Harnessing the Cloud to Create Social Mobile Apps That Scale

Abe Pachikara (Microsoft), Jim Zimmerman (Thuzi.com)
Sponsored 2014
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We will discuss 3 topics near and dear to many: mobile apps; social apps; and helping ensure wild success. Join us to learn how Thuzi has created social apps that can run on phone devices (iPhone, Android, Windows Phone,) iPad/tablets, and tap cloud computing to handle rapid growth. We will walk thru an HTML5 demo, including specific tips and assets, leave you with samples and provide access to the Azure cloud to try it all out.

This session is sponsored by Microsoft

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Abe Pachikara


Abe Pachikara is passionate about the cloud computing shift underway. In this role, he is an active supporter of the (still embryonic) cloud discussion in the broader community by luminaries like Dave Nielsen of CloudCamp. He also equips Microsoft’s field evangelists so they can reach and enable legions of developers to learn more about the Windows Azure Platform (via training kits, screencasts and other assets) and try it out for themselves. Outside of work Abe is an avid amateur photographer with some of his work at occasionalinsights.blogspot.com. Twitter: @abepachikara LinkedIn: Abe Pachikara.

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Jim Zimmerman


Jim Zimmerman is the CTO of Thuzi.com. He has worked with several online web startups for the last 14 years. He specializes in scalable web application development using jQuery, ASP.NET MVC, C#, PHP, along with the Facebook API. (He began his Web development efforts with PERL and JavaScript.) He also specializes in SEO for clients using organic search, social optimization, and online marketing strategies.

Thuzi is a Facebook Preferred Partner, and Jim is a Windows Azure MVP. Jim is a contributing member of several open source projects including the Facebook C# SDK, Windows Azure Toolkit, PHP Azure Toolkit, Ajax Control Toolkit, and SubSonic 3. He speaks on various web related topics including Azure, Ajax, jQuery, ORM, and ASP.NET MVC at Code Camps and .NET user groups in Florida and around the country. He co-authored the book, Beginning ASP.NET 2.0 Ajax from Wrox press, which was published in July of 2007.

When not glued to the computer, Jim likes to play with his wife and children at the beach in Tampa, Florida and play guitar every once in a while.

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Jonathan Harris
04/04/2011 3:21am PDT

This was a great presentation. There was mention of it being available online. Will video or slides be made available?


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David Greenholtz
03/30/2011 1:44am PDT

Will there be a link shared for this presentation? Thanks!

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