Esri UC Scavenger hunt tip #7- Tools for every Jobe.

Only one week to go until we will all be broadening our horizons at the Esri UC in San Diego. Since becoming part of the Maptiks team later last year I had the pleasure of meeting some of the team from GeoJobe at the Esri Partner Conference. These are the excellent people behind the very useful Admin tools product among other services.

However, I didn’t have the pleasure of meeting Neill Jobe Founder and CEO. I think I’ll have to use that twitter program again. Hope to see you there Neill.

Esri UC Scavenger hunt tip- Call Cliff.

After hearing tale of many trips to the Esri UC in the past, I heard about the naval ships docked there. I don’t consider myself a history buff, however I have always been fascinated by the gigantic ships of the World War II. When I heard about the ships in San Diego I was really excited. The U.S. Navy has been at the forefront of many conflicts and has many heroes.

Clifton A. F. Sprague

This honored veteran served in not one, but two world wars and was a 3 star general. I am looking forward to checking out the carrier when I take a break from this whole scavenger hunt thing.

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