The Esri User Conference (UC) will once again take place in San Diego, CA July 8-12 and it is packed full of activities and technical sessions that cater to web developers. In this blog we will cover 10 things to look for as you plan your week; including technical sessions, resources, and events.
Building foundational knowledge of the API and web development techniques
Several sessions are aimed at helping web developers (both new and advanced) build foundational knowledge on API capabilities, coding patterns, architecture, and development best practices. If you are new to web development, a great path to take is attending these sessions, in this order:
Tuesday, July 09, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: SDCC – Room 04
Thursday, July 11, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: SDCC – Room 30 D
Mapping and visualization
- Leveraging Vector Tile Layers in Web Apps: If you are interested in learning about what you can do with vector tile layers in your apps attend this session. They will also cover the vector tile style editor which allows you to customize Esri’s basemaps (or any vector tile layer).
Specialty sessions focusing on key functional areas
The key areas of functionality that we are featuring at this year’s User Conference include (but are not limited to) web editing; time-enabled visualization, querying, and filtering; and client-side analytics that enable developers to build very interactive, engaging web apps.
Demo theaters 7 and 8 are dedicated to developer-related topics, which include, but are not limited to, web and native app development, as well as extending and customizing ArcGIS Pro and the latest tips, tricks, and techniques for developers using ArcGIS Online content and capabilities. Here are a couple of web development demo theater sessions you won’t want to miss!
Remember that you can use the Esri Events app to build your own customizable schedule, receive notifications, and get the latest information about all of the sessions, demo theaters, and other events happening at UC. The app is available for both iOS and Android devices.
The Web island is located in Hall A (look for the “Developer” sign) and we will have developers there waiting to answer your questions or address any of your pressing needs as they pertain to web development. If you’re looking for Web AppBuilder, you can find it located at the Online island right next door to us if you are walking towards Hall B.
You can sit down with a tech support analyst and troubleshoot any issues you are experiencing in your app or discuss something you are trying to implement. Head over to the Tech Support island, which is located right next to the Online island if you venture even further into Hall B.
Pre-con seminars are in-depth all-day seminars that occur prior to the UC (true to their name). They have been selected due to their relevance to today’s challenges and cutting-edge technology trends.
Join us at the Lightning Talk event in Ballroom 20D on Monday from 5:00pm – 6:30pm, where we will have 18 speakers focused on topics ranging from apps that users have developed to tools used to enhance their projects.
The Developer Social will take place on Tuesday evening from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at the Marriott pool. Here you will be able to meet a large community of developers who are attending UC for a variety of reasons, whether they are looking for new solutions, enhancing their skills, or just wanting to catch the latest in developer tools. This one requires registration, so sign up soon!
Every year, I am amazed by the conference party. It takes place at Balboa Park Thursday night, which is pretty awesome all on its own with all of the museums and exhibits (if you are bringing your kids, check out the dinosaurs in the Natural History Museum!), koi pond, and beautiful architecture – but on top of that, Jack and Laura go all out with games, live music and other activities. There are several other activities going on during the UC, including the Esri 5K Wednesday morning.
We are all really excited to see you in person in San Diego, share what we’ve been working on, and learn about the amazing solutions all of you have been building.