Zach Dunn, co-founder at One Mighty Roar

Zach Dunn is CPO and co-founder at One Mighty Roar, a digital product company in Boston, Massachusetts started in 2009 with his genetic business partner Sam.

One Mighty Roar makes products to organize shared experiences across physical and digital spaces.

Over the past four years, Zach has helped clients ranging from world class brands to Fortune 500 titans expand how they think about digital.

Along the way, his team built the world’s largest online game of “Would You Rather” which doubles as a formidable polling engine.

Zach’s current focus is Robin, an Internet of Things platform that connects people with the devices they use by helping people “sign in” to physical spaces.

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Find Your Five Minute Culture

If I spent five minutes alone with a random person in your company, would I get the right impression?

Earlier this week I spoke on a panel about company culture. Culture is a whale of a topic, but this panel’s common thread was how to grow something that works. Once you hit your stride, how do you actually explain it to others? More importantly, how do you know when the culture works?

Good culture shows up in results instead of manifestos. At One Mighty Roar we use a five minute culture …

Why Your Agency Experience is Perfect for Startups

You got hired because you have a passion for brands and were able to talk intelligently to the client about Snapchat. You always thought you’d be doing something that had an impact on consumers. Clearly, writing Facebook posts for a cheese client wasn’t what you had in mind when you envisioned your career at a marketing agency.

So you’ve realized it’s time to do something else. The good news is, your skills are not at all limited to agency life. In fact, they are very …

How to Balance a Startup With Parenthood

One of the common startup myths is that single 20-somethings are the most successful entrepreneurs and that they are the demographic that starts the most companies. Zach and Sam may have started One Mighty Roar before they were even legal to go into a bar, but research from the Kauffman Foundation states that the average founder is actually 40 years old. The same report shows that nearly 70% of entrepreneurs are married and 60% had at least one child. So much for the stereotype.

Tons of …

The Internet of Islands

This morning I found a device that would turn my bed into a giant scale.

It’s a high point for hardware. The rise of crowdfunding and the maker’s movement have helped awesome ideas turn into products you can actually own. We live in the future. Everything is wonderful and nothing is wrong.

Unless you count the islands. Those are a problem.

Gilligan’s IoT

What are islands? Turns out when great hardware launches constantly, the connected device space becomes an overloaded tech …

Improving the Conversation Between Strategists & Developers

Hey developers and fellow strategists, we need to talk.

I’ve noticed that we think differently about our relationship in the builder community. You get excited over hardware, lines of code and open APIs while I seek to influence consumer behavior with technology. I feel like this divide may push us away.

Let’s fix this.


Helping Developers

I’ve realized my role in the builder community is to be your biggest fan. I may never need to code in my life but understanding you as a …

Agencies, Product, and the Business of Building for People

“You have clients? So you’re an agency?”

For the first two years of One Mighty Roar, the question of “What do you call yourself?” came up a lot. Externally, people saw as a company with a growing portfolio of brand clients and a trail of websites and social campaigns behind it. Internally, our team saw a growing stockpile of self-made code and tools which tied those projects together. Whatever OMR was didn’t feel exactly like an agency, but it was close …

Recruiting Engineers Who Aren’t Scared to Talk to People

We believe to be a good citizen of the developer and open source community is to hire good engineers for One Mighty Roar. This means engineers that can build utility apps like Lantern, connected device platforms like Robin, and hardware projects like Tableduino.

Rules for hiring

When we started, we made the decision to only hire engineers who were fully capable of interacting well with fellow engineers, but can also confidently talk to clients and present at events. Here’s how …

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.

Moderator

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.

Moderator

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.

Moderator

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.

Moderator

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.

Skyhook
Lokadot
Canaan Partners
Objectgraph
Accel Partners
Cloudline
Socialight
Hot Potato
Luminary Labs
Lokadot
Rosetta
Vrinda
LTU technologies
CityPockets
TangentVector
Chart Venture Partners
LavaMap
HopStop
Maponics
Imano
Lumatic
Romer + Associates
PlaceIQ
AdMonsters
GeoIQ
Galigeo Inc
Sonar
ff Venture Partners
BiteHunter
K2 Labs
Geostellar
Vizzuality
Betaworks
Broadcastr
SonicNotify
Nokia
Total Immersion
Bessemer Venture Partners
Esri
R/GA
LocalResponse
Foxfire Investments
OgilvyOne
RGHTCRWD
Founder Institute
LocaModa
Megamorphosis Design
GroupArgent
Xtify
Starcom Mediavest Group
New York Angels
NYC DoITT
Humble.tv
SPM IBI
Four Legged Features
Lorax Media
Densebrain
Circus
StoreFinders
Phone.com
CBS Local
Chart Venture
WellApps
Sense Networks
Soversa
Goodzer
WebMD
360i
Affect Strategies
New York Times
@radical.media
American Express
Sailthru
IA Ventures
Luminary Labs
Goby
Magnet Media
The Knot
Apple
Metamorphic Ventures
Crowdbeacon
Paliwoda Group
Starvest Partners
8Coupons
Hotlist
Socialight
Placecast
SCVNGR
Deep Focus
MobileBehavior
Baristanet
Deutsche Telekom USA
SNR Denton
NearVerse
Primary Wave Media
PHD Media
Hyperpublic
Business Insider
SimpleGeo
Outcast
IBM
Starcom Mediavest Group
Retailigence
Locality Media
JiWire
Taap.it
Ogmento
iNovia Capital
Morgan Stanley
PSFK
ADstruc
Square 1 Bank
Telcordia
YellowBrck

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.