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Seven Days to SYS-CON's iPhone Developer Summit

Countdown to the little Apple hits the Big Apple

We now have 7 days until the SYS-CON iPhone Developer Summit in New York's Roosevelt Hotel. During the now TWO-day event, there will be nine presenters as well as exhibitors such as Sybase. Each day this week I will let you know some information of a few of our speakers...

Getting Started Programming with Objective-C and the iPhone - Julio Barros - Consultant, E-String Technologies

Developing for the iPhone and iPod touch is exciting and the amount of information can be overwhelming at times. Objective-C is a simple superset of C and XCode is powerful and comprehensive. Cocoa Touch frameworks are new but based on mature elegant technology with roots in Mac OS X and NextStep. Well talk about tips and strategies to best learn your way around Objective-C, Cocoa Touch and the XCode development tools.

Speaker Bio:
Julio Barros has been developing iPhone software since the SDK was released, and has been involved with a variety of projects for the iPhone. Prior to focusing on the iPhone, Julio worked on commercial software projects for almost 20 years in Colorado, New York, and Washington DC. He is a consultant, freelance programmer and trainer.

Break The Mold - iPhone for the Mobile Enterprise - Senthil Krishnapillai - Director of Product Management, Sybase iAnywhere

Business users are actively embracing Apple’s iPhone and bringing it into the enterprise - both through the back door and the front door. iPhone developers have a significant opportunity to help businesses gain a competitive advantage by empowering workers with a true mobile office – secure email, mobilized business processes, and seamless access to back-end enterprise systems. In order to achieve this vision and help companies truly realize the power of the iPhone in the enterprise, a mobile infrastructure is needed that enables enterprises to move away from single ‘one-off’ applications to a more strategic mobile platform.

Speaker Bio:
Senthil Krishnapillai is director of product management at Sybase iAnywhere. Senthil's mobile communications group, part of the Information Anywhere suite, is responsible for the designing and bringing future generation of Mobile collaboration products to the market. Senthil is experienced in managing enterprise products for worldwide markets and has successfully developed and marketed innovative products for the mobility market. He has more than 15 years experience in product management, product marketing and product development for mobile devices and smartphones with Sybase and Extended Systems and was the founder of Rand Software, a synchronization software company. He is a member of various consortiums including OMA-DS and CTIA.

Check out the iPhone Developer Summit website here.

More Stories By Ian Thain

As one of the Sybase Technical Evangelists, Ian regularly addresses technical audiences all over the world and his sessions are always very well attended. He also writes education classes, whitepapers, demos and articles for various Sybase products and publishes regularly in Journals such as SYS-CON's PBDJ and International Developer Magazine. He is also the Sybase Unwired Platform & PocketBuilder Evangelist and works closely with the team in Dublin, CA and Concord, MA on new features and demonstrations for the products. In his customer-facing Evangelist role, Ian is very involved with the design, production and testing of Enterprise class Unwired Solutions, that have been implemented using Sybase's Unwired tools for Sybase customers around the globe. In addition, Ian is a dedicated technical expert continually working with Sybase's key partners and clients to enhance the capabilities of the Unwired solutions that Sybase can offer to its customers. Ian can also be found on Twitter @ithain

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