mdevcon 2014

Mobile Developers Conference
Rob Rhyne

Rob Rhyne

(MartianCraft)
Keynote (March 8, Opening Keynote): Make Them Care! Rob Rhyne is a developer, designer and writer. He's the CEO and owner of MartianCraft along with Jeff LaMarche. MartianCraft is a highly sought-after software development studio for discerning clients such as Apple, NewsCorp, the NYTimes, Lytro and IBM. Additionally, he has designed and built several apps, including Briefs and Pris.
Saul Mora

Saul Mora

(MagicalPanda)
Keynote (March 8, Closing Keynote): What's the Next Big Thing for Mobile? Saul is an independent iOS and Mac developer for MagicalPanda. He is the original author of MagicalRecord , a popular open source library helping to make sense of the Core Data framework. Saul produces the popular podcast for iOS, Mac and Cocoa developers, NSBrief. He also heads up the Denver Cocoaheads chapter and co-organizes iOSDevCamp Colorado, a semi-annual day of knowledge sharing and networking with Colorado's iOS developer community. And, occasionally Saul has fun teaching young kids programming at a neighborhood elementary school. Saul has also been known to spontaneously give talks at a certain conference you might have heard of....
Ash Furrow

Ash Furrow

Session (March 8): Introduction to ReactiveCocoa Ash Furrow is a Canadian iOS developer and author. He has published four books, many apps, and is a contributor to the open source community.
Maciej Górski

Maciej Górski

(EL Passion)
Tutorial (March 7): Google Maps on Android Maciej is a passionate developer, but also a conference wanderer - during the last year, he spent more time listening (and sometimes speaking) to people during various conferences and meetups on topics mostly related to mobile and Java Eee, than sitting and coding behind his desk. For a couple of months now he is in love with the new Android API for maps, which resulted in the birth of a small library called Android Maps Extensions. When he's not programming, Maciej avoids computers and prefers to bike.
Akhilesh Gupta

Akhilesh Gupta

(LinkedIn)
Session (March 8): Lightning fast mobile development at scale Akhilesh has been leading the server team for LinkedIn Mobile (iOS, Android, Touch) for the past two years. He is responsible for designing and implementing a lot of the server side architecture for the LinkedIn mobile apps.
Kendall Helmstetter Gelner

Kendall Helmstetter Gelner

(KiGi Software)
Session (March 8): Xcode 5 and the Wonderful World of Plugins Tutorial (March 7): Advanced Debugging with Xcode 5 Kendall has been a professional software developer for over two decades, dabbling in Mac development for a number of years before moving to iPhone development full time with the release of the iPhone SDK in 2006. He has worked on a number of independent projects including work on iPhone consulting projects through mobile application companies like Double Encore & Push IO. In the process of building applications for clients he has made use of almost every framework in the iPhone SDK and built a wide range of fantastic applications. Kendall has also appeared at a number of indie iPhone conferences in the U.S. and internationally (including a conference in Amsterdam!) to speak about iOS development techniques and tools.
Rajen Kishna

Rajen Kishna

(Microsoft)
Session (March 8): Windows Phone App Development Rajen Kishna is an application development enthusiast who currently works for Microsoft in the Developer Platform Evangelism division as a Technical Evangelist, focusing on helping developers and customers build successful solutions on the Microsoft application platform. He has been involved with Microsoft's current modern app strategy for a number of years, helping developers and customers be successful on the Windows platform. Innovation in technology is one of his main drivers to help all audiences get the most out of Microsoft development technologies in their solutions.
Adrian Kosmaczewski

Adrian Kosmaczewski

(Trifork)
Session (March 8): Grundfos GO remote Adrian Kosmaczewski is a software developer, trainer and book author. He has shipped mobile, web and desktop apps for iOS, Android, Mac OS X, Windows and Linux since 1996. Adrian is the author of "Mobile JavaScript Application Development" and "Sencha Touch 2 Up and Running", both published by O'Reilly. Adrian has studied physics in Switzerland, economics in Buenos Aires, and holds a Master in Information Technology with a specialization in Software Engineering from the University of Liverpool.
Graham Lee

Graham Lee

(Big Nerd Ranch)
Session (March 8): Inside-out Apps Graham Lee is a software engineer and instructor at the Big Nerd Ranch. This is just a thin front for his real mission: to meet lots of interesting people, learn loads of stuff from them and tell it to anyone who’ll listen. You'll find him on twitter and app.net as @secboffin.
Josh Leibsly

Josh Leibsly

(Raizlabs)
Session (March 8): Intro to EEG data - controlling apps with your brain Josh has been developing apps since the first iOS SDK was released. After doing independent consulting for several years, he graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor's in Computer Science. Currently, he is an iOS developer at Raizlabs. He has worked on projects for the following companies: Rue La La, B&H Photo, Care.com, Intuit, Ovia Pregnancy, and several others.
Peter Leijten

Peter Leijten

(IBM)
Session (March 8): IBM MobileFirst: put your business in motion Peter graduated in 2008 from the technical university in Eindhoven. He then worked for over a year as a software developer before joining IBM as an IT Specialist. In his current role, he assists clients in how software can be optimally deployed to achieve the most value. He specializes in BPM, Decision Management and Mobile.
Daniel Lew

Daniel Lew

Session (March 8): I Can Animate and So Can You Daniel has been an Android developer for over four years. He started with Mobiata, working on paid and free travel applications like FlightTrack and FlightBoard. Mobiata was later acquired by Expedia, where he went on to lead a team of Android developers to create one of the best mobile booking apps on Android. Both Mobiata and Expedia apps have been regularly featured in the Play Store and have millions of downloads. In his spare time he has also developed a number of side projects applications, including Rage Faces, in his own words: "a silly app which has somehow gathered over 500k downloads".
Donna Lichaw

Donna Lichaw

(Greatnorthelectric)
Session (March 8): Resistance is Futile: Google Glass and the Augmented Reality Cyborg Workforce of the Future Tutorial (March 7): Mobile Prototyping Donna Lichaw is a product management and user experience advisor, consultant, speaker, and educator. She specializes in mobile, tablet, responsive web, and mobile first product strategy and design. She helps teams and businesses increase efficiency, speed to market, and creativity by incorporating agile, lean, and design thinking methodologies into their workflows. Donna has worked with a variety of businesses around the world, from startups to established Fortune 500 companies, such as Seamless, Citi, Bloomberg, Parsons, Apartment Therapy, Martha Stewart, and Nerve.com.
Tim Lytle

Tim Lytle

(Nexmo)
Session (March 8): Solving Real-World Problems With SMS Tim is a developer evangelist for Nexmo, as well as a contract developer specializing in API integration / development. He's built applications utilizing numerous APIs, and developed custom internal APIs consumed by mobile developers. Most of the time you can find him on twitter as @tjlytle.
Matthew Morey

Matthew Morey

(ChaiOne)
Session (March 8): High Performance Core Data Tutorial (March 7): Core Data for iOS and OS X Matthew Morey is an engineer, programmer, hacker, creator, and tinkerer. As an active member of the Houston iOS community and a Senior Developer at ChaiOne he has led numerous successful mobile projects. He’s the creator of the iOS app Buoy Explorer, a marine conditions app for water sports enthusiast. When not developing apps he enjoys traveling, snowboarding, and surfing. He blogs about technology and business at matthewmorey.com.
Ron Munitz

Ron Munitz

(Nubo)
Session (March 8): The Ultimate Android Security Checklist Ron is an Entrepreneur and a software development consultant, with a long history developing performance and safety critical software, leading development groups and training Android application and platform developers. He is a regular speaker at Android conferences and has won the first place in the DroidCon London 2013 democamp, presenting his company Nubo. Other than that, he just enjoys developing, teaching (he teaches an academic course on Android Internals in Afeka's college of Engineering) and most of all – thinking.
Taylor Perkins

Taylor Perkins

(Rdio)
Session (March 8): Delivering Audio on Android I have been working with Android for over 5 years. I was introduced to Android while completing my EE degree at Tufts University in Medford, MA. I originally started working on Android in a startup I co-founded in 2007, and after various other gigs I'm now a full-time employee working at Rdio focusing primarily on the Android platform.
Chris Risner

Chris Risner

(Microsoft)
Tutorial (March 7): Going Mobile with the Cloud - Hands-on learning Chris Risner is a Windows Azure Technical Evangelist at Microsoft. There he is focused on connecting Windows Azure with mobile apps. He has been working with iOS and Android development for the past several years. Before working in mobile development, Chris worked on many large scale enterprise applications in Java and .NET. Chis is a constant learner who loves technology of all flavors and has a vast amount of experience in iOS, Android, Smart Clients, Asp.Net MVC, C#, Java, and Objective C. You can find out more about Chris at chrisrisner.com and twitter.com/chrisrisner.
Cesare Rocchi

Cesare Rocchi

(Studio Magnolia)
Tutorial (March 7): Catch It While You Can Cesare Rocchi is a speaker, writer, UX designer and developer specializing in web and mobile applications. He began working on interactive applications while he was a researcher in the academia. He runs Studio Magnolia, an interactive studio that creates compelling web and mobile applications. You can find him on Twitter (@_funkyboy). When off duty he enjoys snowboard and beach tennis.
Fabio & Orta

Orta Therox & Fabio Pelosin

(CocoaPods)
Session (March 8): CocoaPods - The Road To 1.0 Orta is an iOS developer at Artsy, making it easy to experience and buy works from some of the biggest Art galleries in the world. He also is design dictator at CocoaPods, creator of CocoaDocs and tries to keep peace between the 1500+ commiters in the CocoaPods Specs repo. Fabio Pelosin is an indie Objective-C developer. When people think of CocoaPods, they often think of Eloy Duran. But like how magicians works in pairs so do great OSS developers, and Fabio is the Teller to Eloy's Penn. Fabio has taken CocoaPods to the next level, applying his business management studies to the cacophony of a large community; while keeping the community focussed on the loving spirit of the OSS world.
Wouter van den Broek

Wouter van den Broek

(wbroek)
Session (March 8): Getting Started With Android Studio Wouter (@wbroek on Twitter) has been a passionate mobile developer since sms services were at their peak in 2005 and a mobile entrepreneur. Before he was an web developer (something he states is very useful in mobile). Wouter has his own business and works for small and big clients on different iOS, Android and Blackberry projects. He is an allround developer who believes that everything is either possible or should be made possible.
Jerome van der Linden

Jerome van der Linden

(OCTO Technology)
Session (March 8): My Android is not an iPhone like others Jérôme Van Der Linden has worked with OCTO Technology for 7 years, and has constantly promoted Android since the very beginning. He's on a quest for the holy grail of quality, having worked mostly on delivering and auditing applications for Java/J2EE. He's a software designer with a passion for Android. Author of android-holo-colors.com and co-author of android quality tools, its purpose: develop high quality applications.
Hannes Verlinde

Hannes Verlinde

(In the Pocket)
Session (March 8): Building an iBeacon killer app Hannes is a senior mobile developer working for Belgium's largest mobile agency, where they are working on some exciting and ambitious real-life projects incorporating iBeacon technology. Hannes has been writing code professionally for almost a decade and has worked for software companies active in Packaging, Marketing and Mobile. He prefers working on iOS products, but has a background of Mac OS X and .NET development as well. When off duty he enjoys running and entertaining his two children.
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