FrankÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s main job at AVSP is to make sure there is ample material for the blooper real. Normally this is done through a series of bad puns, off topic remarks, and launching in to random bits of music to stick into everyoneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s head (which will never be released lest we loose 50% of our listener ship overnight). Never one to shy away from expressing an opinion, his favorite part of AVSP is mixing it up with people in the discussion section. His aspiration for each show is to slip in just enough on-topic puns and one-liners that aren’t worth JesseÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s time to edit out. When heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not harassing Sue and Jesse, Frank’s day job is programming Internet GIS applications. However his true love is working towards his PhD in Political Science. His research interests mostly center on technology in society, technology policy, and community development. Someday he hopes to bring GIS to the unwashed masses of Political Scientists, whether they want it or not.
Each week when we record VerySpatial, SueÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s main job is to keep Frank and Jesse in line and somehow manage to not breathe or giggle too loudly into the microphone. Her favorite part of co-hosting A VerySpatial Podcast is getting to interview so many people in Geography and geospatial industries, and she is still hoping to land a dream interview with tech gurus Leo Laporte or Patrick Norton.
In her other life, Sue is a PhD student in Geography, specializing in Historical GIS, and also has MA degrees in History and Geography. Her research interests include the expansion of GIS functionality to incorporate historical data, digital reconstruction of historic landscapes. She is also working on several customization projects for ArcGIS using ArcObjects and VB .NET.
We are on the road again.Ã‚Â This time on our way to Palm Springs for the ESRI Dev Summit.Ã‚Â If you are going to be there keep an eye open for the microphone.Ã‚Â When we aren’t in sessions we will be in the Andreas Room interviewing folks or wandering the floor hitting people up for interviews.Ã‚Â We will be doing daily reviews at the EDS starting tomorrow night.Ã‚Â See you in Palm Springs.
Jesse is the audio tech guy of the group. Always glaring at Frank since he knows that editing is inevitable, Jesse remains ever hopeful that someday a show will be recorded from beginning to ending that is void of bad puns that he would never release unto the unsuspecting world.
Currently a PhD candidate in Geography, Jesse focuses on the integration of phenomenology and geospatial technologies to study prehistoric cultural landscape. He has a day job in the geospatial technology field. He has also, some how, become a Registered Professional Archaeologist and holds an MA in Geography and a BS in Anthropology with a concentration in archaeology.
Well, we have two more episodes left from our interviews at the AAG.Ã‚Â These are both with the education representatives from ESRI and Intergraph.Ã‚Â Look for those in the near future, though I am not sure I will get them both out before we head out to Palm Springs.
We have been around for about 34 weeks, so it is time to reintroduce ourselves. This is mostly becuse we had some great chibis of our podcast hosts (Jesse, Sue and Frank of course) made by an artist recently. For those of you who aren’t obsessed with anime, chibis are cute versions of the regular people. Over the next few days we are going to role out the chibis for 2 reasons:
- They are really cool
- We’ve never rolled anything out before (though we have threatened a couple of times)
If you like what you see, it is all thanks to the great, wonderful, and powerful Runeechan.
Well, we volunteered to be bumped on our return flight, so that we flew through DC to get back to Pittsburgh to drive down to WV.Ã‚Â On my return I discovered that somehow a bird had taken residence in portions of my apartment (luckily most of my doors were closed so that only 2 rooms were impacted).Ã‚Â Monday night will be clean up and recovery…and an attempt to figure out how it got in.Ã‚Â The podcast and show notes will (I hope understandably) be late.Ã‚Â Look for them around 11 AM EST Monday morning.
So, this week we firmed up our spring conference schedule, and we will be headed to the AAG Annual Meeting in Chicago next week. March 17-18th, we will be in Palm Springs, CA for the ESRI Developer Summit. At the end of April, we’re heading down to San Juan, Puerto Rico for the Society for American Archaeology’s Annual Meeting. Finally, we’ll be in San Jose, CA for O’Reilly’s Where 2.0 Conference June 13 and 14th. Whew! That’s some serious frequent flyer miles, and that doesn’t even include the ESRI International User Conference in San Diego at the beginning of August.
For each of the conferences, we’ll be recording daily updates and thoughts, and grabbing interviews with attendees and speakers. If any of you are going to be at any of these events, drop us an email if you’d like to chat or have thoughts on what you’d like to see us cover.
We recently wrote an article for Geo:Connexion on how new media can be used to support Geography and geospatial technologies. The article is now available through the digital version of the publication at the link below.
We plan to do daily episodes from various conferences that we will be attending, but we are not sure whether to create a new subscription feed that will be just for our dailies or if we should just keep everything in the original feed. The down side of keeping it in the same feed would be the amount of downloads between episodes on conference weeks, while the down side of a seperate feed would be that you would have to be subscribed to two feeds to get all of the content.
To take the poll look on the left hand navigation column of the VerySpatial page, no registration is required to respond to the poll.