REDLANDS, Calif.- Esri, the global leader in spatial analytics, today announced that it will be a sponsor and exhibitor at the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 hackathon and conference, to be held September 16 through 20 in San Francisco. Esri staff will be on hand to provide information on the ArcGIS platform and 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 joining the weekend hackathon can take advantage of an Esri ArcGIS Developer Program subscription for free to create apps—deployable on any device—using the latest software for understanding and visualizing data.

Those attending the conference will explore the ways The Science of Where reveals deeper insight into data. Innovations on display will include Esri's Drone2Map for ArcGIS, which converts drone-captured imagery into valuable, actionable data.

The conference will also showcase the new virtual reality (VR) solution, 360 VR, for urban design tool Esri CityEngine. This solution allows users to interact with 3D city models on mobile VR gear—anywhere, at any time.

WHO:

  Kurt Daradics, Global Manager, Esri Startup Program
    Katie Decker, Community and Marketing Manager, Esri Startup Program
     

WHAT:

 

TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017

    Prize Valued at $5,000 to Be Awarded for Best Use of Esri Technology
     

WHERE:

  Pier 48, San Francisco, CA 94158
     

WHEN:

 

Hackathon: Saturday and Sunday, September 16 and 17, 2017

   

Conference: Monday–Wednesday, September 18–20, 2017

 

LEARN MORE: Esri.com

 

About Esri

Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, offers the most powerful mapping and spatial analytics technology available. Since 1969, Esri has helped customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Today, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations including the world's largest cities, most national governments, 75 percent of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri engineers the most advanced solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and location analytics to inform the most authoritative maps in the world. Visit us at esri.com.

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