Pete Erickson

The Changing Role of the Mobile Developer

Date: This event took place live on November 17 2011

Presented by: Pete Erickson

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

Cost: Free

Being a mobile developer today looks nothing like it did five years ago. These days developers are finding themselves in board rooms and being consulted on platform strategies, revenue models, UX design and customer service. Mobile developer portfolios are greatly strengthened when a candidate can point to an app in an appstore and discuss not only the coding challenges he or she overcame, but also answer the business and marketing questions that are sure to come up. Without an app, developers must still find a way to differentiate beyond code. Developers who have adapted to this new reality are thriving and many are building their own companies with much success.

In this presentation, Pete Erickson, will discuss the shift that's taken place over the past three years and share his insights into the future role of the mobile developer.

About Pete Erickson

Pete Erickson is a nationally recognized leader in the technology scene facilitating and speaking at events across the country. Pete currently oversees operations at Disruptathon and MoDevDC. Disruptathon identifies disruptive innovations and the people behind them through a series of live contest style events with stops this year in Vancouver, BC, San Diego, CA and Washington, DC. MoDevDC is one of the nations most successful regional mobile developer organizations with 1500 members and two meetups per month to accommodate the high demand. Pete also founded MoDevEast, a mobile developers and marketers conference and hackathon event taking place Dec 2-3, 2011 at Gannett Conference Center in Mclean, VA.

Pete is a regular guest on NPR and Fox5 News in DC and has been featured on CBS, ABC, The Washington Post, Read Write Web and many other technology publications. Follow pete on Twitter @peteerickson @disruptathon or email pete@disruptathon.com.

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