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6:15-6:30pm food and networking


Topic: Persistent Sensing and Mobile Context

Speaker name: Sam Liang (CEO-Alohar)

Bio: Sam Liang is the CEO and Co-Founder of Alohar Mobile Inc, the leading mobile Ambient Intelligence company, based in Palo Alto, California. Previously, Sam was the platform architect and lead of Google Location Server for near four years, which powers thousands of mobile applications on a spectrum of platforms, including Android and iOS. Sam also architected Google's location API and Google Latitude. Sam held a number of patents in wireless and mobile technologies. Sam has Ph.D in EE from Stanford University, specialized in Internet systems. He also has BS in CS from Peking University. Sam has been featured many times on Wall Street Journal, Forbes, TechCrunch, GigaOm, etc, for Alohar's pioneer work on creating the infrastructure enabling a new category of context-aware mobile apps.


Topic: Beyond the framework… with Ygloo, a portable and efficient set of components using NDK

Speaker: Eric Hassold (Principal Architect-Yahoo) , Joshua LeVasseur (Principal Software Development Engineer)

Eric Hassold is Architect for Mobile and Emerging Products at Yahoo! From his current position at Yahoo! to his former roles (at Facebook and Android team at Google), he has spent the last 4 years concentrating on all aspect of Android platform, from hardware and kernel bring up, Android system internals to delivering delightful user experience to hundreds of millions of users. Before relocating in the Silicon Valley, his previous life as Entrepreneur and founder of Evolane was dedicated to developing cross platforms framework for M2M, STB and all kind of embedded systems.

Josh is a mobile developer who focuses on data plumbing, app durability, and app responsiveness. He helped make the Rockmelt app one of the fastest available. Prior to mobile, he worked on kernels, file servers, and hypervisors (he wrote his Phd dissertation on virtual machines).


Topic: Android local and remote debugging

Speaker: Nelson To (Head of Android-SideCar)

Nelson To is the head of android at Sidecar. He has developed on different kinds of android application starting with first version of AIM for AOL, following with first version of Google TV , Virtual Currency SDK, MDM and MAM android solutions. At his current position, he and his team capable to deliver an application that is praised by Wall Street Journal. He is also a co author of "The Android Developer's Cookbook" selling on Amazon.