Navigating the Virtual DevSummit

The Esri Developer Summit (DevSummit), typically held in early March, is an annual event being held virtually April 6-8 this year. The conference brings together Esri’s developer community with opportunities to take your GIS to the next level with advanced mapping technology and cutting-edge apps. With the DevSummit being virtual this year, you will be able to attend live sessions and practice your dodgeball skills for next year!


With this year’s DevSummit being virtual, Esri has designed the event to give users and students an interactive experience with Esri staff and the wider developer community. Pricing for general attendees and students (proof of full time enrollment required) is $45 before April 2nd, if registering as a general attendee after April 2 it is $99. If you are looking to attend only the plenary sessions, attendance is free. Still need to register? Sign-up here!

The Plenary

The DevSummit Plenary is the session that kicks off 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. The year the plenary takes place on Tuesday, April 6 at 8-10am PDT; Wednesday, April 7 at 8:30-10am PDT; and Thursday, April 8 at 8:30-10am PDT. If you aren’t attending the full conference but want to watch the plenary, sign-up here to watch for free.

Esri Showcase

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 Showcase is the place for you! This is an opportunity to ask Esri product experts your questions find answers to your workflow roadblocks. They’ll be available during the entire DevSummit for you to drop in and get your questions answered.

Esri Code Reviews

Want feedback on an application you are developing? Unsure how to architect your idea and bring it to life? This year Esri is offing one-on-one code review sessions with Esri Developers. This is an opportunity to have them review your current codebase, discuss roadblocks on a current application, or explore future application ideas. Sign-up now for your 30 minute session!

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 daylight time (PDT) and Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-07:00).

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 Pro: Wednesday, April 7 | 11:30am-12:30pm
  • ArcGIS Field Apps: Wednesday, April 7 | 2-3pm
  • ArcGIS API for JavaScript: Thursday, April 8 | 7-8am
  • ArcGIS Runtime: Thursday, April 8 | 11:30am-12:30pm
  • ArcGIS Enterprise: Thursday, April 8 | 2-3pm
ArcGIS Pro
  • Your Spatial Data Science Workstation: Tuesday, April 6 |10:15-11:15am
  • Spatial Data Science with Notebooks: Tuesday, April 6 | 12:45pm-1:45pm
  • Regression Testing your ArcGIS Pro Add-In: Wednesday, April 7 | 10:15-11:15am
  • Harnessing the Power of R in ArcGIS with R-ArcGIS Bridge: Wednesday, April 7 | 12:45-1:45pm
  • Optimizing Content for 3D: Scene Layers and Developers: Thursday, April 8 | 7-8am
  • Introduction to the Parcel Fabric API: Thursday, April 8 | 10:15-11:15am
ArcGIS Enterprise
  • Architecting Your Deployment: Tuesday, April 6 | 12:45-1:45pm
  • ArcGIS Enterprise on Kubernetes: An Introduction: Tuesday, April 6 | 2-3pm
  • ArcGIS Enterprise on Kubernetes: Technical Concepts: Tuesday, April 6 | 3:15-4:15pm
  • Best Practices for Layers and Service Types: Wednesday, April 7 | 2-3pm
  • Publishing Your Own Routing Services: Thursday, April 8 | 10:15-11:15am
  • Data Storage Strategies: Thursday, April 8 | 11:30am-12:30pm
  • Developer Technologies and Webhooks: Thursday, April 8 | 12:45-1:45pm
  • Version Management with ArcGIS: Thursday, April 8 | 12:45-1:45pm
ArcGIS Online
  • Getting to Know the New Map Viewer: Tuesday, April 6 | 10:15-11:15am
  • A Practical Guide to ArcGIS Online Security: Tuesday, April 6 | 2-3pm
  • Web Mapping with Arcade Expressions: Wednesday, April 7 | 12:45-1:45pm
  • Serverless IoT with AWS and ArcGIS Online: Wednesday, April 7 | 12:45-1:45pm
  • ArcGIS Velocity: Applying Real-Time and Big Data Analytics: Wednesday, April 7 | 2-3pm
  • Best Practices for Securely Sharing Data Across Organizations: Thursday, April 8 | 10:15-11:15am
  • Data Exploration with Smart Mapping: Thursday, April 8 | 11:30am-12:30pm
  • Best Practices with Hosted Feature Services: Thursday, April 8 | 2-3pm
Field Apps & Data Collection
  • Introduction to ArcGIS Field Maps: Tuesday, April 6 | 10:15-11:15am
  • ArcGIS Field Maps – Location Tracking Basics: Tuesday, April 6 | 11:30am-12:30pm
  • What’s New in Survery123: Tuesday, April 6 | 12:45-1:45pm
  • Extending Survery123: Tuesday, April 6 | | 2-3pm
  • ArcGIS Field Maps: Creating and Using Smart Forms: Wednesday, April 7 | 10:15-11:15am
  • ArcGIS Field Maps: Taking Your Maps Offline: Wednesday, April 7 | 12:45-1:45pm
  • What’s New in ArcGIS QuickCapture: Thursday, April 8 | 11:30am-12:30pm
  • Advanced XLSForm Techniques: Thursday, April 8 | 12:45-1:45pm
ArcGIS API for JavaScript
  • Programming Patterns and API Fundamentals: Tuesday, April 6 | 10:15-11:15am
  • Building Progressive Web Apps: Wednesday, April 7 | 10:15-11:15am
  • Client-side Queries, Filters and Analysis (Without a Server): Wednesday, April 7 | 12:45-1:45pm
  • Customizing Widgets: Wednesday, April 7 | 2-3pm
  • Building Your Own Widget: Thursday, April 8 | 10:15-11:15am
  • Everything You Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask: Thursday, April 8 | 11:30am-12:30pm
  • Dynamic Vector Symbology: Thursday, April 8 | 2-3pm
  • Geocoding and Network Analysis Using ArcGIS API for Python: Tuesday, April 6 | 10:15-11:15am
  • Introduction to the ArcGIS API for Python: Tuesday, April 6 | 11:30am-12:30pm
  • Data Engineering with Spatially Enabled DataFrames: Tuesday, April 6 | 12:45-1:45pm
  • Working with Raster Data Using Python: Tuesday, April 6 | 2-3pm
  • Administering Your GIS Organizations Using ArcGIS API for Python: Wednesday, April 7 | 11:30am-12:30pm
  • ArcPy: Beyond the Basics of Wednesday, April 7 | 2-3pm
  • ArcGIS Insights: Scripting with Python and R: Thursday, April 8 | 10:15-11:15am
  • Advanced Analysis of Satellite Imagery Using Python: Thursday, April 8 | 12:45-1:45pm
  • Performing Transportation Network Analysis: Thursday, April 8 | 2-3pm
  • Extending Reality (XR) with ArcGIS: Tuesday, April 6 | 10:15-11:15am
  • Deep Dive into Deep Learning: Tuesday, April 6 | 3:15-4:15pm
  • Build Beautiful, Consistent Web Apps Faster: Tuesday, April 6 | 3:15-4:15pm
  • The ArcGIS GeoInformation Model: Wednesday, April 7 | 7-8am
  • ArcGIS and Power BI, Power Apps, and Power Automate: Wednesday, April 7 | 10:15-11:15am
  • Deep-Customization of ArcGIS Hub and Enterprise Sites: Thursday, April 8 | 11:30am-12:30pm
  • Designing Applications Faster with UI Kits and Components: Thursday, April 8 | 2-3pm

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Michelle is a passionate and self-starting GIS professional looking to change the world with mapping. She works with our Enterprise team, supporting the daily operations of our GEOPowered Cloud.