This weekend I traveled to the beautiful Kilkenny to talk with developers and designers about mobile. Of course mobile is my bread and butter, but I thought it would be a good challenge to talk about it to people that have never worked on it or maybe still see it as a niche and something that is not SO interesting.
I am just back from WordCamp Ireland, a two-day conference about WordPress and blogging in general. Have you ever been to a WordCamp? Are you interested in blogging, or more in general about writing content on Internet? Then you SHOULD be going to a WordCamp!
I don’t know if it was this one that was particularly good, but there are so many positive things that I’ve experienced at this event, that I strongly recommend you to go as soon as you can. You have gone already? Then go again!
If you don’t know what happens in a WordCamp, then here’s a quick list of things you can expect. To start off, it’s not a conference for geeks only, it’s about blogging and writing good content to publish on Internet. I admit you will likely meet a bunch of geeks, but you will also meet a lot of “normal people” that are passionate about Internet and want to get their ideas online. The general attire is very relaxed and equally the socialization is very easy going.
I have been to a number of conferences and this was easily one of the best and I’m saying so because I have a long list of things I have learnt and things I’ve heard and that now I was to learn better. This is probably the best outcome that you can get from a conference.
Small disclaimer: I was one of the speaker and not surprisingly I was talking about mobile, but for once, not to mobile nerds. Presentation coming to the Internet very soon.
I am once again in the beautiful city of Barcelona, but once again not (only) for fun, but for the 3GSM, or MWC as they call it these days.
If you are around, come say hello in Hall 7. If you can’t find us, try @me on Twitter.
In the last two years, when going to the 3GSM first and MWC last year, I always joined Swedish Beers. While it is a very informal event it is actually very well populated and it’s a very good opportunity to have a good beer, if you like and to meet good guys in the mobile space.
This year I am definitely planning to join the event once again and I look forward to meet lots of mobilists there!
Thanks to Helen for arranging everything, of course!
PS: Yes, dotMobi is a sponsor, but we sponsor because it’s a great event!
The presentation of Future Platforms at Over the Air is now online.
It has been a great presentation and shows exactly how an application can be thought from the beginning for mobile users.
Really worth looking, see Slides from PrimeSky Presentation.
I can’t wait for the project to go live!