06 Mar

Mobile Monday Austin @ SXSWi 2014 (Unofficial)

The Mobile Monday Austin (unofficial) SXSW party is back. Join us at Fogo de Chao on Monday, March 10 at 5:30pm for some free drinks and food, as well as demos from leading mobile startups from Austin and around the world.

We packed Fogo de Chao last year with a room full of great conversation, brilliant ideas and interesting people — and you can expect the same this year, so come grab a drink with us at the end of another day of SXSW before you head out to the night’s parties.

Many thanks to our Sponsors!!!

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07 Nov

Congratulations to Filament Labs, Winner of the Mobile Monday Austin App/Startup Showcase at TWS 2013

“With such convergence happening with technology and healthcare, especially right here in Austin, and especially with mobile technology, it is great to see a company like Filament Labs be recognized,” said C. Enrique Ortiz, organizer of Mobile Monday Austin.

At the recently completed Texas Wireless Summit (TWS), eight Austin-area startups presented and competed in the fourth annual Mobile Monday Austin Startup Showcase. The 2013 winner was Filament Labs, http://www.filamentlabs.co, which focuses on turnkey solutions for patient engagement. Filament is building a consumer engagement platform for the healthcare industry that helps health plans & hospitals promote healthy lifestyle changes across their member bases.

“We are so honored to win the Mobile Monday Startup Showcase, especially to be in the same category as the winners over the past three years,” said Jason Bornhorst, CEO, Filament Labs. “We are building a platform that makes mobile health easy with reusable modules that solve the complicated stuff of mHealth, like compliance, data exchange and patient engagement.”

In the Showcase, competing companies were judged on five factors: idea, market and industry potential/impact, team composition, revenue model and company stage. This year’s Showcase judges included Carlo Longino of Wireless Industry Partnership (WIP), Dai Truong of Austin Ventures and David Gill of Nielsen.

“With such convergence happening with technology and healthcare, especially right here in Austin, and especially with mobile technology, it is great to see a company like Filament Labs be recognized,” said C. Enrique Ortiz, organizer of Mobile Monday Austin.

The Showcase runner up was Fosbury, http://fosbury.co, which provides tools to drive store traffic and customer engagement using mobile wallet campaigns.

Other Showcase competing companies included:
* Beyonic – http://www.beyonic.com
* eyeQ – http://www.eyeqinsights.com
* Futureware Inc – http://www.futureware.com
* Gizmoquip LLC – http://www.Gizmoquip.com
* Kloc – http://www.kloc.me
* SnakeHead Software – http://SnakeHeadSoftware.com

The Mobile Monday Austin Startup Showcase has been an important part of the Texas Wireless Summit (TWS) for four years now. TWS is co-hosted each year by the Austin Technology Incubator (ATI), in the IC2 Institute at The University of Texas at Austin (UT), and UT’s Wireless Networking and Communications Group (WNCG). TWS brings together wireless industry leaders and entrepreneurs, engineers, academics and students, to discuss research, brainstorm innovation, and collectively work to move the wireless space forward in Texas and beyond.

“Austin remains at the nexus of wireless technology, both in research and commerce. TWS topped itself this year in terms of topic quality, engagement, and diversity of attendees”, stated event co-host and Director of ATI’s IT/Wireless portfolio, Kyle Cox. With a theme of Disrupting Wireless with Big Data Analytics, the 2013 TWS featured keynotes from Aster Teradata and Stanford’s GPS Laboratory, as well as other speakers from Stanford GPS Laboratory, Deutsche Bank, Huawei, Phunware, Verizon, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Cambridge and UT.

About the Wireless Networking and Communications Group
The Wireless Networking & Communications Group (WNCG) is a world-leading center for research and education at the University of Texas at Austin. WNCG strives to be the most relevant academic wireless center, which is achieved in part through its vibrant industrial affiliates program. Many WNCG graduates now lead and contribute to R&D efforts at those companies as employees. WNCG is a National Science Foundation Industry/University Collaborative Research Center (I/UCRC) for Wireless Internet Communications and Advanced Technologies (WICAT). http://www.wncg.org
About the Austin Technology Incubator:

The Austin Technology Incubator harnesses business, government and academic resources to provide strategic counsel, operational guidance and infrastructural support for its member companies to help them transition into successful, high-growth technology businesses. The Austin Technology Incubator, in the IC2 Institute at The University of Texas at Austin, has a 25-year history of successful new venture support with a focus on getting startups funded. ATI has helped more than 250 companies raise over $1 billion of investor capital. More than 85% of ATI’s 2012 graduating class received funding totaling more than $200 million. ATI has a dual mission: promote economic development in Central Texas through entrepreneurial wealth and job creation, and provide a “teaching laboratory” in applied entrepreneurship for UT-Austin students and faculty.

About Mobile Monday Austin
Since 2005, the Austin chapter of Mobile Monday has been connecting via monthly meet-ups, technology and business professionals, researchers and enthusiasts who share a common interest: mobile software and technologies. Today Mobile Monday Austin has over 495 members. For more information see http://MobileMondayAustin.com. Mobile Monday Austin is possible thanks to its sponsors and the Austin tech community.

See the press-release – http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/10/prweb11276133.htm.

/CEO

28 Jul

Black Sabbath 2013 | #ATXSabbath

Last night (July 27, 2013) Black Sabbath came to Austin Texas (Erwin Center); my 1st time ever seeing Sabbath (and Ozzy for that matter).

#atxsabbath

We enjoyed the show very much. In memory of my very good friend Alberto Rafóls; we used as kids to listen to Sabbath again and again, while Frisbee Jamming. R.I.P. my good friend, my brother!

The Sabbath’s Reunion Tour is the group’s first album to feature their original singer Ozzy Osbourne since 1978 and original bassist Geezer Butler since 1994.

What they played:

  1. War Pigs
  2. Into the Void
  3. Under the Sun
  4. Snowblind
  5. Electric Funeral
  6. Black Sabbath
  7. Behind the Wall of Sleep
  8. N.I.B.
  9. End of the Beginning
  10. Fairies Wear Boots
  11. Symptom of the Universe
  12. Drum Solo
  13. Iron Man
  14. God Is Dead?
  15. Dirty Women
  16. Children of the Grave
  17. Encore: Paranoid

Not played, but I really wished they had: Wizard.

ceo

26 Feb

Android Dev Austin | March 2013 Meet up with Apigee

Join us at our March 2013 Android Dev Austin Meet up with Apigee! Apigee, experts on all things “API”, is one of the coolest companies out there.

Seating is limited! Please RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4577513466


Topic: Making the Backend as easy as the Frontend: a look at BaaS.

Abstract:

Sure, Android makes it super-easy to build the front of your mobile app, but what happens when you need to plug it to a backend to load data, register users, connect to social services, etc. ? Does it have to be the same mess of PHP, MySQL, Rails and legacy code you had to deal with during the old days of the web? (Ah, the old days of the web… That was so long ago.)

Fear not! There is an alternative today, it’s called a Backend-as-a-Service.

Tim from Apigee will give us a tour of how BaaS platforms work, and how you can use them from any mobile app. He’ll conclude with a live demo of how to use one from an Android app, and show specific examples of how some apps on the Play Store use them.


Event Info:
* Event is free.
* When: March 4, 2013. Event starts at 6pm until 8pm.
* Location: Apigee offices | 1005 west 38th street, 3rd floor, Austin, TX.
* Drinks (yes, including Beer) & Pizza will be provided!

Seating is limited! Please RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4577513466

ceo

14 Jan

Frisbee Freestyle Jam (Austin Winter 2013)

It was a gorgeous, windy, cold day in Austin, Texas. With Todd Brodeur, John Titcomb, Johny Trevino, Mike Galloupe, Eric Gibbons, Glen Whitlock and others — at Zilker Park.

Austin Jamming – Panorama #1

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Austin Jamming – Panorama #2

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It was great to meet and play with these great players, and also to re-connect (totally by chance after so many years) with my old Freestyle friend/pal from Puerto Rico, Carlos (Pipo) Lopez — another world champion player, with whom I spent so much time, years ago, playing Frisbee on the beach Isla Verde.

With Mike Galloupe:

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With Todd Brodeur:

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These guys are top USA and Canada Freestyle players, from left to right: Todd Brodeur, John Titcomb, Johny Trevino, Mike Galloupe, Eric Gibbons, Glen Whitlock — at Zilker Park:

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ceo

24 Oct

Lewis Weil of Austin Sea Veggies — Austin Awesome Foundation Grantee (October 2012)

Congrats to Lewis Weil of Austin Sea Veggies, who is October 2012 Awesome Austin Foundation grantee:

“My goal is produce amazing, fresh, healthy local seafood anywhere in world. I want people to have good food and for us to be able to leave the wild environment alone at the same time.”

See the Project’s page (Awesome Foundation).

This is a super awesome project, a great example of the awesome projects we are looking to fund. Lewis’ Austin Sea Veggies has garnered interest from gourmets and restaurants across the U.S. Check out his video on Slashdot.

Here is a picture of some of the trustees together with Lewis:

From left: C. Enrique Ortiz, Jacqueline Hughes, Hugh Forrest, Lewis Weil, Joel Bush

About Austin Awesome Foundation: Got an awesome idea? Would $1000, with no strings attached, make it a reality? Read more at The Austinot.

ceo

22 Oct

Startup Showcase at Texas Wireless Summit 2012

This Friday October 26, 2012 is the Texas Wireless Summit. And as part of the event we are having the annual Mobile Monday Austin Startup Showcase.

(Also, don’t forget that on Oct 22 we are having our regular Mobile Monday Austin event at Capital Factory — topic: Mobile & Cloud.)

This year we are having a strong presence of Startups — 13 total showcasing their mobile apps and solutions; awesome:

1* Baytan Labshttp://baytanlabs.com
2* CanWeNetworkhttp://www.canwenetwork.com
3* Divert-Xhttp://divert-x.com
4* DrawMD / Visual Healthhttp://escalation-point.com
5* EMMOCOhttp://emmoco.com
6* News Blasthttp://sxtyscnds.com
7* Noomhttp://www.noom.me
8* Ringfulhttp://ringful.com
9* Toopherhttp://toopher.com
10* Vivogighttp://vivogig.com
11* VolunteerSpot — http://volunteerspot.com
12* Wheel InnovationZhttp://wheelinnovationz.com
13* Zellohttp://zello.com

Looking back at previous App Showcases at TWS, it is great to see companies that at the time were just starting, and that today are doing quite well, for example 1) MapMyFitness, 2) Game Salad, 3) Tabbedout.

As part of the showcase, judges that include the founder of Tabbedout, the CFO of Phunware, and yours truly, will judge the companies based on
(1) Originality, (2) Impact, (3) Maturity and (4) Business Plan/Model. The judges for this year are:

* Maria Ocampo — Head of Publisher Services at Collider Media
* Rick Orr — Founder Tabbedout
* Alan Kane — CFO Phunware
* Brian Grigsby — General Partner, Corsa Ventures
* D Keith Casey Jr — Evangelist at Twilio
* C. Enrique Ortiz — Head of Products at Shango

For more information about the Texas Wireless Summit and registration, visit TWS web site http://TWSUMMIT.COM.

CEO

17 Oct

Mobile Monday Austin (Oct 22, 2012) – Mobile & Cloud

Join us for our October 2012 Mobile Monday Austin meeting, at the very cool Capital Factory offices in downtown Austin.

We are having a number of cool companies come talk about “Mobile and Cloud“:

* Cloudbees — CloudBees Platform as a Service (PaaS) architecture provides a powerful foundation for cloud development and deployment services.

* Twilio – provider of Cloud platform for Communications – APIs for Voice, VoIP and Text …

* Phunware – provider of branded mobile experiencesand mobile application infrastructure.

The speakers will cover related topics including using cloud-based Jenkins to build and test Android and iOS apps, using the Twillio APIs, and leveraging the cloud to end the native vs. html5 debate – introducing Mobile as a Service.

It is going to be a fun topic and event.

When: Oct 22, 2012
Time: 6-8:30pm
Where: Capital Factory
Cost: free
Drinks and pizza will be served

For information and headcount purposes, please visit & RSVP: http://momoaustinoct2012.eventbrite.com/

See you all there….

17 Aug

Facebook Developers World HACK – Austin

Facebook Developers World HACK visits Austin Texas on August 23, 2012!

For more information and registration, visit their HACK – Austin website:

At Facebook Developers World HACK, you’ll hear from Facebook engineers who will walk you through developing great apps that are social by design. World HACK gives you a chance to collaborate with your peers and speak one-on-one with Facebook engineers. Then, put your skills to work and spend the day hacking with us. We’ll be awarding prizes for apps with the best Facebook integrations!

We’ll cover topics like:
* Facebook APIs
* Mobile SDKs
* Open Graph

We’ll be giving out prizes to teams or individuals that use our APIs to best effect. Plan to spend the evening hours with us — this day long event will be capped off with dinner, demos and awards! Space is limited, so register now to secure your spot.

See you there!

ceo

05 Jul

Austin Awesome Foundation, June 2012: “Astronomy for Underserved Populations”

Awesome Foundation

Another month, another grant…

The Austin Awesome Foundation board of trustees have selected the project “Astronomy for Underserved Populations” as the recipient of June 2012 $1,000 grant. Congrats to Amy Jackson of Starry Sky Austin.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

My experience as an educator is that families with the financial means and time can provide their children with enriching educational opportunities such as a trip to the McDonald Observatory for example. I want to provide an opportunity for underserved communities to look through telescopes who wouldn’t normally. Seeing Saturn for example for the first time is an eye-opening experience. I have heard adults giggle when they see it and ask me if it is real or not. Understanding our place in the universe brings about a sense of peace and deep knowing that we are all part of the same stuff… we are all in this together. Peace through astronomy, if you will.

This project was selected from a batch of around 20 applications that we received in May alone. While all projects are unique, this month’s selection was based on the impact to underserved populations, including children, the project’s focused-mission, and the great passion by the project’s leader.

The Austin Awesome Foundation is getting an increased number of applications each month, and the applications themselves are getting better and more interesting; it is very exciting to be part of this.

Remember to submit your applications at the Austin Awesome Foundation website.

CEO

20 Jun

Google I/O Extended Austin (2012)

While the major Google I/O fun is happening in San Francisco on June 27-29, some of us will stay behind and run/participate at the Extended version of Google I/O — in my case, Google I/O Extended Austin.

You can sign up for Google I/O Extended Austin — for registration and information visit https://sites.google.com/site/austinioextended/.

We expect close to 50 people and we will have 3-5 speakers on June 27; yours truly included. I will cover “Security on (Android) Mobile Applications”.

Related to this see Countdown to Google I/O: Diverse perspectives.

ceo

31 May

VC: Silicon Valley vs. Austin (May 2012)

Christopher Calnan of the Austin Business Journal wrote a piece titled VC: Silicon Valley vs. Austin, on the opinions that came out from this month’s CEO Summit in Austin.

The following snippet from the article summarizes very well why Silicon Valley is (and will remain) ahead of Austin:

“Bay Area is more conducive to startups because the area’s large number of venture capital firms has resulted in a more aggressive, fast-moving environment fueled by an army of investors who are more tolerant of risk.”

There is money in Austin, but the “risk taking attitude” of the Austin VC community, while it has improved over the years (thanks to folks like Joshua Baer and other Angels and Incubators), is not there yet as compared to SV.

Over the years I have seen that the Austin VC community likes to invest more on “sure things” vs. cutting-edge unproven ideas and people. This is especially true in general with respect to my space, Mobility; Austin is still more B2B-focused (and chips) in general. An example of this you can see by looking at the portfolio page of Austin Ventures, the big VC in town.

So Silicon Valley wins, and New York City is doing very well.

Austin life-style and people and tech community is great though, which is why I am here.

I hope to continue seeing more local innovators, entrepreneurs, facilitators, investors, and risk takers in general, all here in town, fueling the local ecosystem.

As a side note, Kickstarter is a great alternative. Recently, Austin-based Replay Inc. raised over $600K via Kickstarter; congrats to Paul and team.


Update: After I finished writing this piece, I read the following at the Austin American Statesman: Austin chamber, tech guru team up to create startup center. Awesome. Led by Joshua Baer, the startup center, called Capital Factory, opens in 22,000 square feet of space on the 16th floor of the Austin Centre complex at 701 Brazos St. This is the kind of thing I was talking about. Congrats to Joshua are rest of the team.

Update-2: See The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Building a Company in Austin (pandodaily).

ceo

14 May

Android Dev Austin (May 2012) | Topic: “Android app performance and analysis”

Update: we had a great event! — see some photos of the event. Thanks to our speakers, and to our sponsor Evernote.


Topic – “Android app performance, optimization and analysis”:

For headcount purposes, please register at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3493177187

Food and drinks will be served.

We have some goodies to give away, courtesy of Google’s Developer Advocate group.

Event Info:
Date: 5/24/2012
Time: 6:45-9pm
Where: Evernote Corp. 6504 Bridge Point Pkwy, Suite 400 Austin, TX. 78730

Agenda – “Android app performance, optimization and analysis”:

0 ~ Intro, and a word from our sponsor, Evernote
1 ~ The Evernote Android SDK
2 ~ Using the Memory Analyzer tool to find memory leaks/inspect memory usage, including soft vs weak references (useful for memory analysis), and using the built in Android profiler to find performance hotspots
3 ~ Introducing CoreDroid (An OSS app framework to ease up some of the pain of app development)
4 ~ Android Performance monitoring and configuration SDK with InstaOps (mobile application performance monitoring and configuration management system)
5 ~ Open discussion

Also, if interested, you may want to bring your computer — the folks from InstaOps will also explain how developers or dev-ops can use InstaOps’ SDK and tools to improve mobile performance. So if you are interested into diving into the code (including code walk through), please bring your laptop.

Thanks to our sponsor, Evernote.

And thanks to Google’s Developer Advocate group for the goodies/give aways.

For more information visit the Android Dev Austin website.
ceo

25 Apr

Mobile Monday Austin | Nokia USA Tour visits Austin – Apr 30, 2012

Mobile Monday Austin

Please join us April 30 for our next event when Nokia visits Austin for its “Nokia Lumia USA Tour”

WHEN: April 30, 6-9pm
WHERE: Buffalo Billiards, 201 E. 6th St.
WHO: Mobile Monday Austin & Nokia

Please RSVP at Eventbrite: http://momoaustinapr2012.eventbrite.com/

If you have a Windows Phone application, Nokia Developer wants to see your app – visit http://www.mobilemondayaustin.com for more information.

Drinks and appetizers will be served. Nokia is giving away 2 Nokia Lumia 800’s, plus other! For more information, visit the Mobile Monday Austin website.

Also see our new Facebook Page!

See you there…

ceo

05 Feb

Proclamation: February 6 is Awesome Day in Austin

Awesome Foundation

February 6 is now officially Awesome Day in Austin, Texas.

The Mayor of the City of Austin, Mayor Lee Leffingwell, just proclaimed February 6 as “Awesome Day” in honor of the launch of the Austin chapter (@atxawesome) of the Awesome Foundation.

As one of its founding members, I am super excited about joining my co-founders and helping start the new Austin chapter with its mission of Forwarding the interest of Awesome in the universe, $1,000 at a time.

What is the Awesome Foundation?

The Awesome Foundation for the Arts and Sciences is an ever-growing, worldwide network of people devoted to forwarding the interest of awesomeness in the universe.

Created in the long hot summer days of 2009 in Boston, the Foundation distributes a series of monthly $1,000 grants to projects and their creators. The money is pooled together from the coffers of ten or so self-organizing “micro-trustees” and given upfront in cash, check, or gold doubloons. The chapters are autonomous and organized by the trustees around geographic areas or topics of interest.

The Foundation provides these grants with no strings attached and claims no ownership over the projects it supports. It is, in the words of one of our trustees, a micro-genius grant for flashes of micro-brilliance.

So if you have an idea that is related to the Arts and/or Sciences and need some help to kick start it, feel free to apply for a grant!

The official Proclamation by the Major of Austin

Austin Austin Proclamatin

ceo

09 Sep

Mobile Monday Austin, Mobile Gaming – Sept 19, sponsored by Nokia

A reminder that our next Mobile Monday Austin event is on September 19, 2011. The topic is Mobile Gaming and the event is sponsored by Nokia.


Date: Monday, September 19, 2011
Time: 6-9pm
Location: Buffalo Billiards, 201 E. 6th St.
Cost: FREE, food and drinks will be served

Please join us on Monday, September 19 for the next Mobile Monday Austin session. We’ll be discussing mobile gaming, and the latest trends and technologies in this exciting and active area of the mobile industry.

We’ll start gathering at 6pm for free drinks and some appetizers, and the session will begin at 7pm. Come out to meet other members of the Austin mobile community, and to hear about:

  • the latest research in mobile gaming from Nielsen, with David Gill
  • what’s hot in the Austin game developer community, from American-Statesman reporter Brian Gaar
  • an update from Nokia and Microsoft on Windows Phone 7, and what it holds for game developers
  • presentations from local game developers on their latest and coolest work

Please RSVP below to reserve your spot! Visit Mobile Monday Austin website.

If you are an Austin-area game developer and would like to present, please contact Carlo Longino, carlo at mobilemondayaustin dot com, or C. Enrique Ortiz, eortiz at mobilemondayaustin dot com.

Thanks to our sponsor, Nokia!

ceo

29 Aug

Evernote in Austin

I just blogged at the Austin Startup blog, about Evernote in Austin; the popular Evernote is opening a development Studio in Austin.

The company is growing fast — they started the year with 45 people and are looking to grow to 130 by the year end. And they have about 11 million users, and growing.

A few weeks ago, I met with Rich Warwick, Evernote’s new vice president and general manager for Austin products, where I learned that Evernote was going to open a development lab in Austin, and that they will be aggressively looking for Mobility and Mac developers here in town. I, being a mobility person, am pretty excited about the news: 1) I am a fan of Evernote, 2) they are opening a dev studio in Austin, and 3) a core focus of the Austin lab is Mobility!

On August 31st, they will run an Evernote Meetup at the W. If you are a mobile app developer and curious about joining the Evernote team, you should attend the meetup and also see their current job postings in the new Austin Studio.

Related:

ceo

19 May

Austin Mobile Scene | May 2011

This month of May 2011 has been a great month with respect to the Austin mobile scene. Below is a summary of just the events that I help organize or contribute to somehow: Mobile Monday Austin, Android Dev Austin, Google IO Extended Austin, IEEE Austin Chapter. And there are other mobile-related events as well that are organized by others. And look for a cool story about the mobile scene in Austin that is coming out this Sunday May 22nd on the Austin American Statesman.


On May 19th (today!) Andrew Donoho and I will be debating native vs. web apps at the IEEE ComSoc/SP Austin Chapter.

The IEEE ComSoc/SP Chapter invites you for a talk on “Future of Mobile Debate”.

Talk Abstract:
The speakers have had plenty of discussions with colleagues and friends about native apps, written to run directly on the operating system, versus mobile web app, written to run in a mobile browser. There is no right answer — only questions and positions. This debate, in public and on stage, will refine your view of the choice. There will be many breaks in the debate for you, the judges, to ask refining questions of the participants. This will be fun.

RSVP: http://modeb.eventbrite.com/

Location:
AT&T Labs
9505 Arboretum Blvd, Austin, TX 78759


On May 23rd is our next Mobile Monday Austin social; no registration is required. See you on Monday!

Mobile Monday Austin will be holding an informal social this coming Monday, May 23, at 6pm at the Clive Bar downtown. This is an opportunity to mingle with your colleagues in the local mobile community to make connections and share experiences.

Please join the Mobile Monday team for a couple of drinks from 6pm on the outside patio at:

Start: 05/23/2011 – 6:00pm
End: 05/23/2011 – 9:00pm

The Clive Bar
609 Davis Street, 78701
http://clivebaraustin.com/


On May 10-11 we had Google IO Extended Austin at the Google offices. It was a good event. I presented on Android 3.0 Honeycomb APIs for the Action Bar, Fragments and Drag-and-drop. I am planning on presenting this same presentation at an upcoming Android Dev Austin event.


Earlier this month on May 4th we had a great Android Dev Austin event. We had a great lineup of local Android developers talk about their applications and experiences. Many thanks to Ringtail Design for sponsoring the event. A summary of the event was posted by Ben Dyer at his blog.


In Summary awesome month for the Austin mobile scene

ceo

29 Apr

Google I/O Extended | Austin

Austin Google I/O Extended is on May 10th and 11th at the Google’s offices. Google will be live-streaming this year’s I/O conference to sites around the world. If you live in or near Austin and want to attend the live-streaming event, sign up to attend; seating is limited. Register at the Austin Google Technology User Group website.

In addition to the live streaming, there will be a number of presentations by local folks. (I will be presenting on “What’s new in Android 3.0: A look into Honeycomb, Fragments, Action Bars, and other features”.)

See you at the event…

ceo

15 Feb

Reminder: Android Dev Austin | Feb 17, 2011

A reminder that our next Android Dev Austin meeting is this Thursday Feb 17 at 6pm, at the T-Mobile offices.

Sponsored by T-Mobile, we will have an overview of T-Mobile’s integration of WiFi calling into Android devices followed by open format with local Android developers who will share with us their recent experiences developing and publishing their Android apps, plus open discussion. If you want to present, just come prepared to do so.

Mark your calendars, and see you this Thursday…

PLEASE REGISTER (for headcount purposes) at http://androiddevaustin.com

  • When: Feb 17, 2011
  • Time: 6-8pm
  • Where: T-Mobile offices at 3801 S Capital of TX Hwy Ste 300 Austin, TX 78704 – see map
  • Cost: Free! Food and drinks will be served!

Scan the following QR Code to retrieve the map to our next meeting:

PLEASE REGISTER (for headcount purposes) at http://androiddevaustin.com

ceo

09 Feb

Android Dev Austin | Feb 17, 2011

A quick heads up that our next Android Dev Austin (@androiddevaus) meeting is on Feb 17 at 6pm, at the T-Mobile offices.

Sponsored by T-Mobile, we will have an overview of T-Mobile’s Android strategy followed by open format with local Android developers who will share with us their recent experiences developing and publishing their Android apps, plus open discussion. If you want to present, just come prepared to do so.

Mark your calendars, and please stay tuned for more information…

PLEASE REGISTER (for headcount purposes) at http://androiddevaustin.com

When: Feb 17, 2011
Time: 6-8pm
Where: T-Mobile offices at 3801 S Capital of TX Hwy Ste 300 Austin, TX 78704
Cost: Free!

PLEASE REGISTER (for headcount purposes) at http://androiddevaustin.com

ceo

24 Nov

Next Android Dev Austin | Dec 7, 2010

Folks, after a quiet, busy time, we finally have an Android Dev Austin scheduled for Dec 7, 2010; mark your calendars.

>> PLEASE RSVP for headcount at http://androiddevaustin.com << Topic: The State of the Android OS & Native vs Non-Native Where: Motive offices (see http://Motive.com)

When: Dec 7, 2010. 6:00 pm. Please arrive by 5:50pm

Cost: Free. Sodas and Pizza will be served; maybe beer too!

Speaker: Pat Dalberg of Mutual Mobile. Pat is a Sr. Android Developer at Mutual Mobile. Pat Dalberg has worked with clients such as Dell, Gowalla, Google, Del Monte, DailyBurn etc. Mutual Mobile is an Austin based consulting company that architects, designs and develops mobile products for forward thinking companies.

For more information and registration please visit http://androiddevaustin.com/.

ceo

18 Nov

MobileMonday/AppCircus Austin Showcase @ TWS 2010 – And the Winner Is…

We had a wonderful showcase at the Texas Wireless Summit 2010, with 12 companies participating:

Great interactions and demos all across…

The companies were judged based on application originality, creativity and innovation as well as business model, validity and execution. A Runner up and 1st place were chosen:

(Runner up) — QRANK
(1st place) — Famigo Games

Congratulations to Famigo Games, winner of the 2010 MobileMonday/AppCircus Showcase and QRANK…

We had a well rounded set of cool companies that included mobile gaming, fitness, tab and POS management, social, secure health, education, brand management and call management. It was awesome to have them participate and see the mobile startups that are brewing up in Austin… Congrats to All!

Thanks to the MobileMonday Austin, AppCircus and the Austin Technology Incubator staff and our sponsor Bracewell & Giuliani LLP.

Related to this see Texas Wireless Summit Showcases Austin as Premier Wireless Innovation Hub (ATI blog).

03 Nov

Invitation to MobileMonday-AppCircus Showcase at the Texas Wireless Summit

This is an invitation to all Mobile Startups in Austin to participate at the MobileMonday Austin Showcase at the upcoming Texas Wireless Summit; read below. If you would like to participate please email me at eortiz [at] mobilemondayaustin [dot] com.

On Nov 16th, the ATI and MobileMondayAustin (MobileMonday Austin.com) are hosting a Showcase to highlight the most promising mobile applications and platforms. The Showcase will be 45 minutes during the afternoon break — we will set up cocktail tables around the coffee and snacks for the startups to demo and engage with the audience. We are anticipating around 200 participants, from all corners of the industry and including carriers, angel investors, and VC investors. Participating companies will receive one complimentary pass to the Summit. Please visit TWSummit.com.

During the TWS showcase we are doing Austin’s first AppCircus. We are partnering with AppCircus (AppCircus.com) which is a global cross-platform mobile showcase which enables any mobile application to be eligible to pitch in any city around the world which hosts an AppCircus. There will be an expert panel judging the applications and a winner mobile application will be chosen which will be eligible to present at the 2011 Mobile Premier Awards in Barcelona, during the Mobile World Congress.

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