Cambridge Wireless, 3rd December
Next Thursday, 3rd December, I’ll be participating in a meeting of the Software & Open Source SIG (Special Interest Group) of Cambridge Wireless. Cambridge Wireless is a community of companies in and around Cambridge with the following declared ambition:
Our objective is to establish Cambridge Wireless as the leading wireless community in the world and where we are at the leading edge of thought, leadership and wireless technology discussions
Symbian Software Ltd was one of the founding members of Cambridge Wireless, and the Symbian Software Ltd office on the outskirts of Cambridge hosted several Cambridge Wireless events over the years. The ones I attended provided excellent networking and stimulating conversation.
Cambridge Wireless organise a series of SIGs – such as the one on Software & Open Source. Next Thursday, this SIG will be gathering to review a set of presentations addressing the topic,
Open handset ecosystems – can they deliver handsets that consumers want?
My own presentation at this event has the title,
Open Ecosystems – a Good Thing?
Here’s the abstract for my presentation:
David will look at the various ways in which openness is changing the way that handsets are being developed through the use of open ecosystems, how developer ecosystems are transforming the way that applications and services are being created, and give his view on the impact of this on consumers. Openness brings challenges as well as triumphs. Done right, however, the open community approach will (over time) generate better solutions than any system of tight control – and consumers will reap the benefits.
The other speakers at the event will be:
- Alberto Bonamico of Symsource – talking on “Adapting to the Open Source Ecosystem”
- Andrew Savory of LiMo Foundation – talking on “Open Apps – Good, Bad or Ugly?”
There will be a panel discussion after the talks, with plenty of opportunity for Q&A from the floor.
Registration for this event is still open, via the Cambridge Wireless website.
Special thanks are due to Peter Montgomery of Ogma Solutions and Phillip Burr of Octymo, the champions of this SIG.
Forum Nokia Developer Conference, Bangalore, 7th December
The following Monday, 7th December, I’ll have the privilege to join another illustrious panel of speakers, at the Forum Nokia Developer ’09 conference in Bangalore, India. This conference has the theme,
Unlock Star within you
(Anyone familiar with the UI on Nokia phones will appreciate the double significance of this name.)
As stated on the event website:
A world of infinite possibilities is waiting for you. It opens up when you press the Unlock Star keys of a mobile phone!
Discover the amazing new ways in which Mobiles are simplifying life, helping people to connect, communicate and access information at Forum Nokia Developer Conference ’09, the biggest forum in India for mobile application developers. See how everything anyone can imagine can be possible, at the touch of a fingertip and from the top of the palm.
Get the right inputs, insights and network at Forum Nokia Developer Conference ’09. Access all the resources you will ever need to turn your ideas into reality. Get insights from industry leaders. Learn tricks and tips to create applications, faster. Explore the value OVI store has to offer to you as a developer. And more…
You and your mobile application is all it takes!
Your innovation can play a key role in shaping the future and enabling people. Create it to run on hundreds of millions of mobile phones and transform yourself into a global star.
Keynote speakers at this event include:
D. Shivakumar, Managing Director, Nokia Mobile phones and Vice President, Nokia
Purnima Kochikar, Vice President, Forum Nokia and Developer Community
On this occasion, I’ll be speaking on the topic
Winning habits of star developers
People interested to attend can register via the conference website.