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Because Intel is a hardware company, people often miss the things Intel does on the software side and in particular open source software. Intel is one of the largest contributors to Linux. And it taking up a similar role when it comes to Android.
Not only have Intel worked with handset manufacturers to ship phones running on Intel metal and more recently beginning to manufacturer ARM chips as well, but they've been contributors to Android's open source software. They have a ton of tools that developers can use.
We're pleased and lucky to have Daniel Holmlund, an engineer working for Intel's Android developer relations, here in Portland to give us an overview of Android development and projects to which Intel contributes. They'll talk what developers need to be aware of when moving an application to an Intel Android devices, and the software tools that Intel creates to analyze and optimize Android applications.
In addition, Intel will be giving away t-shirts and you can enter a raffle to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3. You must be present to win.
Editor's note: one of the best tricks we've learned for Android development is to use the Intel emulators because they run faster on our Macs than the ARM-based emulators do. We've found it worthwhile to pay attention to what Intel is up to on Android.
Daniel Holmlund has been a software developer for more than 14 years. During that time he’s worked on a variety of projects including p2p caching technologies, currency transaction servers and a software workflow for publishing e-books.
He joined Intel’s Developer Relations Division 3 years ago focusing on mobile software including HTML5 and Android. Before Intel, Daniel worked in France as a software developer at a non-profit focused on French and North African literacy.
Bitcoin is a disruptive new digital currency that has garnered interest from speculators, investors, industry titans, and entrepreneurs. Since the famous purchase of pizza for 10,000 Bitcoins in 2010, it has grown to being accepted by companies such as Wordpress, OkCupid, Reddit, and Baidu.
This talk from Portland entrepreneur Rob Banagale introduces Bitcoin as a cryptocurrency, discusses its current use cases and fit for mobile in particular. It touches on how to get started integrating Bitcoin into your existing mobile or web application, and how to delve further into the cryptocurrency movement.
Why are so many responsive web designs crap?
Over 90% of responsive web sites are bloated. These sites may look good on mobile devices, but few people will ever see them because they take to long to load.
While the core tenets of responsive web design are easy to understand, doing it well is much more difficult. Slapping a few media queries on your existing site isn't enough.
The solution is mobile first responsive web design.
Mobile first and responsive web design aren't simply two great tastes that go great together. No they represent much more than that. Mobile first responsive web design is the responsible way to build responsive design. It is the best way to build something that is both responsive from a layout AND a performance perspective.
But if mobile first is the right way to do responsive design, then why are so few people doing it? In this session, we'll dig into why mobile first responsive design matters and the five techniques necessary to make it work.
If your company is exploring responsive design of even if you're already building responsive designs, you won't want to miss this talk.
A while ago we went through the process of becoming a non-profit in order to build a community device testing lab. Last fall, we decided to open up the device testing lab in a temporary location at the Cloud Four offices.
In this talk Surj Patel, co-founder of local Internet of Things (IoT) startup Smart Mocha, talks about the state of the "internet of things", focusing on cutting through some of the hype and hyperbole and looking at what opportunities the shift to everything being connected will enable.
Also he'll cover in brief some of the enabling technologies and in which areas the initial uptake's will occur.
We typically think of the Internet of consisting primarily of computing devices connected to the network. But already we're beginning to see the proliferation of everyday objects being tagged and connected to the Internet. The Internet of Things ranges from the Nest thermostat to RFID tags used in a store.
Surj Patel is a co-founder and CEO of Smart Mocha, a Portland-based startup focused on providing a simple out-of-the-box experience for sensor networks.
Surj Patel has more than 15 years of experience in the intersection of technology and media. Surj started his career in 1993 at the BBC, where he helped launch the original BBC web site. In later years, he formed an award-winning digital design agency in London, helped establish BBC Imagineering, studied at the MIT Media Laboratory in the Object-Based Media group, and became an Imagineer at the France Telecom/Orange advanced research lab in Cambridge, Mass.