PhoneGap Day US 2012

Friday, July 20th in Portland, Oregon

// Intro + About

We’re celebrating all things PhoneGap and want you to join us! Come to our second annual PhoneGap Day on Friday, July 20th in Portland, Oregon.

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 the PhoneGap team and connect with other PhoneGap developers from IBM, Facebook, and many more. You’ll hear about the latest PhoneGap news and what’s coming next!

At OSCON? Great! Stick around in Portland and join us. PhoneGap Day falls on the last day of OSCON, so come by for more great speakers and socializing with others like you who use and love PhoneGap.

Thank you to everyone who attended PhoneGap Day US 2012! Read a recap of the day and view the speakers slides.

// Schedule

Below is our PhoneGap Day schedule. We'll end the day around 6pm for mingling. Stick around as we'll be having our after party at the Leftbank Annex!

08:45 ... Registration opens
09:00-09:30 ... Breakfast and registration
09:30-09:55 ... Andre/Dave - Opening remarks
10:00-10:20 ... Matt Kelly - Mobile Web Landscape
10:25-10:40 ... Fil - Whats new in PhoneGap 2.0
10:40-11:00 ... Break
11:00-11:20 ... Gord Tanner - CordovaJS
11:25-11:45 ... Pamela Fox - PhoneGap Pain Points
11:50-12:10 ... James Burke - RequireJS and stuff
12:10-13:10 ... Lunch
13:15-13:35 ... Patrick Mueller - Weinre
13:40-14:00 ... Simon MacDonald - Corinthian
14:05-14:25 ... Don Coleman - PhoneGap Plugins
14:30-15:00 ... Andrew Lunny - PhoneGap/Build
15:05-15:25 ... Break
15:25-15:45 ... Michael Brooks - Contributing to Apache Cordova
15:50-16:10 ... Greg Avola - Untappd
16:15-16:35 ... Dan Silivestru - Ripple
16:40-17:10 ... Brian LeRoux - PhoneGap 3.0
17:10-17:40 ... Lightning Round - Libby Baldwin, Paul Beusterien, Olivier Bloch, Kinvey, Urban Airship, AT&T, One Tok
17:40-21:00 ... After Party at Leftbank Annex sponsored by AT&T

You can see slide decks from PhoneGap Day here.

// Speakers

Andrew Lunny

Andrew is a computer scientist at Adobe, and author of the comically outdated PhoneGap Beginner’s Guide, released by Packt Publishing. In his spare time he plays FIFA and drinks coffee/whisky/whiskey.

Brian LeRoux

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

Dan Silivestru

Don Coleman

Don leads the mobile practice at Chariot Solutions, where he gives equal love to all things web and native. He’s the author behind the PhoneGap NFC plugin and secretly likes Windows Phone 7. Chariot Solutions is a consulting firm based out of Philadelphia with a strong focus on mobile, especially PhoneGap.

James Burke

Open source web developer1 focusing on JavaScript code structure for web projects. Builds RequireJS2 and volo3. Works in Mozilla Labs4, and previously was a core contributor for Dojo5.

Fil Maj

Fil’s life is best summed up with a song:

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.

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.

Jeff Towle

With 10 years of experience in mobile, Jeff Towle, mobile development team lead for Urban Airship, has had the great fortune to have developed products for pretty much every major platform including: iOS, Andorid, BlackBerry, J2ME, Symbian, and Windows Mobile. Before joining Urban Airship, Jeff honed his skills at scanR, a mobile app company, and Caterpillar Mobile, where he was the first engineer. Jeff received his BS from the University of Washington and furthered his studies at UC Berkeley where he received his MS and then worked as a user researcher studying mobile phone use..

Libby Baldwin

Libby has been writing the popular tutorial series Two-Minute Tutorials (TMTs) at Mobile Developer Solutions since the early days of PhoneGap. She enjoys helping PhoneGap users ramp up their Android app development with instructional videos and free demo apps.

Matt Kelly

Matt is an engineer on Developer Relations, where he works with developers to make their products more social. Working on the Facebook Platform since its inception, he has collaborated with more than a hundred companies including Spotify, Yelp, Pandora, CNN, and ESPN. Prior to joining Facebook, he was the lead server engineer at Large Animal Games and launched over a dozen games on Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, Cyworld, and Twitter. Recently, he won Best Hack at the MTV O Music Awards for Crowdjuke.

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.

Pamela Fox

Since discovering Java applets as a kid, Pamela has loved using web technologies to make apps and teaching other people how to use them. She went to USC for her BS & MS in computer science, spent five years in Google Developer Relations, and after Google unceremoniously killed Wave, she left to go do her own thing. Now she’s spending her time writing her own apps using a mix of Python, JS, and PhoneGap…and catching up on everything she missed while at Google, like trampoline classes and you know, life.

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 Beusterien

Paul is a long-time tools developer who founded Mobile Developer Solutions to help web developers create mobile apps. Paul developed the AppLaud Eclipse plug-in to make it easy to create PhoneGap Android projects. Paul created AppLaud Cloud that enables PhoneGap, Weinre, Ripple apps to be developed inside of a Web browser.

Simon MacDonald

Simon MacDonald is an Advisory Software Engineer in IBM’s Emerging Internet Technologies Group. 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.

// Venue

This year we’re hosting PhoneGap Day at the Leftbank Annex.

Leftbank is located one block east of the Leftbank Project and across the street from the Rose Garden. The Leftbank Annex is easily accessible by bus and MAX, and will be one block from the first stop on the east side of the expanded streetcar line. The area is also a major bicycle corridor, for you Portland locals.

The Leftbank Annex
101 North Weidler Street
Portland, OR 97227

// Sponsors