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August 30, 2011 \\ 9AM to 6PM CT
(Schedule subject to change)
The New Rules of Designing for Touch 9am CT
by Josh Clark, Author of Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps
Fingers and thumbs turn design conventions on their head. Touchscreen interfaces create ergonomic, contextual, and even emotional demands that are unfamiliar to desktop designers.
Find out why our beloved desktop windows, buttons, and widgets are weak replacements for manipulating content directly, and learn practical principles for designing mobile interfaces that are both more fun and more intuitive.
Along the way, discover why buttons are a hack, how to develop your gesture vocabulary, and why toys and toddlers provide eye-opening lessons in this new style of design.
About Josh Clark
Josh Clark is a designer, developer, and author specializing in iPhone and iPad user experience. He's author of the O'Reilly books "Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps" and "Best iPhone Apps: The Guide for Discriminating Downloaders."
Josh's outfit Global Moxie offers workshops and consulting services to help creative companies build tapworthy iPhone apps and effective websites.×
Mobile Apps and the Enterprise 10am CT
by Jonathan Stark, Mobile Application Consultant
When it comes to mobile computing, enterprise IT departments face a myriad of daunting challenges.
Employees are demanding sophisticated productivity tools that work on a wide array of personal devices.
CMOs are demanding flashy, campaign-specific apps that require lots of IT involvement, but ultimately have a short shelf-life.
Legacy systems are struggling to meet consumer demand for real-time data enabled by ubiquitous connectivity.
Follow along as Jonathan discusses the unique issues faced by large organizations rolling out B2C and B2E mobile apps:
- Cross-platform development approaches
- App distribution and version management
- Security considerations and PCI compliance
- Integration with legacy systems
This is a strategic session, so design or coding experience is helpful, but not required.
About Jonathan Stark
Jonathan Stark is a mobile application consultant who the Wall Street Journal has called an expert on publishing desktop data to the web.
Jonathan began his programming career more than 20 years ago on a Tandy TRS-80 and still thinks Zork was a sweet game.×
The Realities of Mobile Design 11am CT
by Jenifer Hanen, Mobile and Web Designer/Developer
Whether one is developing a mobile website or a mobile app, there are important principals of mobile user experience and design to take into consideration.
In this session, Jenifer Hanen guides attendees through the foundations of mobile design as it pertains to mobility, bandwidth, designing for a variety of devices, and creating the best experience for the mobile user.
About Jenifer Hanen
Jenifer Hanen is a mobile designer and developer with strong ideation, human | user experience design, project management, information / systems design skills with 10+ years of mobile & web experience.×
From "It Works" to "Wow! This is Fast!" 12pm CT
by Simon Laurent, Editor at O'Reilly Media, Inc.
& Daniel Pinter, Web app developer
While today's mobile devices are much faster than even the desktop browsers of a decade ago, getting something to work is often only the first step toward getting it to work well.
Users may not know that you avoided memory and processing constraints, but they will notice a more responsive application!
About Simon Laurent
Simon St. Laurent is a web developer, network administrator, computer book author, and XML troublemaker living in the Town of Dryden, NY.
His books include Learning Rails, XML: A Primer, XML Elements of Style, Cookies, Office 2003 XML, and the XML Pocket Reference.
You can find his writing on everything from technology to Quakerism to life in Dryden to gardening to New York State politics aggregated at simonstl.com.×
About Daniel Pinter
Daniel J. Pinter has been banging out web sites for his own enjoyment since 1995.
In 2007 he became interested in iPhone development. Lacking time learn Objective C the hardware write it he turned to web technologies to fulfill his code writing obsession.
Reviewing several frameworks lead him to chose jQTouch as his main tool.
In 2010 he finally got serious and started writing jQTouch extensions under the name DataZombies. Since then his jQT tabbar extension been used in many apps like IsleOfMan.com News, Oil Of Olay UV (from New Zealand), Landmarks: New York and HTML 4 & 5: The Complete Reference.×
Sencha Touch 2pm CT
by David Kaneda, Creative Director at Sencha
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.
About David Kaneda
David Kaneda has nine years of experience designing in a variety of fields, from architecture and fashion to education and software.
David currently works as creative director at Sencha, and is responsible for the look and feel of their websites and software.×
PhoneGap 3pm CT
by Steven Gill, PhoneGap Community Champion
In this session, Steven Gills covers what PhoneGap is by providing a quick PhoneGap app demonstration that dives into the code and showcases it running on a iPhone and Android Simulator.
The session also tackles basic API's including Camera, Notification, Accelerometer, Contacts and more!
About Steven Gill
Steve is the PhoneGap Community Champion!
His goal in life is to help the PhoneGap community flourish.
He eats, sleeps and dreams about PhoneGap.
In his rare free time he has managed to get a BlackBelt in taekwondo and he is quite proficient at drinking beer and watching hockey.×
jQuery Mobile 4pm CT
by Marc Grabanski, jQuery Specialist
Most mobile web development frameworks are targeting the built-in web browsers on iPhone and Android only; however, jQuery mobile has in a different vision, one that will reach the largest distribution of phones possible.
In this session, Grabanski tackles practical examples of getting started with the jQuery Mobile framework and learning about its features.
About Marc Grabanski
Marc Grabanski is an entrepreneurial web developer out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. He currently runs a consulting corporation and is co-founder of two startup companies.
Marc's technical skills are focused towards user interface development, but also span across a wide range of technologies and skill-sets.
This enables him to manage resources remotely to implement new ideas with his consulting company, MJG International, LLC.×
Appcelerator Titanium 5pm CT
by Kevin Whinnery, Evangelist for Appcelerator
A largely technical presentation exploring how Titanium works with the underlying SDKs for iOS and Android, Whinery also shows how to generate, run, and modify code in a Titanium project.
In this presentation, attendees will:
- Understand why Titanium exists and what problems we are trying to solve
- View the Titanium architecture and feature set from 10,000 feet
- Generate, run, and walk through a new project in Titanium Studio, our forthcoming Eclipse-based IDE
- Discuss how Titanium works with the underlying SDKs to create your native application
- Check out demos
About Kevin Whinnery
Evangelist for Appcelerator×
SproutCore 6pm CT
by Tom Dale, SproutCore Core Team Member
As web developers are asked to build more and more sophisticated applications, many are realizing that the standard techniques don't scale beyond a certain level of complexity.
In particular, the common practice of thinking of your page in terms of events often leads to unhandled edge cases and impenetrable spaghetti code.
In this session, you'll learn how thinking of your application in terms of its state eliminates entire categories of bugs, and lends itself to a clean MVC architecture that serious-business native apps all employ.
About Tom Dale
Tom Dale graduated from UC Irvine with a degree in criminology in 2008.
From 2009 to the end of 2010, he helped maintain SproutCore at Apple and assisted building the next generation of their web applications.
Now he works at Strobe where he couldn't be more excited about making web applications the big thing instead of just the next big thing.
In his spare time he runs a cash-for-beer exchange program at many local San Francisco dive bars.
Why attend the online conference?
- Attending a conference online means no travel hassle!
- Bring the experts live to your desktop!
- Time spent on the road is better spent instead in the office or with family, friends!
- Sessions are developed to dive deeper into the material!
- Ask questions directly to the speakers!
- Can't make it the day of the conference? Watch the recordings whenever you want!
This conference was a load of fun. I loved the instant feedback from the speakers and the atmosphere.
I love these online conferences. It's convenient and you can still learn a lot from the comfort of your home or at work.
HOW IT WORKS
Once you are registered, you will receive a follow-up email to confirm your reservation. Later on, as the event draws near, you will receive a more detailed message, with the full schedule and other helpful information to help you take full advantage of your conference-going experience and plan your day.
On the day of the conference, you will receive an email invitation about 45 minutes before everything starts. Click on the enclosed link to sign in and enter the virtual meeting space. Once you are signed in, you'll be able to see and hear the presentations as they happen, ask questions as needed and chat with the other attendees if you like!
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