Here is the list of presentations. All the presentations will be happening on the 1st floor VIP area. This schedule will most likely still be subject to change before the event.
13:30 - 14:00
Daniel Applequist, Open Web Advocate @ Telefónica Digital
Backed by some of the biggest names in the industry, Firefox OS is the hottest new entry to the mobile operating system space. Daniel Applequist will be giving you an insight as to where it started, and where it eventually will go.
Kickstart your Hack with Git & Heroku
14:00 - 14:30
John Stevenson, Developer Evangelist @ Heroku
Get collaborating on your app quickly using Git and Heroku. Use database, caches and other Heroku addons to build your app quickly without a lot of environment setup. Use Heroku templates for your favourite development stack to save on plumbing.
The Arduino GSM Shield
14:30 - 15:00
Kevin Prince, Developer Evangelist @ The Lab
Your Arduino can be turned into something pretty damn close to a funtioning mobile phone with the GSM shield. Kevin Prince from The Lab (powered by O2) will be demonstrating how easy it is to get started.
Node.js + Quadcopters - What could go wrong?!
15:00 - 15:30
The Mobile Revolution at retail
15:30 - 16:00
Corrado Tomassoni, Head of PayPal Developer EMEA
The boundary between online and offline payments are getting smaller every day and PayPal is innovating in both areas. Come and listen how PayPal is enabling developers and startups to shape the future of payments
Getting Started with a Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8 app
16:00 - 16:30
Mike Taulty, Technical Evangelists @ Microsoft UK
We’ll split this short session into two, 15 minute slots where we’ll show the basics of getting started with a Windows 8 application and a Windows Phone 8 application. We’ll talk about the tools you’ll need to get building, how you can get hold of them and we’ll build a simple application showing the basics of getting an application up and running, debugging it on a device or a simulator and we’ll provide pointers as to where to go for more info as you work on Windows hacks through the weekend.
Building a Back-End for Any App with Azure Mobile Services
16:30 - 17:00
Steve Plank, Technical Evangelist @ Microsoft UK
A lot of mobile apps (iOS, Android, Windows, Windows Phone) need certain cloud-based back-end capabilities like a database, some RESTful services, push notifications, authentication and so on. Windows Azure Mobile Services makes it easy to get a back-end up and running in a very quick time to provide all of those capabilities and more. It’s all sitting on top of node.js in the cloud and it’s free to get going with your development. In this short session, we’ll take a look at what you can get done.
Low tech lovelies with High tech jubiles
17:00 - 17:30
Muzz takes a look at the way technology problems that can be decoded without the use of gadgets and how this approach can still produce a more efficient solution to a complex problem! He'll talk about decoding programming with play dough and empty cups, about using flamenco dance moves in a network systems lab and many more design themes based around chat up lines.