December 11, 2011

My Brilliant Geospatial Career

Posted by josediacono @ 9:01 pm under Uncategorized

Teenage girls in Victoria can find good vintage clothes with the mymarkets app

I recently was invited to give a presentation about careers in spatial to 200 year 12 girls and teachers at Cheltenham Girls High School in Sydney. I gathered a lot of material at the spatial@gov conference the previous week – talking to young women at the conference about their careers. Andrew Bashfield told me how his company Intermap technologies is working with a group in Borneo called Deforestaction. School students check satellite imagery each week for changes that flag illegal logging. I used an example of an app to help them find vintage clothes in Victorian markets.

I purposefully kept it very non technical (it was last thing on a hot afternoon) and it was very well received. (They cheered!) I’m happy to give it at other high schools or for others to modify it and present themselves.

It has creative commons licencing and presentation notes. It is on slideshare

 

October 15, 2010

spatial@gov news

Posted by josediacono @ 9:17 pm under Uncategorized

Wow, Maurits and my presentations have been viewed 84 times each now. That is pretty good going.  No comment yet though. All the presentations have been uploaded to a private page on slideshare for the eyes of conference delegates only. This is a bit frustrating since speakers were urged to publish their presentations under creative commons (most did).  But because some speakers didn’t want to, now none of the them are being shared freely. I would urge speakers who want to share their presentations more widely to upload them to slideshare themselves and put spatial@gov in the title so they are easy to find.

Welcome news. OSDM are looking into a blog for spatial@gov.