Any GIS becomes more useful when you can connect it to other programs and data services. In this workshop, you will learn how to connect QGIS to spatial databases, work with data from data services, use QGIS in conjunction with programming languages like R and Python, use plugins, and work with algorithms and processing tools from other GIS programs from the Processing Toolbox. We’ll also specifically address how to get help and resources for learning on your own. We recommend that participants have intermediate-level experience (equivalent of an introductory college course) with GIS concepts and have a basic understanding of how to use QGIS (load data, open attribute table, etc.).