Featured Sessions:

Productivity & Mobile Development - Staying Efficient & Effective at Work
iOS Lead
Harry's Grooming

As we approach the “mobile moment” where 50% of our traffic will be coming from mobile devices, we are preparing our web and mobile products to provide a seamless, intuitive and consistent user experience. This means considering the implementation of interactions across native mobile, mobile web, and desktop web. We want the interactions to be intuitive whether a user is using the platform with screen reader/voice, touch, mouse or keyboard. Similar controls should present users with similar interactions across the platforms and usage modes. Our horizontal UED team has been cataloging these experiences in our UI Pattern Library. This session will take a look at 3 patterns, demonstrate the functionality across platforms and usage modes and then look at the specifics of the code implementation.

At the end of this session, developers should be able to:

1. Identify interaction patterns that should be consistent across platforms.
2. Understand how users experience interactions using screen readers, touch, mouse and keyboard; and how to recognize a good, intuitive interaction.
3. Understand implementation specifics of a few different patterns to make them work well across platforms and modes – covering iOS UIKit elements, attributes and states; semantic markup; Javascript behaviors and ARIA roles.

Level
Beginner to Intermediate

Senior Manager, Web Development
LinkedIn

After you decide to build a mobile app, the next decision to make quickly becomes which platforms to build for. Somewhere along the way you may wonder about using a cross platform tool to gain efficiency, either because your development team’s expertise lends itself to a certain technology, or because you’d like to get some reuse across multiple platforms from the code your team writes.

It is not the case that using a cross platform tool will get you an extra platform “for free”. Nor is it necessarily the case that using a non-native cross platform solution will get you the quality your users are looking for. If you want to consider a cross platform solution, you need to make the choice with your eyes open. That’s where this talk comes in.

This talk will cover the major cross platform solutions available, contrast them to native development options, and go through an informative comparison of the features of each. These include Phonegap/Cordova, Titanium, Rubymotion, Xamarin. We’ll compare apps built with these technologies to native Android, iOS, and Windows apps. You’ll come away with a good view of the field, the trade-offs, and a good idea of how to make the right decision.

Engineering Director
Tack Mobile


Mobile+Web DevCon 2014:

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WomenWhoCode

Day 1: Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Pre-Conference Labs
8:30am
Workshop Registration and Breakfast
9:00am - Lab A:
iOS: Building for Accessibility
Director of iOS
Bloc
9:00am - Lab B:
Addressing Fragmentation: Building a Compatible Android UI
9:00am - Lab C:
Building Web Apps with HTML5, Javascript, and CSS3
12:00pm
Luncheon for Morning & Afternoon Lab Attendees
1:00pm - Lab A:
RWD: Best Practices for Designing for Mobile Context
1:00pm - Lab B:
Developing a Strategic & Scalable Roadmap for Mobility
1:00pm - Lab C:
Developer and Designer Collaboration & Communication
4:00pm
Afternoon Labs Conclude





Day 2: Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

General Conference
8:00am
Workshop Registration and Breakfast
8:40am
Welcome and Introduction by Summit Producer Breanna Jacobs
8:45am
Opening Keynote: Understanding the Market - Building Apps that Will be Discovered
9:30am
Sponsorship Showcase
9:45am
Refreshments and Networking
Track 1:
iOS
10:00am - Track A: iOS
Deep Dive: iOS Toolbox
Track 2:
Android
10:00am - Track B: Android
Deep Dive: Android Toolbox
11:00am - Birds of a Feather Roundtable Discussions
These BOF sessions will be led by speakers, but are meant to facilitate open discussion and debate. Feel free to participate in various roundtables throughout the hour.
Topic 1
Challenges & Solutions for Developing for the Enterprise
Topic 2
Opportunities in Building Cloud-Based Apps
Topic 3
Creating a Better User Experience with Location-Based Apps
Topic 4
Functional Programming in Swift
Engineering Director
Tack Mobile
Topic 5
Mobile Security
12:00pm
Networking Luncheon
Track 1:
iOS
1:00pm
Built to Engage: Tools for Graphics and Animation within iOS Apps
Track 2:
Android
1:00pm
Android Security Challenges & Solutions
Track 1:
iOS
1:45pm
Building Faster and More Powerful Apps with Swift
Track 2:
Android
1:45pm
Android Debugging Hacks
2:30pm
Networking & Refreshment Break
Track 1:
iOS
2:45pm
Built to Engage: Tools for Graphics and Animation within iOS Apps
Track 2:
Android
2:45pm
Android Security Challenges & Solutions
Track 1:
iOS
3:30pm
Debugging Apps in Xcode - Common Errors & How to Fix Them
CTO
WomenWhoCode
Track 2:
Android
3:30pm
User-Centric Design - Creating a Compelling User Experience on Any Android Device
4:15pm
Closing Keynote Case Study - Best Practices in App Profitiability - Monetizing Users
5:00pm - Networking Reception
Join us for drinks and appetizers!



Day 3: Thursday, February 5th, 2015

General Conference
8:00am
Workshop Registration and Breakfast
8:40am
Welcome and Introduction by Summit Producer Breanna Jacobs
8:45am
Opening Keynote: Marketing & Analytics For Success - Tracking App Performance
9:30am
Productivity & Mobile Development - Staying Efficient & Effective at Work
iOS Lead
Harry's Grooming
10:15am
Sponsorship Showcase
10:30am
Morning Networking Break & Refreshments
Track 3:
Design for Developers
10:45am
Deep Dive: Design Tools for Prototyping & Wireframing
Track 4:
Web Development
10:45am
Deep Dive: Web Development Tools (TBA)
Track 3:
Design for Developers
11:45am

As we approach the “mobile moment” where 50% of our traffic will be coming from mobile devices, we are preparing our web and mobile products to provide a seamless, intuitive and consistent user experience. This means considering the implementation of interactions across native mobile, mobile web, and desktop web. We want the interactions to be intuitive whether a user is using the platform with screen reader/voice, touch, mouse or keyboard. Similar controls should present users with similar interactions across the platforms and usage modes. Our horizontal UED team has been cataloging these experiences in our UI Pattern Library. This session will take a look at 3 patterns, demonstrate the functionality across platforms and usage modes and then look at the specifics of the code implementation.

At the end of this session, developers should be able to:

1. Identify interaction patterns that should be consistent across platforms.
2. Understand how users experience interactions using screen readers, touch, mouse and keyboard; and how to recognize a good, intuitive interaction.
3. Understand implementation specifics of a few different patterns to make them work well across platforms and modes – covering iOS UIKit elements, attributes and states; semantic markup; Javascript behaviors and ARIA roles.

Level
Beginner to Intermediate

Senior Manager, Web Development
LinkedIn
Track 4:
Web Development
11:45am

After you decide to build a mobile app, the next decision to make quickly becomes which platforms to build for. Somewhere along the way you may wonder about using a cross platform tool to gain efficiency, either because your development team’s expertise lends itself to a certain technology, or because you’d like to get some reuse across multiple platforms from the code your team writes.

It is not the case that using a cross platform tool will get you an extra platform “for free”. Nor is it necessarily the case that using a non-native cross platform solution will get you the quality your users are looking for. If you want to consider a cross platform solution, you need to make the choice with your eyes open. That’s where this talk comes in.

This talk will cover the major cross platform solutions available, contrast them to native development options, and go through an informative comparison of the features of each. These include Phonegap/Cordova, Titanium, Rubymotion, Xamarin. We’ll compare apps built with these technologies to native Android, iOS, and Windows apps. You’ll come away with a good view of the field, the trade-offs, and a good idea of how to make the right decision.

Engineering Director
Tack Mobile
12:15pm
Networking Lunch
Track 3:
Design for Developers
1:15pm
Implementing Usability Testing for Better Apps & Websites
Track 4:
Web Development
1:15pm

Learning rules, best practices, jsLints or jsHints do not help you to write faster JavaScript – you’ll forget them before you really learn them. It’s not about the rules somebody tells you to follow blindly, but rather paying attention to the way certain parts of the language work. You don’t need to be an expert to write faster JavaScript!

This talk will help you understand how you can write faster JavaScript array, loop, scope, event bubble, closure, DOM manipulation, and more.

Level
Intermediate

Senior Web Developer
Nielsen
Track 3:
Design for Developers
2:00pm
Typography & Color for Mobile Apps
Track 4:
Web Development
2:00pm
Key Elements for Mobile Website Success
2:45pm
Afternoon Networking Break
3:00pm
Closing Keynote: App Discovery & Acquisition - Helping the Right Users Find You
3:45pm
Summit Concludes


* This is our preliminary agenda and may be subject to change.

Venue

Holiday Inn Golden Gateway - Newly Remodeled!

The newly remodeled Holiday Inn Gate hotel in downtown San Francisco is centered between Nob Hill, Fisherman's Wharf, the Golden Gate Bridge and Pacific Heights - an oasis for corporate and leisure travelers offering the true San Francisco experience. Rooms offer outstanding city or bay views, and amenities include 24-hour business center and fitness center, guest laundry, dry-cleaning services, R-O-H Bar and Restaurant including room service starting at 5pm. Historic cable cars are located on California Street, just steps from the hotel, providing easy access to Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square, Embarcadero, Financial District and Chinatown.

Venue Details:

Holiday Inn Golden Gateway - Newly Remodeled!
1500 Van Ness Ave. San Francisco, CA 94109
(866) 272-7098

Discount Room Rates:

To make your reservation, call: (866) 272-7098
Room rate if reserved by Jan 3rd, 2015: $179.00.

We highly suggest securing your room as early as possible as they do sell out!

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How to Get to the Venue:

From SFO: By taxi: Approximately $60.
Driving directions: Click here.
By public transportation (BART & Muni): Click here.

If you need further assistance with the directions to the facility, please call (866) 272-7098.

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