Happy Memorial Day week-end as we welcome summer. Perhaps you have some travel plans or maybe a camping trip scheduled soon. Here”s some handy, light reading materials that you can download and load your iPad library with to help pass the time and learn a few things as well. Enjoy
Yes indeed, are you looking for a chance to get on stage at ESRIUC (well, not the main stage but the next best thing!) The crew is still accepting lightning talk pitches. this is a chance for you to tell your story with a slide deck in 5 minutes or less.. a great opportunity!
- Share one great idea — Tell a story, motivate, and of course, inspire.
- Make it quick — Presentations must be five minutes or less.
- No live demos — Slides only, although they do not need to auto-advance.
Python was conceived in the late 1980s and its implementation was started in December 1989 by Guido van Rossum at CWI in the Netherlands as a successor to the ABC programming language capable of exception handling and interfacing with the Amoeba operating system. Python 2.0 was released on October 16, 2000, with many major new features including, a cycle-detecting garbage collector (in addition to reference counting) for memory management and support for Unicode. (Wikipedia)
A little something fun for you Foursquare / Swarm fanatics (like me). The foursquare checkin service makes available data feeds which can be handy for mashing up or sharing. Foursquare also notes that The iCal (ICS) and Google Calendar formats are especially nice for importing and displaying your entire Foursquare check-in history in your Calendar on your computer. Feeds are made available in RSS, KML, ICS, and GCAL formats. To access from a web browser simply login to your account and jump to https://foursquare.com/feeds/
What can you do with Drone2Map? A presentation about the new, Drone2Map for ArcGIS filmed on location at the 2016 Esri DevSummit event, Palm Springs, CA. Learn about the capabilities of this new product from Esri, expected to be released later in 2016
DigitalGlobe has announced an update to their Maps API that allows for a more flexible budget while still delivering the highest-quality imagery available, and will now offer the service free of charge (temporary) for new apps, allowing them to experiment with geospatial features to enhance their offerings.
As app usership increases, developers can incrementally scale up their plan to allow for app commercialization, custom licensing terms and increased data security, among other features.
It can’t hurt to beef up your coding skills, particularly with more Python! Find out how to write readable, even beautiful, code with Python.
A great story of how one young woman decided to learn a little bit about coding and caught the bug. Now she’s taken things to another level and wants to help young women everywhere get into coding – enter the Karlie Kloss’s Coding Camps for girls. According to this article in FastCo, this summer, Kloss is taking it up a notch by launching her own Kode with Klossy coding camps for young women aged 13-18 in Los Angeles, New York, and her hometown of St. Louis, using Flatiron’s Learn.co curriculum and learning platform.