The Tablet Show
Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell bring you the best minds in software development for tablets, phones, and mobile devices; covering WinRT/Metro, iOS, Android, and HTML/JS/CSS development 

At the San Diego stop of the Modern Apps 2013 road trip, Carl and Richard sat down with Tony Surma to talk about his experiences building mobile and tablet apps for disaster relief organizations. Tony talks about Humanitarian Toolbox and it's efforts to build open source software for disaster relief. The conversation digs into the right way to build mobile software across all the platforms, and the specific changes needed to make apps work effectively in disaster scenarios. And a big shout out to all developers, testers and designers to help save the world at Humanitarian Toolbox!
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Tony Surma
Tony Surma
Tony Surma is the CTO of Microsoft’s Disaster Response program which is responsible for the deployment of technologies to enable response organizations’ critical relief efforts and connect communities affected by natural disasters throughout the world. Previously, Tony was the National Director for the Microsoft Technology Centers where he, 10 years prior, was one of the original Technical Architects in the Chicago MTC. Prior to that he led software teams through the pain and pleasure of building large-scale systems with C/C++, COM+, ASP, Delphi, and eventually .NET for many organizations from large enterprises to dotcom startups seemingly focused on spending funding. He now spends nearly equal amounts of time in PowerPoint and Visual Studio at work and is always looking forward to volunteering his free time to help local non-profits leverage angle brackets, semi-colons and command line switches.


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