2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Making the Mobile Leap

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We all know the next wave is mobile, it's been beaten into our brains. But, what does a company do when they want to get on that wave, but the core of their business is still on the Web. How do you architect experiences for consumers in the future while not taking your eye off of what is currently driving your business. Hear from the mobile engineering leads at Airbnb, Box, Eventbrite, and Pinterest that may not have been mobile first but have made mobile core to what they do.



Andrew Vilcsak

Mobile Engineering Lead


Andrew was the first mobile engineer hired at Airbnb 2 years ago and lead the development of Apple iTunes Store Award winning app. Since then he has become the lead of the mobile engineering team working on building products for mobile devices.


Mark Smallcombe

Head of Mobile Engineering


Mark is working with an awesome team of engineers and designers at Pinterest to create the world's best visual discovery tool. He has previously led engineering teams at Shopkick, Funny Or Die, Insider Pages and CitySearch.


Martin Destagnol

Head of Mobile Engineering


Head of Mobile Engineering @ Box. Mixing tech, creativity & business. Developer since born (almost), HEC / Sup'aero / Esiea.


Sean Coady

Mobile Engineering


Sean Coady is the Director of Mobile Development at Eventbrite. He is responsible for the development of both the consumer and organizer mobile apps. The consumer mobile apps allow event-goers to find events near them, see which events their friends are attending, and store all of their tickets, while the the organizer mobile apps let event-throwers turn their smartphones into ticket scanners and collect payment at the door. Prior to Eventbrite, Sean led the front-end development teams at Kodak Gallery and Sony ImageStation. He holds a Bachelors degree in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo and spends most of his free time outdoors, hiking the California hills and sailing in the San Francisco Bay.

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