Registration ends Monday for Mobile Slopes, a first-in-Utah mobile application development conference hosted and presented by the city of Ogden, Weber State University, USTAR and Moki Networks.
The event takes place March 16 at the Ogden Eccles Conference Center in downtown Ogden. The conference features world-class speakers from all over the country, along with several local entrepreneurs, professionals, and developers who are building the future of mobile apps. These experts will give presentations addressing the latest techniques on developing, marketing, and monetizing apps for mobile phones and tablets.
“This is a great opportunity to learn from and network with successful members of the mobile app community,” said Alex Lawrence, Vice Provost of Innovation and Economic Development at Weber State University and Regional Director of Technology Outreach at USTAR. “We are fast approaching the day when more people will access online content through their phones and mobiles devices than via desktops. At this conference, you’ll learn from leaders who know the mobile application space and who have started successful companies based on mobile apps.”
National and local professionals, developers and entrepreneurs presenting include:
· Richard Cooperstein – Chairman of Social Edison / Former Director of Business Development at Facebook (Keynote)
· Tom Karren – CEO Moki Networks (Co-Keynote)
· Garrett Gee – Co-founder and engineer of Scan.me
· Dave Stevenson – Technology Entrepreneur / Founder of Stevenson Software
· Robb Kunz – Founder of ventureblue Capital / Co-founder of BoomStartup / Angel Investor
· Brad Hintze – CMO Moki Networks
· Mike Dodson – CEO of iFan Media
· Matt Sheehan – Principal & Senior Geospatial Developer at WebMapSolutions.com
· Alex Lawrence – USTAR
The conference will offer a broad range of topics for mobile app beginners and seasoned veterans. Some of the presentations include:
Mobile Mud Pie – Intro to Building Great Mobile Apps
Sit down and enjoy learning how to make great mobile apps. Learn where to begin, what tools you need, and how to market and price your mobile app, and best of all - how to make money. We'll cover the basics of building iPhone, iPad, and Android apps from a high-level, non-technical perspective. This presentation is perfect for business or technical folks that are just starting out and want to know what it takes to get into the mobile app market.
Monetizing Mobile Apps
You have a great idea for an app, but how are you going to make money? This presentation will outline 10 strategies for how you can make money with your apps. It will also cover app business model strategies, how to price apps, and a take a dip into marketing your apps. After learning these 10 strategies, you'll be well on your way to producing the next 'Angry Birds.'
Apps + Device Management
Certain apps require control over a device. Lock down the home button, push wifi credentials, load applications all of these make using mobile devices a possibility in many more use cases. Explore what your app + mobile device management means through kiosks, conference room schedulers and point of sale systems.
Our GeoSpatial Future
Who and what is near me? I need to get home by the shortest route possible! Using pen and paper while I work outside is inefficient; I wish I could do this all on my smartphone. I lay pipes in the ground; it would be nice to be able to see where the existing pipes and power cables run before I dig. The above questions and needs will be the focus of this presentation. WebMapSolutions build mobile applications which solve these and related problems. Using GPS and mapping and geographic information system (GIS) tools, we build mobile geospatial applications. In this presentation we will talk about what we do and how we do it.
The conference also features a forum for developers to demonstrate their apps to the conference attendees called “The Data Pit”. Here developers can make their pitch and answer questions the conference attendees have. A section called “The Lab” will also be made available to attendees that would like one-on-one time with the conference presenters. This is a great opportunity to get face time with these successful developers and entrepreneurs and get your questions answered.
Snow Basin, The Junction (Ogden’s open air lifestyle village), and the Ogden Marriott Hotel has teamed up with Mobile Slopes to offer an incentive package included with each registration. For a $75 registration fee this package includes of a day of skiing at Snow Basin, or activities and dinner at The Junction, and discounted room rates at the Ogden Marriott Hotel. There are also great student discount rates for students on a budget who would like to attend.
If you have any questions concerning the Mobile Slopes Mobile App Conference please contact Peter Makowski at 801-629-8974, or at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information please visit the website at www.mobileslopes.com.