Google Dev Video – Women Techmakers

This via the Google Developers Youtube… Coder and activist Jennifer Pahlka believes that apps, built quickly and cheaply, are a powerful new way to connect citizens to their governments. Google’s Steph Hannon chats about the future of Code for America and how to get involved.

Women Techmakers presents Jennifer Pahlka interviewed by Steph Hannon

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EDU Tip – Introduction to QGIS via Self Paced Learning

Here’s a fabulous New Year E-learning opportunity for the young GeoGeek, or anyone looking to polish up their programming skills. QGIS, much like Python, is a skill all the cool kids are learning, and employers are craving! Enter this MOOC from Delmar that enables you to learn valuable QGIS skills in a self paced, online environment – Oh, and it’s free!

Introduction to Geospatial Technology Using QGIS

Self paced. February, 23 2015 – March 27, 2015

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2015 Best Colleges Rankings Like UC Berkeley, Williams College, and Princeton

U.S. News & World Report today released the 30th edition of its flagship Best Colleges rankings, which measure academic excellence. For the second year in a row, Princeton University claims sole possession of the No. 1 spot in the Best National Universities category. Williams College tops the list of Best National Liberal Arts Colleges, making it No. 1 for 12 years in a row. University of California—Berkeley holds onto its spot as the Top Public School among National Universities. [Read more…]

Esri MOOC – Go Places with Spatial Analysis #EsriMOOC

Does spatial analysis get you going? Are you eager to learn more about geotech? If so then this new MOOC from Esri is for you! Some details from Esri… This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is for people who know something about data analysis and want to learn about the special capabilities of spatial data analysis. Spatial analysis focuses on location to gain a deeper understanding of data. Spatial analysis skills are in high demand by organizations around the world. You’ll get free access to the full analytical capabilities of ArcGIS Online, Esri’s cloud-based GIS platform. Previous experience with GIS software is helpful, but not necessary for tech-savvy problem solvers. [Read more…]

Online Mapping for Beginners – The Map Academy from CartoDB

Something innovative from the CartoDB crew (timely given their recent announcement of CartoDB Enterprise) … The Map Academy, a series of online mapping courses – Learn to create maps on the web and visualize geospatial data.

The first course is ‘Online Mapping for Beginners’, which gives a walk through of many CartoDB capabilities. It’s available as 5 ‘chapters’ of 10 minutes or so each that you can follow along with at your own pace. You can get the data for the tutorials at the Map Academy page – see http://academy.cartodb.com/courses/01-beginners-course.html

map academy

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EDU Resource – ESRIUC Papers and Tech Workshop Presentations now Online

Here’s a great resource from Esri that has come out of the 2014 ESRIUC. the company has now generously made available the technical workshop presentations and papers from the 2014 conference. Browse the vast collections of papers and presentations, more than 1,000 in total, all now available to view as PPT and PDF documents – great stuff!

2014 Esri User Conference Technical Workshops

See the Paper sessions HERE and the Technical Workshops HERE

Oh, Nothing Much Here… Just a donation of $1B in Esri Software and STEM EDU

WOW, indeed Jack is making some headlines this week and I love the focus on youth and STEM – for over 20 years now I can recall hearing the industry urging youth to look at STEM for their future and over the time the demand has continued to grow.

Via Bloomberg – ESRI CEO Jack Dangermond discusses strengthening and investing in stem education with Trish Regan on Bloomberg Television’s “Street Smart”. (Source: Bloomberg)



ArcGIS Online Organization subscriptions available for instructional use at no cost via ConnectED

Esri has been working for months on an effort, launching Tue May 27 from the White House. It is in conjunction with the President’s “ConnectED” program, aimed at boosting access to digital learning for all… From Esri…

Esri is making ArcGIS Online Organization subscriptions available for instructional use at no cost to any US school

Esri is making ArcGIS Online Organization subscriptions available for instructional use at no cost to any US school

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E-book Profiles How GIS Technology Improves Health Care Industry

A new resource from American Sentinal University ‘The State of the Modern Health Care Industry in the 21st Century: Technology and Business Intelligence Leads the Way,’ profiles the tech shifts in health care and offers an inside look into how geographic information systems (GIS) can be applied into health care organizations and the industry’s growing need for professionals with GIS knowledge.



See more about the E book in this announcement