In 2010 at Drupalcon San Francisco I announced the "Drupal iOS SDK". It was a lot of hard work on the Services module, taking it from 2.x to 3.x. Once that was completed I began work on the iOS SDK with the goal of letting iPhones talk to Drupal. This wasnt my first time speaking but at the time it was the largest group I spoke in front of.
Shortly after Drupalcon San Francisco I attended Badcamp (Bay Area Drupal camp). I wanted to keep discussing the new Services architecture and showing people how you could build API's with the module and Drupal.
Drupal as a backend for other applications was becoming bigger and bigger, and being at the forefront of that for Drupal 6 and Drupal 7 was a lot of fun.
You can see my slides here, although they are not that pretty!
I co-spoke at Drupalcon Denver on Services module with a co-maintainer named Marcingy. He had been working on Services module as long as I had so It made sense we gave this talk together as there was so much information to get out about Services module.
This talk goes into detail about the Services architecture and how to use the module.
For some reason the Drupalcon page is broken, but theres always youtube!
In 2012 after spending 2 years working on native application development, the Drupal Association asked me to be a featured speaker Drupalcon Denver 2012.
Mobile applications were on the rise and major brands were picking up the Drupal iOS SDK so they could use it to focus on the functionality of their apps, and not how they talk to an API.
During this talk I discussed the common pitfalls, how you get data out, and how you push data up. I did some live development but in hindsight I wish stepped up at the time and talking more agnostically about Native Mobile development.