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jgarnett at refractions.net
Wed Apr 5 07:08:46 EDT 2006
Gavin Fleming wrote:
> Hi Oliver and other members
> Welcome to the list. To keep your posts interesting to as wide an
> audience as possible, please include some information or question of
> relevance to OS GIS or data sharing in Africa, or related topics.
Is this limited to data sharing? I was hoping to scare up use developer
chatter as well...
> If you want to introduce yourself, go ahead, but please let us know a
> bit more background about you – what you do, what company / country
> you work in, what your interest or experience in OS GIS is, what
> skills you can share, etc.
I am Jody Garnett, known to hack on a few open source projects (uDig,
GeoServer, GeoTools). You will find my name associated with Refractions
Research (from Canada) and am here "On Assignment" in Africa - and may
return next month.
I have been working in GIS for 10 years, and am really fond of it as a
venue for playing with "big data". I am a "technical architect" -
meaning I can take responsibility for making the right technology
decisions. I actually like mentoring and setting up new developers with
a sense confidence and direction (something that is quite hard given our
domain and the steep learning curve).
I also where a couple of organization "hats", OSGEO member representing
GeoTools, and also the OGC.
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