PhoneGap Day EU 2012

Friday, Sept 14th in Amsterdam

// Intro + About

We’re celebrating all things PhoneGap and want you to join us! Come to PhoneGap Day in Amsterdam on Friday, September 14, 2012.

Web Conferences Amsterdam, the organization behind the succesful Mobilism conference, is organizing the first ever European conference dedicated entirely to PhoneGap.

Part conference, part celebration, expect a fun and informative day packed with people who are using PhoneGap as part of their mobile app development. Meet members of the PhoneGap team and connect with other PhoneGap developers. You’ll hear about the latest PhoneGap news and what’s coming next!

Follow the conference on Twitter with our hashtag #pgday or @phonegap.

Thank you to everyone who attended PhoneGap Day EU 2012!

// Schedule

We’ll be hosting a workshop on Thursday, Sept 13 with Remy Sharp (Sold out). The Main conference will be Friday, Sept 14 with a party on Friday night.

09:00-09:30 ... Registration
09:30-09:40 ... Andre Charland, Adobe - Opening Remarks
09:45-10:05 ... Simon Cross - Facebook State of Mobile
10:10-10:30 ... Horia Dragomir - Building games with HTML5
10:35-10:50 ... Paul Plaquette - Porting Cordova to Tizen
10:50-11:05 ... Break
11:05-11:25 ... Ian Jorgensen - What do PhoneGap, Canvas & Urine have in common?
11:30-11:50 ... Dave Johnson - What's new in PhoneGap 2.0
11:55-12:15 ... Gert Jan Spriensma - The Appstore Opportunity
12:15-13:15 ... Lunch
13:15-13:35 ... Rohde Fischer - Working with Plugins
13:40-14:00 ... Pat Mueller - Weinre
14:05-14:25 ... Max Ogden - Building
14:30-14:50 ... Matt Gifford - Automating PhoneGap Build
14:55-15:10 ... Break
15:10-15:30 ... Joe McCann - How To Enter Emerging Markets: Mobile
15:35-15:55 ... Gord Tanner - Cordova.js: JavaScript is Magic
15:55-16:35 ... Committer Panel - Q&A
16:40-17:00 ... Brian LeRoux - PhoneGap 2.x - 3.x

// Speakers

Brian LeRoux

Brian declined to write a bio because talking in the third person weirds me out man.

Gert Jan Spriensma

Gert Jan Spriensma brings experience in business and international economics to his role as an analyst at Distimo, the innovative app store company. Founded in May 2009, Distimo addresses the challenges created by a widely fragmented app store marketplace filled with equally fragmented information and statistics. Distimo produces in‐depth, analytical reports for companies interested in the mobile application ecosystem, and offers valuable insight into important trends happening within app stores including Apple App Store, Google Android Market, Blackberry App World, Nokia Ovi Store, Palm App Catalog and Windows Marketplace for Mobile. Distimo Monitor offers mobile developers a free analytics tool to monitor their own and competitive applications across multiple app stores around the world, without any adjustments needed to their application’s code. Gert Jan’s responsibilities at Distimo include analyzing the public and transactional data of all major app stores, developing and presenting bespoke research reports for clients, and in the creation and development of a monthly free report that is available to the public. Next to working at Distimo Gert Jan is doing a PhD in Information System Economics focused on Appstores. Prior to joining Distimo, Gert Jan gained experience working for ABN AMRO as business analyst, for eBuddy in the corporate development department and by co‐founding a software development company. Gert Jan holds a Masters Degree in Financial Engineering from Twente University in The Netherlands. He may be reached at

Gord Tanner

Gord Tanner was one of the members of the @tinyHippos team that worked on the @RippleEmulator. Ripple has always worked closely with @phonegap to build up a great testing and development experience. When @BlackBerry acquired tinyHippos Gord was able to start working and contributing more to open source. He has since started working on the CordovaJS project and building a unified layer for javascript across all the Cordova supported platforms.

Horia Dragomir

Horia Dragomir is a UI Developer, currently working at wooga in Berlin, where he focuses on developing HTML5 Mobile games.

Ian Jorgensen

Ian is the founder of Line a startup building tools to help people connect to their health. He is also the creator of projects such as and MongoJS, once not too long ago he was part of He is functionally crazy about all things javascript.

Joe McCann

Joe McCann is the Principal Mobile Architect for all of Product and Platform at Bazaarvoice, a SaaS company enabling lasting conversations between brands and consumers through various channels. Prior to Bazaarvoice, Joe ran his own digital consultancy serving Fortune 500 companies in areas such as technical architecture to mobile application development and design. As Principal Mobile Architect, Joe’s current focus is on building the Mobile Department at Bazaarvoice (Nasdaq: BV), a company that operates at web scale clocking in more than 28 billion pageviews/month. Joe’s experience in various industries is widespread: from music, to fashion, to Wall Street and even real estate. The perspective he brings to the mobile industry is quite unique. Joe advises a handful of startups and has spoken at conferences all over the world including SXSW, Dutch Mobile Conference (Amsterdam), Android Only (Stockholm), Morningstar Financial Developers Conference (Chicago) and many many more.

Matt Gifford

Matt Gifford is an RIA developer from Cambridge, England, who specializes in ColdFusion development. With over ten years’ industry experience across various sectors, Matt is a consultant developer and director of his own company, Monkeh Works Ltd. A regular presenter at national and international conferences and online meetings, Matt also contributes articles and tutorials to international industry magazines, and maintains his blog As an Adobe Community Professional for ColdFusion and Adobe User Group manager (Hertfordshire, UK), Matt is a keen proponent for community resources and sharing knowledge. Matt is the author of “Object-Oriented Programming in ColdFusion” and the upcoming “PhoneGap Mobile Application Development Cookbook”.

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 Cordova related things.

Paul Plaquette

Paul is a French application and middleware senior software developer specialized in embedded systems developments and UX design after being a Macintosh developer (and still iDevices lover) working on Palm OS 3.5,6.1, on ACCESS Linux Platform, using Gtk, Qt, and now at Intel Open source technology Center, involved in HTML5 Technologies, starting with porting Cordova to Tizen. On his spare time Paul likes Sci-Fi Literature, Architecture (Past and Modern, e.g visiting building under construction like Jean Nouvel, City Hall or Zaha Hadid, Archives building in Montpellier), hiking (picture was taken at the Carlit pic in the Pyrenees), and spending long hours swimming, trying hard to bridge the gap with Michael Phelps but the path is still long J…

Remy Sharp

Remy is the founder and curator of Full Frontal, the UK based JavaScript conference. He also runs jQuery for Designers, co-authored Introducing HTML5 (adding all the JavaScripty bits) and is one of the curators of Whilst he’s not writing articles or running and speaking at conferences, he runs his own development and training company in Brighton called Left Logic. Generally speaking, he’s about as crazy about JavaScript, HTML & CSS as a squirrel is about his nuts during the winter!

Rohde Fischer

Aka The Wheely Bastard works as a Developer/Alien Technologies (also know as iPhone) at Mobile Ambitions Aps, Denmark. In his work he uses ST2 and PhoneGap, and had to do a few PhoneGap plugins. The rest they say is history, if you want to know it he won’t refuse a good whisky.

Simon Cross

Simon is an Engineer on the Platform team Facebook. He’s helped companies like SoundCloud, Shazam, The Guardian and Mixcloud build awesome social, mobile apps with Facebook’s Platform. Previously, Simon worked at the BBC building social products and on-demand TV and Radio experiences like iPlayer and BBC Podcasts. Outside of work, Simon plays the drums in The Poor Souls of Pompeii. He can be subscribed to at and followed @sicross

// Venue

We’re hosting PhoneGap Day at:

Kloveniersburgwal 50
1012 CX Amsterdam

You can also find directions on Compagnietheater’s site.

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