PhoneGap Day US 2013

Friday, July 19th in Portland, Oregon

// Intro + About

We’re celebrating all things PhoneGap and want you to join us! Come to our third annual PhoneGap Day on July 19th 2013 in Portland, Oregon.

PhoneGap Day is one part conference and one part celebration. Expect a fun and informative day packed with people who are using PhoneGap as part of their mobile app development. Meet members from the PhoneGap team, hear the latest PhoneGap news, and find out what’s coming next!

New this year:
You asked for it and you've got it! We've added pre-conference workshops on Thurs, July 18th. Choose from two different tracks: PhoneGap Essentials and PhoneGap Ecosystems. Read below for more info!

// PhoneGap Day Speakers

Andrew Trice

Andrew Trice is a Technical Creative Cloud Evangelist with Adobe. Andrew brings to the table more than a decade of experience designing, implementing, and delivering rich experiences for the web, desktop, and mobile devices.

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

CJ Gammon

CJ Gammon is a Creative Developer at Adobe, working with cutting edge web tech to showcase and push the creative potential of the web platform.

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.

Joe McCann

Joe McCann is the Director of Creative Technology at Mother, an award-winning creative agency in New York City. Joe is also a Managing Director and Partner at The Node Firm, a global collective of Node.js experts. Prior to joining Mother, Joe was the Mobile and Platform Architect for all of Product at Bazaarvoice (Nasdaq:BV), an Austin, Texas-based SaaS company enabling authentic conversations between brands and consumers through various channels, clocking in over 30 billion impressions/month. Joe has run his own digital consultancy serving Fortune 500 companies in areas such as technical architecture to mobile application development and design. Joe is also a frog design alumnus.

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).

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.

Michal Mocny

I work for the Chrome team at Google, in Waterloo, Canada. For the past year, I’ve been having a blast contributing to Cordova and building tools to help port Chrome Packaged Apps to iOS/Android. Prior to that I worked on Chrome Graphics/Compositor and Gpu Memory Management, focusing on the Chromebook Pixel!.

Raymond Camden

My name is Raymond Camden. I’m a 40 year old married father of three living in beautiful Lafayette, Louisiana. I am a developer evangelist for Adobe. My primary technical focus is on web standards and mobile development.

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.

Tommy-Carlos Williams

Tommy-Carlos Williams is a mobile developer from Melbourne, Australia. Probably best known in PhoneGap circles as “devgeeks” on IRC where he can be found railing against jQuery Mobile and helping devs with their apps. He is lead developer for SpiderOak’s mobile team working on their cross-platform open source apps. A committer to the Apache Cordova project, he enjoys talking in the third person, vegan food, beer, attempts at humour, and trying to sound humble through self-deprecation.

// Workshops

Dive deeper into PhoneGap by attending our pre-conference workshops on Thurs, July 18th from 10-4:30pm. Choose between two different tracks:

PhoneGap Essentials Workshop

PhoneGap Ecosystem Workshop

Your workshop includes lunch, snacks, and beverages. For a limited time, get a combo ticket for your Workshop and PhoneGap Day ticket for only $50.

// Schedule

09:00 ... Breakfast and Registration
09:30 ... Clint Hall / Opening Remarks
09:55 ... Joe McCann / Mobile is Not a Thing. It is Everything
10:20 ... Mozilla / 10 Devtools Tricks in 10 Minutes
10:35 ... BlackBerry / BlackBerry Loves the Web
10:45 ... Break
11:05 ... Michael Brooks / PhoneGap Command-Line
11:25 ... Intel / Intel & HTML5
11:40 ... Ray Camden / Using Parse to Save Your Stuff
12:05 ... Kristofer Joseph / Topcoat ♥s PhoneGap
12:25 ... Lunch
13:25 ... Tommy-Carlos Williams / SpiderOak
13:50 ... Simon MacDonald / Speech Recognition
14:15 ... Google / Chrome Packaged Apps
14:30 ... Michal Mocny / Porting Chrome Packaged Apps to Mobile using Cordova
14:55 ... Microsoft / Windows Phone Porting Winners
15:05 ... Break
15:25 ... Andrew Trice / PhoneGap + Hardware
15:50 ... Chris Hughes / Hybrid Games
16:15 ... Lyza Danger Gardner / PhoneGap Self-Defense for Web Devs
16:40 ... CJ Gammon / Future Capabilities of the Web
17:05 ... Brian LeRoux / Closing Remarks
17:05 ... Audience Q&A

// Venue

We’re hosting PhoneGap Day at the same venue as last year, Leftbank Annex.

The 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. We will have a limited amount of parking available on a first come, first serve basis.

The Leftbank Annex
101 North Weidler Street
Portland, OR 97227

// Accommodations

Need a place to stay in Portland? We have rooms available at the Red Lion Hotel
which is conveniently located near the Convention Center and the Leftbank Annex.

Make a reservation by calling 1-800-343-1822 and ask for the "PhoneGap" Rate:
Rate is $89.00 + tax
Discounted overnight parking is $7.00

Or, book your reservation online -
Special Rate Code, Group Convention Code: PHON0717

If reservations are not needed, please cancel 24 hours prior to arrival.

// Sponsors

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