A Developer's Guide to FedGIS 2024

As the Esri FedGIS Conference 2024 approaches, get ready to immerse yourself in a world where GIS and software development intersect to shape the future of federal government operations. With a rich schedule of developer-focused sessions, this year’s conference is an event for GIS developers eager to drive innovation and impactful solutions.

To help you navigate this event, we have prepared a guide, presented in this article, that highlights the most influential developer presentations and activities. These carefully selected events are key to understanding the evolving landscape of GIS technology and its application in the federal domain. For a full guide with detailed descriptions and schedules of all recommended developer experiences, please refer to this comprehensive PDF.

Developer General Session at FedGIS 2023
Developer General Session at FedGIS 2023

Developer Summit at Esri FedGIS

Join us on February 12, 2024, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for the Developer Summit, before the main conference. This all-day event caters to all developer levels, from exploring low-code solutions to deep diving into GIS app development.

Included with your FedGIS conference registration, the Developer Summit offers a unique opportunity to:

This is more than just a learning experience; it’s a chance to shape the future of GIS development in your organization.

The day begins with a general session featuring the latest ArcGIS advancements in a federal government applied context. We kick off the morning with a warm welcome and an introduction to community through ArcGIS Hub and discovering how leveraging APIs provides underlying capabilities to you as a developer. Then we continue leveraging those capabilities shared as services and APIs to build apps that can be tailored to your requirements. Finally, we will share some of the highlights of ArcGIS developer tools that are available to use and get started with today.

The general session is followed by a Meet the Teams networking lunch. Grab your lunch and join a member of our developer team at one of the designated tables. Discuss some of your latest projects, get questions answered, or simply get to know some of the developers who are working on the tools you use in your day-to-day work.

Following the Meet the Teams lunch, we have an afternoon of technical sessions that cover ArcGIS APIs, Experience Builder, real-time app development, and more, with a few highlighted sessions below:

Developer sessions at FedGIS 2023
Developer sessions at FedGIS 2023

Key Developer Sessions at the Conference

At the main conference, developers have a variety of sessions to choose from, including technical talks and demo presentations. These sessions cover a range of topics in GIS development and technology, suitable for different experience levels. Whether you’re interested in the latest programming practices, geospatial data analysis, or application development, there’s content tailored for every developer.

The following are just a few examples of developer-recommended sessions at the conference:

Networking and Social Activities at FedGIS 2023
Networking and Social Activities at FedGIS 2023

Collaboration and Networking: Connect, Share, and Innovate

FedGIS 2024 isn’t just about sessions and technical workshops; it’s a hub for meaningful networking and collaboration, bringing together GIS professionals from various backgrounds. This year, we’ve lined up several social and networking activities designed to foster connections and spark innovative discussions among attendees.

These networking events are integral to the FedGIS experience, offering platforms for professional growth, learning from peers, and exploring collaborations in a friendly atmosphere.

Why Developers Should Attend

Attending FedGIS 2024 means staying ahead in GIS development, gaining hands-on experience, and expanding your professional network. It’s an opportunity to grow your skills, explore new technologies, and understand the future direction of GIS in the federal domain. With tailored sessions, the latest tech demos, and numerous networking opportunities, FedGIS 2024 is a great place for developers in GIS. Register today and be part of a conference that shapes the future of GIS in federal work.

To ensure you don’t miss any developer-focused events, use this handy PDF guide. It’s your personalized roadmap to making the most out of FedGIS 2024.

For a complete FedGIS agenda, visit

About the authors

Courtney Yatteau is a developer advocate on the Developer Experience team. She is responsible for outreach and awareness related to Esri's developer SDKs and APIs. Before Esri, Courtney worked in the secondary education field, teaching computer science and mathematics.


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

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