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With Siamak Ashrafi (CTO, Zoe Wave), Jossie Haines (Principal Software Enggr & Dir. Engg, Zynga), Mike Chrabaszcz (Dir. Mobile Engg, Tile).
Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 06:00 PM   Absolutely Free
Tile Inc, 1900 S Norfolk St, #310
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5:30 : Doors Open, CheckIn & Networking over Food & Drinks
6:15 : Welcome Announcements
6:20 : Keynote Presentation on Declarative UI (iOS & Android) by Ash
7:00 : Tile Presentations on Scalable Mobile Engineering, Alerts etc by Jossie & Mike
8:00 : Community Announcements, Lightening Talks & Raffle
8:10 : Networking
8:30 : Doors Close

Keynote Presentation: SwiftUI/Combine & Jetpack Compose/Flow in the age of foldable.

Mobile development is going through major shifts as iOS transitions from Objective-C/UIKit -to-> Swift(UI)/Combine & Android shifts from Java/XML -to-> Kotlin Jetpack(Compose)/Flow. This is fueled by the coming era of foldables & we need new tools to help handle these devices. The idea of imperatively defining our UI & handling data flow becomes cumbersome if not impossible.

In this session, we will cover the transition from imperative to declarative programming on both iOS & Android. Both (SwiftUI & Jetpack Compose [unbundled toolkit]) are designed to simplify development & are a complete departure from the current model. We will go over the core design principles & data flow concepts. We will also demo the amazing tooling support provided by XCode & Android Studio. We end the session by showing how the data flow lends itself to the advanced Model View Intent (MVI) architecture. This is a very important talk for anyone looking to build iOS / Android apps in the near future.

Speaker Bio: Ash (Siamak Ashrafi) is an enthusiastic mobile developer, author, teacher, & speaker helping promote the ecosystem (patents, JavaOne Rock Star & 3x Amazon Code Ninja), currently providing developer feedback for Android Jetpack Compose (under NDA) & Technical Author of upcoming SwiftUI book. He is also a Data scientist @ TDI Biotech using machine learning (TensorFlow) to analyze biological data. CTO @ ZoeWave building physiologically intelligent clothing called ZoeWear.

Tile Engineering Presentations:

Presentation : Scalable Mobile Backend Engineering Lessons Learned

Jossie will explain how we built a secure location finding network that supports getting 1.5 billion unique location updates per day. This is the worlds largest lost & found community spanning over 230 countries & territories & locating more than 5 million unique items every day. She will cover the whole stack from building a secure Bluetooth transport layer to developing a scalable backend service on AWS.

Speaker Bio: Jossie Haines has spent 20 years in the tech industry as a software engineer, tech lead, & engineering leader at the forefront of emerging technology across Silicon Valley, including engineering manager on Siri at Apple, & both Principal Software Engineer & Director of Engineering at Zynga for a variety of teams. She is currently the Platform Engineering Director at Tile, where she in integrating the Tile technology into the 5 billion bluetooth devices released every year. She is also an advocate for women in the tech industry, & actively mentors on the Plato & WEST platforms. Jossie started Women at Siri, & leads the Women at Tile employee resource group, & mentorship program.

Presentation: Smart Alerts & how it works

Tile Inc provides Smart Alerts when you leave your keys at home. Smart Alerts are now getting smarter, proving alerts when you leave your bag at the coffee shop. This talk explains how smart alerts operate & how its leveraging features in the OS to provide alerts anywhere.

Speaker Bio: Mike Chrabaszcz has over three decades of experience in the tech industry as an Engineer, Manager & Director, at large companies like Yahoo, Oracle & Rovi, to small startups like August Home. His career has covered development in embedded systems, consumer electronics & IoT. He has been passionate about mobile development for the last decade & is currently leading the mobile development at Tile

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