Mobile Platform Wars! – 21, 22, 29 Sept

Mobile Platform Developer Shoot Out! What is it like to develop for Google Android, Apple iPhone, Microsoft Phone 7?
Sponsored by Microsoft and YOW! Developer Conference Australia (formerly known as JAOO)
Panel Discussion Chaired by Dave Thomas


Mobile apps are hot, for corporate and personal app developers. Join us for our September YOW! Night Sydney and learn first hand from experienced developers the features and challenges of the leading mobile platforms. Hear technical lightning talks on the platforms as well as cross-platform development. The talks will be followed by a Q&A to get your questions on mobile development answered. Learn about the opportunities and challenges in mobile app development. Already an expert? Come and meet other interested in the future of mobile development.



Daniel Bradby – Android
Daniel Bradby is Co-Founder and Director of jTribe; a team of consultants and engineers creating applications for the Android and iPhone/iPad mobile platforms. jTribe have now released more than 40 commercial ‘apps’, both under the jTribe label and for profile clients. Daniel’s experience working with IBM, Myer, NAB and the Metropolitan Fire Brigade is sure to provide a sound basis for relating to the members of Enterprise Java Australia on how to approach development for the Android mobile platform.


Nathan de Vries – iPhone
Much like the idea that the best camera is the one that’s with you, Nathan believes that the most exciting tech. is in and around the devices we carry with us every day. For this reason, Nathan has chosen the path of a freelance iOS developer, working with organisations who are trying to wrap their heads around the staggering trend towards mobile. He cut his teeth on WAP, J2ME & Symbian, but dropped everything in mid-2008 when Apple released the iPhone SDK. He never looked back.

Nathan maintains his sanity & creative energy by working with other highly motivated people in a fantastic co-working space in Surry Hills, Sydney.


Dave Glover – Windows Phone 7
Dave Glover has worked for Microsoft for 17 years mostly in our Developer Platform Group, the first 10 years were with Microsoft UK and he transfer to Microsoft Australia in 2004. He has worked in various roles including people management and across a broad spectrum of infrastructure and developer technologies with a variety of customers and partners

His main technical skills include development of Web applications, Web Services, Standards based SOAs and Mobile devices. He is also interested in Operating Systems (not just MS ones), communications and collaboration technologies, gadgets and in general have a fairly good and realistic view of Microsoft and the general IT Industry directions.


Julio Maia – Cross Platform
Julio Maia is a consultant at Thoughtworks where he helps clients to deliver critical, core business applications by optimizing development practices and using fit-for-purpose technologies. Julio has a long experience dealing with enterprise solutions using Java, .Net and a number of other platforms. He is interested in solving several problems related to real world software development, from building front-ends up to integrating with legacy systems, dealing with scalability, and streamlining testing and operations.


Schedule of Events

5.30pm – 5.45pm Welcome and drinks & light food

5.45pm – 6.45pm Presentations

6.45pm – 7.45pm Debate and Q & A