Esri @ SXSW

Meet Devs. Make Maps. Hang Out.

For the first time ever, Esri will have a house at SXSW! Visit the Lavahouse (Palazzo Lavaca) to play with the latest mapping tech for mobile and the web, meet others interested in location, and see how easy it is to make geo work for you.

March 8-10, 2013
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Palazzo Lavaca
1614 Lavaca Street, Austin TX 78701

Interactive tech demos

Create a one-of-a-kind 3D city in seconds that’s modeled after the unique contours of your fingerprint, or laugh at complete strangers as they frantically wave at a Microsoft Xbox Kinect to find the closest Thai restaurant.

Hacker hangout

Happy Hour on Friday and Saturday (3 p.m. – 5 p.m.)
Enjoy Esri's daily happy hour, snacks, and make memories (and trading cards) in our photobooth or just talk shop with like-minded devs and geo-enthusiasts.

Hang out with Amber Case

Come meet Amber Case, Director of our new Esri R&D Center in Portland. She’ll answer questions about the future of location, entrepreneurship, startups, and more.

Open Data Hackathon

Sunday, March 10th (12 p.m. – 5 p.m.)
We're partnering up with the City of Austin to see who can build the best mapping mashup in under five hours. We'll bring the APIs and the data, you bring your mad programming skills and crazy ideas.

What is the future of Geo?

What could your phone do if it knew where it was? And just how do you make sense of the flood of data online without crashing your apps? Amber Case talks about the tools you want to use, and how Esri is making them available for you.

Esri Geo Brunch

Sunday, March 10th (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
Enjoy free food and drinks and meet people interested in the future of mobile, maps and location!

Not a programmer? Not a problem

See how easy it is to make, share, and embed configurable maps with ArcGIS Online. Mash up layers and add your photos, links, videos and more without having to write a single line of code. Tell your own map stories like this one showing just a few of the cool places you can find in Austin. We'll show you how.