Valuable Skills and Qualities for Emerging Spatial IT Professionals (Part 2)

Valuable Skills and Qualities for Emerging Spatial IT Professionals (Part 2)

This is part two of a two-part blog describing important skills and qualities we seek in young spatial IT professionals. The first blog post stressed the value of effective communication skills, maintaining a natural curiosity in a variety of topics, developing enhanced critical thinking skills, and exhibiting confidence.  This blog concludes the topic, and adds a final thought regarding what might be, to some, a conspicuous exclusion. 

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Moving Forward, Walk for Diabetes

 Moving Forward, Walk for Diabetes

Steve Kraabel, a senior client manager based out of GeoDecisions’ Scott Air Force Base office in O’Fallon, Illinois, participated in the Metro East Step Out: Walk for Diabetes on Sept 17. Steve along with his son, Eli, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 8, and 14 of their family members and friends made up the "Kick It for Kraabel" team.

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Esri UC: Observations on a Tremendous Event – Part Two

Esri UC: Observations on a Tremendous Event – Part Two

Having not attended the Esri® Users Conference (UC) for a few years due to other conflicts and travel, I was pleased to see that the attendance, enthusiasm, and stimulating discussions remained as strong as ever in 2016. I would be surprised if this year’s conference did not finally exceed the plateau of 20,000 attendees.  

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Esri UC: Observations on a Tremendous Event - Part One

Esri UC: Observations on a Tremendous Event  - Part One

The UC plenary presentation was inspirational, layering evocative imagery from around the world with excerpts from past UC keynote addresses. I have to admit pining for a little James Earl Jones voice-over, but hearing the powerful words of Jane Goodall, Martin O’Malley, and others gave one the sense of true empowerment.

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