Geospatial Technology Manager at the Harvard Center for Geographic Analysis
Ben is architect and manager of Harvard WorldMap (http://worldmap.harvard.edu), an open source infrastructure to support collaborative research around geospatial information. Ben is also leading a team to build a global registry of web map services (HHypermap) and another to develop a platform to support interactive exploration of billions of spatio-temporal things.
Before joining Harvard Ben was a project manager with Advanced Technology Solutions of Pennsylvania (now GeographIT), where he led the company in adopting platform independent approaches to GIS system development.
Ben studied Chinese at the University of Wisconsin and has a Masters in Planning from the University of Pennsylvania. After Penn, Ben worked at the U.C Berkeley GIS Lab, started the GIS group for the transportation engineering firm McCormick Taylor, and coordinated the Land Acquisition Mapping System for the South Florida Water Management District.
Ben is especially interested in technologies that lower the barrier to GIS access.
We want to encourage more women to dominate the web! That's why from Django Girls Colombia and PyCon Colombia with the support of Python Colombia and Argentina in Python we are organizing a workshop on February 7 where you can build your own website from scratch in a day. In addition, we will use all the tools that professional programmers use daily. And in a very simple way!
You can participate as Assistant to learn in the workshop or as Coach (If you are fluent in Spanish) serving as a mentor to the attendees
Only requirement: Register and wait for confirmation email on January 21.