Tag: career

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How to be a geodev

I recently made a comment in jest about how to be a Geospatial Web Developer. How to be a Geospatial Web Developer? Put it on a business card and figure out the details later.— Rene Rubalcava (@odoenet) April 30, 2017 It was inspired by perusing this reddit thread. I’ve talked about similar topics before. Although,…

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Customize Your ArcGIS Online Org Page

I wanted to do something a little different today. I was reading a post somewhere about how can GIS developers showcase their portfolio as part of their job search. One thing that came to mind aside from some of the standard stuff like maintaining a github account, was to showcase Web Maps, Layers and more…

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2017 Goals: Hope Is Not a Strategy

One of my favorite quotes recently comes from Chris Voss, author of Never Split the Difference. That quote is in the title of this post, Hope is not a strategy. That’s how I want to approach my future goals. I can’t hope I’ll get to them. I need a plan and I need some milestones….

2016 Goals: More Cowbell

Well, 2015 was interesting for sure. Some pretty major changes, all for the better. These were my 2015 goals and while I was doing well in all of them, some pretty big changes happened during the year to mix things up a bit. Things that happened I left my cushy local government job of 13…


Review: Soft Skills

I haven’t done a review in a while, last time it was on a series of TDD screencasts. But every now and then, I come across a book or training course that I think, damn, that was awesome. I read and listen to a ton of books on varying subjects, mainly on development, productivity and…


2015 Goals: Getting Real

I had a jam-packed 2014. Reviewing my 2014 goals I met some and not others. Work I have like three jobs, including my day job, which at times can stretch my sanity, but I’ve been managing. SmartGeotech: Business is progressing here. I’ve had the opportunity to work on a couple of projects that really try…

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GIS Analyst to GIS Developer

I’m going to keep this short and simple. If you’re a GIS pro or student and wondering how to get started learning how to boost your developer chops, I’m going to list some resources. For some detailed geo-career advice, I’d recommend Justin Holmans blog with tons of great resources. I’m a GIS professional, why do…