By Ben Coblentz, Consultant
Snow*Mobile is an annual conference focused on bringing the latest mobile development trends and techniques to the Madison developer community. This year’s event was hosted at the recently constructed UW Madison Union South on February 15th and 16th. Local organizers attract top talent from around the world to lead discussions about new ideas and implementation strategies. The core focus is cutting edge technologies and new approaches to mobile application development. Featuring plenty of hands on coding, Snow*Mobile is also a weekend chock full of interesting conversation, good times and great networking opportunities.
This year’s lineup included Jessie Shternshus, Kevin Jones, Eric Knapp, David Walsh, Hampton Catlin, Aijaz Ansari, Peter Traeg, Clarissa Peterson, Matt Thompson, Smith Schwartz, Wes Bos, Stephen Caudill, Ray Hightower, Tim Anglade, Tristan Waddington, Tim Kadlec, Adam Steinert, Don Coleman and Ashe Dryden. Individual sessions covered a range of topics including the new FireFox Mobile OS (featuring a hands on demo), Windows Phone 8, the latest coding trends in Android & IOS development, App design strategies for the visually impaired, BDD (Behavior Driven Development), PhoneGap development and a heavy focus on the incredible new capabilities that are possible with Responsive Mobile Design leveraging the native capabilities of HTML 5 and CSS3. <Read More>
By Mir Qader
Growing Companies Advisor
Evaluating people and determining who is the right person for you and your job is a VERY difficult task. In fact, the best way to know is to have actual, real work experience from the person that you can evaluate them on. So, if you can afford internships or can afford a prolonged testing period, you are in a better position than many others and will make a better decision. However, if you are not, here are some tools to help you pick a more qualified candidate.
First, remember this statement, “Past experience is a good indicator of future performance.” Since we are all habitual people, there is no better way to determine what you would do in the future, especially as things start to get more normal and past the probationary periods, other than looking at the past. <read more>
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