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foursquare team + sense networks team + hotpotato team & more = location +30

  • Sep 8, 2009 · 7:00 PM
  • Drop.io World HQ

NYC is the
absolute epicenter of the location revolution, for our first meetup of the fall - we think about the long term implications of a revolution being actualized right now in our backyard... over beer and chips
we pause to consider the long-term look/feel/and implications of 'location'/'place'/etc. Dennis Crowley and Naveen Selvadurai of
Foursquare (the location based/game/platform) Greg Sibiski of
Sense Networks (big data + location analytics) and Justin Shaffer of
Hotpotato (currently stealth location startup) what will location mean in 30 years? how will we feel connected to/interact with physical landscapes? what will change/what won't change... always best to consult the revolutionaries
UPDATE Happy to announce that we will be joined by a few more of the key players in the location revolution for our discussion. Ted Morgan co-founder of
Skyhook Wireless Josh Rochlin, CEO of
Xtify Rob Lawson CMO of
Brightkite

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  • A former member
    A former member

    The founders who presented were bright, informed, passionate and fun. ALl did a nice job talking about the topic at hand without turning it into a pitch session for their company. Sam did a great job getting the discussion rolling on topics that for the most part were relevant and interesting.

    Only suggestion would be to work on the PA system:)

    September 9, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Showed the organic interest in location and the incredible enthusiasm for this space. Also showed how 250 people will sweat together for something they believe in.

    September 9, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was my first meeting. This was very interesting with lots to think about and a great discussion panel. I am looking forward to future meetings.

    September 9, 2009

  • benton y.

    it was exciting to have so many thought-leaders in the mobile Location world on the panel, not to mention the huge turnout of folks interested in this realm.

    September 9, 2009

  • mike t

    Several of the tech savvy panelists didn't understand the fundamentals of speaking: keep the mic near your mouth and speak above a mumble. Despite regular prompting. Perhaps in the future, a short primer would help. Maybe asking them to stand when they speak, so they project more. I left because half the conversation was inaudible.

    September 9, 2009

  • Steven L.

    Good topic! I wish the presenters had tried harder to speculate about the long-term Y+30 future though, rather than concentrate on just the next few years.

    When the panel ended the meetup turned into more general networking, which I like, but it also might be nice to spend more time discussing the project at hand. Perhaps we could split off into small-group discussions that were loosely moderated by panel members?

    The acoustics weren't great - I could hear fine where I was sitting, but I could tell people further in the back were having a lot of trouble hearing.

    September 9, 2009

  • Daniel G.

    As always, Sam from Dropio put together an amazing group of people to talk about important trends in the mindset of future use.

    September 8, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was interesting to directly see and hear from some of the most influential members of location technology. I particularly found their responses on how to handle data that affects "the bottom of the pyramid" intriguing.

    September 8, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome event, awesome people!

    September 8, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hard to hear the panel. The panel was awesome though!

    September 8, 2009

  • Jack P.

    It could have been a lot more interesting. The posted information about the presenters and their companies was sketchy. Five of the six presenters were inaudible. The audience questions were more interesting than the panelists'.

    September 8, 2009

  • Matt

    The topic was fantastic. The speakers were mediocre. The information was important, but the particular type of speakers were good only for the 20-something crowd. It is less important for the older crowd. I felt like the they missed the point on what they could have talked about and made important. For example, how does location 30 years from now affect the work force? What does location mean to things like medicine, farming, education. What does this mean for where people will move on a national or international level? Meeting people (which the subject matter was primarily about) is important to location, but I felt the ball was dropped on about 90% of the other possible topics dealing with location - many of them more important than social networking.

    September 8, 2009

  • Robert S.

    Couldn't hear anything unfortunately. The panel was great though.

    September 8, 2009

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