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Geo Flash Conference Announcement!

October 14th, 2016

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WE STILL HAVE SPOTS LEFT AS OF 11:31 MDT. JOIN US FOR A LIVELY DISCUSSION!

The Geo Flash Conference will be held TODAY:

October 14, 2016, at noon MDT

HOW TO JOIN: DM @PetersonGIS on twitter and if you are one of the first 20 to sign up I will send you a meeting link. 


WHAT: Join 20 of your fellow geospatial professionals for a 30 minute discussion including 3 or more short and informal talks.

PLATFORM: GoToMeeting. Supposedly you can now use GoToMeeting in-browser if you’re on Chrome. It used to be that you’d have to download the GoToMeeting software, and you still might, if the in-browser experience doesn’t work for you. Google Hangouts was not allowing enough people to join during my tests, so we had to go with GoToMeeting.

BE PART OF SOMETHING NEW: This is the very first time, to my knowledge that a “flash conference” has been held and for sure the very first time a “geo flash conference” has been held.

PROCEDURE: I will tweet at 11am on October 14 that a Geo Flash Conference is going to be held at noon. That allows one hour for the first 20 people to sign up. We will allow a maximum of 20 attendees but I am hoping that the fact that this is a very short-notice type of thing will keep our numbers small and conducive to conversation.

TODAY’S SPEAKERS: We’ll have Katie Kowalsky, Developer Advocate with Mapzen; Elliot Hartley, GIS Planner and Owner of Garsdale Design; and potentially two other speakers (possibly myself!).

TONE: Informal, spur-of-the-moment, geo learning opportunity. We will encourage conversations around the speaker’s topics. Attendees are not required to speak. If we have time left over we can have one or two speakers who weren’t scheduled.

MODERATOR: Gretchen will be keeping this on schedule and pertinent to geo.

LIMITATIONS: I must actually know you on twitter to join. If you aren’t on twitter and you know my email, you can use that to ask to join as well. If you don’t hear back, that means you weren’t one of the first 20.

 

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