October 23-25 | bcc Berlin Congress Center, Germany
User Presentations
Become part of DevSummit!

DevSummit is not only about Esri developers sharing new technology and ideas with you. To us, the word "summit" implies that we are all bringing useful, inspirational ideas together.

User Presentations are a great way for you to become part of the DevSummit agenda. Share your tips and triumphs by submitting an abstract for a presentation at the Developer Summit in Berlin. It's a great way to empower your peers and justify your attendance. And by all means—have fun! Deadline is October 5

Abstract Submission Guidelines

What you talk about is up to you. For the best chance of being selected, please ensure that your presentation either, a) includes the use of ArcGIS, or b) is some topic about a related technology that is relevant to those who are building apps and systems with ArcGIS. Please also ensure that the primary language of your presentation is English.

What is not allowed are presentations that are primarily a sales pitch for a product or service. It is perfectly fine if your talk includes other products and technologies, since ArcGIS is an open platform, but the focus should be on your creative application, what it does and why, in a way that inspires the audience, and gives them ideas they can learn from and use themselves.

The best advice we can give, is to show what you know. What you work on day-to-day might be an old topic to you, but you are the expert, and if it is worth your time to work on it, it is worth others' time to learn from it. Don't be shy. DevSummit is yours.


To give you an idea of what we are looking for, here are just a few examples of selected presentations that were given at previous DevSummits:

  • Mapping with Amazon Alexa
  • ArcGIS and Automatic Object Recognition
  • Building Android Location Awareness with ArcGIS GeoEvent Server
  • Angular2 and ArcGIS API for JavaScript: a World of Endless Possibilities
  • Supercharge Your App with AMP and AWS CloudFront
  • Building Automated Tests for Python Toolbox Tools
  • Pretty Charts: Data Viz Options for GIS Developers
  • Bridging the Gap: a Holistic Approach to Automation and Web DevOps
Content and Formatting

When you submit your idea, please include the following information:

  • Author/Presenter name(s)
  • Presentation title (10 words or fewer)
  • Your organization's name
  • Complete address, phone, and e-mail information
  • Brief presenter biography (200 characters or fewer)
  • Abstract (500 characters or fewer that accurately describes the content of your talk)
Preparing Your Talk

Your presentation can be in any format: Powerpoint, Prezi, Reveal, Keynote, video, or whatever presentation tool you are most comfortable with. You will be running this presentation on your own machine, as long as it supports either HDMI, VGA, or Mini-Display. You have 20 minutes to give your talk, so practice makes perfect. A good suggestion is to practice your content down to 15 minutes, leaving 5 minutes for questions from the audience.