Schedule: Development sessions

At the end of the day, a web application has to be able to handle mobile users, 10+ browser versions, and an API. Early decisions about architecture and tools can often prevent headaches down the road. In this track we examine the latest platforms, architectures, and tools being used across some of the largest websites of the day. This track emphasizes things that you can use now, with an eye to the future.

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Location: New York West
David Kaneda (Sencha)
Average rating: ***..
(3.94, 16 ratings)
Mobile application developers are facing a major challenge as mobile devices, especially smartphones and tablets, gain popularity as the platform of choice for enterprise users and consumers. This session will focus on how the latest web standards can be used to develop rich internet applications that deliver a native-like user experience across mobile platforms and browsers. Read more.
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Location: New York West
Matt Sweeney (Yahoo!)
Average rating: ***..
(3.39, 18 ratings)
For many developers, the modern web site has evolved into something more like an application, requiring more specialized tools to measure performance. This session will provide an overview of some of these tools. You will learn how to profile the loading and running of a web page in various browsers, identify performance bottlenecks, and examine ways to optimize the overall user experience. Read more.
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Location: New York West
Kevin Weil (Twitter, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.87, 15 ratings)
In this talk we'll discuss tools like Hadoop and Pig that let you do large-scale data crunching in parallel. We will focus on platform-specific examples, as well as best practices gleaned from working with Twitter data over the last 12 months. Read more.
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Location: New York West
Moderated by:
Dion Almaer (Set Direction)
Panelists:
Douglas Crockford (Yahoo! Inc.), Brendan Eich (Mozilla), Ben Galbraith (Walmart.com), Alex Russell (Google), Håkon Wium Lie (Opera Software)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 27 ratings)
As browsers become the most important piece of software you will use, what can consumers and developers expect to be in the next generation of browsers. What will the top browser makers think of next and how will it be implemented? The panel will have the top movers and shakers of the browser industry who will butt heads to predict the future. Read more.
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Location: New York West
Justin Day (Blip.tv)
Average rating: **...
(2.71, 14 ratings)
In May Google introduced WebM and VP8, a new open-source video container and codec, to the world. These represent a significant step forward for the open-source video movement. In this session we'll discuss why WebM is important, compare it to other commercial solutions like MPEG-4 and h.264, and discuss viability, adoption and the challenges therein. Read more.
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Location: New York West
Jonathan Stark (Jonathan Stark Consulting)
Average rating: ***..
(3.64, 14 ratings)
Do you think supporting IE6 is a pain? Multiply that discomfort by a hundred and you have the mobile web. In this session, web designers and developers will gain the tools and information they need to define a sustainable mobile strategy. Join Jonathan for a discussion of the good, the bad, and the ugly of today's mobile browser environment. Read more.
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Location: New York West
Jesper Andersen (Bloom Studios)
Average rating: **...
(2.50, 8 ratings)
Traditional statistical approaches assume a single objective result and an authoritative data set exist. These assumptions lead to static and generic analytics. Learn how to take advantage of diverse data using statistics techniques that allow you to aggregate simple models using disparate data and carefully blend the result to better model subjective behaviors like recommendations and pricing.
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Location: New York West
Tom Hughes-Croucher (Change.org)
Average rating: ****.
(4.35, 17 ratings)
JavaScript is the programming language of the web. Its is making a comeback with Node.js a highly concurrent server based on V8, the JavaScript engine from the Chrome browser. This session will explore how Node.js work, and how you can use it to develop with JavaScript that runs on both the client and the server. This session will show how to apply existing JavaScript skills on the server. Read more.
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Location: New York West
Eben Hewitt (Author)
Average rating: ***..
(3.17, 12 ratings)
How are popular Web 2.0 sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Digg and Mahalo—handling huge traffic volumes? Part of the answer is NoSQL (Not Only SQL), using non-relational databases like Apache Cassandra. Learn about existing options for this emerging technology, and find out how you can start using NoSQL today to support your growing Web 2.0 application. Read more.
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Location: New York West
Derek Smith (SimpleGeo)
Average rating: ***..
(3.12, 8 ratings)
Having a compass and camera built into smart phones opens up possibilities for augmented reality (AR). Programmers now know more than just location; by also knowing which direction the phone is facing, you can overlay objects on users’ view of the world. This session will look at AR development on the iPhone and Android platforms. Read more.
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Location: New York West
Matt Riley (Scribd)
Average rating: ***..
(3.43, 14 ratings)
The Facebook Platform allows startups and big businesses to build rich social experiences for their users. If done correctly, this platform can increase engagement across the board. However, many sites miss out on this huge opportunity by simply integrating the Facebook Connect button and calling it a day. Read more.
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Location: New York West
Brett Durrett (IMVU, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.07, 15 ratings)
Continuous Deployment takes continuous integration one step further, where every commit goes live to production servers. When this process is described it is frequently met with skepticism around site reliability and the ability to scale a business this way, but at IMVU it works, it scales (with challenges) and it is embraced by the entire organization. Read more.
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Location: New York West
Tags: analytics
Will Aldrich (TripIt)
Average rating: ***..
(3.71, 7 ratings)
Learn how to build a faster onboarding process that converts better, without cumbersome email verification. See how oAuth helps you build mobile apps and integrate with partners to create exponential growth for your business. Explore the future of open standards and data strategies that empower users by letting them take their information with them, whenever and wherever they need it. Read more.
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Location: New York West
Heather Knight (Marilyn Monrobot)
Average rating: ***..
(3.17, 6 ratings)
As robots enter everyday human contexts with access to cloud computing, we are facing a functional and behavioral paradigm shift for robots not dissimilar from the Web 2.0 revolution. People engage differently with physically present characters and are more likely to adopt a technology with whom they enjoy interacting. Read more.
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Location: New York West
Azeem Ansar (Flurry), Maggie Taylor (Skyhook), Gregor Hochmuth (Google, Inc. )
Average rating: **...
(2.89, 9 ratings)
App stores provide a new revenue model for developers. Speakers from Skyhook and Flurry will share their research into Apple App Store and Android Marketplace trends with raw numbers and analysis. The session will end with Google's thoughts on its Chrome Webstore. Read more.
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Location: New York West
Emma Persky (Trampoline Systems)
Average rating: ***..
(3.20, 5 ratings)
Users are demanding more contextual information for the data and content they consume on the web, and information silos are no longer acceptable, but how do you expose your users to the right information amongst the background noise? In this talk I will explore some of the mathematical techniques you can easily implement to analyse your content and provide that much needed context automatically. Read more.
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Location: New York West
Tags: startups
Moderated by:
Havi Hoffman (Yahoo Developer Network)
Panelists:
Akiva Bamberger (Columbia University), Chad Dickerson (Etsy), Tarikh Korula (Uncommon Projects), Meghan Gill (10gen)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 8 ratings)
A moderated conversation with 4 or 5 technology innovators who are familiar with hack days, either as organizers/facilitators or as hack day participants/winners. The goal of the session is to introduce the basic principles and benefits of internal and external hack days to developers and decision-makers, as a means of inspiring creativity, collaboration, and cross-pollination of ideas. Read more.
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Rob Koziura
(415) 947-6111
rkoziura@techweb.com

Kaitlin Pike
(415) 947-6306
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