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Beginning jQuery Mobile

Native apps have distinct advantages, but the future belongs to mobile web apps that function on a broad range of smartphones and tablets. In this beginning session, you will learn to migrate your current desktop web skills to mobile. Find out what jQuery Mobile is and how to use it to create fast and feature rich mobile applications.


Troy Miles (@therockncoder)

A designer and developer of software since 1979, Troy began his career writing games in assembly and C. Since then he has written code in C++, C#, Objective-C, Java, JavaScript and even a smidgen of Python. Along the way, some of his titles have won awards, he became a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer, and in 2012, he won a developer challenge at a local Microsoft Windows Phone Unleashed event.

His passion since 2007 has been mobile and mobile web development. In 2011, he joined the mobile development team at Kelley Blue Book. His small team is responsible for the application for iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone 7 and the mobile versions of Troy also spends time talking to developer groups and maintaining his blog, The Rock n Coder. Find him on LinkedIn


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  • Bill C.

    speaker is great!

    August 31, 2012

  • Barbara

    Nice presentation / Q&A session. I really want to know about the Kernel, so I'll be checking out your GitHub page pretty soon :-) Thanks for the intro!

    August 29, 2012

  • Carlos B.

    Troy, Great presentation. When you hold down the control key and scroll with the trackpad or mouse, it zooms into where the cursor is pointing to -- magnifying the screen. But you do have to have that enabled in the Accessibility options, in your System Preferences.

    August 29, 2012

  • prashant

    @idea lab thanks for hosting
    @Troy, thanks for information

    August 29, 2012

  • Janet

    great presentation

    August 29, 2012

  • Brent E.

    Troy, Thanks for your excellent presentation last night. Your warm friendliness ran neck and neck with your deep knowledge. Great work!

    August 29, 2012

  • Troy M.

    I had a great time last night. Thanks for having me. Please take the time to rate the talk at: For more tips and tutorials on mobile and mobile web development, please visit my blog: And finally please follow me on twitter: @therockncoder.

    August 29, 2012

  • Brad F.

    Thanks Troy for sharing your knowledge. I enjoyed your presentation and definitely picked up some real world development insight. Thanks Natalie for organizing another great event.

    August 28, 2012

  • Jason B.

    The presentation was very well outlined. Thanks to the presenter for being quite informative and clear.

    August 28, 2012

  • Brad

    Good intro, now I need MORE

    August 28, 2012

  • dean c.

    Thanks to idea lab for hosting, the sodas and pizza!! Thanks to Troy for the presentation. Thanks to Natalie for getting it up and running.

    A great time and EXCELLENT intro to the easiness that is jQuery Mobile. Even though Troy had asked for questions during the presentation, it would be nice if they could be held until the end. That's all.

    Rock on!

    August 28, 2012

  • Troy M.


    the location is still:
    130 West Union Street, Pasadena, CA

    August 28, 2012

  • Troy M.

    Please be sure to rate this talk afterwards:

    August 28, 2012

  • prashant

    I believe its still 130 West Union Street, Pasadena, CA (idealab)

    August 28, 2012

  • prashant

    whats new location for meetup

    August 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    anyone know an open mobile device lab for html5 testing around LA area?

    August 27, 2012

    • George M.

      Ripple is useful for UI for mobile devices and has some device simulation capability. https://developer.blac...­

      August 28, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      sounds like DeviceAnyWhere is what i need. I'll give it a try

      August 28, 2012

  • Scott changed the location to Idealab

    August 28, 2012

  • Scott removed the location. It was Kleverdog Coworking

    August 28, 2012

  • Scott changed the location from Idealab to Kleverdog Coworking

    August 28, 2012

  • Troy M.

    I can hardly wait to meet all of you in Pasadena on the 28th. For those who are curious about me please check out my blog at: or my videos at or my code at: In my GitHub repo everything which begins with JQM is a jquery mobile app.

    2 · August 13, 2012

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