Posts Tagged ‘Conference’|
Monday, November 8th, 2010
In case you are attending 360|iDev, I’ll be speaking tomorrow afternoon on the 4.10pm panel, moderated by Ken Yarmosh, with David Barnard, Josh Clark and Justin Williams. Don’t be shy, stop and say hi.
Here’s a description of the panel:
Before a single pixel is created, a line of code is written, or a marketing plan is conceived, a prospective app should be looked at strategically. Questions like, “What are the app’s goals?,” “Who are the competitors?,” “How will the app be unique?,”
“What device(s) should be targeted?,” or “What is the best revenue model?,” will have direct impacts on the actual development process.
This panel will explore the often overlooked, assumed, or ignored product strategy aspects of app development, describing the science behind these concepts while showing them in practice for successful apps on the App Store.
Monday, August 17th, 2009
Last year, I attended SXSW Interactive for the first time, and it was a great experience. Not only did I have the opportunity to meet great people from all over the country, but I also felt I had the chance to bond with friends and people I already knew from South Florida.
Of course, besides the social aspect of SXSW, I also attended awesome presentations and panels, and I promised myself I would try to give a presentation or participate on a panel at SXSW 2010. And here I am. This year I submitted one presentation, “From the Idea to the App Store: Getting Apps Done” and one panel, “The Truth About Launching a Web Service.” The first one is a presentation about how to get into the iPhone applications market without being an iPhone developer, with real expectations and a clear idea of what’s going on. The second one is a panel where we are going to share our experience in launching web services and about successes and failures.
I should also be a part of another panel submitted by Brian Breslin, “Coconut Valley – Building a Tech Community on the Beach“, a panel about building a tech community in a non-tech friendly place like South Florida.
But, we are not the only two people from South Florida submitting a panel for SXSW.
Please vote for these panels to support our growing tech scene.
- Coconut Valley – Building a Tech Community on the Beach – Brian Breslin (Panel)
Starting from a mere handful of people and growing into the thousands, come learn how we grew our tech community out of the sand in South Florida. Learn tips and tricks for growing your own tech community even in the most unfriendly/untechy areas of the world.
- From the Idea to the App Store: Getting Apps Done – Davide Di Cillo (Solo)
How individuals, even non-developers, can enter into the mobile application marketplace. Also highlights realistic visions one should have about the market and probability of success. Tips and tricks on how even small businesses can be profitable on the overcrowded iTunes Store.
- The Truth About Launching a Web Service – Davide Di Cillo (Panel)
Many people want to start a web app/service, but few understand what it really takes to make it successful. We’ll go beyond the code and the design and explore what’s really involved in launching a successful service.
- What To Do If Your Design Is Stolen – Chris Jennings (Solo)
Getting your site ripped off is a pain. Find out what you can do to protect your work and to avenge your stolen design!
- How to Be an Emergency Response Technician (ERT) – Chris Fullman (Solo)
For many small businesses, the need for an IT person (aka “Emergency Response Technician” or “ERT”) often falls on one employee who primarily has non-IT responsibilities. This humorous presentation will offer valuable tips and philosophies to improve the productivity, prioritization and sanity of that often-overwhelmed individual.
- How to Get Rocked at SXSW! – Denise Jacobs (Panel)
Interactive professionals and newbies alike come to the mecca of SXSW to deepen knowledge and network with other professionals. But it isn’t called “geek spring break” for nothing! For 6 days, there is the opportunity to make connections that go beyond business. Why not rock SXSW *and* get rocked too?
- The Best.Problem.Ever: More Clients, Better Clients. – Denise Jacobs (Panel)
You’ve decided to take the big leap and venture out to launch your own business. But the clients you want aren’t beating down your door. How can you not only stay afloat, but also end up having the best problem ever: more great clients than you know what to do with?
- Domestication of Outsourcing – Craig Agranoff (Panel)
The word outsource brings such a negative connotation when in fact you can outsource to the guy down the block. All outsourcing means is doing things out of your office in hopes of saving money. There are many ways to outsource domestically and support our own economy.
- My Three-Year Old Is My Usability Expert – Dave Stanton (Panel)
Children are perfect testers for the innate usability of visual structures. Learn how neuroscience and cognitive psychology research can make your designs and interfaces more intuitive.
If are part of the South Florida tech community and you would like to share your SXSW panel, please let me know and I’ll add it to this page.
Friday, February 20th, 2009
I’m planning to speak at BarCamp Miami 2009 this weekend about my experience with iPhone apps, hoping to help others to avoid mistakes I already went thru.
I’m not won’t talk about developing but more about how to make your iPhone application business profitable, or at least not burning money like a fireplace.
Actually probably more than answers I’ll give questions: questions you should ask yourself before starting the process of develop and release an iPhone application.
I asked in the past days on Twitter who else was going to talk about mobile and I found other two people, so we’ll try to give our presentations back to back, saving you to run all over the place if you are interested in the mobile industry.
This is what I found out about theirs presentations:
App Evolution: From Web to Mobile- presented by Alessandra Colaci
Synopsis: The current app market has a rich history that evolved from
early beginings on the internet. Insights into the market of today can
be gained from exploring the past trends from various earlier formats
ranging from widgets to social applications.
Alessandra is a the CEO of Republic of Wow!, the makers of Blixy.com.
With a history of success in social media marketing and applications,
she aims to be innovative and forward moving in developing trends and
markets. She speaks on various topics on social media, marketing, and
Rapid iPhone app development – presented by Auston Bunsen
How to leverage current skillsets as a web developer to write iPhone apps.
Tuesday, October 28th, 2008
The past friday and saturday I attended to Scary SEO, a small conference in South Florida organized. I had chance to meet some of the smartest people in this industry, getting a lot of value and having a lot of fun.
I really liked the format of the event because the number of attendees was limited to 50 and that made it really intimate. There was a lot of time dedicated to networking and discussion. I will attend again next year for sure, and I’ll also look forward SEM Spring break next year, organized again by Dave Snyder.
Do you want to know more about what happened at Scary SEO? Here’s a list of blog posts better written than mine:
- The ScarySEO Mini-Con Recap by Lisa Barone
- Scary SEO: 10 funniest things that happened by Brian Carter
- Scary SEO 2008 Presentation: Dealing with Unhappy Clients by Pamela Lund
Also this weekend after only three weeks since Twootball.com was launched, the project got the attention of a lot of people on Twitter, including Biz Stone (co-funder of Twitter). I have to be honest, I am really excited about all this buzz around Twootball.com and I hope that all the visitors who visited the site the past weekend will come back next Sunday to twitter together about football. Today the site was also featured on several websites such as Killer Startups and Go2Web20. This is going to be a very important week for Twootball.com because of this coverage and because of an announcement I will make on wednesday at Refresh Miami, where I will give a presentation about my project.
Thank you again to all of you for supporting Twootball.com, I can’t express how much i appreciate your help in spreading the word.