Who knew there were so many interesting PE's?!?!?! The guys were joined this week by one of DD's fellow Chicagoans, Mr. Steve Rienks, PE, PMP who is the Director of Engineering at American Surveying & Engineering, P.C. We uncovered a ton of collective wisdom during this episode and still remained friends when the dust settled. Some of the topics discussed include the challenges of working internationally, the 40% rule, importance of being well-rounded, mega projects, 6 constraints of project management, three legged stools, culture = community, managing work-life balance and the "personal timesheet"! Wim Hof was quoted. Music for this episode by The Black Moods!
We were joined this week by Andres Abeyta, Executive Director of Bootcamp GIS. Our key discussion topic is: The Changing Paradigm in GIS Tech Education. He has built a career out of developing content and courses for people to learn how to use GIS. This spans universities, corporations, and the federal agencies. His roles in both GIS Education and the rapidly growing EdTech sector make for some innovative discussion on the gap between what students are looking for and what universities are offering. Students and instructors will be interested in his innovative GIS Certificate platform that offers everyone value due to speed, relevancy, and marketability. Thank you to this week's featured FOTP TopoDot. Elon Musk is quoted. Music for this episode by the Beatles!!!
"Blind Faith" is having unquestioning belief in something. Our guest this evening (and his team) are perfect examples of this! Timothy "Tim" Hawthorne is a 2022 National Geographic Explorer, Associate Professor of GIS at UCF, recent recipient of the UCF Teaching Incentive Program Award, GeoBus Founder and now a Geoholic Podcast veteran. Tim returns this week to share some exciting updates about GeoBus that are going prove that anything is possible when you have a team of like-minded individuals sharing a common goal. Guess what, if you're like us, you too are going to want to bring a Geobus to your state after hearing Tim's passion for this awesome movement. Even better, there is now a proven blueprint for making it happen! Peta Cox is this week's guest co-host! John C. Maxwell is quoted. Music for this episode by Garth Brooks (kinda). RIP Ed Reeder, PLS...the best mentor a young surveyor could have ever asked for.
Gather around the transistor folks and prepare to be educated and entertained. This was a doozy! The guys were honored to have a living geospatial legend join them this week. Mr. Keith Masback carved out some time in his insanely busy schedule to provide a knowledge drop and we can't thank him enough for doing so. Keith is an advisor, investor, mentor, military veteran and connector for (primarily) early-stage startups working in geospatial intelligence and related fields. Just some of the topics discussed include geospatial intelligence, national security, space technology, GEOINT applications, being relevant is not good enough and how we need to take full advantage of this "geospatial moment". Truly podcast gold. Gilbert Gottfried is quoted...RIP. Music for this episode by the Grateful Dead!
"And...we're back...and...we're back....and...we're back..." I promise to stop saying this next time...argh! We hope you enjoy these random unscripted interviews recorded from our very own booth while attending this awesome conference. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like The Geoholics to "add value & make friends" at your next event! Music for this episode by Foo Fighters!!!
00:00:47 - ALEKSEY VOLOSHIN
00:12:10 – KYLE STREETER
00:23:58 – MICHAEL FLORES
00:32:41 – RYAN MING
00:43:34 – DANNY LIGHTFOOT
00:56:31 – TRENT WILLIAMS
01:10:53 – THERON WESTON
01:20:41 – MATT SENNEWALD
01:32:41 – JOE WALLER
01:44:24 – ANNA NAJEEB (SP?)
01:56:05 – AARON SCHULMAN
02:06:44 – CHAD HILL
02:17:41 – SCOTT SPEARS
02:30:34 – PATRICIA YEN
02:40:15 – CHRISTOPHER SHOUP
02:52:10 – ROD TAYLOR
03:07:02 – ALICIA MENDOZA
03:16:00 – FELIPE SAYAGO
03:26:50 – AARON SMITH
03:40:22 – TRENT KEENAN
What do you do when one of your listeners asks "Why does a podcast called the GEOholics never talk about geotechnical, geological, or geomechanical engineering"? You invite them to be a guest of course! The boys were joined this week by Sean Fabor, PE who is a geotechnical engineering professional. Some of the things discussed include defining the different "geo" engineering disciplines, "geo" engineering historical milestones, Leaning Tower of Pisa, soil & rock mechanics, geotechnical investigation & testing, problem solving, UFO's, trombones, and love making music. The winner of the DBLS NASCAR diecast is announced. Sun Tzu is quoted. Music by St. Paul and The Broken Bones!
Who is Trent Keenan? Well, if you're like most folks, you've heard the name but don't really know the man. TK joined the boys this week and wow did we cover a lot of ground! Everything from Trent's lifechanging brush with death, Shoots' calf envy, importance of family, an 88K acre survey, giving to get, legacies, National Surveyors Week and more land survey related statistics than you ever knew existed. COG has started "hooked on phonics"...BS shares some big news and DD gets a part of his life back! Listen and win a DBLS NASCAR diecast. Abraham Lincoln was quoted. Music for this episode by Ayron Jones. Stop by and see us at the Western Regional Survey Conference!!!
Prepare to be educated and entertained! The boys (including Shoots) were joined this week by Laura Newbrough. Laura is a Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional and the founder of LNHR Consulting, a fractional Human Resources and Payroll solution for businesses of all sizes. With her 20 plus years of experience, she has helped businesses develop and implement custom, efficient, and effective HR solutions from scratch. Her passion is culture and inclusion with a focus on diversity programs to enrich the employee experience. Happy National Surveyors Week...listen and win! John C. Maxwell as quoted. Music for this episode by Led Zeppelin!
What a blast! The guys (and gal) were joined this week by none other than Mr. Rami Tamimi! Rami is a rising star making his mark on the geospatial community in more ways than one. He is an instructor and Ph.D. student in the Geodetic Engineering department at THE Ohio State University, a social media influencer (check out the Rami Tamimi YouTube channel) and clothing czar (check out surveyshirts.com). Lets not forget to mention that he was also awarded the Younger Geospatial Professional Award at GeoWeek 2022?!?!? Some of the things discussed include how Rami's father played a key role in him becoming interested in land surveying, the power of social media, all the exciting things ahead for geomatics professionals, some unique challenges we are facing as surveyors and the importance of mentoring being a two-way street. Added bonus, Peta Cox joined the boys and provided great perspective and added value! One of the best Arabic proverbs ever written was shared. Music for this episode by JadaL!!!
Producer Note: There may or may not have been a bottle of Arizona Distilling Company Copper City Bourbon consumed during the recording of this show! The boys were joined this week by Mark Taylor, Chief Geek & Owner of Extreme Aerial Productions. EAP is a professional drone company providing photography and videography for roof inspection, construction, real estate, home builders, survey companies, film & so much more! Just some of the items discussed include business related lessons learned, unique challenges of owning a UAV biz, keeping up with technology, capital expenditure decisions and why some tend to undervalue their professional services...argh. YouTubeTV or HuluLive? Winston Churchill was quoted. Music for this episode by U2!