Retrospective 2012

Just like in 2010 and 2011, here goes a small recapitulation of the main events that happened in akosma software during 2012; another great year with incredible achievements, and a bright future ahead.

I would like to start by thanking all of my partners, clients, friends and family, plus all of my followers in Twitter, Facebook, Github and LinkedIn, who have been extremely supportive to help me achieve incredible milestones this year. I could have certainly not have done it without you guys! Thanks a lot to all of you (you know who you are!)

The Book

By far, the event that did myself the proudest last year was finally publishing my first book, “Mobile JavaScript Application Development” at O’Reilly. This book is an evolution of the booklet written for our students of the first mobile web training in Zürich in 2011.

The book had outstandingly positive reviews so far and I’d like to thank my friends of immedia in South Africa for hosting a very nice launch party in July!

I also say “my first book” because, well, the second one is in production and will be hopefully published very soon!

Training

In 2012 I have given a total of 336 hours of training, to 88 students in Zürich, Paris, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban! I have taught iOS (both beginner and advanced levels) and mobile web development (a subject particularly interesting for enterprise developers).

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We have dramatically extended the collaboration with our friends of immedia, which yielded 4 sessions of mobile application training in South Africa during February, July, October and December. I am proud and happy to have been able to empower so many developers to embrace the technologies required for this new post-PC world ahead of us!

There was also another edition of the successful Mobile Web Training in Zürich in March, and last but not least, I have also collaborated with Sencha during the month of November, to give the official Sencha Touch training curriculum in Paris.

Conferences

Last year I had the privilege of organizing and hosting the mobile track at QCon London in March; we had a great lineup of speakers including Maximiliano Firtman, Tobie Langel and Christophe Coenraets.

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As a speaker I spoke about Sencha Touch twice, in JavaScript events in Switzerland; first in March, during the official JS Genève meetup, and then in June, during SwissJeese 2012 in Bern.

Finally, I had the opportunity to attend Mobilism in May and WWDC in June.

Apps

This year I have helped my clients publish new apps:

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Talking about the Lausanne Cathedral apps, I would like to mention that the Android apps were developed by the incredible Android team of immedia, led by Duncan Scholtz!

And more!

I have also had the privilege of being part of the Jury of the first edition of the Swiss App Awards, held in Zürich in March. Finally, I’ve also helped immedia during the month of August as a technical advisor to the management and technical teams.

PS: by the way, the second edition of the Swiss App Awards has just announced the shortlist of candidates!

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