The Borders of Neighborhoods (& Why It Matters)

Join us on August 12th for a night of borderland intrigue. Not only will we tackle the question dodging citizens for centuries -- where is my neighborhood! -- but we'll do it over drinks, food and good cheer.  Join us and follow the conversation at #geonyc for the latest updates.

OUR SPEAKERS

David Blackman (@blackmad) fell into the geo community when Google looked deep within his soul and assigned him to a random team based on the order in which he joined, which turned out to be Google Maps. Currently, he is the primary architect of the geo stack at Foursquare, most of which has been open sourced at twofishes.net and quattroshapes.com. He formerly did internet things as @whizziwig, but has recently become @blackmad.

Arun Chaudhary (@ArunChaud) is an artist working in politics and currently a partner at Revolution Messaging.  Chaudhary was the first Official White House Videographer, and a key member of  Barack Obama’s New Media team during the 2008 campaign. Arun will talk about how political strategists and politicians view borders, demographics and audiences in their pursuit of votes.

Frank Hebbert (@fkh) works at OpenPlans, building new tools for civic engagement in urban planning.  Frank will talk about whichhood.org a naive experiment in neighborhood mapping that asks participants to classify single locations, rather than drawing boundaries.

THE SCHEDULE

6:30PM: doors, beer, pizza, people, etc
7:00PM: presentations followed by Q&A
8:30PM: geo-celebrations

ETC
We'll also do a run through of the latest and greatest in the geo news as well as announce what's on the horizon.  If you have anything you'd like to add to the news or announcement please don't hesitate to contact us.  And you can always keep track of the conversation on twitter at #geonyc!!


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  • Muhammad

    I'm starting to feel that my schedule may not allow me to make it there, on time or at all. Would there be some uploads of the videos or slides of the presentations for those of us who may not make it there? That would be super helpful, I think. :)

    August 8, 2013

    • alyssa w.

      yes! we'll upload slides and videos in the week or so following.

      2 · August 8, 2013

    • Gordon

      Was sorry to miss it as well, crazy few days with a conference in town, but glad to hear there's a recording! Looking forward to that. Hope to see you all soon.

      August 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Loved this meetup. Great presentations at a good technical level. Inspiring and motivating overall.

    August 13, 2013

  • Nathan S.

    Really great presentations about neighborhoods - people really care about neighborhoods and there is a lot of really interesting work from many different angles happening right now around the topic.

    August 13, 2013

  • Yangbo D.

    Here are the proceedings from last evening: http://storify.com/yangbodu/geo...­. Feel free to share them widely. Many thanks to everyone for conversations and insights!

    2 · August 13, 2013

  • alyssa w.

    really impressed with the quality of speakers and the range of topics. think we could have an entire meetup just about neighborhoods! i know a lot of people came with their own neighborhood work. please feel free to share on the geonyc mailing list so we can all enjoy. thanks all!

    2 · August 13, 2013

  • Richard D.

    Very interesting presentations by knowledgeable professionals in front of a great group of people.

    1 · August 12, 2013

  • Sasha

    we are have some issues with a new release of production so cant make it :(

    1 · August 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The challenge is engaging a Bronx community in a new social/arts/education center.

    August 12, 2013

  • Nathan S.

    Looking forward to the Meetup tonight.

    Happy to announce the release of PediaCities neighborhood boundaries file (open source attribution license).

    http://nycdata.pediacities.com/...­

    I've collected more neighborhood boundary files here:
    http://nycdata.pediacities.com/...­

    Feel free to use!

    Big thanks to David Blackman for developing the ZetaShapes tool that made this work much easier.

    August 12, 2013

  • Steve

    Sorry I'm going to have to miss it. I'll be sure to check in with Frank and David afterward.

    August 12, 2013

  • Jackie L.

    I'm really bummed that I have to miss this but I am home sick - someone pls take my spot!

    August 12, 2013

  • Phillip u.

    Is it still possible to attend tonight? Thanks, Phillip Ulbrich

    August 12, 2013

    • alyssa w.

      there seems to be some spaces opening up, so yes -- feel fee to come if you can!

      August 12, 2013

  • Raz S.

    Great topic! aligns very nicely with our Livehoods project (http://livehoods.org/­). Looking forward to this meetup!

    1 · July 23, 2013

  • Jessie B.

    Sounds like a fun discussion but I'll be on a plane. Assuming you've seen this but just in case: http://bostonography.com/2012/c...­

    July 23, 2013

    • alyssa w.

      thanks jessie! we will miss you. in deed someone will have to cover your twitter contribution!

      July 23, 2013

  • Chris H.

    looking forward to this!

    1 · July 22, 2013

  • Martin B.

    According to one landlord, I live in "Lexington Heights"

    July 22, 2013

    • alyssa w.

      i live in bococa. which sounds too much like yiddish in my book.

      July 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great me too- thanks!

    July 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello, I'm coming from long island so I may be fifteen or so minutes late. Is that alright? If this is a prompt start time I wouldn't want to impose!

    July 17, 2013

    • alyssa w.

      we'll probably start presentations around 7pm but things will go on for a bit, so you're more than welcome to come a bit later. looking forward to meeting you!

      July 22, 2013

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