Sidney Maestre has spent several years building HTML5 and native mobile apps and sharing his knowledge with other developers.
Seeing a lack of meetups dedicated to non-native mobile development, Sidney formed, BAM!, Bay Area Mobile, a meetup focused on jQuery Mobile, Sencha, jQtouch and other non-native mobile technologies.
With the release of jQuery Mobile, Sidney has spent much of 2011 focused on learning and speaking about the technology. This includes speaking at HTML5 DevConf, Adobe MAX and Silicon Valley Code Camp. He is often called up at eBay as an internal expert on the subject. 2011 also saw the beta release of RaffleSwag, for conducting raffles through a mobile phone. Sidney chose jQuery mobile for it's broad support of different platforms and browsers.
Sidney is the former Platform Evangelist with StackMob. StackMob helps mobile developers be more productive by providing cloud based backend services.