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.
Before our first sponsorship kicks in tomorrow I just wanted to say a few things. The first is that I hope you all understand why we have decided to go the sponsorship route. We hope to make VerySpatial all it can be, from the site to the podcast and our planned sections that will appear over the next few months including forums, howto videocasts, and a feed devoted to our conference podcasts. Of course to get to the conferences we need to be able to get there and we like SWAG, we like to give away stuff, whether it is on the podcast and site or while we are out and about at conferences. For that we need to have a little cash flow and a little time off from our day jobs, the sponsorship helps with the first one at least
So, who is it that will be sponsoring us starting tomorrow? ESRI. They have already been great to us through our local relationship with Rick Lawson who visited us on GIS Day 2005, but we have expanded that relationship that will help us bring you great interviews in the future and probably some opportunities that we havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t even thought of yet!
David Noble, host of the Education Podcast Reflections podcast gave a quick review of AVSP in his most recent episode (#4). We were mentioned at the 7 minute and 56 second mark. His quote “Worth listening to because they’ve got something to say and are saying it in quite an original way.” will definitely go up somewhere on the VerySpatial site .
Want to know what we are talking about in the podcast each week… Don’t want to rush to the blog to find out… Sign up for the show notes listserv. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, no subject or content required. We began offering this back in October, but since we have so many new listeners and readers I thought I should announce this again. For those of you who are downloading the podcast directly, this might be of special interest since it will allow you to know when a new episode is available.
I have been terrible about giving credit to the bands we play in the podcast. This is mostly because I don’t usually decide what to include until we have finished recording and I am editing the podcast. That said, here is a round of the bands we have featured so far…