GeoDev Floor @ Esri UK Annual Conference 2015 schedule

Tuesday 19th May 2015

  • Developing with the ArcGIS Platform

    The ArcGIS Platform provides a rich set of developer tools across many platforms and devices for you to build apps that harness the power of location.

    In this session we'll take a tour of the developer technology, platform and device options, and give you a heads-up on the best ways to access ArcGIS developer content and resources.

    At 11:30am to 12:00pm, Tuesday 19th May

  • Mobile Crowd-Sourced Mapping in Developing Countries

    by David Piesse

    In 2014 Alcis undertook a task to map and cluster every single compound across Afghanistan in order to understand where the population was. However there remains a need to develop an accessible community engagement tool that enables local people to participate, interact and inform the mapping process.

    Alcis need to not only collect data on many different assets such as buildings, fields, roads and cars but provide a way in which as many people as possible can assist in the areas being surveyed. Alcis envisions the future of GIS data collection as a communal process between technical innovators and local people. The mapping of local communities, infrastructure and geographies is becoming an increasingly interactive process incorporating local knowledge and innovative technologies. The developing world's technical trend has prioritised mobile technology over more traditional laptops and PC's. As these markets develop, the GIS industry must innovate to provide useful, adaptive and responsible products to serve this new mobile community. ArcGIS Developer APIs have been central to the solution: from initial ideas to inception, through development, application and usage. The speed and flexibility in which a platform can be conceived, tested and implemented was instrumental in the decision to use this technology - without it, the ease of creation, data management and analysis would not have been possible. This session covers the development of our platform, demonstrating the issues encountered and the solutions discovered.

    At 12:00pm to 12:20pm, Tuesday 19th May

  • JavaScript Unleashed

    It’s no secret that JavaScript has invaded the web over the last few years, teaming up with its buddies HTML5 and CSS3 to cast aside legacy plugin technologies. You’ll find JavaScript wherever you look – client, server, web, apps – and it’s not slowing down. Here we pick a path through JavaScript in the ArcGIS Platform: the ArcGIS API for JavaScript, dojo, Esri Leaflet, samples, sandboxes… after all, we even write our very own arcgis.com and Web AppBuilder with Esri APIs. Bootstrap yourself in! (Sorry…)

    At 12:20pm to 12:50pm, Tuesday 19th May

  • Lunch!

    Delicious free food.

    At 12:50pm to 2:00pm, Tuesday 19th May

  • Software is Eating the World!

    by Mike Adolphs

    GitHub is a web-based repository hosting service and with close to 9 million users and over 20 million software projects hosted on GitHub.com alone, we have a real impact on how the world builds software! In 2014, Microsoft open source’d .NET on GitHub and saw a spike in contributions shortly thereafter. ESRI is a long-time and avid GitHub user and uses it for both in-house and Open Source development. All around the world, companies rely on our products for moving software projects forward.

    This talk will introduce you to GitHub, explain what makes it so special and show you how easy it is to join the community to start working on software projects.

    At 2:00pm to 2:25pm, Tuesday 19th May

  • Leveraging Open Source within the Enterprise

    by Dylan Schiemann

    Open source software makes it possible to work with the community on foundational functionality, and then extend this work to create your own commercial or enterprise software. Esri for example leverages the Dojo Toolkit to power its ArcGIS JavaScript API. This talk will take a quick look at the technical and business strategy around leveraging open source software within your applications.

    At 2:25pm to 2:50pm, Tuesday 19th May

  • The Spatial Spread of Hacking Culture

    by Gregor Engelmann

    Hackathons have become more and more widespread, frequent and popular. This talk will explore how the work of organisations such as Major League Hacking and the increasing availability of APIs has helped to foster the growth of the hackathon movement on a global level.

    At 2:50pm to 3:15pm, Tuesday 19th May

  • The Esri Startup Program

    by James Milner

    This session will introduce the Esri startup programme which supports entrepreneurs and application developers getting their geo business ideas off the ground. Alongside this we will take a look at some of the start-ups already on the programme and their success to date.

    At 3:15pm to 3:30pm, Tuesday 19th May