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Designers and Developers Fiesta 28th September 2012

From: Mark Y.
Sent on: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 3:22 PM

Hey there

Only another 17 days before the designers and developers fiesta.
Just in case you haven’t had a chance to check out who is talking and what the topics are then here is a sample from the developer sessions. We have one more special speaker still to be confirmed so watch this space. Remember you also get access to all the designers’ sessions as well. Check out the full event schedule and register at

Developer Sessions

Learn to speak like a native, choose to speak slang - Jodie oRourke – Blinkbox

  • Native apps are expensive to build and require lots of learning, cross-compilation can be a cheaper short-cut and expedite deployment to multiple platforms. Is this true for every app? In this talk, Jodie will explore the range of issues faced by app developers when deciding whether to build their app with native code and tools, or whether to opt for one of the cross-compilation tools now available.

What is creative technology and why should I care? - Andrew Dobson - GrandUnion

  • A popular buzzword, particularly amongst recruiters, but what is a ‘Creative Technologist’ and why are companies hiring them? A look at the skillsets, culture and opportunities for a new (kind of) breed of coder.

Designing a Responsive Website using CSS3 & jQuery – Tareq Fadel – Academy Class

  • The release of the new 4G PlayBook from BlackBerry has sparked a lot of interest and now with the HTML5 WebWorks SDK this allows you to build in HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript and package and deploy as a native application directly to the PlayBook. In this session we’ll be looking at how we can setup an IDE environment for developing applications for the PlayBook using WebWorks and jQuery Mobile. This will include setting up the simulator and config files for simulation and deployment.

Mobile & Brand Marketing – a creative perspective – Scott Seeborn – XS2

  • Looking at the history, context and format of mobile as a creative medium. Then a look into the future of connected media over the next ten years.

Packaging and building mobile applications with HTML/CSS and JS using Dreamweaver CS6 and PhoneGap – John Cole – Adobe

  • During this session we will walk you through the process of building native mobile applications using HTML, CSS and JavaScript. We will show you how to use the PhoneGap Build Service panel in Dreamweaver CS6, which uploads your files to an online service that generates the native app files for different mobile operating systems, we will explore the various PhoneGap API’s and also deploy and test our app using mobile to both Google android and Apple IOS devices.

Building rich HTML5 mobile applications using Sencha Touch – Daniel Gallo – Sencha & Ricky Clegg - Burrows

  • HTML5 has made it easier to build mobile apps that work seamlessly across devices and operating systems. But developers still have to code HTML, JavaScript and CSS by hand, often laboriously rebuilding features that exist in native platforms without the benefit of tooling that native platforms offer. New tools in the HTML5 space, like Sencha Architect, make building mobile HTML5 apps as fun and easy as building native apps. Come and learn more about these exciting technologies and products from Sencha, plus see a live demo of the feature-rich Ford Focus Showroom app, built by Burrows using Sencha Touch.

Angry Words – Toby Dussek – Academy Class

  • Just ‘cos Flex is no longer cool doesn’t mean you can’t still develop cracking cross-platform apps; Android, iOS and Blackberry native apps straight from Flex

It looks like Flash, it acts like Flash but… Toby Dussek – Academy Class

  • How much CAN we do with HTML/CSS/Javascript? Are we where Flash was ten years ago?

Only the Developer Knows – David Arnold – Academy Class

  • As a developer tasked with producing a mobile application you no have a vast array of choices – native, html5, flash, appcelerator, sencha touch, and numerous “wizards”.But which really is the best choice ? Many developers are now realising that the “best” choice is to play to their own strengths and choose a development platform that builds upon their existing experience and expertise. However in the world of mobile we need to present the user with a consistent experience, ie. that of native development, in order to guarantee the usability of our application. In this session we’ll look at developing HTML5 Applications for the forthcoming BlackBerry 10 platform with BBui.js, and compare our finished application with the native SDK.

hope you can make it. Register at

Best Regards
Mark Young


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