Once a month, there is an SF Green Drinks social mixer at Varnish Art Gallery. This month, it was sponsored by Antenna Group and SustainLane. It is organized by Robin Park of Trust for Public Land. In attendance is a mixture of people from non-profit organizations, academia, government, and business. It is a great opportunity to meet others who have a similar interest in the environmental field.
June 7th, 2007
As an IT professional involved in promoting Green Technology, I try to keep myself informed about technology in general and not just clean/green tech. The tools and technology that Web 2.0 has created can be very useful in helping promote sustainability. The Silicon Valley New Tech Meetup Group is a monthly meeting for tech enthusiasts to see demos of new web 2.0 technologies. Web 2.0 is usually defined with examples of social networking, image sharing, uploading videos and blogging. So there is no surprise that this month’s demos consisted of companies that did all of the above. Veodia.com allows for a live broadcast that can be embedded into your blog. Ning.com allows anyone to create their own social network. Attendio.com is a website that allows you to find out local events. Pikeo.com is another image sharing website but aimed for travelers and incorporates an interactive map of where your pictures were taken.
June 6th, 2007
WhereCampSF took place on June 2-3, 2007 at the Yahoo Campus in Sunnyvale, CA. WhereCamp is a gathering of geo-enthusiasts, web 2.0, developeres, hackers, and geographers to share ideas, projects and discussions related to the Geo industry and mapping technology. The sponsors included Yahoo, Where, Meadan, and Google and the events included a catered breakfast, lunch, and BBQ dinner. The format of this conference was pretty interesting as the 200 or so attendees get together at 10am to come up with sessions that people would like to present throughout the day. Some of the topics that were covered included: Local Food beyond Organic, Google Street View Hacking, OLPC (One Laptop per Child), LIDAR, GPS API, GPS/LBS on Mobile devices, GeoSearching, and more. This was an interesting approach as the sessions were very attendee driven and open ended. A lot of attendees brought their own laptops as some sessions were very hands on and interactive while others had demos and presentations.
June 2nd, 2007
Tonight I went to SF Beta at 111 Minna. It is a Web 2.0 mixer that brings together founders, developers, investors, bloggers, and key influencers in the technology field. There are also live demos of a dozen startups that you can learn more about. This was not a Green function but it is a Tech function. It is related to Green Technology because I was there to socialize with people and to discuss more about sustainability and green technology.
May 31st, 2007