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Announcing Speakers and Agenda for Mobile Jam in Barcelona

The Agenda is set, the speaker area ready!  Twenty six (26) speakers, 2 Unpanels and 8 Discussion Topics.  A few spots left for the WIP Mobile Jam session in Barcelona, so sign up now at: http://wipjam.com/subscribe/

We are really stoked to announce the speakers and topics.

We’ll get started with our UnPanel on Survival Strategies for Developers and talk about investment, revenue models, how to make good management decisions, and where to find the wins and partnerships in the ecosystem.  Speakers include: Christopher David of Sony Ericsson, Nicholas Landrin of I-Source, Jason Lim of Microsoft, and James Parton of O2 Litmus.

Our Discussion Groups are always lively - ok noisy - with lots of sharing of information, sometimes debating of points, but always valueable for everyone. Discussion groups are focused on uncovering the information, resources and people necessary for successful mobile application development.  We sit in circles of chairs for maximum participation.

Here are the topics for our Mobile Jam discussion groups and their respective speaker leads and some photos from previous Jams: 

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1.  TESTING
James Parton, O2 Litmus
Paul Poutenan, Mob4Hire
Chris Fromm, Eplus

2. PLATFORMS
Markus Spiering, Yahoo!
Vincent Berge, Mobile Distillery
Vildan Hasanbegovic, Sony Ericsson

3.  CONTENT
Mark Dougherty, Adobe
Alessandro Pace, Biskero
Gregory Gorman, Soonr

4. MONEY
Harold Neidhardt, Smaato
Sean O Sullivan-Dial2Do
Raj Singh, Skyfire

5. APIs
Tim Raby, OMTP
Oscar Guiterrez, Vodafone
Bill Lee, ACCESS

6. EMERGING MARKETS
Arv Singh, WIP
Amod Dadhich, Jataayu
Ongan Mordeniz, BLRSoft

7. TOOLS
Terrence Barr, Sun
Steven Cull, Oracle

8. MAPS
Patric Norstrom, Idevio

See the AGENDA for  complete descriptions of the topics.

Developer Survivor Guide to MWC09 - TIPS & discounts

WIP is putting together a Developer Survivor Guide to Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. 

I remember the first time I attended MWC in Barcelona, then called 3GSM.  WOW, talk about being overwhelmed from the first time walking off the plane where my luggage got lost (yes be prepared, this is a regular occurance so pack your toothbrush and an extra pair of underwear in your carry-on), to showing up at the FIRA.  The FIRA is no ordinary conference centre, it is an exhibition city! Eight different conference buildings, multi level with booths everywhere.  And outside there are many booths and pavilions outside - again no ordinary booths - buildings two stories high (Yes, lots of money gets spent for sure).  And then lots of events, receptions and parties - some open, a lot invitation only with guards at the door so they are very serious about who enters.

So where does a developer get started?  That’s what we are putting together.  So you can make the best use of your time.

The Guide will include information on the various events (day and night), great exhibitions and pavillions to visit, and Tips.  We are just collecting all the information now - so if you have something to include, please let us know by sending an email to jam (at) wipconnector (dot) com.

To get you started, here is a link to some of the events that Martin Sauther has started to gather. Events start Sunday nite - Rudy deWaele’s Mobile Sunday, and the ever popular Mobile Monday Peer Awards which I MC’d the first two years, now passing the baton to Bena  Roberts from GoMoNews.  And of course WIPJAM, Day for Developers on Thursday, February 19.!

There’s lots more that we’ve gathered, so stay tuned!  including 2 really cool reception we are involved with, which will be THE events to attend!

And the tips! - we better start with registration.  This is an event with about 50,000 people!  Trust me, as someone who waited in line for over 2 hours last year on Monday morning (a duh moment), make sure you go Saturday or Sunday to collect your badge so you can sail through on Monday.  And yes - bring your barcode - it does save you time.

If you haven’t managed to get a comp exhibition pass, and are interested in attending some of the great conference sessions such as the Developer Garage that GSMA is hosting on Monday, here’s a Tip to get your 15% discount:

Go and register here:  and use the code:  APPAB.  You can use it to get a discount from 1 day to the entire event, so good value.

One last tip, for the North Americans in the crowd.  Bring a suit and tie. Remember this is Europe and people dress up more.  I’ve given this advice every year to developers, used to wearing jeans and a t-shirt, who looked at me kinda weird when I mentioned the suit.  Every time I got a big THANK YOU for this advice.   Oh yah - and comfortable shoes are a must.

Note:  No suits or ties required for attending our WIPJam session on Thursday!  Thanks again to our great sponsors: Adobe, ACCESS, Sony Ericsson, Symbian, O2 Litmus, Oracle and Microsoft.

Send us any tips or events asap.

Have fun and good luck!

How to get to Mobile Jam Session!

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Here’s how you get to Mobile Jam!

Address: 20th Floor
C/ de la Marina, 16-18 (at Port Olimpic)
08005 BARCELONA

Everyone knows where it is and the two towers are easy to spot.

Mapfre is located right down at the Marina and. Mobile Jam Session is held on the 20th Floor – wait until you see the views!  You’ll be required to show id and check in when you arrive.

For maps and directions from The Mobile World Congress (Plaça Espanya), click here - all directions with public transport visible in 2D and 3D. (currently available in Spanish only)

Google maps  link here.

Via taxi:  Tell the taxi driver to take you to:  Torre Mapfre, at C/ de la Marina, 16-18.    It will take only 5 minutes!

Via Subway less than 20 mintues:  CIUTADELLA STOP
From Mobile World Congress take line 1 (red line) from Plaça Espanya direction HOSPITAL DE ELLVITGE/FONDO after 5 stops you must get off at URQUINAONA. Take the line 4 (yellow line) direction TRINITAT NOVA/LA PAU at station URQUINAONA after 3 stops you must get off at CIUTADELLA. Coming out of the metro on your right you’ll see 2 tall buildings one of them is Torre Mapfre.

Companies Attending Mobile Jam!

Here’s a list of developers of companies attending Mobile Jam Session so far:

Admob
Accenture
Access
Agil Eight Oy
Airsource Ltd.
Apple
Austin Technology Incubator
AuthenTec
Avaya
Bango
Barcelona Media - Innovation Centre
Betavine
BBVA
Bebo
Binaria / Innovative Science
biskero
Brand2hand Media
Carrier IQ
Catachmedia
Cellictica
Cloudmark Inc.
Daem Interactive
Kyte.tv
Dell Mobile
eBuddy
Facebook
Fundación CTIC
Future Platforms
Gameware Development Ltd.
GetJar
Google Inc.
Handi Mobility
Idean
IntoMobile.com
Intrinsyc
iWeekend
Kimia
Kizoom
Kuneri
LemonQuest
Les Explorateurs du Mobile
mBricks
Microsoft
Mippin
Mob4hire Inc.
Mobevolab Project
Mobile Complete
Mobile Distillery
Mobile Media Consult
mobilead
Mobileslate
Mobimag
Momail AB
MyStrands
Nokia
Nuance
Nulaz
OpenID
Penrillian
Peperoni GmbH
PixSense Inc
Promptu
Qualcomm
Recom
Reuters
scanR
Seesmic
Six Apart
Shozu
Skyfire
Skyhook Wireless
Sun Microsystems
Telecom Italia
Telefonica I+D
TexoMobile
The 3G Dating Agency
Treedia
Truphone
Trutap
UIQ Technology
VectorMAX
Vertu
Vodafone
W3C
Wake3
Wavefront
wirelessmoves
WURFL
Yahoo!

Mobile Jam Session - Save the Date!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at Torre Mapfre in Barcelona

Infused with the spirit of the early days of Jazz, the Mobile Jam Session is a day to inspire new ideas and innovate solutions to existing challenges. The purpose is focused, but the agenda is improvised along the way.

Caroline Lewko of the Wireless Industry Partnership (WIP) and Rudy De Waele of dotopen / mTrends are ‘jazzed’ about working together to bring you the first of many Mobile Jam Sessions. We are passionate about fostering a free environment for collaborative creation among all the different players in the value chain. We know streamlining communication will make it easier for our young companies to innovate and get to market faster and smarter.

It all starts as we open up the mobile ecosystem and connect experienced and talented developers, with industry experts and decision makers. It’s no secret that the industry needs the emerging companies to lead with innovation, to leverage resources and to help change the game. With the right beat, let’s get ready to listen!

Most importantly this event is driven by developers – what you want to hear, who you want to talk to, what you want to say….. But of course we want to hear from the big companies and experts too - so what’s the hot topic for you? Let’s us know by adding your name and topic to Invitation List. New tunes often come from unlikely associations, so… Jam on!

The event is free of charge for all participants, coffee breaks, lunch and networking cocktail included. We’re looking for passionate, exciting and talented developers. We have confirmed participations from Telefonica, Vodafone Group, Telecom Italia, Nokia, Sun Microsystems, Yahoo!, Mystrands, Mobile Distillery, Trutap, Kimia, …

Be prepared to be an active participant in the session.

The event is hosted in the new MyStrands Barcelona offices in the Torre Mapfre at the Villa Olympica. MyStrands generously offers us the superb 350 square meter space on the 20th Floor of the building with a breathtaking view on all Barcelona, the city, the Olympic port and its beaches.