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Here’s a list of the current Technical Session videos now available on Esri Events YouTube. This list will update as they are posted. Some links are subject to change. 

Plenary Recap

Product Introductions

ArcGIS Analytics for IoT: An Introduction 30 min

ArcGIS Monitor: An Introduction 45 min

ArcGIS Notebook Server: An Introduction to Notebooks and Notebook Server 53 min

Esri Location Services for Developers 55 min

ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud: An Introduction 44 min - added 4/15/2020

ArcGIS Insights: An Introduction 56 min - added 4/22/2020

ArcGIS Hub

Getting Started with Hub + Enterprise Sites 1 hr

Deep-Customization of Hub Sites and Enterprise Sites 1 hr 10

How ArcGIS Hub Delivers a Scalable Geospatial Platform on Kubernetes 21 min - added 4/15/2020

Effective Community Engagement with ArcGIS Hub 58 min - added 4/15/2020

ArcGIS Enterprise

ArcGIS Enterprise: What's New 33 min - added 4/15/2020

ArcGIS Enterprise: SSL Considerations 1 hr

ArcGIS Enterprise: Security Best Practices 45 min

ArcGIS Enterprise: Architecting Your Deployment 1 hr 7 min

ArcGIS Enterprise: Tuning and Scaling 43 min

ArcGIS Enterprise: High Availability and Disaster Recovery 54 min - added 4/15/2020

ArcGIS Enterprise: Designing Sites and Pages 52 min - added 4/15/2020

ArcGIS Enterprise: An Introduction 38 min - added 4/17/2020

ArcGIS Enterprise: Publish Your Own Routing Services 51 min - added 4/17/2020

ArcGIS Enterprise: Data Storage Strategies 39 min - added 4/17/2020

Deploying ArcGIS Enterprise in Amazon Web Services 52 min - added 4/17/2020

ArcGIS Online

Data Exploration with Smart Mapping in ArcGIS Online 1 hr 13 min - added 4/23/2020

ArcGIS Online: Web Mapping with Arcade Expression 1 hr - added 4/23/2020

A Practical Guide to ArcGIS Online Security 1 hr 5 min - added 4/23/2020

ArcGIS Online: Best Practices with Hosted Feature Services 1 hr 28 min - added 4/23/2020

Building Web Apps that Integrate with Your Portal 45 min - added 4/24/2020

ArcGIS Pro

Developer's Perspective: Diagnosing issues with performance and responsiveness in ArcGIS Pro 50 min - added 4/23/2020

ArcGIS Pro: Your Spatial Data Science Workstation 1 hr 8 min - updated 4/30/2020

ArcGIS API for JavaScript

ArcGIS API for JavaScript: Programming Patterns and API Fundamentals 45 min

ArcGIS API for JavaScript: A Look Under the Hood 1 hr 6 min

JavaScript Applications for the Enterprise: Building for Production 47 min

JavaScript Applications for the Enterprise: Test More, Work Less 49 min

ArcGIS API for JavaScript: Using Frameworks 55 min - added 4/21/2020

ArcGIS API for JavaScript: Using React and Webpack 43 min - added 4/21/2020

ArcGIS API for JavaScript: Getting Started with Web Development and the ArcGIS API for JavaScript 1 hr 4 min - added 4/21/2020

ArcGIS API for JavaScript: Fundamentals for Building 3D Web Apps 49 min - added 4/21/2020

ArcGIS API for JavaScript: Building Custom Visualizations Using WebGL in 2D Map Views 55 min - added 4/21/2020

ArcGIS API for JavaScript: 2D Visualization 1 hr 4 min - added 4/21/2020

ArcGIS API for JavaScript: A Holistic Approach to Building 3D Web Apps 53 min - added 4/21/2020

ArcGIS API for JavaScript: Using Arcade with your Apps 49 min - added 4/21/2020

ArcGIS API for Javascript: Client-side Mapping with the ArcGIS API for JavaScript 49 min - added 4/21/2020

ArcGIS API for JavaScript: What's New 50 min - added 4/21/2020

ArcGIS API for JavaScript: Building Progressive Web Apps with the ArcGIS API for JavaScript 1 hr 9 min - added 4/22/2020

ArcGIS API for JavaScript: Building Your Own Widget with the ArcGIS JSAPI 51 min - added 4/22/2020

ArcGIS API for JavaScript: Customizing Widget 43 min - added 4/22/2020

ArcGIS API for JavaScript: Using TypeScript 38 min - added 4/22/2020

ArcGIS API for JavaScript: Web Editing in 2D and 3D 1 hr - added 4/22/2020

ArcGIS API for JavaScript: Working with Your Data Using the Feature Layer 1 hr 7 min - added 4/22/2020

ArcGIS API for JavaScript: Building Apps with Angular 1 hr 5 min - added 4/22/2020

ArcGIS API for JavaScript: Create 3D Planning Web Apps using BIM and Editing Capabilities 35 min - added 4/22/2020

ArcGIS API for JavaScript: Practical Guide for Building a 3D Web App from 2D Data 60 min - added 4/23/2020

ArcGIS API for Python

ArcGIS API for Python: Imagery and Raster Analysis on your Web GIS 1 hr 20 min - added 4/21/2020

ArcGIS API for Python: A Tour of Different Modules 54 min - added 4/21/2020

ArcGIS API for Python: Getting to Know Pandas and the Spatial Enabled DataFrame 56 min - added 4/21/2020

ArcGIS API for Python: Mapping, Visualization, and Exploratory Data Analysis 56 min - added 4/21/2020

Monitoring your Organization using the ArcGIS API for Python and the ArcGIS REST API 30 min - added 4/27/2020 (copied to ArcGIS REST JS section)


ArcGIS REST JS: Universal, Isomorphic Tasty JavaScript for MuchWin 1 hr - added 4/15/2020

ArcGIS Pipeline Referencing/Esri Roads and Highways: Preparing and Utilizing Web Services for Creati... 39 min - added 4/27/2020

Monitoring your Organization using the ArcGIS API for Python and the ArcGIS REST API 30 min - added 4/27/2020


ArcPy: Beyond the Basics of 53 min

ArcPy: Solving Large Transportation Analysis Problems 43 min - added 4/23/2020

ArcPy: Working with Feature Data 25 min - added 4/23/2020

Data Science

ArcGIS API for Python: Analysts and Data Science 1 hr

Spatial Data Science – A Tour 1 hr 30 min

ArcGIS Insights: Python/R Scripting and Advanced Analytics 50 min

Best Practices for Building Web Apps that Visualize Large Datasets 1 hr 11 min

Unpacking the Black Box: Spatial Data Science Methods Explained 1 hr 4 min

Spatial Data Science in ArcGIS: Making the Most of the Ecosystem 53 min - added 4/24/2020 

Working with Multidimensional Scientific Data 54 min - added 4/24/2020 

ArcGIS Pro: Your Spatial Data Science Workstation 17 min - added 4/24/2020 (copied from ArcGIS Pro section)


Advanced Analysis of Satellite Imagery Using Python 47 min - added 4/21/2020

Advanced Custom Raster Processing Using Python 58 min - added 4/21/2020

Performing Transportation Network Analysis with Python 42 min - added 4/23/2020

Creating and Using Web Tools and Geoprocessing Services 49 min - added 4/23/2020 

Working with Raster Data Using Python 56 min - added 4/24/2020

Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS

Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS: A Deep Dive in Enterprise Deployments 46 min - added 4/21/2020

Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS: Customizing and Extending 51 min - added 4/23/2020


ArcGIS GeoEvent Server: Applying Real-Time Analytics 1 hr

ArcGIS GeoEvent Server: Creating Connections and Processors Using the GeoEvent SDK 51 min - added 4/24/2020


ArcGIS Pro SDK for .NET: Beginning Pro Customization Showing Pro Extensibility 1 hr

ArcGIS Pro SDK for .NET: An Overview of the Geodatabase API 59 min  - added 4/17/2020

ArcGIS Pro SDK for .NET: An Overview of the Utility Network Management API 1 hr 10 min - added 4/17/2020

ArcGIS Pro SDK for .NET: Demonstrating Extensibility with Partner Add-Ins 40 min - added 4/21/2020

ArcGIS Pro SDK for .NET: Understanding Feature Services, a Guide for Developers 52 min - added 4/21/2020

ArcGIS Pro SDK for .NET: Real-time Analysis Visualization using ArcGIS Pro Real-time API 47 min - added 4/21/2020

ArcGIS Pro SDK for .NET: Introduction to the Parcel Fabric API 1 hr 3 min - added 4/22/2020

ArcGIS Pro SDK for .NET: Enhancing the Managed API using the Cartographic Information Model (CIM) 1 hr - added 4/23/2020

ArcGIS Pro SDK for .NET: Advanced Editing with Focus on UI Customization 44 min - added 4/23/2020

ArcGIS Pro SDK for .NET: Beginning Editing with Focus on EditOperation 47 min - added 4/23/2020

ArcGIS Runtimes

ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET: Building Windows Apps 1 hr 12 min

ArcGIS Runtime: An Introduction to the API and Architecture 1 hr

ArcGIS Runtime: Authenticating Your Apps with the ArcGIS Platform 57 min

ArcGIS Runtime: Editing Your Data Online and Offline 51 min

ArcGIS Runtime: Working with Maps Online and Offline 49 min

ArcGIS Runtime: Utilities 37 min

ArcGIS Runtime SDKs: Optimizing Your Data Workflows for Working Offline 50 min

Tips and Tricks for Troubleshooting: ArcGIS Runtime SDK for iOS 12 min - added 4/27/2020

Offline Troubleshooting Scenarios with the ArcGIS Android Runtime SDK 19 min - added 4/27/2020

ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET: Building Xamarin Apps 54 min - added 4/27/2020

ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android: Building Apps 1 hr 11 min - added 4/27/2020

ArcGIS Runtime SDK for iOS: Building Apps 55 min - added 4/27/2020

ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Java: Building Apps 39 min - added 4/27/2020

ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Qt: Building Apps 56 min - added 4/27/2020

ArcGIS Runtime: Introduction to the Navigation API 43 min - added 4/27/2020

ArcGIS Runtime: Defense and Public Safety 59 min - added 4/27/2020

AppStudio for ArcGIS

Building Native Cross-Platform Apps with AppStudio: An Introduction 1 hr - added 4/24/2020

Building Native Cross-Platform Apps with AppStudio: Advanced Topics 30 min

ArcGIS Experience Builder

ArcGIS Experience Builder: Getting Started with Creating Web Solutions 55 min

ArcGIS Experience Builder: Building Web Solutions, Advanced Topics 1 hr 8 min

Survey123 for ArcGIS‌ and ArcGIS QuickCapture

What's New in ArcGIS Quick Capture 54 min - added 4/22/2020

What's New in Survey123 53 min - added 4/22/2020

Extending the Survey123 Field App 41 min - added 4/22/2020

Advanced XLSForm Techniques 1 hr 13 min - added 4/22/2020

Field Apps

ArcGIS Apps: Taking Your Maps Offline 20 min

Inter-app Communications with ArcGIS Apps 46 min

Mobile Device Management and ArcGIS Field Apps 51 min - added 4/24/2020

What's New in Collector for ArcGIS 51 min - added 4/24/2020

Collector for ArcGIS: High Accuracy Data Collection 56 min - added 4/24/2020

What's New in Workforce for ArcGIS 42 min - added 4/27/2020
What's New in Explorer for ArcGIS 41 min - added 4/24/2020

What's New in Navigator for ArcGIS 58 min - added 4/27/2020

What's New in Tracker for ArcGIS 44 min - added 4/27/2020

Esri Leaflet

Building Apps with Esri Leaflet 30 min - added 4/15/2020

Accessible Web Mapping:

Accessible Web Mapping Apps: ARIA, WCAG and 508 Compliance 45 min - added 4/21/2020

ArcGIS StoryMaps

ArcGIS StoryMaps: Getting Started with the New Story Builder 39 min - added 4/24/2020

Basemaps & Tiles

Customizing and Styling Vector Basemaps 38 min - added 4/15/2020

Caching Vector and Raster Tiles 1 hr - added 4/15/2020


3D in ArcGIS 1 hr - added 4/24/2020
Optimizing Content for 3D: Scene Layers and Developers 27 min - added 4/24/2020

Easy Ways to Bring 3D to Your Data 18 min - added 4/27/2020

City Planning

Smart City Planning with ArcGIS Urban and CityEngine 50 min - added 4/24/2020

ArcGIS Indoors

ArcGIS Indoors: Developing Indoor Mapping Apps 30 min

Deep Learning & Machine Learning

Object Detection from Lidar using Deep Learning with ArcGIS 1 hr

Driving Intelligence from Video and Oriented Imagery at Scale Using AI in ArcGIS 30 min

From Experimentation to Production: Building Enterprise Scalable GeoAI Systems 30 min

Geospatial Deep Learning with ArcGIS 58 min - added 4/21/2020

Machine Learning Feature Engineering with ArcGIS 25 min - added 4/27/2020

GeoAnalytics Server

Geospatial Analytics and AI at Scale with Big Data Toolkit 57 min - added 4/15/2020

Big Data and ArcGIS: An Introduction to ArcGIS GeoAnalytics Server 58 min - added 4/17/2020

GeoAnalytics in ArcGIS Pro: Geoprocessing in Parallel Using Apache Spark 48 min - added 4/17/2020

ArcGIS and Game Engines

Building VR/AR Experiences with City Engine, Unity and Unreal Engine 4 38 min

Extended Reality (XR) with ArcGIS 32 min

Real-Time Analytics

ArcGIS Mission: Real-Time Geospatial Collaboration and Awareness 20 min - added 4/15/2020

Real-Time & Big Data: Best Practices 32 min - added 4/24/2020


Administering Your Enterprise Geodatabase using Python 42 min - added 4/15/2020
Effective Geodatabase Programming 59 min - added 4/17/2020

Design a Geodatabase 30 min - added 4/27/2020


Visualization & Exploration of Large Datasets Using Feature Binning 1 hr - added 4/24/2020

QA/QC of Your Geodata - When and How 16 min - added 4/27/2020

Utility Network

Network Management with ArcGIS - Introduction to the Utility Network 54 min  - added 4/17/2020

Network Management with ArcGIS Advanced Capabilities of the Utility Network 1 hr 6 min - added 4/17/2020


Distributed Workflows in ArcGIS 53 min - added 4/17/2020

Distributed Collaboration: Sharing Data Across Systems 1 hr - added 4/17/2020

Version Management with ArcGIS 51 min - added 4/21/2020 
Managing and Sharing Raster Data for Analysis 1 hr 24 min - added 4/21/2020 

Reusing and Sharing Your Work with Solution Templates + Initiative Templates 44 min - added 4/23/2020 

Building Products with ArcGIS: Common Patterns & Architectures 57 min - added 4/27/2020

Working with Data: Using Layers Across Your and Your User's GIS Deployments 1 hr - added 4/27/2020

Maximize Value using ArcGIS Web App Templates 14 min - added 4/27/2020

How We Built It Series

How We Built It: ArcGIS Analytics for IoT Frontend 12 min - added 4/27/2020

How We Built It: Insurance Risk Management 18 min - added 4/27/2020

How We Built It: Mobile App for Hiking 29 min - added 4/27/2020

How We Built It: Virtual Inspection Studio 22 min - added 4/27/2020

Developer Primer Series

Developer Primer: React 10 min - added 4/27/2020

Developer Primer: TypeScript 14 min - added 4/27/2020

Developer Primer: Python Notebooks 18 min - added 4/27/2020

Developer Primer: Svelte 14 min - added 4/27/2020

Developer Primer: Secure Coding 20 min - added 4/27/2020

Developer Primer: Node & Express 31 min - added 4/27/2020

Developer Primer: Python Package Management 19 min - added 4/27/2020

Esri Training

Advance Your Goals with Esri Technical Certification 10 min - added 4/27/2020


Roadmap for BIM-GIS Interoperability 1 hr 7 min - added 4/24/2020


ArcGIS Maps for Power BI, ArcGIS Maps for Office:

ArcGIS Maps and Microsoft Integration: Office, Power BI, and SharePoint 57 min - added 4/22/2020


Enabling High-Quality Printing in Web Applications 59 min - added 4/24/2020

Business Solutions

Esri's Forms Journey - From Thousands of Forms to OneForm 57 min - added 4/27/2020
Going to Market with Your Product: Partnership, Licensing, and Sales Channels 37 min - added 4/27/2020

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Community Team

Looking for information about the change of events and how to handle travel accommodations?
See the Frequently Asked Questions | 2020 Esri Developer Summit with a statement from Jack Dangermond. 

If you're interested in watching the Esri Developer Summit online, here's how to watch the livestream of the plenary and the recorded technical sessions from the Esri Developer Summit. 

Step 1. Register for the Livestream

Sign up to watch the Plenary livestream. When you complete your registration, you will be notified when the Plenary livestream will be starting on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (PDT)

Update: Plenary Videos are now available on Esri Events YouTube Channel

Step 2. Follow Esri on YouTube

As technical sessions from the Developer Summit are recorded, they will be posted on YouTube.
Follow Esri on YouTube to see the videos. We'll post updates to this blog as they come!

Go to: Esri Events on YouTube


 A Plenary video recap and related sessions list is now available

DevSummit Tech Sessions are now available.

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Community Team

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.

How to add sessions to your agenda:

When you select "Add to your agenda" in this blog, it will load the 2020 Esri Developer Summit agenda webpage.

  • Log in to the Esri account connected to your Esri Developer Summit Conference registration and select the star symbol next to the date and time of the session.
  • Once the star symbol is highlighted, it will save to your agenda and synchronize to your Esri Events mobile app. 

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.

Add to your agenda

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.

Add to your agenda

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

Add to your agenda

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

Add to your agenda

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!

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Esri Notable Contributor

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

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Community Manager

We had another successful Developer Summit last month in Palm Springs. Here are a few highlights from the conference.


Lightning Talks

On Monday, we hosted Lightning Talks, where our users got to share five minutes' worth of solid developer gold! The following were our speakers during the event.





Ashley Snyder

Utilities Mapping Technician III

Manatee County Government

Using Python to Predict Impacts of Storm Inundation on Sanitary Sewer Structures

Andry Rajaoberison

Master of Environmental Management Candidate

Yale University – School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

In-class Use of ArcGIS Online and Seawall Toolbox

Laura Emerson

MGIS Student

Pennsylvania State University

Extending an ArcGIS solution

 Special thanks to Laura for highlighting Robert Scheitlin's Custom Web Appbuilder Widgets list in GeoNet.

Priyatna Kusuma

IT Development Leader

Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG)

Developing Mobile Application: Weather-based route prediction

Jeff Gawrych



IBM-The Weather Company Data and Esri Use Industry Cases

Liam Lyle

GIST Major


Campus 3D GIS: An Automated
Multi-Source Fusion Approach

Jinwoo Park

PhD Student


An Automated Indoor Network Extraction from Building Information Model

Edgar Hernandez

Software Application Developer I


Integrating ArcGIS JS API with Angular 2+


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:



Ken Field

All of Cartography in 300 Seconds

Derrick Burke

Scripting Your ArcGIS Enterprise Deployment in AWS

Morten Nielsen

From .NET Framework to .NET Core - The Future of .NET on Windows

Mara Stoica

Customizing the Open Source Data Collection App

Bojan Savric

The Equal Earth projection

George Bochenek

Serverless Python

Julie Powell

Handy JS API Techniques and Goodies that You May Have Overlooked

Melita Kennedy

Goodbye, NAD83! Hello, NATRF2022!

Ryan Libed

Screenshots with the ArcGIS API for JavaScript & HTML2Canvas

Tamrat Belayneh

I3S – An Open Standard to Bring 3D to Web, Desktop and Mobile Platforms

Tommy Fauvell

Vector Tile Payload Analysis

Nakul Manocha

Learn about ArcGIS Companion

Forrest Collins

Story Maps in Augmented Reality

Nick Wisehart

Coding for Accessibility

Sean Morrish

Creating, Publishing & Curating I3S Scene Layers

Aaron Pulver

Strategies for Building and Testing Battery-efficient Mobile Apps

Tim Duggan

Using Donut Polygons to Create a Masked Extent Effect

User Presentations

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!


Additional Resources:

You can find presentations and videos on YouTube here.

And for more info and updates check out the GeoNet DevSummit Space and the Esri Developer Summit Twitter page and the Proceedings page.

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Community Manager

Esri Developer Summit 2019 is right around the corner! This year we invite you to follow the action in the DevSummit space and connect with the GeoNet Community in Palm Springs. You can find us in the GeoNet area within the Esri Showcase.


March 4 - 8

GeoNet area at the Esri Showcase – Oasis 1 & 2

Stop by the GeoNet area to:

  • Learn how GeoNet Community members are working better, sharing ideas and finding solutions
  • Connect with other GeoNet members
  • See what's coming to GeoNet in 2019


You can also connect with us at these events and times

  • Welcome Social: Monday 4-7pm
  • GeoNet meet-ups: Monday through Thursday: 2 - 3 pm, 4:30 - 5:30pm
  • Meet the Teams: Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm


Know a fellow Esri user who should join GeoNet? Bring them along. We welcome all to the Community.

As we get closer to the event, check back on this post for more details and information. 

Follow @EsriGeoNet on Twitter for even more #DevSummit conversations.

We look forward to connecting with you throughout the week.
See you at DevSummit.

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New Contributor II


Thank you all for your interest in participating in the Interactive Research Lab at this year's Developer Summit.
The sign up is now closed.
We received a lot of responses, and tried our best to match people to their availability at the conference and the studies being run. If you filled out the survey, you should be receiving an email soon notifying you about your participation status.
Whether or not you can join us in the lab this year, if you are interested in learning about user-centered design and usability while at Dev Summit this year, we encourage you to check out these workshops and demos at the conference: 
If you’d like to get involved with our other research activities in the future, you can sign up for our mailing list if you haven't already. 
Thanks again, and see you in Palm Springs!

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Regular Contributor

That's a wrap. It is the final day of the 2018 Esri Developer Summit. And we had so much fun. Here are some highlights from the final day.

This year's DevSummit had many accomplishments:

  • Largest DevSummit ever - more than 2,100 attendees this year
  • 18 pre-summit training courses with many hands-on for Python, Angular, Xamarin, Typescript, AppStudio,Pro SDK, Insights, etc.
  • 250+ sessions and demo theaters - all will be posted on YouTube and E360 in a few weeks for FREE
  • Lightning Talks,
  • Speedgeeking
  • Showcase
  • An amazing party
  • And a final day of tech sessions and a great closing session lunch

Fun Facts for 2018 DevSummit:

  • 4,272 lbs of chicken consumed
  • 7,000 enchiladas made and eaten
  • 2,344 lbs of sauces
  • 3,180 donuts devoured
  • 3,904 pieces of fruit (Trying to be healthy)
  • 4,062.5 lbs of greens (Must have your greens)
  • 6,500 lbs of vegetables (Must eat our veggies, too)
  • 2,845 lbs cheese
  • 11,500 appetizers
  • 1,284 gallons of water (It is the desert)
  • 1,657 gallons of coffee (Couldn't have survived without it)
  • 357 bottles of wine
  • 72 kegs of beer (up from 60 in 2017)
  • 38 tons of recyclable waste (Go Green!)

GeoNet also had activity

27 countries watched the Plenary live stream

  • 10,000 unique viewers

Didn't get to attend? Good news, we have other Developer Summits already scheduled.

  • 24 March - Washington D.C. 
  • 23-25 October - Berlin, Germany
  • 5-8 March 2019 - Palm Springs, CA

Your feedback

  • Slides - text too small, colors too washed out, template
  • Need surveys in Events Apps for pre-conference
  • Bring back Meet the Teams
  • Excitement during the plenary - apparently there was construction for new solar panels being installed during the plenary and the house lights came on.
  • Showcase was great - good to have the 1-to-1 time to discuss with Esri staff and experts
  • Length of conference is good - 1 week of fun
  • Kudos for having sign-language during the Plenary

Dodgeball winners - Team DTS

Picture courtesy of Glenn Letham on Twitter

Congratulations to Team DTS on their Dodgeball victory. The festivities of the night before are cleared out. Did you enjoy the dipped donuts and cotton candy treats?

Farewell to DevSummit post

Picture courtesy of @gpoulis on Twitter 

Left over attendees take in a few last tech sessions and enjoy the warm Palm springs pre-Spring temperatures of 86°F while many others begin their trek home. 

The closing session was great. Good food, great conversation, new connections, and many questions answered by the panel of speakers.  

DevSummit Closing Panel

Euan Cameron is challenged to draw an ArcMap on the whiteboard

Euan Cameron was even challenged to draw an ArcMap on a whiteboard.

Attendees ask video questions for DevSummit Closing Q&A

Several attendees posted Q&A on social media and video while at DevSummit. 

This question had the entire panel answering. Thank you steve gourley‌ for a great question.

Slack posting for DevSummit QA 

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The GeoNet Community tag on the wall.Did you know that today is not only an exciting day at DevSummit with User presentations, Esri Showcase activity, demos, and the Esri Thursday night party and dodge ball tournament, but it is also International Women's Day! So much happening at DevSummit 2018.

We stopped by the DevSummit signature wall to answer the question, "What would you love to map?" Chris Catania‌ added "The GeoNet Community." Did you see it?

Presenter Leah Newman‌ gave a great user presentation on "Put the "You" in UI: Creating Intuitive User Interfaces using ArcGIS and Survey123." She shared that she had no knowledge of how to use Survey123 for ArcGIS and found answers on GeoNet. In an interview with Chris Catania‌, she explains how she learned to use Survey123.

Chris Catania Interview with Leah Newman

We caught a few users and GeoNet Community Members in the hall and at the booth to say "Hi."

GeoNet Fans

Later in the day, we listened in on the presentation from Bryan Grill - EBA Engineering on WAB & React - Develop a Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS Widget with React and Webpack. He gave a shout out to the GitHub group, React Bootstrap. He demonstrated the code used in a webpack.config.js as externals. 

Bryan Grill giving a WAB and React presentation at DevSummit

And we closed our visits with a user presentation from Adam Drackley‌ on Fully Offline Mobile Apps with AppStudio for ArcGIS. He added some humor by explaining that the image on the ancient MAC+ was the first Esri website ever. Continuing, he discussed the use of the Open Mobile Map and Map Viewer. Drackley wrapped up his presentation with the end goals to create the template application. 

Adam Drackley Demonstrates Esri Original Website

Celebrating International Women's Day, we hiked across the Palm Springs Convention Center asking women every where if we could snap there photo or video a few words. 

Finally, The Party Has Started! 

DevSummit party crowd

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