As is the habit of our industry, the cycle of hype around the term "Mobile" has drained it of all useful meaning.
So what does it mean to talk about Mobile? It's software development from the perspective of the client, for one thing. It's also a newfound ubiquity for computing, as more of us become more connected to and dependent on software. Fundamentally, mobile apps are web apps, with the same needs for a reliable, scalable infrastructure--now more important than ever. This talk will look the current state of mobile development as a way to anticipate the future of web technologies and our relationship to them, both as engineers and users ourselves.