Professional Affiliations & Events
Member of the Calgary GoGeomatics Club 2017
Member of the URISA – Urban and Regional Information Systems Association for Alberta 2017
Member of the Geospatial Information and Technology Association 2017
Member of the Alberta Geomatics Group 2017
Conferences and Events
ESRI User Conference
Years attended: 2016, 2017
Location: Calgary Stampede BMO Centre
Details of activity: Attended the conference for education purposes attending all the main speaker sessions including; A Vision for ArcGIS, ArcGIS in Action, Insights for ArcGIS: Understanding Spatial and Tabular Data, Getting the most from your GIS, Drone to Map for ArcGIS, The City of Calgary: Moving to Web GIS and several others.
Reason for attending: Attending the ESRI Canada Annual User Conference provides me with a great place to learn, ask questions and get answers about all things GIS related encompassing current and future ESRI products. They also provide a great opportunity to network with your peers and industry experts.
Farmers Edge North America Conference 2017
Date: March 2nd 2017
Location: Sheraton Cavalier, Calgary, Canada
Details: Unable to specify some activities due to confidentiality, Breakout training Sessions, Guest Speaker: Chris Walby, Guest Speaker: Bruce Croxon
Reason for Attending: This was an internal conference for the 300+ Employees at Farmers Edge. Providing the opportunity for regional managers, hub managers, regional techs, data techs, developers, agronomists, sales staff to connect and establish a professional affiliation with each other. Attending this conference allowed me to me to connect with the field technicians and better discuss day to day job expectations and issues we are facing and how to streamline our workflows. The conference was primarily used to train staff, provide new information about the company’s future direction and development plans.
Date: March 2nd 2017
Activity location: Lethbridge Exhibition Grounds
Details: Information Exhibition on Farm Equipment, Products and Services
Reason for attending: Gain a better understanding of the farming processing, equipment that is being used on the farms and all sorts of products and seasonal processing. By attending this EXPO it has provided me with some background knowledge of the farm equipment, products and processing; my job working for Farmers Edge as a Data Technician requires me to work with spatial farm data collected from the various tractors and spraying machines each machine can be a different manufacturer with a different controller computer containing lots of farming specific attributes. Some examples include swath width of the spray boom/harvesting wheel, downforce information for planting, seed variety’s, various weight unit measurements, moisture, rpm etc. This knowledge also allows me to communicate and relate with the field techs better.