WHO

Ben Galbraith

Ben Galbraith

State of the Mobile Web

Ben Galbraith, together with his long-time friend Dion Almaer, forms one-half of the dynamic "Ben and Dion" duo that founded Ajaxian.com, headed Developer Tools at Mozilla, ran Developer Relations at Palm and is now working on a new start-up called Set Direction.

Ben's been writing code since he was six and starting businesses since he was ten; he's written books, given hundreds of award-winning presentations world-wide, produced a few technical conferences, sold two companies, and has held CEO, CIO, CTO, Software Architect positions in medical, publishing, media, consumer eletronics, advertising, software and internet industries. He lives in Palo Alto with his wife and five children.

David Kaneda

David Kaneda

Sencha

David Kaneda is a designer and developer currently living in Palo Alto. Last year, David created jQTouch, a Javascript framework for iPhone development. David also maintains WebKitBits, a site about the browser engine in Safari, Google Chrome, and the iPhone. David currently works as creative director at Sencha, and is responsible for the look and feel of their websites and software, including Sencha Touch.

Talk Details

Building Rich User Experiences with Sencha Touch

Sencha Touch is a mobile web app framework that allows developers to create rich mobile apps which look and feel native. In addition to a robust set of UI components, Sencha Touch offers an object-oriented MVC architecture, data stores/models, and a flexible theming system. David Kaneda will cover the benefits of Sencha Touch and take a brief look at how to develop amazing mobile apps using only JavaScript, HTML, and CSS3.

Dion Almaer

Dion Almaer

State of the Mobile Web

Dion Almaer is the founder of a brand new company named Set Direction where he has the pleasure of working with Ben Galbraith. The pair co-founded Ajaxian.com together and they are now focused on helping developers deliver fantastic experiences and working to set the direction of the software industry as a whole.

Dion has been a technologist and a developer writing Web applications since it took over from Gopher. He has been fortunate enough to speak around the world, has published many articles, a book, and of course covers life the universe and everything on his blog at almaer.com/blog.

He has been called a human aggregator, and you can see that in full force if you follow him on Twitter @dalmaer.

Kevin Whinnery

Kevin Whinnery

Titanium Mobile

Kevin is an experienced web developer on both the client and server side. Prior to joining Appcelerator, Kevin worked on large scale web applications for online banking and ERP software, in addition to building a student information system from the ground up with Ruby on Rails.

With Appcelerator, Kevin has contributed to Appcelerator's open source projects for building browser-based RIAs in addition to work on the Titanium platform. Today, Kevin can be found working in professional services, training, or community outreach activities around the Titanium platform.

Kevin hails from the great state of Minnesota and has a lovely wife and three above average children, Emmett (5), Grace (4) and Owen (3 weeks).

Talk Details

Introduction to Titanium Mobile

Titanium Mobile is framework for writing cross-platform, native Android, iOS, and BlackBerry (beta) applications in JavaScript. In this hour, we will explore the "what, why, and how" of Titanium Mobile, looking at code from "Hello World" to a cross-platform Twitter client running on iPhone and Android devices:

What: What is Titanium Mobile and how does it work?

Why: Why might I want to use Titanium Mobile (why does it exist)?

How: How do I develop apps with Titanium Mobile? What does the code look like? What's the workflow for using it?

Yehuda Katz

Yehuda Katz

Sprout Core

Yehuda Katz is a member of the SproutCore, Ruby on Rails and jQuery Core Teams; during the daytime, he works as a framework architect at Strobe. Yehuda is the co-author of the best-selling jQuery in Action, the upcoming Rails 3 in Action, and is a contributor to Ruby in Practice. He spends most of his time hacking on open source—his main projects, along with others, like Rubinius, Thor, Handlebars and Moneta—or traveling the world doing evangelism work. He blogs at http://yehudakatz.com and can be found on Twitter as @wycats.

Talk Details

SproutCore: Where We Are and Where We're Heading

While SproutCore has been around for five years, the SproutCore community has really heated up recently when Charles Jolley, its creator, left Apple to form his own company built around SproutCore. Since that time, the project has released one major release, and will release a second in the next several months.

Not content to rest on its laurels, SproutCore has started to explore ways to make the framework more accessible to beginners and more usable in constrained mobile environments. In this talk, Yehuda will cover the current state of the SproutCore framework, and where it's heading in the year ahead.

Scott Jehl

Scott Jehl

jQuery Mobile

Scott Jehl of Filament Group, Inc is a Boston-based designer with interest and experience in modern web dev best practices, "responsive" design, and universal accessibility. He is a jQuery team member, involved in creating the jQuery UI CSS framework and ThemeRoller, and most recently leading the development of jQuery Mobile (with Filament Group as design lead).

Scott is an active participant in the web community, speaking at conferences such as Voices That Matter, contributing to sites such as A List Apart, and as co-author of the book Designing with Progressive Enhancement (New Riders, 2010).
website: http://scottjehl.com

Talk Details

jQuery Mobile

Scott Jehl of the jQuery Mobile [jquerymobile.com] team will discuss the challenges and philosophy of the jQuery Mobile Framework, and how to use it to create websites and apps that provide a cohesive, touch-optimized experience in the latest mobile browsers while maintaining universal accessibility in older and under-featured browsers, and for users of assistive technology. Scott will also bring us up to speed with recent developments in the jQuery Mobile framework and proposed plans for the upcoming 1.0 release.

Alex Russell

Alex Russell

Web Browsers

Alex Russell is a software engineer at Google working on Chrome and Chrome Frame. Prior to joining Google he contributed to the development of the Dojo Toolkit. He's fighting IE 6 so you don't have to.

Talk Details

How WebKit Thinks About Your Page

We all build apps and frameworks in the context of the platforms we deploy to. The tradeoffs we make for mobile are defined by the devices, networks, and rendering engines we expect to see in the world. This talk will explore generally how browsers treat HTML, CSS, and JS in the process of attempting to deliver your app to a user.

We'll dive into detail about WebKit to illuminate specific points, helping you think about constructing your apps in ways that work with (not against) the platforms you're deploying to.