Naked and Afraid: Mobile Offline Access to Emergency Data

Short Form
Scheduled: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 from 1:30 – 2:15pm


There's an emergency. You need critical information that you put in the cloud. But the internet and mobile networks are all down. What now?


OK, maybe you won’t actually be naked, but you’ll sure feel like it if the internet and mobile networks are down and you need access to crucial data to help you in an emergency.

In the age of ubiquitous, high-speed access and putting everything in the cloud we sometimes forget to ask the question no one wants to utter aloud: What if the internet’s down?

Never fear! In this session you will learn:

  • Reasons you might want to consider making data accessible offline
  • How to quickly and easily build cross-platform mobile apps with offline data access using the skills you already have
  • Options for storing data offline on mobile devices
  • Strategies for keeping data in sync when your users are on the network
  • Security concerns with offline data

Before attending this session you should know a little HTML and JavaScript. And please wear clothing.


mobile, html5, javascript, offline

Speaking experience

I have spoken at numerous technology conferences and user group meetings over the last 10+ years, and I had a talk accepted at Open Source Bridge a couple of years ago but was unfortunately unable to attend due to a death in the family.


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    Matt Woodward

    US Senate


    Matt Woodward is Principal IT Specialist at the Office of the Sergeant at Arms, United States Senate. He develops web applications using Python and Django, does a fair amount of Linux systems administration, and is an occasional Scrum/Kanban master. In his spare time Matt works on his 1958 wooden sailboat, and volunteers tech, voice, and audio editing services at KPTZ in lovely Port Townsend, Washington.