Judy Peppard talks about the User Software Applications Fair at Esri UC.
Judy Peppard works for Esri Professional Services and organizes the User Software Applications Fair where developers, students, educators, businesses, and anyone else can show off custom-made apps built on the ArcGIS platform. The fair is held in exhibition hall A/B at the San Diego Convention Center.
Q: What’s new and exciting about the User Software Applications Fair this year?
A: We get new app submissions every year so there’s always something new and exciting! This year we’ll be awarding participants with the best web-based applications, mobile GIS applications, desktop GIS applications, and multimedia maps. Visitors can vote for their favorite applications at the fair. Esri UC attendees can submit their apps through June 30.
Q: What do people usually like best about the Fair?
A: People love test driving apps written by other users. They can meet the author and ask questions about functionality and workflows or even the code behind the application. It’s a great way to connect, share, and get inspired!
Q: How many times have you been to Esri UC?
A: This is my seventeenth year at Esri and I have been to the Esri UC every year that it’s been held in San Diego. I also attended as a user, the last year that it was held in Palm Springs. That makes this my nineteenth Esri UC!
Q: What’s your favorite thing to do at Esri UC afterhours?
A: I like spending time with my friends in the Gaslamp Quarter and cruising in the bay on my friend’s sailboat. He takes a group out every year.
Q: What advice do you have for attendees?
A: Take time to plan out your schedule—if you don’t it’s easy to get overwhelmed once you’re there. There’s so much to see and do. It’s also important to wear comfortable shoes!
Q: What are some of your favorite Esri UC memories?
A: I always enjoy meeting and becoming friends with people from all over the world who participate in the User Software Applications Fair. Once people have participated in the Fair they tend to stay in touch and stop by the booth every year to say hi and see the new apps. It’s nice to catch up with people year after year!
Submit your app by June 30 to be part of the User Software Applications Fair at Esri UC!