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Come to the Esri Developer Social at Google I/O!

Esri Developer Social at Google I/O!

Esri is co-hosting a party with Stackmob and Voxeo Labs (Tropo) during Google I/O and you’re invited!

Hang out with us and enjoy complimentary food and drinks. This is a great opportunity to meet our partners, developers and customers. We’ll have developers and friends on hand to answer your any questions you might have about current and upcoming products!

Space is extremely limited (and almost full), so RSVP now to ensure your spot.

Esri, Stackmob+Tropo Developer Social @Google I/O!


Wednesday, May 15, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
175 4th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103



Sat Oct 13 2012, 7:07am

By caseorganic




Geoloqi Event Calendar 2012-2013

Upcoming Conferences on Location, Mobile and Business

2012 and 2013 are full of interesting conferences to go to and more people to meet. We’ll be traveling even more next year, and we wanted to share this list of upcoming conferences with you. We’ll be traveling mostly to location-based developer, startup and industry events next year and we hope to see you there!

Oct 13-14, 2012

State of the Map Conference

State of the Map USA
We’ll be bringing the entire Geoloqi team here!

Oct 13-14, 2012

WhereCamp Portland!


We’re hosting a WhereCamp pre-party at Geoloqi HQ! Stop on by!

Oct 17th, 2012

MforMobile Location Business Summit

This San Jose conference will bring together many companies in the location business space. Come learn how brands and enterprise can better leverage location-based services in reasonable ways. Location Business Summit USA. Amber Case will be on a panel about the future of location and brands.

Oct 23-24th, 2012

Keeping it Real-Time Conference

Keeping it Realtime Portland

Geoloqi Co-founder Amber Case will be Keynoting, and platform engineer Kyle Drake will be speaking as well.

Nov 3, 2012

CyborgCamp Portland

CyborgCamp Portland 2012

Geoloqi Co-founder Amber Case’s Biennial unconference on the future of humans and technology is back in Portland after two years! Come see keynotes from a variety of people and disciplines.

Nov 4, 2012

Wearable Computing Hackathon

Wearable Computing Hackathon
Come hack together new ways of interacting with technology! Beginner, intermediate and advanced developers welcome!

Nov 7-8, 2012

Vizualized NYC

Visualized Conference NYC

Geoloqi Co-founder Amber Case will be speaking about data visualization in NYC for the first Vizualized conference.

Nov 17-18, 2012

MobX Berlin, Germany

MobX Conference Berlin

Nov 27-28, 2012

CIOs in Higher Education

This conference in Turtle Bay, Oahu is a small event on the future of technology in higher education. Geoloqi CEO Amber Case will be discussing how new tech can be used in schools to help students be prepared for the future of reality.

Dec 12, 2012

Mobile-Loco Conference: The Brand & Tech Mobile Location Revolution

San Francisco, CA

Dec 5th, 2012

Le Web (France)

LeWeb Paris

Amber Case will be one of the keynotes at LeWeb. She’ll be speaking on the future of location and the interface.

Jan 23rd, 2013

Amazon Startup Challenge

The Geoloqi team will be at the event to learn more about what developers need when building location-aware apps.

Feb 2nd, 2013

InfoCamp PDX

InfoCamp Portland

Amber Case will be giving a speech on the endangered web page and the fragility of digital data.

March 4th, 2013

Launch Festival

Launch Conference

The Geoloqi team will be at the event to learn more about what developers need when building location-aware apps.

April 24th, 2013

TheNextWeb Netherlands

The Next Web
The Geoloqi team will be at the event to learn more about what developers need when building location-aware apps.

April 27th, 2013

TC New York

TechCrunch Disrupt

The Geoloqi team will be at the event to learn more about what developers need when building location-aware apps.

Sept TBD, 2013

TC San Francisco

TechCrunch Disrupt
The Geoloqi team will be at the event to learn more about what developers need when building location-aware apps.

Oct TBD, 2013

Dublin Web Summit Ireland

Dublin Web Summit
The Geoloqi team will be at the event to learn more about what developers need when building location-aware apps.

Nov 13-14, 2013

Defrag 2013

Defrag Conference
Amber Case will be one of the keynote speakers at this conference in Broomfield, Colorado.

What to see us at an event?

We’d love to host a hackathon with your company, speak at your conference, or help inspire your team to build interesting applications. If you have an event or activity in mind, please don’t hesitate to let us know!


Mon Jul 9 2012, 3:15pm

By caseorganic




Geoloqi founders featured in Inc Magazine’s 30 Under 30

Geoloqi Co-founder Aaron Parecki were honored to be included in this year’s 30 Under 30 from Inc Magazine! We’re honored to be included in a list of founders that includes, among others, Jess3′s Jesse Thomas and Leslie Bradshaw, Pinterest’s Ben Silbermann & Evan Sharp, Dwolla’s Ben Milne, and Spotify’s Daniel Ek!

Geoloqi founders featured in Inc Magazine's 30 Under 30

You can read more about Geoloqi in Inc Magazine here, or check out the entire list at

Kyle Drake to Present “Building a Real-time geolocation game with Geoloqi using Node.JS” @ #NodePDX

Node PDX Conf, Portland, OR
Geoloqi Developer Kyle Drake will be presenting how he and the team at Geoloqi built a real-time geolocation game with Node.js and the Geoloqi API & Services. A quick description of Kyle’s presentation:
Kyle Drake of

There are very powerful things you can do with Node.JS, particularly with projects needing a lot of I/O operations. At Geoloqi, we have used Node.JS and Socket.IO to build a JavaScript client that allows our developers to map real-time tracking on a browser with almost no code needed. Our first project using this is MapAttack!, a truly real-time location-based geofencing game.

Hear about how we made the game, how we made it real-time, where we’re going, and where Node.JS is going to have a role in it. I will also cover what it took to build Geoloqi’s Real-time Streaming API, and how it can be used to bring real-time location functionality to existing applications.

I will also talk a little bit about the Reactor pattern, the mysterious thing underneath that powers Node.JS. I’ll discuss what Reactor patterns are good for (and not so good for), and compare them with threads. I will also compare Node.JS’s reactor pattern to ones in other languages.

Kyle Drake is a many-hats web developer and entrepreneur that speaks multiple languages, and has worked with numerous startups to build their infrastructure. As a software engineer for Geoloqi, he is helping to build their geolocation platform and real-time location-streaming API. He previously developed some of the top Facebook applications as a senior Facebook app developer for Dachis Group.

In his free time, Kyle likes writing more code, working on web site ideas, riding his bicycle around Portland, hiking in the mountains, skiing, reading anthropology and tech books, and he’s fairly good at playing the Star Trek pinball machine at Ground Kontrol.


Geoloqi Developers Site:
Geoloqi’s Github:
Kyle Drake’s Github:

If you’d just like to come and check out Kyle’s Presentation and the other kick ass presentations lined up, get involved in some coding, hear what Node.js is all about, or just hang out please RSVP and get the event on your calendar!

If you’d like to be among the presenters, submit a proposal, and you too can step up into the coder spotlight.

Post credit: Thanks to Adron Hall for the original post and for the permission to repost it here! Original post on Composite Code.

Bring Wikipedia to Life with Geoloqi! Real-time Content Based on Your Location

Location-based Wikipedia Articles in Geoloqi!Geoloqi - Location-Based Content from WikipediaUpdate: Thanks to Marshall Kirkpatrick from ReadWriteWeb for writing an article on this topic this morning! New Wikipedia Layer on Geoloqi Gives You Vision Beyond the Greek Gods.

Have you ever walked down the street in a new city and wanted to know what was around you? And I don’t mean bars and restaurants and coffeeshops, but the old buildings, strange statues and curious parks. There is a whole bunch of data out there that’s not tied to place, and a great deal of it exists on Wikipedia.

Back when we were working on Geoloqi at a dining table at a tiny apartment, ReadWriteWeb’s Marshall Kirkpatrick checked out what we were doing and got very excited. “I want to be able to get push notifications on my phone every time I pass near an off-line place that has a Wikipedia entry written about it”, he wrote. We thought it was a good idea too.

There are many apps out there that have location-based Wikipedia data, some examples are Wikineer (built on Yahoo’s FireEagle), Geopedia and an iOS app from SimpleGeo. The problem with each of these apps is that you can only see the location-based content on a map, and you have to have the app open to see the information. You can’t just walk around and get interesting information pushed to you. On other apps you have to query to see what’s around you.

Getting the Dataset

Pushing location-based data to phones comes with a few problems. The first one is getting a good geocoded Wikipedia dataset. While we were searching for one, we encountered a few from developers who tried to make location-based geoplayers in the past. The datasets weren’t really ready for prime-time, though, so we looked around for a better source.

Then at the Where 2.0 Conference we talked to our friends at InfoChimps, an awesome company that provides big datasets for developers like us. They agreed that a formatted set of geocoded Wikipedia articles would be a great dataset to bring to life. A few months later, InfoChimps’ Dennis Yang published a set of geocoded Wikipedia articles! and sent us an E-mail about it. We were able to take the articles and put them into a Layer in Geoloqi. After some testing and debugging, we were ready to release it life to the world.

Geocoded Wikipedia Articles from Infochimps

Subscribing to the World

Turn on Wikipedia Articles Layer in GeoloqiYesterday when I was heading into the office, I passed a curious building that I wanted to know more about, so I turned on the Geoloqi Wikipedia layer.

Seconds later, I received a push notification about that exact building! It turns out that it was called the Weatherly Building, and it was built by an ice cream tycoon who was credited with inventing the ice cream cone. It turns out that Mr. Weatherly served 90% of the regions ice cream business at the height of his success in the 1920′s, and operated out of a second hand freezer in a small candy shop when he started in the 1890s. I will never look at that building in the same way again.

To subscribe, simply download Geoloqi for iPhone or Android and click on the Layers tab. You’ll be able to see a list of available content around you. Simply click on the Wikipedia layer and turn the switch to “on” to turn it on. You’ll start getting Geocoded Wikipedia articles as you move around! If you already have Geoloqi, you can subscribe simply by clicking the button below. You’ll be prompted to log into Geoloqi and the Wikipedia layer will be added to your account.

Subscribe to Wikipedia on Geoloqi!

Try It Out!

We made the Wikipedia article layer available worldwide, so if you’re anywhere in the world that has geocoded Wikipedia articles, you’ll be able to turn on the Geoloqi layer and get real-time information! Also, all of the Wikipedia articles you pick up will be pushed to your activity stream, so you can read them later.

Geoloqi Activity Stream - Wikipedia Articles

Next Steps

Geoloqi’s apps for iPhone and Android, while functional, drain the phone’s battery. We’ve been working on battery safe GPS technology for the past few months and persistent GPS functionality will be possible when we’re finished, or at least more feasible. We’ll release the battery-safe features into the Geoloqi API and libraries so that you can use them too.

We’ll be adding more layers soon, and are going to make it increasingly easy for everyone to add layers to Geoloqi. We’ll post more information here on the blog. And if you have feedback on the layer, please let us know! We’re excited to hear about it.

Geoloqi is a platform for real-time geo-content that is language agnostic, device agnostic, and driven by a real-time developer toolkit. You can follow us on Twitter @geoloqi, or you could try following the International Space Station instead. A great big thanks to the Geoloqi team, Marshall Kirkpatrick and InfoChimps for all of their help, data, and ideas!