NCDevCon Speaker Spotlight: James Brown


James BrownJames Brown brings 13+ years of experience to his roles as the founder of Gulf to Bay Technology and Development Director for WRECKINGBALL Media Group. He has built multiple internal and external projects for Adobe, including the international CS5 product launch websites, the development of Tour de ColdFusion, and was the core development lead for Adobe’s popular site, Adobe TV. He also recently was the JavaScript developer for Panera Bread’s mobile website. He has extensive knowledge in building internationalized websites, internally-used CMS systems, and is an expert in architecting and building large-scale, enterprise sites and applications. You can read his blog at and find him on Twitter @ibjhb

Building Lightning Fast Mobile & Desktop Web Applications

In this session we are going to explore different techniques and methods to speed up your mobile and desktop web applications and websites. Consumers and end-users have come to expect pages to load quickly and be responsive. Research shows that our brains can perceive time around 100 millisecond intervals and those intervals can add up if you have bottlenecks in your page load times or the responsiveness of the pages is poor once they are loaded. We are going to look at techniques you will be able to implement immediately to speed up both the actual and perceived experience of your site. This session will cover both server and client-side technologies. We will explore desktop and mobile use-cases and demonstrate various tools you can use today. This session will utilize ColdFusion and Backbone.js but concepts will apply to all web applications.