geocommunity

18 Apr 2020

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.

15 Feb 2019

Turning of the Year

Submitted by geobug

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 launched a web app...

3 Oct 2018

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%.

19 Dec 2016

Gender Information Science

Submitted by geobug

Recently I found myself sitting at a GeoDev meetup, having a beer with some fellow geeks and waiting for the lightening talks to start up. My co-worker, a recent hire who brought some additional and very welcome javascript and web app dev experience to our team, was sitting next to me. She leaned in at one point, watching folks mingle around us. "Why are they all guys?" she asked.

Welcome to the dev community.

21 Oct 2016

Presentation

Submitted by geobug

I did a presentation this week at my local GIS user group meeting. It was on customization options for Data Driven Pages in ArcGIS; I'm sure you're shocked at my choice of topic.

I had some power point malfunctions, which were kind of unfortunate (why does it never go smooth?) but we worked through it. The audience was pretty supportive despite the totally lack of the demonstration videos that I had so carefully put together, and I made it through. Folks asked good questions.

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