TNRIS invites you to Austin on Thursday, May 16, 2019 for the 7th annual GeoRodeo and Friday, May 17, 2019 for JS.GEO.
The GeoRodeo is a roundup of geodevelopers, coders, and professionals from across the state of Texas who are looking to incorporate new ideas and creative solutions into their work. This free, interactive, technical conference is geared toward the Texas GIS/geospatial developer community.
Join us to learn about tips and techniques for open data, open source, commercial GIS applications, and more!
Yes, this event is designed to help you make connections and provide some guidance for accomplishing your geospatial goals. There will be an emphasis on coding and breaking down the process for modern geospatial solutions.
Yes, we encourage you to bring your own laptop loaded with whatever tools and code that you may want or need. There will be wireless internet connections available. Note: Make sure you have a fully charged battery to avoid power outlet ‘range wars’!
Attendees and participating organizations at the GeoRodeo are required to agree to a Code of ConductView Code of Conduct
Note: Agenda times subject to change.
Denver, Colorado based geospatial geek. By day Patrick is a survey drafter for an engineering firm. After work, Patrick runs a popular Reddit map forum dedicated to the appreciation of beautiful maps and geographic data analysis. Patrick also contributes to OpenStreetMap humanitarian efforts in Denver and around the world. Patrick originally started land surveying in Austin, Texas.
Andrew Chapkowski is a software developer and Pythonista. He has over 15 years of experience with IT and GIS. Andrew is a developer for the ArcGIS API for Python at Esri. He has worked in the fields of agriculture, emergency management, and defense.
Michael Shensky is the GIS & Geospatial Data Coordinator for the UT Libraries at the University of Texas at Austin. In this role he develops GIS training resources, provides personalized research consultation services for the university community, and designs GIS solutions for improving access to geospatial resources in the UT Libraries’ collections. He earned his MA in Geography from California State University, Fullerton in 2013.
Daniel K. Pearson has been with the USGS since 2002. He currently serves as the Geospatial Science + Cyber Innovation Branch Chief in Austin, TX. He provides technical expertise to both cooperators and staff, and oversees a team of developers, geographers and hydrologists whose function is to produce innovative geospatial solutions; perform complex hydrologic and spatial analyses; and contribute to ongoing research across the Nation.
Laura’s background is in GIS mapping and government data. This type of work has allowed her to flex her creativity and strategic thinking strengths to innovate workflows, and improve decision making through data-driven insights. She is passionate about making information accessible and useful for stakeholders and recently graduated with a certificate in Interaction Design and Social Entrepreneurship from the Austin Center for Design.
Lunch will be provided to Registered Participants. You must have completed and successfully submitted the registration form in advance of the event to receive lunch.
Jordan Carmona leads the geospatial program across four departments at the City of McKinney’s Development Services Division as a GIS Specialist. Since the beginning of 2017, he has established multiple citizen-centric web applications, integrated non-spatial databases into the GIS, forged two public-private partnerships, and launched the City’s first spatial drone program. Jordan has a dual BA in History and Political Science from the University of North Texas.
Thomas Montgomery works in Municipal IT where he enjoys learning and talking about automation, spatial technology, and data analysis. Thomas' technical interests include open data advocacy, python data manipulation, spatial database management, and the internet of things. Currently employed with the City of Austin, he works in the Austin Resource Recovery department where he hacks together solutions and does analysis. Growing up in Georgetown, his hobbies include mycology, cooking, and writing.
Kevin is a graduate student and graduate assistant at Texas State University. When not working on his thesis research you can find him teaching students in a GeoProgramming or Fundamentals of GIS lab. His interests include leveraging all types of technologies in unique ways to solve difficult research tasks on a limited budget.
As we've done in previous years, we'll end the day with Lightning Talks, where any attendee can step up to present. If you have something quick to share, come prepared with an idea of what you could present within a short 5-minute time slot and sign up for a lightning talk on-site at the event.
Lightning Talk Rules
Following the presentation schedule, we invite our attendees to walk across the street with us to take a tour of the Google Office and socialize everything geospatial development! There is a limited access to the post-event social. In order to attend you must register for the GeoRodeo this year (walk-ins will not be permitted) and declare on the form your attendance to the social.