Welcome to the 3rd edition of #MobileRefresh – New Zealand's conference for mobile technology enthusiasts #DevFest18


Sessions

Would you like to meet the NZ mobile development community, listen to expert speakers and find out all about the latest trends in mobile technologies? Then join us at Mobile Refresh Wellington 2018, NZ’s largest mobile developer conference. GDG Wellington and Cocoaheads are proud to announce that Mobile Refresh Wellington is back for a 2018 edition.

Our one-day event on September 7, 2018 at Victoria University Wellington aims to bring together 200+ mobile technology enthusiasts. The conference attracts attendees who are interested in learning and debating about the latest developments announced at Google I/O and WWDC and general trends in mobile technologies.

Mobile Refresh Wellington will provide content for designers, developers, testers, or just about anyone passionate about mobile development. The conference is technology agnostic, we’re not a dedicated Android, iOS or mobile web event. We want to encourage attendees to look beyond their day-to-day platform of choice and keep up to date with more general trends in mobile tech.

We look forward to spending a day of learning and sharing with all of you. Until then, you can reach us via Twitter or Slack.

Speakers

We are thrilled to welcome a diverse lineup to speakers this year.




Sessions

We will update the list of sessions once the call for papers has closed. The un-conference talks will be updated on the site on the day of the event.

8:00am - 8:45am
Registration
8:45am - 9:00am
MCLT101
Intro
9:00am - 9:45am
MCLT101
Opening Keynote
12 Years on: A Retrospective
Zarah Dominguez
9:45am - 10:15am
Morning Tea & Unconference Planning
10:15am - 11:00am
MCLT101
TensorFlow for Mobile Developers
Enrique Manas Lopez
MCLT102
Superheroes & Forgetful teenagers Remote Device Management for iOS
Michal Pearse
CO118
Mobile Testing, Automation, Manual or Hybrid
Tony Parrot
CO119
Best and Worst Mobile Design Patterns
Philip F
11:15am - 12:00pm
MCLT101
iRow, Practical Machine Learning in iOS
Christie Davis & Valerie Chan
MCLT102
Making Things do stuff
Dave McKelvie
CO118
Wait, people still use email? - Boosting business with mobile email marketing
Hyojin Jung
CO119
Code Quality. Monitoring and Reporting
Nick H
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lunch
1:00pm - 1:45pm
MCLT101
Android and iOS, a 100% fully serious comparison
Sam Jarman & Jie Li
MCLT102
Breaking the ice with Natural Language Processing
Ilia Kopylov
CO118
Custom vs native fonts in apps
Gili Sharrock
CO119
Raising the baby together. Why design is not handoff
Jacob and Matthew
2:00pm - 2:45pm
MCLT101
Flutter from idea to app in minutes
Mitchell Tillbrook
MCLT102
But doesn’t everyone with a smartphone speak English?
Jennifer Doherty
CO118
Dexs, R8 & 3.2
Inaki Villar
CO119
App Store / Play Store war stories
Nick P
2:45pm - 3:15pm
Afternoon Tea
3:15pm - 4:00pm
MCLT101
Golang ❤️ Mobile
Bridget Cowie
MCLT102
The Power of Storytelling - My Accidental Journey as a WomenTechmakers
Nazlina Quadir
CO118
Personalized apps: from CRUD to Custom
Lester Litchfield
CO119
Fearless coding with test driven development
Roberto A
4:15pm - 5:00pm
MCLT101
Scaling backend infrastructure for millions of phones
Jethro Carr
MCLT102
Build Better Android Apps with Vector Assets
Luke Sleeman
CO118
Collaborative company culture: The role of leaders in building and sustaining teams
Arzoo Syeddah
CO119
Mario Kart & DX
Kai
5:00pm - 5:30pm
Conference wrap-up
5:30pm - late
After Party! 🍕🍻🎉

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About US

Google Developer Group (GDG) Wellington is a friendly, inclusive, supportive, accessible, and community focused group of people that meet regularly to discuss the latest developments in Google’s ecosystem.

Cocoaheads Wellington is a group devoted to the discussion of Apple's Cocoa and CocoaTouch Frameworks for programming on iOS, watchOS, tvOS, and macOS.

Disclaimer: GDG Wellington is an independent group; our activities and the opinions expressed here should in no way be linked to Google, the corporation.

Code of Conduct

We expect all people attending at our event to have read and accepted our Code of Conduct.