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.
Building Rich User Experiences with Sencha Touch
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 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).
Introduction to Titanium Mobile
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 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.
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 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).
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 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.
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.