Keynote Speaker

We are in the process of putting together a great event for DevCon5 New York 2015 – July 21-22, 2015. In the meantime check out who spoke at DevCon5 New York 2014 below!

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Nate Altschul
Director of Game Development

Keynote Presentation by Nickelodeon
9:00am | Wednesday – 7/09/2014

As Director, Game Development at Nickelodeon, Nate will share his experience and knowledge of HTML5 and cross platform game development. His session will cover HTML5 game development, game distribution, business models and strategies for gaming content.

Nate Altschul is currently the Director of Game Development at Nickelodeon, where he is responsible for the development of 100+ games annually across a variety of platforms. A game industry veteran, he has been developing casual games, multiplayer games (MMO), and virtual worlds for over 15 years. His award-winning work spans past clients that include Nike, Leapfrog, MLB, Neopets, PBS, Wrigley, and Discovery Channel. And games developed at Nickelodeon games (such as, PetPet Park and Nicktropolis) won 4 Webby Awards and 2 Parents’ Choice Awards. He currently has 2 patents pending for game-related inventions. A graduate of UC Berkeley, he has lived in New York City since 2004, where he founded the HTML5 Games Group and the Cross-Platform Games Group.


Matt Spencer
UI and Browser Marketing Manager, Media Processing Division

Keynote Presentation
9:30am | Wednesday – 7/09/2014

Matt is a technologist and innovator at heart, working for 15 years on embedded platforms in every manner of language from assembler through to JavaScript. He recently made the move to the ‘dark side’ (Marketing), for which he hopes he hasn’t lost the respect of his technical peers and, more importantly, where he hopes to help educate and bring like-minded engineers together with the goal of making embedded systems rock.


Dustin Amrhein
MobileFirst Solution Architect; Mobile Technical Sales Leader – North America

Conference Luncheon – Featuring Keynote by IBM: Delivering World-class Mobile Application Experiences with Native Code
12:30pm | Wednesday – 7/09/2014

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Francis Ma
Product Manager

Keynote Presentation: Grow with Google
4:00pm | Wednesday – 7/09/2014

Francis Ma is a lead Product Manager on the Google+ Platform team, focused on helping developers connect and engage with their users. Prior to Google, he co-founded Chatroll, a startup that helps publishers create live interactive events to engage their audiences online. Before his entrepreneurial endeavors, he was a Software Engineering lead at Amazon. Aside from building products, Francis loves playing ice hockey and is excited being an expectant new dad!


Ankur Oberoi
Developer Evangelist

Keynote Presentation by Tokbox – Adding Value to Web Experience in Real Time
4:30pm | Wednesday – 7/09/2014

Ankur Oberoi is a Developer Evangelist at TokBox – creators of OpenTok, the leading WebRTC communications platform and API. Ankur works with developers and businesses to help them learn and build video communications into their applications, on both the web platform (JavaScript) and mobile platforms (iOS and Android). His expert areas is in application development, developer tools, and real time protocols and services.

Blackberry Developer Relations

Mark Howden
Sr. Manager, Enterprise Technical Partnerships

Conference Luncheon – HTML5 – Your Key to a Mobile Business
11:30am | Thursday – 7/10/2014

Mark is a 10 year veteran of the Mobile ecosystem, working with Fortune 100 customers to help them build mobile strategies and evolve their infrastructure. Currently Mark works with BlackBerry’s partners to build seamless integration between enterprise solutions and ensure the best experience for our customers. Prior to joining BlackBerry, Mark was a consultant with the IBM Lotus Professional Services team, focused on large enterprise architecture and development projects.

Rey Juan Carlos University

Dr. Luis Lopez
Associate Professor

Keynote Presentation: Getting the Full Value of Rich Communications on the Web with
4:30pm | Thursday – 7/10/2014

Dr. Luis Lopez is associate professor at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid, where he carries out different teaching and research activities in areas related to WWW infrastructures and services. His research interests are concentrated on the creation of advanced multimedia communication technologies and on the conception of Application Programming Interfaces on top of them. The aim of such technologies is to simplify the development of professional real-time communication services satisfying complex and heterogeneous requirements. Dr. Lopez research ideas have generated more than 60 scientific and technical publications and have been included into important research and industrial projects including FI-WARE ( and NUBOMEDIA ( Currently, Dr. Lopez is leading the initiative: an open source software infrastructure providing server-side capabilities for WebRTC with features such as group communications, computer vision, augmented reality, transcoding, mixing and much more.
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