NOTE: Graham Smith has provided us with an update regarding this meetup:
Everybody attending! This event has been canceled as of last night's information session. If you would like you can still work via the web or with a team at Starbucks or somewhere else to complete an app to submit for the Joyn contest on their website.
Please contact Graham or Randall for more information.
There is a $30 charge for registration.
The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UT Dallas and the Mayor’s Office of International Business for the Richardson Economic Development Partnership will be hosting a panel of mobile industry experts to speak on how Rich Communication Services have already been launched by many carriers (with more coming in 2013) and how applications can leverage RCS to deliver improved application experiences.
Details about the joyn business plan and application hackathon competition (1/4—1/6) will be presented, and the resources made available to entrants to prepare for the international competition. Winners from this event will be invited to display their application at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
Registration (RSVP here but use this link for actual event): https://ezpay.utdallas.edu/C20239_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=918 (if you already registered for the preliminary meetup you do not need to do this again)
Location: UTD, JSOM 1.118
Nokia Sponsorship and Prizes:
Nokia will be providing a prize package consisting of the following:
- Token for Microsoft Dev Center account ($99 value)
- Token for Nokia Premium Developer Program ($1500 value)
Candidates will be drawn from pool of all participants meeting the following criteria:
- Develop specifically for Windows Phone 7 or 8, targeting features that Nokia Lumia series is known for (mapping, GPS, camera, NFC, wireless charging), and/or
- Develop specifically for Windows Phone 7 or 8 and use a Nokia to test and demonstrate the app, prominently mentioning ("selling") Nokia Lumia during the final presentation as the preferred platform for the app.
Candidates must be prepared to provide their full legal name and a current email address. Eligibility will be confirmed by event organizers. Random drawing from all eligible candidates will be held after app presentations. Prizes will be sent via email within two weeks after the event concludes.