SenchaCon Day 2 Recap
Day two at Sencha Conference 2010 (#SenchaCon) continued with a great keynote by AT&T CTO, John Donovan. In his address, Mr. Donovan noted that the volume of mobile data traffic on AT&T’s network grew from just over 1 billion megabytes in the third quarter of 2007 to about 30.3 billion megabytes in the third quarter of this year. Amazing growth. He also talked about AT&T’s commitment to help the development of mobile applications and HTML5. AT&T now has innovation centers in Palo Alto, California, Plano, Texas, and Tel Aviv, Israel, and wants to talk to 400 startup projects per year. We are excited to be working with AT&T and thank them for being a Platinum Sponsor of Sencha Conference 2010.
After the keynote, the great sessions continued with three tracks, Desktop, Web Technologies and Tools, and Mobile. Of particular note were fantastic user experience sessions by Glen Lipka (Creating Optimal Desktop User Experiences) and Brian Fling (Designing the Mobile User Experience). We had a packed house for Michael Mullany’s HTML5 State of the Union, a lightning tour of HTML5 and CSS3 standards.
The afternoon sessions included styling and theming with SASS and Compass by Chris Eppstein and an amazing overview of the upcoming Ext JS 4 Charting System by Jaime Avins. Also, there was a comprehensive schedule of mobile sessions like developing mobile apps with Widgetbox and Sencha Touch by Widgetbox CTO, Giles Goodwin, making HTML5 apps “native” with PhoneGap’s Andrew Lunny, and developing mobile apps for RIM and BlackBerry 6 with RIM Technical Director, Laurent Hasson. Make sure you check out all of the sessions as they’re posted online in the coming months.
The session-packed day ended with our event at Fort Mason. It was a great opportunity for SenchaCon attendees to network, enjoy delicious paella, and (of course) rock out at four Rock Band 3 stations. Special thanks to all of our sponsors for allowing us to throw the event.
Look for more updates later, and again, all sessions have been recorded and videos will be made available over the coming months.