Open Android: Innovation, Security and Discontent

Uncategorized | Wednesday October 19 2011 9:23 am | Comments (0)

Join us for a presentation by Matthew MacGregor, Software Developer at W3i.  Android’s open software and liberal policies for app inclusion have allowed for innovation which would otherwise be impossible.  As concerns about security on the platform begin to mount,  the question becomes: how open is too open?

Matthew will discuss security, innovation, and the implications for Android’s future.

Everyone is welcome to attend!

When: Thursday, November 3rd, 6 – 7 PM

Where: W3i – 1900 Medical Arts Ave, Sartell, MN 56377 – Map

Cost: FREE!

Venue, Pizza and Drinks sponsored by W3i

 

eBooks: A WWDC Perspective

Uncategorized | Thursday September 22 2011 6:00 pm | Comments (0)

Join us for a presentation by Patrick Brennan, Senior Software Developer at W3i, all about the present and future of ebooks. Patrick will be providing a perspective from the WWDC conference on how Apple sees ebooks evolving on iOS.

If you have a device that you like to read on we urge you to bring it along.

Everyone is welcome to attend!

When: Tuesday, October 11th, 6 – 7 PM
Where: W3i – 1900 Medical Arts Ave, Sartell, MN 56377 – Map
Cost: FREE!

Venue, Pizza and Drinks sponsored by W3i

September – Code Obfuscation – Android and WP 7

Presentations | Thursday September 8 2011 10:15 pm | Comments (0)

Join us as Osman Syed Meer, Software Developer at W3i, presents how to use code obfuscation to protect your work on two popular mobile platforms.

Code obfuscation is the process of making code difficult to understand for humans. It discourages an unauthorized person from reverse engineering an application to get access to its code without the permission of the author. Both Android and Windows Phone 7 provide methods for developers to obfuscate code.

Osman Syed Meer is a Software Developer at W3i who provides solutions that help the company connect people to applications. He has been with W3i for three years and has worked on various projects ranging from standalone to web applications.

When: Thursday, September 1st 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Where: W3i – 1900 Medical Arts Ave, Sartell, MN 56377 – Map
Cost: FREE!

Venue, Pizza and Drinks sponsored by W3i

Code Obfuscation for Android and WP7 from Jeff Bollinger on Vimeo.

August – No Meeting

Uncategorized | Friday July 29 2011 10:43 am | Comments (0)

We’ve made a decision to cancel our August meeting since so many people seem to be enjoying the weather during the summer months. Not to worry, we’ll be back again in September.

July – WWDC Unleashed

Presentations | Thursday July 28 2011 11:00 pm | Comments (0)

WWDC Unleashed by Anthony Feick

Join us as iOS Developer, Anthony Feick, shares his perspective on what’s new in the world of iOS based on Apple’s recent announcements at WWDC.

When: Thursday, July 14th 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Where: W3i – 1900 Medical Arts Ave, Sartell, MN 56377 – Map
Cost: FREE!

Venue, Pizza and BEER sponsored by W3i

WWDC Unleashed from Jeff Bollinger on Vimeo.



Slide deck: http://prezi.com/bxb5he9qkmav/wwdc-2011/

June – Inside Mobile Freemium Gaming

Matt TubergenInside Mobile Freemium Gaming by Matt Tubergen, Product Manager at Recharge Studios.

Join us as Matt reveals the fascinating and complex world of mobile freemium gaming. Learn how freemium game developers leverage game mechanics, virual goods, social features and analytics to create kick ass profitable games for iOS.

Matt Tubergen is a mobile content expert with a decade of experience working with brands that include Disney, NFL and LucasArts. Matt heads up W3i’s wholly owned publishing arm and investment fund, Recharge Studios


When: Thursday, June 2nd 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Where: W3i – 1900 Medical Arts Ave, Sartell, MN 56377 – Map
Cost: FREE!

Venue, Pizza and Drinks sponsored by W3i

Special thanks to Matt Tubergen and Jimi Van Guilder of Recharge Studios for presenting. Check out their work at http://www.rechargestudios.com.

Inside Mobile Freemium Gaming from Jeff Bollinger on Vimeo.

May – Pixel Pushing for iOS and Android

Presentations | Monday May 9 2011 10:12 pm | Comments (0) Tags: , ,

When: Thursday, May 5th 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Where: W3i – 1900 Medical Arts Ave, Sartell, MN 56377 – Map
Cost: FREE!

Venue, Pizza and Drinks sponsored by W3i

Agenda:

Pushing Pixels for iOS and Android by David May

A dive into creative best practices for iOS and Android.

Ginormous thanks to David May for schooling the Mobile St. Cloud group on iOS and Android creative best practices! Missed the meeting? No fear, here’s the video. Slide deck will be posted shortly.


Pixel Pushing for iOS and Android from Jeff Bollinger on Vimeo.

April – Intro to 3D Graphics and Animation

Presentations | Tuesday March 15 2011 10:55 pm | Comments (0)

When: Thursday, April 7th 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Where: W3i – 1900 Medical Arts Ave, Sartell, MN 56377 – Map
Cost: FREE!

Venue, Pizza and Drinks sponsored by W3i

Agenda:

Introduction to 3D Graphics and Animation by Chris Frechette

April’s St. Cloud Mobile meeting will include a general introduction to 3D graphics and animation. We will take a look at some of the different approaches to creating 3D models, texturing, animating and rendering them.

Chris Frechette has been working professionally as a 3D artist since 2004. He has worked as a freelance artist doing 3D work for advertising and visualization. In 2005 he started working for Wet Cement Productions as a modeler, texture artist and technical artist on animated TV and direct to DVD videos. In 2009 he began working in mobile games as a 3D artist for Skyvu Pictures. He is currently living in St. Cloud doing freelance graphics and animation work and co-developing a series of mobile applications with Skyvu Pictures.

March – Adobe Flash Builder Burrito

Presentations | Monday March 7 2011 9:06 am | Comments (0)

When: Thursday, March 3rd 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Where: W3i – 1900 Medical Arts Ave, Sartell, MN 56377 – Map
Cost: FREE!

Venue, Pizza and Drinks sponsored by W3i

Agenda:

A view into mobile development with Adobe Flash Builder Burrito, presented by Mike Van Nevel.

  • Including steps to get set up
  • How to create a new project
  • What files are important  to understand
  • A brief look at how to specify android permissions
  • Designing with Flex MXML
  • And a brief look at ActionScript

Android Development with Adobe Flash Builder Burrito from Jeff Bollinger on Vimeo.

February – WP7

Presentations | Thursday February 17 2011 3:58 pm | Comments (0)

When: Thursday, February 3rd 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Where: W3i – 1900 Medical Arts Ave, Sartell, MN 56377 – Map
Cost: FREE!

Venue, Pizza and Drinks sponsored by W3i

Agenda:

More about Scott:

Scott Davis has been an entrepreneur since 2001. To date, he has been a founding member of five companies, including Qonqr. Scott has been a software development consultant since 1999, working in a variety roles including Application Architect, Database Administrator, Business Analyst, and Project Manager. Before starting his own consulting company, he held a position as District Manager at Fujitsu Consulting, managing as many as 50 direct reports across a seven state district. Before that, Scott was an Associate Partner in a smaller consulting company.

Scott holds an MBA in New Venture Management from the University of St Thomas in St Paul, MN. He is the leader of the Twin Cities Silverlight User Group, and current president of the BizLounge entrepreneurship group in Minneapolis, a networking and education non-profit serving emerging and aspiring entrepreneurs. Scott is a regional conference and event speaker on both technology and business subjects. Scott is also a member of the adjunct faculty at St Mary’s University in Minneapolis, teaching evening classes in the Information Technology Management master’s program.

In addition to building new go-to-market applications for his clients in the past three years, Scott has been engaged in several unique contracts. Scott was hired to perform technical due diligence as part of four corporate acquisition reviews for a publicly held company. This required the assessment of the technology aspects of multimillion dollar companies, from coding practices to management culture. Most recently he was hired as one of eight subject matter experts to visit the Microsoft campus in Redmond, to assist in the development of the certification examination for Silverlight software developers. The recognition as an expert in the industry is not only a result of Scott’s knowledge, but also years of relationship cultivation with many Microsoft employees and influencers.

Windows Phone 7 Development – Part I from Jeff Bollinger on Vimeo.

Windows Phone 7 Development – Part II from Jeff Bollinger on Vimeo.

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