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DevSummit Palm Springs 2018 - Top 20 Session Videos

If you missed out on DevSummit this year, or are just looking to re-live it, the following are the top 20 technical sessions you want to check out.

1 – ArcGIS Indoors: An Introduction

Bring the Science of Where indoors. Learn about indoor position, and how to collect and assemble indoor datasets, then how to make them available to your users to solve a wide variety of tasks.

2 – ArcGIS Enterprise and SSL Considerations

This video simply has to be near the top of the Top 20 this year, if only because the rooms in which we held these workshops were far too small. Way too many DevSummit attendees who wanted to be there simply could not get in. Securing your Web GIS from server to client is a big topic, and this is a great session to learn what you need to know.

3 – Optimizing your JavaScript app for Performance 

Have a need for speed? This one is yet another perennial favorite at DevSummit. End users of web apps have a notoriously low tolerance for apps that respond and perform slowly. Learn techniques for gaining the speed you need.

4 – Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) with ArcGIS

Sure, they look cool, but VR and AR provide ways to interact with your maps, spatial data, and tools in a very natural way. Watch real-world examples of how VR and AR are making users more productive.

5 – ArcGIS Enterprise: Architecting Your Deployment

This was the most heavily attended session at DevSummit this year. The title says it all. Optimizing your resources, storage, and performance starts with a solid architecture that fits the needs of your organization, apps, databases, and users. 

6 – Leveraging 3D Across the ArcGIS Platform

Web Scenes bring a consistent 3D visualization experience across all desktop, web, and native apps. Learn how to use the latest capabilities and design your 3D maps for high effectiveness and natural usability.

7 – ArcGIS Runtime: An Introduction to the API and Architecture

This was the most heavily attended Runtime SDK session. Whether you want to build native apps from scratch, or include ArcGIS in apps you’re already building, here is where to get started. 

8 – ArcGIS API for JavaScript: Tips and Tricks for Developing and Debugging Apps 

Development environments and browser-based developer tools are more useful than ever. Code fast, find fast, fix fast. This is a session that is more and more popular every year. You know what you want to build, so use the best tools to get it built, debugged, tested, and into production more effectively. 

9 – ArcGIS API for Python: Introduction to Scripting your Web GIS

Automate and administer your Web GIS, and its content, tools, groups, and users using a Jupyter Notebook.

10 – Introduction to GeoAnalytics Server

Learn how parallelizing your analytical processes across an array of commodity hardware can help you make better more timely decisions faster than ever before, so that you can keep up with and react to data that changes often.

11 – ArcGIS Pro SDK for .NET: Beginning Pro Customization and Extensibility 

Make your desktop GIS end-users more productive and standardize UI/UX and workflows by building, then quickly and easily deploying custom add-ins and solution configurations. 

12 – Real-Time GIS: Best Practices

When it comes to getting the most use from streaming data, there can be lots of “gotchas” along the way. Prepare for and prevent them, so that your end-users can visualize and analyze your streaming data for the most timely, actionable information possible.

13 – Using TypeScript with ArcGIS API for JavaScript

You’ve heard of it, you might already be developing web apps with it, so in this session learn how to get the most of your ArcGIS development by learning the basics, and techniques for setting up your development environment using the ArcGIS definition files for TypeScript.

14 – ArcGIS API for JavaScript: Using Arcade with your Apps

Arcade is a relatively new expression-based scripting language for getting a lot more from the data stored in your layers, whether it be for thematic rendering symbology rules, flexible and formattable labels, or custom popup design, use Arcade to improve your data layers in a very simple way that’s portable and reusable across the ArcGIS platform: desktop, web, and native.

15 – ArcGIS API for JavaScript: What’s New

This API for web developers is not only the most popular in the ArcGIS platform, but its capabilities grow very fast. This “What’s New” session is the best way to learn how to use the latest and sneak peek at what is next.

16 – ArcGIS API for Python: Advanced Scripting

Are you already using the new Python API for ArcGIS and thinking that there’s a lot more you could be learning and doing? Good chance you are right. Learn about the rich ecosystem of Python packages out there and ideas for how to use them with ArcGIS for improved visualization, statistical analysis, and data science.

17 – Building Your own Widget with ArcGIS API for JavaScript

Well-designed widgets make you a more efficient developer – plain and simple. Common tasks, even complicated ones, designed and built into reusable widgets, allow you to spend the bulk of your productive coding time solving new or one-off problems, and creative time innovating new ways to make your users more productive.

18 – Customizing Hub and Open Data

Learn what developers need to know about Hub, Open Data, and how apps and workflows can be designed to maximize collaboration and standardization, throughout your organization, and through citizen engagement.

19 – Improving Your Web App Through UI/UX Best Practices

It can take a lot of work to make things easy for your users. They’re demanding, and want your apps to work for them, powerfully, intuitively, correctly, and right now. Learn some UI/UX design principles you can put to use right away to meet their expectations.

20 – ArcGIS Monitor: An Introduction

Learn how to use this system administration tool, designed so that you can watch the health of ArcGIS throughout the lifecycle, with alerts, notifications, metrics, reports, and more. 

We hope you enjoy viewing the top 20 tech sessions. More videos are rolling out soon. Stay tuned! Should you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the thread below.

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Amy is the Developer Community Lead in Product Management. She has an MA in English Literature and Composition and an MBA with a focus on Global Business. Follow the @EsriGeoDev accounts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for updates on developer community events and happenings!

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