Building cross platform mobile app using Node.JS

Session I: Building cross platform mobile app using Node.JS

Speaker:  Lance Nanek, Developer Evangelist at HTC

Experience a technical deep dive on a working NodeJS server written in JavaScript serving JSON to iOS and Android clients! NodeJS is a new technology that scales incredibly well due to its event based architecture. Development is also very fast due to using a modern, dynamic language like JavaScript, although testing is a must to catch things the compiler won't. Learn the advantages and disadvantages and how to wire it up with mobile clients using REST and JSON. * Learn about NodeJS web server development * Learn about providing a back end for mobile clients

Session II: Mapping your touches

Speaker: Jason Shah, Founder at HeatData

Agenda

7:00pm Dinner
7:30pm 1st Speaker
8:30pm Q&A
8:45pm 2nd Speaker
9:15pm End

Lance Nanek, Developer Evangelist at HTC

Lance Nanek is a veteran software engineer who has shipped on every major mobile platform and written server software for both in house servers and cloud. I graduated with honors in Chemical Biology and Computer Science from a top engineering school, Stevens Institute of Technology, and followed that up with a Masters in Software Engineering.

I recently received a commendable rating working with HTC for over a year getting the world's top companies running on mobile platforms with amazing user experiences. Before that I worked for several years at IBM doing web metrics, a couple years at State University of New York writing Java server code and web pages, and a couple years doing freelance mobile development.

A highlight of my career was implementing the CardioTrainer Pro app with several other engineers, which became the top revenue generating add-on for that company's million download free app. I've also put extensive time into writing solutions involving photo capture, upload, and storage; NFC; gaming, monetization, social, and powerful graphics languages like OpenGL ES.

Jason Shah, Founder at HeatData

Jason Shah is the creator of HeatData, a mobile gesture analytics platform for tracking how people interact with websites and apps on touch devices.
Shah is also a Product Manager at Yammer, where he focuses on building out new features for the leading enterprise social network.


Prior to Yammer, Jason founded INeedAPencil.com, which provides free online education tools to students from low-income families. After growing INeedAPencil.com to more than 50,000 users with an average score increase of 202 points, Jason sold INeedAPencil.com to CK12 in 2011.

Jason holds an AB with honors from Harvard College with degrees in sociology and computer science. He blogs regularly atblog.jasonshah.org and tweets shorter thoughts @jasonyogeshshah.

 

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  • Maya

    Lance and Jason Shah, thank you for sharing your experience and knowledge.

    January 31, 2013

  • Sachin N.

    Great talks and discussions. This was my first event at this meetup. Loved the post presentation discussions.

    January 31, 2013

  • Bang D.

    Lance, Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge. It was a very good session. Please do that again on advanced topic of NodeJS if you can. We are always eager to learn from you.

    1 · January 31, 2013

  • Lance N.

    Here's the presentation on SlideShare as was requested:
    http://www.slideshare.net/lancenanek/silicon-valley-web-builders-cross-platform-with-nodejs

    Thanks for attending and the huge quantity of highly technical questions. Pretty rare audience, usually I have to talk about less technical details, not more. :)

    2 · January 30, 2013

  • Lance N.

    You can record my portion if you like. I don't know if anyone will be doing so.

    I was going to cover some key aspects of NodeJS, including code, so people can see how you go about outputting JSON, streaming JSON, writing scalable async code paths, etc.. It wasn't really going to be a tutorial, though.

    1 · January 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How technical is the node.js talk? Is it an introduction to node.js or much more than that?

    January 30, 2013

  • xyz

    Well this talk record?
    Thanks,

    January 25, 2013

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