If you develop mobile applications, clear your calendar August 24th-26th. As if you would need an additional excuse to head to Sin City, now you can look forward to. The event is not restricted to any single OS, so iPhone developers can face off against Android developers and throw down their skills in some cross-platform combat. There will be 40 sessions over three days to help get attendees up to speed on the latest trends in mobile app and game development.
So whether you’re an enterprise developer or crafting the next big thing in your Mom’s basement, start planning to be at APPCON now.(of Penn & Teller fame) will be giving the keynote. Full information on the event’s , and are available . Catch Mr. Jillette’s promo for APPCON below, and view the full conference press release after the jump.
APPCON™ 2010: World’s Only Mobile App-Centric Conference and Expo Set for August 24-26 in Las Vegas
Independent and Enterprise Mobile Application Developers Come Together to Learn, Network and Strut Their Stuff at Industry’s First Vendor-Neutral Event
Las Vegas—Mobile App developers from around the world will hit the Las Vegas strip this summer to learn, network and strut their stuff when APPCON™ 2010, the world’s only App-centric event for independent and enterprise mobile App developers, kicks off Tuesday, August 24 at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas.
Bringing together best-in-breed mobile industry leaders, APPCON™ is the primary forum where developers, device and accessory manufacturers and carriers share ideas and influence the future of the mobile App industry. APPCON™ is all about mobile Apps, all the time, and is the only vendor-neutral forum for mobile developers on all platforms. The event runs three days, August 24-26, and is produced jointly by ConvExx and Taptopia, Inc.
“The mobile App industry is on fire right now, but most developer’s forums are restricted to a specific platform,” said Jeff Pressman, COO of ConvExx, a full-service show and event production company based in Las Vegas. “APPCON™ is the first event to open the doors for all platforms. It’s ideal for corporate executives and enterprise developers who are exploring the development of mobile Apps for their company or brand.”
Exclusive Expo Exhibit Time and Indie Alley
APPCON™ showcases the most eclectic collection of developers and world-class manufacturers and carriers during the Expo. The Expo features a full 8 hours of uninterrupted exhibit time that allows demonstrators to show off their Apps, tools and platform innovations without having to compete with concurrent sessions.
“One of the most frustrating parts of any expo or conference is having to decide between attending a workshop you don’t want to miss or working the Expo floor,” Pressman said. “We’ve eliminated that by creating exclusive expo exhibit time to allow exhibitors and attendees to meet and connect without missing a thing.”
The APPCON™ Expo will also feature an exclusive Indie Alley, a prominent and dedicated showcase for small, independent App developers to show off their cutting-edge creations to some of the biggest names in mobile Apps, platforms and brand marketing.
App-Centered Learning Tracks
APPCON™ features more than 40 educational sessions covering the most relevant issues in the industry. A developer-focused track hones in on practical and technical development aspects of creating mobile Apps. A corporate IT track provides insight and expertise on how to manage mobile devices and Applications in the enterprise IT environment. The business track is aimed at App entrepreneurs and startups and covers topics on funding, intellectual property, promotion and other business-driven issues related to the App industry.
A pre-conference Hello World session is designed to help attendees get up to speed quickly on App technology before the technical sessions begin in earnest. Part training, part hands-on coding exercise, the Hello World session provides a crash course to get attendees armed and ready for the rest of the event.
“Hello World is perfect for experienced developers new to mobile App coding or for a developer experienced in one App platform looking to take a deep dive at the conference on another platform,” said Bryan Scott, CEO of Taptopia, a global provider of mobile technology solutions for event organizers, convention centers and their related vendors.
Fast Pitch and Hackathon Mix Business with Pleasure
Half social event, half App showcase, the APPCON™ Fast Pitch marries business with pleasure, featuring cocktails, dinner and as many six-minute App demos as possible in one evening.
“Fast Pitch is a great opportunity for App developers to show off their latest creations in a casual networking atmosphere,” Pressman said. “We plan to feature only the most innovative, influential and game-changing Apps, so developers need to apply now for their chance to take center stage.”
APPCON™ will be partnering with one of the world’s most innovative robotics companies to produce Hackathon, an ongoing contest that pits developer teams against one another in a battle for App supremacy. Participants will be able to get their hands on the latest robotic gear and have a chance to win prizes for their coding prowess.
Attending or exhibiting at APPCON™ is inexpensive, with all-inclusive packages covering booth space, setup and conference registration fees for one set price. Rooms at the Paris Hotel start at just $69 a night, and rooms at the connecting Bally’s Resort start at just $49.
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ConvExx, an independent show management company is headquartered in Las Vegas, NV and has produced shows all over the US and around the world. ConvExx produces tradeshows and conferences, as well as consumer events, including the Trade Show 200 Top 10 show – The SEMA Show, and the Las Vegas BikeFest®. For more information about ConvExx and all its services, please visit www.ConvExx.com or call 702-450-7662, ext. 102.
About Taptopia, Inc.:
Taptopia, a provider of mobile technology solutions, is headquartered in Dallas, TX and provides its solutions to event organizers, convention centers, and their related vendors. The company’s solutions encompass leading and proven software and hardware technologies for today’s most popular mobile platforms. Taptopia’s team is comprised of serial entrepreneurs and technology evangelists who have been innovating and building mobile technology solutions for consumers and enterprise markets for at least a decade. For more information about Taptopia and all of its services, please visit www.Taptopia.com or call 972-479-8822. Taptopia is a wholly owned subsidiary of Metiscan, Inc. ( ).