My CodeStock Talks–Committed and Mind the Gap (PhoneGap)

Just a quick post to share the resources from my CodeStock 2012 talks. The conference was a blast, but I don’t have time to do a full recap right now. I do want to say thank you to all who attended. Also, a huge thank you to Michael Neel for organizing the event and taking a chance on newer speakers.

Committed to Good Commits

Committed intro slide

First, a replay of my Committed To Good Commits talk from TechMixer University. I updated the slides; while they still had a bit of a bullet point feel to them, they’re perhaps a bit prettier. You can get the pptx, pdf, or pdf with notes. There’s no code here, it’s all discussion.

Mind the Gap – Creating Native Mobile Applications with PhoneGap

Mind the Gap intro slide

Ah, nothing like a verbose subtitle. I was very excited to have a great turnout for this talk, and I hope that I delivered a useful and entertaining introduction to PhoneGap. Here are the pptx, pdf, and pdf with notes.

As for the code samples, I showed the “example” projects that come with the PhoneGap downloads. And technically, while we didn’t look at the code for the following, I did reference my terrible, terrible hack to show-off PhoneGap Build.

For the Record (…or not)

I did try, but a certain free screen recording software failed me twice. For Committed, it crashed while trying to mix the audio and video; for Mind the Gap, it wouldn’t even launch. Sorry about that.


About David Ruttka

I've been "making computers do things" since I first saw King's Quest on a 286 PC in the mid-80's, but I turned it into a career just over a decade ago. While the majority of my experience has been on the Microsoft stack (C#, .NET, ASP.NET), I've recently been diving deeper into JavaScript and exploring the Ruby universe. Occasionally, I'll do a public speaking gig or write a blog post. When I'm not coding, I enjoy spending time with my family, watching hockey, and playing the occasional video game. You can also find me on Stack Overflow, Google Plus, and Twitter. Microsoft Certified Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 Specialist; MCPD Windows Developer 3.5
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2 Responses to My CodeStock Talks–Committed and Mind the Gap (PhoneGap)

  1. Sounds nice! Wish I could have seen it in person.

    You’re on your way to becoming a tech speaker rockstar. 🙂

    • David Ruttka says:

      Thanks Derek. I wish I had them recorded. As far as becoming a “rockstar,” it certainly is a long road ahead if I’m truly on my way yet at all 😉

      I might do a series of blog posts based on the Committed talk and a series of screen casts to recap the PhoneGap talk. Should be easy enough now that the content is generated, so maybe that will produce some more regular posts for a few weeks.


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