Attendees should provide a laptop computer; the speakers will provide the data, the software, and the expertise. Participants will build a geographic web application for exploring Texas, including real estate, transportation, retail, and government GIS data sets. The following aspects of GeoDjango will be discussed and explored:
Creation of Geographic Models
Importing Spatial Data with LayerMapping
Exploring and Administration of Spatial Models
Justin Bronn is a computer scientist and third-year law student at the University of Houston who enjoys studying legal topics related to intellectual property and spatial law. Prior to creating GeoDjango, Justin worked as a patent engineer for an intellectual property boutique in Houston and developed scientific data analysis applications for the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio.
In his spare time, Justin enjoys programming in Python and monitoring the crime rate in Houston via his Houston Crime Maps mash-up.
Justin received a B.S. with honors in Computer Science from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.
Travis Pinney has over 10 years of programming experience, including 6 years with Python. Travis provides technological consulting services to his clients in the medical, geospatial, and legal fields.
Travis received a B.S. in Computer Science from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.
Jeremy Dunck is CTO of Pegasus News, a personalized local news and data service based in Dallas, Texas. He received his B.S. in Software Engineering from University of Texas at Dallas. He reads much too slowly and plays guitar terribly.