Meeting Geography Pioneer Roger Tomlinson at Esri HQ was a memory. We had some fun telling jokes, talking about koala bears, and hearing the story about how Roger and Jack Dangermond met in Santa Barbara in the late 60's.
Now I just need to pick up a copy of Thinking About GIS
Presenting to the 2500+ partners at the Esri Partner Conference was another milestone for me. I was able to speak from the heart about our vision to transform civic engagement.The positive feedback was humbling and encouraging.
What seems to be capturing folks imagination is our BIG vision and our strategy of building products for the mobile and web that take the friction out of the of the process. It is clearer than ever how Esris vision to make the world a better place is perfectly aligned with ours.
This photo highlights another moment with Jack Dangermond, Scott Morehouse, & our partner manager Myles Sutherland.
"This day I completed my thirty first year, and conceived that I had in all human probability now existed about half the period which I am to remain in this Sublunary world. I reflected that I had as yet done but little, very little indeed, to further the happiness of the human race, or to advance the information of the succeeding generation. I viewed with regret the many hours I have spent in indolence, and now soarly feel the want of that information which those hours would have given me had they been judiciously expended. but since they are past and cannot be recalled, I dash from me the gloomy thought and resolved in future, to redouble my exertions and at least indeavour to promote those two primary objects of human existance, by giving them the aid of that portion of talents which nature and fortune have bestowed on me; or in future, to live for mankind, as I have heretofore lived for myself." Meriwether Lewis
We were pleased when Myles Sutherland & Chris Thomas from Esri called us in April because Esri was on our short list of top partners that we wanted to work with. We first met Jack Dangermond at the Gov2.0 Expo in Washington DC. From there, Jack personally opened the door and invited us in. From the get go we could all tell that this was special.
Heres the result of the sprint. Check us out presenting live in front of 11,000+ live GIS pros http://www.esri.com/events/user-conference/index.html First video, about 27 mins in.Its time to wake up the neighborhood!