When: Thu., Nov. 03, 2011, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where: 702 Alter Hall at Temple University
Later this week, developers, entrepreneurs and investors will meet to talk about the future of mobile app development in light of a notable Temple University grant that is focused on just that.
Mobile Monday Mid-Atlantic, the local event organization focused on mobile issues — which has been ramping up its attention to app development as of late — will kick-off the 2011 Mobile Application Forum and Bootcamp this Thursday afternoon. [Full Disclosure: Technically Philly is a media sponsor of this event].
“[Mobile Monday] has always been very business focused. We’re aiming to get wider and encompass the development community and the app ecosystem,” says Chuck Sacco, Mobile Monday’s president and chair.
“Our aim is to help any businesses that are trying to make decisions about mobile. What should they be doing? Where should they invest resources?”
To coordinate, the organization is working closely with Fox School of Business early-stage venture forum program Mid-Atlantic Diamond Ventures and Temple’s new Urban Apps and Maps Studio, the $700,000 grant project we covered last month.
The event will focus on product roadmaps, costs issues, funding hurdles and more, and will feature representatives from Comcast Interactive Media, Bentley Systems, Yorn, Dell Boomi, and Ben Franklin Technology Partners, among others.
Though Mobile Monday has hosted development workshops like this in the past, Sacco says because there’s been a lot of growth from the mobile development community, there will be plenty of takeaways from Thursday’s event.
“They’ve now got a year or two of solid experience behind them. You see many more examples, a lot more traction. It’s matured to that next level,” he says.
You can register for the event here. It is free for Temple students and faculty.
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