Showing posts from May, 2016

The Future As Seen By Me In 2010

Well looky here, things one has scanned in eh. (ignore the photo, that's some guy that made some accounting software, not sure what became of him ;) MIKE RIVERSDALE is fuming. The expensive headphones he bought in Sydney three weeks ago have just died. His first reaction is not to randomly spill expletives into his coffee, but to use his iPhone to vent his frustration to his Twitter con- tacts, under the moniker Miramar Mike. "I will also put, 'What should I do?' It's a conversation. I'm reaching out to the people following me." The council predicts hand-held digital devices such as smartphones will rule the world in 2040. They already rule the life of Mr Riversdale, whose company WaveAdept helps businesses adapt - their computing sys- tems to allow staff to work from anywhere - and with anyone. In order of fre- equency, he uses his iPhone to tweet (1136 followers; 8363 tweets since joining), e-mail, make phone calls and use online services, such as checki

Open Data Showcase - Mike Riversdale (Hack Miramar)

I had the honour to represent the Hack Miramar community, the Wellington GovHackN Z crew and the wider New Zealand GovHackNZ teams on Wednesday 4th May at An Open Data Showcase, hosted at Parliament by Land Information Minister Louise Upston : ... provided great examples of how innovative New Zealand businesses are coming up with entirely new business activities and finding ways to improve social and business services based around freely available information. “The presenters included companies with expertise in mapping, data visualisation and working with complex information,” Ms Upston said. Companies represented included Hack Miramar, Dot Loves Data, Dumpark, Thundermaps and Here Maps. More event ... photos videos