Mobile Web Workshop, 23rd of March, Amsterdam

On Wednesday 23rd of March I will hold a Mobile Web Workshop in Amsterdam. The workshop will take place in Felix Meritis (Keizersgracht 324), and it will run from 10:00 to about 17:00. Tickets are €300 ex. VAT, and they include lunch. The maximum number of participants is 15.

I will give an introduction to the mobile browser landscape, the touch events, the two viewports, and other mobile-specific web development topics. This will take me roughly two of the seven hours. A third hour will be occupied by lunch and informal discussion, and the rest is for you to fill in.

I’m not a big believer in workshops where the teacher talks for eight hours straight. Therefore the idea is that you take a genuine project you have to work on for a genuine client, or, failing that, an experiment you’re working on. We’ll discuss these practical examples, you’ll work on them during the workshop, and we’ll solve practical problems together.

I will take plenty of test phones, including a few obscure ones such as the Nokia N900 (Maemo) and the HTC Smart (Brew MP), that we can try stuff on. If you have them you should also take a few phones — and not only iPhones or Androids. (I do not own a Windows Phone 7 device, so if someone could bring it we’d all be grateful.)

Oh, and if you’re interested in the mobile web, take a look at the Mobilism conference, 12th and 13th of May, in the same venue.

Practical information

Wednesday 23rd of March, 10:00-17:00
Felix Meritis, Keizersgracht 324, Amsterdam. The workshop will take place in the Sterrenzaal, which is the topmost hall in Felix Meritis. Unfortunately the Sterrenzaal is not wheelchair-accessible.
Max. 15
€300 ex. VAT. They can be obtained here. Invoices must be paid in full before the workshop.
Included. Also included are coffee, tea, and small snacks.
I will take a wide range of devices. Please do the same; especially if you own obscure devices. This will ensure the widest possible test environment.
You’re supposed to bring your own laptop to work on.
The workshop will only proceed if at least five tickets are sold. If that does not happen it will be cancelled and the ticket price will be refunded. Payments by credit card will not be refunded in full — the refund costs will be withheld.
Future workshops
If the current workshop is a success I’ll repeat it — possibly even in other countries. I’ll take these decisions after the 23rd of March, though.

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