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WebMapSocial Call for Presentations: Geo in the Cloud

From: Catherine B.
Sent on: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 9:21 AM
As of late, an increasing number of people in our community are interested in hosting geo apps/tech/data in the cloud.  1600+ member WebMapSocial Meetup Group in Silicon Valley intends to feature this timely topic at our next event.  We invite those of you who are familiar with the subject, either as providers or users of geo apps/tech/data in the cloud, submit a proposal to speak at our Tuesday November 16th event.  All are welcome to submit and attend.  The evening is always free.  Dinner and drinks are generously donated by Google and DICE.

Below is a little information for prospective presenters:


Typically 60 people attend any given event.  Attendees are highly-educated, tech-savvy developers, entrepreneurs, engineers, and programmers, plus a few other odds-and-ends-type people mixed-in for good company.  We do individual introductions at each event so you get a sense of exactly who is in your audience.  After your presentations there is time to network.  

Presentation Abstract

We would appreciate you providing us with a title and short description of your presentation and brief biographical information (organization and title can suffice for the latter).   This will be displayed on our website and best is under a few lines of text.  If you have a thumbnail picture or intriguing small graphic we may be able to include that as well.

Presentation Length

Each presentation is between 5 and 15 minutes (PowerPoint, live demo, or a combination) plus 5 minutes of Q&A with the group.  Sometimes discussion happens during the presentations.  We try to contain each segment to less than 20 minutes to make sure everyone has time to mingle and chat and so that we���re completely done by 9:00 pm. 

Tips on Presentation Subject-Matter

Ultimately there is leeway as to what you can present, however, members respond best to examples of how and when your technology is used in real life.  Try to tell us how your technology/research/app/website/widget relates to Web 2.0 and has to do with mapping, or social networking.  If you have an interesting story about how your company or organization came to be, please share that information.  If you have a feature that���s in beta and you���d like some feedback or would like to do some light R&D with the group, that���s fine too.  Most importantly, members are curious and intelligent and they want to see what makes your approach to your problem unique.  

Please contact organizer Catherine Burton at [address removed] or assistant organizer Alec Dara-Abrams at [address removed]

Thanks for your time,

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Catherine Burton | Owner / Manager, Endpoint Environmental, LLC | Organizer, WebMapSocial Meetup | Editor, BAAMA Journal |[masked]rd Ave., #2, San Francisco, CA., 94121 | (415)[masked] |

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