Past Meetup

The Borders of Neighborhoods (& Why It Matters)

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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.


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 ( and ( 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 ( a naive experiment in neighborhood mapping that asks participants to classify single locations, rather than drawing boundaries.


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

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!!