And that’s a wrap.

It’s taken us a couple of days to catch our breath – Over the Air 2011 was a truly amazing gathering of creative and talented developers, informative and passionate speakers, and companies that are wonderfully supportive of the whole community. Not to mention the weather. Wow, the weather! (An October record apparently)

It’s exactly this buzzing combination of community & creativity & energy that makes all of the hard work that goes on behind the scenes absolutely worth it. When I see that first stream of attendees arriving at the registration tables, I always think “it’s yours now, my part’s done”.

In fact, we hit a new record ourselves: over 600 people came to the event over the weekend, with nearly 500 with us for lunch on Friday. For any of you that were at the Friday evening Ignite Bletchley Park talks, I think you’ll agree that an epic amount of pizza was consumed as well! The head-count in the Mansion at 2:00 am (which doesn’t include those in the Marquee or in tents on the lawn) was 120. Amazing.

Although OTA11 was free to attend as always, we did ask attendees this year to make a small donation to the Bletchley Park Trust, and we’re thrilled to announce that we managed to raise (at the time of writing this post) £2,293.77 on their behalf. (Please note that the National Museum of Computing is a separate charity, who would very much welcome your support as well.)

We’re also chuffed that the BlueVia team chose OTA11 as the time and place to not only debut their new BlueVia t-shirts, but also to launch ConnFu (which is still in closed beta).

There is an Over the Air Group Pool over on Flickr, if you’ve taken photos, please add them there.

Many of you have taken Instagram shots, like this glorious view of sunrise over the tents on the lawn taken by mdales – we hope you upload those as well.

We’ve asked all of our speakers to upload their slides to Slideshare and tag them ota11 and overtheair; as well as adding them to Lanyrd.

Feel free to add stuff to our Facebook Page as well.

For those of you who missed it, you may want to check out the Twitter feed to get a feel for the goings-on.




Adam Cohen-Rose’s Workshop Session Notes at OTA11

Ubelly’s Interview with Lyza Danger Gardner 

Ubelly’s write-up of Day One at Over the Air

Simon Judge on Over the Air and Kirin

Caroline Mockett’s blog post about attending OTA11

Stephen Nicholas on his QuickR entry

Giorgio Venturi on Cracking the User Experience at OTA11 

Ashley Burton’s OTA11 Mobile Web Notes and Wrap-up

Dan Murphy’s post on the Pearson Blog

Novoda on their Wearable Build Status Bot

Andrew Savory on Over the Air 2010, 2011

Tom Hume on Andrew Betts’ talk about the FT  iPad web app


Tom Hume on Open-sourcing Kirin at OTA

Franco Papeschi on One Day at Over the Air 


Dale Lane on his competition entries at Over the Air 2011 

Dale Lane on using BlueVia APIs



photo by spiritquest on Flickr

Forbes – Bletchley Park Coders take on the Mobile World

BBC Internet Blog – Camping in a Digital Public Space: Over the Air 2011

The Fonecast – I’m no developer, but I still fell in love with Over the Air

Huffington Post – Hackers get Hired at Bletchley Park

TechCrunch – Mobile devs need to get to Over the Air this week

Guardian Apps Blog – London to become mobile centre of the world – for a week 



David Vella’s “hastily put together video” on Vimeo.

Bill Thompson’s Ignite Talk on YouTube

Terence Eden’s Ignite Talk on YouTube


Audio report – The Fonecast – Interview with Dr. Sue Black, Daniel Appelquist & Paul Johnston