Changes & Awesome People

Warning, if you’re looking for tech, this isn’t the article. I’m writing this up in relation to the people in the industry.

Geoloqi goes ESRI!

Geoloqi and ESRI are the same force now, if anyone was watching Geoloqi they already know this. But I just wanted to follow up since I know personally – as good friends – the team over there and a new member of their team.

Amber Case

Amber Case, CEO and brain stormer, thinker and all around great person has lead the Geoloqi crew on a great path to acquisition. She kept the VC vultures at bay, helped to maintain the integrity of building a real platform versus a quick buck “dine and dash” type of company. I commend her on a job well done! I can’t wait until I get to chat with her again about all the great things they’ve been working on and what’s in store for the team now! Follow Amber on twitter, Cyborg Anthropology and her site.

Aaron Parecki & Kyle Drake

These guys are great. The coders, hackers, architects and implementers of Geoloqi from the beginning. I wrote about Kyle before when we had a chance to have him speak at Node PDX (a few words here and here) earlier this year. Kyle & Aaron have worked diligently on building out the real time nature of the high I/O systems of Geoloqi. Follow Aaron on twitter, blog and code and flickr. Follow Kyle on twitter, and code.

Jerry Sievert

My friend and also a Node PDX Speaker, has joined to lead the development efforts of Geoloqi in the new ESRI Structure. I’m super excited for Jerry and what this will bring for hacking endeavors next time we get to hang out. He also blogstweets and of course codes nonstop – see Github.

Warner Media Group (WMG) gets Brian McClain

I’m jealous, another person I’d love to work with. With this change I might get to do just that in some ways. Brian has been an active contributor and instigator in the Cloud Foundry Community and is now kicking off what I can only imagine as some awesome projects at WMG! I’m on pins and needles waiting to hear about what they’re working on. Congratulations to Brian, Dave McCrory (who has a twitter & blog too) and the whole team over there. WMG just got a great new team member! Follow Brian on twitter or via his code on Github.

…and that’s it for today. I’ll have more news on some key people at key companies in the very near future. Keep on guessing, cheers!