Having just attended the Australian Dairy Conference #ADC2019 in Canberra with Pasture.io as a stallholder for the first time, we had high expectations of the Tasmanian Dairy Conference being put on by DairyTas. And my goodness were our expectations blown away.
First the conference is of a smaller scale and was being held locally, which made organising and attending that much easier. Secondly the attendance of many familiar faces was exceptional and meant that there was a lot of catching up with customers of our platform and speaking with fellow industry reps.
Three of the Pasture.io team attended the conference in Launceston and had a heap of fun!
Adam our CTO who like at #ADC2019 was rapidly programming on request. At this event, Adam managed to write, test and deploy two features. The first, spatially displaying the satellite imagery we collect and compute with the NDVI index. A big thanks to Symon Jones from the Tasmanian Institute of Technology (TIA) for encouraging us to take the dive into the imagery on the day.The second development was pulling weather data out of the database and visually displaying within the platform with a date selector for choosing the time period for viewing.
Bronnie our Senior GIS Manager who tackles anything to do with geographical information systems (GIS) and who built our first prototype of remote pasture measuring was also in attendance and enjoyed many conversations. And myself, who got more carried away with catching up with farmers than actually being on our stall. Thanks Adam and Bronnie for doing the work of three!
Did you attend the Tasmanian Dairy Conference and which parts were your favourite? Let us know by commenting below.
- Ollie Roberts, 18 March 2019