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Mobility at Oredev

Episode #620 Thursday, December 16, 2010

Carl and Richard did a series of interviews at Oredev with folks building mobile applications. First up is Jeff Wilcox, who talks about Silverlight in the context of Windows Phone 7 and beyond. Next, Marcus Zarra talks about building iPhone and iPad applications. Third, Sanyu Kiruluta discusses building applications for Blackberry. Finally, Carl and Richard talk to Evan Doll, former Apple employee and co-founder of Flipboard about his incredible social media application for iPad.


Jeff Wilcox

Jeff Wilcox is a Senior Software Development Engineer at Microsoft, on the Silverlight Phone & Devices Team. Most recently focusing on the Windows Phone application development experience, Jeff's a founding member of the Silverlight Toolkit team and created the Silverlight Unit Test Framework. While not coding away or visiting customers, you'll find technical posts on Windows Phone on his blog at http://www.jeff.wilcox.name/ and ramblings on twitter @jeffwilcox.

Marcus Zarra

Marcus Zarra is the owner of Zarra Studios, where he builds Mac, iPhone and iPad software for a wide variety of clients and customers. Outside of Apple, there are very few people with a better understanding of Core Data than Marcus. He has not only written the book on Core Data, he has also been doing iPhone, and now iPad, development as long as it has been possible to do so, and Mac programming for longer than that. With Matt Long, Marcus is the coauthor of the popular programming blog Cocoa Is My Girlfriend. Marcus and Matt also wrote "Core Animation: Simplified Animation Techniques for Mac and iPhone Development" (Addison-Wesley).

Sanyu Kiruluta

Sanyu Kiruluta is the team lead for developer relations EMEA at RIM. She and her team work with RIM's Alliance Partners and Blackberry platform developers around the world to provide technical support and ensure that the application development process is as smooth as possible.

Evan Doll

Evan Doll is the co-founder of Flipboard, where he leads iPad software development and works on product design and strategy. Previously he was a software engineer at Apple on the iPhone and Final Cut Pro teams. He taught the first university-level iPhone application development course at Stanford University and holds a BS in Computer Science from Stanford.

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