Monday, August 8, 2011

PrDC Winnipeg–Powerhouse Mobile Track!

We’ve lined up some fantastic speakers to present on Mobile technology! Whether its iPhone, Android, Blackberry, or WP7 you’re looking for, we have it all at Prairie Dev Con Winnipeg!

For more information about our speakers, check out their full bios and contact info (website, twitter, email, blog) here.

Chad Jones
Chad is a former Apple Engineer who worked at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California. While there Chad was involved in integral development of Apple's Mac OS X operating system. Upon his return to Canada, Chad taught Canada's first university accredited course on iPhone programming at the University of Saskatchewan. Chad was also an integral part of the team responsible for developing iUsask, Canada's first iPhone application for university students.

Chad will be sharing his experience and insight on developing applications for various mobile platforms.

Paul Thorsteinson
Paul co-founded Big Nerds In Disguise (BNID) as well as his own company App Empire Inc. Currently the CTO at Robots and Pencils Inc, Paul spends the majority of his time pushing apps from idea to App Store.
In 2011 Paul’s first app with BNID crossed the 10,000 user mark and won a Microsoft award for best design. Through his work at Robots and Pencils, Paul has touched over ten apps that are now in the app store including an app that hit #4 top grossing (World Explorer for MineCraft). More recently Paul brokered a deal to bring one of Warner Brothers most popular games to the mobile space.

Paul will be sharing his experience developing the “Own This World” application for iPhone, Android, and WP7 platforms.

George Chen
George is a consultant with Online Business Systems in Winnipeg and has been an avid Android developer! George wrote the Android application that will be available for Prairie Dev Con Winnipeg, and will be sharing his knowledge of Sencha Touch for creating cross-platform mobile applications.

Simon Timms
Simon Timms is a founder of Wopsle and currently works as a developer for GeoTrac International. GeoTrac is a leader in GPS fleet management focusing on the oil sector in Western Canada. Simon’s background is in release management, source control and .net development but he now spends his days working on distributed systems and applying the most useful of modern programming techniques and technologies to his products.

Simon will be showing how to hack mobile devices using common development tools and frameworks – this is a must-see session!

TBD – Windows Phone 7
We’ll be featuring 5 sessions from the TechDays live events, and you can bet that at least one of those will be showcasing how to develop for Windows Phone 7! Keep watching the sessions list for updates!

Mobile Panel Discussion
The above speakers and others will be part of a mobile panel discussion where attendees can ask questions about the mobile development experience and get a better understanding of how mobile can help their organization.

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