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About

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!

Schedule

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 greet and additional networking opportunities with the folks you've met during the day.

Fulcrum Speakers

Bill Dollins avatar

Bill Dollins

Bill is Vice President of Engineering and Technology at Spatial Networks, Inc., where he oversees the development and implementation of tools and products such as Fulcrum. He is a Maryland resident and a graduate of the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Prior to SNI, he worked with state, local, federal, and commercial organizations for 24 years as a consultant building geospatial systems.

Zac McCormick avatar

Zac McCormick

Zac is the Director of Engineering at Fulcrum, where he leads development on 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. He's self-taught, open-minded, and is constantly absorbing new technologies and ideas.

Alex Helms avatar

Alex Helms

Alex leads Fulcrum's Support team where he helps users hit the ground running with Fulcrum. A longtime Fulcrumer, Alex knows the product inside and out and is always ready to answer your questions. Alex is a proud graduate of Virginia Tech, where he earned a B.S. in Management from the Pamplin School of Business, and he is indeed a real person!

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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. Bryan studied at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and received his bachelor's degree in Environmental Science from Plattsburgh State University's Center for Earth and Environmental Science.

Jason Sanford avatar

Jason Sanford

Jason is a Software Engineer working on Fulcrum's web and backend platform. He has 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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Cory MacVie

Cory leads our Customer Success team where he works tirelessly to make sure Fulcrum does all it needs to for our customers. He hails from sunny California and holds a master's degree in Public Health. Cory also leverages his background in humanitarian assistance by helping support Fulcrum Community deployments.

Heather Robyak avatar

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 Master 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.

RJ Jacques avatar

RJ Jacques

RJ manages Marketing at Fulcrum and spends most of his time focused on online visibility, engagement, and attracting new customers. He graduated from the University of Florida with bachelor's degrees in Media Production and Philosophy.

Tony Gaeta avatar

Tony Gaeta

Tony is an active member of the United States Army Reserves and has served as an Intelligence Officer in both Iraq and Afghanistan. After leaving the intelligence community, Tony attended The Iron Yard Academy and is now a web developer at Fulcrum. Tony currently leads development initiatives on Fulcrum Community.

Joe Larson avatar

Joe Larson

Joe is a GIS/mapping professional located on the Central Coast of California. He has a bachelor's degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and a background in Forestry, Wildland Fire, and GIS. Joe works with Fulcrum users to develop custom workflows, integrations, and data products.

Guest Speakers

Ry Blaisdell avatar

Ry Blaisdell, TRC Solutions

Ry received his Environmental Science degree from Texas A&M and currently works for TRC Environmental Corp, managing a small team of GIS Analysts and Programmers. 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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Eric Czajkowski, Century Engineering

Eric is the lead GIS Developer with Century Engineering in Hunt Valley, Maryland. He focuses primarily on full stack web development and holds a B.S. in Geography and Environmental Planning from Towson University and an M.B.A. from Towson University and the University of Baltimore.

Shawn Pickett avatar

Shawn Pickett, Century Engineering

Shawn is a GIS Developer for Century Engineering in Hunt Valley, Maryland. He focuses primarily on database design, workflow automation, and periodic data wrangling covering a wide variety of projects in the environmental and transportation fields. He holds a B.S. in Geography and Environmental Planning from Towson University. Prior to re-entering the workforce, he served as a U.S. Army intelligence analyst for 8 years.

Shawn and Eric will present the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) Railroad Program Management (RPM) System - A comprehensive information management solution for assets, construction, and maintenance related to highway and pedestrian railroad crossings. RPM makes extensive use of Data Events and other Fulcrum form builder features to create sophisticated field forms and efficient data collection experiences. They will also demonstrate how webhooks and Fulcrum APIs can be leveraged to drive client-facing web applications.

Kristin Carrington avatar

Kristin Carrington, Carrington Risk Consulting

Kristin founded Carrington Risk Consulting in 2007 at the request of Simon (a global leader in retail real estate ownership, management and development, and an S&P 100 Company) to manage their property risk control programs. Ms. Carrington holds a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and she is a Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) through the National Fire Protection Association.

In 2013, Carrington Risk developed SnapCAT®, a mobile application designed to quickly gather specific building characteristics needed for input to models like RMS RiskLink. In 2015, SnapCAT® inspired an entire suite of Apps: SnapRISK® SnapCOPE®, SnapREC® and Self E-Audit®, all of which are used in commerce to assist Risk Managers, Underwriters, Risk Consultants, and Brokers in data gathering efforts. She will be discussing how she has leveraged Fulcrum to grow her Risk Management business.

Randal Hale avatar

Randal Hale, North River Geographic Systems

Randal Hale is the owner of North River Geographic Systems. He spends most days neck deep in geospatial databases, walking around using Fulcrum, or possibly floating in a canoe.

Randy was an early advocate of Fulcrum and NRGS is now a Fulcrum business partner. He will be discussing his work introducing Fulcrum Community to Caribbean SEA (Student Environmental Alliance), a nonprofit environmental organization located in Chattanooga, TN. Caribbean SEA is using Fulcrum Community to empower residents to address problems in their waterways by helping to locate and report point and non-point source pollution problems from the field.

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Miklos Nadas, Brown and Caldwell

Miklos has over eight years of work experience using multiple GIS platforms for spatial analysis and data management. He currently works for the consulting firm Brown and Caldwell, which provides water, stormwater, wastewater, and environmental services for clients. Mr. Nadas holds a bachelor's of science degree in biology from Case Western Reserve University and a master's of science degree in GIS and geography from the University of Akron. He received his GISP in January 2016.

Mr. Nadas will be discussing the use of mobile data collection and GIS tools for political canvassing operations. He will discuss working with voter data, developing canvassing apps in Fulcrum, and the overall benefits of using geospatial technology to strengthen any candidate’s political outreach campaign.

Megan Smith avatar

Megan Smith, House of Hope CDC

Megan is a social worker who has worked with the homeless community in Rhode Island for ten years. She is currently the Outreach Program Manager with the House of Hope CDC and teaches at the Rhode Island College School of Social Work and the Alpert Medical School.

Ms. Smith will be highlighting how the PATH program of the House of Hope CDC, a nonprofit with a mission to prevent and end homelessness in the state and end the personal and social trauma of homelessness, has been using Fulcrum for several years as a tool to coordinate and document its outreach to people experiencing street homelessness. She will discuss why they adopted Fulcrum, how they are currently using it, how the resulting data has improved their work, along with challenges faced and future initiatives.

You can read more about House of Hope's use of Fulcrum in Megan's guest blog post from 2015.

Jesse Bishop avatar

Jesse Bishop, NBT Solutions

Jesse leads the Geospatial Wrecking Crew at NBT Solutions, a Spatial IT company based in Portland, Maine. He is the Geospatial Architect behind NBT’s multiple mapping applications built for clients, and for their now flagship telecommunications infrastructure mapping platform, VETRO FiberMap.

Mr. Bishop will be discussing the technical side of establishing a bi-directional integration between Fulcrum and VETRO FiberMap using APIs and data flows. This integration is enabling VETRO FiberMap users to bring field data collection and data update workflows to life like they never could before by leveraging the Fulcrum toolset. Some examples Jesse may highlght include ice storm damage assessment in Canada, new manhole siting in South Africa, utility pole inventory in Ohio, and more.

Adam Jasinski avatar

Adam Jasinski, The HALO Trust

Adam has worked for The HALO Trust for 10 years, managing landmine clearance operations in Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Myanmar, Georgia, Mozambique, and most recently, Ukraine. His work in Cambodia included the redevelopment the program’s GIS tools, including the roll-out of mobile data collection using Fulcrum. In 2016, he took up post as Executive Director of HALO USA.

Adam will discuss the use of Fulcrum to gather data in support of landmine clearance, from recording the location of mines and unexploded ordnance, to collecting household data to assess the positive economic impact of making land safe for farmers. He will discuss the challenges of working in multi-lingual, remote and offline environments, and integration with legacy databases.

You can read more about The HALO Trust's use of Fulcrum in this compelling case study.

Paul Wickman avatar

Paul Wickman, RESPEC Consulting

Paul is Director of GIS Technology at RESPEC, which acquired his previous company, Flat Rock Geographics, in 2015. RESPEC is an integrated consulting firm with engineering and technology experts in mining and energy, water and natural resources and transportation. Paul has been working with Fulcrum since 2012.

Paul will review Fulcrum Sync for Enterprise, a set of software tools and database approaches built by RESPEC to ensure that collected data meets enterprise best-practice requirements. He will highlight several use cases demonstrating how these tools are supporting permitting and asset management for local government and private sector mine planning and explosives management.

Chris Bartlett avatar

Chris Bartlett, The Sequel Group

Prior to cofounding The Sequel Group, LLC, Chris joined Premier Utility Services in 2013 as their Technology Director and quickly began using Fulcrum for all of its field related inspection and survey activities. The company was acquired by USIC in 2015, and when USIC formed ReconnTECH in October of 2016, Chris headed up the Technology group. In June 2017, The Sequel Group acquired ReconnTECH and all of its assets. TSG is a strategic partner with Fulcrum, helping customers leverage the data collection platform and integrate with their internal business systems.

Chris will talk about how The Sequel Group is integrating aerial layers into existing Fulcrum field data collection apps for things such as photovoltaic farm inspections, motor vehicle accident scene preservation and more.

Location

  • 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.

Registration is Closed

The event has sold out! If you are not able to join us this year or if you have any questions about this event, contact us directly at support@fulcrumapp.com and we'll be glad to help.