The 2019 Developer Summit is right around the corner and we have (perhaps our best yet) line up of more than 40 technical sessions and demo theaters focused on web development-related topics, plenary and keynote talks, and other activities geared towards supporting your professional development and of course enjoyment as a web developer. With such a packed week, the task of navigating the event might feel somewhat daunting. This blog and the accompanying resources are aimed at helping you plan your week.
For your convenience, below you’ll find a collection of example “pathways;” each containing a selection of sessions focused around a particular theme. You can also check out the full Developer Summit agenda.
Tuesday, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Oasis 4)
This year’s tech session strategy and organization
Every year a broad spectrum of developers attend DevSummit – from brand new to very advanced developers; with representation from many industries and areas of interest. For that reason, we have sessions ranging from introductory to very advanced, specialty sessions. While you’ll find a collection of sessions that provide best practices and core API concepts, there are also many new sessions this year focusing on recent advances for visualizing data in 2D and 3D, ways in which you can build very interactive user experiences with optimum performance, and topics related to developer tooling and techniques.
Building foundational knowledge of the 4.x API
You can also come to the What’s New session to explore some of the latest capabilities available with the API and the Road Ahead session for a sneak peak at projects slated for upcoming releases.
2D and 3D visualization
More and more developers are beginning to integrate 3D visualization into their apps – either as the primary view or as an alternative perspective to the 2D view. What many developers don’t realize is that you can build a pretty incredible 3D app using your 2D data. Come to the “Practical Guide for Building a 3D Web App From 2D Data” session to learn how to do that.
Building a great experience
Building a great user experience requires us to go beyond designing beautiful graphical elements and UI layout. It entails creating an immersive, interactive experience that adapts well to any screen size. The following sessions cover several topics to help you do just that; they cover building apps that leverage client-side querying, filtering, statistics, and geometric operations to create interactive workflows, web editing, and interesting ways of visualizing temporal data. You can also learn about using the API’s responsive widgets out of the box, styling them, customizing their functionality, or even building your own widget from scratch.
Tooling and techniques
While the bread and butter of the Developer Summit is certainly technical sessions and demo theaters, there is a lot more going on at the conference that will be of interest to web developers. Here are some highlights:
Pre-Summit Hands-On Training
Get inspired by your peers. Presenters are given five-minutes to share their awesomely imaginative ideas and concepts that have been, or are in the midst of, coming to fruition with the use of GIS.
Each year, our development team looks forward to hanging out with attendees at the Meet the Teams event. This is a casual gathering to eat, drink, and chat about we’re all working on, engineer-to-engineer, or about anything at all.
It’s like speed dating, but with a developer twist! Come learn about multiple technologies in an hour during this fast-paced developer community event. Hear from our developers, in five minutes, a new concept, tip or trick, or technique that you can apply to your own development today.
Web Development Showcase
This year’s Keynote speaker is Glenn Vanderburg – Vice President of Engineering at First.io. Mr. Vanderburg is building transformative software that helps real estate agents win more business by focusing on the right people at the right time, with the help of data science. Come to the keynote to hear what he has to say about software engineering.