This is the building where we have spent most of our time.
The campus and buildings are set up to create opportunities for employees to have multiple, short networking encounters over the course of the day. We have witnessed this on multiple occasions.
The Sonora presentation team, Rikki, Kylie, and Mr. Worthy are working 12 hour days (or longer) to fine-tune a 8-9 minute presentation highlighting 3 projects that Sonora EAST completed last year: Camp Alliance (business), Sonora Balloon (science/weather & math), and Sonora Mobile Library (literacy).
It is important to note that Rikki and Kylie are representing the work of several students 2nd-5th grade. Some of the tools used for these projects were Esri Software, specifically ArcMap and ArcGlobe. They then used "Story Map" to give a description their work.
We have been housed in a conference room for the last two days, with intermittent visits to an area with a practice stage. The script for their presentation has been edited multiple (and I do mean multiple) times. The Story Map has not been immune to those edits. Yet, this team continues to have a 'can-do" attitude, making any and all adjustments suggested.
Getting set up in the practice room
Camp Alliance Map
Balloon Launch Map
Mobile Library Map
Tomorrow, after another practice, the team will travel to San Diego, the site of the Esri User Conference. Continue to stay tuned ...
One last thing. Check out the introduction slide for Sonora at the Esri Conference!