So it has been 7 years today since Geoger Ltd came into being! It seems an age since I first made the decision (in April 2013) to resign my previous position and strike out on my own. I remember walking round Boston (in the USA - everyone needs an origin story!) harbour with my partner, … Continue reading 7 Years
Although we all go through our careers doing the best we can, in whatever circumstances we find ourselves, the day-to-day rarely changes anything for us. But every now and again, there are moments when something clicks and someone inspires you or changes your mindset so fundamentally that you remember that moment for the rest of … Continue reading Moments
In late 2019 I bought a new laptop, and I want to write up about how that compares to the laptop I had been using until then. It's taken me until now to get around to writing that review, but it's given me a good opportunity to really use the new machine. The two computers … Continue reading Laptops
At their AGM on 26th June 2020, I was voted into the role of Chair for the British Association of Remote Sensing Companies. I am proud to take on this position and recognise the strong Committee that the Association has to guide it forward. Past Chairs and Committees have done a great job of highlighting … Continue reading BARSC Chair
I am in a quandary about my communications. I use so many apps and services! Currently I have accounts for, and can interact with individuals using, the following methods..... TwitterLinkedInEmail - four different accountsTelegramWhatsAppGoogle HangoutsGoogle GroupsGoogle MeetSkypeSlackTrelloWordpressTeamwork ChatFacebook MessengerSignalSMSOh, and I can also have a phone that can be called! Twitter and LinkedIn are generally pretty … Continue reading Too many messages!
On 17th June 2020 the OSGeo:UK committee (of which I am part) hosted the FOSS4GUKOnline one day conference. We were helped on the day by a brilliant group of volunteers. The conference comprised of three streams, names Nightingale (a reference to Covid!), Sentinel (a reference to Earth observation) and Mercator (a reference to mapping and … Continue reading FOSS4GUKOnline 2020
In April the #scenefromabove podcast has held a series of short networking chats. I implemented these, along with co-host Andrew Cutts, in March when the lock downs around the world started to come into effect. There will likely be a couple more chats in May. Where is the growth in the EO sector? The first … Continue reading Networking chats
In this time of lock-down I thought it would be a fun idea to mess about on Twitter with a 'choose your own adventure' style thread. The idea is very loosely based on the books I read as a child. You can find it here, on the Scene From Above account: https://twitter.com/eoscenefrom/status/1249631848344543232 I got a … Continue reading An #eoadventure
Wow! What a year it has been so far. Apologies for not posting more here in 2020. I went back and looked at the list of potential blog post topics that I had generated and so many seem inconsequential given the state of the world in this time of global pandemic. But then I … Continue reading Where next?
At a BARSC meeting in March 2019 about commercialising Earth observation I gave a short talk about something that is critical to all independent consultants and freelancers: day rates! The main point that I wanted to make was that although an individual's day rate might seem high, there are a number of factors that the … Continue reading What’s in a day rate?