tiConf in Baltimore
Appcelerator Titanium is a development tool whose usage is growing rapidly and the tiConf is focused on those users. The event was held in Baltimore on June 28-29. Typically there are not many developer events in Maryland, but it was a good audience of over 100 developers with a strong interest in mobile applications and they were eager to network and learn the latest information on Titanium.
Why was AT&T at the event? We have our API module available on Titanium and the cross-platform messages from the conference blend nicely with our APIs (if developers are thinking about cross-platform development, one great way to do this is with our Restful APIs). During my keynote presentation, I shared some general mobile observations (developers need to keep their users more engaged, API growth is exploding, big success can come from making the correct technology bet, etc.) and then focused on the Speech and In App Messaging from Mobile Number (IMMN) APIs.
Outside of the presentations, it is always great talking to developers and understanding what they are doing. Compared to some other events I have been to lately, this group was particularly focused on productivity apps (with fair amout of government focus, which was to be expected given the event location). Developers were particularly pleased with updates to Titanium and eager to see how well it supports iOS7. It is also always good to understand the challenges developers are facing—even as the testing and wrapping tools make their work faster, the industry is involving at a rapid pace and devices have more features than ever.
Boydlee Pollentine did a great job organizing this—if you have any interest in Titanium, I would strongly recommend attending one of these events in the future.
Check out our Facebook for some photos of the event.