Brady Forrest

Brady Forrest is Chair for O'Reilly's Where 2.0 and co-Chairs Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco and NYC. Brady writes for O'Reilly Radar tracking changes in technology. He started Ignite, a geek event which has spread to over a hundred cities worldwide (including Seattle). Brady lives in Seattle, where he builds robots and cars for Burning Man and competes for Mayor of finer establishments. You can track his web travels at Truffle Honey or @brady. Recently, he has started blogging about Burning Man & desert fashion.

Makers and hackers: The Where Conference is looking for you

Visualizations, RFID installs and a Mini Maker Faire will be featured at Where 2012.

The 2012 Where Conference is looking for makers, hackers, developers and do-it-yourselfers who are working in the geolocation and mapping spaces.

Ignite at Google I/O

Attend Ignite Google I/O in person or watch it live online.

Ignite takes place at Google I/O on Tue. May 10 at 5 PM PDT in Room 11 at Moscone West. If you can't be there, you can watch live on the I/O Live site.

Announcing Android Open

The first Android Open conference will be held Oct. 9-11 in San Francisco.

This October, O'Reilly is launching Android Open, the first "big tent" Android-only conference. Our goal is to give all the Android players a place to become a community.

Geolocated images reveal a place's visual identity taps geolocation to create a unique mapping layer. uses Instagram's new API to create maps out of geolocated images. The resulting visualizations reveal a location's different sides.

A perfect dystopian storm: Interview with "Flash Mob Gone Wrong" speaker

At Ignite London 2, Tom Scott told the story of a "Flash Mob Gone
Wrong." It's struck a nerve and is gathering a lot of momentum on
Reddit, MetaFilter and Twitter. Scott explains why and how he created
the presentation in the following short interview.

Join us for Global Ignite Week: February 2011

Global Ignite Week returns for a second year.

Global Ignite Week returns Feb. 7-11, 2011. Last year, more than 600 Ignite talks were given in 67 cities on six continents. The bar is set even higher for round two.

Welcome Laurel Ruma to Where 2.0

Where 2.0 2011 welcomes a new co-chair.

Laurel Ruma and Brady Forest will co-chair Where 2.0 2011, running April 19-21, 2011 in Santa Clara, Calif.

Where 2.0 2011 call for proposals is open

A look at the topics, sessions and workshops planned for the next Where 2.0 conference.

Google and other companies are jockeying for position in the location space, which makes the next Where 2.0 particularly intriguing. Here's a look at the planned topics, sessions and workshops — and a reminder to get your proposals in before the Oct. 25 deadline.

The startups at the Expo Showcase

30 companies will vie for attention at the Web 2.0 Expo NY.

Startups are starved for attention, which is why this year's Web 2.0 Expo NY will feature a Startup Showcase. Take a look at the 30 companies selected to participate.

Opensource and Javascript: Polymaps Used To Make PrettyMaps

SimpleGeo, geo cloud services and data provider, and Stamen, creators of many beautiful data visualizations, have teamed up to release Polymaps. Polymaps is an opensource Javascript mapping framework. It's been on Github for a while, but they are finally announcing it. Out of the gate, Stamen has also launched a great example application, PrettyMaps, combining Natural Earth, OSM and…