We’re up and running! We’ve started Over the Air – here you can see the assembled masses gathered to hear the opening keynotes. So far, we’ve heard from Internet Centre’s John Darlington, BBC’s Matthew Postgate, Dan Appelquist from Mobile Monday and Vodafone, Ian Forrester from BBC and Margaret Gold from Betavine. Rudy de Waele from dotOpen, m-trends.org, etc… is giving us the scoop on Mobile 2.0 right now. After that, lunch and the afternoon sessions (and the coding) start up.
If you were planning on getting your ticket for Over the Air or just turning up at the door, I’m sorry to announce we’re now fully booked. All the tickets (and more) have been allocated and the registration system will not give out any more tickets. Over 400 tickets have been given away in just over 2 weeks, we knew Over the Air was going to be popular but wow!We have added standby tickets but if you register as a standby, you will only receive a place if another registered attendee cancels (on a first-come-first-served basis). You will receive an email confirmation if you are taken off the standby list.
If you’ve already signed up, you should have received an invite to join the Over the Air Backnetwork. The backnetwork is a social network centred around the event and the people attending the event. You can find out who’s going, ideas people already have or want to build and even get into teams ahead of the event. The backnetwork also aggregates photos and blog posts tagged overtheair, so don’t forget to add the correct tags.
What are we going to cover at Over the Air? If it moves, and it involves code, we are aiming to cover it. We’ll have experts speaking on panels, delivering hands-on talks and “master class” sessions across a range of mobile platforms, technologies, services, APIs and SDKs as well as topics like user experience, design and yes, even business. You can come just to attend theses sessions or for those who want to come and write code, you’ll be able to dip in and out of the sessions you’re most interested in. Many of the speakers and session leaders will be making themselves available to developers.
But in a field as large as mobile development, we can’t possibly cover everything! That’s why we’re leaving some of our session rooms open for you to organize your own sessions on topics that interest you! If you have a suggested topic you’d like to cover, let us know by leaving a comment on this post.
48 hours of mobile development organised by Mobile Monday London, troche hosted by Imperial College and supported by the BBC
Some people are calling it hackday for mobile development, while others are simply calling it a well timed event for people interested in wireless and mobile development.
Well what ever you call it, you certainly do not want to miss this event.
Mark your calendars. Over The Air is happening April 4-5 2008 in London. This will be the largest mobile developer event ever produced. Watch this location. Subscribe to this feed. More transmissions will follow.