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Topic:       The Future of Mobile Debate: Native Apps vs. Web Apps
Speaker:   Andrew Donoho and C. Enrique Ortiz
Date:          19th May 2010
Time:          6.00PM - 7.30PM
Venue:       AT&T Labs, 9505 Arboretum Blvd, Austin, TX  78759
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Talk Abstract:

The speakers have had plenty of discussions with colleagues and friends about native apps, written to run directly on the operating system, versus mobile web app, written to run in a mobile browser. There is no right answer -- only questions and positions. This debate, in public and on stage, will refine your view of the choice. There will be many breaks in the debate for you, the judges, to ask refining questions of the participants. This will be fun.

Speakers Profile:

C. Enrique Ortiz (CEO) is an Austin, Texas-based mobile technologist, product-strategist, developer & author. He has been creating mobile apps and webapps since the days of WAP and J2ME. An Austin Technology Incubator alumnus and entrepreneur, he is very active in the Austin mobile-technology scene. Enrique is founder/organizer of MobileMonday Austin, Android Dev Austin and the Austin Wireless Alliance. He also is an Advisory board member for SXSW Interactive and a number of Austin Startups. Enrique is co-author of the book Android in Action 3rd Edition, and he co-authored the Mobile Information Device Profile for Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME): Professional Developer’s Guide. A contributing author to a number of mobile-developer websites, including IBM developerWorks, he also blogs at About Mobility. Enrique enjoys helping entrepreneurs and Startups establish operations and grow in Austin.

Andrew W. Donoho has a small mobile device consulting firm, Donoho Design Group, L.L.C., which concentrates on iPhone development. In addition to developing applications for clients, he has personally developed two REST networking based applications for iOS devices: weLost™ and ch@tter™. This work is the natural extension of his over 25 year history of developing with Apple and web networking technologies. He has experience in developing 3D visualization software, designing hardware and crafting web standards (XHTML, SVG and UPnP). He is trained in experimental physics with a degree from the University of Texas at Austin and lives in Austin with his wife.