WIPJam@MWC14

 

WIPJam @ MWC14  Presented by WIP & GSMA February 24-27, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain

We’re back for Year 7, Bigger and Better! More developers.  More tshirts.  More code.  More swag!

WIPJam@MWC14 - Speakers

Francesc Alías Pujol
Francesc Alías Pujol La Salle BCN
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Francesc Alías Pujol

Francesc is currently the Director of the Human-Computer Interaction R&D area at La Salle R&Dand lecturer at the Department of Engineering of La Salle (Ramon Llull University). He is also senior researcher associated to the Research Group on Media Technologies.

Mark Allison
Mark Allison Styling Android
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Mark Allison

Mark Allison is a software engineer with almost 25 years' experience. He is passionate about providing the user with the best possible experience. He has developed both server and client side, most commonly Android on the client side, but with also for iOS, HTML5, Symbian, and J2ME.

Mark writes a technical blog which focuses on Android UI/UX topics, but often covers more general Android development techniques. He regularly speaks at Android developer events, most recently at DroidCon London, but previously in such diverse locations as Turkey, Spain, and Brazil.

When not being geeky, Mark likes to unwind by hurling abuse at football referees, specifically those who are unkind to his beloved Watford FC with whom he holds a season ticket. He also has a deep love of the chilli pepper and consumes spicy food (his favourite being Indian) at every opportunity! Mark is happily married with a grown up step¬daughter, and lives in Hertfordshire, UK.

Lee Bamber
Lee Bamber The Game Creators
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Lee Bamber

Lee Bamber
The Game Creators

Lee has over 20 years experience in the games industry and was involved with the very first version of LEGO Mindstorms that turns every day Lego into programmable robots! He started programming at the age of nine on the Commodore VIC-20 and over the next three decades went on to create such brands as Dark Basic, The 3D Gamemaker, FPS Creator and App Game Kit.

Dr. Genevieve Bell
Dr. Genevieve Bell Intel
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Dr. Genevieve Bell

Dr. Genevieve Bell is an anthropologist and researcher with 15 years of experience driving innovation in the high-tech industry. As the director of User Experience Research in Intel Labs, Bell leads a team of social scientists, interaction designers, human factors engineers and computer scientists. This organization researches new computing experiences that are centered around people's needs and desires. This foundationally shapes and then helps to create new Intel technologies and products. In this team and her prior roles, Bell has fundamentally altered the way Intel envisions and plans its products so that they are centered on people's needs rather than simply silicon capabilities.

In addition to leading this increasingly important area at Intel, Bell is an accomplished industry commentator on the intersection of culture and technology and has been extensively featured in publications that include Wired, Forbes, The Atlantic, Fast Company and the Wall Street Journal. She is a frequent public speaker and panelist at technology conferences worldwide, sharing myriad insights gained from her extensive international field work and research. In 2010, Bell was named one of Fast Company's inaugural "100 Most Creative People in Business." Bell is a passionate advocate for the advancement of women in technology and in 2012 was inducted into the Women In Technology International (WITI) Hall of Fame, as well being honored by the Anita Borg Institute as the 2013 Woman of Vision for Leadership. Her first book, "Divining the Digital Future: Mess and Mythology in Ubiquitous Computing," was co-written with Prof. Paul Dourish of the University of California at Irvine and released in April 2011. Bell is also the recipient of several patents for consumer electronics innovations.

A native of Australia, Bell moved to the United States for her undergraduate studies and graduated from Bryn Mawr in 1990 with a bachelor's degree in anthropology. She then earned a master's degree and a doctorate in cultural anthropology from Stanford University where she also taught as an acting lecturer in the Department of Anthropology from 1996-1998. With a father who was an engineer and a mother who was an anthropologist, perhaps Bell was fated to ultimately work for a technology company, joining Intel in 1998.

Morris Beton
Morris Beton Intel
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Morris Beton

Morris Beton recently joined Intel as General Manager of Developer Programs & Strategic Alliances. Before coming to Intel, Morris spent 8 years as CEO of Noetix Corporation, a business intelligence and analytics company. Prior to that, he was the Senior Vice President of Channels and Business Development at BEA Systems. Morris spent 7 years at Microsoft where he was GM for the Developer Relations Group, as well as Vice President of Consulting Services for the United States. He was also Vice President of Product Development for Attachmate Corporation. Morris started his career with IBM as a Systems Engineer in New York City and later ran IBM's Northwestern Region. He is a graduate of the University of Washington, holds a Master's Degree from Columbia University, and has been an Adjunct Professor of Strategic Marketing Management for the MBA program at Seattle University.

Rob Bishop
Rob Bishop Former Raspberry Pi Evangelist and Engineer
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Rob Bishop

Rob previously acted as an Engineer and Evangelist for the Raspberry Pi Foundation after becoming their first engineering employee in 2012 and is currently taking some time out to complete his Masters. One of his primary engineering responsibilities at Raspberry Pi was leading the design and implementation of the New Out of Box Software which is currently the default software recommended for all users of the Raspberry Pi and ships on the official SD cards (see source on GitHub). To view some of the talks on Raspberry Pi that Rob has given at various worldwide conferences and events please see the links below. A good starting point is the talk that Rob gave at the Googleplex in Mountain View as part of the Google Tech Talks series.

Manfred Bortenschlager
Manfred Bortenschlager GSMA
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Manfred Bortenschlager

Manfred (@ManfredBo) works with and for developers. He leads the developer-facing go-to-market strategy for Network APIs (GSMA OneAPI). This involves API and technology co-evolution with developers, as well as establishing strategic partnership between developers and mobile network operators. Before that Manfred was lead platform evangelist for Samsung’s mobile app ecosystem all over Europe. He founded and led the Sun Center-of-Excellence for Location-based Services, wrote 2 books related to mobile computing, and gives mobile software engineering lectures at Universities. He developed a first photo sharing app for mobile phones in 2003.

 

In his spare time Manfred blogs about topics around APIs and developer evangelism (http://manfredbo.tumblr.com/) and curates articles for theAPI Magazine (http://www.scoop.it/t/api-mag).

John Bradley
John Bradley Ping Identity
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John Bradley

John Bradley is Senior Architect in the CIO's Office at Ping Identity. Bradley advises government agencies and commercial organizations on the policy and technical requirements of Identity Management, Federated Identity, PKI and smart card solutions. He is Chair of the Federation Interoperability Workgroup and member of the Leadership council at Kantara. He is treasurer of the openID Foundation, on the advisory board for OIX and an active contributor to SAML and other specifications at OASIS. He is one of the leaders of OSIS, and the Kantara Interoperability Review Board, forums that vendors use for industry interoperability testing. He is a contributor to the OAuth 2 , JOSE and JWT specifications at the IETF, and one of the main authors of openID Connect.

Tim Bray
Tim Bray Google
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Tim Bray

Tim Bray has founded two companies (one now Canada’s largest software company), helped invent XML, served as Director of Web Technologies at Sun and Developer Advocate at Google, written over a million words on his blog, is known as @timbray and google.com/+TimBray, and over the last decade has worried heavily about REST, functional programming, the Android platform, and most recently Identity technology and policy.

Alex Bubb
Alex Bubb Nokia
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Alex Bubb

Alex heads up the global partnering team for games publishers at Nokia. He has been in mobile games industry for around 10 years, pioneering the java games business at T-Mobile and heading up the European marketing team at the earlier pioneer Jamdat, prior to its acquisition by Electronic Arts. Previously Alex was responsible for the brand and product marketing for PlayStation 2 across Europe during his time at Sony Computer Entertainment.

Fernando Cejas
Fernando Cejas GDG Barcelona
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Fernando Cejas

Software engineer. Geek. GDG Barcelona Organizer. Agile methodologies, programming and technology fan.

Passionate mobile application developer. Currently working in Tuenti as Android Developer. He has been involved in android app development since 2010. Before Tuenti worked on NFC and RFID mobile applications. He is also Organizer of the Barcelona Google Developers Group (GDG).

Nick Cook
Nick Cook Intercede
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Nick Cook

Nick is responsible for Research and Development for MyID connected client apps and Mobile SDK, and is Intercede’s Software Engineering process champion. He has worked in the software industry for over 15 years, being involved in high security projects for both governments and enterprises. Prior to joining Intercede, he held Senior Research and Development positions at Ericsson and was responsible for secure mobile and media processing applications with customers including secure government organizations and global telecommunications providers. Nick is an expert in software engineering practices and, as a Certified Scrum Master, has introduced Agile into a number of organizations.

Paul Cutsinger
Paul Cutsinger Amazon
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Paul Cutsinger

Paul Cutsinger is an advocate for creative builders. He’s an Amazon Developer Evangelist focusing on cross-platform and customer optimization. Previously, he ran engineering for Disney's Club Penguin. At Microsoft, he shipped HTML5 <Canvas> in IE9 and the Windows user experience back when there was still a start menu. He can be found on twitter @PaulCutsinger or www.PaulCutsinger.com

Abhisek Devkota
Abhisek Devkota Cyanogen Inc.
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Abhisek Devkota

Abhisek Devkota is the Community Manager and project manager for Cyanogen Inc., a new company formed by the cofounders of the largest aftermarket Operating System for Android devices CyanogenMod.Abhisek is a veteran of the consulting industry surrounding Washington, DC. Before joining Cyanogen Inc. he worked on implementation of Software as a Service solutions for various US government agencies and was a volunteer to the CyanogenMod project for 4 years in his spare time. He is an avid fan of technology and opensource communities. He is especially interested in opening the more niche prosumer and enthusiast ideas to the average user, including the benefits of secure services and personal data management.

Rajiv Dholakia
Rajiv Dholakia Nok Nok Labs
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Rajiv Dholakia

Mr. Dholakia’s global operating experience spans security, ecommerce, operating systems and artificial intelligence (AI) startups and resulted in an IPO, three successful exits and multiple M&A transactions.   As Vice President, Products for Nok Nok Labs, Mr. Dholakia is responsible for product management, marketing and strategy. Mr. Dholakia was most recently VP & General Manager (GM) at Symantec responsible for PGP TrustCenter, a Cloud-based platform for Identity, Encryption & Trust Services to secure users, data & devices ranging from mobile phones, set-top boxes and televisions to laptops and network infrastructure.

Bob Duffy
Bob Duffy Intel
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Bob Duffy

Bob is a former entrepreneur with a start-up background in ecommerce, and telecommunication during the DotCom hay-day. Now working in Developer Relations for Intel, Bob engages with developers, helping them get the tools, resources, and support they need to develop innovative apps for Intel architecture. Bobís coding roots go back to the earliest era of PCs, where as a young enthusiast he coded animated geometries using a Commodore Vic20. Today Bob does more social media engagements than coding, as a means to fosters app innovation and engagements around Intel tools and technology for Android, Windows 8, and the Internet of Things. However between driving developer engagements programs for Intel, Bob carves out some time author HTML5 code samples and technical tutorials on his blog.

Jesse Freeman
Jesse Freeman Amazon
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Jesse Freeman

Jesse Freeman is a Developer Evangelist at Amazon focusing on HTML5 & gaming. As an expert in his field, Jesse has worked for Microsoft, MLB, HBO, the New York Jets, VW, Tommy Hilfiger and many more. In addition to development, Jesse has a background in Art with a Masters in Interactive Computer Art from the School of Visual Arts. He can be found on twitter at @jessefreeman. Jesse also speaks at conferences and does workshops, which you can find out more about on his website at http://jessefreeman.com

Diego Freniche
Diego Freniche Developer
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Diego Freniche

Mobile developer after quitting his former job as a data center guy. With some experience in now defunct webOS, iOS, Android and BB10. Loves computers and programming, basically everything that smells like hot silicon. Teaching fellow developers in several technologies / languages for more than 12 years. Always learning new things.

Joe Romero Garcia
Joe Romero Garcia Entrepreneur
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Joe Romero Garcia

Joe is a dynamic entrepreneur always looking for super innovative solutions that involve high tech and social good. He’s been taking advantage of resources and skills in mobile device hardware and recently working with a group of individuals from University to implement unique applications for a variety of areas include; Apps for Enterprises, Consumer apps and for Democracy, Test for Opinions and Open Goverment, using various approaches like Design, Tech advantages for users, Gamification and Engaging for audiences.

Joe has more than 20 years of experience with multinationals and high tech in a large array of software development areas, from advising VC companies, to projects in Robotics & Mechatronics. He’s managed several projects and teams in sales, marketing, products and services. A wealth of experience in the overall high tech industry, Joe has had a lot of experience to share with developers at WIPJam, the last 4 years.

Joe likes approaches for apps like hippie (good for the community), punk (do it yourself,

Jordi Gimenez
Jordi Gimenez MobileJazz
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Jordi Gimenez

Jordi Gimenez
MobileJazz

Jordi is the CTO at Mobile Jazz and has the overall responsibility for the technology used in products and projects. Jordi is specialized on building high-availability backend systems and databases that scale to serve millions of users to the satisfaction of our clients. He's also a recognized expert on IT Security and an active member on several security committees.

Andy Gstoll
Andy Gstoll Wikitude
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Andy Gstoll

Born and raised in Germany, Andy quickly realised his passion for an international lifestyle, which resulted in early choices to live abroad - in the USA (7 years) and Asia (5 years). Andy’s other passion constantly driving his career is a synergy of building early stage companies, new media, marketing and technology innovation particularly in the field of mobile content and applications, which ultimately lead to the augmented reality technology leader Wikitude in its earliest stage. Andy holds an MBA with a focus on Marketing and a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business Management from Hawaii Pacific University.

Xavier Hallade
Xavier Hallade Intel
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Xavier Hallade

Xavier Hallade is a technical marketing Engineer with the Intel Paris office focusing on evangelizing Intel products on android and other ecosystems. He is a vivid programmer and technology savvy with great interest on NFC and the possibilities NFC can bring to applications.

Arne Vidar Haug
Arne Vidar Haug Signicat
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Arne Vidar Haug

Arne speaks at the Mobile Identity Workshop on Wednesday, 14:15, Workshop room 2-M.

Responsible for business development, international expansion, business alliances and strategic planning in Signicat. Member of management team.

Specialist and pioneer on business development and innovation with eID and e-signature for PC, tablet and mobile. Along with fellow Signicat founders literally invented Cloud based cross-border eID support ­ rewarded the international 'Identity Deployment of the Year Award' and the 'Best Innovation Award at the Cards and Payments Europe Award'. 15 years of experience from working together with the Bank, Finance, Insurance and Telecom industry. Streamlining business processes by substituting physical id-check and signing with pen and ink with electronic identification and electronic signature. Delivered cloud based eID and eSignature services to more than 100 companies. His true passion is inventing business opportunities and delivering first class products and services that customers can benefit from.

Dominique Hazaël-Massieux
Dominique Hazaël-Massieux W3C
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Dominique Hazaël-Massieux

Dominique Hazaël-Massieux supervises the development and standardization of Web technologies that are most relevant to mobile devices W3C, and is in charge of the W3C groups that are developing WebRTC and other APIs to access more device capabilities from the Web (camera, addressbook, etc).

He also regularly puts in practice these technologies and guidelines as a developer of a number of sites and applications.

Chris Heilmann
Chris Heilmann Mozilla
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Chris Heilmann

Chris Heilmann
Mozilla

Chris Heilmann has dedicated a lot of his time making the web better. Originally coming from a radio journalism background, he built his first web site from scratch around 1997 and spent the following years working on lots of large, international web sites. He then spent a few years in Yahoo building products and explaining and training people and is now at Mozilla. Chris wrote and contributed to four books on web development and wrote many articles and hundreds of blog posts for Ajaxian, Smashing Magazine, Yahoo, Mozilla, ScriptJunkie and many more.

Matthijs Hoekstra
Matthijs Hoekstra Microsoft
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Matthijs Hoekstra

Matthijs Hoekstra is a Sr. Product Marketing Manager in the Windows Platform Developer Marketing Group. He’s responsible for the efforts around Enterprise developers and Line of Business application development on Windows. Matthijs worked on Windows Phone since day 1.

 

Daniel Holmlund
Daniel Holmlund Intel
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Daniel Holmlund

Daniel Holmlund has been a developer for nearly 14 years experienced with server and mobile applications. Some of his interests include mobile applications, computer security, Sci-Fi and his wonderful family. Currently, he is a software engineer in the Intel Software & Services Group.

Stephen Houston
Stephen Houston Intel
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Stephen Houston

Stephen Houston
Intel

Stephen is and Product Architect Technical Product Manager on the Aepona Monetization Platform. He is responsible for the Partner Management Engine, including the Portals and API layer, assessing potential features, and designing solutions.

David Isbitski
David Isbitski Amazon
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David Isbitski

David Isbitski is a Developer Evangelist for Amazon focused on Apps and Games.  He enjoys talking about technology and has taught full-day courses on numerous topics as well as being a presenter at many community and third party events.  Dave is also an author for Lynda.com and can be found on twitter as @TheDaveDev and the Amazon Developer blog http://developer.amazon.com/blog

Steven Kaish
Steven Kaish BroadSoft
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Steven Kaish

Steven has over 25 years of business and technical leadership experience bringing to market innovative telecommunications and software solutions. At BroadSoft, Steven is responsible for identifying, establishing, and cultivating partnerships that complete BroadSoft's Unified Communications solutions and provide additional channels to market.

Prior to joining BroadSoft, Steve helped to build CosmoCom into a leading supplier of cloud-based contact center software, serving in a variety of senior management roles including Business Development, Product Management, Marketing, Sales, and Technical Services. Steven also led teams in the development and launch of new telecommunications products and services at AT&T’s Bell Labs and at Telcordia Technologies. He holds four patents related to enhanced communications services.

Liz Kerton
Liz Kerton Telecom Council of SV / AutoTech Council
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Liz Kerton

Liz Kerton, a technology and telecom marketing expert with a 20-year entrepreneurial history from retail and wholesale to online and manufacturing, was voted one of the Silicon Valley's most influential women by the San Jose Business Journal. Through the Telecom Council of Silicon Valley, Liz has been connecting 1000s of executives from 100s of companies, including 20+ global fixed and wireless telcos each year since 2001. Through the Autotech Council, Liz connects auto makers and their Tier 1 vendors with innovation and entrepreneurs across the world.

Krzysztof Kucharewicz
Krzysztof Kucharewicz MobileJazz
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Krzysztof Kucharewicz

Krzysztof Kucharewicz
MobileJazz

I'm a Polish software developer with a hard to pronounce name (but you can call me Kris). I've been involved in mobile applications since 2006, yet before Steve Jobs defined what "smart" in the "smartphone" means. I'm currently developing for Android and iOS. I live in a Barcelona and work for the MobileJazz company, helping startups make their dreams come true.

Henrik Lewander
Henrik Lewander Appland
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Henrik Lewander

Henrik spent more than 10 years developing and managing project for Ericsson, Volvo and other companies notably the Volvo Dynamic Steering (the product in the Volvo Van Damme commercial).

He then went on to design the global Appland App Store Cloud Platform and building a company around it.

Rhys Lewis
Rhys Lewis Apigee
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Rhys Lewis

An experienced server and client-side developer and architect who has built systems in a wide variety of technologies. He started on IBM mainframe systems, in the days before relational databases existed. Most recently he's been using HTML 5, JavaScript and Node.js, within Apigee's cloud. The intervening period involved a lot of C++ and Java.

After a lengthy period as a developer and researcher at IBM, he started trying to deliver the Web to mobile devices. This was in 2000, when neither the market nor the devices were ready for it. He's been involved with the Web on mobile devices ever since, including working with standards organisations, such as W3C, OMA and OMTP.

Currently, Rhys helps Apigee's customers understand how its products support their strategies for digital transformation, using APIs.

Torsten Lodderstedt
Torsten Lodderstedt Deutsche Telekom
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Torsten Lodderstedt

Dr.-Ing. Torsten Lodderstedt leads the development of Identity Management Services at Deutsche Telekom. He also regularly contributes Deutsche Telekom's experiences and perspective at standardization bodies and cross-operator initiatives. He is a contributor to the OAuth 2.0 und OpenID Connect specifications and author of the OAuth 2.0 threat model and security considerations. He has recently been elected as the Corporate member representative to the Board of Directors of the OpenID foundation.

In his previous positions as consultant and IT architect, he helped customers in several domains (public, banking, railway communication, telecommunication) since 1996 to implement highly scalable and secure applications. His main areas of expertise include identity management, IT security, software engineering tools and methods as well as software architectures.

John Lunn
John Lunn PayPal
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John Lunn

John Lunn (Global Director, PayPal Developer Network) John has been building payments and anti-fraud systems on the internet for over 15 years and has advised many of the successful and less successful start-ups on their payment strategies. Originally a java certified developer and now an all-purpose hacker, John runs PayPal's Developer Network.

Neil Mansilla
Neil Mansilla Mashery
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Neil Mansilla

Neil Mansilla is the Director of Platform Evangelism & Partnerships for Mashery. He is responsible for helping developers discover, learn and utilize the platforms on the Mashery API Network, as well as helping Mashery customers optimize the design and developer experience (DX) of their APIs. Neil is a software engineer and has previously founded several web and software companies in verticals including search, e-commerce, real estate and healthcare.

Mai Medhat
Mai Medhat Eventtus
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Mai Medhat

Mai Medhat, 26 years, CEO and co-founder at Eventtus, a social platform for events that enables event organizers to manage and promote their events and engage with event-goers, who are, in turn empowered to discover events, network during the events and share their moments. Mai is a computer engineer graduate from Ain Shams university in 2009. She is passionate about technology and building stuff. Before founding eventtus in 2011, Mai worked in many start-ups on different projects which allows her to use different technologies and play many roles.

Gregory Menvielle
Gregory Menvielle SmartNotify.us
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Gregory Menvielle

Gregory Menvielle is a French-American entrepreneur and founder of the software application smartnotify.us. Gregory has a background in international expansion, helping companies achieve success on a global scale and is part of the Non-profit Costs of Care, where he oversees technologies initiatives that help caregivers decrease healthcare costs.

He writes for RudeBaguette on the topcis of HTML5 and Gamification. Gregory holds a BA in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles and an MA in Egyptology from the University of Chicago, neither of them preparing him to keep up with his 3 year old daughter!

Tim Messerschmidt
Tim Messerschmidt PayPal
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Tim Messerschmidt

As a long time mobile and web developer specializing in Android, Tim channels his knowledge and experience as a Developer Evangelist across Europe for PayPal’s Developer Network. Tim is very passionate about startups, and serves as a mentor of Seedcamp, Wayra, Startup Wise Guys & Rockstart. In his spare time, he leads and creates training classes in all sorts of Android related topics, and is the author of the Android chapter of the Mobile Developer's Guide to the Galaxy, as well as numerous articles published in magazines like Web&Mobile Developer. Tim's "In Case of Emergency" app in Google's Play Store currently has more than 300,000 downloads and makes him a great resource for mobile related questions.

Ron Munitz
Ron Munitz Nubo
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Ron Munitz

Ron is an Entrepreneur and a software development consultant, with long history developing performance and safety critical software and leading embedded software development groups. He specializes in all aspects of distributed systems and Android internals, and considers himself to be lucky enough to combine most of his research interests into practice, as the founder and CTO of Nubo, the first Remote Android Workspace for the Enterprise.

When not solving complex real world problems, Ron shares his knowledge about Mobile Security, Application development, and Android Internals all over the world.

He is the author and lecturer of the first ever undergraduate "Introduction to Android Internals" course, taught at Afeka College of Engineering.

Mark Murphy
Mark Murphy Commonsware
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Mark Murphy

Mark Murphy is the founder of CommonsWare and the author of The Busy Coder’s Guide to Android Development. He is active in supporting the Android developer community, from answering questions on StackOverflow to publishing sample code and reusable components as open source.

A three-time entrepreneur, his experience ranges from consulting on open source and collaborative development for the Fortune 500 to application development on just about anything smaller than a mainframe. He has been a software developer for nearly three decades, from the TRS-80 to the latest crop of mobile devices. A polished speaker, Mr. Murphy has delivered conference presentations and training sessions on a wide array of topics internationally.

Isidro Navarro
Isidro Navarro Augmented Reality Barcelona
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Isidro Navarro

Isidro Navarro
Augmented Reality Barcelona

Isidro Navarro is an architect and researcher with 7 years of experience in the development of innovation in the field of technology applied to teaching and architectural rendering. As a professor at the School of Architecture of La Salle ETSALS-URL and at School of Architecture of Barcelona ETSAB -UPC develops his research as a member of the research groups ARM and GILDA-ICE-UPC. These organizations researches new teaching methodologies and how fundamental concepts of the area of architectural graphic expression can be enriched or modified from recent technological developments.

He is passionate about the study of user experience, accessibility and architectural education as well as the use of new technologies in classrooms such as Virtual and Augmented Reality in Architecture. Navarro develops his teaching to improve the architectural perception in visually impaired volunteers in projects using new technologies such as mobile devices or Smart Glasses.

Jake Orrin
Jake Orrin Quixey
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Jake Orrin

Jake is the VP of Business Development at Quixey, The Search Engine for Apps. He previously worked as a Director of Business Development at Your Logo Here, a branding solutions provider for companies such as Google and Slide. On the side, he mentors young entrepreneurs and sits on the boards of various nonprofit organizations.

Tommy Palm
Tommy Palm King
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Tommy Palm

With over two decades of experience as a game designer and entrepreneur, Tommy Palm has earned the title “Games Guru” at leading casual social games company, King. He works in the forefront of the company’s prevalent cross-platform games initiatives taking games from social to mobile.

Tommy started programming games for Commodore 64 back in 1986 as a hobby until 1999, when he founded Jadestone. Since then he has been working as concept creator and game designer on more than 10 game titles including Championship Manager Online, World in War, Karlsson på Taket (mobile), Dirk Dagger and Kodo. During more than 10 years developing mobile games, his team has been awarded nine international awards and numerous nominations – most recently the prominent IMGA and IGF Mobile awards. In 2009 Jadestone’s mobile department spawned off into Fabrication Games, where Tommy was President. The company went on to be acquired by King in early 2012.

Tommy is a regular collegiate lecturer and frequently contributes articles on trends in social and mobile games. He has also spoken at prominent events including GDC San Francisco, GDC Online, GDC Europe, Game Connection, E3, and Cannes Film Festival among others.

Shamit Patel
Shamit Patel Intel
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Shamit Patel

Shamit Patel manages a team of engineers responsible for enablement and support for developers using the Intel Common Connectivity Framework. Prior to joining Intel, Shamit worked for Connectsoft, a wireless software company where he was involved in development and enablement of UWB and WUSB solutions and later moved to Alereon, where he was responsible for shipping the first ever WUSB-based solutions in the market. Shamit has 9 years wireless industry experience working on software stack development and ecosystem enablement. When he is not being a code monkey, he loves traveling the world and enjoys cold beer.

Sami Pippuri
Sami Pippuri Nokia
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Sami Pippuri

Sami Pippuri is a mobile native, having been involved in the industry for over 15 years. After completing MSc in software engineering, Sami has had experience across different roles in SW development, R&D management, business development and product marketing in the mobile software space, most recently as responsible for Nokia’s developer product marketing activities focusing on Nokia Lumia.

Hermés Pique
Hermés Pique Robot Media
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Hermés Pique

Hermés Pique
Robot Media

Hermes Pique is the founder of children's publishing startup Robot Media. He is also an iOS, OS X and Android developer and frequent StackOverflow and Github contributor (@hpique).

A software engineer with 15 years of experience, Hermes has developed popular libraries such as RMStore and various featured apps with millions of downloads, most notably A Comic Viewer and English Idioms Illustrated. In addition to coding, he is passionate about the Barcelona tech ecosystem and co-founded local communities Barcelona.IO and NSBarcelona for entrepreneurs and Objective-C developers respectively.

David Pollington
David Pollington GSMA
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David Pollington

David brings over 17 years’ experience in the telecommunications sector, specialising in mobile software architectures, platforms, technologies and transport protocols for delivering next generation mobile services and is now engaged across many of the GSMA programmes including NFC, RCS, network APIs and the future of web application technologies, as well as data analytics and contextualised services. Prior to joining the GSMA, David led a number of strategic programmes including mWallet/NFC and mBrokerage (data analytics) at Vodafone. David has a Masters Degree from Imperial College, London and a passion for leveraging the latest technologies to deliver the next generation of innovative services to mobile users.

Christopher Price
Christopher Price iConsole.tv
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Christopher Price

Christopher Price
iConsole.tv

Christopher Price is the founder and CEO of iConsole.tv, the upcoming high-end Android gaming console. The iConsole.tv Developer Kit, Unit 00, is currently the most powerful Android device shipping. Christopher is an Intel architecture expert. He serves as a consultant and analyst to Silicon Valley and beyond on topics from firmware over the air to Wi-Fi tethering, from MRDs to PRDs.

Robin Puthli
Robin Puthli Itude Mobile
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Robin Puthli

Robin Puthli
Itude Mobile

Robin Puthli has designed and developed mobile apps for large corporations since 2000. After completing an M.Sc. in Information Sciences he developed enterprise systems for supermarket chains and airports. While working for Vodafone he was infected by the mobile bug and has never looked back. Currently he runs a mobile development company in the Netherlands called Itude Mobile which makes apps for financial and logistics companies on Android and iOS, and which is launching an open source platform for enterprise app development at the MWC 2014.

Esteban Anguita Ruiz
Esteban Anguita Ruiz LabHuman
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Esteban Anguita Ruiz

Esteban Anguita is the LabHuman Innovation Manager. He has spent his entire professional career in the corporate world where he has held positions such as Marketing Manager/Director and CEO. His task is to transform the Institute's research on products and solutions that can be used for society. One of the areas of activity is focused on Augmented Reality Technology that has been continuously used since 2006 in numerous research projects and for private businesses and other institutions. The objective is to provide the maximum value to Augmented Reality Technology so it can be considered as a tool in the areas of training, education and business environments.

Orkun Saitoglu
Orkun Saitoglu PayPal
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Orkun Saitoglu

Orkun Saitoglu is a Developer Evangelist in EMEA for PayPal.  He previously led the presales and integration team for PayPal in Central Europe and Middle East markets, working with large merchants and partners for PayPal integration. After his computing studies he worked for 3 years as a webmaster where he became familiar with web development and best practices for commerce..

Michael Samarin
Michael Samarin Futurice
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Michael Samarin

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Laurent Sanchez manages SecureKey’s global partner and developer programs and is responsible for establishing relationships and supporting identity initiatives with partners across multiple industries. Prior to joining SecureKey, Mr. Sanchez was vice president of applications and ecosystems for INSIDE Secure. At INSIDE, he managed relationships with wireless operators, OS platform vendors, and also launched various initiatives including a new cloud service authentication solution for proximity transactions. Prior to INSIDE, Mr. Sanchez was involved in developing the mobile application strategy at Audience, a pioneer in intelligent voice processing technology, and served director of alliances and business development at Access.  Before Access, Mr. Sanchez held product management roles at PalmSource and Palm where he drove the development of pioneering electronic payment and card-reading solutions for mobile devices. He started his career at VeriFone and later joined Gemplus where he played a role in the first mass deployment of chip payment cards in the U.S. Mr. Sanchez holds a master of business administration degree from the Graduate School of Management in Aix en Provence, and a master’s degree in electronics and computer science from INSA, both in France.

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Michael Schloh von Bennewitz is a computer scientist specializing in network software, mobile computing, and client server design. Responsible for research, development, and maintenance of packages in several community software repositories, Michael actively contributes to the Opensource development community.

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Raj Singh is a mobile industry veteran having worked across the space over the past 14 years. Raj is the Founder and CEO of Tempo AI focused on developing a smart calendar. Tempo AI was spun-out of SRI (Stanford Research Institute) where Raj served as an EIR (Entrepreneur in Residence). Previously, Raj was the founding Vice President of Business Development for Skyfire (now part of Opera Software), a mobile browser that supports full Flash rendering. Prior to Skyfire, Raj co-founded venture-funded Veeker, NBC’s mobile video citizen journalism service and ToneThis, CNET’s top downloaded ringtone creation product.

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Raj is a regular mobile writer and speaker including formal and guest blogging for GotoMobile, Venturebeat, O’reilly Emerging Telephony and VisionMobile. Raj is a mentor at 500 Startups, MobileMonday Momentum, Stained Glass Labs, Orange Labs and Founder Labs and has also made contributions to a number of mobile user and expert groups including the JCP, MMA and the Bluetooth SIG. For more information, please see www.rajansingh.com.

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Uğur Tadik undergraduated from Marmara University, Department of Computer Programming, graduated from Eastern Mediterranean University, Department of Computer Engineering, and completed his master degree from Istanbul University, Institute of Business Administration. He started his career at Index Computer and worked as a product specialist. In 2007,  he started to work at Akbank Information Technologies as a software specialist for interactive banking channels like retail internet banking, corporate internet banking and call center. In 2009, he started to work at Innova Information Technologies as a senior software specialist for loyalty systems and mobile payment. In 2010 he started work at Akbank Information Technologies senior software specialist for mobile banking and interactive channels security. In April 2013, he became Team Manager of Mobile Platforms Application Development team. Within this position, his responsibility covers  native application development (iOS, Android, Windows8/Phone 8, Mobile Web).

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Corrado leads the PayPal Developer Network team, coordinating the initiatives towards Developers and Technology Startups across Europe, Middle East and Africa.

 

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WIPJam@MWC14 - Sponsors

Welcome!

WIPJam crowdshot lounge MWC13 We can't wait for you to join us for our 7th WIPJam @ MWC!  WIP and GSMA have joined forces to bring you the best and biggest Devcon and hackathon during Mobile World Congress. If you aren't familiar with WIPJam, MWC or GSMA here are some links: (We're glad you finally found us!)

What can you expect?  We have something for everyone!  We are bringing back all your favorite content from previous WIPJams, like Developer Storytelling, UnPanels and Reverse Pitches. We have more room for our sponsors to provide great training on their tools and technologies, and we've got three days full of hackathons across multiple categories with lots of prize. Then we'll have even more training seminars and extra sessions hosted by our community partners. All of that happens from Monday to Wednesday in the Fira Montjiuc (yes, that's the "old" Fira in Plaza Espanya), where we'll be in Hall M5 --   developers actually get a whole building this year!!! Come Thursday, will head up to the Fira Gran Via (the "new" Fira where MWC moved last year) for all of the awards and final wrap-up. Last year, 1500 of you joined us at WIPJam, so we expect to double that number this year!  WIPJam 2014:  More developers.  More t-shirts. More code. More swag! And don't forget:  No PPT, No Panels and No TIES!!!

Hackathon

We've got over $25,000 and counting worth of prizes to give away as part of the biggest hackathon at MWC! We've got 12 categories spread out over 3 days, so whatever you want to code and whatever platform you want, you've got lots of options. Enter one category or multiple ones to try and win more. The categories are spread out with staggered start and stop times, giving you the chance to decide when and how you want to take part.

Categories | How to Take Part | Flight Times | Hackathon Schedule | Rules

Categories

 

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Intel Common Connectivity Framework Category

Flight 1 (12 noon Monday-12 noon Wednesday)

Prize: EUR1000 Amazon.de gift cards

Sign up here on Hacker League

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Intel Android Game Development Category

Flight 1 (12 noon Monday-12 noon Wednesday)

Prize: Dell Venue 8" Android tablet + Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Ultrabook

Sign up here on Hacker League

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Intel XDK/Mashery API CategoryFlight 1 (12 noon Monday-12 noon Wednesday)Prize: 13" MacBook Airs w/Intel Haswell CPUsSign up here on Hacker League

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GSMA Web Tech Category

Flight 1 (12 noon Monday-12 noon Wednesday)

Prizes: Pebble Smartwatch, Fitbit, Remote Controlled Helicopter, Raspberry Pi

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gsma-456GSMA Innovation Mashup CategoryFlight 3 (12 noon Tuesday-12 noon Wednesday)Prizes: Pebble Smartwatch, Fitbit, Remote Controlled Helicopter, Raspberry PiSign up here on Hacker League

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Sony SmartWatch 2 Category

Flight 2 (12 noon Monday-12 noon Tuesday)

Prizes: Sony Xperia Devices

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nokia-456Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 Category

Flight 1 (12 noon Monday-12 noon Wednesday)

Prizes: Nokia Devices, DVLUP XP and cash

Sign up here on Hacker League

paypal-456PayPal Developer Category

Flight 2 (12 noon Monday - 12 noon Tuesday)

Prizes: Remote-controlled Lego

Sign up here on Hacker League

amazon-456Adopt an Amazon Cross-Platform Service Category

Flight 1 (12 noon Monday - 12 noon Wednesday)

Prizes:

1st Place receives Kindle Fire HDX 8.9” device for every team member (limit 5)

2nd Place receives Kindle Fire HDX 7” device for every team member (limit 5)

Sign up here on Hacker League

wipjam-456WIPJam Best In Show Award

Open to all apps in all categories

Prizes: GitHub subscriptions, Spheros and more TBC

No registration needed

intel-456Intel Galileo Board Category

Monday 11 am - Tuesday 6 pm

Prize: 1 Galileo board per participating team, available on a first-come, first-served basis

Sign up here on Hacker League

amazon-456Amazon Kindle Fire 24-Hour Port-a-thon

Flight 3 (12 pm, noon Tuesday - 12 pm, noon Wednesday)

Prizes:

1st Place receives Kindle Fire HDX 8.9” device for every team member (limit 5)

2nd Place receives Kindle Fire HDX 7” device for every team member (limit 5)

Sign up here on Hacker League

nokia-456Nokia X Porting Category

Full details and submission form here

Deadlines:
11:59pm Monday
11:59pm Tuesday
12 noon Wednesday

Prizes: 10x Nokia Devices each day

 

How To Take Part

If you think you've got what it takes, here's what you need to do:

1. Register for WIPJam -- you need to have a pass to participate!

2. Take a look at the categories and Flight times, and figure out which ones you'd like to work on.

3. Visit the Hacker League page for each category you want to work on, and sign up for it. This is important! It helps us know how many teams and projects to expect in each category, and to make sure we have enough test devices available and time to demo.

4. If you'd like, you can go ahead and post project ideas to the Hacker League pages, or post your profile. If you need more developers for your team, or you need a team to join, Hacker League can help!

5. Come to the hackathon -- pay attention to the initial pitch times for each category, because you'll want to come to these to hear details and tech tips from the sponsors. And if you need any last-minute additions to your team, this is the time to do it.

6. Hack, hack, hack! Get support from the sponsors and build your best apps!

7. Submit your project before the deadline via the Hacker League page. It's a good idea to provide some screenshots, images and descriptions of your app so the judges can refer to this info. You still need to have a working app. No slideware!

8. Come to the demo session on Wednesday, February 26. Make sure you're present to show off your app for the judges!

9. Winners will be announced at Fira Gran Via on Thursday, February 27.

Hackathon Pitch Times

Flight #1 – 48 hours

Info Session and Pitches: Monday 10:00am
Starts Monday Noon, Ends Wednesday Noon

Intel Common Connectivity Framework – Hacker League page (Register here!)

Intel XDK and Mashery-powered APIs – Hacker League page (Register here!)

Intel Android Game Development – Hacker League page (Register here!)

GSMA Web Tech Hack – Hacker League page (Register here!)

Nokia Lumia Windows Phone Hack - Hacker League page (Register here!)

Amazon Cross Platform - Hacker League page (Register here!)

Flight #2  - 24 hours

Info Session and Pitches: Monday 10:30am
Starts Monday Noon, Ends Tuesday Noon

Sony SmartWatch 2 Hackathon - Hacker League page (Register here!)

Intel Galileo Board Hackathon – Hacker League registration needed, Galileo boards available on a first-come, first-serve basis, 1 board per team. Registered developers will be given preference for boards.

PayPal Developer Hackathon - Hacker League page (Register here!)

Flight #3 – 24 hour hack

Info Session and Pitches: Tuesday 11:30am
Starts Tuesday Noon, Ends Wednesday Noon

GSMA Innovation Mashup Hack – Hacker League page (Register here!)

Amazon Kindle Fire 24 Hour Port-A-Thon - Hacker Leauge page (Register here!)

Galileo Board Hackathon

Monday 11:00 a.m. - Tuesday 6:00 p.m.

Intel Galileo Board Hackathon – Hacker League registration needed, Galileo boards available on a first-come, first-serve basis, 1 board per team. Registered developers will be given preference for boards.

Hackathon Schedule

(subject to change)

Monday Hall 5, Level 0
10:00am Hackathon Pitches - Flight 1 (48-hour hack)
10:30am Hackathon Pitches - Flight 2 (24-hour hack)
11:00am Team Formation
12:00 noon Hackathon officially starts – Flight #1 and Flight #2
6:00pm Hackathon Room closes for the evening – go home and hack or head to the parties!

 

Tuesday Hall 5, Level 0
11:30am Hackathon Pitches - Flight 3 (24-hour hack) and Flight 4 (12-hour hack)
12:00 noon Team Formation
12:00 noon Hackathon officially starts – Flight #3 and Flight #4
Submission Deadline - Flight 2
6:00pm Reception on Level 1, or keep hacking
12:00 midnight! Submission Deadline - Flight 4
Keep Hacking! Room open all night!

 

Wednesday Hall 5, Level 0
10:00am Hackathon continues
12:00 noon Submission Deadline - Flight 1 and and Flight 3 (All projects now in)
3:00pm Hackathon Demos Begin
3:00pm Project Demos
Judging begins

 

Thursday Fira Gran Via, Hall 8.0, Level 0
1:30pm Opening Remarks
1:45pm Award Presentations Begin
2:45 pm Final Wrap-up, give away all remaining SWAG!!!

Hackathon Rules

See the Official Rules here.

1. All participants must be registered and have a valid WIPJam pass.

2. Developers can form teams of up to 4 people for the competition. Teams can be formed via the Hacker League page for each category, onsite, or elsewhere. However, some categories allow only one developer per team. Please check pages for specific rules for each category.

3. Developers may enter in as many categories as they wish; they can enter the same app in multiple categories if the app meets the eligibility criteria for each category.

4. Apps must be submitted via the Hacker League page for each category. Each developer on a team needs to register on Hacker League and join the project.

5. Each app will be given a minimum of 2 minutes to demo in front of the judges and the audience. A list showing the order of demos will be posted, and each team must be ready to demo when it is their turn. If the team is not present or not ready, they will be disqualified.

6. Judging will be based on several elements: Originality of the Idea, User Interface, Overall Quality and Pitch Quality. Judges decisions for the winners are final, and sponsors have the final decision on winners of their own categories.

7. Please do not submit malicious, illegal, explicit or otherwise inappropriate apps. WIP reserves the right to disqualify any apps from the competition.

8. All apps will be subject to code review and examination.

9. Any teams not having fun will be punished severely :)

Hackathon Judges

Rafe Blandford - Founder and Editor, All About Windows Phone

Rafe is the man behind all the ‘All About’ sites. He’s responsible for business development and editorial direction. Rafe has a deep understanding of the mobile and smartphone industry and is widely recognised as one of the leading experts on Nokia’s smart device activities and strategy.

When writing Rafe specialises in covering device, industry and developer themes, but will also turn his hand to any topic that he thinks might interest the ‘All About’ audience.

You can follow him on Twitter or Google+ and can contact him by email on rafe@allaboutwindowsphone.com.

 

Russell Buckley - Chairman, Touch Surgery; Partner, Ballpark Ventures; Specialist, Venture Capital Unit, UK Government; Man About Town, MobHappy.com

Russell works with the UK Government to help the cream of UK tech companies get funding from overseas. He also does angel investing via Ballpark Ventures, holds a number of advisory and Non-Exec roles and mentor startups at TechStars Accelerator. Before that, he started the incredibly successful AdMob, (now part of Google) the mobile advertising network, in Europe as its Managing Director. He’s also the ex-Global Chairman of the Mobile Marketing Association and an occasional blogger at the legendary MobHappy.

 

Martyn Davies - Developer Evangelist, Sendgrid

Martyn Davies is a creative developer based in London and is currently works as a Developer Evangelist at SendGrid. You’ll find him presenting, demoing, hacking and chatting at hack days, conferences and meetups around the world on a regular basis. An experienced events organiser, Martyn has organised Music Hack Day’s in London and Cannes each year as well as co-founding SportsTech Hack Day and advising other companies on how to relay their API message to developers through events. Outside of SendGrid, Martyn works with companies on API design and developer outreach strategies as well as mentoring on the Ignite100, dotForge and Oxygen accelerator programmes.

 

Tanisha Gupta, Marketing Director, Distimo

Tanisha brings a history of experience and knowledge in the mobile marketing and developer sectors to her current role as director of marketing at Distimo, a globally recognized leader in app store market data and analytics, and the creators of AppIQ, the most accurate data tool on the market to analyze the estimated download and revenue volumes for any app in the market worldwide. Tanisha is charged with leading global marketing and branding at Distimo, as well as overseeing robust content creation mined directly from Distimo data. Prior to joining Distimo, Tanisha gained valuable mobile and product marketing experience at GREE, and also spearheaded the mobile strategy at a startup in the health food and detox sector. Tanisha attended the University of California at Santa Barbara, and holds a B.A. in English and Japanese.

 

Peter van der Linden - Sr. Application Developer Evangelist, Immersion Corporation

Peter van der Linden has worked on mobile phone software since the days when cell phones were used to make voice calls, and desktop PCs were used for website browsing. These days, it’s the other way around – we use VOIP from our desktop PC’s, and browse on the go from our mobile phones.

Peter is the author of several award-winning books on programming in Java and in C. He is the creator of several software patents. Peter is a technology evangelist with the Immersion Corporation of San Jose, California. Immersion provides software for haptic (touch and vibration) effects on mobile phones.

Venue

pl espanyaYes you heard right – devs get a WHOLE building this year!  M5 in Fira Montjuic.

 

Monday, February 24; Tuesday, February 25; and Wednesday, February 26 find us at: Hall M5,  Fira Montjuïc

Affectionately called the 'old Fira', right at Placa Espanya, by the fountains, across from the bull ring (shopping mall now), right in the city.  If you see these towers (see pic) you are there!

 

Map Link MWC-Transport-Map_FINAL_130913-300x196

 

Thursday, February 27 find us at: Hall 8 (Lower Level), Auditorium 1 Fira Gran Via Map Link

 

There is really good transportation between the Firas - a free daily shuttle that runs every 15 minutes or less and of course public transportation, all which passes through Placa Espanya!  See this link for more details.

Of course - rush hour is always a bit stuffed up in Barcelona, so if you have to head to Gran Via, plan to pop by WIPJam in M5 first for a coffee and meetings (we have plenty of tables and meeting space and if you want to sit in and code for a bit - we are ok with that)!

Marketing Partners

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Our goals: Share knowledge; Host and Hold startups; Learn about technologies (mainly Google ones); and Develop skills, create opportunities, and help people shape a better future.
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sma-456Sweden Mobile Association - SMA is an international marketing force with the goal to gather, enhance and strengthen the Swedish mobile industry. SMA serves a central contact point and facilitator to create international business and cooperation and handle in- and outbound enquires around mobility.
app-promo-456App Promo - We are innovators in app strategy, marketing and monetization. Our goal is to assist developers and app owners in succeeding in the business of apps. We provide services to increase discovery, optimize revenue and better position applications to set them up for success.
igda-456IGDA - The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) is the largest non-profit membership organization in the world serving all individuals who create games. The IGDA's mission is to advance the careers and enhance the lives of game developers by connecting members with their peers, promoting professional development, and advocating on issues that affect the developer community.
fierce-developer-456FierceDeveloper - FierceDeveloper is the mobile developer guide to the latest trends and technologies driving mobile application development forward. Discover new devices, read about the latest mobile platforms and operating systems, and access developer profiles on our website or in our free, weekly email newsletter.
mm-tel-aviv-456Mobile Monday Tel Aviv - MoMoTLV is the official Israeli chapter of Mobile Monday (MoMo). MoMo is a global community of mobile industry visionaries, developers and influentials fostering cooperation and cross-border business development via virtual and live networking events to share ideas, best practices and trends from global markets.
learn2crack-456Learn2Crack - Learn2Crack is a website for beginners to learn Android Programming, Raspberry Pi, Linux, Android API etc
mtam-456MTAM - The Mobile Technology Association of Michigan (MTAM) is a Michigan-based non-profit trade association for the mobile industry. Our mission is to grow the industry within the state by increasing demand for Michigan-based mobile technology products and services within the state, nationally and globally, thereby generating increased entrepreneurial and enterprise-level opportunities and creating sustainable jobs in Michigan
mmsilicon-456Mobile Monday Silicon Beach - The MoMo Silicon Beach & MoMo Pasadena chapters were started in June 2010 by Eli Calderón Morin a young mobile start-up veteran in order to connect, share, reach out, and further foster a mobile start-up atmosphere and community within the burgeoning SoCal startup scene. MoMo is a non profit organization and seeks to connect university, startup, and technology communities in the sharing of knowledge.
visionmobile-456VisionMobile - A leading research company in the app economy and mobile business models. Our research and workshops help clients compete and win in their rapidly changing industries. The firm’s semi-annual industry report series, “Developer Economics”, provides benchmarking of developer attitudes, trends and monetization by region. Developer Economics is now the largest, most global research on the apps economy, currently surveying over 6,000+ mobile apps developers worldwide.
research2guidance-456research2guidance - research2guidance is a strategy consulting and research company specializing on the mobile application market, helping their clients to define and implement a mobile application strategy. research2guidance has been monitoring the mHealth app market since 2009 and has published the leading market report series “The Health app market (Vol. 1-3)” and other mHealth related insights reports.
mmathens-456Mobile Monday Athens - Mobile Monday Athens is an open community platform for mobile industry aficionados in the heart of Athens, Greece. Join us and exchange your views and experiences with your fellow mobilists.
digibc-456DigiBC - DigiBC is the Industry association for digital media and wireless companies. Our members include EA (Electronic Arts), Disney Interactive, Wavefront, HootSuite, Sony Interactive, and many others. DigiBC's mission is to promote, support and accelerate the growth, sustainability and competitiveness of BC's digital media and wireless industry
appchallenge-456Appchallenge.net - AppChallenge.Net is a free resource for developers that lists the latest app developer competitions online. You can also follow us on Twitter @appchallenge. AppChallenge is provided by LoudSource.
mindcommerce-456Mind Commerce - Mind Commerce provides both off-the-shelf and customized research, as well as related consulting and training. Our clients include manufacturers, developers, service providers, industry organizations, and government. We differentiate ourselves from our competitors through our technology expertise, marketplace vision and our flexibility to fulfill the unique needs of our clients via customized product development and service delivery.
ricferraro-456Ric Ferraro's Blog - Based in Barcelona, Ric Ferraro is the CMO at Catchoom, the global standard for image recognition from smart devices. His book, Location-Aware Applications (ISBN 9781935182337) was published by Manning Publications (USA) in July 2011: http://www.manning.com/ferraro/ and was described as ´the Rosetta Stone of location-based mobile services” . It is available on Amazon.com worldwide.
paypers-456The Paypers - The Paypers is the Netherlands-based leading independent source of news and intelligence for professionals in the global payment community. Our products have a special focus on all major trends and developments in payments-related industries including online/mobile payments, online/mobile banking, cards, cross-border e-commerce, e-invoicing and SEPA.
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Schedule

Here is a sneak peek at our schedule during the four days! We have multiple keynotes, tons of cool workshops including one on creating your own custom rom, and another on raspberry pi, and much much more! (note, schedules below are tentative and may change)

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WIPJam@MWC14: Schedule

Developer Showcase

Did you ever want to showcase your product at Mobile World Congress but couldn’t because it simply was too much for your budget? Well, now you can! NEW for WIPJam this year is a Developer Showcase located in the Exhibits hall! We have spots for only 20 developers per day to show off their apps, services or tools!  Choose one day or all three days to exhibit. What do you get?

  • A high boy table right in the heart of the Exhibits on Level 1
  • Power plug to plug in your electronic essentials
  • The option of exhibiting for 1, 2, or 3 days
  • Promotion on the WIPJam website, and a mention in an eBlast to the WIP mailing list, and in our onsite materials!
  • A special showcase price of €99 for WIPJam tickets!
  • Book in for 3 days, and get a 1 WIPJam ticket
  • Bump shoulders with the big boy exhibitors - Intel, Amazon, PayPal, Sony, Nokia, Immersion and others.
  • Access to the VIP lounge to rest (whaaaat) or have meetings during your showcase day.

What do I need?

  • You need to be a startup (under 20 team members) to get this deal. We want to make sure that smaller companies get a chance to shine at MWC too!
  • You will need your own collateral, devices, computer, and screens for your showcase and demonstrations
  • Something really cool to show off
  • A ticket to get into WIPJam

Sign up fast, as spots are extremely limited!

  What’s the damage? One day = 199 Euros Two days = 398 Euros Three days = 597 Euros + one WIPJam ticket All Showcase developers are eligible for the 99 Euro WIPJam early bird price.

Dev Testing Station

One of the biggest challenges developers have is testing their apps on enough devices.  We wanted to help you out with that!

We are pleased to announce we have partnered with DevLab to provide a Device Testing Station from Monday to Wednesday at WIPJam.  We also have our sponsors and some other friends we know that have also agreed to provide some extra devices – to give you over 100 different device types.

The Testing Station is open to everyone attending WIPJam – for your own apps, or one you might be creating during the hackathon! DevLab also has quite a few different offerings throughout WIPJam. See below for more details!

 

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DevLab is home to London's largest Open Device Lab based at IDEALondon in the heart of Tech City. DevLab also provides testing, UX support and events for the startup and developer community. Their goal is to reduce cost barriers, increase innovation and help deliver more successful products to market together with their partner UCL, a world leading university.

DevLab, is totally amped to be at WIPJam this year with our partners UCL DECIDE providing developers with access to the latest devices and  free UX diagnostic and app testing sessions.

We’re also launching AppLab and UXCam which we hope will become essential tools you can’t live without.

Make sure you don’t miss our session “From data to delivery: How to integrate UX design and evaluation into app development”. We’ll be showing developers hands-on how to optimize apps, increase user engagement and boost in-app conversion.

Here’s some of the cool stuff happening on our stand at WIPJam...

Test your apps out at DevLab’s testing station

Developers will have access to over 100 devices for testing their applications from our lab on level 1. Look out for us down in the hackathon too as we’ll have a bunch of devices for hackers to upload and test their builds on. Check out our list of available devices here.

Get a free UX diagnostic at our stand

We’ll be running drop-in sessions throughout the event to workshop any UX challenges you might be facing.  Just bring what you’re working on and you’ll get a free one-to-one 30-minute UX consultation with one of our experts. Spaces are limited so make sure you book a session in advance: talktous@thedeveloperlab.com

Advanced UX testing with UXCam

UXCam is a new software tool that helps take the guess work out of UX evaluation and testing. Simply drop a line of code into your app’s build and we’ll show you how users  interact with your app, the problems they're experiencing and how to fix them. We’ll be running live demos on our stand to show you how quick and easy it is to to deploy.

Road-test Your Apps with AppLab

AppLab is a new private app store being launched at WIPJam providing developers a test bed to test and evaluate apps with MWC attendees.

Launch your iOS or Android app to AppLab. Skip the lengthy approval process and get rapid feedback on user interactions to determine how to enhance performance and user experience. Perfect for anyone taking part in the hackathon or any developer close to launching their app to market.

We’ll be providing a brief demo before each hackathon to help developers understand how to upload and utilise the full capabilities of AppLab.

UX Workshop: From Data to Delivery: How to Integrate UX Design and Evaluation into App Development

Speakers: Niall Roche, Daniel Fozzati, Simon Elliot

Change is painful. Yet, the people who make digital products deal with change as both a force to resist and one to embrace because a products improvement is subject to it. Review, debate, testing and iteration are what push products forward. Wouldn’t it be great if there was one environment where you could do it all? Join DevLab for a demo workshop and an announcement about a new way to test your mobile apps in the wild.

Can’t wait til WIPJam to get in touch?

We’d love to hear from you, don’t be shy. Drop us a line at: talktous@thedeveloperlab.com

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