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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.
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:
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.
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
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 interestedin learning about user-centered design and usability while at Dev Summit this year, weencourage you to check out theseworkshops and demos at the conference:
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.
We caught a few users and GeoNet Community Members in the hall and at the booth to say "Hi."
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.
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.
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.