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Mobile Portland Monthly Meetings Established

The inaugural meeting of Mobile Portland was held at eROI on Monday, March 24th. The meeting was standing-room-only and full of detail-packed, informative presentations and spirited debate about the iPhone SDK.

Nick Jacobsen gave a developer’s-eye view of developing with both the “official” CocoaTouch SDK from Apple, as well as the open source OpenTouch SDK. Our own Jason Grigsby talked about Web development for the iPhone, examining both the current situation and upcoming changes.

Monthly Meetings Established

Mobile Portland will meet on the fourth Monday of each month, location TBD. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 28. We are actively collecting interesting mobile topics for future meetings.

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Want to get involved? Want to help coordinate meetings? Be part of the community and the discourse by joining our Google Group:

Mobile Portland Meeting on Monday

The first Mobile Portland meeting is scheduled for this coming Monday. eROI has graciously offered to host us. Our topic this month: the iPhone SDK.

Here are the topics we’re going to cover:

  • What is the iPhone SDK and how to get it
  • Introduction to the SDK and how to develop with it
  • Web development with the new SDK and new Safari features
  • iPhone SDK limitations and controversy

We’re very excited to have Nick Jacobsen to lead our conversation about iPhone application development. He’s been working with the iPhone for several months now and can speak to the advantages and limitations of the SDK.

After Nick talks about application development, I’m going to talk about the impact of the SDK on web development. It looks like we’ll have a good balance between application and web focus so there should be something for everyone.


Monday, March 24th, 6 pm
eROI, 505 NW Couch, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97209
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Join our Google Group

We’ve started a Google Group for Mobile Portland to coordinate on meetings and also share development insights between meetings. Please join us at