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Denver Beer Company GPS tags special cans of beer – Win by taking a beer selfie at a secret location!

TweetAs a GeoGeek who’s also craft beer crazy this one is right up my alley – and likely yours too! The Denver Beer Co. is GPS tagging special cans of beer with secret locations for a beer photo challenge!

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Esri and Technology Leaders Commit to Climate Data Initiative and Challenge Developers

TweetYesterday was all about climate and climate change! A high profile event took place in D.C. yesterday to formally launch the Climate Data Initiative, an ambitious new effort bringing together extensive open government data and design competitions with commitments from … Continue reading

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The First White House Maker Faire #IMadeThis

TweetFrom the White House blog: c. We will release more details on the event soon, but it will be an opportunity to highlight both the remarkable stories of Makers like Joey and commitments by leading organizations to help more students … Continue reading

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Samsung and WIP Ask, Are You Ready to Hack?

TweetWhat would a developer conference be without a hackathon? WIP has teamed up with Samsung to produce the official hackathon of the Samsung Developer Conference.

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The FOSS4G GeoHack – Call for Map Hacks, Hackers, and story tellers

TweetThis year at FOSS4G in Nottingham (that’s in the UK Sept 17-21) the team has planned a GeoHack event and has put out a call to geek, hacks, and developers to participate. From the org. team:  We are putting the … Continue reading

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Hack4Colorado Sets the Bar High For Hackathons – Congrats @Hack4CO

TweetThere’s no doubt that the Colorado Geek and hacking community is second to none! The recent Hack4Colorado event that took place May 31, 2013 is a great example for anyone interested in hacking or planning a similar hackathon or hackfest… … Continue reading

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LizardTech Looks to the Community to Vote for their Favorite Lizard in #esriuc Contest

TweetRecall that recently, Seattle-based LizardTech put out a call to the community for submissions of images that they captured or created of funky little lizard creatures, this part of their annual contest that takes place during ESRIUC week. After an … Continue reading

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Develop apps and get your Geek on at Esri UC Hackathon

TweetThe Esri EDN team along with Digitalglobe have partnered up to offer a fun hackathon for GeoGeeks prior to ESRIUC. Andy Gup from Esri’s EDN team reminds us that this will be a great chance to try out the new … Continue reading

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Save the Rain App Calculates Your Saved Water with #opendata #apps4ottawa challenge

TweetFind out how much water you could capture in a year- An innovative app from a fellow B.C GeoGeek, Mark Laudon @mapsRus can be found entered in the Apps4Ottawa OpenData Challenge competition. Simply put, the app uses a clever map … Continue reading

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Nominations Ending for Open Source for America Awards

TweetNominations for the Open Source for America Awards closes on Friday, March 22 so you better get your nominations in people! Each year, Open Source for America recognizes individuals, projects, and deployments that support its mission to encourage free and … Continue reading

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Province of B.C, Canada forges ahead with OpenData initiatives

TweetThis week a special Open Data Summit took place in Vancouver, B.C where about 120 government folk and stakeholders took part in the discussion around the topic of OpenGov and Open Data. In a report from the event, it was … Continue reading

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Opportunity – 2013 IEEE Data Fusion Contest

TweetRecently, the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society announced plans for its 2013 Data Fusion Contest. The Contest, which helps connecting students and researchers around the world, evaluates existing methodologies at the research or operational level to solve remote sensing … Continue reading

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