Get In-Depth Training for Building Next-Generation Apps at Esri’s DevSummit DC

Esri’s Federal GIS Conference in Washington, D.C., a two-day event focused on how federal government employees can GIS technology to achieve mission goals, is just weeks away. But while the FedGIS Conference ends on February 25th, the learning opportunities for geospatial developers continue with the Esri DevSummit DC on Friday, February 26th, also at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The summit is an excellent training and networking event, providing developers with in-depth training for building next-generation applications.

The daylong event will host workshops on programming languages and software platforms such as Python, JavaScript, .NET, OS X, as well as workshops on native apps for iOS and Android. In addition, the summit will have tech sessions about software development kits (SDKs), application program interfaces (APIs), and builder applications on the ArcGIS platform including Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS and AppStudio for ArcGIS.

Attendees will have dozens of session options to choose from to customize their days to best suit their individual and organizational needs. In the morning, there will be a super session called “ArcGIS for Developers – Platform Update and App Development.” The hour-and-forty-five-minute-long session offers a high-pass overview of tools and technologies for developers building applications on the ArcGIS platform. Specifically, it will have information on building applications for desktops, native devices, and the web, as well as using Python for geoprocessing, data management, and map automation. Attendees with more experience with ArcGIS will have the opportunity to learn about the new platform capabilities for 2016 and Esri’s “Road Ahead” plans for the future.

Other sessions will cater to different levels of developer experience. There will be several “getting started” sessions that will provide an overview of a topic for attendees who don’t have advanced knowledge of Esri products. Examples include sessions on AppStudio for ArcGIS, ArcGIS Runtime SDKs, and Esri Leaflet, where attendees will learn how to leverage the open source JavaScript mapping library to create lightweight, modular mapping applications.

For those who are looking for a deeper dive into GIS application development, there will be advanced topics courses like a session on Python for desktop. In that session, experienced ArcGIS Python coders can learn new techniques and expand their skills on topics such as building tools, accessing C libraries, map automation, and the open source Python-based projects on Esri’s Github site.

Finally, the summit will offer plenty of opportunities to network, ending the day with a social session where attendees can meet the Esri developers and presenters.

DevSummit DC brings you in-depth training for building next-generation apps. This is the place to see and try advanced mapping and location services from Esri. It’s a great follow-up to the FedGIS Conference. Register for them now—both are complimentary for federal employees. Whether you’re a new developer looking for training, a GIS expert curious about future trends, or somewhere in between, DevSummit DC is a great way to further your education, get inspired, and talk to experts in the field.

To learn more about GIS for developers, be sure to register for the Esri DevSummit DC.


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