Do you love all things Geo? Are you super into tech and python …. Join BayGeo’s GeoCorps for a fun-filled night of Python!
We’ll have a special guest to kick off our first Python Skillshare night, Silas Toms.
Bring your laptop and get ready to dive into some code. No worries if you’re new to python, this is a safe space to learn all about how python and geo come together.
About Silas Toms:
Silas Toms is a geographer and geospatial developer from California. Over the last decade, Silas has become an expert in the use of Python programming for geospatial analysis, publishing two books on the use of ArcPy.
Along with Dara O'Beirne and Arini Geographics, he developed the real-time common operational picture used at Super Bowl 50 and all other events at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. This dynamic system was recognized by the White House and ESRI President, Jack Dangermond, as a unique and powerful application of GIS, allowing the
federal, state, and local government to coordinate and communicate in real time, for the first time ever.
Now, as a President of Loki Intelligent Corporation, Silas develops ETL automation tools, interactive web maps, enterprise GIS, and location data for businesses and governments. Silas teaches classes on programming for GIS with BayGeo, and co-hosts The Mappyist Hour podcast.
GeoCorps is an area of interest group within BayGeo founded in 2017.
The Bay Area is home to a vibrant and tenacious social justice activism and advocacy community that works tirelessly to address issues in housing, criminal justice and the environment and it is no coincidence that the people who work every day on these issues in their own communities know them better than anyone else. Rather than co-opt the existing work of others, GeoCorps seeks to support those individuals and organizations when their needs can be met with the maps, databases, graphics and web infrastructure that our members make best.
GeoCorps is committed to providing professional, quality labor and expertise to help nonprofits meet their goals on their terms. By providing cost-free consulting to nonprofits, we can do a good turn for the community that has supported us while giving valuable hands-on experience to geospatial professionals who want to build their portfolios.
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