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Mobile Strategy + Design + Random Hacks of Kindness Global Hackathon

From: Steve G.
Sent on: Monday, November 28, 2011 12:11 PM

Hey everyone,

Just want to let you all know about a collaborative event between OPEN MiKE and Bucketworks this weekend. It covers everything from mobile strategy, design and development to actual building of software! Hope to see you there!

Made at MiKE: Mobile Strategy, Design and Development Workshop Register:
What: Friday Evening Reception Free and open to all attendees of the Workshop and Random Hacks of Kindness Hackathon. Featuring beer from Big Bay Brewing Company and a tasting from the Great Lakes Distillery. Where: Innovation in Milwaukee (MiKE) open lab in Grand Avenue Mall (161 W. Wisconsin Ave.) When:  5:30 – 6:00pm: Event Overview 6:00 – 8:00pm: Reception (drinks & appetizers provided)


What: Saturday Morning Workshops Free registration. Speakers will present on strategy, design and development topics. Where: Innovation in Milwaukee (MiKE) open lab in Grand Avenue Mall (161 W. Wisconsin Ave.) When: 9:30 – 10:00am: Meet the Speakers, Networking - Location: OPEN MiKE 10:00 – 10:55am: First Group of Workshop Sessions Mobile Development: Developing and Launching in 90 Days - Romke de Haan  Do you find you’re often caught in feature expansion, scope creep and endless development cycles? Romke will illustrate how lean design and development along with rapid prototyping can produce a robust mobile application in 90 days. Mobile Design: Front End Design and Development - Mike Massie  Designing for mobile is challenging. What considerations do you need to consider when deploying your design from one device to another? Mike, who is obsessed with giving inanimate objects the ability to tell a story, will discuss the art and science of making mobile applications look and function spectacularly. Mobile Business: Strategy and ROI Matt Friedel  Why do apps fail? How do you measure mobile ROI? With all the platforms and devices, where does a business get started? Matt will explain how businesses can navigate the mobile landscape and take advantage of opportunities in mobile applications. 11:05 – 12:00pm: Second Group of Workshop Sessions  Mobile Design: Mobile Design is for Mobile Users - Gretchen Thomas  How do you design a fantastic mobile experience that expresses the brand and meets business requirements? Start with the user. Gretchen will guide you through the mobile experience design process, from whiteboard to wireframe to visual design. Mobile Development: Mobile Web and Native Apps - Brennan Stehling  In this introduction to mobile web development, Brennan will break down native app development for iOS, provide an overview of development tools and touch on how to interact with backend data services (REST/JSON). Mobile Business: Mobile Considerations for Nonprofit, Arts & Culture - Christine Harris & Matt Friedel  Can mobile applications help non-profits, arts and culture organizations find new customers, build revenue, or reduce operating costs? This presentation and open discussion will examine mobile from the non-profit perspective. 12:30 – 1:00pm: Lunch (provided) - Location: Bucketworks 1:00 – 2:00pm: Random Hacks of Kindness Hackathon Kick-off - Location: Bucketworks Register: Random Hacks of Kindness Global Hackathon will be
What: This event aims to bring together experts on real world social problems with hackers, designers, programmers, scientists and world-saving enthusiasts to build technology which solves these problems.  The main focus will be on water and disaster management issues, but anything that helps make the world a better place is fair game! Hacking will commence at 2pm on Saturday and finish at 2pm on Sunday, 24 hours later. You are free to come and go as you please, there is no requirement to hack for 24 hours straight, but the space will be available to you if you choose to use it. Meals will be provided through out! Prizes will be awarded to teams for best water solution, best disaster solution, best design and a sponsored challenge from Watertech of America! Where: Bucketworks, 706 South 5th Street (as well as in 34 other cities around the globe!)
For more information and to register: Thanks, Steve

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