Boston Seaside


It's finally here! Fulcrum Live is an all day event co-located with the International Conference for Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G). Join Team Fulcrum, our partners, and user community on Tuesday, August 15th in Boston, MA for a full day of presentations, case studies, technical talks, and networking!

Located at the Boston Seaport and World Trade Center, this fast-paced one day event runs the day before the FOSS4G sessions and is completely FREE for conference attendees. Read below to learn more about what to expect at Fulcrum Live, browse the schedule of activities, and reserve your seat at our first-ever user conference!


Tuesday, August 15th

8:30 am to 9:00 am

Welcome & Introduction

Meet the team behind Fulcrum and hear about what we've been up to and where we plan on heading in the coming months.

9:00 am to 9:45 am

All About Field Data Collection

Fulcrum is all about data collection! We'll review data collection essentials, go over best practices, tips & tricks, highlight tools and techniques to improve efficiency in the field, and reflect on some lessons learned from real-world projects.

10:00 am to 10:45 am

Fulcrum Panel / Q&A

Join our Engineering, Product, and Business managers for an open discussion on all things Fulcrum!

11:00 am to 11:45 am

Invited Speakers

We've invited some engaging speakers to discuss how they are leveraging the Fulcrum platform for field operations.

12:00 am to 1:00 pm

Lunch Break

We will provide a casual lunch with networking opportunities and lightning talks.

1:00 pm to 1:45 pm

Technical Talks

Join us for a series of technical presentations from our Engineering and Integrations teams. Learn about the open source software stack Fulcrum is built on and how to integrate with other services.

2:00 pm to 2:45 pm

Invited Speakers

We'll welcome a few more Fulcrum users to share their experiences, challenges, and successes.

3:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Mini Workshops & How To Talks

These afternoon workshops will guide you through some interesting exercises and demonstrate how to take advantage of advanced functions and tools.

4:00 pm to 4:45 pm

Keynote Address / Closing Remarks

We'll wrap up the event with some final words from our management team and highlight opportunities for further engagement.

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Networking Opportunity

We'll stick around after all the planned events for a meet and great and additional networking opportunities with the folks you've met during the day.

7:30 pm

FOSS4G Welcome Social at Harpoon Brewery

Be sure to register early to get a ticket to the Tuesday evening “Ice Breaker” at the Harpoon Brewery. This special brew hall event is "first-come, first-served" as capacity at this venue is limited.

Fulcrum Speakers

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Jason Sanford

Jason is a software engineer working Fulcrum's web and backend platform. He comes to us with a diverse background having worked in local government, technical consultancies, and web startups. He is a graduate of Appalachian State University in the mountains of North Carolina, where he earned his bachelor's degree in Geography/GIS.

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Heather Robyak

Heather grew up outside Philadelphia and migrated south to attend Florida State University, landing in Tampa following graduation. She later obtained an MBA and a Masters of Science in Marketing from the University of Tampa. She came to Fulcrum with a background in sales and marketing in the telecommunications, pharmaceutical, financial services and yachting industries. As Business Development Executive, her goal is to create and enhance revenue streams.

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Bryan McBride

Bryan manages Fulcrum's Professional Services group. He works directly with customers, partners, and prospects, helping them make the most out of their Fulcrum deployments. He will be discussing topics on data collection best practices, data scripting & workflow automation, and systems integrations. He's passionate about helping folks transform their raw data into actionable information for sound decision making.

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Zac McCormick

Zac is a software engineer and leads development on iOS and Fulcrum's core system architecture. His obsession with craftsmanship and quality means he's involved with all aspects of the development process. He's hacked on everything from back-end system services to front-end user interfaces. Zac enjoys working at a lightning pace, so if you can't keep up, he'll probably just write the code himself. He's self-taught, open-minded, and is constantly absorbing new technologies and ideas.

Invited Speakers

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Ry Blaisdell, TRC Solutions

Ry will present a real world project that utilizes Fulcrum as both a field data collection tool and a system of record for pipeline video inspections and ratings. He will demonstrate a client facing interface that utilizes the ArcGIS javascript API, Fulcrum Query API, Dropbox API, and themed mostly in Bootstrap. The discussion will follow the flow of data into Fulcrum through other systems and back into Fulcrum.

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Additional speakers to be announced soon!


  • Boston Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center

    Located in the Seaport District, one of Boston's most vibrant and growing neighborhoods, the award-winning Seaport Hotel is a refuge in the heart of the city. Overlooking Boston Harbor and backed by beautiful city and water views, Seaport is the ideal location for business or family-friendly escapes, with easy access to Logan Airport, the financial district and all major Boston attractions.

Register Today!

Our sponsorship of FOSS4G has enabled us to host this first-ever gathering of Fulcrum users at this amazing venue in Boston. To attend Fulcrum Live, you must have first registered for the FOSS4G conference. If you havent registered yet, you can order tickets by visiting the FOSS4G registration page. Registering for FOSS4G helps support the foundational components of our platform, so you are investing in Fulcrum's sustained future!

Once registered for FOSS4G, click the button below to reserve your seat for Fulcrum Live. If you have any questions about this event, or have any trouble signing up for either conference, just contact us directly at and we'll be glad to help.