As readers of this blog know mapping and maps mashups are hot. There will be plenty of interesting discussions, announcements and ideas on these topics and more in less than two weeks at the O’Reilly Where 2.0 Conference in San Jose on the 13-14th of June.
In the spirit of fostering mashup creativity I have a free Where 2.0 Conference pass to give away to a reader of this blog. How do you get it? Reply to this post with one of two types of ideas: Mashup You’d Most Like to See, or, Mashup You’d be Most Afraid to See. Winner will be selected at random on Wednesday the 7th (yes, not much time — so reply soon).
For ideas of course you can check the list of 212 APIs or 719 mashups here. Back at MashupCamp 1 there was an initial set of MashupsWeWant ideas. Earlier this spring at Seattle Mind Camp there was mashup brainstorming, see this crazy diagram here, out of which a week later came the Alarm Clock Rhapsody mashup created by Adam Phillabaum. For the “afraid” part, take a look at the Banned Books Mashup where your Amazon wishlist became a tool of the government versus your privacy (more on that here).
In addition the folks at O’Reilly have offered readers of this blog 20% off admission to the event. Use the promotional code whr06musr06.