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Thurs 3rd - Fri 4th May 2012 Sydney, Australia
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Keynote: Hacking the Gibson Yahoo! and Microsoft Styles

Yahooligans and Microsoftians combine their powers like an RIA Voltron.

  • Difficulty: General
  • Prerequisites: An interest in awesomeness.
  • Session Track: RIA,Microsoft

Session Detail

Yahooligans Philip Tellis (@bluemoon) and Tom Hughes-Croucher (@sh1mmer) reveal the awesomeness of YUI3 and unveil Node.js; building web apps with Javascript on the client and the server! With perennial favourite YQL gluing the web together they pass the baton to the delicate genius of Michael Kordahi (@delic8genius) and Mike Downey (@mdowney) of Microsoft. The two Mikes show that developers no longer build single apps but rather journeys (ed: and other evangelical metaphors no doubt!) across phone, browser, surface, silverlight, flash, touch PCs and more.

Speakers

Philip Tellis (Log-Normal, USA)

Philip Tellis is a geek who likes to make the computer do his work for him. As co-founder and CTO of Log-Normal, Inc, he analyses the impact of various design decisions on web application performance, scalability and security. He is also the lead developer of "boomerang" -- a JavaScript based web performance testing tool. More...

Tom Hughes-Croucher (San Francisco, USA)

Tom Hughes-Croucher is an Evangelist and Senior Developer in Yahoo's Open Strategy Group, focusing on Yahoo's Web Services and Cloud Platform. More...

Michael Kordahi (Sydney, Australia)

Michael Kordahi is a Developer Evangelist for Microsoft Australia. He has a strong background in web development and now focuses on working with passionate early adopters of Microsoft’s emerging web technologies. More...

Mike Downey (Seattle, USA)

Mike Downey is Director of Platform Evangelism at Microsoft where he focuses on platform adoption of Microsoft Silverlight and related technologies. With a long history in developing software for web and mobile application development and rich media delivery, Mike has amassed a great deal of experience with gathering and prioritizing feature requirements, tailoring product messaging for target audiences, building and delivering exceptional product presentations that engage audiences and drive sales, creating innovative new ways to maximize revenue – particularly with mature product lines, and working with engineering teams to better understand their customers.  More...

Philip Tellis (Log-Normal, USA)

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Tom Hughes-Croucher
(San Francisco, USA)

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Michael Kordahi
(Sydney, Australia)

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Mike Downey
(Seattle, USA)