2009 ESRI Developer Summit to Focus on Web GIS Trends and Collaboration

            ESRI Development Teams Will Be On Hand to Answer Questions and Discuss Latest GIS Developments

Redlands, California—February 3, 2009—ESRI invites software developers from around the world to participate in the 2009 ESRI Developer Summit (DevSummit), to be held March 23–26, 2009, at the Wyndham Hotel and Palm Springs Convention Center Palm Springs, in California. The DevSummit is a forum for mapping and spatial application developers to connect with ESRI development teams and peers from all industries. Technical sessions and user presentations will explore trends, tips, and best practices for effective geographic information system (GIS) development.

A new facet of the DevSummit this year will be presentations by users on topics ranging from innovative applications and successful implementations to useful development practices and coding techniques using ESRI applications or other APIs.

The summit will also have four free preconference seminars, 58 unique technical sessions, and a new ArcGIS Mobile Code Challenge to complement the popular ArcGIS Server Mashup Code Challenge.

Consultant and author David Chappell will deliver the keynote address on March 25, which will discuss building services with SOAP or REST and making the right choice. Chappell helps people worldwide understand and make better decisions about new technology. He has been the keynote speaker at conferences, events, and universities across the globe including the Software Development West Conference and several Microsoft-oriented events such as Tech-Ed.

Technical sessions at the DevSummit will give attendees the most recent information on developments in GIS technology. Attendees will learn about ESRI’s next software release, ArcGIS 9.3.1, and get a sneak peak at ArcGIS 9.4. ESRI engineers will give expert guidance on GIS programming and discuss core GIS concepts as well as the customization and extension of GIS applications.

The ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Mobile Code Challenges are open to all developers, including ESRI business partners, provided the applicant or the applicant’s organization is a licensed user of ArcGIS Server 9.2 or ArcGIS Server 9.3 or a current ESRI Developer Network (EDN) subscriber. The first-place prize for the ArcGIS Server Mashup Code Challenge is US$7,000, and the second-place prize is US$3,000. The first-place prize for the ArcGIS Mobile Code Challenge is US$4,000, and the second-place prize is US$2,000. To learn more about the code challenges, visit www.esri.com/codechallenge.

The deadline to submit your presentation request for the DevSummit is February 6, 2009. Visit www.esri.com/devsummitshare.
To find out more or to register for the 2009 summit, visit www.esri.com/devsummit.

About ESRI

Since 1969, ESRI has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS, ESRI software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. ESRI applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. ESRI is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at www.esri.com.


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