Yesterday, Google announced the highly anticipated launch of their developer platform for Google+. We’re very excited to announce that Google’s Ade Oshineye will be on stage at Over the Air to give attendees the scoop on how to use this new social platform.
One topic we’ll be covering closely at Over the Air this year (in line with our high-security venue) will be mobile security! We are very lucky to have on the program Andy Williams from the Metropolitan Police’s National Mobile Phone Crime Unit is going to tell us about his work there and will be challenging developers to create applications that can help with the lost / stolen mobile situation.
Even if you can’t join us for the full OTA11 event, you should definitely try to make it out to Bletchley Park for Friday evening, as we will be introducing an exciting new element to the programme:
Ignite is a global event, organized by volunteers, where participants are given five minutes to speak about their ideas and personal or professional passions, accompanied by 20 slides. Each slide is displayed for 15 seconds, and slides are automatically advanced. The Ignite format is similar to Pecha Kucha, which features 20 slides displayed for 20 seconds each. The presentations are meant to “ignite” the audience on a subject, i.e. to generate awareness and to stimulate thought and action on the subjects- Wikipedia
The event-within-an-event is being organised by Ignite Cardiff’s very own Claire Scantlebury, and the submission form is still open for speakers to come along and volunteer to give a five minute talk. The rule is – you can’t talk about yourself or your job (so no blatant self-promotion is allowed) but if you’re passionate about something or want to talk about something cool and innovative then just fill in the form behind the link above and we’ll be in touch.
See you on Friday night!
Opening Speaker – Bill Thompson
We are thrilled to announce that our opening speaker is Bill Thompson of the BBC, who will be taking a philosophical look at the way the proliferation of online and mobile has changed society and will introduce the Digital Public Space as a concept which will potentially change the landscape of society and the internet.
New media pioneer Bill Thompson is a journalist, commentator and technology critic based in Cambridge, England. He has been working in, on and around the Internet since 1984. He contributes to other publications both on and off-line, including The Guardian and The New Statesman. He writes a monthly column for new net users for BBC WebWise, and a technology column for Focus magazine
Bill appears weekly on ‘Click‘ (formerly ‘Digital Planet’ and ‘Go Digital’) on the BBC World Service and occasionally on other BBC radio and television programmes. You can find him online, working in one of Cambridge’s many cafés, or at the bar of the ICA.
Ewan is known for his strong views on mobile technology and ensuring assessibility to it all; a love of trivia; the new media landscape on the internet; the effect technology and communication will have on the public conscious and existing businesses.
He has been active in this space for over ten years, working for a number of sites, publications and media companies, some for long periods of time, others for commissions, one-off pieces or a series of articles or shows.
As Scotland’s first podcaster, he’s been a prominent voice in the rise of podcasting and new media online, picking up a BAFTA nomination for my coverage of the Edinburgh Fringe along the way.
At Ignite Bletchley Park, Ewan will be talking about ‘Everything I ever needed to know about European politics I learned from the Eurovision Song Contest’
Alistair is a self-confessed geek with a fascination for transport. By trade he is a real-time software developer and radio travel presenter, two completely different skills that often get mixed up in his “pet projects”. Currently Alistair is working with the start-up Usable HQ Ltd.
At Ignite Bletchley Park, Alistair will be talking about ‘The Metro Simulator. Simulating a light transport system on a web server’
His work has featured in Wired, The Guardian, The Register, and Now Celebrity Weddings.
At Ignite Bletchley Park, Terence will be talking about ‘QRpedia – linking museums and Wikipedia with QR codes’.
James is a geek living in Brighton. Despite being on the internet since 1991, he doesn’t have a tan, and is not an anarchist. At Ignite Bletchlye Park, James will be talking about ‘The Technologies of a Modern Revolution’.
Chris is a carer, educationalist, once a teacher and now volunteer at The National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park. He is keen to encourage young people to learn about computing and whenever possible to get them to experience learning outside the classroom.
At Ignite Bletchley Park, Chris will be talking about ‘Kids can’t code’ and has asked that you show your support for the National Museum of Computing by tweeting using #tnmoc.
Dr Alex Blewitt
Dr Alex Blewitt is passionate supporter of both OSGi and Eclipse, having first been introduced before the release of Eclipse 1.0, and getting involved in the open-source project just before the OSGitransition happened with the release of Eclipse 3.0. He was nominated (and a top three finalist) for Eclipse Ambassador in 2007, as recognition of his contributions as chief editorEclipseZone.
Alex spent many years working with Java, having founded International Object Solutions Limited in 1997, just after Java 1.1 was released. Now he spends his time development on mobile platforms at Bandlem Limited, which he founded in 2010. Alex currently writes for InfoQ covering both OSGi and Eclipse, and continues to develop modular applications in his spare time. His ObjectivEClipseproject was used as the basis for the Sony Snap Developer IDE, and many are using the ZFS port on OSX, which he maintains. In what little time he has left over, he spends with his young family and has been known to take them flying if the weather’s nice.
At Ignite Bletchley Park, Alex will be talking about ‘Git and Gerrit for Distributed Code Review’.
Imran used to work in the city figuring out how currencies worked, until he discovered that it was much more fun to make up your own job. He now focuses full-time on geeky side-projects, drawing a web-comic and blogging. He accidentally built up expertise in the startup world so occasionally does consultancy and lecturing in the field.
At Ignite Bletchley Park, Imran Will be talking about ‘Cracking Cryptics’.
We are very pleased to announce that Marmalade is sponsoring Saturday morning breakfast at Over the Air 2011
Marmalade makes software that lets developers build and distribute cross-platform applications quickly, patient easily and without compromise. Our true cross-platform technology provides the best performance and the best portability – and all within the industry’s most open and flexible development environment.
That’s why tens of thousands of the world’s leading developers use Marmalade.
We are pleased to announce that the ICT Knowledge Transfer Network is sponsoring Friday Lunch at Over the Air 2011.
The ICT Knowledge Transfer Network has been established by an industry-led group of leading players, clinic with funding from the Technology Strategy Board. We seek to bring competitive advantage to the UK by promoting collaboration and knowledge sharing between the users and providers of Information and Communications Technologies, viagra and helping to drive innovation in the sector.
Cyber Security – Benelux calls for UK SMEs
The ICT KTN is seeking SMEs which are interested in providing their Cyber Security related products and services into the Benelux market (Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg), or wishing to secure alliances and partnerships in those countries.
In conjunction with the British Embassy Science and Innovation Office and UK Trade and Industry, the KTN is hosting an event in Brussels on 29th February 2012 and here UK SMEs are being invited to present on their Cyber Security related offerings to an audience of key contacts from Benelux. There will be plenty of networking opportunities – both organised and informal – to meet key people in the Benelux Cyber Security industry and UKTI.
If your company is interested in taking part in this opportunity please click on this link to read further information at the Cyber Security Group.
We are pleased to announce that PayPal is a Sponsor of Over the Air 2011.
In November 2009, PayPal opened its global payments platform to third-party developers, ushering in a new generation of innovative payments. PayPal X is the world’s first truly open global online payment platform – giving developers access to its global payment engine built over the last decade with more than 100 million active PayPal accounts available in 190 markets and 25 currencies. The PayPal X Developer Network puts developers in the driver’s seat, providing the resources and the tools needed to change the future of payments – from mobile apps to web apps and social networks. Developers can now monetize their ideas and tap into the $30 trillion global payments opportunity – the next wave of payments innovation is now in their hands.
Here is the schedule for Over the Air 2011 – although it is always subject to slight shifts as we confirm with all of our speakers, the timings are now set in stone, and there shouldn’t be any major changes.
|Friday, 30 September 2011|
|9:30 to 10:00||Registration / Coffee Marquee Tent|
|10:00 to 11:00||Welcome from the Over the Air Team Marquee Tent
Daniel Appelquist, Matthew Cashmore, Margaret Gold
Opening Keynote: Dr. Sue Black: Building Bletchley Park
|11:00 to 11:15||Coffee Break Marquee Tent|
|Ball Room||Drawing Room||Music Room||Library||Marquee Corner|
|11:15 to 12:15||Connected apps: delivering great user experiences using content rich APIs
Dan Murphy and Stephanie Seegmuller, Pearson; Steve Ellis, Metia; Greg Taylor, TigerSpike
|Excellence in the Android User Experience
Nick Butcher, Google
|I may not make you a millionaire – but I will pay for your beer
Terence Eden, inMobi
|Stolen and lost phones – can mobile applications help with this problem?
Andy Williams, Metropolitan Police Service
|Green Your Apps: an intro to using AMEEconnect
James Smith, AMEE
|12:15 to 13:15||BBC Digital Public Space (“Spindle”)
Mo McRoberts, BBC
Paul Foster, Microsoft
|Mobile Application Security and Mobile Security Applications: Sticks and Carrots
|Android Survival Guide: tips and tricks After Two Years of Development
|13:15 to 14:30||Lunch The Lawn|
|14:30 to 15:30||On Your Markers…: Getting started with 3D Augmented Reality
Ivan Trajkovic, NudgeNudge
|Crap! It Doesn’t Look Quite Right: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Set my Mobile Web Sites Free
Lyza Danger Gardner
|Open Source Hardware
Paul Downey, SolderPad
|Design for All goes Mobile
Denise Stephens, Enabled by Design and John Wyer, Vodafone
|Wholesale Application Community (WAC) APIs
Ricardo Varela, WAC; Kevin Smith, Vodafone
|15:30 to 16:30||Exploding the Gap Between Native and Web
James Hugman, Future Platforms
|Google+ APIs Intro
Ade Oshineye, Google
|Arduino ADK / Android
Francisco Javier Zorzano Mier, Telefónica I&D; David Cuartielles, Arduino
|Hands on with the BlueVia APIs
Bernhard Walter, BlueVia
|Storytelling, Games, and the Real World: Weaving it all Together
Adrian Hon and Alex Macmillan, Six to Start
|16:30 to 17:00||Break|
|17:00 to 18:00||The Rubber Ducky’s Guide to Open Government Data
Hadley Beeman, Glyn Wintle
|Debugging Web Apps on Real Mobile Devices
Dale Lane, IBM
|OpenBTS – Open Source GSM Network for Development and Testing
Will Rogers, Detica
|BlueVia Labs. Hands on with #Blue and some other surprises!
Richard Spence and Paul Golding, BlueVia
Jamie McDonald, Novoda
|18:00 to 19:00||Securing your Internet Fridge: Web Security in a Networked Society
Kristoffer Gronowski & Oscar Ohlsson, Ericsson Labs
|Session: Native [heart] Web (HTML5: Building Great Mobile Web Apps and More With Web Standards)
Dominique Hazaël-Massieux, W3C
|Mobile Mindstorms — LEGO robots with Android (and iOS)
|From zero to App-Super-Hero with Titanium
|Guardian APIs Workshop
Michael Brunton-Spall, The Guardian
|19:00 to 22:00||Dinner, Drinks and Ignite Bletchley Park Talks Marquee Tent
BBC’s Bill Thompson and others…
|All-night hacking Various Rooms in the Mansion|
|Saturday, 1 October, 2011|
|7:30 to 8:00||Wake Up: Revitaliser Workshop The Lawn|
|8:00 to 9:00||Breakfast Marquee Tent|
|Ball Room||Drawing Room||Music Room||Library||Marquee Corner|
|9:30 to 10:30||The News. 27 Languages. One App.
David Vella, BBC World Service
|The FT Web app – We’ve Got a Website for That
Andrew Betts, Assanka
|QR Codes Under the Bonnet
|10:30 to 11:30||Panel: Apps for Science
Brian Fuchs, Imperial College London
|Navigating the Myriad of Mobile Payment Methods
Anthony Hicks, Paypal
|What’s going on with security in the mobile industry and what’s coming up?
Charles Brookson, Zeeta Security Ltd.
|Developing Network-Friendly Applications: A Mobile Operator’s View
Kamran Kordi, Deutsche Telekom
|11:30 to 12:30||Developing Apps That Transform An Enterprise – Some Lessons Learned
|Historical Code Cracking with Phones: What if Pontus, the Gauls, Germans, Nervii, Egyptians and Helvetii had iPhones?
David Rogers, Copper Horse Solutions
|Mobile UI and fried chicken (or how angry birds will kill us all)
|Mobile Web Apps: State of the Tools
Ernesto Jiménez, Vodafone
|Location Based Services and Privacy (it’s not just where you are but who you’re with)
|12:30 to 13:30||Session: A better world – one mobile & web start-up at a time
Franco Papeschi, Web Foundation
|Mobile Augmented Reality with junaio – easily creating own AR experience
Frank Angermann, Metaio
|“Im in ur codez” or, Securing Mobile Apps
Nick Shearer, Mobile Interactive Group
|NetMash: Native + Web + More
Duncan Cragg, Thoughtworks
|13:45 to 14:30||Lunch Marquee Tent|
|14:30 to 14:50||Closing Keynote: Professor Fred Piper The Changing Face of Cryptography Marquee Tent|
|14:50 to 16:00||Competition Presentations Marquee Tent|
|16:00 to 16:30||Break for Judging|
|16:30 to 17:30||Awards & Wrap-up Marquee Tent|
We’re exited to announce that Mo McRoberts from BBC will be presenting on the BBC’s Digital Public Space Project at this year’s Over the Air. You can learn more about this exciting project in Mo’s blog post on BBC’s Internet Blog.
We are pleased to announce that the Guardian Open Platform team is sponsoring Breakfast on Friday at Over the Air 2011.
The Guardian Open Platform is part of the Guardian’s ongoing digital engagement strategy. Encompassing such projects as the Guardian Content API which gives access to over 10 years of journalistic content, the Data Blog which provides the data behind the popular stories and the Guardian Developer Network which is improving the conversation between developers and journalists.
What happens when you take Augmented Reality and put it together with new glasses-free 3d phone display technology? We’re about to find out. We’re very excited to announce that the folks from NudgeNudge will be running a workshop on building 3D AR apps at this year’s Over the Air. Roll up to get hands-on with this exciting new technology.