Last year was my first year.
ESRI seems to only announce things like snacks, shirts, or sign up on social media so Make sure that you watch that. I only realized they were giving away stuff by randomly finding it last year.
Thanks for the tip, Rickey!
Were the messages from the main Esri Twitter account (@Esri), DevSummit account (@EsriDevSummit), or various accounts intermixed throughout the week?
As with any conference (Dev or UCs), there are some general tips..
Dev Summit specific.
That's it for now. Maybe that will get more tips flowing.
Some additional suggestions, if you have specific questions/issues you want help with...
The dev summit (or UC) can be overwhelming once you are there, with all the activities and options. but is also an excellent place to get tech help if you are having a specific issue.
Plan ahead....make a list of questions and the points you need to make for you specific issues. If it's something you can demo on you mobile device, great. If not (e.g A Python program), think about bring a print out with any error message. If staff can't help you there, they maybe can set up a tech support ticket for follow up when you get back.
You probably will not get in a location with more Esri tech staff and better Customer-to-staff odds. So having you questions written down, vs trying to remember them all helps (at least for my aging brain).
Palm Springs is beautiful in March. The weather is starting to warm up and reaches comfortable highs of 70-80°F/21-26°C. Dress comfortably. The weather is predicted to be partly cloudy according to Accuweather.com. Also, if you have time, LG's Steakhouse in Palm Springs and La Quinta have the best primer rib and 16oz. lobster tail I have ever enjoyed. Look froward to meeting all of you there.