy Gup from Esri’s EDN team reminds us that this will be a great chance to try out the new ArcGIS Developer’s site features! So if hacking is your thing and your up to maybe […]
Find out how much water you could capture in a year– An innovative app from a fellow B.C GeoGeek, Mark Laudon @mapsRus can be found entered in the Apps4Ottawa OpenData Challenge competition. Simply put, the app uses a clever map UI (and some opendata) enabling users to calculate the amount of rain water that can […]
Nominations for the Open Source for America Awards closes on Friday, March 22 so you better get your nominations in people! Each year, Open Source for America recognizes individuals, projects, and deployments that support its mission to encourage free and open source software adoption in the U.S. government. Categories 1. Individual Award: a contributor who […]