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Building Apps on Maui - April 24 - FREE 8h Workshop (Must RSVP)

This workshop is brought especially for you (professional or student) in web development, web programming, web design. 
*Note: You may have already placed your RSVP for the same workshop on a different date: Tue April 22. Please verify. 
The content is the same on both days April 22 and April 24.

• Guest Presenter: Greg Rewis
• Only educational information  (no sales pitch)
• All day workshop (with breakfast and lunch)
• Same workshop is also scheduled for April 22* (find the posting on this site)

This class will teach you the essentials you need to build a mobile app for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, or a mobile browser. Greg will review important aspects of mobile development and discuss using HTML5 and Javascript as a development option. You will also learn how to leverage a mobile UI framework (jQuery Mobile), how to add, store and retrieve data via APIs with a Backend-as-a-Service (open-source Usergrid) and how to package your app for devices (and the app stores) using PhoneGap.

By the end of the workshop, you will have built a full-featured app, ready for release on the app store, without having written a single line of server-side code!

1. A laptop: minimum OS requirements are Mac OS X[masked], Windows XP, or any linux that supports JDK6.

2. Basic understanding of HTML & CSS and some programming experience (ideally in JavaScript and jQuery, but not  necessarily)

3.  Open-source software programs to install prior the workshop day:
A working install of PhoneGap/Cordova.
Please download PhoneGap and complete the “Platform Guide” for your preferred platform (iOS, Android, etc.) ahead of the class.

It may be useful for you to go through the following Codecademy lessons to brush up before you attend:
classes 1–3 of the Web course, classes 1–6 of the JavaScript course and classes 1–5 of the jQuery course.

• 8:30am: Doors open — registration and coffee

• Intro  HTML5 and Mobile Apps

• Working with a  Backend as a Service (Usergrid)

• Loading live data into your app

• Lunch break (provided by Apigee)

• Writing live data from your app Offline access, geolocation and User Management

• Package and launch your app natively on iOS or Android with PhoneGap

• 4:30pm: Q&A and drinkup! (Beers  provided by Apigee.)

Co-sponsor and supporters:

Apigee • UH Maui Small Business Solutions • MCBRC • MNHCoC • Richard Kehoe, MBA, CPA • Maui HISBDC • MFCC • J.W. Cameron Center • The Accidental Consultant • Maui Culinary Academy • Maui Apple Society • Harrison Tsai Industries • Tri-Isle R C &D. 

Greg Rewis has been passionate about the web since putting his first “home page” online in 1994. His career has taken him around the world, from the early days of desktop publishing, to a start-up in Hamburg, Germany, the glory days of the web at Macromedia and finally his role at Adobe before trading in the travel to do some “real development” at Stremor Corp.

The original GoLive Cyberstudio Product Manager and former Dreamweaver Technical Product Manager, Greg is the co-author of “Mastering CSS with Dreamweaver CS3″ and “Mastering CSS with Dreamweaver CS4″ published by New Riders, as well as a regular contributor to industry publications.

When not beating web technologies into submission, Greg spends his time hanging out with his co-author and wife Stephanie (Sullivan) Rewis dreaming of their next sailing trip on, or teaching his two sons the finer points of classic rock on the guitar and piano.

Greg Rewis is a Principal Evangelist at Apigee. In this role, Greg is responsible for evangelizing Apigee’s digital business platform to mobile developers.

Greg was previously the CXO, Front-end and User Experience Engineering at Stremor Corp in Scottsdale, Arizona. In this role, Greg and his team were responsible for architecting, building and delivering web and mobile products built upon open web technologies (HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript).

Before joining Stremor Corp, Greg was the Principal Evangelist for Adobe Systems, focusing on Adobe’s open web products and technologies such as HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript. With over 20 years of computer industry experience, Greg spent in excess of 200 days of the year on the road, talking with customers, giving product demonstrations at seminars, and speaking at industry conferences.

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  • Wayne W.

    I believe the last posted version was at the following shortcut: This should display the jQuery sample html code in the browser… From the browser File Menu – Save Page As… 11-index-multiple.html

    April 28, 2014

  • Karen C.

    What was the URL to see all the sourcecode of all versions of our class's code?

    April 28, 2014

  • Wayne W.

    Excellent workshop! Mobile apps can now be prototyped and built in HTML and JavaScript and compiled into the target mobile platform (iOS and Android being the top markets). No programming in a native language such as Objective C or C# needed and no server-side modules to build. It also brought awareness of the power/efficiency of API (Application Program Interface) frameworks and on handling/storing data in the cloud for mobile access. Greg Rewis of Apigee definitely knew his stuff although fitting all that into a single day resulted in a very brisk course pace.

    An excellent and enlightening class presented by an extremely knowledgeable and well-spoken evangelist. The class was advertised as not requiring coding knowledge, while true, those in the audience already familiar with HTML and JavaScript and comfortable jumping back and forth between an editor and the Chrome browser got the most out of the class. It also was helpful if you had the ability to type and listen at the same time.

    April 28, 2014

  • Brian L.

    GREAT WORKSHOP! Mahalo plenty for all the hard work required to put it on! As a resident of rural Hawaii I appreciate the world class exposure to a trending topic and I didn't have to travel to a big city!

    1 · April 25, 2014

  • Elbee

    great fast coverage of a lot of material with useful information

    1 · April 25, 2014

  • Grace F.

    don't forget to tweet using #apigee and @garazi for your tweets... :)

    don't forget please also to rate and comment about this workshop here on MBB Meetup. :)

    April 24, 2014

  • Chris M.

    For IOS you need XCode installed and the command line tools, which are [update to his instructions!] at This requires signing in with a developer account.
    Bring a big notepad, there's a lot to write down and make sure you have your power cord. I personally enjoyed having my monitor with me.
    If you can fresh up on Javascript, that's good; most of the day he is talking about it. I didn't know much Javascript, but still got a good amount of information.

    Phonegap will only be used for a moment at the end, and if you have it ready to go you can follow his instructions and wind up with a finished app.

    Again, this is intense instruction, not Maui-like chitchat, have a good sleep and bring whatever you need to stay awake. Arrive early 8:20-8:30. Coffee and baked goods are provided and a nice lunch.



    1 · April 23, 2014

  • Chris M.

    I just wanted to let you know that I attended Tuesday and this is a GREAT class. Don't miss it, this is a brain-busting 8 hours (20 minute lunch) that results in a much better understanding of Web 3.0 (globally shared data via APIs), Javascript and the APIs used to run an app. You'll leave with a non-trivial app on your iphone or Android and enough knowledge to expand it.
    You'll be using the CHROME browser, so install it now. Good text editor (I like TextWrangler, he prefers Sublime Text) that has line numbers. There is no extra time in class, come prepared.

    1 · April 23, 2014

  • Maui B.

    Mahalo for your RSVP for Building Apps - tomorrow April 23 from 8:30am - 4:30pm. Reminders:
    1) BRING a sweater. The room is cold. There is no way to change the temperature preset.

    2) Bring a cushion for the seat.

    3) We will have shorter beer up time. (Speaker flying @ 8pm)

    4) RSVPs counted for breakfast & lunch pre-ordering.
    Your RSVP = you are showing up. Big Mahalo from the organizers!
    5) For a better hands-on experience, Wayne Wong advises:
    a) Chrome Browser (go to:­), b) Any Text editor (preferably, but not required)one optimized for code line numbers, JavaScript support), c) Node.js download (which already includes the PhoneGap tool. This is found at -press the Install button and it downloads the install program for your type of computer. Execute that and it will install the Node.js library and tell you the command line execution to install PhoneGap which is part of the install download.

    April 23, 2014

  • Grace F.

    In reply to members who emailed me back regarding installing the open source program: if somehow you did not get thru, you may choose to get help on the day of the workshop - before the workshop itself starts or at lunch time. -------------------------
    Also, MBB member Rachel Hecksher kindly advised "bring a sweater, sometimes that room is cold!"

    April 19, 2014

    • Grace F.

      The email subject line was BEER UP.
      Anyway, I emailed you in private.

      I also posted any link on the body of the announcement under PRE-REQUISITES.

      April 19, 2014

    • Wayne W.

      Here's what i recommend... 1) Chrome Browser (go to:­),
      2) Any Text editor (preferably, but not required)one optimized for code line numbers, JavaScript support),
      3)Node.js download (which already includes the PhoneGap tool. This is found at -press the Install button and it downloads the install program for your type of computer. Execute that and it will install the Node.js library and tell you the command line execution to install PhoneGap which is part of the install download.

      1 · April 23, 2014

  • Keith K.

    Sorry, I won't be able to attend today, even though I RSVP'd. I'm not feeling well. Didn't know how to send a message any other way, and I thought I should at least give the organizers the courtesy of knowing.

    April 22, 2014

  • Grace F.

    To all:
    please read my reply to David Pindrys who originally requested the link to the software. It needs only one minute of your time to read it instead posting a repeating request on this wall.

    Mahalo for taking your time to find it and read it all the way! -----------------

    With Aloha, here is my reply to David :

    The email subject line was BEER UP. Anyway, I emailed you in private.

    I also posted any link on the body of the announcement under PRE-REQUISITES."

    April 20, 2014

  • Douglas W.

    Thank you for providing this opportunity for the Maui community.

    2 · April 14, 2014

  • j y.

    Great program, if held at any other location I would certainly attend. UHMC no way! Next time perhaps...

    April 9, 2014

    • Grace F.

      Hi J Young,
      Would you share any past experience that made you dislike UHMC as the event venue? It certainly will be helpful for MBB future considerations.
      We are not charging for this event, breakfast and lunch are also free.
      So, I will appreciate a lot if you can suggest other venues on Maui that offer wireless Internet and a/v at no charge as MBB has other big techie educational events on the pipeline. All free admission.


      2 · April 9, 2014

  • Maui B.

    (We delete any comment not related to this particular meeting.) --------------
    Note that your conversation here will generate an email to your fellow members’ inbox.

    Therefore, please think “is this relevant to the event or spam” before posting a comment. Any solicitation or sales pitch is definitely considered spam and is prohibited, and subject to deletion. We value and respect our members.

    If you wish to advertise your business on our website (for a fee) or have any questions, please contact the MBB volunteer organizers at using 'contact' link near top of page on left.

    Mahalo for your understanding and cooperation!

    February 18, 2014

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