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.

Base Map 2.0: What Does the Head of the US Census Say to Open Street Map?

Base Map 2.0: What Does the Head of the US Census Say to Open Street Map?

Ian White, the CEO of Urban Mapping, makes his living collecting and selling geo data. For next week’s Where 2.0 has put together a panel of government mapping agencies (the UK’s Ordnance Survey and the US’s Census Department) and community-built mapping projects (Open Street Map and Waze). Crowdsourced projects like Waze and Open Street Map have forced civic agencies to reconsider their licensing.

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Web 2.0 Expo NYC CFP is Open Plus Webcast For Submission Tips This Week

The Web 2.0 Expo is returning to NYC this fall for a third year. The Call For Proposals (CFP) opens today and will remain so until 4/12/10. We are accepting talk proposals aimed at developers, designers, marketers and business folks. We are looking for Sarah Milstein and I will be returning as co-Chairs. After the CFP closes we will…

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Launchpad SF Submissions Are Open Until 3/31

Startups! The Web 2.0 Expo is in two months. We want to highlight your work. Each year we put five of you onstage in a Launchpad session. The deadline for submitting your company is 3/31. The criteria is below. Entrants do not need to launch their company or a major product/service to qualify. All proposals will be reviewed before…

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SkyHook and SimpleGeo Present SpotRank, Now You Can Always Find Where The People Are

In an under-appreciated announcement Skyhook Wireless released a huge set of location trend data. SpotRank, as the data is called, shares out ranking trends for locations around the world. The maps above show the SpotRanks of those locations. Skyhook has been collecting look-ups for the past five years. CEO Ted Morgan shared these stats "We average about 300 million…

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GIW Day Five: We End with Lansing and Boulder

Introduction to Hyperbolic Geometry by Amber Case | Ignite Portland 8View more presentations from Amber Case at Ignite Portland 8. Today is the last day of Global Ignite Week. We are still pulling together the number of speakers and attendees, but with over 60 Ignites in one week we know it was a lot. The videos are starting to roll,…

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GIW Day Four: Bangalore, Boston, Jakarta, NYC, and Seattle

The fourth day of Global Ignite Week is the strongest. There are 31 Ignites happening today around the world. I'll be hosting Ignite Seattle tonight. We have already posed the first videos from Global Ignite Week. First up is an Ignite talk on the creation of OK Go's latest video featuring a Rube Goldberg machine. It's done Adam Sadowsky,…

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GIW Day Three: Bangkok, Beijing, Brussels, Budapest, Dallas, Toronto, Cincinnatti, Raleigh and PDX

There are 13 Ignites happening on 3/3 (the daily total will peak on Thursday with >30 Ignites). The very first one starts soon in Bangkok at 6AM EST (for those of us in the US). Yesterday, I attended Ignite SMX in Santa Clara . Matt Cutts talked about Google’s newly released SEO Report Card. Danny Sullivan talked about the…

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GIW Day Two: SF, Denver, New Mexico, Philly, Sydey, Melbourne, Montreal, Manila, Princeton and More

Global Ignite Week (GIW) is in full swing. Yesterday there were 7 events and today there are 13. Thursday of this week has over 30 events scheduled. As you can see from this Crowdeye graphic there are a lot of people talking about GIW. The very first Ignite of the day will be starting very shortly in Autralia. Ignite…

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Where 2.0: Early Registration Ending & Ignite Where

Where 2.0, our mapping and geolocation conference, is at the end of March in San Jose and early registration is ending tonight. We are also opening the selection process for Ignite Where. Where has a full program. We've got a number of great thinkers returning. We are also welcoming first-timers like Chris Vein (San Francisco's CIO), Jeremy Stoppelman (Yelp),…

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GIW Day One: Germany, Los Angeles, Savannah, Milwaukee and Manchester

Global Ignite Week (GIW) is kicking off today in Germany! From March 1-5 there will be >65 Ignite events happening around the world. Ignite is an opportunity for geeks to share their passions and ideas with local peers. Each speaker gets 20 slides that each auto-advance after 15 seconds for a total of just 5 minutes. The result is…

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