Category Archive: Groundspeak

Group Hunts Relegated To Event Horizon

Bad news, people. Organised group hunts are off the events calendar at Geocaching.com – for now, anyway. In February, It’s Not About The Numbers broke the news that Groundspeak planned to introduce this new event category worldwide – thanks to a two-month trial brokered by volunteer reviewers in Canada’s Ontario province. However, community relations manager Sandy Barker …

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Your Launch Pad To The Lilypad

Ever wanted a personal tour of Groundspeak HQ by co-founder Bryan Roth? Now’s your chance, at least virtually. Popular tech website GeekWire has just released the second installment in its new Launch Pad video series, profiling “the Seattle company in the middle of the geocaching boom”. Roth (GC handle: Bryan) begins his tour of Groundspeak’s …

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Jeremy Irish’s Mega Tattoo Decision

UPDATE: NZ MEGA 2012 A trip Down Under for New Zealand’s first Mega may leave an indelible impression on Groundspeak’s Jeremy Irish. The company founder (GC handle: Jeremy) told It’s Not About The Numbers that he is considering getting a Maori tattoo when he visits the South Island city of Dunedin in October. Maori tattoos …

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Reviewing Our Bad Geo-Habits

Groundspeak reviewer IowaAdmin explains our three biggest hiccups when submitting new cache listings. “It’s Not About the Numbers was kind enough to ask me to write a guest blog on the topic of ‘the biggest/most common mistakes you see as a reviewer when players submit a new cache listing’. But since geocachers are Groundspeak’s customers, …

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Second Groundspeak Boss Mega-Excited

UPDATE: NZ MEGA 2012 Groundspeak’s Jeremy Irish isn’t the only lackey headed to New Zealand’s first Mega event. Company co-founder Bryan Roth – shown here in typical Kiwi farming attire – has posted his own ‘Will Attend’ log for GC35TTR and told It’s Not About The Numbers that he was excited about travelling Down Under …

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Organised Cache Hunts On The Events Calendar

You heard it here first, folks … Groundspeak has decided to let everyone hold an event purely for the purposes of geocaching – eventually. Lackey Eric Schudiske told It’s Not About The Numbers that its two month-long event cache trial in Ontario, Canada had gone exceptionally well; so well that it intends to rewrite the rules of …

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Caching Up With … Groundspeak’s Bryan Roth

In this occasional series, It’s Not About The Numbers asks geocachers to find themselves, rather than a hidden container. Today’s victim is Groundspeak co-founder Bryan Roth. . BRYAN ROTH Age:  42 Location:  Seattle, Washington.  Originally from Long Island, New York. GC handle: Bryan. As co-founders of Groundspeak, Jeremy [Irish] was Jeremy, Elias [Alvord] was Elias; …

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The Jeremy Irish TEDx Talk

kjwx spotted this at Only Googlebot Reads This Blog and I saw it at GPSTracklog – the Jeremy Irish TEDx talk (check it out below). I’ve not met the head of Groundspeak, nor really seen any video of him talking, so I was fascinated to watch this, as well as wanting to hear what he …

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OpenCaching.com One Year On

OPINION PIECE First, the disclaimer: my name is Nick Brown and I have been geocaching at Geocaching.com under the name of sTeamTraen for nearly eight years. I’m also privileged to have been a Groundspeak volunteer for part of that period, but everything written here is my own personal opinion and has not been approved, solicited or …

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A Big Party Weekend At Groundspeak

It seems our friends at Groundspeak have a few things to celebrate this weekend. Facebook tells us that Jon Stanley (aka Moun10Bike, the man who invented geocoins) celebrated his birthday on November 19th. We’re also informed that Geocaching.com co-founder Jeremy Irish celebrates his birthday just a few days later on the 21st. But if that wasn’t …

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