Instructors

Rick Davidson is a telecommunications technologist with a strong interest in GIS. His academic credentials include a diploma as a Telecommunications Engineering Technologist from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), an Advanced Diploma in GIS from BCIT, a diploma from the B.C. Provincial Instructor Diploma Program (PIDP), and a M.Ed. (Curriculum and Instruction) from Simon Fraser University (SFU). Rick has been creating technical training materials for many years and currently teaches technical courses for the Light Brigade and NAIT’s Corporate and International Training division.

Jim O’Leary holds a Master’s degree from University of Salzburg, a Bachelor’s degree from BCIT, and a diploma from Langara College. Jim is a spatial analyst in the GIS department of City of Vancouver and is proficient with a wide range of technologies, including Python, PHP, FME, ESRI technologies, and .NET technologies. He has been teaching computer courses part-time since 1999.