Alpha DevCon 2017: Day 2

Alpha DevCon 2017: Day 2

This morning opened with Alpha Software President Selwyn Rabins reviewing the As part of his session, Selwyn reminded attendees of Alpha Software’s mission:

  • Simplify development, deployment and distribution of complex mobile and web applications
  • Make skilled developers more productive
  • Enable developers without formal computer science training to become effective mobile and web developers

…and the Company’s expanded mission in 2017:

  • Focus on “Citizen Developers (i.e., PowerPoint skill level)
  • Enable LOB users to develop and deploy certain types of mobile applications

He then reviewed some of the significant product innovations announced over the past 12 months, then shared some of the future innovations on the Alpha Anywhere coming roadmap.

CTO Dan Bricklin then showed attendees how to impress end-users with stunning data visualization with client-side templates, followed by Lead Solutions Engineer Dion McCormick walking developers through the latest styling capabilities in Alpha Anywhere.

 

This afternoon was a mix of technical walk-throughs and demos to show the latest features and customer presentations…

An afternoon panel moderated by Jay Talbott of Talbott Associates offered advice on turning your Alpha Anywhere development talent to build a SaaS business.

An afternoon panel moderated by Jay Talbott of Talbott Associates offered advice on turning your Alpha Anywhere development talent to build a SaaS business.

Alpha Software Solutions Engineer Chris Martin show attendees how to create to create an Alpha Anywhere Scratchpad.

Alpha Software Solutions Engineer Chris Martin show attendees how to create to create an Alpha Anywhere Scratchpad.

 

Dietmar Jahnel of the University of Salzberg spoke on using full text search in a business application.

Dietmar Jahnel of the University of Salzberg spoke on using full text search in a business application.

Developer Alan Singer and Enterprise Solutions Architect Alencar Guerreiro presented a case study on the Wastelink inspection app for water and waste disposal.

Developer Alan Singer and Enterprise Solutions Architect Alencar Guerreiro presented a case study on the Wastelink inspection app for water and waste disposal.

Lee Haddox, IT Manager at 405 Technology presented on "Dealing with PDFs in Mobile Apps."

Lee Haddox, IT Manager at 405 Technology presented on “Dealing with PDFs in Mobile Apps.”

Scott Moore, Founder of PetSit Click presented on "Building a Successful SaaS Business"

Scott Moore, Founder of PetSit Click presented on “Building a Successful SaaS Business”

The day closed with engineering roundtables on such topics as data integration, Alpha Cloud, Alpha Launch, Project Tetris and more.