mdevcon 2015

Mobile Developers Conference
Cesare Rocchi

Cesare Rocchi

(Studio Magnolia)
Keynote (March 6, Closing Keynote): Designing with Cognitive Science in mind 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.
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Mike Lee

(Appsterdam)
Keynote (March 6): The App Universe After The Big Bang Mike Lee is an American engineer living in Amsterdam. He has worked with some interesting and even historic project teams, including such titles and company names as Delicious Monster, Tap Tap Revenge, Appsterdam, Obama '08, Black Pixel, Lemurs Chemistry, and Apple. He is currently studying terraforming.
Stephen Barnes

Stephen Barnes

Session (March 6): Design 101 for Developers Stephen is an engineer, an artist, and many things in between. He is currently an iOS Developer, but he has previously worked on a number of things such as 3D, real-time training simulations, babysitting apps, retail apps, 84″ touchscreens Mac apps, and more. Along the way he has enjoyed writing shaders in GLSL for an OpenSceneGraph based graphics engine and building useful libraries such as RZTransitions for iOS view controller transitions. And best of all, he got to work with a whole lot of really smart people to teach him things along the way. When he isn’t working on mobile apps, he enjoys digital art, West Coast Swing dancing, and cheesy sci-fi books.
Laurent Doguin

Laurent Doguin

(Couchbase)
Tutorial (March 5): How to setup a real-time, automatic synchronization between a mobile device and a server Laurent is a Paris based Developer Advocate for Couchbase. He focuses on helping Java developers and the French community. He writes code in Java and blog posts in Markdown. Prior to joining Couchbase he was Nuxeo’s community liaison where he devoted his time helping the entire Nuxeo Community become more active and efficient.
Samuel Goodwin

Samuel Goodwin

(Roundwall Software)
Tutorial (March 5): Introduction to Swift Samuel has been developing software for Apple platforms since 2007. He has worked as a freelancer as well as developing in-house software for an NYC startup. He writes an app called Chainguard for iOS and helps clients and teams build iOS apps.
Tamir Dresher

Tamir Dresher

(CodeValue)
Session (March 6): Leveraging Dependency Injection(DI) for better software design in Universal Application Tamir Dresher is a Senior Consultant at CodeValue and a Software Engineering Lecturer at Ruppin Academic Center. Tamir is an expert in .NET Framework and Software Craftsmanship and is helping to small and large companies as well as open source projects. Tamir Has a MSC degree in Computer Science from the Interdisciplinary Center Herzeliya. Tamir Writes about his adventures in his blog www.tamirdresher.com.
Cate Huston

Cate Huston

(Accidentally in Code)
Session (March 6): iOS Testing: Beyond the Model Tutorial (March 5): iOS Testing: Beyond the Model Cate Huston is a developer and entrepreneur focused on mobile. She’s lived and worked in the UK, Australia, Canada, China and the United States, as an engineer at Google, an Extreme Blue intern at IBM, and a ski instructor. Cate speaks internationally on mobile development and her writing has been published on sites as varied as The Eloquent Woman, Lifehacker and Model View Culture. She blogs at Accidentally in Code and is @catehstn on Twitter.
Mathijs Kadijk

Mathijs Kadijk

(Q42)
Session (March 6): Taking Swift into production Mathijs is a software engineer at Q42 who loves developing for mobile devices since iPhone OS 3 and Eclair. He worked on projects like Gamma and the new (yet to be released) PostNL apps for iPhone aswel as the Android app. He loves new technology and embraced Swift as soon as it was announced. When Swift was about to become stable and the PostNL project started he vouched to use Swift as the language to develop it in. Now he is eager to share his learnings.
Rajen Kishna

Rajen Kishna

(Microsoft)
Session (March 6): A mobile back-end for iOS, Android and Windows with Azure Mobile Services Tutorial (March 5): Building cross-platform mobile apps using Visual Studio, C# and Xamarin Rajen Kishna is an application development enthusiast who currently works at Microsoft in the Developer Experience & Evangelism division as a Technical Evangelist, focusing on helping developers and customers build successful cloud and mobile solutions on the Microsoft platform. He has been involved with Microsoft’s current mobile first, cloud first 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.
Corinne Krych

Corinne Krych & Erik Jan de Wit

(Red Hat)
Session (March 6): OAuth2 / Open ID Connect for native apps and beyond Corinne Krych has been a developer for over 15 years ("when you like it you don't really count") and never goes too far from coding. Polyglot by heart (going beyond the JVM) and addicted to clean code, she likes to share and exchange ideas in user groups or conferences. These days mobile is her playground, AeroGear her open source family and iOS her platform by heart. Erik Jan de Wit is Senior Engineer at JBoss by Red Hat and responsible for mobile development. Erik Jan created mobile games that used cordova and now uses that know how to support cordova for AeroGear.
Paul Lammertsma

Paul Lammertsma

(Pixplicity)
Session (March 6): Wear's the Party Paul found his way into mobile technologies through mobile device interaction and his need to scratch an itch for entrepreneurship. Co-founding Pixplicity in 2011, Paul has helped grow the company into a familiar name between Dutch app builders, with brands such as De Telegraaf, Consumentenbond and Mercedes-Benz. His passion for Android has always compelled him to keep up with the latest developments and share knowledge by contributing into the open-source and co-organizing GDG The Dutch Android User Group. He can frequently be seen giving 'as-technical-as-technically-possible' tech talks & workshops at conferences across the globe.
Jeroen Leenarts

Jeroen Leenarts

(Xebia)
Session (March 6): See the time on your wrist! Within Xebia Software Development, Jeroen is one of the core members of the mobile team. Spending time on building great applications, spreading knowledge by giving talks and actively participating in various user groups.
Eric Cattoir

Eric Cattoir

(IBM)
Session (March 6): Rapid Prototyping of Innovative IoT Solutions Using Node.js, Node-RED and Bluemix During a 20 year career at IBM Eric was involved with many customer projects of various sizes. He has a long experience in all kind of development related technologies, ranging from Mainframe environments till mobile and internet of things. He has been involved in aspects of modernizing existing environments as well as in implementing new technologies. Eric has experience both with deep down development, but also with methodology, architecture and change consultancy. Currently, he is a consultant within the IBM Cloud practice.
Jonathan Lipps

Jonathan Lipps

(Sauce Labs)
Session (March 6): Appium: Mobile Automation Made Awesome Tutorial (March 5): Appium: Mobile Automation Made Awesome Jonathan Lipps has been making things out of code as long as he can remember. He currently works as Director of Engineering (Ecosystem) at Sauce Labs, leading a team of open source developers to improve the web and mobile testing ecosystem. Jonathan is the architect and project lead for Appium, the open-source, cross-platform mobile automation framework. He has worked as a programmer in tech startups for over a decade, but is also passionate about academic discussion. Jonathan has master's degrees in philosophy and linguistics, from Stanford and Oxford respectively. Living in San Francisco, he's an avid rock climber, yogi, musician, and writer on topics he considers vital, like the relationship of technology to what it means to be human.
Christos Matskas

Christos Matskas

(SoftwareLounge)
Session (March 6): Universal apps for Windows – application development done right Christos Matskas has been working as a software developer professionally for the last 11 years. He is the founder and CEO of SoftwareLounge, a software consultancy firm, and co-founder of TowzieTyke an apps development powerhouse. His portfolio includes collaborations with some great companies such as MarkIT, Lockheed Martin and Barclays. Over the years he had the opportunity to work on a numerous exciting projects from mobile apps to data crunching back-end solutions. His blog is full with useful tutorials,tips and tricks and reviews about software development and tools. Christos also contributes to Open Source and is a regular speaker at conferences and user groups talking about .NET, the Cloud and software development in general.
Tim Messerschmidt

Tim Messerschmidt

(Braintree)
Session (March 6): Death to Passwords As a long time mobile and web developer, Tim channels his knowledge and experience as Braintree's Head of Developer Relation. He is passionate about startups and served as mentor at multiple incubators and accelerators. Prior to joining PayPal, Tim worked with Neofonie Mobile and Samsung focusing on several mobile projects. In his spare time, he leads and creates training classes in all sorts of developer-oriented topics, contributes to Open Source projects and is one of the authors of the Mobile Developer’s Guide to the Galaxy. In addition, he authored numerous articles published in print magazines.
Carlos Mota

Carlos Mota

(WIT Software)
Session (March 6): Developing for TV Carlos is a strong believer that the answer to life, the universe and everything is 42. He has been developing mobile applications for 4 years now. He met Android during his master thesis at the University of Coimbra, Portugal - it was a rough start (although way better than Java ME); Cupcake was still in an early stage but since then we’ve come a long way and it is now a breeze developing for Lollipop - with an extraordinary new (material) design. Working at WIT Software he has been developing several applications - first on the energy consumption field - where he's developed an energy monitoring and control application for Android devices and for the past two and an half years he has been developing RCSe applications (messaging, VoIP, etc. services) both for the Android and iOS platforms.
Karl-Henrik Nilsson

Karl-Henrik Nilsson

(Sogeti)
Session (March 6): Hacking your doorbell Karl-Henrik is an experienced developer that has written code for anything from cellular network base stations to websites. He runs the local Microsoft competence network at Sogeti and spend a somewhat obsessive amount of his free time building smarter devices.
Ben Scheirman

Ben Scheirman

Session (March 6): Modern iOS Networking with iOS8 and Swift Ben Scheirman is an experienced software developer from Houston, Texas. He spends most of his days writing Objective-C and Swift for iOS and Ruby on the server. He has spent a lot of time working with and consuming APIs. With that, comes a lot of hard-earned knowledge about best practices, things that worked well, and things that didn’t. Ben has been developing software for over 15 years, iPhone since 2008. He is also the founder of NSScreencast, a weekly screencast series on iOS development.
Ben Sykes

Ben Sykes

(Independent Consultant)
Tutorial (March 6): Innovation Games - Solving The Problems Of The Future Ben Sykes is a dev / design hybrid with a focus on interaction (IxD), user experience (UX) and behavior design. He has always had a strong desire to tell stories, and started out in Hollywood working in TV & film on such projects as Melrose Place, American Beauty, and Murder In The First. Ben has worked with Microsoft, where he led multiple UX initiatives; Cisco where he managed and built the Irish UX team and helped integrate WebEx / CUPC; and Google where he was a lead designer on the AdWords team and was instrumental in the creation of multiple features such as the DisplayTargeting Tab, Alerts, and Google Help. He then went on to lead the design of the big data visualization of self-service dashboards backed by the Google Data Warehouse. Ben currently serves as a User Experience Design Advisor to multiple start-ups and has been designing & facilitating the curriculum for the Apprentice Program and Job Search Standup for General Assembly’s UX Design Immersive students as well as teaching Interaction Design at San Francisco State University.
Michele Titolo

Michele Titolo

(Reddit)
Session (March 6): More Than `po`: Debugging in LLDB Michele Titolo is the iOS Lead at reddit. She has shipped over a dozen apps to the Apple AppStore, and designed and implemented APIs for a number of them. She enjoys debugging, refactoring, and finding elegant solutions to difficult problems. Outside of work, she is a Core Team member of CocoaPods, CTO of Women Who Code, and is an avid Doctor Who fan.
Marin Todorov

Marin Todorov

(Independent Consultant)
Session (March 6): iOS Animations with Auto Layout "Marin Todorov is an independent iOS consultant and publisher with complimentary background in server and desktop development. He started developing on an Apple ][ more than 20 years ago and keeps rocking till today. Meanwhile he has worked in great companies like Monster Technologies and Native Instruments, has lived in 4 different countries, and (more recently) is one the founding memebers of the raywenderlich.com tutorial team. Besides crafting code, Marin also enjoys blogging, writing books, teaching and training others, and speaking at mobile conferences. He sometimes open sources his code. He walked the way to Santiago.
Hugo Visser

Hugo Visser

(Little Robots)
Session (March 6): Connecting the Bean: the bumpy road of Bluetooth Low Energy on Android Hugo has over 15 years of experience as a software engineer, ranging from server side to desktop and from web to mobile. Since the original announcement he closely follows the developments of the Android platform which resulted in his first app in 2009, Rainy Days, which has since been downloaded nearly 1.000.000 times worldwide. He runs his own company Little Robots that focuses on apps and other clever uses of the Android platform. Hugo is also an organiser of The Dutch Android User Group, where Android professionals can meet and share knowledge with each other during monthly meetings.
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