Mobile traffic on the web is exploding. Are you ready? ASP.NET MVC 4 includes new mobile-friendly templates, a focus on responsive design as well as dedicated mobile templates that leverage jQuery and jQuery mobile.
Scott Hanselman will show you what you can do today and tomorrow to make your site friendly on a mobile device. When should your mobile site become a mobile application? Should you use CSS3 media queries, or go “all in” and use jQuery mobile or another mobile framework?
Scott Hanselman work's out of his home office for Microsoft as a Principal Program Manager, aiming to spread good information about developing software, usually on the Microsoft stack. Before this he was the Chief Architect at Corillian Corporation, now a part of Checkfree, for 6+ years. He was also involved in a few Microsoft Developer things for many years like the MVP and RD programs and he'll speak about computers (and other passions) whenever someone will listen.
Before Corillian and Microsoft he worked as a Principal Consultant at a local Microsoft Solution Provider called STEP Technology, speaking, writing, consulting, and very much not getting rich during Web 1.0. Even earlier, he worked at a Car Parts Data Warehouse called Chrome Data, and before that he had a small company that specialised in internationalisation and thunking. He's also been an Adjunct Professor at OIT, teaching C#. On the side, he created the first PalmPilot Diabetes Management System in 1998 and sold it to a healthcare company five years later. It's now in limbo, but he's trying to get it released as Open Source.
What else would you like to know?
He's an early adopter, it seems. He ran Tweak Computer Support BBS, with some success, a very long time ago. He was a FidoNet node. He has nice teeth and loves cheese amongst other things. He likes Tools, and he's co-written some books. He's diabetic. He likes studying Amharic and Zulu/Ndebele and listening to African Music as well as other more diverse music. He knows Black Hair and can both braid and cornrow. He has a podcast. He hacks on hardware and waste time. He does Open Source. He has a large forefive-head. He is good at Excel and keeps his résumé mostly up-to-date for no reason. He and his wife speak Sign Language to his son and his wife speaks Ndebele. He has a great family and has had great teachers and a fantastic wedding with a great Cake Topper. He doesn't sleep too much. He writes a lot. He's trying to raise $50,000 for Diabetes research.
The talk will take place at the Radisson Blu Hotel at the intersection of The Royal Mile and North Bridge.
18:00 Doors open
18:35 Scott Hanselman