Developing for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone 7 – learn what it takes!

The San Francisco Android User Group
Thu, 5 May 2011, 00:30 - 02:30 (Add to calendar) GMT
(Exact location not available) , San Francisco, US

Update: Date changed from April 26th (our regular meeting time) to May 4th.

This is slightly different than what we are used to... and you are going to like it :-)

We are joining forces with a number of local communities (Android, Java, PHP, .Net, iOS, etc.) to put together an event with three expert speakers showcasing what it takes to develop for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone 7.

This will be a perfect opportunity to check out the mobile landscape, whether you are just getting into mobile, or simply want to see what the "competition" is up to.

Here is the rough agenda for the evening:

5:30pm-6:15pm: Arrive and mingle (enjoy free food and drinks)
6:15pm-6:30pm: Annoucements
6:30pm-7:15pm: Marko Gargenta on Developing for Android
7:15pm-7:30pm: Break
7:30pm-8:15pm: Alain "Lino" Tadros on Developing for iOS
8:15pm-8:30pm: Break
8:30pm-9:15pm: Cliff Simpkins on Developing for WP7
9:15pm-9:30pm: Wrap-up and give-aways

You don't want to miss this one. In fact, invite your friends as well, if you want to get them excited about mobile! But hurry, as this event will sell out

Food, drinks, and give-aways are provided by our sponsors!

Please note that this event is hosted by Microsoft, at 835 Market Street (next to Westfield Mall). Thanks Bruno Terkaly!


About Marko Gargenta (Founder and CEO, Marakana):

Marko is the founder and CEO of Marakana, a San Francisco-based training company focusing on open-source software. As a developer of Marakana Android Training series, Marko has taught Android for companies such as Sony-Ericsson, Qualcomm, Ericsson Canada, and many others. Marko is a co-founder of San Francisco Android Users Group and regularly teaches Android Bootcamp at Marakana.
Marko is author of Learning Android book published by O'Reilly Media. This book is based on Android Bootcamp and incorporates best learning practices for new developers to start creating applications for this exciting open source mobile platform.
In 2006 Marko Gargenta published "PHP and MySQL By Example", a collection on PHP examples. The book was published by Prentice Hall, world's largest technology publisher and has been also translated to Spanish.
Marko Gargenta obtained his Bachelor of Mathematics Degree from University of Waterloo (Canada's MIT) and has been developing in Java since 1996. He lives in San Francisco, California. 


About Alain "Lino" Tadros (Chairman & CEO, Falafel Software):

Alain "Lino" Tadros is Chairman & CEO of Falafel Software, a Silicon Valley based company, with presence in Colorado and Texas, dedicated to providing world-class consulting, training, and software development for small, medium, and enterprise level businesses. Prior to founding Falafel, Lino was a member of the development team at Borland for Delphi and C++Builder. Mr. Tadros has been awarded Microsoft MVP status eight years in a row (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011) for his numerous contributions to the C# community and is an expert in .NET, LINQ, ASP.NET, COM, and Web Services. Tadros is an industry renowned speaker and has given numerous presentations on 5 different continents since 1994. He also currently sits on the Board of Directors of 4 Silicon Valley corporations.


About Cliff Simpkins (Sr. Product Manager):

Cliff Simpkins is a Sr. Product Manager for the developer experience on Windows Phone. He is responsible for managing the developer application platform, acting as the primary lens between marketing and the engineering/planning organizations.

Prior to his current role, Cliff was the product manager and planner for Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and Windows Workflow Foundation (WF), and also spent a few years in Microsoft's Developer Platform Evangelist organization managing Global ISV companies in the content management and search ecosystem. Prior to joining Microsoft, Cliff was a manager with Accenture, where he worked with governmental revenue departments across the US and abroad.

Cliff earned a bachelor's degree in Computer Science Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, with a focus on cognitive sciences and language learning. He is married with one toddler and one on the way.

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