So the teaching schedule is starting to fill out. By this week I should have classes scheduled out by 6 months for the Intro to QGIS and Intro to Postgis classes.
As of right now I have these classes scheduled in Chattanooga (also – I can come to where you are if it’s feasible):
|Date||Class||Spaces for Participants|
|Nov 17 2016||Intro to QGIS||10 Available Slots|
|–||Intro to PostGIS||Post-poned|
|Feb 8th 2017||Intro to QGIS||10 Available Slots|
|Feb 9th 2017||Intro to PostGIS||10 Available Slots|
One thing I have had to do that I wasn’t crazy about is postpone the Intro to PostGIS class.
The brief history of me and class writing is this: was an ESRI Instructor, taught a lot of classes, wrote a model builder class, wasn’t an ESRI Certified instructor, wrote a QGIS Class which has morphed into a decent offering. With every QGIS release I’m updating the class. It doesn’t take long to do as the class sticks to the core of QGIS. Most everyone knows something of GIS walking in the door so I’m hoping by the end I’m having a few converts.
The Intro to PostGIS class needs to join up with the next to last section of the QGIS Workshop. I’ve got a rough draft done but I’ve been struggling a bit on how to make the jump. In my head I’m losing potential students in a few spots. If I’m losing ME – I’m going to lose the student. So It can wait – I’m not rolling this out before I’m happy with it. I charge for this but it’s more about evangelism than money – Money is nice – but I don’t make a living out of teaching classes. I make a living out of happy clients. My ultimate goal is about 4 days worth of classes covering GDAL, GRASS, QGIS, PostGIS, and Fulcrum (what – that’s not open source – and I know that but I’ve got a plan for 2017).
Anyway – keep an eye on the training page as more dates appear. By December I should have the all of 2017 filled out PLUS more free training offerings starting to appear on the website.