About 6 weeks ago I asked the Bing Maps Product Management team about our presence at SXSW. A couple weeks later they gave me a panel. Then, they asked me to proctor it. Oh, and populate it. Hmm, this was a bit more than I was expecting to take on, but always up for a challenge I ran with it and now I’m proud to announce my panel for SXSW jam-packed with location all-stars. My panel is on Sunday, March 14 @ 9:30 AM. Here’s the scoop:
Augmenting Maps with Reality
Remember when the utility of an online map consisted of directions and gawking at satellite imagery? With the recent tide of location-based apps, maps is rapidly emerging as the gateway to socially exploring the world around us. But that’s not all. In this future focused discussion, we’ll explore the rise of maps as a social platform and it’s potential beyond.
Check out this lineup:
Dennis Crowley – foursquare – CEO & Co-Founder
Laura Diaz – NAVTEQ – Senior Manager, Partner & Developer Program
Kellan Elliott-McCrea – Flickr – Architect
Ryan Sarver – Twitter – Director, Twitter Platform
Proctor: Chris Pendleton – Microsoft – Bing Maps Technical Evangelist
I tend to think of myself as a one-man wolf pack. But when I met Ryan, I knew he was one of my own. And my wolf pack… it grew by one. So there… there were two of us in the wolf pack… I was alone first in the pack, and then Ryan joined in later. And six months ago, when I met Dennis and Laura, I thought, “Wait a second, could it be?” And now I know for sure, I just added two more wolves to my wolf pack. And now, finally, Kellan joined the wolf pack. Five of us wolves, running around the desert together, in Austin, looking for music with maps. So tonight, I make a toast!
I hope to see you at my panel…or, somewhere in the streets of Austin.
CP – Follow me on Twitter @ChrisPendleton