Update: Blackberry has been nice enough to sponsor the December meeting and pay for a nice spread of gourmet sandwiches and pizza from Giardino’s!
As part of their sponsorship, Blackberry will be giving away a Blackberry Playbook to one lucky attendee of this event!
Please note the different venue for this event – it is just across the street from the normal meeting space, but be sure to go to the right place!
Mobile Monday Ann Arbor will provide an introduction to Blackberry Application and Windows Phone OS development.
Mark Sohm is coming all the way down from Waterloo, ON (Blackberry HQ) to give us an overview for Blackberry development. Topics will include:
Why Develop for the BlackBerry Platform?
· BlackBerry Platform Services
· Which development language is right for you?
This section will introduce the different languages and development environments available for BlackBerry development.
· WebWorks (HTML 5)
· Native C/C++
· Adobe AIR
Ken Morse, CEO of Ann Arbor based mobile software firm Ilium Software, will provide an introduction to the Windows Phone platform, with a bit of history on where it came from. He’ll also talk a bit about the recent “Mango” (7.5) changes and how they may impact your development efforts.
Mark Sohm joined Research In Motion in 2003 and currently works as an Enterprise Solutions Consultant. Mark works with developers outside RIM on many aspects of BlackBerry application development, including use of RIM’s development tools, debugging third party application issues and authoring sample applications. He stays active in the BlackBerry Development community by frequently posting in the BlackBerry Developer Forums and on the @BlackBerryDev Twitter feed.
Prior to arriving at RIM, Mark worked for 3 years as a freelance developer. During this time he worked on multiple web based portals. The largest project he participated in was a digital signage real time scheduling and content distribution system.
Ken Morse started out his software career in the early 1980s doing vision research at The University of Michigan Medical School. In the 1990s, he held several positions at Comshare (now Infor) including Director of Research and Director of the decision support applications and executive information systems group. In addition, he managed Comshare’s developments efforts in the Far East, working to ensure that products were built to support users in Asian countries.
In early 1999 Ken moved to Ilium Software, a privately held, Independent Software company specializing in applications for mobile devices. Ilium Software has produced several popular mobile applications including the award-winning eWallet and ListPro packages. The company currently supports the Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Windows Phone 7, Mac and Windows PC platforms.
Ken received his Bachelor of Science and his Bachelor of Science in Engineering degrees from the University of Michigan.