So, you may be wondering, what’s up with that cool, little robot that’s hitching across America this summer? Recall early in July we shared the official pre-trip announcement titled “Canadian hitchhiking robot to cross the U.S., relying solely on the kindness of strangers“. Well, I guess not all strangers are kind as Tripbot’s journey has come to a sudden end, sadly, this means that USA won’t get to experience all the fun that could have been!
Some interesting research looks at the state of the PC market… findings from IDC show a year-on-year decline of -11.8%
An interesting career opportunity has popped up in our GeoJobsBIZ Career portal as HOT is seeking an executive Director. Recall, HOT applies the principles of open source and open data sharing to improve the welfare of the communities where we work, especially those at risk of natural disaster or other crisis.
The successful candidate will approach HOT with creativity and drive leading us to grow into the future. [Read more…]
A quick update as you may have heard the news. Industry veteran, Roland Mangold will be heading up the roll of Editor at LiDAR Magazine. In case the name sounds familiar to you, LiDAR Magazine is one of our sister properties / publications here as we all fall under the umbrella of Spatial Media LLC – see spatialMedia.us Spatial Media also operates The American Surveyor Magazine, GISuser.com, the Machine Control brands and other Geo-Technology focused properties.
Here’s a handy dataviz resource – Marketer’s Guide to Infographics — There is a reason why Instagram and Pinterest are two of the fastest growing social networks — visuals still work. Infographics make points visually while also being portable and easily share
A little mid-week fun here to break things up a bit… those of you who know me know that I’m a dog owner and dog lover, as are many of you I’m sure. However, have you ever considered taking the pooch into the office to hang out with you? If so there’s a few things you’ll need to remember before attempting this.
Dog lovers will be taking their pets to work the week of June 22-26. The annual “Take the Dog to Work” event celebrates the bond between people and their canine companions and demonstrates the joys of being a pet parent. [Read more…]
This tidbit comes my way via The Pipeline Fellowship, a national angel investing bootcamp for women. The group is looking to create 40 new women investors in Denver this month, Denver’s Female Answer to Mark Cuban!
An interesting request from the Cincinnati City Manager… City Manager Harry Black is asking Cincinnati drivers to join the campaign to “Be a Pothole Spotter.” from the news post – “We’re in primetime pothole season. The ground’s thawing up, and cars are hitting potholes all over town. We need everyone to tell us about these potholes so that we can fix them as quickly as possible,” Black said.
Nobody likes too much Government intervention, however, with the number of “near misses” between UAVs (drones) and commercial aircraft on the rise, not to mention the privacy concerns, it was only a matter of time before the rules get stepped up. the next step may likely be a move towards licensing and/or certification and may not be a bad idea!
Trends like big data and mobile media are translating into growing paychecks in 2014 for some professionals, according to Salary Guides from Robert Half Technology and The Creative Group.Moving into 2015 the demand for .Net developers, Systems Administrators, Java Developers, and web developers continues to grow.