2009 In Review Part 3: People
I finished up part 2 of my 2009 review with the observation that 2009 seemed to be a lot less about technology and more about communities and people so what better way to end my 2009 review by calling attention to the people who I feel deserve mention.
Firstly and most importantly there's my wife, my children and my family. You know who you all are. You put up with me, with geo and with my work and online life and you never stop believing. I don't need to say anymore
Then there's the other people who've believed, a word I've used a lot in this set of linked 2009 review posts, who've helped, supported, encouraged, criticised and who've given me a platform to speak on.
- Tyler Bell - ex head of Geo product for Yahoo! and now at alikelist.com
- Mark Law - ex VP of product for MapQuest and how at alikelist.com
- Chris Osborne - Mr #geomob and my geo-conscience
- Steven Feldman - roving geo-consultant and the man behind GeoVation
- Tom Coates - Yahoo! Fire Eagle, that says enough
- Aaron Cope - ex troublemaker at Flickr and now troublemaker at Stamen
- Sophie Davies-Patrick - head of Yahoo! Developer Network International
- Christian Heilman - developer evangelist at Yahoo! Developer Network
- Havi Hoffman - Yahoo! Developer Network
- Steve Coast - founder of OpenStreetMap
- Bob Upham - Yahoo! Geo Technologies
- Ed Parsons - Google's geotechnologist
- Paul Clarke - open data and digital engagement guru
- Tony Fish - author of My Digital Footprint and angel investor
- Andrew Scott - entrepreneur and CEO of Rummble
And finally there's my team, my group, the Geo Technologies crowd in the United States and in the United Kingdom; you continue to produce one of the finest geo platforms there is and you consistently make me look good.
- Martin Barnes
- Walter Andrag
- Mike Dickson
- Holger Dürer
- Bob Craig
- Roman Kirillov
- Eddie Babcock
- Samira Swarnkar
- Rob Halliday
- Rob Tyler
- Chris Gent
- Steve May
- Ali Abtoy
- Andrei Bychay
2009 was a good year for people and for geo; I look forward to writing 2010's review of the year and see that we've gone to the great heights that The Guardian and Garner expect of the location aware Internet.
That's it; I'm all blogged out for 2009 and so I wish a very Happy Christmas and a geo-tastic New Year to you all.