Python Instructor Needed for GIS Symposium in April 2008

Eric.Foster at modot.mo.gov Eric.Foster at modot.mo.gov
Tue Oct 30 17:27:22 CET 2007


I am involved with MAGIC  http://www.magicgis.org/   an organization to 
encourage GIS development, sharing, cooperation, etc. and educate 
practitioners in GIS.  We hold a symposium every two years in April (next 
is April 2008) and provide speakers and workshops in relevant GIS 
subjects. ESRI's ArcGIS software holds  the market majority and has 
embrace Python language as a preferred scripting, customization language.  
 One area we have trouble with for our symposium is  getting instructors 
for Python workshops.   The symposium is in Kansas City on April 20-24, 
2008 and the hands on computer based Python course would be held for 4 
hours on Sunday April 20th in the afternoon for about 30 beginner and 
intermediate programmers.   We would like some application to ArcGIS, but 
just basic Python language instruction is also needed.  The instructors 
and speakers as well as the planning committee are asked to volunteer to 
keep the cost down to symposium attendees.    Would you be a good fit (or 
know anyone) as an instructor for this Introduction to Python language 
course?
The Symposium Steering Committee would like to get a commitment by Nov. 2, 
2008 in order to publish a preliminary program.   Sorry for the short 
notice, we thought we had an instructor but do not.   We need a short 1-2 
paragraph summary or outline of the workshop by the Nov 2, 2008 date, but 
will accept later considerations.   We are willing to help develop any 
materials needed.
Contact me by phone or email if you have questions or would like to 
volunteer.   Thanks.

Eric Foster, Senior Transportation Planner
MoDOT, 600 NE Colbern Rd. Lee's Summit, MO 64086
(816) 622-6330

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