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A Look Back at PhoneGap Day US 2013

Another one for the record books! The PhoneGap and PhoneGap Build teams travelled to Portland, OR to release Adobe PhoneGap 3.0 as well as celebrate with the community at our 3rd annual PhoneGap Day US! We had a great time at the Leftbank Annex hearing from an amazing line-up of speakers, chatting with many of you, and enjoying the laser show (pew, pew!).

We had another successful PhoneGap Day with nearly 250 people attending. We also had two sell-out pre-conference workshops, PhoneGap Essentials and PhoneGap Ecosystem, the day before PhoneGap Day.

We’re still tallying the numbers, but so far we’ve seen some impressive stats:

  • 348,000+ unique visits to the PhoneGap Day site and 18,000+ unique visits to the PhoneGap Day site
  • 1600+ mentions of our PhoneGap Day hashtag #pgday on Twitter
  • 16,000+ downloads PhoneGap 3.0 since our release 2 weeks ago. Plus, Brian Leroux gave an impressive stat during his closing remarks: 2,328,207 downloads to date (that we know of!)

What would PhoneGap Day be like without some beer? We sourced some local craft brews and had a whopping 5 kegs on tap to choose from. The favourite? Occidental Brewing Co’s Kölsch.

Weren’t able to attend PhoneGap Day? Take a look at our awesome collection of speakers and browse their decks (this will be edited as the slides come in!):

Clint Andrew Hall - Opening Remarks
Joe McCann - Mobile is not a Thing. It is Everything.
Jeff Griffiths (Mozilla) - 10 Devtools tricks in 10 mins
Ken Wallis (BB) - BlackBerry Loves the Web
Michael Brooks - PhoneGap Command-Line (no slides available as there was live coding!)
Bill Pearson (Intel) - Intel + HTML5
Ray Camden - Using Parse to Save your Stuff
Kristofer Joseph - Topcoat loves PhoneGap
Tommy-Carlos Williams - SpiderOak - The Road to a performant open source mobile app
Simon MacDonald - Speech Recognition
Joe Marini - Chrome Packaged Apps
Michal Mocny - Porting Chrome Packaged Apps to Mobile using Corova
JC Cimitiere - Windows Phone App Porting Challege Winners
Andy Trice - PhoneGap + Hardware
Chris Hughes - Making Real Sh_t
Lyza Danger Gardner - PhoneGap Self-defense for Web Devs
CJ Gammon - The Web as a Platform
Brian LeRoux - Closing Remarks

We’re editing the speaker videos right now. Stay tuned–we’ll have those up soon!

You can also check out an event archive of community photos, videos, and tweets on the PhoneGap Eventifier page.

Thanks to our Major Sponsors for their support:

Thanks to Icenium for the wifi!

Thanks to Andrew Trice for the photos