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Knowledge Sharing: What is the ‘perfect’ Mobile Tech Stack?

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Secure Broadcast

6A Callender Street · Belfast

How to find us

We are beside bubbaque, the entrance under the "Callender Buildings" Sign

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Are you a development lead, business owner, a curious engineer or someone starting out in the mobile development world? If you are starting a new mobile project we are sure you have a lot of questions about what technologies you should use. Should you use Swift, Objective C, React Native, Xamarin, Ionic, PhoneGap etc.

This is such a massive question to be answered, yet you may have so many questions that need to be answered before you begin. We hope to ease that pain by putting a bunch of industry experts in one room to tell you about their experiences in using some of the most popular mobile tech stacks in their production applications.

At the end of the talks there will be a forum so everyone in the audience will be able to ask any questions they may have.

Confirmed Talks:

Mark McCaigue The App Builder & Xamarin

Mark is Lead Mobile Developer at TheAppBuilder, where he helps to build a mobile app platform used by enterprises worldwide. He has a background in machine learning and web applications, and an interest software technology and practices in startups.

Declan Kidd - App Development At Danske Bank

Declan is a software engineer with experience in almost every level of the development stack. Most of his experience has been spent with Java backend development. He actually had some exposure to Xamarin around 6 years ago, then called MonoTouch (iOS) and Mono for Android. He was more than happy to leave it behind and pursue my experience of back end Java development as his experience was a very poor one. He was reintroduced to what MonoTouch and Mono for Android has become and he had been so impressed, he took on a role as a Senior Developer in Xamarin last year and he hasn't looked back.

Tim Proctor - Ionic & Scaffold Digital

Tim Proctor is the Managing Director of Scaffold Digital and noticed Ionic back when it was in public beta. Now Scaffold are one of a few worldwide trusted partners with Ionic and have used the framework in some pretty unique projects.

Alex Turnbull - Flexera & Progressive Web Apps

Alex is a software engineer at Flexera and previously Kainos. He has a background in building web applications for large enterprise customers and local government. He also has an interest in the bleeding edge of web technology will be discussing about some of this during his talk.

Kris Jones - Secure Broadcast Native iOS & macOS

Kris Jones has over 4 years experience in enterprise iOS development. Prior to Secure Broadcast, Kris has worked for Kainos on their EMR iOS application and several consultancy startups within Belfast. Kris will be discussing the use of native iOS technologies in Secure Broadcast and the reasons behind their tech stack.

Iain Holmes - Xamarin