The UC is long over and I haven't posted much on the week so here are a few random thoughts on the UC. I'm sure several other bloggers have already provided their commentary.
- Great vision from Jack and outstanding demos of the ArcGIS family of products
- Big crowd this year, I hear there was almost 14000 at the conference this year.
- Announced a new EDN offering that will include ArcView
- Lots of interest in ArcGIS Server 9.2 now that it's being offered at 3 different levels (Basic, Standard, & Advanced)
- Really good demo theater presentations this year on 9.2, I'm going to try and get some of those demos posted on EDN.
ESRI Tech Workshops
- In the developer sessions, almost everyone has made the move from VB 6 to .NET (VB.NET or C#)
- A lot of interest in Engine
- All the ArcGIS server and Explorer session were packed
- 5k Race was fast... There are a lot of fast GIS professionals. I had a personally best of 20:17. My goals was to go under 21 minutes so I'm happy with my 42nd place finish.
- .NET SIG was great! Thanks to Microsoft for providing food and drink
- Thursday Night's party was a lot of fun, my family came down from Redlands and the kids really liked all the games and crafts. I think the food was the best in years.
Next year's UC is in June so just 10 more months till we do it all again.