East Austin

The Texan way of life and all that comes with it are not forgotten nor rejected here as I wrongly presumed might be the case. No no, far from it. And in East Austin in particular I really felt this.

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Fletcher Berryman
Mapzen to the Linux Foundation

Our involvement with the Linux Foundation over the past few months has been useful and educational, and we look forward to continue the work of Mapzen and maybe even contribute some relevant new work from StreetCred (software and data) in the future.

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Randy Meech
The Stablest Token on the Las Vegas Strip

Our plan is to run a total of four tests before a full launch. Future tests will build on the lessons learned from previous tests, so that by the time we launch we’ll have the right technology and a reasonable understanding of human behavior acquired from real-world users.

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Randy Meech
Finishing Up MapNYC

Yesterday was the last day of MapNYC, when we completed Bitcoin payouts to everyone on the leaderboard. Following our community event last week, we’re excited to wrap this up and start working on what’s next.

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StreetCred Team
From Contest to Crypto

MapNYC was a targeted experiment. We showed what a handful of users - some deeply engaged, some passively interested - can accomplish with the right incentives in place. As our app and protocol become more widely available, these productivity metrics scale exponentially. It’s not unrealistic to envision a living, breathing system capable of mapping entire cities in a matter of days.

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Cassidy Rouse
Improving Data Accuracy

We believe that unless you have a wide, diverse audience creating the map, your data will fail to represent reality. We also value POI data created on location by users, not borrowed from the many existing sources on the internet. These goals guided our UI choices, and we learned a lot over the course of MapNYC, and iterated rapidly.

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Diana Shkolnikov