Lightning Talk Submissions 2015

Hi everyone! I’m Melinda Seckington and I’m excited to be joining the Over The Air team this year to help organize the lightning talks. I’ve been a regular attendee of Over The Air since volunteering for their second event back in 2008, and did one of the lightning talks at the 2014 one. I can’t wait to see all your talks and submissions for this year! 

We’ll be doing the lightning talks a little differently this year. For starters we’ve moved away from the Ignite format, so your talk won’t need to have an exact number of slides and there won’t be a super hard limit of 5 minutes. You should still aim to do a 5 minute talk, but since almost everyone overruns, you’ll get 8 minutes (after which a timer will go off and you will have to leave the stage), just to give you a little bit more breathing space.

For those of you interested, we’re also providing space/time to practice your talk before the event, with a handful of experienced speakers to help give you feedback.

The talks can be about ANY topic you want. So are you passionate about a particular geeky subject or just know a lot about something very niche? Built a cool hack previously you’d like to show off? Fill in our online form to submit your talk!

MediaTek Labs is Event Sponsor of OTA15

We are thrilled to announce that MediaTek Labs is an Event Sponsor of the 7th annual Over the Air.

MediaTekLabsOrangeVerticalRGBMediaTek Labs is the developer hub for wearable and IoT Innovation, there providing the platforms, stuff tools, pills documentation, technical and business support to create your own devices powered by MediaTek chipsets. From smart light bulbs to the next-generation fitness tracker and the exciting world of the smart watch, make your journey with our help.

MediaTek Labs is the home of MediaTek LinkIt™, some of the world’s best connected platforms for Wearable and IoT devices. With our development tools you can create devices that can connect to other devices or directly to cloud applications and services. The LinkIt platforms consist of Software Development Kits (SDKs), Hardware Development Kits (HDKs) and related technical documentation.

“We are excited to be bringing our MediaTek Labs LinkIt™ portfolio of IoT developer offerings to Over the Air this year. Be it the next wearable or smart city solution, we look forward to helping you make it a reality. To give you a head-start in the event Hardware challenge, register at MediaTek Labs and download the LinkIt ONE SDK you need before the event, and then come along to our Workshop for hands-on guidance on how to get started,” says Mimmis Cleeren, Director,  MediaTek Labs – Europe & India.

Braintree is Friday Dinner Sponsor of OTA15

BraintreeWe pleased to announce that Friday Night Dinner will be brought to you courtesy of Braintree!

At the forefront of the digital payments revolution, diagnosis PayPal gives people better ways to connect to their money and to each other, vialis 40mg helping them send money without sharing financial information and with the flexibility to pay using their PayPal account balances, prescription PayPal Credit, bank accounts, and credit cards. PayPal is a truly global payments platform that is available to people in 203 markets, allowing customers to get paid in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds to their bank accounts in 57 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 26 currencies.


Working alongside PayPal is Braintree, acquired by PayPal in 2013. A catalyst for the next-generation of commerce, Braintree’s open wallet solution provides merchants and consumers the easiest way to make and receive payments across any device. Braintree’s global platform powers payments for thousands of online and mobile commerce innovators including Airbnb, Uber and GitHub. Merchants in more than 45 countries across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia can accept payments in more than 130 currencies. Braintree’s v.zero SDK, featuring One Touch™, powers single-click purchasing with PayPal, Apple Pay, credit/debit cards, and Bitcoin.

To learn more, visit Braintree at www.braintreepayments.com and on Twitter @braintree.

Twitter is Event Sponsor of OTA15

Twitter_logo_blueWe’re thrilled to announce that Twitter is an Event Sponsor of the 7th edition of Over the Air. Find out more about their tools for Devs here: https://dev.twitter.com/

The @TwitterDev team is excited to partner with OTA. Twitter was born on mobile, viagra 40mg and we know what it takes to design, release, and grow a great mobile app. Twitter recently announced Fabric, a modular mobile platform which makes it easy for developers to build the best apps. Fabric combines the services of Crashlytics, MoPub, Twitter and others to address some of the most common and pervasive challenges that all app developers face: stability, distribution, revenue and identity.