Navigating the 2022 Esri Developer Summit

The Esri Developer Summit (DevSummit) is an annual event held in early March in Palm Springs, California. The conference brings together Esri’s developer community with opportunities to take your GIS to the next level using advanced mapping technology and cutting-edge apps. A little sunshine is always a nice bonus too, for those attending in person!

Esri DevSummit


With this year’s DevSummit offering virtual and in-person attendance options, the conference has plenty of opportunities to partake in sessions of interest and connect with the broader GIS community from wherever you are joining. Still need to register? Sign-up here!

  • In-person: If you are able to attend DevSummit in person you will be able to take advantage of the entire conference, including the social and networking opportunities, technical sessions, the Esri showcase, and chances to talk with Esri technical experts. New for this year is a Ping Pong tournament that appears to be taking the place of the annual dodgeball tournament!
  • Digital Access: If you are planning to join the conference remotely, you will be able to access over 30 technical sessions between March 8-11 and will have access to over 150 recorded technical sessions starting in April.
  • Plenary Session Only: Like in previous years, attending the plenary sessions taking place daily on March 8-10 is free!

The Plenary

The DevSummit Plenary is the session that kicks off each day of the conference. Jack Dangermond and Esri team members will walk through the latest and greatest of Esri technology, showcase case studies, and give insight on what’s next. This year’s plenary sessions each have a unique theme, so make sure to tune in for all three!

  • Tuesday, March 8: Using Client APIs to Build Applications
  • Wednesday, March 9: Exploring the Vastness of the System
  • Thursday, March 10: Spatial Analytics and Openness to Extend

The Esri Showcase

This is your one-stop shop for Esri subject matter experts looking to help you grow your GIS and show off the latest and greatest technologies. The Esri Showcase includes the following components:

  • Esri Code Review: Want feedback on an application you are developing? Unsure how to architect your idea and bring it to life? Esri subject matter experts will be available daily to provide guidance, discuss roadblocks on a current application, or explore future application ideas.
  • GIS Product Areas: Have a running list of questions that you would like to ask Esri experts? Worried you won’t get an answer to your question during a technical session? The GIS Products Areas are the place for you! This is an opportunity to ask Esri product experts your questions, find answers to your workflow roadblocks, and see the latest product solutions.
  • Demo Theatres: Let Esri Product Engineers show you the latest geospatial technologies that will take your work to the next level! Sessions in the demo theatre are 30 minutes in length and are held through each day of the conference.

Recommended Live Sessions

Whether it is your first time attending DevSummit or your first time in a while, it can be overwhelming to choose between all the sessions on the day of. We recommend reviewing the detailed agenda to find out what sessions will work best for you. Below are some sessions we recommend checking out based on the technology you are interested in learning more about. All times are listed in Pacific Standard Time (PST).

The Road Ahead

Want to see future features for ArcGIS Pro or ArcGIS Enterprise? These sessions provide insight into release plans for various products and demos on some new capabilities.

  • ArcGIS Field Apps – Tuesday, March 8, 5:30-6:30pm
  • Big Data Toolkit – Tuesday, March 8, 5:30-6:30pm
  • ArcGIS API for JavaScript – Thursday, March 10, 1:00-2:00pm
  • ArcGIS Pro – Thursday, March 10, 2:30-3:30pm
  • ArcGIS Runtime – Thursday, March 10, 4:00-5:00pm
  • ArcGIS Urban – Friday, March 11, 8:30-9:30am
  • ArcGIS Enterprise – Friday, March 11, 10:00-11:00am

ArcGIS Enterprise

  • Version Management with ArcGIS – Tuesday, March 8, 1:00-2:00pm
  • Security Best Practices – Wednesday, March 9, 1:00-2:00pm
  • SOEs, SOIs, and Webhooks – Wednesday, March 9, 5:30-6:30pm
  • Integrating Cloud Native Services – Thursday, March 10, 2:30-3:30pm
  • ArcGIS Enterprise on Kubernetes – Thursday, March 10, 5:30-6:30pm
  • Advanced Topics in ArcGIS Server Administration – Friday, March 11, 8:30-9:30am

ArcGIS Online

  • Developing with Web Maps and Web Scenes – Tuesday, March 8, 5:30-6:30pm
  • Best Practices with Hosted Feature Services – Wednesday, March 9, 10:30-11:30am
  • Getting Started with Hosted Feature Layer Webhooks – Wednesday, March 9, 2:30-3:00pm
  • Getting to Know Map Viewer – Thursday, March 10, 2:30-3:30pm
  • Best Practices for Collaboration Across Organizations – Thursday, March 10, 5:30-6:30pm
  • Data Exploration with Smart Mapping – Friday, March 11, 8:30-9:30am
  • ArcGIS Velocity: An Introduction – Friday, March 11, 1:00-2:00pm

Field Applications

  • ArcGIS Survey123: Report Design – Tuesday, March 8, 1:00-2:00pm
  • ArcGIS Field Maps: Workforce Coordination – Tuesday, March 8, 2:30-3:00pm
  • Simplify Your Complex Survey123 Forms with JavaScript – Wednesday, March 9, 2:30-3:00pm
  • ArcGIS Field Maps: Situational Awareness with Location Tracking – Wednesday, March 9, 5:30-6:30pm
  • ArcGIS QuickCapture: Oriented Imagery – Thursday, March 10, 1:00-2:00pm
  • ArcGIS Field Maps: High Accuracy Data Collection – Thursday, March 10, 5:30-6:30pm
  • ArcGIS Survey123: Advanced XLSForm Design – Friday, March 11, 8:30-9:30am

ArcGIS Platform

  • Strategies for Desktop Development – Tuesday, March 8, 1:00-2:00pm
  • Strategies for Web Developers – Tuesday, March 8, 2:30-3:00pm
  • ArcGIS Platform: An Introduction for Developers – Tuesday, March, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Building Web Apps with Advanced Routing Capabilities – Wednesday, March 9, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Authentication in ArcGIS – Wednesday, March 9, 5:30-6:30pm
  • Working with ArcGIS REST JS – Thursday, March 10, 1:00-2:00pm
  • Building Web Apps with Open Source Mapping APIs – Friday, March 11, 10:00-11:00am

ArcGIS API for JavaScript

  • Key Highlights of the Last Year – Tuesday, March 8, 1:00-2:00pm
  • Data Visualization – Tuesday, March 8, 4:00-5:00pm
  • ArcGIS Platform: An Introduction for Developers – Tuesday, March, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Programming Patterns and API Fundamentals – Wednesday, March 9, 10:30-11:30am
  • ArcGIS Experience Builder: Customizing and Extending – Wednesday, March 9, 2:30-3:00pm
  • Building Apps with Modern Tooling– Wednesday, March 9, 5:30-6:30pm
  • A Look Under the Hood – Thursday, March 10, 2:30-3:30pm
  • Build a Custom UI for API Widgets – Thursday, March 10, 5:30-6:30pm
  • Building Web Apps Using Data from Anywhere – Friday, March 11, 8:30-9:30am


  • Introduction to Indoor Positioning with ArcGIS IPS – Tuesday, March 8, 1:00-2:00pm
  • UI/UX Best Practices for Designing Amazing Web Apps – Tuesday, March 8, 4:00-4:30pm
  • Indoor GIS: Developing Indoor Mapping Apps – Wednesday, March 9, 2:30-3:30pm
  • Spatial Data Science with Notebooks in ArcGIS Pro – Wednesday, March 9, March 4:00-5:00pm
  • Calcite Design System: Design & Build Web Apps – Thursday, March 10, 10:30-11:30am
  • Customizing and Integrating with ArcGIS Monitor – Thursday, March 10, 1:00-2:00pm
  • ArcGIS Insights: Data Connections – Friday, March 11, 10:00-11:00am
  • Introduction to ArcGIS Maps SDK for Game Engines – Friday, March 11, 1:00-2:00pm

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