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Apps World: Battle of the Apps
When: May 9-10, 8:30am-3:15pm
Where: Park Royal, Darling Harbour
This is a conference that looks exclusively at the business, sales and marketing drivers for developing mobile apps.
Mobile Monday Sydney
When: Mon May 9, 7:00pm
Where: City Hotel, 347 Kent St
Join us this Monday as we get a sneak-peek of the BlackBerry PlayBook as Peter Hutchins show us a demo. As RIM’s Enterprise Voice Advocate, Peter will walk us through the key features of the PlayBook, its development environment and an update on AppWorld. Stay with us for the 2nd part of the evening as our panel of tablet experts share with us their experience in developing, deploying and using tablet apps as an end-consumer. Hear from Terry Chang, MD of AlphaSalmon, Keith Ahern, CEO of mogeneration and Phil Buckler, Project Manager of HotHouse Interactive as they share their musings on iPad, Android and their overall tablet experience.
Agile Product Management
When: Tues May 10, 9:00am
Where: Suite 906, 84 Pitt Street
More and more businesses are employing Agile development methods to get products and services to market faster and more efficiently. Unfortunately for Product Managers who have not been trained in these Agile methods, working with agile teams can seem confusing and the results of their output uncertain. The Agile Product Management Excellence course will provide Product managers with an understanding of a number of Agile Methodologies and ways to interact with Agile Development Teams to produce more reliable and effective business outcomes.
When: Wed May 11, 5:30pm
Where: The Red Oak, 201 Clarence Street
After a long hiatus the best mobile networking social night is back with a vengeance. Drinks sponsored by mBlox.
SXSW Sydney Party
When: Thurs May 12, 6:00pm
Where: World Square Pub, World Square, 680 George Street
SXSW Sydney party is a casual catchup for anyone that attended SXSW or is interested in SXSW. Keeping it simple. Interested to see what you got up to at SXSW and what you are up to now. Meet at the back where the tables and booths are (it’s past the toilets). I’ll try to reserve some booths. Also, for those with smartphones, I want to try out the Color app on the night! Download it and we can use it.
When: Mon May 16, 8:30am
Where: Symantec House Level 5, 207 Kent Street
HTML5 is the latest and most powerful of the HTML markup langauges. This workshop cuts through the complexities and demystify HTML5, making it easy to understand and apply.
Gamification Master Class: Game-Based Marketing
When: Tues May 17
The Gamification Masterclass is a half-day Masterclass that will discuss how game mechanics and the new science of engagement are rewriting the rules of brand marketing, product design and customer acquisition and get your business into the game. The session will be run by international expert and author of Game-Based Marketing, Gabe Zichermann.
When: Tues May 17, 8:30am
Where: Symantec House Level 5, 207 Kent Street
CSS3, the newest version of the style sheet languages, is much more than cool effects. CSS3 allows us to create beautiful web designs more efficiently and with more flexibility. This workshop will give you a clear understanding of CSS3 – not just for the future but for today!
IP for ICT
When: Wed May 18, 9:30am
Where: Level 47, MLC Centre, 19 Martin Place
The seminar will feature presentations from Paul Massey, Principal, Electrical/ICT Team at ATS Patron Spruson & Ferguson, one of the leading intellectual property firms in Australia, specialising in the areas of trade marks, patents, designs, IP litigation, commercialisation and management.
When: Wed May 18, 6:30pm
Where: Aurora Hotel, 324 Elizabeth Street
Have a burning desire to explore product innovation? Wanting to workshop your latest crazy idea in a collaborative & creative environment? Looking for mentors or offering mentorship? Then join us for the latest installment of Product Mavens!
Startup Bootcamp (Sydney)
When: Sun May 22
Where: Level 1, 65-67 Foveaux St, Surry Hills
If you are about to kick off a new startup, and want to do it with energy and direction, come to our Startup Bootcamp.
Go Global – G/SCORE Pitch Slam for Startups
When: Wed May 25, 9:00am
Where: ATP Innovations, Suite 145 National Innovation Centre, Australian Technology Park, 4 Cornwallis Street
Find out how your startup or early-stage company is positioned on the global stage and be in the running for the 2011 Innovate!100 list of the world’s best performing startups. Deliver a 5-minute pitch and get feedback on strengths and opportunities for commercializing Australian technology globally. $49 (USD) per company.