The Day of Mobile is an all-day event for mobile developers at the Illinois Institute of Technology this weekend, March 6, 2010. The goal of the event is to better prepare both Chicago's application development community and companies with mobile initiatives for the upcoming mobile revolution.
Topics to be covered include mobile development and strategy such as platform SDKs, cross-platform development, multimedia, CMS/SMS, mobile business models and many more. The event will begin with a breakfast at 8:00 a.m. and conclude after a keynote speech and hackathon awards ceremony at 4:00 p.m.
Among others, speakers include:
- Jay Freeman, a noted developer in the mobile community who has The Cydia Store, an alternative to the App Store.
- Bob Martin, a pioneer and published author in the area of Agile development.
- David Whatley, who currently has one of the top games in Apple's iPhone App Store (geoDefenseSwarm).
- Mark Murphy, author of The Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development
The "hackathon" is where developers can form teams in advance of the conference and compete for awards by developing mobile applications. The contest winners will be named at the end of the day, right before the keynote speech. You can build your mobile application in advance of Day of Mobile (the application cannot be publicly available) or develop the application on site. The hackathon will be judged by a panel of mobile development experts led by Peter Morano of KeyLimeTie.
Admission to the Day of Mobile event is $39.95; student admissions are $19.95. As a special offering, Dr. Dobb's readers are eligible for a $10 off admission. Just enter the discount code DOMDDJ at the registration checkout.