PhoneGap Day EU 2013

Tuesday, September 24th in Amsterdam


// Intro + About

We’re celebrating all things PhoneGap and want you to join us! Come to PhoneGap Day in Amsterdam on Tuesday September 24, 2013.

Web Conferences Amsterdam, the organization behind the successful Mobilism conference, is organizing our 2nd annual 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!

New this year:
You asked for it and you've got it! We've added pre-conference workshops on Mon, Sept 23rd. Choose from two different tracks:

Read below for more info.

Register for PhoneGap Day

// PhoneGap Day Speakers

Ally Ogilvie

Ally leads the work on iOS, Android and Windows Mobile PhoneGap plugin development to enhance HTML5 games at Wizcorp. Ally is an early adopter to PhoneGap and loves solving demanding HTML5 challenges with PhoneGap plugins. Wizcorp is a Tokyo based mobile games & middleware company that has partnered with publishers such as GREE, Capcom and Take2.

Andrew Grieve

Andrew is a developer at Google who has worked on several mobile web projects, including Gmail and Google Docs. More recently, he’s been leading a team working full-time on Cordova Android & iOS ports, both as part of the “make the web better” initiative, as well as a part of the Chrome Apps team.

Brian LeRoux

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

Christophe Coenraets

Christophe Coenraets is a Technical Evangelist at Adobe. He is the author of many popular reference applications for PhoneGap, Backbone.js, Node.js, Twitter Bootstrap and other frameworks. In his current role at Adobe, Christophe has helped some of the largest financial services companies design, architect and implement some of their most mission critical mobile applications. Christophe has been a sought after speaker at conferences worldwide for the last 15 years. He blogs at, tweets at @ccoenraets, and codes at

Greg Avola

Living in the craft beer haven of New York City, Greg is the co-founder and lead developer for Untappd, a mobile beer check-in service. While some people enjoy reading books or watching movies, Greg’s passion is to code. Being able to combine his passion for development and craft beer allowed Untappd to be born. Greg is also the creator of When Will I Be Mayor, a popular tool that allows users to track their mayorship process on the web. It has been featured in TechCrunch, Mashable and CNN.

Holly Schinsky

Holly Schinsky is a Developer Evangelist for Adobe currently focused on mobile development using PhoneGap, HTML5/CSS and JavaScript. She has over 16 years experience in software development including a large focus on Adobe Flex and AIR for front-end and mobile development and Java for development on the server-side. She has also been heavily involved in helping to build numerous developer tools to aid in productivity, including Tour de Flex, Adobe AIR Launchpad and PhoneGap templates.

Kristofer Joseph

Kristofer is a nerd of all trades. He is obsessed with anything that helps creative people realize their visions and currently does so for Adobe’s Web platform team. His most recent contributions include Reflow and Topcoat.

Lyza Danger Gardner

Lyza Danger Gardner is a dev. Since co-founding Portland, Ore.-based mobile web start-up Cloud Four in 2007, Lyza has tortured and thrilled herself with the intricate ins and outs of the bazillion devices and browsers now accessing the web globally. Lyza and co-founder Jason Grigsby are the authors of Head First Mobile Web (O’Reilly).

Masahiro Tanaka

Masahiro Tanaka is the founder and CEO of Asial Corporation, a Tokyo-based company since 2003. I started this company since graduating Tokyo University, Asial is now one of the leading HTML5 companies in Japan. I have been web developer since 2000, and have professional skill in both server-side and client-side programming. Also, I am the author of more than 10 books in those topics including first Japanese book about PhoneGap. Asial has delivered various kinds of PhoneGap applications, from #1 selling business app (in App Store Japan) to device pre-installed app, for clients.

Michael Brooks

Orphaned as a child, Michael Brooks was raised by his elderly Uncle Ben and Aunt May. Academically gifted, he displayed an uncanny affinity for Computer Science with speciality in signal processing and computer vision. While attending a developer meetup at the age of 26, Michael was bitten on the hand by a radioactive Nitobi employee, empowering him with the company’s proportional open source belief, community, and ability to ship products. Now disguised as mwbrooks and teamed with Adobe, Michael slings between vim, GitHub, Twitter, and IRC to protect the innocent, confront evil, and make PhoneGap & Apache Cordova a safer framework for the future of application development.

Rob Lauer

Rob Lauer is a Developer Advocate for Telerik. He has a passion for hybrid mobile app development and is always interested in discussing the latest in mobile technologies. Rob is @rdlauer on twitter - and has been rejected by the iOS App Store more times than he cares to count.

Simon MacDonald

Simon has over fifteen years of development experience and has worked on a variety of projects including object oriented databases, police communication systems, speech recognition and unified messaging. His current focus is contributing to the open source PhoneGap project to enable developers to create cross platform mobile applications using Web technologies. Simon’s been building web applications since the days they were written using shell scripts and he still has nightmares about those dark days.

Vincent Hoogsteder

Prior to founding Distimo, Vincent was Mobile Product Manager at eBuddy, the world’s largest independent web and mobile instant messaging service where he managed eBuddy’s mobile IM application from its inception and played a pivotal role in helping eBuddy to achieve more than 20M mobile app downloads worldwide in less than 2 years. Prior to eBuddy, Vincent launched two start-ups within the Internet and mobile sectors while studying at university. Vincent holds a Masters Degree in Business Information Technology from the University of Twente in The Netherlands.

// Workshops

Dive deeper into PhoneGap by attending our pre-conference workshops on Monday, September 24. Choose between two different tracks:

PhoneGap, from beginner to God Mode [SOLD OUT]

PhoneGap Ecosystem: the view from Google and Microsoft [SOLD OUT]

// Schedule

We’ll be hosting the workshops on Mon, Sept 23 (Sold out) and the Main conference will be Tues, Sept 24.

09:00-09:30 ... Registration
09:30-09:40 ... Andre Charland, Adobe - Opening Remarks
09:45-10:05 ... Vincent Hoogsteder - Tracking daily app downloads/revenues
10:10-10:30 ... Greg Avola - Untappd + PhoneGap: the Perfect Pint
10:35-10:45 ... Jorge del Casar (BlackBerry) - BlackBerry loves the Web
10:45-11:05 ... Break
11:05-11:15 ... Intel - TBD
11:20-11:40 ... Masahiro Tanaka - Bringing Native UI to PhoneGap Apps
11:45-12:05 ... Rob Lauer - Rejected: How to Guarantee your app won't get approved
12:10-12:30 ... Kristofer Joseph - Topcoat
12:30-13:30 ... Lunch
13:30-13:50 ... Ally Ogilvie - HTML5 Gaming with PhoneGap
13:55-14:05 ... Holly Schinsky (on behalf of Google) - Chrome Packaged Apps and PhoneGap
14:10-14:30 ... Andrew Grieve - Chrome Plugins for Cordova
14:35-14:45 ... Ruud de Jonge (Microsoft) - PhoneGap on Windows Phone: look who’s doing it
14:45-15:05 ... Break
15:10-15:30 ... Simon Macdonald - Speech Recognition
15:35-15:55 ... Lyza Gardner - PhoneGap Self-Defense for Web Devs
16:00-16:20 ... Michael Brooks - PhoneGap Command-Line
16:25-16:35 ... Jason Weathersby (Mozilla) - Firefox OS Integration with Cordova
16:40-16:50 ... Brian LeRoux - Closing Remarks
16:55-17:30 ... Audience Q&A

// Venue

Kloveniersburgwal 50
1012 CX Amsterdam

You can also find directions on Compagnietheater’s site.

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