Come check out a sneak preview of Chuck and Matt's SXSW 2014 workshop this Thursday night.
PLEASE NOTE THE VENUE IS DmgCtrl
After entering the building, walk toward the back of the building. Take the elevator near the rear door to the third floor.
You spent the last 6 months building your company’s first mobile app. You endured long hours at the office gathering requirements. You were up late drinking reheated coffee at 3am pushing pixels to perfect the app store icon. You tested the swipe animation so many times you have blisters on your thumb.
Then the day finally comes. You publish your app and anxiously check the reviews:
★☆☆☆☆ killz the battery - Uninstall
★★☆☆☆ Two stars. Two slow.
★☆☆☆☆ exposes contacts over network. INSTALL AT YOUR OWN RISK!
While the networking and data layer may not be the sexiest part of your application it is vitally important to the experience of your users. Inefficient and insecure mobile APIs can drain the battery, slow performance, and expose users to data and identity theft.
This workshop introduces a set of 3 principles for mobile API design that will speed up performance, enable better resource management, and improve the overall user experience of your next mobile app.
This event includes optional hands-on coding exercises that will require a laptop with a working development environment if you wish to follow along.
Sr. Software Engineer
Chuck is a mobile software craftsman practicing clean code, responsive design, and test-driven development. With over 10 years of software engineering experience, he is passionate about creating robust full stack applications.
Since 2009 he has been focusing primarily on Android development, building applications for companies such as Comcast, MeetMe, HowAboutWe, AWeber Communications, and Mapzen.
As co-coordinator of GDG Philadelphia and Android Alliance Philadelphia, Chuck helps promote and support the local development community. He also builds and plays traditional drums from Guinea, West Africa.
Matt has been involved in software development since he was building simple games on his parents’ Commodore VIC20. He’s fully embraced the concepts of full stack engineering, having knowledge and worked with API, web, and desktop software development, networking, client/server systems, database, storage, and others.
Mobile has been his passion since owning his first Blackberry device, but he really dived in with the launch of the iPhone. He’s worked for major publishers, marketing companies, and technology companies such as myYearbook, MeetMe, AWeber Communications, along with smaller companies like Skaffl, an education app company.
He’s actively involved in the local tech community with Android Alliance and Philly Cocoaheads. In addition, he loves music, singing, playing guitar and bass, and moonlights in community choirs as needed.