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Startup Weekend Update - $25 off, World Bank (Ideation Event), and Mobile Development with appMobi Showcase

From: Startup C.
Sent on: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 10:27 AM

Montgomery County members, we will be hosting events in your neck of the wood s soon.  As a matter of fact, you may be seeing Just Dev It a lot more often than you could ever expect.  We are working on a shared space initiative, and Rockville is one of many candidates to set up shop.


Until then, check out these latest events and opportunities that you may be interested in.


Startup Weekend Virginia - EDU | June[masked] ($25 off)

Straight from Jennifer O'Daniel of CIT.

CALLING ALL HACKERS, DESIGNERS, TEACHERS, AND ENTREPRENEURS!! CIT is co-hosting Startup Weekend EDU in Reston, VA on June 1st - 3rd.

First 20 Designers and Hackers get $25 off by using promotion code: VVC.

A great opportunity, not only to contribute to a great cause, but to gain valuable experience, network and learn new skills to help you move forward with your venture.

Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable. On average, half of Startup Weekend's attendees have technical backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds.Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Saturday and Sunday teams focus on customer development, validating their ideas, practicing LEAN Startup Methodologies and building a minimal viable product. On Sunday evening teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts.

Also many other benefits could be acquired:

  • Build your network
  • Co-Founder Dating
  • Learn a new skill
  • Actually launch a business
  • Get face time with thought leaders
  • Join a global community as a part of 30,000 Startup Weekend alumni

A great opportunity you may want to take advantage of.

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Develop iOS/Android Mobile Apps quickly with HTML5/JavaScript using appMobi (Showcase)

Thursday, May 24, 2012 - TeqCorner 1616 Anderson Road, McLean, VA


So if you like PhoneGap, appMobi, another cross platform development tool, may be the right choice for you to develop a mobile app quickly, leveraging web technologies like HTML5 and JavaScript. Two of our members won 1st and 2nd place at the recent MoDevUX. One actually used appMobi as his development tool of choice, designing and developing an impressive app in less than 6 hours.

The apps above were developed using PhoneGap, but could easily have been done in appMobi as well using the same JavaScript libraries as JQuery Mobile and others.

Believe it or not, appMobi is based on PhoneGap, but adds an easy to use development environment, enhanced device compatibility and a series of mobile app services including push notifications and in app purchasing.

Andrew Smith, appMobi Engineer/Evangilist who will be showcasing the latest tools, technologies and other offerings by appMobi. If you like JQuery Mobile, you may love JQMobi, a compact JavaScript library specifically designed to work well with iOS and Android, including 60 api calls and JQuery sysntax compatibility. Speaking of apis, Andrew will also discuss implementation in appMobi, which gives you easy access to social network and other popular apis without a lot of work. See the demos, ask about questions appMobi and how it can support your mobile development efforts.





Theo Rushin Jr., 1st place winner of a recent New York hackathon and second place winner of MoDevUX hackathon using appMobi as the development tool of choice. He is a 25 year veteran developer and magician. Theo is currently creating web-based and mobile applications using HTML 5, CSS, and a variety of JS libraries including jQuery, Three.js, and others.

Theo will be demonstrating, hopefully, his soon to be released app "After Party", which won second place at MoDevUX hackathon recently. He will also show off some other apps he has produced using appMobi. Theo will be one of many members who will be presenting and instructing in our soon to be announced appMobi specific workshops.

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World Bank: Development Data Challenge (Ideation Event)

Friday, June 1, 2012 from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM (ET)Washington, DC

Are you interested in international development? Have questions about open financial data? Have ideas on how to better use development data?

Please join World Bank Finances, the Open Aid Register, Development Gateway, Open Corporates, AidInfo, Connect4Climate, and the International Center for Journalists for an afternoon of ideation, inspiration, and learning to help unleash the untapped potential of open financial/spending data for development impact!

Open financial data embodies the intersection of many global trends- including greater demand for transparency, accountability, and citizen engagement. The availability of data and rapid evolution of new technologies to support these trends provides an opportunity to make significant progress towards greater innovation and large scale public participation in development processes. Through the Development Data Challenge (DDC) ideation event on June 1, we are seeking to begin sourcing solutions through a collaborative brainstorming process involving civil society, open data practitioners & enthusiasts, data owners, and technologists.

Ideation themes/categories to include*:

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Assurance & Anti-Corruption
  • Citizen Engagement/Community
  • Connectivity/Big Data
  • Procurement/Contracts
  • Mobile & Web Applications
  • Data Journalism
  • Design/Data Visualization

*Selected ideas to be presented to Random Hacks of Kindness for development on June 2-3, 2012. Ideas to be selected on the basis of creativity, innovation, potential impact, collaboration, feasibility/implementation plan.

Join us to learn more about open financial data and its current uses, brainstorm with others on important development issues, and potentially be a part of a development solution! Refreshments, snacks, and light reception to be provided.

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