Where were you on August 14, 2003, at 4 p.m. Eastern Time? That’s when much of the northeastern United States was blacked out. No power. Sweaty office workers got stuck in elevators from Manhattan to Cleveland. Traffic signals died everywhere. Tons of food spoiled. At the time, people were still wary from 9/11.
The culprit for disaster this time? Well there many.
Before we know it, the San Diego Convention Center and surrounding hot spots will be filled with Esri users and staff chatting about maps, apps, cool geo-tools, and innovative ideas for putting them all to creative use. It will be a beautiful thing.
While the managers in attendance will be just as excited as the rest of us, they face a unique challenge. How does one convert creative, tech-fueled ideas into tangible results that benefit the organization?
To start with, executive buy-in is required. Just as important, “people buy-in” is required. People, after all, are an organization’s highest value asset and a manager’s main resource.
New technology brings new processes. In order for technology to deliver the desired results, individuals must adopt and successfully adapt to the new processes.
Tech is cool but the people of tech are even cooler.
When we say the Esri UC is the place to come and learn about technology – we aren’t kidding. You can choose from almost 1000 sessions and if your brain still has room – dabble in all sorts of new experiences in the GIS Solutions EXPO.
One of the best places to stop is Esri’s Hands-on Learning Lab. Here you will find free training open to all conference attendees who want to explore ArcGIS workflows and applications. FREE. And there is no limit. You can choose from more than 20 45-minute self-paced lessons on desktop, server, and online topics. Each lesson includes a video lecture and a hands-on software exercise.
Make sure you leave room in your schedule to get some free training at the Esri UC. More than 20 45 minute guided sessions await you.
When your organization depends on geographic information system for its day-to-day operation, data errors can introduce unacceptable risk and unplanned costs.
Beginning at the 2011 Esri International User Conference in San Diego, Esri provided customers an opportunity to see just how clean their data really is. Since then, the Data Health Checks, as they are called, have become a staple service at every User Conference.
Users take advantage of the Data Health Check at the 2014 Esri UC, sitting down with Esri staff to check the quality of their data.
Galen Harry is the Marketing Events Team Lead – On-Site Events at Esri. We didn’t actually sit down for this interview, since Galen is usually running around campus delivering items for onsite meetings and checking on the status of conference rooms. Instead, we laced up our best cross training shoes and tried to keep up as he blanketed the Esri campus.
Galen Harry, part of Esri’s Event Staff extraordinaire, is gearing up for the Esri UC. See if you can catch a glimpse of him at the conference!
Presentation Success: It’s All About Preparation
No need to worry – expert help is available so you can give your best presentation ever.
Are you presenting a paper session or technical workshop at this year’s Esri UC? Are you excited to share your work? Or, like a lot of people, are you feeling a bit nervous about speaking in a room full of people you’ve never met?
Check out real-time analytics and full 3D publishing capabilities in ArcGIS for Server 10.3.1 at the Esri UC
The hallways at Esri are buzzing as the development teams get ready for the Esri UC in San Diego, happening in a little over two months. To get some insight into what is happening, we grabbed Jay Theodore, the CTO of the server group at Esri, and asked him a little about himself and what he is preparing for San Diego. Jay leads the ArcGIS Server and Portal for ArcGIS software development teams at Esri and as we suspected, his teams have been working on some pretty exciting developments that they want to talk to you about at the Esri UC.
Mappers everywhere who harness the power of geographic information system (GIS) technology to tell their stories can now enter Esri’s Storytelling with Maps Contest. Esri is inviting users to submit their top Esri Story Map projects for a chance at prizes and peer recognition at the largest gathering of Esri software users in the world—the Esri User Conference.
Contest participants can submit up to three preexisting or new maps between now and June 8, 2015.
Follow along on a road tour of Namibia in this story map.
Esri UC has always been about celebrating your GIS accomplishments. And what better way to say congratulations than with a big, fun party? Each year, we end the conference by throwing the largest, mappiest, geogeekiest party in the world.
And this year, we’d like you to pick where we host the Esri UC party!
Where would you like to celebrate your success with your friends on Thursday, July 23?