Open Web Advocate | Front-end UX Developer
- San Francisco Bay Area
- Computer Software
Tomomi Imura's Overview
- Sr. Developer Evangelist at PubNub
Tomomi Imura's Summary
I am a:
- mobile geek
- HTML5 & Open Web advocate
- front-end developer
- UI / UX developer
- tech conference speaker
- tech blogger / writer (Net Magazine)
- judge at awwwards.com
- cat lady ("HTTP Staus Cats")
I have been in mobile industry most of my recent carrier, and naturally, I am into anything mobile, as well as the web standards, which drove me into working with W3C while in Nokia.
My current official title in Nokia's record is actually "Sr. developer evangelist", although I use friendlier title in public as an HTML5 evangelist, and advocating the web standard.
Before joining Nokia, I worked as a core developer for Palm's webOS user-interface development, also helped the 3rd party developers writing apps.
In 2007 - 2009, I was a key player at Yahoo! Mobile, helped ship numerous products internationally.
Besides my fulltime job, I still volunteer speaking and participating tech events, and write articles for digital and paper media.
Tomomi Imura's Experience
Sr. Developer Evangelist
Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Internet industry
August 2014 – Present (2 months) San Francisco
Sr. Developer Evangelist
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; NOK; Telecommunications industry
May 2012 – August 2014 (2 years 4 months) Sunnyvale, CA
As a part of Nokia's Research & Development team, I build developer site and docs (for the 3rd party devs) and help shaping API and SDK for the next generation products.
Before Microsoft acquisition, in a part of Developer Experience team, I worked as an open web evangelist, I focused advocating HTML5 web standards and mobile technology.
My tasks and works include:
- speaking at tech conferences and events
- assisting conferences, events, workshops, and hackathon when I am not speaking
- writing tech articles
- writing web apps, sample code, demo etc. to help developers to understand technology
- involving W3C community groups
- interacting community on social media
- setting up developer web and blog
Developer Relations Engineer (Palm webOS)
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; HPQ; Information Technology and Services industry
October 2010 – March 2012 (1 year 6 months) Sunnyvale / San Francisco, CA
As a "SWAT" Engineer, I have been working for multi-function roles for the webOS phone/tablet platform in the combat-style with the attitude. I proudly do:
- work internally with the core OS team (engineers, designers, researchers and product managers), also externally with partners and the 3rd part devs internationally
- write webOS apps
- write sample code and apps for the SDK
- design, develop and consult the app UI (My biggest passion goes to CSS!)
- write technical blog articles (http://developer.palm.com/blog)
- and have volunteered all kinds of side projects including writing demo apps for marketing events and writing some silly Easter Egg!
User Interface Developer - Human Interface
Public Company; 201-500 employees; Computer Software industry
December 2009 – February 2011 (1 year 3 months) Sunnyvale, CA
As a part of the human interface team, I developed user-interface for webOS core applications for mobile phone devices, also tablet devices. The core apps I worked on includes Mail, Messaging, Browser chrome, Synergy, Just Type.
Lead Mobile Web Developer
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; YHOO; Internet industry
March 2007 – May 2009 (2 years 3 months)
As a sole front-end web devloper for the entire mobile web / WAP devision, I have taken major roles in almost all Yahoo! Mobile web properties, and regional sites, including global front page, mail, addressbook, etc. also oneSearch, Answers, Taiwan Local+, iPhone oneSearch, Y!Go web beta, widgets, partnership integration for AT&T etc, and small projects.
Also trained a lot of new engineers, designers and QAs, who were new to mobile world. I taught all about mobile devices and the characteristics, setting up desktop environment to work for mobile, tips and tricks.
Major Y! properties on mobile:
etc.... other properties and partner sites
http://tw.lifestyle.yahoo.com (mobile ver)
"Sushi" UI Library for all mobile properties
New mobile suite (Post CES announcement):
(worked on UI for the entire app incl. mobile widget)
* Nominated for Yahoo! Superstar Award in 2008
Privately Held; 11-50 employees; E-Learning industry
2000 – 2001 (1 year)
worked as a team member for this MIT Media Lab spin-off startup. main focus was e-learning web applications.
Tomomi Imura's Publications
Tomomi Imura's Volunteer Experience & Causes
Animal Care Volunteer
The Marine Mammal Center
April 2009 – present (5 years 6 months)
- Animal Welfare
taking care (feeding and cleaning) of rescued seals and sea lions, and helping veterinary staff.
Holiday Pet Adoption Volunteer
San Francisco SPCA
December 2012 – present (1 year 10 months)
- Animal Welfare
Causes I care about:
- Animal Welfare
- Disaster and Humanitarian Relief
- Science and Technology
Organizations I support:
- San Francisco SPCA
- The Humane Society of the United States
- The Milo Foundation
Tomomi Imura's Skills & Expertise
- Advanced CSS
- Mobile Web
- User Experience
- User Interface
- Web Development
- Mobile Devices
- HTML 5
- Mobile Applications
- User Interface Design
- Software Development
- Mobile Internet
- Agile Methodologies
- Web Services
- Web Applications
- Mobile Technology
Tomomi Imura's Languages
English(Native or bilingual proficiency)
Japanese(Native or bilingual proficiency)
Tomomi Imura's Education
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