The most signature Cross-Platform Developer Summit in Hong Kong

27-28 June 2013

at Cyberport and Hong Kong Science Park

Get ready for Hong Kong's signature World Internet Developer Summit!
Hosted by Internet Society Hong Kong, Cyberport and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation, the action-packed two-day summit is the annual and signature cross-platform developer summit in the region.

Hosts

Internet Society Hong Kong Cyberport Hong Kong Science Parks

Our goal at Google Maps is to provide people around the world with the most accurate, comprehensive and easy-to-use maps. One of the exciting things about maps and geography is that the world is a constantly changing place, and keeping on top of these changes is a never-ending endeavor. This is why we continuously explore ways to continue innovating our maps, whether it's creating new features or finding ways to incorporate new information from our users and authoritative partners.

Please join us to learn more about Google Maps' growth so far, and our vision moving forward into the future of mapping.

With over 225 million professional members across 200 countries and territories, LinkedIn’s mission is to connect the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful. Data drives this objective as we leverage the enormous amounts of complex information flowing through our ecosystem to surface personalized insights and opportunities to our members. In doing so, we are able to help professionals make informed decisions that make them great at the jobs they are in, and also help them on their journey to fulfill their professional aspirations. We learn a vast amount from our members, and this rich professional data serves as the launching pad for personalized products, features, designs and new services that help our members be great at what they do.

One of the most important elements in bringing data-driven experiences to our members, is ensuring that it provides value and continues to do so throughout their career. As new members continue to join the site at a rate faster than two per second, building a scalable infrastructure and shared community across our organization is key to ensuring we continue to evolve as our members evolve. As LinkedIn continues to grow, the underlying infrastructure continuously face scalability challenges. How are we handling these challenges? Come and find out about the evolution of LinkedIn's data infrastructure technologies.

Twitter's Network Digest are highly personalized emails that go to users and show them the best tweets from their network that they missed on Twitter. There's multiple systems involved in both figuring out what the best tweets for any given user is (all 200+ million of them) and then in generating the unique messages and sending them.

In the four years since Square was started, it has grown from the a small team of 3 people to almost 500. A software project that was written on a couch to a large company used by millions on a daily basis. I was part of the founding team of Square, joining before anyone had written about it in the news and before any venture capital had been invested.

Square mission is the simplify the interaction between a customer and a merchant. Something most of us do multiple times a day. This process is fraught with tedium, legislation, and often results in filling your pocket with unwanted scraps of papers. But before Square existed, most people did not give it a second thought.

Square solved this by offering a low cost, simple, point of sale system which many believe was technically impossible and unlikely to succeed. Many product and technical decisions along the way allowed Square to launch, gain traction, and become a company worth billions.

Learn about the early days of Square. What we thought while we were just getting started and how the product changed even before the public was able to use it.

No longer a vision, cloud computing is transforming business and information technology. For application developers, this means new approaches for delivering applications and services to potentially hundreds of millions of users. From development, testing, storage, media services, mobile services, data management, messaging, application integration, cloud services and big data, cloud computing is changing the way developers build, run and manage applications. Join us for this session to a look at Windows Azure, Microsoft's application platform for the public cloud, and hear about how developers from around the world are benefiting from this new approach for delivering applications and services using .NET, Java, PHP, Python, Node.js, Ruby as well as SUSE, ubuntu and OpenLogic Linux distributions.

Learn about the all new BlackBerry 10 operating system and development platform! Whether you're a Native C++, Web, Flash/AIR or Android developer, there are easy tools for you to bring your applications to the BlackBerry 10 platform. Understand market trends and opportunities, and how BlackBerry can work with you to take advantage of it, empowering you to become even more successful!

The performance and the lack of development resources have always been the most doubtful facts of running demanding 3D games on the web. The wish to build a 3D game engine and to run commercial 3D games on the web take enormous time & money. Hence the technologies that can bridge the web and the existing native libraries/applications become more desirable. In this talk, a platform that solve this issue to bridge the gap between web and native will be introduced. This platform is comprised of technologies that are either standard-based or aiming at standards which will allow those high-end 3D games to be distributed more easily and more cost-effectively than ever.

The world of software developers around the globe is increasingly mobile. At the same time teams are feeling more and more pressure to deliver fast. Luckily, the recent evolutions in technology have also spurred a number of technologies that help those teams keep up with the pace. In this presentation mixed with live demonstrations, we'll look at a number of prototyping tools, developer productivity tools, test automation tools, cross-platform development tools, and infrastructure services that are proving to be at the core of agility in this cloud era we're living in.

Since the launch of Google Maps in 2005, we have been enjoying the convenience brought by the map. With the StreetView function launched, we can even browse the world without stepping outside. The Google Maps API has been launched for developers to leverage the beauty of Google Maps and put it in different applications. The instructor will first give a brief introduction to Google Maps history and features. He will also talk about the principles of the Google Maps API and compare the differences between versions. Students shall have hands-on exercise to overlay their own floor plans and StreetView imagery with the help of the Google Maps API. The instructor will also give tips and tricks while using the Google Maps API.

In this workshop, you will get hands-on experience with developing for BlackBerry 10. We will walk through the development of a native app using our beautiful Cascades framework, followed by an app developed using pure Web technologies like HTML5, CSS and Javascript. Attendees are welcome to bring along their laptops to get their development environment set up. Join and get a chance to receive the BlackBerry Developer Prototype device (Dev Alpha B) to test your apps on a real device before taking it to market!

Are you ready to meet Windows Azure? Windows Azure offers a multitude of features, from rock-solid scalability to fast and easy flexibility. Check out this session where we will take you through Azure Website, Cloud Service, Virtual Machines and more! See how easy it is to get started and you'll agree: this cloud is anything but fluffy. With all the available resource, getting onto cloud is so easy! We will also show you how to get your free trial of Windows Azure now and start making your idea a reality.

Get connected with the greatest minds in the industry with the latest Internet development, news, various development platform techniques, hints and tips. Prominent speakers around the world are coming all together with motivating and inspirational talks and workshops. Hundreds of developers will gather at the summit to meet, learn and exchange experiences and ideas on different development platform / environment.

The main theme of the event is big data: Cloud - scale your application to million users. It will be divided into two parts: conference and workshops. The workshops will provide a two way communication platform for developers to obtain hands-on experience in small groups to learn new technique, share experience and exchange ideas.

World Internet Developer Summit 2013

Date: 27-28 June 2013
Venue: 27 June at Cyberport, 28 June at Hong Kong Science Park

Keynote Speakers

Ben Luk
Google APAC Geo Lead
Google Maps: Exploring the Possibilities More Info

Ben Luk is in charge of all Google Maps products across the APAC region, with a focus on Greater China. As one of the pioneers for Google Maps in Hong Kong, Ben is an instrumental part of the mobile applications team and works on mobile local search, including location queries and map view. He works closely with Google Mobile Maps teams in the region and Mountain View, to deliver the best Maps services for users in the region. Since joining Google in 2003, Ben has been involved in key Geo initiatives such as maps services in Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Dr. Lei Gao
Staff Software Engineer, LinkedIn
The Evolution of LinkedIn's Data Infrastructure Technologies (Slides) More Info

Dr. Lei Gao joined LinkedIn in 2009 and he currently leads the Project-Voldemort (an open-sourced highly available, scalable, and eventually consistent key-value store) team. Other projects he worked on at LinkedIn include DataBus, LinkedIn's low latency change data capture system, and Consistency-Aware Data Service Router. Prior to joining LinkedIn, Lei Gao was a key contributor to Oracle Streams/XStream, Oracle's high performance multi-master data replication solution.

Josh Aberant
Twitter Postmaster
Case Study: Building Messaging and Personalization at Scale More Info

Josh serves as Postmaster at Twitter where his work is focused on scaling email notifications and messaging services to improve user engagement while optimizing relevance and deliverability. Email is a key channel within the Twitter platform and is how hundreds of millions of users stay connected with their @mentions, retweets and favorites. Josh also manages relationships with ISPs and inbox providers that receive Twitter messages. Josh joined the flock when Twitter acquired the RestEngine team, a startup he co-founded and boostrapped to profitability. RestEngine created and launched a social outbound marketing automation platform for Facebook apps. Prior to RestEngine, Josh led building of the outbound deliverability systems for marketing automation company Marketo, which recently went IPO.

Britt Selvitelle
Early Engineer at Twitter (Founding Team)
Volunteer Engineer at Obama for America
The Love and Science behind the Growth of Twitter (Slides)

Britt Selvitelle was one of the founding engineers at Twitter, where he helped scale the company both technically and socially for 5 years, from 2007 to 2011. Most recently he spent time working with the Obama campaign to ensure the system could handle the fast increasing traffic as the election drew near.

Prizes

By simply attending the conference you will have the chance to win a Blackberry 10 device — Z10 and limited souvenirs from Apple, Facebook, Google and Yahoo!

Keynote: Google Maps: Exploring the Possibilities More Info

Google

Ben Luk
Google APAC Geo Lead

Ben Luk is in charge of all Google Maps products across the APAC region, with a focus on Greater China. As one of the pioneers for Google Maps in Hong Kong, Ben is an instrumental part of the mobile applications team and works on mobile local search, including location queries and map view. He works closely with Google Mobile Maps teams in the region and Mountain View, to deliver the best Maps services for users in the region. Since joining Google in 2003, Ben has been involved in key Geo initiatives such as maps services in Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Keynote: The Evolution of LinkedIn's Data Infrastructure Technologies (Slides) More Info

LinkedIn

Dr. Lei Gao
Staff Software Engineer, LinkedIn

Dr. Lei Gao joined LinkedIn in 2009 and he currently leads the Project-Voldemort (an open-sourced highly available, scalable, and eventually consistent key-value store) team. Other projects he worked on at LinkedIn include DataBus, LinkedIn's low latency change data capture system, and Consistency-Aware Data Service Router. Prior to joining LinkedIn, Lei Gao was a key contributor to Oracle Streams/XStream, Oracle's high performance multi-master data replication solution.

Keynote: Case Study: Building Messaging and Personalization at Scale More Info

Twitter

Josh Aberant
Twitter Postmaster

Josh serves as Postmaster at Twitter where his work is focused on scaling email notifications and messaging services to improve user engagement while optimizing relevance and deliverability. Email is a key channel within the Twitter platform and is how hundreds of millions of users stay connected with their @mentions, retweets and favorites. Josh also manages relationships with ISPs and inbox providers that receive Twitter messages. Josh joined the flock when Twitter acquired the RestEngine team, a startup he co-founded and boostrapped to profitability. RestEngine created and launched a social outbound marketing automation platform for Facebook apps. Prior to RestEngine, Josh led building of the outbound deliverability systems for marketing automation company Marketo, which recently went IPO.

Keynote: The Love and Science behind the Growth of Twitter (Slides)

Britt Selvitelle
Early Engineer at Twitter (Founding Team)
Volunteer Engineer at Obama for America

Britt Selvitelle was one of the founding engineers at Twitter, where he helped scale the company both technically and socially for 5 years, from 2007 to 2011. Most recently he spent time working with the Obama campaign to ensure the system could handle the fast increasing traffic as the election drew near.

Presentation: Square: A Low Cost, Simple, Point of Sale System using Your Phone (Slides) More Info

Square

Paul McKellar
Founding team member, Square

Paul is a an entrepreneur and programmer based out of San Francisco. Recently, he has been acting as an EIR at SVAngel, the very prolific angel investment firm of Ron Conway. Previously, Paul was part of the founding team at Square where he worked on product development and engineering. Paul first came out to the valley through Y Combinator where he created multiple Facebook applications which grew to millions of users.

Presentation: Windows Azure and the Cloud Computing Opportunity for Developers (Slides) More Info

Microsoft

Matt Valentine
Enterprise Solution Director, Microsoft Hong Kong

Matt Valentine is the Enterprise Solution Director for Microsoft Hong Kong. Matt has over 20 years of IT industry experience delivering business applications around the world at AT&T, IBM, ATG and Microsoft. Key projects have included distributed computing applications at telecommunications and insurance companies, development of several of the world’s largest travel e-commerce web sites, and product marketing and management. Matt joined Microsoft’s world headquarters in Redmond, WA, 2003, where he led product management, marketing and strategy for server software and online services before joining Microsoft Hong Kong in 2011.

Presentation: The BlackBerry Opportunity (Slides) More Info

Blackberry

Alan Wong
Application Development Manager, APAC, BlackBerry

As part of BlackBerry’s Developer Relations organization, Alan is responsible for managing the technical relationships with BlackBerry’s developer community. Alan focuses specifically in the Asia Pacific region to provide support and guidance to mobile developers, as they work to integrate their applications onto the BlackBerry platform. During the recent years, Alan has spent a great deal of time focusing on both the C++ and HTML5/WebWorks platform.

Presentation: Porting to the Web: An Introduction to Emscripten (Slides) More Info

Mozilla

Ting-Yuan Huang
Software Engineer, Mozilla

Ting-Yuan Huang is a senior software engineer in Mozilla. He joined Mozilla and engaged in the B2G project since October 2012. He's working on performance tuning and memory saving currently. Before joining Mozilla, he was the leader of the virtual machine team of Mstar Semiconductor and worked on Java Virtual Machine and compilers.

Presentation: Agility in the Cloud Era (Slides) More Info

Reaktor

Lasse Koskela
Product Development Coach, Reaktor

Lasse Koskela calls himself an agile product design and development coach. With his experience in coaching and consulting companies in applying agile methodologies and engineering practices, he’s actively helped companies evolve and reorganize to improve their productivity and return on investment. Working at Reaktor he gets his kicks from product owners raving about how much cash flow they created with just two weeks of work and from seeing team members find new meaning and purpose in what they do. Sometimes, and he’d like it to happen more often, he gets additional kicks from pushing code to GitHub.

Presentation: Web Accessibility (Slides)

Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administaive Region

Elke Mak
Systems Manager of Digital Inclusion Division, Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, The Government of the HKSAR

The Digital Inclusion Division of the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer has been actively supporting the development of Hong Kong as an inclusive and knowledge-based society. It formulates strategies and implements digital inclusion programmes to drive wider adoption and more innovative use of information and communications technology (ICT) by the needy groups including students from low-income families, persons with disabilities and the elderly with an aim to encourage their social participation and enhance their quality of life through the use of ICT.

Ms Elke Mak is now implementing the territory-wide “Web Accessibility Campaign” including a recognition scheme to promote and encourage wider adoption of web accessibility design in both public and private sectors in Hong Kong to facilitate persons with disabilities to access online information and services.

Workshop: Make your own Maps & StreetView (with Google Maps API) More Info

Google Developer Group Hong Kong

Homing Tam
Committee Member, Google Developer Group Hong Kong

Homing has been using Google Maps API since his undergraduate. He has been developing mobile & web applications using the Maps API, serving corporate employees and individuals. His expertise include GIS (Geographic Information System) & GPS integration. In recognition of Homing’s experience in Maps API development, Google has awarded him the Google Developer Expert, one of the three in the world, in 2012. Recently, he has been certified as a Google Trusted Photographer, which is the first in Hong Kong, to help business owners take StreetView-like panoramic photos and published in the public Google Maps.

Workshop: Introduction to BlackBerry 10 App Development More Info

Blackberry

Alan Wong
Application Development Manager, APAC, BlackBerry

pla As part of BlackBerry’s Developer Relations organization, Alan is responsible for managing the technical relationships with BlackBerry’s developer community. Alan focuses specifically in the Asia Pacific region to provide support and guidance to mobile developers, as they work to integrate their applications onto the BlackBerry platform. During the recent years, Alan has spent a great deal of time focusing on both the C++ and HTML5/WebWorks platform.

Workshop: Everything you need to know to meet Windows Azure More Info

Microsoft

Danny Mak
Architect Evangelist, Microsoft

Danny is a veteran in IT industry and is responsible for evangelizing Microsoft’s cloud platform to developers. As an Architect Evangelist at Microsoft, his expertise area is the Azure platform. Before joining Microsoft, he has worked in both management consulting and software development industries in Hong Kong, Canada and the United States. Danny has a MBA degree from HKUST and a Software Engineering bachelor degree from University of Waterloo.

Sponsorship Opportunity

Connect with your target audience by sponsoring the World Internet Developers Summit. Sponsors can choose from many levels of sponsorship options. For more information, please contact us at sec@isoc.hk.

Diamond Sponsorship: HKD 80,000

Diamond Sponsors receives maximum recognition and profile throughout the summit. As a major event sponsor, it is a great way to distinguish your leadership, network, show your organization’s industry involvement and speak at the summit.

Diamond Sponsorship also includes:

  • A prominent speaking role at the event*
  • Conduct one workshop with hands-on practice
  • Five complimentary tickets for workshops
  • Insert one leaflet into the seminar welcome kit
  • Large and prominent logo positioning and sponsorship mentioning on printed materials and venue production
  • Large and prominent logo positioning and linkage on event website and e-mail announcements
  • Distribution of company-supplied gift (e.g.: bags, mouse pads, pens, etc.) during registration
  • Pre-emption of sponsorship of event satchel, T-shirt, souvenirs (e.g.: pen, memo), lanyard etc.

Gold Sponsorship: HKD 50,000

Gold Sponsors can increase your organization’s visibility by distributing your marketing materials at the summit and on the event’s promotional materials.

Gold Sponsorship includes:

  • Send one representative as panelist at panel discussion
  • Three complimentary tickets for workshop
  • Insert one leaflet into the seminar welcome kit
  • Large and prominent logo positioning and sponsorship mentioning on printed materials and venue production
  • Large and prominent logo positioning and linkage on event website and e-mail announcements
  • Distribution of company-supplied gift (e.g.: bags, mouse pads, pens, etc) during registration

Silver Sponsorship: HKD 30,000

Silver Sponsors can provide exposure of your organization in the seminar’s marketing promotion.

Silver Sponsorship includes:

  • One complimentary ticket for workshop
  • Insert one leaflet into the seminar welcome kit
  • Logo positioning and sponsorship mentioning on printed materials and venue production
  • Logo positioning and linkage on event website and e-mail announcements

Welcome Reception Sponsorship: HKD 100,000

Your company will be recognized as a sponsor of the Welcome Reception for an estimation of 300-500 developers. You will have a chance to speak at the reception and appropriate signage can be positioned in the reception room.

Welcome Reception Sponsorship includes:

  • Speech at sponsored Reception Event and exhibition of company name and logo*
  • Five complimentary tickets for workshop
  • Five invitations to the Welcome Reception Event
  • Insert one leaflet into the seminar welcome kit
  • Logo positioning and sponsorship mentioning on printed materials and venue production
  • Logo positioning and linkage on event website and e-mail announcements

(*Speaker’s topic and presentation content must be agreed by the program team. Sales and marketing is prohibited.)

Date: 27 – 28 June, 2013 (Thu – Fri)
Venue:
27 June — Cyberport (Ocean View Court, The Arcade, Cyberport, 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong) (map)
28 June — Hong Kong Science Park (Charles K Kao Auditorium, Phase 2, Hong Kong Science Park, Shatin, Hong Kong) (map)

27 June Cyberport
09:15 (sharp) Shuttle bus departing from Admiralty
Address: G/F, Tower 2, Admiralty Centre, Drake St, Admiralty (Entrance of Café de Coral)
09:30 – 10:00 Registration & Networking
10:00 – 10:10 Welcome and Greetings
Mr. SC Leung, Chairman, Internet Society Hong Kong

Guest of Honour
Miss Joey Lam, JP,
Deputy Government Chief Information Officer (Policy and Community),
Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, The Government of the HKSAR

Officiating Guests
Mr. Herman Lam, CEO, Hong Kong Cyberport Management Co Ltd
Mr. Anthony Tan, CEO, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
10:10 – 10:20 Why World Internet Developer Summit?
Ben Cheng, Convener, Internet Application Development, Internet Society Hong Kong
10:20 – 11:05 Ben Luk, APAC Geo Lead, Google
Keynote: Google Maps: Exploring the Possibilities More Info
11:05 – 11:50 Dr. Lei Gao, Staff Software Engineer, LinkedIn
Keynote: The Evolution of LinkedIn's Data Infrastructure Technologies (Slides) More Info
11:50 – 12:45 Panel Discussion: Big Data – Opportunity and Threat?
Hon. Charles Mok, Legislative Councilor (IT) (Moderator)
  • Josh Aberant, Postmaster, Twitter
  • Matt Valentine, Enterprise Solution Director, Microsoft Hong Kong
12:45 – 14:00 Lunch and Network Hours
Light lunch will be provided.
14:00 – 14:45 Josh Aberant, Postmaster, Twitter
Keynote: Case Study: Building Messaging and Personalization at Scale More Info
14:45 – 15:00 Elke Mak, Systems Manager of Digital Inclusion Division, Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, The Government of the HKSAR
Topic: Web Accessibility (Slides)
15:00 – 15:20 Tea Break
15:20 – 16:05 Paul McKellar, Founding team member, Square
Topic: Square: A Low Cost, Simple, Point of Sale System using Your Phone (Slides) More Info
16:05 – 16:40 Question and Answer — Lei, Josh and Paul
16:40 – 16:50 Lucky Draw
17:30 Shuttle bus departing from Cyberport

28 June Hong Kong Science Park
09:00 – 09:30 Registration & Networking
09:30 – 09:40 Welcome and Greetings
Prof. Joseph Ng, Vice-Chairman, Internet Society Hong Kong

Guest of Honour
Hon. Charles Mok, Legislative Councilor (IT)

Officiating Guests
Mr. Anthony Tan, CEO, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
Mr. David Chung, CTO, Hong Kong Cyberport Management Co Ltd
09:40 – 10:25 Britt Selvitelle, Early Engineer at Twitter (Founding Team)/Volunteer Engineer at Obama for America
Keynote: The Love and Science behind the Growth of Twitter (Slides)
10:25 – 11:05 Matt Valentine, Enterprise Solution Director, Microsoft Hong Kong
Topic: Windows Azure and the Cloud Computing Opportunity for Developers (Slides) More Info
11:05 – 11:25 Alan Wong, Application Development Manager, APAC, BlackBerry
Topic: The Blackberry Opportunity (Slides) More Info
11:25 – 11:40 Tea Break
11:40 – 12:20 Ting-Yuan Huang, Software Engineer, Mozilla
Topic: Porting to the Web: An Introduction to Emscripten (Slides) More Info
12:20 – 12:50 Lasse Koskela, Product Development Coach, Reaktor
Topic: Agility in the Cloud Era (Slides) More Info
12:50 – 13:15 Question & Answer — Britt, Alan, Ting and Lasse
13:15 Lucky Draw
15:00 – 18:00
(2-3 hrs, depends)
Concurrent workshops (Conference Halls 04-07, Hong Kong Science Park)
  • Google Maps: Make your own Maps & StreetView (with Google Maps API) More Info
    (Conference Hall, Hong Kong Science Park)
  • Blackberry: Introduction to BlackBerry 10 App Development More Info
    (Conference Hall, Hong Kong Science Park)
  • Microsoft: Everything You Need to Know to Meet Windows Azure More Info
    (Conference Hall, Hong Kong Science Park)
18:30 – 20:30 Co-locate Event:
WIDS × StartLab – Meet Startup Pioneers from Silicon Valley

Networking event at The Good Lab, Cheung Sha Wan

Note: The above agenda is subject to change and without prior notice.

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