Max Ogden to speak at CyborgCamp about Maps, Sharing, and the Civic Web
We’re proud to announce the addition of another featured speaker at CyborgCamp Portland 2010: Max Ogden! He’s going to speak on maps, sharing, and the civic web. Expect a humorous and informative ride through a new way of looking at data, government and open source.
Max Ogden is a developer, open government, Geo and CouchDB enthusiast from Portland, OR. His name is becoming synonymous with open government applications community, especially in Portland, where with he recently won the Civic Apps award for best overall utilization of data with his site PDXAPI, a developer interface to civic geo datasets in Portland, OR. He recently gave a presentation called ‘Building an open geo-wiki using GeoCouch’ at Ignite Spatial Boston (slides here).
Last weekend, Max Ogden and Reid Beels participated in an open government hackathon in Seattle, Washington. They built an app in less than 24 hours and won the competition for best use of Tropo, an open API for SMS, E-mail and Speech. Their app allowed one to draw a shape on a map and subscribe to SMS alerts for things that happen inside that shape. Max’s friend Russell Branca is building a companion version to PDXAPI for the city of Seattle!
Max has a rediculously curious beard, enjoys root beer, hacks on tons of projects in his spare time and likes to ride his bike all over town. You can find him Monday nights hacking at @nopoconi (also known as the North Portland Coder’s Night) at Lucky Lab Tap Room on North Killingsworth.