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.
Max Schofield: How do I use open source remote sensing data to monitor fishing?| Dec 3 Recording available here
Harriet Branson: How do I access and visualise open source remote sensing data in Google Earth Engine? | Dec 10 Recording available here
Zephyr Gold & Marconi Campos Cerqueira: How do I use pattern matching analysis to label acoustic data with RFCx Arbimon? | Dec 17 Recording available here
Doug Clark, Joseph Haluksit, Erica Gillis & Cyril Fredlund: How do I build a community-owned conservation tech research project? | Jan 7 Recording available here
Shashank Srinivasan: How do I choose the right drone for my conservation goals? |Jan 14 Recording available here
Sarah Deans: How do I choose the right tech for my bird monitoring project? | Jan 21 Recording available here
Melanie Clapham & Ed Miller: How do I start a Tech4Wildlife collaboration? Lessons learned from developing facial recognition for bears | Jan 28 Recording available here
Daniel Situnayake: How do I launch machine learning projects using MLOps? | Feb 4 Recording available here
Sean Sturley: How do I get started with LoRa? Connectivity in conservation | Feb 11 Recording available here
Elizabeth Bondi: How do I strategically allocate drones for conservation? | Feb 18 Recording available here