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Building Apps on Maui - April 24 - FREE 8h Workshop (Must RSVP)

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University of Hawai'i Maui College

310 Kaahumanu Ave · Kahului

How to find us

Pilina Building -Multipurpose Room

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This workshop is brought especially for you (professional or student) in web development, web programming, web design.
*Note: You may have already placed your RSVP for the same workshop on a different date: Tue April 22. Please verify.
The content is the same on both days April 22 and April 24.

• Guest Presenter: Greg Rewis
• Only educational information (no sales pitch)
• All day workshop (with breakfast and lunch)
• Same workshop is also scheduled for April 22* (find the posting ( on this site)

This class will teach you the essentials you need to build a mobile app for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, or a mobile browser. Greg will review important aspects of mobile development and discuss using HTML5 and Javascript as a development option. You will also learn how to leverage a mobile UI framework (jQuery Mobile), how to add, store and retrieve data via APIs with a Backend-as-a-Service (open-source Usergrid) and how to package your app for devices (and the app stores) using PhoneGap.

By the end of the workshop, you will have built a full-featured app, ready for release on the app store, without having written a single line of server-side code!

1. A laptop: minimum OS requirements are Mac OS X[masked], Windows XP, or any linux that supports JDK6.

2. Basic understanding of HTML & CSS and some programming experience (ideally in JavaScript and jQuery, but not necessarily)

3. Open-source software programs to install prior the workshop day:
A working install of PhoneGap/Cordova.
Please download PhoneGap ( and complete the “Platform Guide” for your preferred platform ( (iOS, Android, etc.) ahead of the class.

It may be useful for you to go through the following Codecademy lessons to brush up before you attend:
classes 1–3 of the Web course (, classes 1–6 of the JavaScript course ( and classes 1–5 of the jQuery course (

• 8:30am: Doors open — registration and coffee

• Intro HTML5 and Mobile Apps

• Working with a Backend as a Service (Usergrid)

• Loading live data into your app

• Lunch break (provided by Apigee)

• Writing live data from your app Offline access, geolocation and User Management

• Package and launch your app natively on iOS or Android with PhoneGap

• 4:30pm: Q&A and drinkup! (Beers provided by Apigee.)

Co-sponsor and supporters:

Apigee • UH Maui Small Business Solutions • MCBRC • MNHCoC • Richard Kehoe, MBA, CPA • Maui HISBDC • MFCC • J.W. Cameron Center • The Accidental Consultant • Maui Culinary Academy • Maui Apple Society • Harrison Tsai Industries • Tri-Isle R C &D.

Greg Rewis has been passionate about the web since putting his first “home page” online in 1994. His career has taken him around the world, from the early days of desktop publishing, to a start-up in Hamburg, Germany, the glory days of the web at Macromedia and finally his role at Adobe before trading in the travel to do some “real development” at Stremor Corp.

The original GoLive Cyberstudio Product Manager and former Dreamweaver Technical Product Manager, Greg is the co-author of “Mastering CSS with Dreamweaver CS3″ and “Mastering CSS with Dreamweaver CS4″ published by New Riders, as well as a regular contributor to industry publications.

When not beating web technologies into submission, Greg spends his time hanging out with his co-author and wife Stephanie (Sullivan) Rewis ( dreaming of their next sailing trip on (, or teaching his two sons the finer points of classic rock on the guitar and piano.

Greg Rewis is a Principal Evangelist at Apigee ( In this role, Greg is responsible for evangelizing Apigee’s digital business platform to mobile developers.

Greg was previously the CXO, Front-end and User Experience Engineering at Stremor Corp in Scottsdale, Arizona. In this role, Greg and his team were responsible for architecting, building and delivering web and mobile products built upon open web technologies (HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript).

Before joining Stremor Corp, Greg was the Principal Evangelist for Adobe Systems, focusing on Adobe’s open web products and technologies such as HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript. With over 20 years of computer industry experience, Greg spent in excess of 200 days of the year on the road, talking with customers, giving product demonstrations at seminars, and speaking at industry conferences.