Like many of us, my team at the office went to remote work with about 8 hours notice. We were fortunate on our team of eight, that in that we already had folks working in offices in other states so the idea of communicating with each other using tools like Slack and Zoom wasn't entirely foreign. Still, going from a fairly tight group of folks you like to see everyday to working in your kitchen with no one but the cat to hear you rail against your upload speeds is a rough transition.
If you're in the Davis/Sacramento area of California and would like to join us, please come out for Geo-Coffee on Tuesday, March 5th at Philz Coffee in downtown Davis. Looking forward to seeing you there!
I know it's February and a little late for a year-in-review kind of deal, but I suddenly looked behind me and realized how much had actually happened in 2018. It's funny because I get to thinking that I haven't been doing very much, not thinking about my field enough or forwarding my skills. I expect everybody feels that way from time to time. But when you sit down and really look at it, you can surprise yourself.
I made a map of my vacation because nerds are cool like that. Thank you to the State of Hawaii for having an awesome public data repository.
Today at work we decorated the geotree.
"Hmmm..." I said. "The north arrow looks crooked."
"Nah," said my co-worker. "That's magnetic north. We set the declination."
I'm working with a colleague to set up a local meetup for women in Spatial Science on GIS Day this year.
It's not just for women. If you're a male GIS professional interested in promoting gender balance in the industry, please join us. The reason I'm inspired to give this meetup a women-in-GIS focus is because our industry isn't particularly gender-balanced. Depending on which survey you read, women make up about ~45% of the industry. In developer and managerial roles, it's more like 20%.
Over the course of the last year, I've been working on a bit of research with a friend from work. We built our final model into a story map and released it into the wilds of the internet this week.
And here we are into another year.
I got my GISP this year. I've been working towards it for awhile, and finally got all the points lined up and got my application approved.
I return from ESRI UC, alternatively titled "18,000 Introverts in Cargo Shorts." But in a good way.
This was my third trip to UC. I always enjoy it. Here are some of the highlights.