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University of Colorado, Denver

Denver, CO

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JS.geo is a conference all about Geospatial Javascript, and is intended to be a gathering of those who are either actively hacking on JavaScript for geo or deeply interested in learning more. Client-side, server-side, or both it's all good! This is not a marketing show and there will be no booths or salespeople (unless they can also code). Come ready to learn, code, and contribute.

In the end, this meeting is about getting all the JS GEO people in one space and watching what emerges. We, of course, think the world will come out a better place because of it!


Day 1 @ 1535 North Classroom - CU Denver (1200 Larimer St.)

9:00 - Greeting/Logistics Js.geo committee

9:15 - Matt Priour - OpenLayers

9:45 - Aaron Ogle - Leaflet

10:15 - Peter Batty - Ubisense

10:30 - BREAK

10:45 - Andrew Hill - Vizzuality

11:15 - Chris Helm - ESRI

11:45 - Brendan Kenny - Google

12:15 - LUNCH

1:15 - Will White - MapBox

1:45 - Dave Bouwman - DTS

2:15 - URL Talks

3:00 - BREAK

3:15 - Day 2 logistics

3:30 - More URL Talks and Stuff...

4:30 - Adjourn

Day 1 Social:

6 - 8pm at The 1-Up (Tavern and Arcade)

- Apps and a lot of quarters will be provided

8 - ?? - At one of the many restaurants or bars in Lower Downtown Denver.

Day 2 @ 1062 Delaware St Denver, CO 80204

9:45 - Gather in Cafe area

10:00 - Workshop A: Open Shift/MongoDB part 1

10:00 - Workshop B: Exploring Mapbox

11:00 - Workshop C: Open Shift/MongoDB part 2

11:00 - Workshop D: Vizzuality

12:00 - Lunch

1:00 - Informal learning: Esri, MapBox, CartoDB, d3.js, small-group hacking

4:00 - Adjourn with lots of high fives


Here's a list of a few people who have agreed to give talks on Day 1:

Andrew Hill, Vizzuality

Aaron Ogle, Open Plans

Brendan Kenny, Google

Chris Helm, Esri

Matt Priour, OpenGeo

Dave Bouwman, DTS

Will White, Mapbox

And we have a line up of plenty more short (URL talks we call them) that we're lining up in the afternoon.


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Where: CU Denver, North Classroom Room 1535

When: Jan 14th and 15th 2012

Style: Conference, Semi-Unconference, and Sprint/Hack (see below)

Day 1: The first day will be a blend of styles. We've planned a half day of structured, scheduled talks by the minds behind libraries like Leaflet, Modestmaps, Openlayers and from companies like Esri, Google and OpenGeo. These talks will be advanced talks on specific ideas, concepts, and innovations from some of the most brilliant people in the industry. The second half of the day will give EVERYONE a chance to talk. We'll be doing a free-form semi-unconference where anyone and everyone will be encouraged to stand and give a demo style talk, pose a question, or just take the floor and talk about what interests them. A special thanks goes out to the Facility for Advanced Spatial Technology (FAST) at the University of Colorado Denver for providing the facilities for the day one of our event!

Day 2: Sponsor workshops, social code sprinting, and JS exploration. We'll be posting up for a second day of maps and javascript at a space called Galvanize ( The space has a public cafe, plenty of restaurants within walking distance, and we've got a couple classrooms all day, and a big conference room in the afternoon. We'll have a Day 2 schedule up soon with topics and ideas, but we HOPE that day 1 inspires several people to get together and explore some the ideas and code that were talked about the first day.

Galvanize Address: 1062 Delaware Street, Denver, CO


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