Forget Native: Learn to Write HTML5 Mobile Apps

A session at SXSW Interactive 2013

Sunday 10th March, 2013

11:00am to 1:30pm (CST)

RSVP Required - You want to write a bunch of mobile applications, but you dread learning the Objective-C of iOS, the flavors of "bastardized Java" for Android and BlackBerry, or the C#/Visual Basic of Windows Phone. Never fear—armed with your existing knowledge of HTML and CSS, you too can write some killer, device agnostic, mobile applications and even learn the required steps for taking part in each device's hardware functionality.

Native development can be great for games and those needing hardcore CPU or graphics processing power. But most of the non-gaming applications you use everyday can be (or already are) written in HTML5 offering you one code-base to serve a diverse hardware market.

In addition to training and creating their first, basic HTML5 mobile application, attendees will also learn about marketing and delivery options for non-native applications.

This Workshop is Geared For anyone confident in their existing HTML and CSS skills.

What to Bring:
Laptop & Smartphone

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About the speaker

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David Becher

Developer, Skookum Digital Works

David is only a few years out of university but is one of the Skookum Digital Works's most respected software engineers (a high accomplishment putting him on par with some of the best developers in the country).

David is a talented software hacker and frequently leads teams on complicated integration projects for both Fortune 500 companies and startups with a good idea. He is currently in charge of porting a desktop application to the cloud (and ergo, the iPad) for Coke. David has an uncanny ability to make the complicated seem playful and is a fantastic presenter and teacher.

He is a frequent contributor to both Skookum Digital Works Free Friday Tech Talks as well as various JavaScript and development meetups around Charlotte, NC.

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  • David Becher
  • George Ishii
  • Jason Paul
  • Juston Western

4 trackers

  • Alan Botvinick
  • Andreas R. Johnsen
  • Dan Poynor
  • Don Turnbull

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Time 11:00am1:30pm CST

Date Sun 10th March 2013


Classroom 106, AT&T Conference Center

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