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Robin Hawkes @robhawkes North Wales, United Kingdom

Contract JavaScript developer. Creator of @ViziCities. Previously Senior Engineer @UrbanSim, worldwide devrel @Mozilla & @Pusher. Obsessed with maps and data.

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Joined Twitter 4/19/08


@nicoptere @theshawwn @mflux @GROW_Paris That being said, do let me know if your client is happy with the straight… https://t.co/hlnvINzlO9 @nicoptere @theshawwn @mflux @GROW_Paris For what it's worth I support your position on this and would take the sam… https://t.co/Oi6n03sgIt @smorgasbord I'm definitely on the beginner end of the spectrum though, as much as I love learning about it all. A… https://t.co/olHkyMW6Im @smorgasbord I'd love to get to machine polishing but don't trust myself yet. I've been living in flats up to fairl… https://t.co/kShuBr8gucAll this isolation has turned me into an expert in car detailing. Tempted to open a little side hustle. Always wan… https://t.co/j9vxNIqbuuI've uploaded my 2-week scrape of @OpenSkyNetwork data for Europe to: https://t.co/XzMsWI7PV6 Note: complying with… https://t.co/6XHHxhnsXI
Retweeted by Robin HawkesHere's the date for the Mapbox styling demo! Thursday, April 2nd at 8pm GMT Register below 👇 https://t.co/7MQ3QnvSIJ https://t.co/aaflioF9bn
Retweeted by Robin HawkesJoin my upcoming webinar: Mapbox Styling with Jonni Walker https://t.co/Qnb4IbgVHf via @GoToWebinar
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3/29
2020
@nicoptere Very nice! I've been wanting to do this for years to visualise roof geometry in 3D visualisation. Will… https://t.co/NJ38i9w7gb
3/28
2020
Stuck at home looking for something useful to do? We’re looking for volunteers to help us recover 4 million rainfa… https://t.co/gy1HMFC7GN
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3/26
2020
@tjukanov @CraigTaylorViz @OpenSkyNetwork Also interested in this! Could do with a visualisation project to pass th… https://t.co/b48GASkOGB
3/24
2020
Thank you so much to everyone for spreading the word of my job search ❤️ I’m blown away by the response! https://t.co/GJW5Ee8QxW
Retweeted by Robin HawkesAnd (finally), it's highlighting some fucked up behaviour by some companies. 👎 Firing people with no warning 👎 For… https://t.co/rDEtbijK5YIt's also highlighting (at least to me) just how fragile things can be. Not everyone has the luxury of having enoug… https://t.co/aan1KeMbhiThis is mostly happening because companies have no bloody idea what the alternative is than to fire people. ❓ What… https://t.co/97xbTv0hAeA growing number of friends and family are being let go from jobs as a result of the current situation, or know peo… https://t.co/tStxLF0b8m @lilula I actually cheated a bit and only did the trail up to the lakes under the peak, so didn't do the really ste… https://t.co/6YAGIfkHHi @glengineered This is great, thank you! I've forwarded it on to him.
3/20
2020
I've unfortunately been let go due to the affects of #coronavirus 😔 If anyone has any work, or is able to point me… https://t.co/gRLCauJuYv
Retweeted by Robin HawkesI'm looking for contract or permanent work, available A.S.A.P. 🖌 Frontend / UX 🛠 JavaScript / React 💬Early stage /… https://t.co/WEs5Kw8As1
Retweeted by Robin HawkesA good friend of mine is unexpectedly looking for work. We've worked together in the past, he's a fantastic develop… https://t.co/eXwRrUmWqM
3/19
2020
Quick auto-edit from yesterday's shoot in Snowdonia. Yesterday was also my first time hiking up the Miners' Track… https://t.co/3c6ztSfnwz
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3/18
2020
Quick auto-edit from yesterday's shoot in Snowdonia. Yesterday was also my first time hiking up the Miners' Track… https://t.co/3c6ztSfnwz
3/17
2020
@Mapbox Webinar happening today at 6pm GMT or 11am PCT Register here: https://t.co/wrtSdkDzT9 https://t.co/ONYw7kYWAs
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3/12
2020
"Should I still travel to…?" "Is it safe to…?" "We're all going to get it anyway, right?" 😬So many people getting their medical and travel advice from non-experts on social media. They already know what th… https://t.co/kmQdD5sbYY
3/7
2020
@RyanDownie Thanks for the advice, I'll look into it as we'll be in that area a lot. We've already been up there tw… https://t.co/pC16eCQIc4 @RyanDownie Lovely! I'm heading up that way again in a camper end of the month. Well, assuming everything is still OK by then!Thanks so much for all the shares! The response has been amazing. Please do message me if you know of an opportuni… https://t.co/FEyb4JMxFv @observablehq @mbostock I'm tempted to apply for one of the roles you have going, perhaps the DevRel one. Would yo… https://t.co/1MlsDXRbRs
3/6
2020
@nicolaraluk Hmmm! Well in that case I guess it depends on what roles you have available in Switzerland 😄 @benflan @nicolaraluk Thanks Ben! I'll take a look at these later. @nicolaraluk Would Esri consider relocation (and logistics / costs)? Semi serious. Would love to be in Switzerland right now. @StasKlymenko @jh3yy Thanks Stas! 😊 @FakharKhalid @ViziCities I wish ViziCities ever looked that good! 😅I'm looking for contract or permanent work within the next few months. 🌍 Geospatial and maps 🔧 JavaScript / React… https://t.co/OX54acHODR
Retweeted by Robin HawkesForgot to mention that I'm looking for remote roles. Don't imagine many of you are based near me in North Wales! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿My website is a little dated but I'm working on an update. In the meantime, happy to explain recent experience or… https://t.co/OxJO39zkFOI'm looking for contract or permanent work within the next few months. 🌍 Geospatial and maps 🔧 JavaScript / React… https://t.co/OX54acHODR
3/5
2020
Out now! :) https://t.co/yIcqOL0O7P
Retweeted by Robin Hawkes @busopendata @itoworld Looks lovely. I signed up but looks like most of the providers / areas shown in the video ar… https://t.co/vca1wCdHyDI still have availability, from end of this month and onward. Here's a little insight into stuff I can do:… https://t.co/lw2CRZyp01
3/3
2020
@ulrichatz I probably should, but right now I'd just like to avoid 'losing' money to inflation and all that. If yo… https://t.co/9Dthzv7G0xAny recommendations for Stocks & Shares ISAs? Looking to take my savings more seriously. I do pretty much nothing a… https://t.co/W7RdHohxCu @nmstoker Absolutely! Though the John Snow map originally served more for analysis rather than morbid interest and… https://t.co/8P6F0PIfl3Lots of coronavirus maps I've seen are really, really poorly made, particularly those used by news organisations. F… https://t.co/wLyr5uXT6V
Retweeted by Robin HawkesI do wonder how many of these maps and visualisations are created out of morbid fascination rather than practical u… https://t.co/9P15dPRTAHNot sure how I feel about all these maps and realtime visualisations cashing in on the exposure / fear surrounding… https://t.co/YITydpTSPh
2/28
2020
Some routes and airspace done in qgis done quickly for demostration , still need to work on the placing of the labe… https://t.co/IP5ic8NHIA
Retweeted by Robin HawkesThe light in Snowdonia was on point today 👌 https://t.co/v7v8kg8AvR
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2/27
2020
@jmanooch Sorry about that! I get a lot of DMs so they sometimes get lost. I'll make sure to reply.The light in Snowdonia was on point today 👌 https://t.co/v7v8kg8AvRI'm also planning to offer onsite and remote consultancy and training around Web mapping and spatial processes & te… https://t.co/UBrvPGU6Cd
Retweeted by Robin HawkesAny Web spatial / maps gigs on the cards in the next few months? Contractual basis. Remote. Not sure on my availab… https://t.co/OvBCfOlCtH
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2/26
2020
I'm also planning to offer onsite and remote consultancy and training around Web mapping and spatial processes & te… https://t.co/UBrvPGU6Cd
2/25
2020
Any Web spatial / maps gigs on the cards in the next few months? Contractual basis. Remote. Not sure on my availab… https://t.co/OvBCfOlCtHThis is an example of how you might use the trip-planning / photography app I'm making to discover new places using… https://t.co/xOYDDeHYR5
Retweeted by Robin HawkesThis is an example of how you might use the trip-planning / photography app I'm making to find viewpoints and place… https://t.co/5yvq2jH7g1
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2/24
2020
This is an example of how you might use the trip-planning / photography app I'm making to discover new places using… https://t.co/xOYDDeHYR5This is an example of how you might use the trip-planning / photography app I'm making to find viewpoints and place… https://t.co/5yvq2jH7g1 @stevage1 It's an app I'm creating myself, though not ready for the public just yet.Added functionality to view and filter points of interest that can help in location discovery and planning for trip… https://t.co/qixiTmkTum
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2/23
2020
@benflan @CraigTaylorViz @ArcGISPro @HMLandRegistry Do you need to be around Manchester? Come out Chester / Wales w… https://t.co/nEOtA7VnqSAdded functionality to view and filter points of interest that can help in location discovery and planning for trip… https://t.co/qixiTmkTum
2/22
2020
It drives my partner crazy, I might add. But at least our insurance is always appropriate! 😂I'm particularly (bad?) like this with insurance documentation or employment contracts. I read and re-read those ba… https://t.co/IfV4VCjyI2I think I was a lawyer in another life. I get a kick out of reading legal documents, piecing together all the fact… https://t.co/UaexgIceSEDo you use OpenStreetMap data or map tiles? Have you ever looked at the ODbL licence to understand your requiremen… https://t.co/zXr5b8uAeM
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2/21
2020
@HeikkiVesanto Absolutely, just found it interesting. At least assuming everyone who answered is actually using OSM.Majority of you answering "What's ODbL?" Not sure if you're trolling or genuine! If genuine then that's slightly c… https://t.co/1MJvUpWtRoDo you use OpenStreetMap data or map tiles? Have you ever looked at the ODbL licence to understand your requiremen… https://t.co/zXr5b8uAeM
2/20
2020
We had some glorious light at Vintgar Gorge, not far from Bled 👌 One day I'll get round to editing the other photo… https://t.co/ueIQJFqa6K
Retweeted by Robin HawkesYou can find this stunning mountain range along the road between Kranjska Gora and Bled. https://t.co/c8lvwNZGhj
Retweeted by Robin HawkesSlovenia was glorious. I really need to do something with all the photos I took there! This is sunrise at Lake Jas… https://t.co/vNStNnJJjH
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2/19
2020
@salomsalom It felt like a render with my own eyes! It's a stunning location, and the time of day / year we went me… https://t.co/wmhAbb60KgWe had some glorious light at Vintgar Gorge, not far from Bled 👌 One day I'll get round to editing the other photo… https://t.co/ueIQJFqa6KYou can find this stunning mountain range along the road between Kranjska Gora and Bled. https://t.co/c8lvwNZGhjSlovenia was glorious. I really need to do something with all the photos I took there! This is sunrise at Lake Jas… https://t.co/vNStNnJJjH @jaffathecake Yeah it's not a simple topic, but tweets and not much text and all that 😅 I guess that's partly my p… https://t.co/bf0KJievq1 @cwiiis Me too. I'll take as much as I can reasonably get, but not at the cost of my happiness. Remote working help… https://t.co/KB1alAO2MmI'm quite concerned that the recent tweets are going to cause people to compare themselves with other people who le… https://t.co/V0LE1GgQJTIf you're focused on earning as much as possible then there are plenty of ways to do that. But at what cost? It's… https://t.co/aYuUctPElpThe recent honesty around salaries is interesting. Seems to be focused on how much people earn with little context… https://t.co/da496YOpksConsidering offering some 30-min chats / consultancy sessions to ask me stuff, talk about a particular problem, pro… https://t.co/FmfUvYQ3Z1
Retweeted by Robin Hawkes @tjukanov @corti_nicolas That's why I got the Garmin. All the others seemed to lock the data in a dashboard that yo… https://t.co/iFiFOda2zT
2/18
2020
@FakharKhalid 😭No doubt things are bad, but this map is far more terrifying than it needs to be. It's impossible to get a sense o… https://t.co/7GsAse2PTwThis would be great for camper vans too, especially if you don't need or want to stay on a full camp site. I've se… https://t.co/OQ48r60689Linked up the photos on the map with the photos in the side panel. Now it's clear which photo you're looking at and… https://t.co/cwBzpCWsPG
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2/17
2020
@TheMapSmith In this case I'm unlikely to try and making a living from it, aside from covering any time costs. I'm… https://t.co/MpTKKV1t5Y @jscarto @awoodruff I don't believe I have! That's really cool, I like how you can pretty much work out the various… https://t.co/LA2xx0KfqB @Surgisse I will likely offer a few limited sessions at no cost (one per person). @smorgasbord Thanks! It's got no deliberate design right now as mainly focused on getting things hooked up. Hoping… https://t.co/UcPCyi5H5zLinked up the photos on the map with the photos in the side panel. Now it's clear which photo you're looking at and… https://t.co/cwBzpCWsPG @Pyrobrainiac @MartinCollins9 Really? Was I part of that conversation? I don't remember it if I was 😅 Did you have… https://t.co/dUme6DWQeqConsidering offering some 30-min chats / consultancy sessions to ask me stuff, talk about a particular problem, pro… https://t.co/FmfUvYQ3Z1 @FraserDeans Sure! My DMs should be open. Looking forward to hear more about your use-case. @hugoccampos It's getting there! I won't be open-sourcing this, but there will be a free hosted version of it for u… https://t.co/7d5W5Y9vq7 @alantgeo @ThomasHalwax @mourner Definitely recommend suncalc for working out the position of the sun. In my case I… https://t.co/xdU6mc836HAlready finding the sunrise/sunset quality forecasts super useful in this trip-planner app I'm working on. Even wit… https://t.co/SXD7ZbtySr
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2/16
2020

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