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Mani Doraisamy: JavaScript Everywhere

Mani Doraisamy is the co-founder and chief technology officer at OrangeScape. He has led and built products from integration middleware to rule engines for almost a decade. The latest feather is Mani's cap is Visual PaaS, which has been developed for building process oriented business applications.

If there's one thing to learn from the success of Facebook and the demise of Google Wave, it is this: the success of any technology is in its use case, not in its technical merits. Programming languages are no exception to this rule. This is why JavaScript, an unassuming browser scripting language has experienced such a meteoric rise, overcoming its technical shortcomings and slow, buggy browser implementations. JavaScript struggled to shed its initial casting as a mere scripting language. It was not considered a serious language until the advent of AJAX, where, to most people's surprise, it proved to be very appropriate, even replacing the X of XML with its own JSON.

When a technology performs well for new use cases, it is a proof of its technical merits. Today, JavaScript powers various other use cases: on the server (Node.js), mobile (Titanium), even Windows 8 desktop applications, all with a strong community behind it. Hear from Mani Doraisamy a different perspective on JavaScript, an inspiring story for language users, developers and product managers alike.

Siddharta Govindaraj: Building Rich JavaScript Applications

Siddharta is the founder of Silver Stripe Software, a Chennai based startup. At Silver Stripe Software, he develops Tour My App, a product that allows web application developers increase user activation, engagement and conversion by creating step by step guided tours through their application. His area of interest is building applications with Python and JavaScript. He has spoken at Pycon India, DocType HTML5, and is a regular participant of Chennai Geeks and Chennai Open Coffee Club.

Picking up from Mani, Siddhi will take us through the process of building rich JavaScript applications on the web, covering:

  • MVC architecture,
  • front end templating,
  • real-time communication,
  • iframe messaging,
  • integration with HTML5 components, and
  • testing your apps.

Isaac Wesley: Constructive Design for Android

Isaac describes himself as an artist with geeky hands. He is a mobile app developer and web UI designer.

Isaac Wesley rounds up the day with a session on design for mobile applications. Isaac will convince you to rethink design as "communication" instead of design as "decoration", illustrating this with the new design guidelines for Android ICS. ICS was released in late 2011 and several apps have since been revamped to deliver a much stronger user experience to users. Isaac will guide you through Android's new design patterns, which to use when, and the limits of each. This will help you build better apps with powerful UX and a handsome UI.

Aravind Krishnaswamy: New Frontiers in the Mobile Platform

Aravind "Arvi" Krishnaswamy is an entrepreneur and tech executive with a passion for all things cloud and mobile. Arvi is responsible for the program committee for Droidcon India, and works closely with a team of well respected industry experts to review, curate, and offer inputs into the selection of content voted by the community.

From the unveiling of the iPhone in 2007, the mobile platform has come a long way. A quick peek into the new frontiers and the way we have come in terms of Mobile technology.

Chennai JS+Android Geekup

Saturday, 08 September 2012, Chennai

Introduction and Welcome
10:00 - 10:15
JavaScript Everywhere
10:15 - 10:45
Building Rich JavaScript Applications
10:45 - 11:15
Tea Break
11:15 - 11:30
11:30 - 11:45
New Frontiers in the Mobile Platform
11:45 - 12:15
Constructive design for Android
12:15 - 12:45
12:45 - 13:00

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