Redlands, California —Today, Esri announced it will be a sponsor and exhibitor at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016 and Hackathon conference to be held in Brooklyn, New York, May 7 to 11, 2016. Esri staff will be on hand to provide information on the free, global Esri Startup Program, which helps qualifying developers, emerging businesses, and tech entrepreneurs build mapping and location analytics capabilities into their products.
Developers attending the conference will explore the ways that using geographic information system (GIS) technology can provide a competitive advantage. Those joining the weekend hackathon can take advantage of free Esri ArcGIS developer accounts to create apps that are deployable on any device, using the latest spatial software for geofencing, directions and routing, spatial analysis, geocoding, imagery and visualization, and more.
"Esri is pleased to partner with TechCrunch and provide game-changing mapping and spatial analytics to fast-evolving technology," said Kurt Daradics, Esri Startup Program manager. "Partnering with TechCrunch has been a great way for us to help the developer community."
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 350,000 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.