Please join us for the next gathering of mobile industry professionals & enthusiasts on Monday, November 15, 2010, at 6:00 pm. Reserve the date in your calendar now!
The Mobile Web provides the opportunity to build once and run everywhere. This presentation will provide 30 practical tips on how to build contextual, performant, secure, pretty and portable mobile web applications that will work across all the major Smartphone OSs and browsers.
First things first, we'll dive into the components of a mobile strategy and how to deliver mobile tactics rapidly while keeping the bigger picture first in mind. Learn best practices for translating your existing website functionality and new ideas to the mobile context. We'll review living the mobile world and how to design apps that provide you with a competitive advantage and an engaging end-user experience.
Date: Monday, November 15, 2010
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Topic: "Mobile Web Development - 30 tips in 60 minutes"
Presenter: J Schwann, Mobile Technology Practice Partner, Solstice Consulting
Location: CITYTECH, Inc. Offices, Chicago Loop
Location Notes: Please bring a picture ID for the security desk.
Directions & Parking: CITYTECH's offices are located in Chicago's Loop on the corner of Wacker Drive and Wells Street looking over the Chicago river and the Merchandise Mart. There is limited parking in the area, but good bus and El service. For detailed maps & directions, please see their web site: http://www.citytechinc.com/content/en/home/contact.html
6:00 pm – Sign-In / Light refreshments
6:30: Featured Presentation
7:30 pm > Refreshments / Networking
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
J Schwan is the Mobile Technology Practice Partner at Solstice Consulting, one of Consulting Magazine's 2010 Seven Small Jewels. J has over a decade of experience architecting and managing mission-critical initiatives for world-renowned companies and brands such as Hallmark Cards, Northern Trust Company, WW Grainger and Coldwell Banker. J coaches his Fortune 1000 clients to buy for parity and use emerging technologies to build for a competitive advantage. Under his leadership, Solstice has lead the industry in delivering practical enterprise mobile solutions in the Banking, eBusiness, Real Estate, Security and GRC domains. In addition to consulting, J has written and instructed courses and workshops for the Fortune 500 and various universities. He has served as a guest speaker on emerging technology topics at many Technology Conferences and CIO Forums and has been interviewed and published in many of the industry’s top trade journals including InfoWorld, CIO Magazine, ComputerWorld and CIO Insight. J earned his Bachelor’s in Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
ABOUT SOLSTICE CONSULTING
Solstice Consulting is an IT consulting firm celebrating a decade of delivering extraordinary products for our clients. Solstice helps companies gain a competitive advantage over their competition by utilizing mobile and cloud based technologies and services. Through the use of Agile development processes, our clients are able to see a workable product faster and realize a return on their investments sooner. Solstice was founded on the vision of creating an environment that harnesses the talent and passion of up and coming technologists. We achieve this through our Chicago-renowned paid internship program. Solstice gives some of Chicagoland's best and brightest the opportunity to launch their careers solving real-world business problems utilizing tomorrow's technologies. Solstice gives back to the Chicagoland Technology Community through free hands-on development workshops, Meetup group sponsorships, and Leadership Roundtable Discussion Forums. Recognized by Consulting Magazine as one of 2010's 7 Small Jewels, and identified by Inc. Magazine as one of the 5000 fastest growing companies in the US, Solstice continues to provide enterprises with awesome people and innovative technology solutions.
ABOUT THE HOST
CITYTECH is a Chicago-based IT consultancy specializing in the development of highly available, extensible and scalable enterprise applications. We believe the best enterprise solutions are created by technical architects who understand business-related issues and possess the expert knowledge of strategic technology platforms used today and positioned for tomorrow. CITYTECH consultants' grasp of both business and technology ensures that the systems we design won't constrain your organization, but can adapt to meet ever-changing business needs. For more information on CITYTECH, contact Matt Van Bergen at 312.673.6433 x111 or Melissa Geoffrion at 312.673.6433 x148.
Please remember to RSVP by noon on the day of the presentation in order to help us better estimate needs for refreshments and to bring a picture ID.