Where We’ve Been

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We’ve been busy at appendTo! Here’s a recap of where we’ve been speaking or learning:


BlackBerry World

At the beginning of May, appendTo attended BlackBerry World in Orlando. Doug Neiner gave a session and sat on a panel, then was joined by Levi DeHaan and Jonathan Sharp for an all-day training on BlackBerry WebWorks and jQuery Mobile.


Tech Connection Live!

In mid-May, Andrew Powell spoke at the Tech Connection Live! Twin Cities, a ComponentOne event. Andrew introduced the attendees to juiceUI, appendTo’s open-source collection of WebForms components that easily brings jQuery UI Widgets to projects (even for local service companies!) so users can leverage the power of the world’s most popular JavaScript UI library while working with familiar code.



At the end of May, Ralph Whitbeck was asked to speak in Moscow, Russia at the .toster{javascript} conference. Ralph introduced the attendees to  AmplifyJS, a set of components designed to solve common web application problems with a simplistic API. The goal of Amplify is to simplify all forms of data handling by providing a unified API for various data sources. The long flight was worth it and several Russian developers left excited to start using the tool.



Also at the end of May, appendTo was a platinum sponsor of the O’Reilly Fluent Conference in San Francisco. Several appendTo team members attended, including Micah Snyder, Ralph Whitbeck, Jim Cowart, and Jonathan Sharp. appendTo CEO Mike Hostetler gave the presentation, The Impact and Risk of HTML5 on Your Bottom Line. He was also interviewed a couple of times—first on what’s driving the business case for HTML5 and again on what appendTo does.


Front-End Design Conference

On June 8-9, appendTo’s Joel Glover (left), Brandon Brown and Doug Neiner (right) and attended the Front-End Design Conference in St. Petersburg, Fla. For an idea of what they saw, watch the recap video.

Joel and Doug


jQuery Conference

At the end of June, Elijah Manor, Doug Neiner and Ralph Whitbeck attended the jQuery Conference in San Francisco. In addition to attending, Elijah and Doug spoke. Scott González and Jörn Zaefferer, two other appendTo contributors, also spoke at the conference. Scott presented part of the State of jQuery session and Jörn presented the session, “Pitfalls and Opportunities of Single Page Applications.”


Whew! That is busy but we wouldn’t have it any other way.