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Giacomo Balli

Innovation consultant specializing in mobile strategy

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I help traditional business owners improve productivity, enhance employee satisfaction and increase profits by optimizing their established processes. #DigitalTransformation #OpenInnovation

I help startup founders jumpstart their success. #Architecture #UA #ASO #Monetization #Performance #Feasbility

I help modern companies better understand competition and fast-track R&D. #Intelligence #ResearchAndDevelopement

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Mobile Consultant

The mobile app industry is growing at an unprecedented pace... Barely keeping up or are you leveraging all the opportunities it brings?

If you made it this far I know you have motivation, enthusiasm and drive. However, you will need a mobile consultant like me by your side to fully reap all the benefits of what technology has to offer.

Until not long ago, iPhone apps were like the very first websites: in a world where websites were few and far between, just having one was enough.  It wasn't particularly challenging to be a player in the mobile app development game without much competition. Now, as the market becomes more saturated, it is increasingly difficult to stand out from the crowd.

My years of experience in the field, combined with my MBA and business savvy, make me a shrewd ally to anyone looking to make their mark in the mobile world.

I live in San Francisco, the epicenter of the startup boom.  While I've seen some amazing concepts come to life, I've chosen not to get involve in revenue sharing, equity or similarly structured projects. Instead, I lend my technical and business know-how to early stage startups and established brands as a mobile consultant.

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Do you already have a mobile app? Make sure you know how to properly generate more downloads.

HTML5DevConf videos

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First round of HTML5Devconf Oct 2014 Videos are up. Enjoy!



HTML5 Developer Conference took place during October 2014 at Moscone Center in San Francisco. There were many amazing session and finally video is available for those of you who did not have a chance to attend. Enjoy!




A wonderful talk from Jafar Husain, member of the TC39 Standards Committee on what's coming next for JavaScript, including a bonus alternater version (thanks Jafar!):

Jafar Husain of Netflix "The Evolution of JavaScript"

Jafar Husain of Netflix "The Evolution of JavaScript" Alternate Version

Paul Krill's  from Inforworld also interviewed Jafar at HTML5devconf:

http://www.infoworld.com/article/2837425/javascript/ecmascript-6-returns-javascript-to-original-intent.html



Matt Debergalis, Cofounder of Meteor,  gives a wildly appreciated talk on Meteor's new Platform:

Matt Debergalis of Meteor "The New Meteor platform: web and native mobile from a single reactive JavaScript codebase"



Bill Fisher of Facebook got great feedback on his React and Flux talk, here for everyone's technical benefit

Bill Fisher of Facebook "React and Flux"



Time to build a nodebot and with Stewart Christie of Intel - We hope some of you got to build a "Beer-Bot" later that evening (Crossover talk for both Iotaconf and HTML5devconf)

Stewart Christie of Intel "Building a Nodebot with Javascript and the Intel XDK "



Antoinio Silveira, VP of Engineering Go Daddy shares a major and successful stack revamp

Antonio Silveira of Go Daddy "Continuous Delivery in NodeJS Projects, from Dev to Prod in 5min"



Opinions on what's coming for Node.js from Bert Belder, a core team contributer on Node.

Bert Belder of StrongLoop "The Future of Node.JS"



Ken Struys, Tech lead at Yelp shares how to improve testing and design

Ken Struys of Yelp "Scaling Selenium Testing at Yelp"



Mike Mikowski's talk is as usual for those who enjoy a little controversy:

Mike Mikowski of Qualaroo "Dump SASS and Less CSS for JS powered CSS"



An experimental standard from Google X team for Beacons and other hardware that uses urls, not the app store

Matthew Sibigtroth of Google "The Physical Web"




You might also want to check out the slides from the previous edition.



#conference, #html5, #videos
Published: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 20:20:32 +0000

Side Projects

This a collection of some of the numerous ideas/projects that have been conceived and developed usually on a weekend morning.

Crypto

Instagram

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Apps

Misc

About

Currently working as an innovation consultant based in San Francisco. After studying in Madrid and New York, earning an MBA, he broke into the emerging mobile developing market when Apple first released the iPhone. Among one of the first successful Italian developers, Giacomo relocated to San Francisco to broaden his reach within the burgeoning tech sector. While working as part of a travel-tech startup launched in 2013, Giacomo has continued as a consultant to both independent and incubator-based startups. Confident and innovative, loves fast-paced environments collaborating with a team of professionals and experts to ship delightful, efficient products.
Giacomo's passion for progress often finds him speaking at conferences (both in the US & Europe) and teaching college courses.

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HTML5DevConf videos

HTML5DevConf videos

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="290"]HTML5DevConf logo #HTML5DevConf[/caption]



First round of HTML5Devconf Oct 2014 Videos are up. Enjoy!



HTML5 Developer Conference took place during October 2014 at Moscone Center in San Francisco. There were many amazing session and finally video is available for those of you who did not have a chance to attend. Enjoy!




A wonderful talk from Jafar Husain, member of the TC39 Standards Committee on what's coming next for JavaScript, including a bonus alternater version (thanks Jafar!):

Jafar Husain of Netflix "The Evolution of JavaScript"

Jafar Husain of Netflix "The Evolution of JavaScript" Alternate Version

Paul Krill's  from Inforworld also interviewed Jafar at HTML5devconf:

http://www.infoworld.com/article/2837425/javascript/ecmascript-6-returns-javascript-to-original-intent.html



Matt Debergalis, Cofounder of Meteor,  gives a wildly appreciated talk on Meteor's new Platform:

Matt Debergalis of Meteor "The New Meteor platform: web and native mobile from a single reactive JavaScript codebase"



Bill Fisher of Facebook got great feedback on his React and Flux talk, here for everyone's technical benefit

Bill Fisher of Facebook "React and Flux"



Time to build a nodebot and with Stewart Christie of Intel - We hope some of you got to build a "Beer-Bot" later that evening (Crossover talk for both Iotaconf and HTML5devconf)

Stewart Christie of Intel "Building a Nodebot with Javascript and the Intel XDK "



Antoinio Silveira, VP of Engineering Go Daddy shares a major and successful stack revamp

Antonio Silveira of Go Daddy "Continuous Delivery in NodeJS Projects, from Dev to Prod in 5min"



Opinions on what's coming for Node.js from Bert Belder, a core team contributer on Node.

Bert Belder of StrongLoop "The Future of Node.JS"



Ken Struys, Tech lead at Yelp shares how to improve testing and design

Ken Struys of Yelp "Scaling Selenium Testing at Yelp"



Mike Mikowski's talk is as usual for those who enjoy a little controversy:

Mike Mikowski of Qualaroo "Dump SASS and Less CSS for JS powered CSS"



An experimental standard from Google X team for Beacons and other hardware that uses urls, not the app store

Matthew Sibigtroth of Google "The Physical Web"




You might also want to check out the slides from the previous edition.



#conference, #html5, #videos
Published: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 20:20:32 +0000