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The online, live mobile JavaScript conference

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Environments for Humans brings together some of the Web's most notable experts in Mobile Javascript for an all-new, one-day only online conference, the Mobile JavaScript Summit! Bring the experts to your desktop August 30th from 9AM to 6PM (CT).

Don't miss this great event and purchase your tickets now!

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.

He is the author of Building iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, is a tech editor for both php|architect and Advisor magazines, and has been quoted in the media on internet and mobile lifestyle trends.

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.

This talk explores some approaches that seemed to work, but didn't really work, and ways to fix them by changing code initialization, approaching the DOM differently, applying JSLint, and restructuring JavaScript to use more efficient data and logic structures.

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.

Kaneda covers the benefits of Sencha Touch and take a look at how to develop amazing mobile apps using only JavaScript, HTML, and CSS3.

About David Kaneda

David Kaneda has nine years of experience designing in a variety of fields, from architecture and fashion to education and software.

Recently, 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.


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.

Leveraging the ways of progressive enhancement, your website can be viewed in raw HTML on old mobile phones and then enhanced with nice CSS styles across mobile platforms that have a decent CSS and JavaScript support.

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

In this presentation, we explore the usage of the Titanium platform for building fully native, cross-platform mobile applications in JavaScript.

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.

You'll also be introduced to SproutCore 2.0, a JavaScript framework that provides many abstractions to do the heavy-lifting for you.

About Tom Dale

Tom Dale graduated from UC Irvine with a degree in criminology in 2008.

He built an internal tool for the Apple retail stores in 2009, which was his first time using SproutCore, his first exposure to JavaScript, and his first time meeting Charles Jolley.

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.


speakers from:

many fine organizations and companies

About the Mobile JavaScript Summit

The Mobile web grows eight times faster than the desktop. Smartphone sales will surpass PC sales in 2012. The Mobile Javascript Summit helps you tackle the challenge of creating the Mobile Web. Spend a day sharpening your skills on mobile JavaScript frameworks, mobile design and mobile best practices.

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!
Testimonials from
This conference was a load of fun. I loved the instant feedback from the speakers and the atmosphere.

John-David Dalton
Web Application Developer
& Web Performance Summit Attendee

I love these online conferences. It's convenient and you can still learn a lot from the comfort of your home or at work.

Candi Ligutan
5by5.tv Producer

An absolutely fantastic event. Well done—will definitely be back for more!

Russ Weakley
Chair of Web Standards Group
& CSS Summit Attendee

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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!

Technical Specifications: to attend The Summit, you will need a modern web browser (Firefox 1.5, IE 6 & Safari 2 or newer, for example) and a recent version of the Adobe Flash Player. Follow this link to run our system diagnostic (opens in a new window). It will let you know right away which plug-ins, if any, you will need to update before the event.

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