Welcome Laurel Ruma to Where 2.0

Where 2.0 2011 welcomes a new co-chair.

laurel rumaWhere 2.0, now entering its seventh year, will explore the mobile, location, social and mapping space at the Santa Clara Convention Center from April 19-21, 2011. The CFP for Where 2.0 2011 is open until Monday 10/25.

This year I’m welcoming a co-chair to the stage. Laurel Ruma, out of our Cambridge, Mass. office, is going to be working on the program and she’ll be on-site with me. She’s most recently been working in the Gov 2.0 area. In that role Laurel works with various groups, including Code for America, the Boston Urban Mechanics Office, and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, to brainstorm, provide updates of the Gov 2.0 ecosystem, and create a bridge between the technologist/developer and government communities. Laurel was also the co-editor of our book “Open Government.”

A lot of the innovation in location has been on the back of government support (GPS and TIGER data are examples). Laurel will bring her contacts and support to the Where program, and she’ll also be available to meet with companies on the east coast.

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