[Tutor] Fwd: [pycon-tutorials] Request: Python Instruction Needed for GIS Symposium
gslindstrom at gmail.com
Tue Oct 30 18:35:42 CET 2007
We received this on the PyCon tutorial list. Anyone interested??
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From: Eric.Foster at modot.mo.gov <Eric.Foster at modot.mo.gov>
Date: Oct 30, 2007 11:18 AM
Subject: [pycon-tutorials] Request: Python Instruction Needed for GIS
To: pycon-tutorials at python.org
I sent out the following hoping to get a Python Instructor for an April 2008
GIS Symposium in Kansas City. If you would be so kind, please consider
forwarding it to your list of folks who may be giving tutorials at your
Chicago Conference. We would be glad to do a little advertising for you in
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 then. I am willing to
help develop any materials needed.
Contact me by phone or email if you have questions or would like to
Eric Foster, Senior Transportation Planner
MoDOT, 600 NE Colbern Rd. Lee's Summit, MO 64086
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