DevSummit kicked off pre-summit activities on Saturday, March 3rd with a 3-day SAP-Esri hack-a-thon when Team Brontosaurus took home the grand prize for their creative use of SAP and Esri tools using microscopes and machine learning to detect bacteria in drinking water. The hack-a-thon began on Saturday at the Riviera Hotel in Palm Springs, California. They were joined by several others from Critigen, Southern California Edison, UC Santa Barbara, Bolt Geographics and several other representatives from Esri Partners.
On Monday, March 5th, Jack Dangermond announced this year's Esri Partner Conference winners at the EPC plenary.
2018 Esri Partner Conference Award Winners
Other activities included pre-summit sessions, including a session with Christopher Catania and Sandi Peterson sharing the top ten tips for building online communities, which included learnings and experiences from growing the GeoNet community.
Day one of the 2018 Esri DevSummit kicked off with the plenary live blogged by the GeoNet Team: https://community.esri.com/community/events/devsummit/blog/2018/03/06/live-from-the-devsummit-plenar...
The day continued as new and current members stopped by the GeoNet showcase area to sign-up, give feedback on the future GeoNet homepage, pick up some swag, share success stories and get tips and tricks from Michelle Mathias. It was great to spend time talking with Jeff Pace, Robert Scheitlin, GISP, Rebecca Strauch, GISP, and Blake Terhune, Stacey E Crowe, and Nick Floersch. And we hope to see more of you during the week!
The day wrapped as Speedgeeking sessions sped through various developer projects and topics in the Santa Rosa room.
We almost forgot one more fun part of the Monday pre-DevSummit events. Lightning Talks.
What are the Lightning Talks? The Lightning Talks are 5-minute user submitted presentations showcasing successes in GIS with Esri products. Monday’s Lightning talks featured numerous presentations from Esri customers and partners. They included stories, fascinating facts and intriguing uses of GIS.
Professor Yu Zhou teaches Geography at Bowling Green State University and uses the ArcGIS mobile apps and story maps to engage his geography students.
“With story maps on cell phones…it is a great way to improve teaching geography…Not difficult to make.”
Raj Singh, IBM, shared a presentation using machine learning platforms to speed up the development of ArcGIS Applications using IBM Data Science.
And that's a wrap for today! We couldn't get to it all, so tell us what you loved and learned the most today in the comments below. Thanks for sharing the day with us!
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