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Geostreams

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Othman Laraki (Twitter)
Plenary
Location: Ballroom III - VI
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Geostreams Presentation [PDF]

Twitter recently added location to its platform. Now users can update their locations with their tweets creating a new class of geodata for Twitter API developers. Othman will discuss the geo aspects of the platform.

Othman Laraki

Twitter

Othman is Director of Geo at Twitter (@othman). Prior to Twitter, he was the co-founder & President of Mixer Labs (GeoAPI.com/TownMe), which Twitter acquired.

Before Mixer Labs, Othman was at Google, where he managed a number of products including the Google Toolbar, Google Gears, early Firefox extensions, as well FastNet (real-time fetching and caching infrastructure). Prior to Google, Othman was at ACCESS Systems, where he ran server-side engineering. Othman currently serves on the board of directors of ESI Group, a publicly traded French software company. Othman has an MBA from MIT and a BS + MS in Computer Science & Industrial Engineering from Stanford.