Geo Devs, Time to Think About Esri DevSummit! Looking back at 2017 and Forward to 2018

Here we are in early September. Sadly, hurricane season is upon us, school is back in session, and we’ve had two month to digest all the goodness and coolness that we experienced at ESRIUC – have you migrated to 10.5 or moved to ArcGIS Pro yet? With this in mind, have you started planning for Esri DevSummit yet? Be sure to circle March 6-9, 2018 on your calendar and consider some of the opportunities that await you and your dev team.

DevSummit has been a fabulous event for the team here at Geo Jobe over the years. Once a year, most of the crew here makes the pilgrimage to Palm Springs, we gather together in a shared house for the week, learn, network, and team build. For the company, the event is important as it enables us to connect with our Esri colleagues at the co-located Esri Partner Conference (EPC), typically the days preceding DevSummit. At Partner Conference we get to meet with partner program managers, swap ideas and connect with business partners, check out new technologies from Esri Startup Program Companies, and we get to exhibit and show off our solutions in the EPC expo. Then we roll right into DevSummit. Our developers get to hear about important technologies they use daily like Python, JavaScript and more. We learn about APIs, ask questions about the future direction of ArcGIS Online, Pro, and Enterprise and get a boost that helps us build on the platform and provide solutions that we make available in the ArcGIS Marketplace (think Admin Tools, Mapfolio, MapLapse and more). Yes indeed, DevSummit week is important… and awesome!

Note, for more about DevSummit and what happens there, check out the recap from the crew at Blue Raster

Get Ready for DevSummit 2018

If you’re a geospatial developer – or aspire to be one – the 2018 Esri Developer Summit (DevSummit) Palm Springs is a can’t-miss event. The event takes place March 6-9, 2018 and offers a unique opportunity to engage one-on-one with leading geo developers, who are building the most advanced tools and technology available from Esri.

What you can expect at DevSummit:

  • Be first to adopt, first to develop, and first to market after getting hands-on training with new SDKs, APIs, and app builders for creating advanced geospatial apps—powered by The Science of Where.
  • Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect, collaborate, and learn from industry thought leaders within the global developer community.
  • Discover ways to better leverage your GIS investment, and test-drive ArcGIS on a variety of devices.
  • Streamline how you build native applications with ArcGIS Runtime SDKs. Plus, bounce ideas and challenges off the staff
  • Explore best practices for development patterns, problem solving, deployment challenges, and platform integration.
  • get your questions answered by the people responsible for building and deploying apps with ArcObjects, Python, and the ArcGIS SDK for the Microsoft. NET framework.
  • Get the scoop on the next generations ArcGIS API for JavaScript (version 4.0) that will support 2D and 3D web apps. Plus, catch demos.

Spend the entire week at DevSummit:

  • Sun – Mon – Optional Pre conference workshops
  • Tues – Plenary, demos, Speedgeeking, Networking
  • Wed  – Technical Sessions
  • Thurs – Technical sessions + Dodgeball!!
  • Fri – more seessions & closing

Take App Building to the Next Level with The Science of Where

Can’t make it to DevSummit. Consider attending a local Geo DevMeetup!

Developer Resources

For would-be developers, Esri has several resources of interest for you. ArcGIS for Developers is a resource to help you get started with developing your next app. Register for free and gain access to resources, tools, dos, to help build your mapping apps for any device. To stay informed about interesting things going on in the Esri developer community, be sure to follow Developer topics in the Esri blogs – there’s something here for everyone. For those in search of APIs, you can jump in and get your hands dirty with plenty of them HERE where Esri can point you to a number of their dev tools. Developers with a great idea and early stage startups, Esri has a fine resource for you in the Esri Startup Program. This is a free three year program that gives emerging businesses the tools to build mapping and location analytics capabilities into their products. Qualifying startups receive online services, software, training and support, content, and other opportunities to help them succeed (side note, Geo Jobe has worked with and partnered up with several startup program companies in order to help them build on the ArcGIS platform and get their app to the ArcGIS Marketplace – Contact us if you think you could use a little extra help). The ArcGIS Developer Program is your go-to resource to get involved the the Esri Developer ecosystem – stay informed or get started HERE. Finally, for even more goodies, the Esri Github is a great resource and supports a huge developer community – see

ArcGIS Developer Subscriptions offer a cost-effective way to license ArcGIS products and developer tools
ArcGIS Developer Subscriptions offer a cost-effective way to license ArcGIS products and developer tools

Recall DevSummit 2017

We were fortunate to attend the 2017 Esri DevSummit where Esri, a couple of hundred of their team, about 1,000 business partner member reps, and a couple of thousand developers gathered to hear about The Science of Where (TM). Great news for developers and those who couldn’t attend though as Esri has released the entire video collection from the DevSummit tech sessions – 163 videos in all! Some great online learning opportunities here for those wanting an introduction or some advanced training in such topics as: JavaScript, .Net, Python, extending Web AppBuilder, working with Vector Tiles, ArcGIS 10.5, and much more! Esri staffers delivered a number or presentations in the demo theater and you can see them all HERE.

The entire library of DevSummit videos can be found HERE – Did you attend DevSummit and catch an amazing tech session or presentation? Please do tell us about it – you can tweet us @geojobegis

Note: you can follow @DevSummit on Twitter to stay informed of news and updates

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