Session Details

Intro to Map and Location APIs  

Level :
Beginner
Date :
1:30 PM Saturday
Room :
Town Square B
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Presentation

We've all gotten lost at some point in our lives. Finding out where we are, where we want to go, and how to get there is hard enough for people, but it’s even harder for our applications and devices.
Fortunately, map and location APIs are here to help. From latitudes to longitudes, from geocoding to geofencing, in this session you'll learn to go beyond maps and help your apps and devices find their way using location technology.

The Speaker(s)

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Richard Suselbeck

At some point in the '90s, a very young Richard rather enjoyed Indiana Jones and therefore decided to become an archaeologist. To prepare for this bright future, he got himself a summer job on an archaeological dig. It turned out to be a very rainy summer. There were no rolling boulders. One evening the man in charge took him aside, looked at him with haunted eyes, and said: "Don't become an archaeologist." So, Richard got himself a PhD in distributed systems instead and embarked on a career in tech. At some point, he took a wrong turn and got lost in the middle of Mongolia. That day he realized the importance of location data. This led him to become a Senior Developer Evangelist at HERE Technologies where he helps developers find their way using map and location APIs.
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