MOBILE CAMP LOS ANGELES"On October 18, 2012 we are mobilizing L.A's Tech Community"
Mobile Camp Speakers
Daniel is a Senior Microsoft Developer Evangelist responsible for the Windows 8 Mobile platform including phones and tablets. He is a developer, business owner, evangeilst, and speake specializing in programming .Net, HTML, HTML5, and Windows Phone.
Learn more about Windows Mobile development from http://devunleashed.com
Erik is an HTML5 Application Development Consultant for Research in Motion. He is well-versed in WebGL, gaming, and the BlackBerry Web Works SDK.
A graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, ON. Erik spends his spare time exploring web technologies such as WebGL, Cocos2d-HTML5, and jQuery. He also enjoys fishing, playing volleyball, or enjoying bacon.
A Microsoft Developer Evangelist, Alice speaks at Windows 8 & HTML5 camps and at .NET and PHP user groups.
Alice grew up in Louisiana and attended Stanford (B.S. Electrical Engineering /Software). She received her M.S. in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business.
She likes traveling, discovering eateries, rock climbing, & learning new tricks in aerial silk & trapeze. http://alicepang.com
Senoir experience director, Yahoo! Amit is a multi-disciplinary designer, programmer and artist producing public and private works for corporations, consumer brands, collectors and non-profit organizations. He has spent his career designing and programming in the digital space; pioneering new ways design and programming create a better user experience. He has been involved with such visionary companies as Adobe, Dreamworks, Philips & TBWA.
Giang Biscan is a serial entrepreneur and a super connector that empowers early-staged tech entrepreneurs, helping startups with business strategy and fund raising from angel investors and VCs. She is the current founder of TheStartupAngel.com and Mixergy.com.
She has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Newcastle in Australia, and an MBA from UCLA. Twitter: @giangbiscan.
Renaun Erickson is a Game Developer Evangelist at Adobe Systems. He has worked on projects using technologies including ActionScript, HTML, Flex, AIR, video, audio, logging, SIP/VoIP, casual games & mobile. When he's not programming, Renaun enjoys playing games, the outdoors, archeology, driving a Jeep, & spending time with his family.
Renaun is experienced in Adobe Flash Builder, Project Monocle, Adobe Flash Professional. He can be found at his blog http://renaun.com/blog.
Prashant Sridharan is a Developer Advocate at Facebook, where he helps developers around the world learn how to build great apps using the Facebook platform. Prior to Facebook, Prashant was the Director of Marketing for Amazon Web Services, the chief PM for Microsoft Visual Studio, and at various startups, and a software developer at Sun Microsystems. He is well past the "yucky" phase with Objective C and LOVES to build iOS apps, adores Ruby on Rails, and spends every moment of his free time snowboarding.
Peter van der Linden is a Sr. Application Developer Evangelist and has mobile has worked on mobile phone software since the days when cell phones were used to make voice calls.
Peter is the author of several award-winning books on programming in Java and in C. He is the creator of several software patents. Immersion provides software for haptic (touch and vibration) effects on mobile phones.
Richard Balsewich is an Enterprise Mobility Architect at Research In Motion. He provides guidance and technical architecture expertise to some of the largest companies and agencies in North America. Prior to RIM, Mr. Balsewich was a consultant for Eighteen Twenty Consulting assisting the U.S. government and the private sector to deliver mission critical business systems . Mr. Balsewich has 6+ years of experience in mobility and 12+ years of enterprise software development experience.
Max Katz, Head of Community and Developer Relations for Tiggzi ( http://tiggzi.com), a cloud-based HTML5, jQuery Mobile and PhoneGap mobile app builder. He loves trying out new and cool REST API's in mobile apps. You can find out what Max is up to on his blog: http://mkblog.exadel.com and Twitter: @maxkatz.
Sidney Maestre Platform Evangelist Sidney is eating, sleeping and breathing all things mobile as StackMob’s Platform Evangelist. Prior to joining StackMob, Sidney immersed himself in the world of payments as the primary Developer Evangelist for PayPal.
He spent the last two years working with jQuery to build mobile apps and sharing his knowledge with others.
Grant Viklund is a 16 year veteran of the entertainment industry working on such films as Titanic, The Fifth Element, Kungu-Fu Panda 2 and The Simpsons Movie. Grant is a graduate of Emerson College and entered the industry during the beginning of the digital revolution. He is now a principal and CEO of backCODE, a Web & Unity development studio located in Pasadena, CA focused on SaaS, Serious Games and Entertainment projects.
Chris has over 15 years experience developing a wide range of prototypes for a variety of clients. Working with the full spectrum of the Flash Platform from mobile devices to web/desktop and HTML5 Mobile Apps through PhoneGap.
He is also the manager of the San Diego Flash User Group and the Flash Catalyst Community Lead for Adobe Systems, Inc, as well as an Adobe Community Professional. Chris is a Staff Engineer in the User Experience group at Qualcomm.
David Mollison our Creative Director is responsible for Cuturia's brand and business plan, he designed the front end and UI for the app, built the team, the website and the PR relationships we now have. David is an extremely talented creative and used to work at Chiat Day where he won pitches and created several notable campaigns as well as a few apps.
David is experienced in jQuery + Mobile, CSS, HTML, and UI and design. I code in a text editor and create images in photoshop or CSS.
Scott’s 16-year career spans traditional print, web, mobile and emerging technologies. As the Chief Experience Officer for a professional services firm he co-founded in 2005, he was a pioneer in the art of rapid visualization. Scott's user experience design process has proven the test of time across varying methodologies & industries.
Scott is currently an executive advisor and freelance consultant. When not working he can be found mentoring start-ups, surfing, paddle boarding, motoring the twisties and traveling.
Sérgio has been working on web technologies since 1999 mainly in the area of e-commerce. He oversaw the early R&D for the Realtime technology and was involved on the initial prototypes for xRTML and PowerMarketing. Sérgio is very passionate about real time and the possibilities it provides to both companies and developers and believes it will change the way we use the internet. New and exciting opportunities are now in reach of developers and he couldn't be happier to be one of the people involved in it from the beginning.
Michael Macadaan is the UX & Design Partner at Science Studio in Santa Monica where he and his UX team design products. Prior to Science, he was the VP of User Experience and Design for Myspace. In this role, Mike was at the forefront of developing contextually appropriate methods towards attracting and developing top talent, user research, interface standards and improving the product experience. This served as the foundation for moving the offering from the legacy social network to a social entertainment destination.
Sean is VP of Production for Mobile Deluxe, a Santa Monica based game developer/publisher. A 7-year mobile veteran from the Brew/J2ME days, Sean has helped guide the studio from traditional Pay-per-Download, carrier-centric model of the 2000's to the Free-to-Download, App era of now.
Sean is currently batting .600 in his 2012 Mobile Predictions: http://www.mobiledeluxe.com/blog-post/5-mobiletech-predictions-for-2012/
Joshua Musselwhite is a fulltime freelance Android developer and software architect who has developed for E!, CBS, Warner Bros., Ebay, Arnold Schwarzenegger and more.
Between Android, Flash, Flex, and PHP, he has over 10 years experience developing rich-internet applications, interactive content and games.
Jorge Garifuna, founder and developer at mobile software company Garisoft.com, has 15 years of industry experience. His portfolio of technologies includes but are not limited to various programming languages, Web 2.0, a diverse number of Frameworks, countless of databases and mobile for popular platforms such as IOS, Android and BlackBerry.
Jod Kaftan is the Experience Design Director at BLITZ Agency in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to BLITZ, Jod worked at The Los Angeles Times, Schematic, Razorfish, Citysearch and AOL. In addition to being the Design Director at BLITZ, he is also a writer. And, as a writer, Jod has been published in Rolling Stone, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, New York Magazine, This American Life and UX Booth.
I had my first experience with game design in the StarCraft map editor in 1998 and I've been hooked ever since. I enjoy helping create the kinds of experiences that I have enjoyed since my childhood. Meaningful, creative ventures are my passion. That is precisely my role at backCODE. As a software developer, I am involved in a number of traditional serious game projects.
Dan has been in the games industry since he was 15, when his fighting game skills landed him advisory gigs at well known European games magazines CVG, Maximum. Following that, he became one of the youngest producers at SCEE aged 17 & was in/out of development and consulting from there. Now he continues to consult others and develop his own games. Most recent contributions include award-winning puzzle game "Trixel" SXSW game design award finalist-Unconcerned, consulting Oddworld's HD remakes& an unannounced title for a big comic brand.
Bruce Keiser, Founder and CEO Valleywood Media Inc. is a Silicon Valley native, serial entrepreneur and investor. As a pioneer of Web 1.0 freemium, social media & internet advertising business models, he now applies his 25 years of business experience and vision with mobile, social and big data tools to enhance the way people interact with content, technology and each other. Valleywood Media Inc. bridges the chasm between Silicon Valley & Hollywood, enabling innovation and evolution to occur for the benefit of both consumers and businesses.
Dan Brazelton, with over 20 years experience in digital media, Dan has surfed through several major revolutions in new media. His success is founded in a passion for motion pictures, photography and storytelling. Now, as CEO of Tall Chair Inc. he is driving technology and innovation to create new kinds of experiences on mobile devices.
Dan currently leads the Tall Chair team in the creation of the most advanced mobile transmedia development tool available, The Active Reader.
Andrew Trapani, Producer and Co-Founder Nine/8 Entertainment is currently developing a diverse slate of film and television projects to follow his most recent successes. Trapani is best known for developing and producing the hit feature film The Haunting in Connecticut for Lionsgate. ‘Haunting’ opened as the #2 film in the U.S. and is amongst the top ten grossing films in Lionsgate history.
Other recent releases include: WB/Cartoon Network Scooby Doo! The Mystery Begins (aired 9-2009 to highest ratings in network’s history) and the follow up, Scooby Doo: Curse of the Lake Monster.
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