Thursday, August 17, 2006

GIS Social Coordinator: The Biggest Geo-Blunder Yet

Looking ahead to potential shindigs for 2007 to attend and plan for, the GIS Social Coordinator has stumbled upon some serious overlapping events:

June 2007 18 to 22: ESRI International Users Conference, San Diego 19 & 20: Where 2.0, San Jose
Uh-oh! Someone has really screwed the pooch on this one. I mean, what gives Tim & Jack? Decide to tear apart the geospatial community into two parts during the same week in June in California? Ok, granted the common person at the UC wouldn't know what the Where group is doing, and the Where group doesn't want to be associated too much with the ESRI group, but c'mon! I talked about ships passing in the night and this is a blatanly an attempt in both camps to trump one another out. BTW: The world must be ending soon, Brian Goldin's last day is Friday. The National Geographic Travelall is for sale, and now we find out about this scheduling snaffu. Plus, my prediction about a pending absorbsion of Intergraph into Sony that will happen in February 2007. . . It's shear madness. Anyway, it looks like the GIS Social Coordinator is going to have to schedule a meetup for the first Monday after the Planary. Then I hope Rob and Company are willing to take the show up to San Jose the next night with me. I just may have to buy that Travelall afterall. [Sigh.] See, this is why you need a GIS Social Coordinator. I wonder if I need to defend my Pixie Hunt title? Wouldn't be cool to make it a two day event at two different events?


Blogger GISuser said...

oh man, I was wondering about that when i noticed ESRI UC in JUNE.. crap.. hey, I'm all over getting a "bus" and heading up to Where 2.0 in the valley for a couple of days - should make for some fun multi-tasking! see you there

8/20/2006 06:01:00 PM  
Blogger Matt M said...

wow...I'll bet where loses this battle.

8/22/2006 09:54:00 PM  
Anonymous red ground said...

Hmm ESRI UC is planned way in advance:
2007 June 18–22
2008 August 4–8
2009 July 13–17
2010 July 12–16

8/23/2006 03:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Allan Doyle said...

So which one is Jack speaking at? Toss this into your prediction bucket: Jack retires from ESRI, goes to Google to join Vint in the "famous people hired by Google department" and keynotes Where 2.0.

Now if we could only work Paris Hilton into the scenario...

8/25/2006 02:06:00 PM  

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