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Mobile Tea #10 + MassTLC: programmer, c'est tout un art!
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Mobile Tea #10 + MassTLC: programmer, c'est tout un art!

When: 05/12/2016
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: Grand Circle Gallery
347 Congress Street
Boston, Massachusetts 
United States
Contact: Mike Johnson

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Mobile Tea #10 + MassTLC: programmer, c'est tout un art!


On ThursdayMay 12th starting at 6:00, the MobileTea meetup and MassTLC will present the 10th edition of MobileTea. This evening event consists of knowledge and networking for anyone interested in innovative programming languages and practices for mobile developers.  

Participation is “free as in beer” and consists of 4 keynote speakers interspersed with 4 networking sessions that include live DJ’d music and hors d'oeuvres.  

Presentations will vary from 20 to 40 minutes and are followed by 15 minutes of networking.  Be prepared for an informal atmosphere, great food and drink.  Bring your passion for all things development, we look forward to meeting you!

Performing live: Subway DJ @Subway_DJ    
Mixologist: Chris Allen (
Red5 Pro)


Registrations open at 6:00 PM, the event starts at 6:30 PM.


Event Program (work in progress):

Networking Session 1 - DJ Mix 1 - Food & Drink  

Sharing Code Between Web and Native Apps [Jen Looper@jenlooper] 
NativeScript has opened up a whole new world to Angular developers: the ability to share code—directly—between your web and native iOS/Android applications. Which is awesome! But, just because you can share code across multiple platforms, doesn’t mean that you necessarily should. In this talk we’ll first take a look at what NativeScript makes possible from a code sharing perspective. Come for practical tips & tricks on sharing code across multiple development environments. 
(speech level: intermediate; duration: 25 minutes) 

Networking Session 2 - DJ Mix 3 - Food & Drink  

Parse Server in the Azure Cloud [Lucy Monahan @SoFetching] 
Parse Platform is a cloud app platform currently available via a hosted service on In January Facebook announced that the Parse hosted service at will be shut down in January 2017 and the Parse Platform will be open-sourced for continued development. Just three months after the announcement the open source Parse Platform has a thriving ecosystem for mobile developers. 
This lightning talk will show how easy it is to spin up a Parse Server on Azure cloud with a MongoDB at the backend.  The demo whips up a small Android app to show data being saved all the way through to MongoDB.  All in 15 minutes.(speech level: intermediate; duration: 20 minutes) 

Networking Session 3 - DJ Mix 3 - Food & Drink   

TBD Talk [TBD Speaker] 

Networking Session 4 - DJ Mix 4 - Food & Drink   

Reactive Programming with Kotlin [Giorgio Natili@giorgionatili] 
Reactive programming is a programming paradigm oriented around data flows and the propagation of change.  Kotlin is a programming language intended to be a better Java, and it's designed to be usable and readable across large teams with skill and discipline variances.In this talk, I will deep dive into the most relevant aspects of Reactive Programming and how to use them with Kotlin to build an app for Android. 
(speech level: intermediate; duration: 25 minutes) 

Networking Session 5 - DJ Mix 5 - Food & Drink   

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