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Mobile Web vs. Native Apps: an @Walmartlabs perspective


Please join us on December 4th, 2012 at 6:00 PM at our San Bruno Campus for food, refreshments and an informative discussion.

RSVP via our EventBrite page

Apple's iPhone SDK has proven the largest disruption to software development since the Web, sparking the creation in a few short years of the largest medium for consumer engagement in the world, eclipsing even movies and television. The Web, once destined to be the industry's dominant app platform, now has an uncertain future in mobile at a time when mobile is disrupting the entire PC industry. Is the Web destined to reclaim its former glory, or will app popularity continue its explosive growth? Join Ben and Dion as they discuss the web vs. app conflict in the context of the present and the post-PC era beyond.


6:00-6:30              meet other attendees, enjoy pizza and soda
6:31-7:15              Mobile Web vs. Native Apps:  a @Walmartlabs perspective
7:16-7:20              Introducing
7:21-8:00              Q&A
8:01-8:30              Networking

Capacity: 300 attendees

Speaker: Ben Galbraith

We have been fortunate to get the time and cooperation from our Mobile Group and Ben Galbraith will be presenting the topic Mobile Web vs. Native Apps:  a @Walmartlabs perspective. Ben Galbraith, together with his long-time friend Dion Almaer, forms one-half of the dynamic "Ben and Dion" duo that founded, headed Developer Tools at Mozilla, ran Developer Relations at Palm and is now running mobile architecture and engineering at after being acquired along with their start-up team in early 2011. Ben's been writing code since he was six and starting businesses since he was ten; he's written books, given hundreds of award-winning presentations world-wide, produced a few technical conferences, sold three companies, and has held CEO, CIO, CTO, and Software Architect positions in the medical, publishing, media, consumer electronics, advertising, software and internet industries. He lives in Palo Alto with his wife and six children.


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  • Al

    Can someone link me the video of this talk? I can't find it on the board, mailing list or elsewhere.

    1 · January 15, 2013

  • Ana M.

    I tried to cancel my RSVP but was unable to. When will the recording of the event post?

    December 4, 2012

  • Troy M.

    The even will be professionally video recorded by Tech Springboard. And Walmart Labs will publish the video for the community.

    December 4, 2012

  • Alfred T.

    I can't go to this event anymore so that opens up a spot. I don't know how to cancel my registration on EventBrite...

    December 4, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello Sid,

    I will not be able to make it to the event. Please remove my name (Arshad Syed) form the list so someone else can attend.


    December 4, 2012

  • Sid M.

    I'm sorry, but it appears we are at capacity with 500 registered attendees.

    A recording will be made available after the event.

    December 4, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there a waitlist?

    December 3, 2012

  • Ting

    look forward to it.

    December 3, 2012

  • James P.

    Hope to make it

    November 28, 2012

  • Tal T.

    Attending. Thanks Sid.

    November 20, 2012

  • Chun X.

    Will go.

    October 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am anxious t hear Ben's talk and to meet the fellow attendees. I have dabbled into native app development using Cordova and jQM. As a Rubyist I am excited to see thatRubyMotion as it has gained considerable developer attention and would love to hear about your experience with this cool iOS (only) framework. Cheers!

    October 29, 2012

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