Thursday, May 29, 2014

ConnectED Initiative from Esri

Passing along this exciting post that was forwarded to me...

Greetings All:

I know that many of you are active in working with primary and secondary educators and students, or have kids of your own or teachers in your own families.  If so, then see below for exciting news!

It was announced yesterday at the White House that Esri will provide free ArcGIS Online subscriptions for all K-12 schools (instructional use) in the United States as part of the White House's ConnectED initiative.  More information is available at and

Resources to help schools get started with ArcGIS Online are available at

In conjunction with this initiative, we encourage GIS professionals to become GeoMentors who volunteer to help schools set up their ArcGIS Online account, provide data for the local community, and provide local expertise.  More information about the GeoMentor program is at

ArcGIS Online subscriptions for K-12 schools include 500 named users.  The July release of ArcGIS Online will include a new custom role ("Student") and new account administration tools for managing student accounts.

Please contact with questions.

Joseph J. Kerski, Ph.D., GISP  |  Education Manager
Esri | 1 International Court | Broomfield CO  80021-3200 | USA
Tel 303-449-7779, ext. 1-8237 | Cell-Mobile 303-625-3925 |
Twitter:  @josephkerski

Friday, May 9, 2014

Job Posting: Sr. Programmer-Analyst

Organization: GeoNorth
Location: Anchorage, AK
Closing Date: Until filled

Online Job Announcement

Position Description Document

Senior-level application developer performs analysis, design, coding, testing, and deployment of
software applications developed for external clients or internal use. May also be called upon to serve
as technical lead for project teams.

Required Skills:

  • 4 year degree in Computer Science or equivalent degree or experience 
  • Minimum 5 years application development experience 
  • Experience writing JavaScript and/or integrating popular JavaScript libraries such as ExtJS, jQuery 
  • Experience writing efficient SQL queries and stored procedures 
  • Extensive experience in one of more of the following technologies: ColdFusion, ASP.NET and C#, Flex, iOS 

Preferred Skills:

  • Desktop and/or client/server application development experience 
  • GIS Experience, ArcObjects, ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Server 
  • Experience with SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL 
  • Experience with PHP, Ruby on Rails, Drupal CMS 

To view a complete description and apply for this position, please visit the Online Job Announcement link above.