30 Apr 2014

Next Event: 12th May 2014 - Cloud Computing & Mobile

In case you didn't spot the news, our wonderful annual sponsors Google Cloud Platform have been shaking up the cloud industry with numerous announcements - including a promise to "re-introduce Moore's Law" to cloud computing. So this seems like a very good time for us to review what's going on in the land of cloud and take a broad look at the whole topic, from the perspective "So you have the cloud - now what are to going to do with it?".

I expect us to cover a lot of ground. We'll think about the symbiotic relationship between Internet of Things and cloud services, we'll marvel at the ever increasing quantities of data that need storage and processing, we will be concerned at the somewhat topical discussions about centralisation of data making it easier for certain organisations to gain access to that data. In addition I think there's scope for a wide ranging discussion of how readily available and cost effective cloud solutions broaden the scope of what cloud means to mobile - beyond persistence of data and offloading processing ... including asking whether cloud services are sufficiently advanced today simply to buy back-end services "by the API" allowing you just to develop the font-end.

The exact topics for discussion will of course, as usual, be driven by you, the lively and highly participatory community.

I can think of no better person to lead this discussion (that's why I asked her to do so) than Camille Mendler, @cmendler, who is Principal Analyst at Informa and whose speciality is, well, exactly this area. Camille has kindly chaired MoMoLo events in the past and I have no doubt will keep the discussion lively and fast paced!

Camille will be joined by our expert panel each of whom speaks from a different perspective on this broad subject:

Rob Easton, @Cloud_Easton, Head of Google Cloud Platform, UK&I, our host, speaks from the Cloud Service Provider Perspective

Caroline Van Den Bergh, @GoldenGekko, Head of Business Development Golden Gekko UK, speaks from the experience of implementing and delivering cloud platform services for her clients

Jonathan Raper, @MadProf, CEO at Placr, and Visiting Professor at City University speaks from a Big Data Perspective

Dr Janko Mrsic-Flogel, CEO at Private Planet, who speaks from the experience of offering cloud services

Doors will open at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm sharp start. Please arrive in good time to collect your badge and make your way to the 9th floor.


6.00pm Registration Opens
6.30pm Panel Session
8.00pm Networking, Drinks and Buffet
9.30pm Close


As usual attendance is free, but registration is required at Eventbrite. Capacity is limited so make sure to register soon!


The event will take place at Google's Central St Giles office, 9th Floor, 1-13 St Giles High St London WC2H 8AG. Map https://goo.gl/maps/KNeFf

Note that this is not our traditional Centre Point venue, but is right around the corner.

16 Apr 2014

Mobile Miscellany, 16th April 2014, Contribute to Developer Economics report, get down to a new type of hackathon, final chance to win a Nokia Lumia

In this miscellany: contribute to the Developer Economics report, get down to a new type of hackathon, final chance to win a Nokia Lumia.

Contribute to the 7th edition of the Developer Economics report 

We're always very keen to support this initiative, because it's a major contribution to understanding the ever-developing state of the mobile marketplace. Have a look, for example, at the 6th edition from earlier this year.

Gathering the information for this requires our input ... so, follow the link and tell our friends over at Vision Mobile stuff like ...
  • What's your take on the latest trends in app development
  • Which platform(s) should you choose to make money in today's competitive market
  • Which is the right revenue model for your apps 
  • What tools you are using
Have your say, make your contribution! That link again: http://bit.ly/1kq8WvF

Win a free place to DevLab LIVE, 9-11th May

A 3-day event bringing innovators from the startup, digital and developer communities together with big brands to build amazing solutions to real business challenges.

At Level 39 down at Canary Wharf - the event will kick off with a day of inspiring talks and workshops, followed by a two day hackathon and a big party on Friday night!

First two to get in touch with us at contact@mobilemonday.org.uk get the free places! More here.

Blackberry 10 - The Future for Developers, from 5pm on 10th June in London 

FREE to attend, you will hear all about BlackBerry 10 - update on the latest release of the OS, focus on some of the compelling features that developers can leverage when creating their apps, tools and SDKs, open and cross-platform mobile development & how to deploy within the Enterprise. Register here.

And it's last chance saloon to win a Nokia Lumia c/o Microsoft

The Microsoft UK Developer team are looking to get closer to you, so if you fill out their survey, you will have the chance to win the Nokia phone and all entrants get a free eBook sharing what Microsoft Research knows about human communications. It’s all here.

We will be in touch soon with details on our next event ... have a great bank holiday weekend.