This month’s SDForum Search SIG, taking place at Yahoo! Headquarters in California on April 11th, is called MapOFF! and will feature panelists Jeremy Kreitler from Yahoo!Maps. Thai Tran from Google Maps, Alex Daley from MSN Virtual Earth, and Andy Yang from Ask.com. This could be really interesting, but unfortunately, I’m pretty sure our boss won’t let us hop on a plane for a 2 hour and 45 minute panel. Oh well. Maybe they will do a videocast or even a podcast of the discussion. For those of you in the Sunnyvale, California area, it only costs $15 to register and you probably won’t get a better opportunity to see some of the big names behind web mapping all on the same panel.
The state finals of the National Geographic Bee were completed last Friday, and each state winner will now travel to Washington, DC for the national finals. The winner will receive a $25,000 college scholarship, the second place finisher a $15,000 scholarship and third place a $10,000 scholarship. The winner for each state is listed at the end of the National Geographic News announcement.
Good Luck to all the winners!