10 Questions with Jason Bone

What do you do for your job?
My background is in GIS, so I help MBK and our clients collect, analyze, manage, and visualize geospatial data for a variety of projects. I also help our clients complete their LOI’s and SWIF’s, and design and implement information sharing applications through web-based GIS, Django, and database technologies.

What is the best part of your job?
Learning new things and being challenged to solve complex problems.

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
Play soccer, read, and spend more time with my family.

What hobby would you get into if time and money were not an issue?
Writing, programming, and/or astronomy.

When people come to you for help, what do they usually want help with?
How to do X on their phone (My Parents), how to do X on a computer (my kids).

What’s the best single day on the calendar?
December 31st

Would you rather go hang gliding or whitewater rafting?
Whitewater rafting.

What’s worth spending more on to get the best?
Yourself.

What is something that a ton of people are obsessed with that you just don’t get the point of?
Social media.

How did you get into engineering?
Over 20 years ago I used my Geology degree and junior GIS skills to help a small consulting firm make maps and do environmental spatial analysis. As technologies and consulting has changed, I have enjoyed expanding the breadth of my skills into helping clients visualize, share and manage their information.