I’ve got 9 seats left in the QGIS workshop. Almost everyone is there for the two day fun so far.
Training has always been one of those hit or miss things with me. Back when I was an ESRI BP it was a needed thing…Well – Let me backup. I approached work more like a three legged stool: advertise, teach, work. To be honest I’ve never been thrilled with the idea of training as of late. There are a lot of businesses that teach the geospatial dark arts for a living. I’d rather have you as a client and work with you to further the cause – vs – have you listen to me for 8 or more hours.
Since I started teaching QGIS I’ve been keeping a list of notable phrases:
- How good can it be – it’s free.
- Get what you pay for.
- We can’t afford training
- We can’t afford any more software purchases.
- We can’t afford more maintenance.
So I can be either proactive…or reactive. Come take the Workshop. If you’re organization is so broke you can’t do $325 or $500 talk to me. If you can – then you get me for 4 hours (give or take – mostly give). I want you to succeed. I also want you to see that GIS is a big world and you can save money with QGIS. The idea of Spatial Connect is process over more software.Worry about your data. If we burn through the four hours and you need more help – we can talk.
For those of you screaming “I CAN’T BUY MORE SOFTWARE” you may not have to purchase more software. “I’M NOT GETTING RID OF MY ARCGIS LICENSE” – I don’t want you to – it makes excellent cartographic products and there are a ton of extensions out that only support ESRI Desktop…… except you can extend and expand what you are doing with FOSS4G. Come hear about Fulcrum (not taught but it is part of the examples given).
Anyway – why do this? Because I can. Show up. Learn something new and useful. Email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more info.