The last day of the 2021 DevSummit took a deeper look into extending and automating enterprise software with ArcGIS SDKs and ArcGIS Enterprise on Kubernetes. Here is a summary of the demos and links to YouTube.
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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…
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:
On Tuesday, over in the Santa Rosa/San Jacinto room, we hosted our SpeedGeeking event. In a little over an hour, our users are invited to listen to 17 different developers present on topics ranging from cartography to 3D. The presenters only present for five minutes and after the buzzer goes off, the users can move to another station and hear a brand-new five-minute presentation on a new topic! We had over one hundred attendees who came by to enjoy each of the talks. Here is what they enjoyed:
Using Donut Polygons to Create a Masked Extent Effect
The For Developers, By Developers design of DevSummit implies that we're all bringing our work and ideas together, in a four-day, two-way conversation, learning from one another at the largest geospatial developer community event in the world. On Wednesday and Thursday, we had 25 presenters of technical talks, sharing with others their work, techniques, and lessons learned, helping make us all better, and inspiring us all to implement these ideas that not all of us may have known before.
Thank you to those who attended and participated, as well as those who followed along virtually. We invite you to share your experiences and what you learned during the week in the comments below.
We hope to see you in Palm Springs in 2020!
You can find presentations and videos on YouTube here.