In this installment of our new launch pads video series, groundspeak cofounder bryan roth gave us a tour of the groundspeak headquarters, starting with the treasure chest cache in the lobby that. They are supported by a small team of groundspeak lackeys and over 100 geocaching. Founded in 2000, geocaching hq is dedicated to inspiring and enabling discovery, exploration, and adventure through a unique combination of outdoor recreation and locationbased technology. Topics include adventure labs, 2020 celebrations, privacy laws, and more. Bryan roth is one of three cofounders of geocaching hq, the seattlebased 16yearold company powering the global high tech treasure hunting phenomenon known. Seattle, washington, united states industries gamification, gaming, gps headquarters regions greater seattle area, west coast, western us founded date sep 1, 2000 founders bryan roth, elias alvord, jeremy irish operating status active number. The company was initially founded in november of 2000 to support the ongoing development of the geocaching.
Pharmacology 120 mason farm road 4010 genetic medicine bldg campus box 7365 uncchapel hill chapel hill nc 275997365 united states. In late 2005, bryan roth finally became a full time employee at the company. For retail customers we ship to addresses in the united states and its territories as well as canada. Leveraging a very well known ip and a wellbuilt locationbased gaming platform. Geocaching is a realworld outdoor treasure hunting game played by millions of people worldwide.
Initial revenue came from sales of 144 geocaching tshirts. Joined by his dotcom colleagues, elias alvord and bryan roth, irish started groundspeak, inc. For eight years running, geocaching hq is excited to make outside magazines list of best places to work, said bryan roth, cofounder and president of geocaching hq. By september geocaching had an online home at the geocaching. Geocaching hq was founded in november 2000 to manage geocaching. Jeremy irish, elias alvord, and bryan roth founded the company groundspeak inc. Shop geocaching has grown to now carry a wide variety of geocaching supplies, tools, trackables and gear. Youll hear him share about the very beginning of geocaching.
He was soon joined by elias alvord and bryan roth, who he worked with in his real job at a late 90s dotcom era startup. Employees here can take part in outstanding health benefits, a 401k with immediate vesting, and transportation benefits. Bryan roth attended a geocaching event fourteen years ago. Geocachings bryan roth explains how gaming helps kids. You wont believe the special talent that bryan has and he even gives a. Brayn roth bryan roth, vice president and cofounder of geocaching, in seattles fremont neighborhood where the company is located. Bryan roth presidentcofounder geocaching hq linkedin. History of geocaching 10 years of geocaching event. Jeremy irish, a web developer in seattle, then set up a dedicated website for geocaching enthusiasts, geocaching. Jeremy irish, elias alvord and bryan roth continue to own and operate the. Geocaching is really doing a great job at providing employees with the best possible opportunities to make an impact on a global community of explorers, all while playing where we work. Bryan roth, one of the cofounders of groundspeak, said it was just now putting the finishing touches on that app. I cant expect groundspeak to come out and say bad things about garmin, why would they, i did feel it was important to get some perspective. Here is my list of 10 significant events or people in geocaching history.
The company is working on an app for an android phone. I spent 5 years at geocaching and had a wonderful experience. Using gps to track down hidden caches placed in public spaces was still. Well explain a lot of the acronyms you hear or read, terms and even slang in the geocaching community. We felt that adding an official hq geocache would enhance the experience. Four months later, geocacher jeremy irish began geocaching. This made irish and his groundspeak cofounders bryan roth and elias alvord first movers in the geocaching arena.
Tweetover the last couple of weeks ive been having a telephone and email exchange with one of the cofounders of groundspeak, bryan roth, regarding the launch of. Inside geocaching hq podcast listen via stitcher for. Bryan roth at groundspeak, we have been contacted by a. Premium members have almost unlimited access to all cache data from geocaching. My lab studies all aspects of gpcr structure and function ranging from the atomiclevel analysis of ligandreceptor interactions to in vivo studies.
With the proceeds from sales of 144 geocaching tshirts, they moved the machines into a hosted environment in downtown seattle. Before you head out on a geocache, take some advice from bryan roth, one of the authors of the complete idiots guide to geocaching and vice president and cofounder of groundspeak inc. Geocaching is the perfect outdoor activity for friends and family in the adirondacks. I wanted to confirm that its true i read the original note. Jeremy irish, elias alvord and bryan roth continue to own and operate the web site today. Geocachers were already stopping by the office before we placed the geocache said bryan. Media in category groundspeak the following 14 files are in this category, out of 14 total.
Jeremy irish, elias alvord and bryan roth met at a late 90s dotcom era. Geocaching combines technology, the outdoors and the. Geocachers may discover parks they never knew existed, the hidden history of their community or even the sting of stepping in poison ivy. The three men were inspired by the ways in which locationbased technology could enhance outdoor recreation. If you are not in the united states or canada, you can see our network of distribution partners here.
New roles for jeremy and bryan at geocaching hq the following was written on monday afternoon by jeremy irish, and has since found its way onto several facebook groups. Gadgetwise a scavenger hunt for children, led by gps. We learned all about geocaching, the amazing game of hightech treasure hunting, and we got to talk to the people who made geocaching the crazypopular pastime it is today. See what employees say its like to work at geocaching hq. Fellow founder jeremy irish encouraged bryan to attend. Geocaching cofounder bryan roth said the geocache was placed so that everyone at hq could stay connected to the community. Initial funding for the site came from the sale of 144 donated geocaching tshirts. On our geocaching podcast today, we have an extended interview with bryan roth, president of geocaching hq. A listing of the geocaching items available for sale at gps city canada. Newbie cacher month continues with our geocaching terms and phrases show. If you are not in the united states or canada, you. Cofounder bryan roth is an outstanding person to work for.
From then on, geocaching rose in popularity and spread through word of mouth, media outlets such as cnn, magazines such as slashdot, and by people who accidentally stumbled upon a geocache. Geocaching is a treasure hunting game where you use a gps to hide and seek containers with other participants in the activity. With the proceeds from selling 144 geocaching tshirts, they began to scale the website to keep up with its growing audience. Learn all about all those weird phrases you hear cachers say. Jeremy irish, elias alvord and bryan roth met at a late 90s dotcom era startup and obtained initial funding for the site from the sale of 144 donated geocaching tshirts really. The prefix geo, for earth, was used to describe the global nature of the activity, but also for its use in familiar topics in gps such as geography. Jeremy irish partnered with elias alvord and bryan roth in late 2000 to form the company groundspeak inc. Bryan roth has found many treasures geocaching, but the most precious was his family. Audiodatei horbeispiel anhoren ist ein im september 2000 gegrundetes. People started finding daves container and within a month this activity had a name, geocaching.
Weve worked hard to cocreate a workplace that embodies the adventurous spirit of the global geocaching community, and these awards are a wonderful acknowledgement of. Gprotein coupled receptors gpcrs represent one of the most evolutionarily diverse superfamilies of the human genome. Geocaching hqs president and cofounder bryan roth shares some thoughts about 2019, as well as what hes looking forward to in the new year. So in late 2000, he partnered with elias alvord and bryan roth, two coworkers at sunrise identity, to start a new company called groundspeak inc. Groundspeak started in 2000 to manage, the global headquarters. Bryan roth joins the show to talk about geocaching 2020. It also allows developers to innovate, using geocaching data, with no upfront cost from groundspeak and a built in user base. Jeremy irish partnered with elias alvord and bryan roth in late 2000 to form the. In 2000, he partnered with two coworkers, elias alvord and bryan roth, to start a new company. Hopefully the basic functionality is enough for users to get started geocaching.502 1184 525 1386 1225 1140 116 1058 1216 389 991 1386 542 1154 1351 216 506 307 987 1291 1150 291 411 1140 8 862 947 225 1135 1146 1129 1240 238 685 680 1114 1155 920 807 265 859 1477 1287