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"Mobile Web Development" using jQuery Mobile & Android hackfest - (April-Event)

Mobile Web Development

With the rapid growth in usage of the mobile devices to access the web, it is important that website content we produce can be consumed across desktop and mobile browsers. But, building mobile-optimized websites for is distinct from building experiences for desktop computers. This session will give you the tips you need to start developing mobile versions of your website and applications.

Jeff Boulay - will show us how to develop mobile websites and apps using jQuery Mobile, an open source jQuery framework for building interactive experiences in mobile browsers and apps.

Jeff will also discuss ThemeRoller for Mobile to make it easy to drag and drop colors and download a custom theme. Which leverage CSS3 properties without bloating your code.

Jeff Boulay is  Director of Interactive Design at Neoscape.


6:30 - 7:00 introductions, project updates
7:00 - 7:30 speaker
7:30 - 8:00 food and drinks
8:00 - 9:30 hackfest

Drinks, snacks and pizza will be provided after the presentation. Followed by a hackfest.

LOCATION: DogPatch  | 1 Cambridge Center, 6th floor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mid-Cambridge, MA 02142

Come and hangout with other Android enthusiasts, all skill levels welcome. Just getting started and need help setting up your environment? Come by and we can help you out! Trying to start writing an app and need some advice, that's cool too. Just want to come and chat with other people about mobile development. Perfect!

Normally 20-30 people show up. We will be hanging out for 2-3 hours or so. I will be working on a project and if anyone wants a simple project to help out on, I'll be happy to get you started. Bring your laptops and let's hack!

SPONSORSHIP: We are currently looking for sponsors for our April and future events. If you are interested in sponsoring feel free to send us a message or contact any of the organizers.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great talk. I also liked the generous amount of time to hang out after.

    April 24, 2012

  • Merlin C.

    Thanks everyone who attended last night. I hope you enjoyed the event. We would like to get your feedback on how we can improve. Please do the survey! We are looking for future speakers and sponsors, so contact any of the organizers if interested. Thanks!

    April 24, 2012

  • Merlin C.

    Hey Jeff, thanks for presenting last night, and posting slides. Very prepared, and professional as always. Very interested in using jQuery, jQuery Mobile, and Sencha on future projects. Learned several new things last night.

    April 24, 2012

  • Merlin C.

    I think my experience was great. :O) I have heard Jeff speak before. He is always professional, and well prepared. Very interested in learning more about jQuery, jQuery Mobile, and other frameworks to help with future front end projects. Glad to hear people in the group stepping up, and expressing interest to speak at future events. I would be interested in getting feedback from those that attended, so we can become a better group.

    April 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really enjoyed the presentation: well organized and a great introduction to jQuery mobile. I'm going to try it on my next project.

    April 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wanted to thank everyone for allowing me to speak at your meetup. Here are the slides from my presentation . I hope you enjoyed the presentation.

    April 24, 2012

  • Steven Max P.

    The criticism of Jquery at the 4/23 end was over done. One should not pick a framework until the scale and order of magnitude of the project are understood otherwise the development team runs the risk of exceeding the limits of the framework.

    April 23, 2012

  • Merlin C.

    No problem!

    April 12, 2012

  • Matthew P.


    April 12, 2012

  • Merlin C.

    Updates made. Must have been pre-populated from a previous event.

    April 12, 2012

  • Matthew P.

    Could one of the organizers update the location to show it as in Cambridge rather than in Boston?

    April 11, 2012

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