TNRIS invites you to Austin on Friday, May 4, 2018, for the 6th annual GeoRodeo - 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!
Presentations will be categorized to help ensure the GeoRodeo has something for everyone. We consider all presentation subjects and do not limit only to the listed categories. This year's categories include:
Registration is free and open to all. We look forward to seeing you at the GeoRodeo!
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.
Mark is the Geospatial Lead on the Specialist Team at AWS, part of the Technical Vision and Business Development group. He supports large geospatial customers, and works closely with the Scientific Compute and Open Data teams on projects such as Earth on AWS. In addition, he represents the solution architecture team as the core storage expert. Mark holds a Master in City Planning from MIT with a specialization in Technology Transfer and is a native Japanese speaker.
Martijn has been involved with the OpenStreetMap project since 2007 as a contributor and in a leadership capacity. He sits on the Board of Directors of the OpenStreetMap Foundation. He works for Telenav, where he leads initiatives related to OpenStreetMap aimed at improving the map for everyone.
Cristy is a Regional GIS Specialist for Texas Parks and Wildlife. Cristy programmed an automated python routine which generates a weekly report on data collected statewide regarding Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).
Neogeographer and Director of Esri R&D DC. Open Source & Open Data Architect. Brewer, Trombonist, Cyclist, Idealistic Technocrat. Capitol Hill, DC
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Jeff Ferzoco is on the Customer Success team at CARTO, and spends his days helping people better understand good mapping, design, strategy and technical choices. His background in design and urban planning have given him experience in cities, and he loves understanding places through data and cartography.
Sara is a software engineer at Planet, where she creates tools to help developers, data scientists, and geo-people do amazing things with daily satellite imagery. When she's not geeking out over pretty pictures of Earth taken from space, Sara can frequently be found giving tech talks & teaching workshops centered around Python and/or geospatial data.
Todd has been with the team from the beginning. While he works out of the Exton, PA office, he spends lots of time on the road, interfacing between the Cesium development team and the user community and forging partnerships. As the original Cesium ion power user, he has driven many of the improvements to ion. Todd is a Penn State GIS graduate and has been in the web mapping world for over 15 years.
Andy is a GIS Technician and Python programmer for the City of Abilene and the Abilene/Taylor County 911 District. Before moving to Texas, he worked as a consultant for cities in the Los Angeles area, and got a BA from California State University - Long Beach.
Chris began to blend GIS and database fundamentals to solve data problems 20+ years ago at TCEQ. He was fortunate enough to find TNRIS and moved on to focus on solutions using SQL Server, ArcSDE and GeoDatabases. His current role at HomeAway is as a Database Engineer, where he works with a lot of database technologies (MongoDB, Cassandra, Neo4J, and SQL Server) to solve these problems. In the Fall, you can also find him teaching his GeoSpatial Database class at ACC, where he teaches these same data ideals.
Ibrahim Demir is an assistant research professor at the University of Iowa. His research focuses on hydroinformatics, environmental information systems, scientific visualization, big data analytics, intelligent systems, and information communication. He has led the design and development of many research and operational cyber systems including Iowa Flood Information System, Iowa Water Quality Information System, NASA IFloodS Information Systems, and Iowa Watershed Approach Information System.