SXSW Meetup and Biking

Last week the team visited Barcelona and we had a great time mapping the Laberint d'Horta. But this weekend promises to be even more fun, since we are heading to Austin for SXSW Interactive.

Mapillary Meetup + bikes = mapping fun

It was a great experience to get to meet and talk with fellow geogeeks and cartographists and we want to make the meetup in Austin more special. We have partnered with EpicQueen an organization from Mexico that is focused in helping women entrepreneurs in the technology industry. So what better way to spend the day in Austin then riding bike trails with women entrepeneurs.

With help from the local EastCycle shop, we manage to rent 8 bikes for 3 days with the goal to map the most popular bike trail in Austin - the Butler Trail. It is 10 miles around the Colorado River with some great views of the city of Austin.

We want to meet the local GIS groups and Geogeeks, talk maps and tech while riding bikes exploring Austin. We got bike mounts for your mobile phones, so do not worry you wont be riding with one hand ;)

The meetup page is here. Stay tuned for more information, but mark your calendar with the following dates:

  • Saturday March 14th - 10am to 1pm
  • Sunday March 15th - 2pm to 5pm
  • Monday March 16th - 2pm to 5pm

Quantifying Our World - SXSW panel

If you are coming to Austin, most likely you will take part in the different conferences at SXSW. We would like to invite you to come to our panel discussion about the topics sorrounding computer vision, measuring through sensors and anything connected to the Internet. How Weather Underground, Placemeter, and Mapillary are building relationships between technology and consumers through crowdsourcing and building a community.

I promise it will be fun and you will get some very interesting perspectives from our team.

If you'd like to join, RSVP below, since the capacity for the panel is for 80 people.

Looking forward to meeting you in Austin!

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