Rachel Law, co-founder of Interface Foundry

Rachel Law is co-founder of Interface Foundry, a mobile app and hardware framework that lets you browse and build secure geofenced data bubbles in physical places and times.

Rachel is an interactive artist, creative technologist and web designer. She founded Interface Foundry with JR Baldwin, a developer, interaction (UX/UI) designer and creative technologist for networked device platforms

Rachel Law designed and coded a browser extension that allowed people to swap their metadata across networks, developed a research methodology for analyzing the size and scale of networks and successfully funded a Kickstarter.

She has also exhibited interactive art widely in Berlin, Singapore, Australia and more.

Rachel has spoken at NYU/Intel, Center for Transformative Media, 4A’s CreateTech and more on networks and data.

Past work featured in: Ad-Age, HackerNews, Naked Capitalism, 89.3KPCC (radio), Slashdot, Artitude, Culture Push and more

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Red Hook WiFi & Tidepools



Designed alongside the Red Hook WiFi network, Tidepools is a collaborative mobile mapping and communication platform, being used in neighborhoods and at conferences around the world. It’s a visual interface for the Internet of Things & People, allowing users to gather and share hyperlocal information, sensors, APIs, and culture through expressive, community maps and data feeds, enabling greater connectivity and communication among neighbors and …

People’s Skype

A phone-powered, distributed voice and voting system over regular phone systems (so it works on old and new phones).

    • Used in activist movements across the US
    • Adapted for other uses in Jamaica, Nigeria and South Korea.


⌐Fast Company       ⌐Mashable    ⌐Wired.com (from Github article)    ⌐Eyebeam   ⌐Laughing Squid   ⌐Venture Beat

⌐The Next Web  …

Social Cooking App

Seasonal and Location-Based Cooking

Social incentive mechanics were applied to this cooking app’s design to boost use of a third party meal delivery service.

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Archive of a user’s food pictures and recipes are stored by season, to make recipe searching more relevant to what’s available seasonally and what “feels” good to eat throughout the year (i.e. Soups in the winter, cold noodles in the summer).


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NYC Promenade interface


We were tasked with creating an inventive intervention in the public sphere. We chose the Brooklyn Heights Promenade as our location, because of the broad diversity it attracts; tourists, babysitters, runners, passive viewers and locals stroll by this beautiful place everyday.

People come here primarily for the breathtaking view of the Manhattan skyline. The place was designed for that purpose – all the benches face Manhattan.

We wanted to engage those that only come for the …


Find and tag your scene, right now, with a smartphone or SMS. Tags are pinned by location & time to track trending places  for different “scenes.”


Pinion is an alternative, meaningful rating system, that categorizes places through expressive semantics. It also incorporates a dynamic time element to synch with user’s fluctuating moods, as they move throughout the day into differing environments.

Apps like Yelp, Foursquare, and Google Places are widely used …

Geoweb Summit #8

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Internet of Things Workshops

Getting started with IoT application development

7.00 - 7.40 pm - Build an IoT app in 10 minutes with Dweet.io and Freeboard

Bug Labs' lead sales engineer Vishal Kumar will guide you through creating your first Internet of Things application using Dweet.io and Freeboard.

7.40 -8.20 pm - Connect people, devices and systems with Robin

Robin's founder Zach Dunn and software developer Mark Costello will demonstrate presence applications for IoT using the new Robin platform.

8.20 - 9.00 pm - XMPP and a normalized fabric for IoT

Clayster co-founder Rikard Strid will discuss XMPP standardization efforts and what a normalized fabric for internet of things will look like. Watch his talk at CloudExpo last year.

9.00 - 10.00 - Networking

Thursday, May 22, 2014

IoT Workshops continued

Demos, show-and-tell, Q&A

10.00 - 10.10 - The IoT New York Meetup

Linda Drabik is the organizer of the Internet of Things New York meetup.

10.10 - 10.50 - Build a better than iBeacon experience

Dave Mathews is founder and CEO of NewAer, a peer-to-peer discovery and communication platform that developers can build upon for a better than iBeacon experience.

10.50 - 11.00 - eCan

Sean Auriti is co-founder and member of Alpha One Labs, a community makerspace in Brooklyn, and founder and CEO of Emrals, that has developed the eCan concept.

11.00 - 11.40 - Networking break

11.40 - 12.00 - Databubbles with localized maps that pull in 3rd party APIs deployed in the real world

Rachel Law is co-founder of Interface Foundry, a mobile app and hardware framework that lets you browse and build secure geo-fenced data bubbles in physical places and times. Rachel will preview Interface Foundry's databubble builder that implements recursive geospatial and temporal mapped objects - bubbles within bubbles.

12.00 - 12.20 - IoT meets geospatial

Raj Singh is Director of Interoperability Programs for the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), an international industry consortium of 442 companies, agencies and universities.

12.20 - 1.00 - Manage, control and reprogram Arduino Yun's and Raspberry Pi's

CMO Chris Tella will demonstrate Basic6's capability to manage, control and reprogram Arduino Yun's and Raspberry Pi's remotely and wirelessly over a large geography.

Lunch break

2.00 - 4.00 pm - Doors open

Coffee, intro videos + networking

4.00 - 4.40 pm - Panel 1

Internet of Things 

Andy Hobsbawm is founder and CMO of Evrythng, a Web of Things software company, making products smart by connecting them to the Web.

Chris Rezendes is the President of INEX Advisors, helping clients to define and select growth and investment opportunities in Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M).

Edward Samson is the CEO at Basic6, a company that is recasting unique IT management tools around a broader cloud solution that includes the data center and the Internet of Things.

Randall Sanborn is a Technical Advisor at Mobiquity, a mobile engagement provider creating innovative solutions that drive business value.


Raj Singh is Director of Interoperability Programs for the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), an international industry consortium of 442 companies, agencies and universities.

4.40 - 5.20 pm - Panel 2

Indoor positioning 

Anne Marie Stephen is Vice President Retail Sales and Customer Development at iInside, a 15 year old technology leader delivering Indoor Location Services.

Ankit Agarwal is the founder and CEO of Micello, a provider of comprehensive indoor venue maps.

Mike Loushine is the Director of the Emerging Mobile Technologies Group at Applied Communication Sciences.

David Wenning is VP North American Sales for Pole Star, whose NAO Campus indoor positioning solution has been implemented all over the world since 2008.


Hugh Seaton is President of The Marketer Project, an advertising agency dedicated to bringing together the best thinking, theory and insight.

5.20 - 6.00 pm - Networking break

Drinks + networking

6.00 - 6.20 pm - InterDigital keynote

Narayan Menon 

Narayan Menon is Vice President - Innovation Labs at InterDigital, a wireless research and development company.

6.20 - 7.00 pm - Panel 3

Augmented reality 

Pete Wassell is the founder and CEO of Augmate, the first wearable platform that accelerates the development of cloud-based digital eyewear applications.

Brendan Scully is a Senior Business Development Manager at Metaio, the leading augmented reality software company.

Andrew Kemendo is the founder of Visidraft, which brings CAD-based AR to the architecture, construction and engineering industries.

David Elmekies is founder of iC the Universe, a new company with proprietary augmented reality engine that allows users to embed large amounts of information in small and manageable apps.


Ori Inbar is the co-founder and CEO of AugmentedReality.org, a global non-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing augmented reality (AR).

7.00 - 7.05 pm - IPG Media Lab keynote

Melvin Wilson 

Melvin Wilson is Head of Strategy at IPG Media Lab, where marketers and Interpublic's agencies go to discover and learn about their future.

7.05 - 7.45 pm - Panel 4

Building apps with geodata 

Eddie Pickle is the founder and CEO of Boundless, the company behind the OpenGeo Suite, a complete geospatial platform for managing data and building maps and applications.

Jonathan Levy is a cartographic designer who has worked with clients such as the Antenna International, New York Observer, Airbnb, TED, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art.

Robert Cheetham is the founder and CEO of Azavea, a B Corporation that creates civic geospatial software and data analytics related to land, water and people.

Zach Dunn is CPO and co-founder at One Mighty Roar, a company in Boston that makes products to organize shared experiences across physical and digital spaces.


Lubna Dajani is Principal at Stratemerge, a technology and business services provider.

7.45 - 9.00 pm - Networking continues

Drinks + networking

What are Geoweb Summits?

Geoweb Summits are business development-focused evening conferences in London, Toronto and New York at the intersection of geographic information systems, the internet of things and location-based services.

Who attends Geoweb Summits?

Founders, executives, marketers, managers, developers and creatives of the following companies have participated in our semi-annual summits.

Canaan Partners
Accel Partners
Hot Potato
Luminary Labs
LTU technologies
Chart Venture Partners
Romer + Associates
Galigeo Inc
ff Venture Partners
K2 Labs
Total Immersion
Bessemer Venture Partners
Foxfire Investments
Founder Institute
Megamorphosis Design
Starcom Mediavest Group
New York Angels
Four Legged Features
Lorax Media
CBS Local
Chart Venture
Sense Networks
Affect Strategies
New York Times
American Express
IA Ventures
Luminary Labs
Magnet Media
The Knot
Metamorphic Ventures
Paliwoda Group
Starvest Partners
Deep Focus
Deutsche Telekom USA
SNR Denton
Primary Wave Media
PHD Media
Business Insider
Starcom Mediavest Group
Locality Media
iNovia Capital
Morgan Stanley
Square 1 Bank

Pricing and refund policy

We try to keep prices fair and affordable for different groups within the geoweb community. Ticket sales cover our costs. Geoweb Forum is a bootstrapped project.

There are discount codes out there for students and startups. You are welcome to take advantage of them if you come across them, but we can not apply discounts on already bought tickets.

We will refund tickets if an event is cancelled or moved - which should never happen. Otherwise tickets are non-refundable.