James Pearce is a technologist, writer, developer and practitioner who has been working with the mobile web for over a decade. He is Senior Director of Developer Relations at Sencha, a leading provider of open-source web application frameworks and tools.

Previously he was the CTO at dotMobi and has a background in mobile startups, telecoms infrastructure and management consultancy. He speaks extensively on the topic of mobile web development, and has written books for both Wiley, publisher of scientific and technical information, and Wrox, publisher of books for computer programmers.

James led the development of mobiForge, DeviceAtlas and ready.mobi, and is the creator of tinySrc, the WordPress Mobile Pack, and WhitherApps. He has declared every year since 1997 to be "The Year of the Mobile Web" – and is excited to think he might finally be right.