Coming October 17-18

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Calling all Titanium developers! We're co-hosting Ti.Connect with Connect.JS, so you'll have access to all sessions from both conferences! Of course, we'll have Appcelerator CEO Jeff Haynie and community experts (Titans) presenting on all things Titanium and the Appcelerator Platform!

Ti.Connect & Connect.js are Atlanta's premier JavaScript conference! We will have experts presenting in three different JavaScript tracks: Server, Web, and Mobile. Attendance is limited, so grab a ticket while supplies last!


Mary Rose


Friday, October 17

8am - 9am
9am - 10am
10am - 11am
11am - 12pm
12pm - 1pm
1pm - 2pm
Make It Work Brandy Porter & Kristin Marsicano, Web Track
Memory Management in Titanium Apps Tim Poulsen, Mobile Track
2pm - 3pm
3:15pm - 4:15pm
4:15pm - 5:15pm
5:15pm - 6:15pm
Happy Hour

Saturday, October 18

8am - 9am
9am - 10am
10am - 11am
What's New in Angular 1.3 Derek Brans, Web Track
From SVG to WebGL James Charlesworth, Web Track
11am - 12pm
Developling for Wearable Devices Erica Stanley, Mobile Track
HTML5 for the Mobile Web - Firefox OS Jason Weathersby, Mobile Track
Backbone Sync Adapter for Cloud Services Aaron Saunders, Server Track
12pm - 1pm
1pm - 2pm
Merging JS Front-End & Back-End Shubhra Kar, Mobile Track
Securing AngularJS Applications Dennis Hurst, Web Track The Future of the Mobile Web? Chris Halaschek, Mobile Track
The Ultimate Titanium CLI Toolchain Fokke Zandbergen, Mobile Track
2pm - 3pm
3:15pm - 4:15pm
8-Bit Game Music with Web Audio API Brian Rinaldi, Web Track
Building JavaScript Visualizations Part 2 Stephen Thomas, Web Track
Advanced Cross-Platform Development Ricardo Alcocer, Mobile Track
4:15pm - 5:15pm
High Performance Websocket Wesley Hales, Web Track
Node.js on a PaaS Patrick Mueller, Server Track
Getting Fired Up About Ember.js Brent Schooley, Web Track
Alloy Vs. CommonJS Trevor Ward, Mobile Track
Closing Ceremonies


The Cobb Galleria website includes directions to the conference center from several directions as well as the airport. MARTA, Atlanta's public transportation system, may be used to reach the center, but the nearest bus stop is a few blocks away. The Cobb Galleria is accessible from several nearby hotels:

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Aaron Saunders @aaronksaunders Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.
Admiral Ackbar @Ackbar A member of the amphibious Mon Calamari species, Ackbar was the foremost military commander of the Rebel Alliance who led major combat operations against the Galactic Empire.
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Brandy Porter @chickerbp Brandy leads the Design team at Big Nerd Ranch, a company known for its immersive bootcamps, corporate training and elegantly designed mobile apps. The Nerds are fluent in multiple operating systems and languages, including HTML5, Android, iOS, and Windows 8.

In addition to leading the growing design team at Big Nerd Ranch, she also teaches holistic design practices for major mobile operating systems, and has delivered courses to designers, developers and content strategists from Fortune 100 companies in multiple countries. She has also spoken at conferences such as SXSW and for Microsoft's Virtual Academy/Channel 9.

Brandy has spent much of her career creating award-winning solutions for top consumer brands across all manner of media. She has created results-driven interactive experiences on multiple platforms and devices, and has also taught interaction design at corporate and collegiate levels with a focus on user behavior, intuitive design and critical thinking.

Brent Schooley @brentschooley Brent is a Developer Evangelist for Twilio representing the Philadelphia metro. He is a software developer who has been working with Microsoft technologies since 2004. His interests include client and mobile application development and user experience design with a recent emphasis on cross-platform mobile applications and client-side JavaScript frameworks. Other platforms he has worked with include WPF, Silverlight, Windows Forms, Windows Phone, and Windows 8. Brent is the author of Designing for Windows 8, a Windows 8 design primer from Apress. He is a Microsoft MVP in Client App Development as well as a Xamarin MVP.
Brian Rinaldi @remotesynth Brian Rinaldi is the Developer Content Manager at Telerik where he manages the Telerik Developer Connection. Brian is a frequent speaker and author. Brian founded the popular site Flippin' Awesome (now the Modern Web) and is co-editor of the Mobile Web Weekly newsletter.
Chris Aquino @radishmouse As Director of Front-End Engineering, Chris Aquino leads Big Nerd Ranch’s web team, which specializes in cross-platform app development and training for Open Web technologies. He is also the author and senior instructor of Big Nerd Ranch's "Cross-Platform JavaScript Apps" training course. With more than a decade of development experience, his skills and expertise range from Java and Python on the server to all things JavaScript, in the browser and beyond.

Before joining Big Nerd Ranch nearly three years ago, Aquino worked as a software engineer for Monumental Interactive. For the last four years, he has volunteered for the Atlanta chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) on the sustainability committee.

Aquino graduated from Georgia Tech with a bachelor of science in technology and culture with a focus on computational media and cognitive science.

Chris Halaschek @chalaschek Chris Halaschek is a full-stack engineer and entrepreneur who has been building real-time, web-based systems for the past 10+ years. Currently, he is the CTO of Voxa, an email intelligence platform for sales teams. Prior to Voxa, Chris was the CTO of San Francisco based game developer, HashGo and CTO at financial services firm, Clados Management.

Chris holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park. He additionally earned his M.S. and B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Georgia.

Chris Morrow @_ChrisMorrow I'm a Senior UI Developer at Soltech, Inc. I've worked in the web development field for over 16 years. I've used a number of web technologies including Flash, Flex, Javascript, jQuery, AJAX, and HTML5. Throughout my career I have maintained focus on the UI and the user experience.

When I'm not coding I enjoy tennis, a good craft beer, or hanging out with my wonderful wife and two kids.

I have led internal training at a number of companies and enjoy sharing what I've learned with others. I also was once a Javascript and Flash trainer at New Horizons for a short spell in the late 90s.

My entire career I've worked in Atlanta. I've worked with a number of enterprises including IBM, Georgia-Pacific, and IHG. I've also worked for digital marketing agencies with clients including Home Depot, NYSE, The NBA, Georgia Lottery, Graco, Americas Mart, BeautyRest, and Accu-Chek.

Clint Ayres @jurassix Full stack web developer for ICE in Atlanta. Over the last year I've built, with the help of a great team, three high profile web applications, including the newly branded NYSE. I'm passionate about craftsmanship and community in web development.
Dennis Hurst @dennishurst Dennis Hurst has 14 years of experience in the Application Security industry and has been a developer for over 25 years of development experience. He has worked with developers around the world improving the security of their application and was the original developer of WebInspect (now and HP product).

Mr. Dennis Hurst is a highly respected security expert with unprecedented expertise in the area of application security and the integration of security into all aspects of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC). His broad experience in security, application development, product management, and IT Operations have given him the knowledge and experience to work with many Fortune 500 companies around the globe implementing successful application security programs.

Mr. Hurst has also been influential in many industry organizations such as the Cloud Security Alliance, the Open Web Application Security Project, and other industry groups. He is a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), where he co-wrote the Application Security section of v1 & v2 of the CSA guidelines.

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Erica Stanley @ericastanley Full stack web developer for ICE in Atlanta. Over the last year I've built, with the help of a great team, three high profile web applications, including the newly branded NYSE. I'm passionate about craftsmanship and community in web development.
Fokke Zandbergen @FokkeZB Based in The Netherlands, Fokke is an active contributor to the international Titanium community. As a Titan he's a developer advocate of the Titanium platform and co-leads the Dutch user group in Amsterdam. He's also a Titanium Certified Instructor and likes to speak from what he learns building apps himself.
Gordon Hall @sp0rkyd0rky I am a Senior Software Engineer at BitPay, dividing my time between developing our core product and contributing to our various open source projects. I am passionate about using technology as a means for protecting personal freedom and deprecating the necessity of authority and centralization in all facets of society.
Jae Lee @leejaew Jae is the founder of Movable Ads, an Austin start-up that focuses on creating mobile first user experience through the use of mobile and wearable technology. By delivering personalized messages, Movable Ads empower consumers to engage in a real-time conversation which leads to a more intimate connection with brands and products.

As a software engineer and advocate, he currently contributes to the Austin tech community by hosting a local meetup on mobile app development. Prior, Jae has lived in Tunis Tunisia where he served as a volunteer lecturer for 2 years at a local university teaching web programming.

James Charlesworth @_jcharlesworth Javascript is my language of choice and I love writing it. In the past I have done a lot of work with Node.js, Backbone.js, D3, Three.js, and Canvas elements. I work as a frontend developer on the Mobile team so I get to work with a lot of the new HTML 5 technologies in production. I'm really excited about WebGL finally coming to iOS 8.
Jason Kneen @jasonkneen Freelance Web/App/Mobile Developer as @bouncingfish • Speaker • Creator of @tweet4me, @buffer4me • TCAD + TCD Certified Developer/Instructor • Titanium Titan
Jason Reece @jason_reece For more than two years, Jason Reece has worked as a software engineer at Big Nerd Ranch, specializing in front-end development in HTML5, CSS and JavaScript. His expertise also includes responsive web development. A notable project to date was the relaunch of Big Nerd Ranch's website, which Reece was the lead developer in constructing.

Before joining Big Nerd Ranch in 2012, Reece worked for the art school Creative Circus. Reece had a number of different roles at Creative Circus, including administrator, student and teacher. Since shifting from employee to student, Reece's work has revolved around computers ever since. He also served as an instructor at Creative Circus teaching an introduction to HTML and CSS class.

Jason Weathersby @jasonweathersby Jason Weathersby is a Technical Evangelist for Mozilla, evangelizing Firefox OS. He is also a committer on the BIRT project at the Eclipse Foundation, and has co-authored several books and written many articles on BIRT integration. He is a proponent of HTML5, the Open Web and Open Source and is a regular contributor to the Mozilla Hacks blog. Jason has over 20 years experience in the software development field, ranging from real time process control to business intelligence software.
John Gould @AvatarJohn John has been in Nashville since 1995, developing business applications and engaging in Business Intelligence projects for large firms throughout the US. He started Avatar Software as a boutique custom development shop in 2003 and has expanded the company's scope in recent years to include mobile development and web application development, primarily utilizing the Durandal JavaScript framework.

John started Codex Labs in 2012 with Andrew McElroy to bring enterprise-level Appcelerator Titanium training to the Southeast. Subsequently, John became interested in developing mobile games with Titanium and Lanica's Platino game development engine. He is currently working with Andrew on developing a new game development training course using this ecosystem.

John lives with his family in Franklin, TN and dreams of dragging the substantial, yet very traditional, Nashville entertainment industry into the world of game development, even if it has to be kicking and screaming. He's a diehard Vanderbilt football fan and loves to encourage children to engage in music and programming, especially his son and daughter, who amaze him daily.

Jonathan Martin @nybblr With more than seven years experience in software development and three years in commercial web development, Jonathan Martin is currently a front-end and back-end software developer and instructor at Big Nerd Ranch. He makes the world a better place for consulting clients with front-end development using Rails. He also bores knowledge-hungry students with the "wats" of JavaScript.

Martin graduated summa cum laude from Georgia Tech with a degree in computer science. He has experience with Rails and front-end development, architecting and implementing systems with a focus on maintainability and flexibility. He teaches Big Nerd Ranch’s immersive bootcamp on Cross Platform JavaScript Apps with HTML5.

Ket Majmudar @ketan Ket has been freelancing as a web developer/designer for 14 years, starting out in design and moving more towards web application development. In late 2010 he began creating mobile apps using Titanium. His apps, either built internally or as part of contracting for other companies, include solutions for the SCI-FI-LONDON International Film Festival, Surrey Police & Radio Taxis (London Black Cabs). He also won "Most Inspiring" as part of a team for T-10, held by NASA's 2013 'Space Apps Challenge'. A Titan & organiser of the London Titanium User Group, he plays rock bass guitar & dabbles in 3D photography when not building apps. Currently living and working near London, UK.
Kristin Marsicano @kristinmars Kristin Marsicano is an Android developer, team manager, and instructor at Big Nerd Ranch. She is passionate about software development, learning, and the intersection of the two. Throughout the years Kristin has designed and implemented mobile applications in industry, researched and published on the usability and human factors aspects of mobile interfaces in academia, served as a consultant for Fortune 100 wireless carriers, and even participated in Google's exploration of a visual programming language for Android for use in Computer Science education.
Lance Gleason @lgleasain Lance Gleason has been a computer nut ever since his dad bought him a computer when he was a kid. After nearly a decade as a Java developer for companies like Kodak, CNN, and GE, he decided to end his addiction to heavy inheritance, static typing, and coding without tests. These days, he practices clean Ruby living with lots of well-tested code, class composition, and fun dynamic languages as a developer/startup CTO for hire with extensive experience in data science and committer on open source projects such as the Passbook-iOS, Asari and Active Asari Gems. He is known to practice interspecies pair (purr) programming with his orange tabby, Allie, and when he's not writing code, you will find him diving with sharks, trekking through Chernobyl, sampling wine, cheering on the Springboks or perfecting his biltong recipe.
Mary Rose Cook @maryrosecook I write code, make music, work at Hacker School and live in New York City. I’ve made two games: Pistol Slut and Empty Black. I’ve made a micro framework for JavaScript games: Coquette. I’ve made a programming language for children: Isla. I’ve spoken at JSConf, EmpireJS, Front-Trends, BerlinJS and BrooklynJS.
Micah Wedemeyer @micahwedemeyer Micah is a consultant and partner in The Agile League, a web development and design agency based in Atlanta, Georgia. He loves combining entrepreneurship with hacking, design and practical product management. He also built and runs Obsidian Portal, sort of a “basecamp for Dungeons and Dragons”.

When he’s not working on projects for The Agile League, Micah is practicing stunt kiting, skateboarding, kayaking, mountain biking, and co-hosting a weekly Dungeons and Dragons podcast, Haste.

Michael Johnson @bluekayaks Senior Front End at Huge Inc.

I've been kayaking for about five years now. I love the focus of being on the water, planning your next moves while working in your current one. I love the teamwork. You're never on the river alone, and the safety of others is your responsibility.

It's a sport that can take you to wonderful places you'd never see otherwise. Little River Canyon, Tallulah Gorge, the Chattooga, rural Ecuador.

Natalie Kozlowski @NRKozlowski Natalie serves as the front-end developer and designer at CodeGuard. She not only creates usable and engaging media in Illustrator and Photoshop, but brings them to life using the latest in scalable front-end web technologies. A graduate of Michigan State University in Professional Writing, Natalie was the Creative Director for the State News, supervised the development team and oversaw all design. Previously at the Nebo Agency, a leading interactive marketing group, she developed easy-to-use custom web applications and produced elegantly designed websites. In her spare time she enjoys biking, t-shirt design, learning to speak new languages, and constructing massive wooden letters in Helvetica Bold.
Patrick Mueller @pmuellr Patrick Mueller is an IBMer working in the Raleigh, NC area. He has been using node.js for a few years now, starting with contributing debug tooling to the Apache Cordova project. Currently he is a developer advocate for IBM's Bluemix PaaS product, based on the open source Cloud Foundry project.
Patrick Seda @pxtrick Patrick is a Mobile Application Architect consultant and has created apps for all sizes of clients, including several Fortune 500 clients. Currently the Technical Lead at Propelics, he helps define and orchestrate all Enterprise app development. Formerly a Professional Services Architect for Appcelerator, he is a Titanium fanboy who loves contributing back to the community.
Pete Hodgson @ph1 Pete is a Lead Consultant at ThoughtWorks. He helps teams get more awesome at delivering maintainable software at a sustainable pace, using agile practices like test-driven design, pairing and continuous delivery. After horrible experiences with javascript in the early 2000s Pete saw the light and fell in love with this quirky little language while leading a team building a pure-JavaScript single-page mobile banking application. He was also an early contributor to the Calatrava framework.
Pratik Patel @prpatel Pratik Patel is the CTO of Atlanta based startup TripLingo. He’s also an author, speaker, and consultant helping technologists build great apps, and business people make the most of technology. After many years in the big corporate world in places such as New York, London and Hong Long, he’s in the startup space now and hacks iOS, Android, Java, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Rails, and ..... well everything except Perl. You can follow him on twitter at @prpatel.
Raju Gandhi @looselytyped I am a Software Craftsman with over a decade of experience building Web Applications and Enterprise Software and I love to build great software.
Ricardo Alcocer @ricardoalcocer 18+ years of experience in software development. Author of Titanium Alloy in Action. Currently work as Lead developer evangelist @ Appcelerator
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Sanjay Bhatia @datasanj Sanjay Bhatia is a first generation American, inventor, entrepreneur and pioneer in interactive analytics and data visualization. Sanjay is founder and CEO of Izenda, a venture-backed business intelligence platform that dynamically and securely integrates intuitive reporting and visual data exploration into modern business applications. Sanjay started his career coding graphics algorithms in x86 assembly and created one of the first commercial-scale pizza ordering systems in the early days of the internet.

He’s won TIE Entrepreneur of the year, Power 30 under 30 and has been highlighted nationally on FOX, NBC, Channel 9, Jezabel and has been on various books and radio shows.

Sanjay has worked at Radiant Systems, Trilogy and the Microsoft Visual Studio Team where he helped Launch .NET.

Sanjay earned an MBA in Business Analysis from Georgia state and graduated with high honors with a Computer Science degree specializing in Graphics, Visualization and Usability. He is certified in Ayurveda through the Chopra Center.

Sanjay enjoys traveling to places with palm trees, meditating, mixed-medium painting, HDR photography and doing yoga.

Shubhra Kar @shubhrakar Shubhra Kar, Director, Products and Systems Engineering at StrongLoop Inc., is an accomplished Node and J2EE technologist with extensive global expertise as an architect, management consultant, product manager, and thought leader. Focussed on emerging tech, for over 15 years and across three continents, he has built and delivered successful solutions with Fortune 500 corporations, helping them bridge the gap between business and IT.
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Stephen Thomas @stephen_thomas Stephen specializes in front-end development at Georgia Tech’s Department of Education Technology where he is helping to build the Open Academic Environment. He is the author of several books on the Internet and networking technology and has written about JavaScript development for Smashing Magazine, sitepoint and others. His most recent book is Building JavaScript Visualizations from No Starch Press.
Tim Poulsen @skypanther Software developer for Appcelerator, working on Alloy, the CLI, and tooling projects. Former master-trainer for Appcelerator.
Toby Ho @airportyh Toby Ho is a veteran JavaScript developer in Atlanta. He blogs at and is passionate about helping others learn. He is active in the open source community where his proudest work is Test’em - a Javascript test runner.
Tony Lukasavage @tonylukasavage OSS engineer working at Appcelerator, working on Titanium, Alloy, Hyperloop, triple, and node.js. I like whiskey and fighting.
Trevor Ward @thewarpedcoder I have been developing software for over 20 years, initially using Cobol before going into web development in the late 90's using Perl, HTML, JavaScript and Oracle. In 2007 I started to use Ruby on Rails and Adobe Flex, before moving into mobile application development in early 2011, using the Appcelerator Titanium framework
Wesley Hales @wesleyhales Wesley Hales is an author, occasional speaker and Lead Software Developer at Shape Security. In his spare time, Wesley works on onslyde and loadreport.js.

You can read his articles, or follow him on twitter @wesleyhales.


Code of Conduct

Connect.js is dedicated to providing an outstanding conference experience for all attendees, speakers, sponsors, volunteers and organizers (Connect.js participants) regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, financial status, hair color (or hair amount), platform preference, or text editor of choice. We do not tolerate harassment of Connect.js participants in any form. Please treat your fellow Connect.js participants with respect, regardless of the context you’re interacting with them.

Harassment is not appropriate for any conference venue… We expect all Connect.js participants to follow the Code of Conduct during the conference. This includes conference-related social events at off-site locations, and in related online communities and social media. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Conference participants violating this Code of Conduct may be expelled from the conference without a refund, and/or banned from future Connect.js events, at the discretion of Connect.js

Examples of harassment include offensive comments, verbal threats or demands, sexualized images in public spaces, intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of sessions or events, and unwelcome physical contact or sexual attention. Speaker presentations fall under this category and should not use images or examples that would violate the code of conduct.

Connect.js participants must remember that Connect.js organizers and volunteers are not trained conflict resolution specialists, nor are they security or law enforcement. Connect.js organizers and volunteers will immediately escalate issues around safety, violence, or similar situations to Cobb Galleria staff or law enforcement.

For the protection of Connect.js participants, Connect.js will never put its organizers or volunteers in the position of trying to assess whether or not an incident merits escalation. If there is any doubt, we will escalate incidents to the appropriate agency immediately.

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