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Cross Platform Mobile Development with PhoneGap

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Speaker: Matt Rogish | Director of Development at Toura (

Bio: Matt has an extensive career in software engineering/architecture, web application development and system administration. At Toura, he is deeply involved in the design, development, and implementation of Toura’s mobile applications and asset infrastructure. Most recently, he was the Chief Technical Officer of The J. Peterman Company, a catalog and web-based apparel company located in Lexington, KY. While at J. Peterman, Matt rebuilt the hardware and software infrastructure, redesigned the website (resulting in increased conversions) and designed/implemented several Ruby on Rails web applications. Earlier positions included Technical and Database Architect for Project Dragonfly, a division of Miami University, Adjunct Professor in Computer Science and Interactive Media Studies (Miami University), DBA at The Institute for Genomic research in Rockville, MD, and other software development leadership roles. He has a computer science undergraduate and a MBA from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Abstract: PhoneGap is an open source framework for building cross-platform mobile applications with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. This is an ideal solution for web developers interested in mobile development as it allows them to leverage existing skills rather than start form scratch with a device-specific compiled language; it also works well if you want an application to run on multiple devices with the same code base. In this talk, I'll discuss the pros and cons of PhoneGap, give a brief survey of other cross-platform mobile application frameworks, an overview to the PhoneGap architecture/ecosystem, and discuss our new open-source framework, Mulberry (

Speaker: Danilo Diaz | Developer Evangelist at Microsoft (

Bio: Danilo, aka Dani, is a Developer Evangelist for Microsoft’s Mid-Atlantic State district. In this role, he helps developers understand Microsoft’s product offerings and strategy. Prior to joining Microsoft, he worked at Perficient Philadelphia where he helped establish their Mobility Practice. Dani has over 8 years of experience in the IT industry. His ability to identify and utilize the right blend of technologies to solve business needs has been an asset on all projects he has worked on. Dani’s first .NET project was a Web-based eLearning application which was built on ASP.NET 1.0 Beta 2. As a consultant he has served the roles of system architect, technical lead, developer and mentor on various large and small projects. He has worked on SOA-based applications, Web applications, Windows applications and mobile systems.

Abstract: PhoneGaps is an amazing tool that gives web developers and designers the ability to create native mobile applications using the languages, tools and techniques they are familiar with. Creating mobile apps using Javascript, HTML and CSS via PhoneGap makes it very easy to port those applications to multiple platform. While there is a benefit in porting mobile apps to multiple platforms, maintaining the look a feel of the underlying operating system is paramount. In this talk, I will introduce the Metro Design Language of Windows Phone 7 ( Metro is the name of the new design language created for the Windows Phone 7 interface. By using Metro developers and designer can create elegant mobile application that feel native to Windows Phone.

Pizza and drinks will be served courtesy of Adobe (, We will be raffling off copies of Visual Studio ( and Expression Blend ( from Microsoft (, Studio for Windows Phone and Wijmo from ComponentOne (, Dreamweaver ( from Adobe (, annual subscription licenses from Pluralsight ( and much more!


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