We are very, very excited to announce that we’ve moved to our new expanded and relocated Darwin office!
While those of you who live in sunny Darwin will know that we’ve been operating out of the Northern Territory for some time, today is the first day in our new “official” premises. An official Darwin office has been in the pipeline for some time (until now we’ve been working out of a serviced office up there) – which is why this is such a big deal for us.
October Tech Directions kicked off in Darwin yesterday and after a full day presenting and then catching a 1.45 am flight back from Australia’s far north the guys were forced to chat with me so I could give you a rundown of the day.
Ok here it goes…
Darwin put on a good showing for our technical specialists with about 45 people turning up in the far north to the first of our tech directions series. From the day these were some of the common questions:
Tell me more about the iphone! Yes we are all (well about 95% of the population, and according to recent research from the Australian Communications and Media Authority which shows there are now more mobile phones than people in Australia. And the 2009 Australian Mobile Phone Lifestyle Index undertaken for AIMIA found that 77% of respondents used their mobile phones for a purpose apart from texting and/or voice.) in love with our phones, but they can serve a higher purpose and you want to know what it is.
October 2010 Tech Directions series is about to kick off in Darwin today and we wanted to give you an outline of the program…
8:55 – 9:00 am Opening… please take your seats everybody
9:00 – 9:25 am Welcome to Technology Directions The Tech Directions plenary will take a look at trends which are affecting our industry and how these trends are only opening up GIS and location to people everywhere and our place in the “location revolution/evolution”. Also, what does this mean for us? How can ArcGIS 10 help us to be more productive, leverage different technologies but also help us with content, resources… a true GIS system
9:25 – 9:35 am Our technical specialists will demonstrate the usability improvements in ArcGIS 10 which will help us save time… Take a look at searching, editing, attachments, parcel editing, python, imagery and geoprocessing.
9:35 – 10.00 am There are common patterns of work which organisations undertake and GIS can be of benefit to all of them…the tech directions team talks about these patterns and where we know GIS has a natural synergy.
The GeoSpatial Revolution.. see what’s happening
10:00 – 10.30 am How do I get from where I am to 10? We take a look at what to be aware of, going about it and things to consider…
10:30 – 11.00 am Morning Tea…come and join us for some treats (Josie our event coordinator assures me the food is delicious)