Day for Developers + Hack-a-thon is Part of ‘Mobile Moves Michigan' Mobile Tech Conference
PR Log - Jul 09, 2012 - July 9, 2012, DETROIT, MICHIGAN - WIPJam, Day for Developers + Muther! of all Hack-a-thons is part of the ‘Mobile Moves Michigan’ (MMM) conference taking place on July 30 & 31 at Motor City Casino in Detroit. MMM is a statewide event, designed to educate, inspire and grow Michigan’s mobile / wireless technology industry. As the developer component of the event, WIPJam and the Muther! of all Hack-a-thon’s is expected to attract over 300 developers, coders and mobile enthusiasts from Michigan and surrounding states, as well as southern Canada.
The WIPJam "Day for Developers" will take place on Monday, July 30th. It will feature Master Classes from event sponsors and deep dives into top developer topics such as: App Life Cycle Planning and Strategy; Choosing the Right App Revenue Model; User Engagement and Loyalty; Developer Trends for the Next 12 Months and more. Attendees will interact with and learn from speakers, device companies, platform vendors, tool companies and fellow participants. WIPJams are strict about: No PPT, No Panels, No Ties!
WIPJams are popular all over the world as interactive developer events. Since 2008, WIP has hosted 17 WIPJams and thousands of developers on four continents. WIPJam is where the best mobile developers meet key leaders of the mobile eco-system.
The Muther! of all Hack-a-thons will begin the afternoon of July 30th and go for 24 hours. It features master tech classes, expert tables, great hack categories and fabulous prizes. Here's what developers can expect at the Hack-a-thon:
• 24 hours of coding • Master Tech classes to get a deep dive on tools, platforms, APIs • Expert tables for hands-on technical advice • Opportunity to create an app and pitch it to win prizes: devices, cash, t-shirts and more • Refreshments to keep energized, motivated and going all night.
The WIPJam + Muther! Hack-a-thon is sponsored by international companies that want to connect with mobile developers. Sponsors specific to the WIPJam / Hack-a-thon include Microsoft, NOOK Developer (Barnes & Noble), Snapdragon by Qualcomm Developer program, BlackBerry, Red Hat Inc and Apigee. Thousands of dollars in hack-a-thon prizes, donated by these sponsors, will be given out during the hack-a-thon event.
WIP is only about mobile developers and building strong developer communities. WIPJams are all about learning, sharing of ideas and providing a chance for all the members of the mobile eco-system to meet in a highly interactive environment. WIP held the very first WIPJam, Day for Developers in 2008 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Over the past five years, thousands of developers have attended WIPJams and WIP Hack-a-thons, on four continents. Today, WIP continues to reach developers all over the world and give them the opportunity to experience the value of a WIPJam. More information about WIP may be found at http://WIPconnector.com
About Mobile Moves Michigan (MMM):
Mobile Moves Michigan (MMM) is an exciting, state-wide event designed to educate, inspire and grow Michigan's mobile / wireless technology industry. It will also serve as a public showcase of the diversity and breadth of mobile / wireless activity that is based here and how it is contributing to the state's economic recovery effort. MMM is produced by the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan (MTAM). The event consists of several components:
• Presentations from local, national and international mobile industry experts • Mobile / Wireless Tech Symposium & Strategic Planning Session • Michigan Mobile / Wireless Technology Exhibition • WIPJam, Day for Developers + Muther! of all Hack-a-thons
Sponsors for the overall Mobile Moves Michigan event include: TechSmith, Spectrum Health/Priority Health, Mobile Comply, Gravity Works, Strategic Growth Concepts, Media Academica, and Mousetrap Mobile.
Supporting organizations for Mobile Moves Michigan include: Mobile Monday Michigan, Automation Alley, Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA), Wireless Industry Partnership (WIP), Application Developers Alliance, Detroit Dev Days, and the Michigan Council of Women in Technology.
Media Partners include: Crain’s Detroit, Mobile Groove, Greening Detroit, SmartGrid Careers, SmartBusiness, and Michigan Tech News.
Additional opportunities for sponsorship and media partners are still available.
About the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan
The Mobile Technology Association of Michigan (MTAM) is a Michigan-based non-profit trade association for the mobile / wireless industry. Our mission is to grow the industry within the state by increasing demand for Michigan-based mobile / wireless technology products and services, thereby generating increased entrepreneurial and enterprise-level opportunities and creating sustainable jobs for Michigan residents.
MTAM sponsors Michigan-based growth of the Mobile Monday organization which to-date boasts 2000+ members in chapters located in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids and Lansing; performs research for members and other interested parties; facilitates idea sharing, entrepreneurial programs, training programs and jobs creation; acts as a liaison with the mobile / wireless technology community inside and outside of Michigan; and serves as a resource for all things related to the mobile / wireless industry. MTAM’s website can be found at http://GoMobileMichigan.org .