A very hearty thank you to everyone who sponsored, attended, and assisted with MobileCampMemphis! It simply could not have happened without the support and sweat of LunaWeb and LaunchMemphis, and our sponsors.
We had an awesome Saturday, and certainly hope you did too. The brilliance of an “unconference” is exactly what we got out of it – collaboration, discovery, and engaging with people that a formal setting would otherwise prevent. So again, thank you for imparting knowledge and spirit to our Memphis community.
Of course, we want to give a special shout out to Andrew Mager of SimpleGeo and Jon Box of Microsoft who presented and spent the day with us. Andrew opened up the morning telling us about some of his favorite sites and apps, including Cabana, “a new way to make mobile apps that don’t suck,” which is now in private beta. (If you sign up for beta and mention #mocamem in the ‘tell us about you’ field, you’ll get an invitation.) Other sites and apps included Work for Pie (also one of our sponsors!) and Hipmunk (we’ve already used it to find a flight!)
It is truly enjoyable to see Memphis evolving into a tech leader, and we always appreciate those who come to partake in what we are doing here. Keep up the good work, Memphis – we are on an exciting journey.
The pace of web 2.0, and the mobile space that it is acquiring steadily, moves so quickly that staying on top of the progressions and developments is simply impossible without a community, like you, to impart to others what you have learned and know. That said, the variety of topics presented Saturday were instrumental to everyone. If you missed out, those topics were:
- Mobilizing Enterprise apps Using Synch and Push (Sohil Shah)
Synch aspect of development and the Push aspect. Platform is opensource: “Open Mobster”
- Designing for a Mobile Experience (John Lloyd / @j_lloyd)
Patterns and Context of designing for mobile devices. View John’s slideshare presentation here.
- The Power of Twitter in an Emergency: The Rise of #memstorm and #memflood (Aaron Prather / @amprather)
Twitter can be a true community resource if used correct. In this presentation, two current trends in Memphis have proven that in more ways than one and even at the national level it is being noticed. Will Memphis continue to lead the way?
- Navigating the Mobile Payment Landscape (Mike Hoffmeyer / @mhoffmeyer)
The mobile payments scene is rapidly evolving in multiple directions. Making business decisions about how to process payments through mobile channels can be challenging and even a little overwhelming. What technologies are out there now, what is coming in the near future, and how they affect the consumer, the online commerce space, and your business.
View Mike’s slideshare presentation here.
- Neuro Triggers / Gamification (Dave Barger / @lalunablanca)
It’s not just for games but also any app/site. View Dave’s slideshare presentation here.
- Does Windows Make a Tablet Device? (Jon Box, Microsoft)
A discussion of Win7 devices, what’s coming out in the next 90 days, and the next version of Windows.
- What would you want to say to Microsoft employee? (Jon Box, Microsoft)
101 Things you might say to a Microsoft employee, for real.
- Windows Phone 7, and Why You Should Care (Jon Box, Microsoft)
Take a look at Microsoft’s new mobile platform and see if you could make some money with it.
- QR Codes Best Practices (Dave Barger / @lalunablanca)
Ins and Out of QR implementation. View Dave’s slideshare presentation here.
- How to check into foursquare of geobased apps around the world while sitting at MobileCampMemphis. (James F. Ruffer III / @jruffer)
This is an awareness to programmers on how to intercept and manuplate the data between the mobile device and webserver. Also, how to jailbreak an iPhone and how it is used for evil things. You can also check out Ty’s iPhone Help for info on jailbreaking – if you dare.
- Using mobile devices to engage as well as educate – an untapped market (Jim Withey)
We are continuing to collect slideshare presentations of these topics – if you presented and have not yet sent us your presentation, please do so. We want anyone who wasn’t able to join us to see what it was all about! You can also check out #mocammem on Twitter to see tweets from the event.
Thanks again, Memphis – we enjoy doing this with you!