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Add GeoNet to your agenda at the Esri Developer Summit Conference in Palm Springs! Learn more about our exciting announcement and get tips on how to connect with members of the community. Encourage a colleague to attend with you to learn about building your network and professional career.

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Thursday, March 12, 2020
9:00 am – 9:30 am
Support and Services Spotlight Theater Esri Showcase

Getting Connected to the Community of Esri Users on GeoNet

Are you a member of GeoNet, Esri's online developer community? Registered but not sure where to go next? Join this session to learn more about GeoNet, how to get started and get tips on how to find solutions, share ideas, grow your career, and collaborate with over 200,000 Esri users and GIS professionals.

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Thursday, March 12, 2020
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Support and Services Spotlight Theater Esri Showcase

Esri Community: A New and Improved GeoNet is Coming

Calling all GeoNet Community members! We're excited to share that GeoNet is moving in 2020. Join this session to learn when, where, and why a new GeoNet home is a good thing.

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We'll also be supporting ArcGIS API for JavaScript and ArcGIS Runtime SDKs with their sessions on Friday:


Friday, March 13, 2020
8:30 am – 9:30 am
ArcGIS API for JavaScript: Everything You Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask
Primrose B

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10:00 am – 11:00 am
ArcGIS Runtime: Everything You Wanted to Know About the ArcGIS Runtime SDKs but Were Afraid to Ask

Primrose A

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These sessions are for everyone at all levels, for questions technical and non-technical, and all based on questions created by you! Join these sessions for ArcGIS Runtime SDKs and ArcGIS API for JavaScript to present your questions to a panel of Esri developers from their respective teams. Keep in mind this note from their session descriptions: "No question is out of bounds, no question is "dumb," no question is too technical..." They are there to help.


Stop by the DevSummit Expo area to visit the GeoNet Booth (and pick up some free swag) or reach out to connect with us at the socials to meet the GeoNet team in person:


  • Esri Showcase, Primrose Ballroom:
    • Monday, March 9 – 2:00 pm-7:00 pm
    • Tuesday, March 10 – 12:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    • Wednesday, March 11 – 10:00 am – 6:30 pm
    • Thursday, March 12 – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

  • Meet the Teams, Oasis 1-2




Follow @EsriGeoNet on Twitter for what we're capturing at #DevSummit and to see our activities around the conference.


We look forward to meeting you throughout the week in Palm Springs!


Stop.  Hammer Time!

Posted by KKramer-esristaff Employee Feb 27, 2020

Now that I’ve got your ear with that attention-grabbing title, I want to share something new that you’ll see at the Esri Developer Summit (DevSummit) this year.  This may throw you for a loop, but stick with me - it will all make sense in the end!  By “hammer time,” I am referring to the malleus (Latin for hammer), the second smallest bone in the human body.  Partnered with two other small bones, the incus (anvil) and stapes (stirrup), the malleus is the first bone in the middle ear that receives vibrations from the tympanic membrane (the eardrum), and kicks off the transfer of those vibrations through the middle ear to the inner ear where the auditory nerve senses the vibrations and connects them to the brain.


Sirens… getting louder… stop… whew, glad I stopped so that I didn’t get run over by that fire truck!


This makes this group of three small bones, collectively known as the ossicles, a critical component of conveying environmental queues to the human brain for interpretation, decision-making, and learning.


While Esri conferences have always been about creating opportunities for face-to-face time with our customers and partners, the Customer Experience team is striving to elevate customer listening at conferences, making it a highly visible celebration of how we synergize with you - our partners and users - to create amazing products, services and experiences. 


Using interactive wall activities and customer interviews as our medium of engagement, the Customer Experience team provides a platform where we can hear from you, learn more about your needs, be a champion of your voice, and continue to strengthen an already strong culture of listening at Esri. We gather this feedback, analyze it, and share it with relevant stakeholders across the company to drive improvement.


Our first foray into this type of activity was just a couple of weeks ago at the FedGIS Conference in Washington, DC.  It looked like this…


And this...

TL;DR Your voice matters and is music to our ears, the good vibrations to our ossicles. When you’re at DevSummit this year, come talk to us.  The Customer Experience area will be set up smack dab in the middle of the Primrose Lobby and open for your participation during the following times:

Wednesday, March 11th from 7:30 am – 6:30 pm

Thursday, March 12th from 7:30 am – 4:00 pm