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The 2nd annual 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 November 12th from 9AM to 4PM (CT).

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

November 12, 2012 \\ 9AM to 4PM CT

(Schedule subject to change)

Mobile Development on a Shoestring Connection 9am CT

by Jenifer Hanen, Mobile and Web Designer/Developer

When developing a mobile web site or a native/hybrid mobile app, how do we account for the performance constraints that our mobile app or site can't control, like connectivity, bandwidth, and battery life?

An inconsistent or bad connection can be a real issue whether one is in San Francisco or Hyderabad, an app that drains a smartphone battery can make for for a frustrated user, and why can't the app on a mobile be as perfect as it is in my dev sandbox?

Dedicated mobile minimalist, Jenifer Hanen, will discuss application design, development techniques, and a few testing tips on how to develop for mobile on a shoestring, be it a connection shoestring or a budget shoestring.

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.


Building Mobile First 10am CT

by Brad Frost, Mobile Developer at R/GA

Mobile now accounts for about 10-25% of web traffic, but the unfortunate reality is that it also typically accounts for just 10-25% of web developers' attention. However, the web landscape is swiftly moving towards a mobile majority, which means we can no longer afford to treat mobile as an afterthought.

We'll take a look at what mobile-first web development really means and look at some helpful techniques to help us navigate this multi-device web landscape.

About Brad Frost

Brad Frost is a mobile web strategist and front-end designer at R/GA in New York City. He is the creator of Mobile Web Best Practices, a resource site aimed at helping people create great mobile and responsive web experiences. He is also the curator of WTF Mobile Web, which teaches by example what not to do when working with the mobile web. He is passionate about mobile likes to tweet, blog, and speak about it.


The Minimum Viable Web 11am CT

by Kristofer Layon, Web Product Manager

Product management? sounds like someone else's job. Actually, no: this session about the Minimum Viable Web will explain how you can create better web solutions by seeing them as products rather than projects, no matter what your technical or creative role is.

By focusing on the Minimum Viable Web, you can apply product management principles to design and development work in ways that help you get the best possible results by delivering the most elegant and simple web product that your users need, validating it through research, and continuously improving it in incremental ways.

The Minimum Viable Web session will walk you through several steps that, when taken together, will lead you to higher levels of product success. We'll connect the disciplines of:

  • developmental psychology
  • user experience design
  • content strategy
  • mobile first design
  • responsive design
  • agile development
  • usability evaluation

into an overall strategy for delivering progressively-enhanced web solutions that meet your users' and organizations' needs.

About Kristofer Layon

Kristofer Layon is a designer, educator, and product manager who lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His first iPhone app, ArtAlphabet, is an early childhood flashcard game that went on sale in the iTunes App Store in 2009. His company Aesthete Software designs iPhone applications for clients in a diverse range of fields including medicine, photography, and education.

Kris has been a graphic designer since 1993 and a web designer since 1996. He has designed web sites for engineers, urban planners, city governments, artists, musicians, retailers, the National Park Service, and over thirty higher education clients.

In addition to designing web sites, Kris taught graphic design and typography in the University of Minnesota's College of Design, where he was also an academic advisor. Kris also helped establish MinneWebCon in 2008, a regional conference for web and social media professionals.

Kris has a Master of Fine Arts degree in interactive design, and a bachelor of arts degree in German and pre-architecture. He is a member of AIGA - the Professional Association for Design, the Design Research Society, and the Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association. His work has won design awards from the AIGA and the Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), and his early adoption of QuickTime video was featured on Apple's web site in 1999.


iOS, Client-side Databases & Bananas 1pm CT

by Daniel Pinter, Developer at O'Reilly Media, Inc.

In this session, Pinter details the steps he took to implement Favorites and improve the Search functionality in O'Reilly's "HTML 4 & 5: The Complete Reference".

Topics include one part JavaScript, 315 parts JSON, 3 parts SQL, equal parts WebSQL, SQLite, PhoneGap/Cordova and Objective C, and a splash of X Code Build Phase scripting.

BTW, it's BYOB (bring your own bananas).

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.


JavaScript and Responsive Web Design 2pm CT

by Rob Tarr, Software Engineer at Sparkbox

With a push towards responsive web design, there has been a focus on creating rich experiences for all devices. While we've found ways to use CSS to bend our HTML, there are still questions when it comes to how we adjust our JavaScript for different devices.

  • Using matchMedia to control your JavaScript
  • Triggering the right events for the right context

About Rob Tarr

I am a software engineer at Sparkbox in Dayton, OH.

I get to work on things like Morestache and write lots of JavaScript, and build sweet Ruby on Rails apps.

I spend most of my time writing JavaScript code, building server side solutions (I love Ruby on Rails), and trying to push the limits of what I know; but I also write a lot of HTML & CSS.

If you'd like to chat, you can find me on Twitter @robtarr or rob@robtarr.net.


Debugging Mobile Web Applications 3pm CT

by Patrick Mueller, WebKit/Cordova Contributor

Patrick provide an overview of the latest and greatest debug tools for mobile web development.

About Patrick Mueller

Patrick Mueller is a software developer at IBM in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina.

He's been working on web software and mobile software for a long time, in many languages, across many OSes.

Patrick is currently working on the weinre mobile web debugger and other Apache Cordova related things.


Building Apps with PhoneGap 4pm CT

by Christophe Coenraets, Senior Technical Evangelist at Adobe Systems
Session description forthcoming.

About Christophe Coenraets

Christophe Coenraets is a Technical Evangelist for Adobe where he focuses on Mobile and Rich Internet Applications for the Enterprise. He has been working on Flex since the early days of the product in 2003. In his previous role at Macromedia, Christophe worked on JRun, the company?s J2EE application server. Before joining Macromedia, Christophe was managing Java and Internet applications Evangelism at Sybase and Powersoft. Christophe has been a regular speaker at conferences worldwide for the last 15 years. He blogs at http://coenraets.org.


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

Satisfaction Guaranteed 100%

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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.

Still have questions? Drop us a line or contact us at e4h@heatvision.com if there's anything else you'd like to know.