I was reading Geohipster before it was cool…..
I just finished my second interview. No – I wasn’t interviewed. I’m interviewing people. I know – one more thing but it helps round out the day if I get bored. It started off as sort of a lark I think and now it’s turning into something. Several have been involved but Atanas is the lead geohipster.
So what is it? It appears to be a gathering place for those who are a little outside the conventional box….or maybe it’s a group that hasn’t learned not to buck the system….or we’re just a group of people having fun by interviewing others…or we’re re-enforcing the idea that Geo is still a weird wild world.
I never announced I was interviewing people….it just sorta started. I’m not even sure how many have been interviewed but it’s fun. You should head over and read what makes a GIS person tick. It’s a lot more than having a GISP…or using software….or drinking half caf mocha latte chino (I have no idea what I’m saying). For me GIS is always about the stories of why you end up doing what you do. I could tell you all sorts of stories about this skinny kid that went to a city school who hated computers……Who has been a lot of places and who has a lot more places to go. Instead – read about the other stories of why people end up in GIS. It’s fascinating.
Also – You want a shirt? You want a calendar? You want to help fund the insanity? This is all for fun – but it does have a few costs. So there’s a T Shirt (Now in black) and a wall calendar (order it starting with January 2015 as the month). Every little bit helps – who knows you might end up on the front one day in a beard drinking a PBR while listening to records.