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.
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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!
Last Friday I was in London to speak about DeviceAtlas. My speech was actually called “DeviceAtlas Masterclass”, but I did not know exactly what to expect, of course I knew the participants would be developers interested in mobile, but what exactly were they looking for? 1 hour was the scheduled time, I prepared a speech that would take about 40 minutes so that I would leave 20 minutes for discussion. The speech was really an introduction explaining how DeviceAtlas works and why dotMobi decided to create it.
There were about 30 people in the class. Most of them already knew DeviceAtlas and already had their own ideas of what they needed. While the presentation was only an introduction, the outcome was very positive, in fact there has been a lot of interaction, questions and discussion. I think this really turned a speech into a masterclass.
The only real issue during the class is that it was interrupted by a Fire Alarm started. We all walked out and stood in the grass for a few minutes. Then back into the class-rooms and got an extra 15-20 minutes. Luckily the weather was very nice and chatting on the grass has been a pleasant interruption.
Next Monday I’ll be speaking in Barcelona at MoMo. The event topic is Mobile Travel Services.
If you are in Barcelona, make sure you come by.
I haven’t had many chances to walk around the congress and… well, it’s almost over. So here are a few press releases that I thought were interesting:
How many iPhones will be present at Mobile World Congress this week?
Count with me or make your guesses. I think there will be PLENTY. Everyone wants to show off.
Android SDK has been released. There are videos that explain how the platform works and that the browser is based on the webKit. This was a bit of a surprise for me, I think I was not even considering that Google could go for something that is not Mozilla/Firefox.
Anyway I think this is great news and means that the webKit will keep growing and more sites will work on my Mac. Actually most sites already work, but sometimes I have to fire up Firefox or Camino, especially for AJAX-intensive sites.
Anyway, today, during Future of Mobile, I asked Dan Appelquist (another happy Mac user) if he thought Apple would let any other company take control of the core of the browser. My feeling, so far, is that Nokia is using the engine, but more in their own separate silo and not with Apple… And I have to admit this feeling is not because I think Nokia is evil and do not want to share, but actually because Apple wants to have full control on the browser and does not care to get changes and updates from Nokia!
Dan, on the other side, thought that Apple would have to let go a little bit of control on it so that Google and Nokia would get some space in the project.
Well, it looks like he knows what he’s talking about, see this post on Surfin’ Safari about Android committing changes to SVN.
Now I’m even happier.