“Improvise, Adapt and Overcome”
Marines are taught from day-one to overcome any obstacle, which serves us well in the chaos of combat. This concept is encapsulated in the Marine slogan “Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome,” which is a mindset that allows Marines to deal with any physical, mental, or spiritual hardship. As an old Devil Dog my self I thought about this as I watched a live stream of this year’s Esri’s Developer Summit out of my home and office in Boise, ID.
You see, for the past 10 years I’ve been attending Esri’s Developer Summit in-person in sunny Palm Springs, CA. This year, due to circumstances surrounding the coronavirus, the Developer’s Summit was held virtually. I have to admit, at first, I was disappointed. I looked forward to meeting up with friends, colleagues and the 100s of Esri’s professionals that work extremely hard to deliver a top-notch conference showcasing the evolution of ArcGIS.