VerticalGeo at Salute to Scott

We had a fun day yesterday supporting the O’Fallon, Illinois Chamber of Commerce at the Salute to Scott, a Veteran’s Day celebration for the Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard, and Retired military heroes and their families associated with Scott Air Force Base.  We set up our booth and gave away balsa wood airplanes and candy to the children there and talked with a lot of heroes who have sacrificed for our country.  It was a great event attended by a huge crowd.  We were humbled by the number of people coming by the booth.

Luke at the VerticalGeo Booth at Salute to Scott

We just want to say thank you for all you do to keep our country safe and strong.

The celebration was held at Gateway Classic Cars, here in O’Fallon.  What an incredible place!  They had hundreds of classic cars and motorcycles for sale in their indoor showroom.

Gateway Classic Cars

The White Board Doodles that Became Google Maps

Here is a link to a Sidney Morning Herald article that discusses how the doodles on the whiteboard of an Australian small tech startup called Where 2 eventually changed the world by morphing into Google Maps. The article shows what you can accomplish with a good idea and a good sense of timing. Even more than the lessons of technology Noel Gordon talks about the lessons of agility and flexibility small businesses bring to the marketplace. Here is the link:

http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/revealed-the-whiteboard-doodles-that-became-google-maps-20140826-108een.html