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Othman Laraki
Director of Geo, Twitter

Website | @othmanlaraki | Attendee Directory Profile

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.


Location: Ballroom III - VI
Othman Laraki (Twitter)
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. Read more.
Location: Ballroom III
Elad Gil (Twitter), Othman Laraki (Twitter)
One category of requests we've been seeing is for the ability to perform complex reasoning over large datasets. For example, can you tell where the cougars and Yuppies live based on census data? Traditional methods of storing and querying data don't scale here. We will discuss how to design a system to make this possible. Read more.
Othman Laraki (Twitter), Elad Gil (Twitter)
An increasingly exciting view of geo-data is the real time or time based component. We explore how our time and space collide in apps like Foursquare, Clixtr, and others (i.e. when at Where 2.0, you want to check into the conference, not the San Jose Marriott). We discuss how information will be organized, queried, and surfaced to enable the time dimension of context.