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Building Cross-platform Mobile App Faster


6:00pm Networking Drink & Dinner
7:00pm Presentation I  - Kenji Kato, Startup Founder & Hacker
8:00pm Presentation II - Sudhir Dharmadhikari , Director, Software Engineering, Verient

Kenji Kato, Startup Founder & Hacker
Sudhir Dharmadhikari , Director, Software Engineering, Verient Inc, San Jose.

Native, Hybrid, or Mobile Web App.  Which one is the right mobile technology for you?

Having first hand experience with native (iOS / Android), hybrid, and pure web based technologies for developing mobile apps. Kenji Kato will go over some of the pros and cons of the different technologies, and why you should use one over another.

From the design workflow and tools available for development, to ease-of-updating and functionality you do and don't get with each technology.  This talk will give a high level look at what Kenji has experienced  first hand in building several different mobile apps, from those supporting his startup Yorder, to those he has created as a consultant for organizations and companies both large and small.

Time permitting, Kenji will walk through an actual code example of how to build a simple mobile web app that might or might not suit your needs, and get you to your idea faster than you thought possible.

Kenji Kato, Startup Founder & Hacker

Kenji Kato is a repeat entrepreneur and technology evangelist who has first hand experience with mobile commerce systems and consumer facing technologies amongst his many skills.  Kenji's latest startup Yorder was started with the simple idea of providing an elegant way to allow fans at live sporting events to order food, beverages or merchandise from the comfort of their seat using a mobile app, and pay without having to pull out a wallet.  In 2010 Yorder won the PayPal X Developer Challenge Grand Prize.  Beyond his love for technology, Kenji has also taught at Stanford University's Professional Publishing Courses as the founding faculty member of the New Media Group, and has consulted with companies like Virgin America, Lexus and Consumer Reports looking to take advantage of viral marketing, online digital media, mobile technology, and podcasting to help educate and expand a brands market reach. You can often find Kenji participating in hackathons in his free time.

Sudhir Dharmadhikari , Director, Software Engineering, Verient Inc, San Jose.

Sudhir has 15+ years of experience in Software Development primarily on server side using Java/Spring in the domain of Payments, eCommerce and Personalization. With evolution of HTML5/Javascript , Sudhir migrated client side development  focusing primarily on javascript frameworks such as Sencha's Touch/Ext-JS, as well as Angular for client side development 
Apart from full time job of building Payment startup, Sudhir initiated his on open-source projects which bridge the gap between modern server side development (RESTful backend) and modern web development (Client side Javascript MVC). Sudhir is evangelist of  high development velocity using code-generators,  multi-platform development using open web standards rather than native platforms.  He expresses these excitements and opinions on his blog.
Sudhir previously worked in Acxiom Corporation, Sun Microsystem, Parametric Technology Corp on various B2B products.

Twitter : @sudhirism. Blog : iwaow.blogspot.comSession

Title : Sencha Touch - A Javascript framework for native looking but cross platform mobile apps development. 

Session Description : Open web technologies are picking up fast against native platforms like iOS and Android with the help  HTML5. Users still need native app experience and developers need generic development approach to address multiple mobile platforms at once. These are the years like late nineties of "Write Once - Run Anywhere", but for mobile platform.   Sencha Touch gives best of both worlds - Native App Experience and Cross-platform. It is Javascript + HTML5 framework which helps creating SPA ( Single Page Application) running under native shell using PhoneGap.

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  • Rammohan Raj S.

    Awesome topics and
    both the speakers presented their topics very well!

    August 4, 2014

  • Art S

    Bess Ho was an excellent Organizer tonight, as the venue and food were great, in addition to the chosen speakers. Congratulations Bess on 10th year anniversary!

    1 · June 26, 2014

  • Art S

    Excellent speakers with outstanding backgrounds on native vs hybrid vs HTML5 pros and cons. Presenter # 2 gave lots of insight on Sencha Touch vs other platforms- and even worked on his birthday!! Thanks.

    1 · June 26, 2014

  • kailasnath

    It was very informative and presenters did a wonderful job.

    June 26, 2014

  • Bess H.

    Thank you Hurricane for hosting wine beer cocktail for us!

    1 · June 25, 2014

  • Bess H.

    Thank you Hurricane for hosting very big cake to celebrate birthday for our speaker & SVWB 10th Anniversary!

    June 25, 2014

  • Laura K.

    Thanks for the great food tonight.

    1 · June 25, 2014

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    A former member

    Is there going to be food and drinks at the event?

    June 20, 2014

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