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WFH Pythonista Ep#17: a webinar talk show with Oshean Lee Garonita, Geospatial Analyst at Thinking Machines Data Science
Have you ever wondered what a typical day looks like for a Geospatial Analyst? 🙂
"Pythonistas and their craft, at home and beyond."
WFH Pythonista is a monthly webinar talk show series where we interview Pythonistas representing various roles and industries to give people in the community an insight of what a typical workday looks like.
We also showcase how Pythonistas think outside the box while being inside the comforts of their own homes or digital nomad setup.
In this episode, we're interviewing Oshean Lee Garonita (Geospatial Analyst at TMDS)
Oshean is a development practitioner for 11 years and recently shifted to the tech sector in 2019, specializing in Environmental Planning, Urban and Regional Planning/Development, and Geographic Information Science.
He is currently affiliated at Thinking Machines Data Science as a Geospatial Analyst (L2), in which he solves client problems through various geospatial analyses. He also analyzes business intelligence for clients from the public and private sectors.
He is previously affiliated with the Haribon Foundation for the Conservation of Natural Resources, Inc. (or Haribon Foundation) as its Geographic Information Science (GIS) Officer. Aside from conducting GIS-related activities, he provided technical consultancy to various communities in crafting law-mandated plans related to biodiversity conservation and management, such as Forest Land Use Plans and Critical Habitat Management Plans.
He is previously affiliated with the World Agroforestry Centre under the “Philippines Biodiversity And Watersheds Improved For Stronger Economy And Ecosystem Resilience (B+WISER)” Program, wherein he helped two (2) Local Government Units on crafting their Comprehensive Land Use Plans (CLUPs).
He also worked for the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) - a government agency created by virtue of the MMDA Law (Republic Act No. 7924) and the agency responsible to ensure the development of the Philippines' National Capital Region (NCR). He was a civil servant for four (4) years and seven (7) months. His stint in MMDA exposed him to various Urban Development-related issues, which helped him to learn and apply various solutions to the programs, projects, and activities being implemented by the Authority.
He used to be engaged in various Planning-related projects for different Local Government Units (LGUs), specifically on the formulation of CLUPs, Comprehensive Development Plans (CDPs), and Provincial Development and Physical Framework Plans (PDPFPs). His expertise is geared more toward mainstreaming Disaster Risk-Reduction Management and Climate Change Adaptation (DRRM-CCA) in the aforementioned plans; however, being exposed to a multi-disciplinary approach, he is your all-around professional and can still adapt/work with other fields of expertise related to planning.
Oshean is also a seasonal lecturer for various environmental planning lectures, workshops, and review sessions for the annual Environmental Planner Licensure Examination.
Oshean has also represented his country at various international conferences, fora, and symposia, such as the Asia Pacific Urban Forum on Youth Assembly 2015 and the ASEAN Young Leaders Summit. He was also a distinguished Conference Ambassador of Harvard University’s Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) in 2016.
WHEN: August 27, 2022 (Saturday) 5:00pm - 6:00pm PHT
WHERE: Online via Zoom and broadcasted on YouTube.
Hosted by: Sony Valdez and Jay Mendez