28 May 2014

Mobile Miscellany, 28 May 2014.

A true miscellany today, including last event, next event, surveys, partner events and, well, what not?

Last event: Cloud Computing & Mobile

Many thanks again to Google Cloud platform for hosting this packed out event and to our wonderful speakers - Camille Mendler @cmendler, Rob Easton @Cloud_Easton, Caroline Van Den Bergh @GoldenGekko, Jonathan Raper @MadProf and Dr Janko Mrsic-Flogel - for being so interesting! Blog coverage from Adam Cohen Rose and the Podcast from Mark Bridge at The Fonecast.

Next Event: A Demo Night in June?

We think it's time for a Demo Night towards the end of the month before the big Summer Escape. As well as being a lot of fun, our Demo Nights (e.g. last September ) have been an important step for many past presenters: a place to meet funders, find collaborators, get feedback, get some fame and of course, it's a chance to showcase the creativity and diversity of the community!

Simply put, in order to put on a Demo Night, we need financial contribution, so please get in touch with us at contact@mobilemonday.org.uk if you would be interested in co-sponsoring the event.

Help Vision Mobile get us more info on the UK developer economy

Vision Mobile has launched the first-ever UK App Developer Census, charting the mobile app developer economy in the UK and sketching the profile of the British App Developer (or B.A.D for short, I suppose). It's a 3 minute survey commissioned by Google UK and will be closing within the next few days. You will get free access to the report when it is produced over the summer. Get involved here.

The Games Quarter, a CPD programme for Games with UCL and TIGA, starting June 10th

Following on from the success of The Mobile Academy (see below), announcing The Games Quarter! Following the same principles and format as The Mobile Academy, the Games Quarter will run for 8 weeks at Idea London from 10th June to 29th July, Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Bursaries are available for 10 SMEs - apply here by 2nd June. Otherwise, start-ups, indies (with 1-5 people) and individuals pay £200 + VAT, companies with 6+ people use this code MMLTGQ15 for a 15% discount. Register here, for more information thegamesquarter.org.uk, tweet them at @thegamesquarter or email info@thegamesquarter.org.uk.

The Native Summit, 30th June, a half day conference for native iOS, Android & Windows App Builders 

A new half-day conference, to bring together app developers from all the major platforms. Speakers from the iOS, Android and Windows communities, supported by Microsoft / Nokia and others, they'll be showcasing devices and running porting workshops for app developers.

The Native Summit takes place on 30th June 2014 from 12pm-6pm at the Genesis Cinema, Shoreditch. Tickets are on sale now for £15.

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

Our friends at Cambridge Wireless are staging this event in London (Cambridge being a farther out suburb, after all) which is free to attend and is update on the latest release of BlackBerry 10 and how to deploy within the Enterprise. Register here.

And finally ... The Mobile Academy Season 4 is over - Season 5 starts 30th September

Last night saw the closing party of the latest Mobile Academy. We were touched to hear from participants that they did not want it to end. Big thanks to all those involved - our wonderful expert practitioner tutors from the Mobile Monday London community, ICT KTN for bursaries and UCL & Idea London for co-hosting and of course the wonderful talented and creative participants.

Get a flavour of what went on here, early bird registration for September is open, and feel free to contact Julia Shalet, Course Director, for more information: julia@themobileacademy.org.uk.