TECH WEEK 2019
22 May 2019 08.30 – 16.30
WHAT: Full day Tech Week conference
WHERE: Vodafone Xone, 213-221 Tuam Street, Christchurch central
WHEN: 08.30 – 16.30, 22 May 2019
WHY: Because location intelligence is the shiz
Location powers our lives every day – whether it’s Uber, Google Maps, or a super-important app that finds the best caffeine fix in your neighbourhood. That same (geospatial) technology is propelling industry, business and government forward in the digital age.
Come and learn from industry front-runners about real-world projects where location and geospatial technology are the heroes. Then, put your fingers to the keyboard and learn some practical skills in afternoon workshops.
Finally, let's get to know each other a bit over a few drinks to round up the day.
Whether you’re a seasoned geospatial professional or a location data newbie, Location Intelligence 2019 is for you.
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Location Intelligence 2019 Workshops
How to build
a web map
This is webmapping 101. Learn step-by-step how to create your own webmap using ESRI and open-source platforms. Bring your laptop.
• An ArcGIS online account (register free at url: http://www.arcgis.com/index.html)
• Download data prior to workshop (URL will be provided closer to the date of the workshop or on the day of)
How to build a web map is presented by Will Jones
Will has a broad range of geospatial skills, coding languages and experience that he has applied to several geospatial projects, including NCTIR’s work to restore earthquake-damaged infrastructure in Kaikoura. Will is an artist/user interface expert with a flair for user experience, design and data visualisation.
Data stories and
Viz with R
Learn how to tell a compelling data story, borrowing from great work being done in the field of data journalism, followed by an introduction to visualising geospatial data in R using the latest packages.
Sign up for a free account with RStudio Cloud (https://rstudio.cloud/)
Location Data Journalism is presented by Harkanwal Singh
Harkanwal is a pioneer – he was the first full-time data journalist in the NZ media, as data editor at the New Zealand Herald until mid-2017. He is founder and principal at Elements Data Studio, which produces interactive data visualisations and develops workshops on data storytelling.
This workshop is all about QGIS – a free and open-source geographic information system where you can create, edit, visualise, analyse and publish geospatial information. Bring your laptop.
Installation of QGIS prior to workshop (https://qgis.org/en/site/forusers/download.html)
Download data prior to workshop - (URL will be provided closer to the date of the workshop or on the day of)
QGIS is presented by Santosh Seshadri
Santosh is an innate philosopher, academic, world traveller and multi-linguist, not to mention a formidable talent when it comes to geospatial innovation and technical expertise. He has more than 10-years’ experience in geospatial techniques and project management.
This may be the first joint remote sensing/AI workshop ever. Given the complexities involved, it’s a talk/discussion and unconference-style session. Bring your questions.
Prerequisites: Some statistical background is recommended
Remote Sensing & AI is presented by Dr Kurt Joy and Sagar Soni
Kurt is a bit of geospatial genius, GIS lecturer and remote sensing expert. He’s spent a lot of time leading Antarctic research and recently developed Waikato University’s UAV hyper-spectral mapping platform.
Sagar is a data scientist who specialises in artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning algorithms for automated feature extraction and classification. It takes several wind farms to power his GPUs, but he’s developed some impressive stuff.
This session is an interactive, unconference style workshop where you get to help set the agenda and discuss potential spatial solutions to business pain points. Bring your data problems.
Location Intelligence In Business is presented by Kurt Janssen
Kurt Janssen is a geographer and geospatialist with a passion for emerging technology and data. He worked for central government and private companies in New Zealand and California before establishing geospatial consultancy Orbica in February 2017. Kurt is renowned for thinking outside of the box.
Workshops x 5
Beersies and networking
with Ryan Ashton
213-221 Tuam Street
Christchurch Central 8011
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22 May 2019
08.30 - 16.30