This time of year my internal clock is set for ESRI UC, as I have attended every year for the past eleven years. This year however, I am not there. I feel a little strange, as though something is missing, and it is. Usually, I look forward to ESRI because of the plenary session, keynotes, the speakers, the educational focus, the vast numbers of people I meet and network with, seafood, and the San Diego sea breeze that is so refreshing compared to New Mexico mid-summer dry heat.
Instead of being there, this year I invite readers to tell me how it’s going, write into my blog or to my email address giscafe-editor@IBSystems.com to tell me what is worthwhile, hot, a new trend, or otherwise exciting news.
Rather than writing my usual recap of the conference each day I’m there, this may be a recap of what attendees think is important. I will, in the meantime, update readers with what I hear about products from the conference.