We’re back in Palm Springs this year for an in-person Developer Summit and we couldn’t be happier to welcome you. Between March 8th and March 11th the ArcGIS Runtime SDK team will be hosting a range of technical sessions, demo theaters, and more.
This blog will help you plan your time at the Developer Summit by highlighting opportunities to learn about ArcGIS Runtime, to engage with the development team directly, to get answers to your questions, and to provide feedback.
Overview and planning
We have two sessions dedicated to a broader look at the Runtime SDKs as a whole. The first, an introductory session, will bring you up to speed with the current state of the Runtime SDKs and is also perfect for anyone new to Runtime or who needs to evaluate whether Runtime is the right solution for them. The second will provide a preview of upcoming capabilities and give you a sense of Runtime’s future roadmap.
Tue, 2:30pm – 3:30pm
This session will present an introduction to the Runtime SDKs, the advantages of using them, and an overview of the API. This session is ideal for developers new to the runtime as well as managers or program managers evaluating the technology.
Thu, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Come and find out what we have up our sleeves for future ArcGIS Runtime SDK releases. You’ll see demos of capabilities that we’ve been working on and will be releasing over the next year. Note that while almost every session at Developer Summit is recorded and made available for later viewing, this Road Ahead session is not.
We will also present a couple of sessions that discuss how Runtime SDKs fit into the broader options we provide for building Desktop and Mobile solutions with ArcGIS:
Tue, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Tue, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
ArcGIS Runtime will also be discussed during this introduction to developing applications leveraging ArcGIS Platform:
Tue, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
We built each Runtime SDK to feel 100% natural to developers working with their chosen developer tools, while delivering identical capabilities across .NET, iOS, Android, Java, and Qt. The ArcGIS Runtime: An Introduction to the API and Architecture session above provides an overview of how we deliver that consistency, but we have sessions on Wednesday that get into the weeds of developing with each specific Runtime SDK (the .NET session is split up into two parts).
Wed, 10:30am – 11:30am
Wed, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Wed, 2:30pm – 3:30pm
ArcGIS Runtime was designed from the very beginning to work seamlessly with web GIS, including ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Platform, ArcGIS Enterprise, and a comprehensive range of service types. But it was also engineered to provide a first class offline experience, including editing and analysis. We present three sessions that together explain the comprehensive Runtime patterns for working with maps and data, both online and offline.
Wed, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Wed, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Thu, 10:30am – 11:30am
ArcGIS Runtime SDKs are perfect for building applications for the utility industry, including support for utility network, annotations, dimensions, display filters, alternate symbol, scale based symbols, offline workflows, and much more:
Thu, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
The utility network team will also present a session surveying the different options and capabilities available for working with utility network, including the Runtime SDKs:
Thu, 2:30pm – 3:30pm
The Runtime SDKs include support for Esri’s new indoor positioning solution, ArcGIS IPS. We have an introductory technical session, as well as a selection of demo theaters:
Tue, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Tue, 4:00pm – 4:30pm (Demo Theater)
Tue, 4:45pm – 5:15pm (Demo Theater)
Wed, 5:30pm – 6:00pm (Demo Theater)
Geotriggers are an exciting and powerful new part of Runtime that make it a breeze to build real-time applications based on your current location. Think of Geotriggers as geofencing taken to the next level:
Thu, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
OGC Services and APIs
Runtime also has great support for OGC standards. We have a session that focuses on OGC’s recent move from services to an Open API that will include Runtime SDK content:
Fri, 8:30am – 9:30am
Another session that will touch on the Runtime SDK capabilities as part of a larger discussion will focus on network analysis:
Fri, 10:00am – 11:00am
In addition to those mentioned above, we will also present the following 30-minute demo theaters:
Tue, 1:45pm – 2:15pm
Wed, 2:30pm – 3:00pm
Thu, 2:30pm – 3:00pm
Runtime team members will be available at the Esri Showcase, which runs from Monday afternoon through Thursday afternoon, and we have a dedicated area for each ArcGIS Runtime SDK. Stop by to ask specific questions, to learn more about the Runtime SDKs, and to show us what you’ve built or are building. This is your chance to meet the people that build the technology you use, and we love learning about how the Runtime SDKs are working for you.
Runtime staff will also be attending the Meet the Teams event after the showcase hours end on Tuesday.
Lastly, in 2019 we introduced the Developer Clinic to assist customers with strategic questions about development projects and solutions that involve many parts of the ArcGIS system. This was incredibly successful and so we’re continuing to support it this year through Code Reviews, which you can schedule here. With the choice between the Runtime area at the Esri Showcase and scheduling a Code Review, you might be wondering which option is right for you…
- Come to the Runtime area of the Esri Showcase if you need targeted advice about working with a specific ArcGIS Runtime SDK from the engineers that built it.
- Schedule and appointment for a Code Review to discuss strategic approaches you might adopt. You’ll have a chance to consult with us on bigger picture stuff like broader platform concepts, which APIs and SDKs to use, your identity strategy, how to plan your architecture.
See you in Palm Springs
As you can see, between the technical sessions, demo theaters, code reviews, and Esri showcase, there will be many opportunities to learn more about the ArcGIS Runtime SDKs from the very people building them. We hope you can make it and we’re looking forward to seeing you at the 2022 Dev Summit!