AWA Mobile Applications SIG / Mobile Monday Austin Event

AWA Mobile Applications SIG / Mobile Monday Austin Event

Event: Browser-Based Mobile Applications - industry, technology, challenges, and trends

When: June 5th, 2006 5:30pm-8:00pm

Where: Dell, Parmer South Campus, PS1 Texas Giant Conf Room [map]

Cost: Free, space is limited so please RSVP

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Event Description:

The number of mobile handsets already exceeds the number of PCs. For thousands of users, their first Internet experience is via their mobile handsets. The mobile browser, which has been playing a very important role in mobile applications, is evolving into a complete runtime in its own right, with support for styles sheets, JavaScript and AJAX, and access to native functionality, allowing for rich and dynamic browser-based applications.

This event is brought to you in partnership between the Austin Wireless Alliance and Mobile Monday Austin.

Speakers:

Jon S. von Tetzchner, co-founder and CEO, Opera Software. Along with colleague Geir Ivarsy, developed Web browser while working for Norwegian Telecom Research (Telenor) in 1994. In 1995 they together founded Opera Software and launched their first browser to the public in 1996. Von Tetzchner is currently the CEO for Opera Software, and is a knowledgeable speaker on numerous topics including Opera as a company, its technology, operations, the marketplace and other industry-related subjects. Von Tetzchner holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Oslo. Upon completing his education, he worked as a research scientist for Norwegian Telecom Research from 1991 to 1995. Von Tetzchner has received numerous honors and awards for his accomplishments through Opera Software. He was recently included in the Forum of Young Global Leaders for 2005 and listed as one of Business Week's Stars of Europe for 2004.

David Gill is the Senior Director of Sales for M:Metrics, the first audience measurement company focused on the market for wireless content and applications. David holds a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining M:Metrics, David spent 8 years at Metrowerks in various roles within the wireless, consumer electronics and gaming markets. About M:Metrics - M:Metrics is the mobile industry authority on mobile market measurement, benchmarking the performance of carriers, handset OEMs, platform vendors and content providers, empowering decision makers with highly granular, verifiable measures of mobile subscriber consumption, content availability and pricing, as well as handset capabilities.

Bill Bull is a Senior Designer for Frog Design with over ten years experience developing mobile and embedded device user interfaces. He has worked on embedded products ranging from mobile DVB/H video players to complete cell phone system UIs. Prior to frog design, Bill was the principal designer for QNX Software Systems where he oversaw the design and development of a variety of reference platforms for consumer electronics, automotive, and industrial applications.

About Mobile Monday Austin

Mobile Monday Austin is the local chapter of Mobile Monday, a global community of mobile professionals and enthusiasts. The open community promotes mobile technologies, industry and research, and fosters cooperation among individuals, the industry and academia. In Central Texas, Mobile Monday works in partnership with the Austin Wireless Alliance.