16 Jun 2012

Mobile Miscellany - Next Event 2 July, Mike Short CBE, Samsung supports MoMoLo and offers $4M in prizes ...

I've brought forward the publication of this Mobile Miscellany from Monday because we have so much exciting news!

Dr Mike Short, CBE

Firstly - I'm sure you will join me in congratulating Mike Short on being awarded CBE in today's Queens Birthday Honours. Mike's unstinting in his contribution to so many things and has been a very kind friend and supporter of Mobile Monday London. Congratulations from Mobile Monday London, Mike, so richly deserved.

Samsung is an Annual Supporter of Mobile Monday London

I am really happy to announce that Samsung has become an annual supporter of Mobile Monday London. We're very grateful to Samsung for their support and are looking forward to working with them over the next year.

Samsung are currently running their Smart App Challenge 2012 which has 80 prizes in a prize pot of over $4M ... yes, you read that right, to be exact USD 4,080,000. It's already started, and closes on 30th Sept - so check it out at http://www.smartappchallenge.com/eng/main.do 

Next Event 2 July Mobile Payments

Registration is open for our next event on Mobile Payments. Things certainly seem to be happening in this space - hardly a week seems to go by without a new announcement. Dave Birch of Consult Hyperion will be in the chair to help us makes sense of all this and we'll be announcing the full line up shortly. We're returning to Centre Point for this event which we are holding in partnership with ICT KTN. 

As ever it's free to attend, and registration is here: http://momolondon-2012-07-02-nl.eventbrite.com

Vodafone Smart Accessibility Awards 2012

With the support of the Vodafone Foundation we ran a very well received event on Monday of this week - 11 June - on Inclusive and Accessible Design. Thanks to UCL Advances for hosting us and congratulations to everyone who made it though the appalling weather to attend! 

Make sure to check out the 4 awards which share a prize pot of EUR 200,000. Entry is now open and closes on the 15th October. Information about the categories and entry criteria can be found at http://developer.vodafone.com/smartaccess2012/home/

Watch out for the round up of that event which will be appearing shortly, thanks to Katrina Damianou.

Accessibility Workshops

Save the date: 19th July. We'll be running an accessibility workshop in conjunction with Vodafone and ICT KTN. More on this late afternoon event soon. Also it looks like there will be a Dublin event on 21 August, lunch time.

Springboard Mobile Accelerator Bootcamp
You have until 8th July to apply for one of 10 places at Springboard Mobile. They describe their terms as "founder friendly". Find out more about what that means and apply at http://springboard.com/announcing-springboard-mobile-2012-applications-open-today/

Mobile Marketing Live, 25% Off for MoMoLo

The lovely people at Mobile Marketing Magazine are holding Mobile Marketing Live on 1st and 2nd October at the Business Design Centre - check out the details at http://www.mobilemarketingmagazine.co.uk/live/ and use code MOMO25.

Over the Air 2012

Lastly, personal congratulations to the team at Over the Air for putting on yet another splendid show at Bletchley Park 1 and 2 June. http://overtheair.org/blog/ If you missed this year be sure to make it down next year!


Wow that's quite a lot - hope to catch you on the 2nd July for the Mobile Payments event.