Maker Projects for Where 2012

The call for Maker Projects is now closed. Check back here for the lineup of projects that will be showcased at Where this year.

We’re looking for makers, hackers, developers, and DIY-ers to to bring awesomeness to the 2012 Where Conference. There are three ways to participate:

1) Share an amazing geo/location/data visualization video or image

Geodata is often best expressed visually. Inspired by projects like Cab Spotting, Dave Imus’ The Essential Geography Of The United States Of America and Eric Fisher’s Locals and Tourists, we want your data viz videos, imagery, cartography, and images. (Be sure that you have rights to the underlying data and that you attribute it properly.) Include your name, url, and the project creation date on each uploaded piece; assume a 1024×768 resolution.

2) Create an interactive RFID installation
Inspired by Mediamatic each attendee will have an RFID tag that can be paired with our conference social network. If an attendee swipes their tag, you’ll be able to:

* Fetch info about the owner of a swiped badge
* Show the owner of a swiped badge where they are supposed to be next, according to their personal schedule
* Send the owner of a swiped badge a message via the attendee directory
* Make two owners of swiped badges contacts within the attendee directory

If your project is selected, we’ll work with you to get API access and your project will automatically be featured in the Mini Maker Faire.

3) Mini Maker Faire: Hardware project

The Where Mini Maker Faire will take place on Wednesday, April 4. We’re interested in any hardware project that is in the geo/location/sensing space, particularly ones that feature:

  • Kinect/Computer Vision Arduino/Lilypad/ADK Processing for Android
  • Beagle Board/Panda Board
  • Gadgeteer Wearables
  • ROBOTS!!!!

  • Esri
  • AT&T Interactive
  • Google
  • Nokia, Location & Commerce
  • Facebook
  • Bing
  • Control Group
  • Localeze
  • MyCityWay
  • Socrata
  • Urban Airship
  • MapQuest

Sponsorship Opportunities

For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the conference, contact Gloria Lombardo at

Media Partner Opportunities

For media partnerships, contact mediapartners@

Press and Media

For media-related inquiries, contact Maureen Jennings at

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