WILDLABS Tech Tutors: Season Two

The WILDLABS Tech Tutors are back! Starting this December, join us for our second season and get even more answers to your biggest "how do I do that?" questions of conservation tech. Whether you're a #tech4wildlife beginner, expert, or somewhere in between, our Tutors have something for you!

Throughout Season Two, you'll meet Tech Tutors who will explore remote sensing, data management, choosing the right starter kit for your conservation tech project, successfully collaborating on tech projects, and more!

Register here for our sixth episode, How do I choose the right tech for my bird monitoring project? with Sarah Deans, streaming live on January 21st!

(Header Image: Bear ID Project, learn more in Episode 7)

Date published: 2020/11/24

About the Series

WILDLABS Tech Tutors' first season launched in 2020 with the goal of bringing #tech4wildlife experts directly to you.  Brought to you with the support of Microsoft AI for Earth, this series is all about providing you with the bite-sized, easy-to-understand building blocks you'll need to broaden your conservation technology horizons, enhance your research, or launch a new collaborative project.

By helping our community take the next step with new technologies and projects, we hoped that Tech Tutors would grow into something more than just a video tutorial series - we wanted to create an engaging, collaborative community that brings together members of all backgrounds, interests, and expertise levels to learn something new together. Over the course of nine episodes featuring twelve great Tutors, we watched our community expand their tech skills, launch new collaborations, discover new avenues of research or engineering to explore together, and have an awful lot of fun! You can read all about our first season's highlights here.

Tech Tutors is made for conservation tech beginners of all knowledge levels (and yes, even experts can still be beginners when it comes to tackling a new aspect of conservation tech or starting a new project!). We know that there's always more to learn in the #tech4wildlife world, which is why we're so excited to bring you a brand-new season of WILDLABS Tech Tutors! With presentations that will take you even deeper into those tricky "how do I do that?" questions of conservation tech, we hope you'll discover new perspectives and ideas to bring to your own #tech4wildlife work.

Taking place every Thursday, each Tech Tutor will present a 30 minute tutorial guiding you through an aspect of conservation tech, followed by a 30 minute live Q&A session with the audience.

For participants, the outcome will be an increased sense of confidence in their technological skills, the ability to actively build off of the skills discussed in these tutorials, and an opportunity to learn and collaborate with other members of the WILDLABS community. 

Our goal is to customize these tutorials to fit the needs of the community and address your needs, so let us know what you want to see in this season and beyond.

Can't make it? You can find every tutorial after it airs on our Youtube channel.

season 2 lineup

Season Two

  1. Max Schofield: How do I use open source remote sensing data to monitor fishing?| Dec 3 Recording available here

  2. Harriet BransonHow do I access and visualise open source remote sensing data in Google Earth Engine?Dec 10 Recording available here

  3. Zephyr Gold & Marconi Campos Cerqueira‬: How do I use pattern matching analysis to label acoustic data with RFCx Arbimon? | Dec 17 Recording available here

  4. Doug Clark, Joseph Haluksit, Erica Gillis & Cyril Fredlund: How do I build a community-owned conservation tech research project? | Jan 7 Recording available here

  5. Shashank SrinivasanHow do I choose the right drone for my conservation goals? |Jan 14 Recording available here

  6. Sarah Deans: How do I choose the right tech for my bird monitoring project? | Jan 21 Register here

  7. Melanie Clapham & Ed MillerHow do I start a Tech4Wildlife collaboration? Lessons learned from developing facial recognition for bears | Jan 28 Register here

  8. Daniel Situnayake: How do I launch machine learning projects using MLOps? | Feb 4 

  9. Sean Sturley: How do I get started with LoRa? Connectivity in conservation | Feb 11

  10.  Elizabeth Bondi: How do I strategically allocate drones for conservation? | Feb 18

Find every Tech Tutors episode's Q&A thread and resources in our forum!

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