Esri DevSummit 2013 – Worlds Largest Geo Developer Conference

I will be presenting in Palm Springs, California in a few weeks and I hope to chat with some of you there. For those of you who are interesting in Geospatial, the Esri Developer Summit is the largest gathering of geo-spatial developers that I know of. I don’t know the exact numbers, but it’s going to be over 1,500 geo-geeks. If you want to learn about the technical aspects of geo-spatial this is “the” conference.

I’m going to be talking a lot about mobile this year and how to transition from the desktop environment to mobile. Sure there are lots of experts out there building awesome mobile apps, but there are also many, may developers, organizations and companies that are just starting to get their feet wet.

I have four topics this year, so swing on by and say “hi”. Oh, and be sure to bring sun block and hot weather clothes. I hear the temperatures my reach 100F! Here are my sessions:

  • Best Practices for HTML5 Geolocation – This will be an A-to-Z overview of the HTML5 Geocation API including the good and the not-so-good. (Tue. 2:30p, Demo Theater 2 and Thur., 1:15pm Mesquite G/H)
  • Getting Started with the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android – Great session if you are getting ready to start doing native geo-spatial development on Android (Mon. 1pm, Pasadena Rm.)
  • Building Mobile Applications with the ArcGIS API for Flex – Apache Flex is an incredibly easy-to-use platform where you can take one code base and compile for native iOS and Android. (Tue. 5:30pm Primrose C/D)
  • iOS and Android: Let’s have a hug – this is a fun session where @geeknixta and I get to make fun of each other as well as show off the similarities of our Runtime SDKs on iOS and Android. I’m the Android fanboy, of course. (Wed. 5:30pm, Catalina/Madera)