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August 2013

A Transformational Esri UC

By Carla Wheeler
Esri Writer

Recording artist is into much more than music: the founder of the Black Eyed Peas calls himself a “tech enthusiast” who, when he saw GIS during a visit to Esri, realized its potential for students at Roosevelt High School in East Los Angeles. Through his Foundation, the geospatial technology reached the students, four of whom presented their mapping projects at the 2013 Esri International User Conference (Esri UC). was there to cheer them on and answer questions posed by Esri president Jack Dangermond about what drives him to encourage young people to learn science, technology, engineering, and math. Read the article.

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Esri president Jack Dangermond welcomes recording artist to the Esri International User Conference.

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