Sessions at Over the Air 2012 on Saturday 2nd June

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  • Cross-platform with one click with Marmalade. It really is that easy.

    by Alex Caccia

    Session outline:
    * How easy it is to port your game or app across using Marmalade.
    * How cross-platform development is vital to ensuring your apps/game’s success.
    * Highlight the opportunities Marmalade presents for developers
    * Promote the success Marmalade developers are enjoying

    At 9:30am to 10:30am, Saturday 2nd June

    In Drawing Room, Bletchley Park

  • Embrace the out-of-the-box elegance: eye candy UI with zero effort

    by Simon Howard

    This session is about developing native apps for the forthcoming BlackBerry 10 (BB10) platform using the Cascades UI framework. You'll see how it's possible to create funky animated UI with just a little C++ code but mostly QML.

    At 9:30am to 10:30am, Saturday 2nd June

    In Marquee Tent, Bletchley Park

    Coverage video

  • Five top tips for developing enterprise mobile apps

    by Paul Johnston

    Paul Johnston shares his learnings on developing apps for the corporate world, and the differences between business and consumer apps.

    These simple tips can be applied to any app development, whether for business or consumers. Bring your own tips to share too, as well as an open Q&A on building apps for enterprise.

    At 9:30am to 10:30am, Saturday 2nd June

    In Library, Bletchley Park

    Coverage slide deck

  • Making useful & fun apps with content apis... (or, how to code something other than a book reader!)

    by Dan Murphy and Plug & Play APIs

    Last Autumn Pearson released it's first set of content APIs. Since then we've been busy releasing more data and APIs, sponoring events and talking to devs. In this workshop we'll take a walk through some of the things we've seen being built, give some tips to consider and do a live code demo showing how you can easily build a game in about 30 minutes.

    At 9:30am to 10:30am, Saturday 2nd June

    In Ball Room, Bletchley Park

  • Mobile Advertising with InMobi

    by Terence Eden

    Learn about all aspects of mobile advertising. Want to make money with in-app ads? Looking to get your app out to millions of people? Join @InMobiDeveloper for a 100% bullshit free session.

    At 9:30am to 10:30am, Saturday 2nd June

    In Music Room, Bletchley Park

  • An Illustrated History of Computation

    by Professor Bernie Cohen

    This presentation covers the history of computation, from the origin of counting through Babbage, Bletchley Park, Baby, Bell, Backus and the BBC Model B to the modern day, and includes an introduction to the theory of computation.

    Bernard Cohen is an Honorary Visiting Professor at the School of Informatics, City University. Prof. Cohen’s interests lie in the gaps between formal computer science and human agency.

    At 10:30am to 11:30am, Saturday 2nd June

    In Library, Bletchley Park

    Coverage video

  • Dealing with quota: The challenge of limited local storage quotas for web applications

    by Andrew Betts

    Installed native applications can use all the space they want, but in the browser we're much more limited. This talk will explore how to make the best use of the storage technologies available to web apps, comparing the virtues of different packaging and encoding techniques, as well as simple forms of in-browser compression that can yield surprising results. As more apps aim to surf over network turbulance and even work when completely disconnected from the network, local storage becomes ever more important.

    Andrew is a PHP and JavaScript developer, web standards advocate and founder of Assanka, a London-based web development firm recently acquired by the Financial Times. His area of expertise is emerging web technologies, particularly on mobile and tablet platforms, where Assanka (now FT Labs) is known for cutting edge web apps.

    At 10:30am to 11:30am, Saturday 2nd June

    In Drawing Room, Bletchley Park

  • Delight and surprise - Making the most of the user's data on Android

    by Matt Oakes

    Smartphones provide a massive amount of data for application developers. You can get the users contacts, location, photos of their friends and a whole range of other useful information.

    This talk will look at how you can use the data to save the user work and sometimes surprise them!

    It will dive fairly deeply into data usage on Android, including looking at content providers, the media framework and intents. There will be some code to explain how to use these features, however it should also be suitable for non-developers who want to know what's possible on the platform.

    At 10:30am to 11:30am, Saturday 2nd June

    In Ball Room, Bletchley Park

    Coverage slide deck

  • Demystifying OAuth

    by Ernesto Jiménez

    Ok, you are using OAuth. Do understand it or just use a OAuth library? We'll talk about what OAuth is, what it has to offer, what are the key differences between version 1 and 2, and some of it's drawbacks.

    At 10:30am to 11:30am, Saturday 2nd June

    In Music Room, Bletchley Park

  • How are mobile payment innovations disrupting commerce?

    by Saul Zukauskas

    In this session we will cover most recent trends in mobile payments industry and how are they changing face of commerce. Online and offline.

    At 10:30am to 11:30am, Saturday 2nd June

    In Marquee Tent, Bletchley Park

    Coverage video

  • Extreme Citizen Science - from Noise-Monitoring near Heathrow to Illegal Poaching Monitoring in the Congo Basin

    by Muki Haklay

    The session will be covered the developments within the Extreme Citizen Science group at UCL.

    We will introduce the mobile activities that we are developing, following the successful Citizen Cyberscience Summit in February. The talk will cover the deployment of WideNoise - a noise monitoring app, the development of locational game in London Zoo and the testing of a prototype of illigal poaching monitoring app that will be use by non-literate hunter-gatherer community in the Congo-basin.

    We will discuss future extension of the apps to include sensors in the environment and integration with SMS.

    To find more about the Extreme Citizen Science group, see http://www.ucl.ac.uk/excites and follow us at @ucl_excites on Twitter. Muki Haklay can be followed @mhaklay and on his personal blog http://povesham.wordpress.com

    At 11:30am to 12:30pm, Saturday 2nd June

    In Marquee Tent, Bletchley Park

  • Fund Raising with an Android Enigma Machine Simulator

    by Craig Heath

    Session content will be chosen by attendees; available topics include:

    - How to operate a World War II Enigma machine
    Live demo of our app, also of a completely compatible paper model using Pringles tubes!

    - Can mobile apps effectively raise money for charities
    Our experience of the returns from various revenue sources

    - How bad is Android fragmentation and how best to deal with it
    Analysis of device form factors seen on Google Play, and what that tells us about an optimal testing strategy

    - What mechanical cryptography can teach us about today's security software
    The theoretical key length of Enigma is not so different to modern ciphers, yet it was broken without computers, what should we learn?

    At 11:30am to 12:30pm, Saturday 2nd June

    In Music Room, Bletchley Park

    Coverage slide deck

  • Making Money from Apps

    by Kieran Gutteridge

    You have an app in the market, what are some options and tips to actually monetise it, some numbers and tips I have found useful in the last few years.

    James Parton wrote it up when this talk was first delivered at OpenMIC.

    Kieran is co-founder of Intohand, and a techy involved in mobile since the dark days of Java Mobile. He now delivers apps for a wide range of clients and devices.

    At 11:30am to 12:30pm, Saturday 2nd June

    In Drawing Room, Bletchley Park

  • Rapid Prototyping ‘Internet of Things’ Applications with mbed

    by mbed Microcontroller and Chris Styles

    Chris will talk about the interfaces featured on the mbed Microcontroller and the online libraries that support them. He will provide an informative walkthrough of using the mbed platform to prototype MCU-based designs, from interfacing a simple sensor, to building 3G ‘Internet of Things’ applications. Attendees will receive an informative summary of MCU-based development to get kick-started with their cloud-connected embedded designs.

    Exclusive Technology Preview
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    At OTA we will be previewing libraries for interfacing the mbed Microcontroller to the Vodafone K3770 USB 3G Dongle, and we are looking for beta testers before official public release. To find out more, and register your interest visit http://mbed.org/vodafone

    Come Hack With Us
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    We'll be bringing along a bunch of mbeds, sensors, servos and stuff to develop your own project with. We'll have a number of hackstations setup for the entire event, so drop by to get developing! #mbedatOTA12

    Question Mark?
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    Throughout the show and the talks, we'll have our SMS printer setup so you can ask questions and give feedback. SMS: 07554 351934

    At 11:30am to 12:30pm, Saturday 2nd June

    In Library, Bletchley Park

  • Young Rewired State

    by adam mcgreggor

    What Young Rewired State is, what it's about, why it happens, how it happens, why you should get involved (if you're not already), how it works, and the festival of code.

    Questions and Answers.

    At 11:30am to 12:30pm, Saturday 2nd June

    In Ball Room, Bletchley Park

  • Creating AR apps using HTML5 and JavaScript

    by Philipp Nagele

    In this session we will cover the fundamentals of Augmented Reality on a smartphone and how to create Augmented Reality content (games, location finder,....) based on web technologies (JavaScript, CSS, HTML).

    Download the free Wikitude SDK from http://www.wikitude.com/develope...

    At 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Saturday 2nd June

    In Drawing Room, Bletchley Park

  • CTRL - Interactive music installations using Pure Data

    by Ragnar Hrafnkelsson

    CTRL is an interactive music installation that offers visitors detailed control over a piece of music, allowing them to make endless unique remixes without any need for musical knowledge. By touching and tilting two simple handheld devices, remixers are able to add effects, manipulate the mix, play solos and much more.

    The installation is programmed in graphical dataflow language Pure Data, using Arduino for detailed control of DMX lights. Visitors will have a chance to experience fresh ways of interacting with music, as well as a peek inside the technology behind it.

    At 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Saturday 2nd June

    In Library, Bletchley Park

  • ePatient 101: An Introduction to the Asymmetrical World of Technology and Healthcare

    by Mark A.M. Kramer

    The attendees of this session will explore how ePatients are harnessing the power of mobile technologies and services to take control of their medical/health-care. Furthermore, this session will highlight the apparent asymmetries of technology usage emerging in "modern" Western Medicine.

    At 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Saturday 2nd June

    In Ball Room, Bletchley Park

  • Introducing the Open Data Institute

    by Hadley Beeman

    Last week it was announced that the Open Data Institute would work to incubate small businesses that seek to exploit the potential of Open Data. Hadley Beeman of the UK Technology Strategy Board will present this unique approach to encouraging entrepreneurial development around open data.

    At 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Saturday 2nd June

    In Marquee Tent, Bletchley Park

    Coverage video

  • Off the Hooks: User-Centered Development in a Mobile-First World

    by Ben Werdmuller

    Now we're using mobile handsets for things like payments and banking authentication as well as calling, messaging and email, they are becoming extensions of our identities on and offline. New kinds of social applications are possible, that are unique to a mobile-first world. What are the advantages, and what are the pitfalls, of this kind of approach?

    At 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Saturday 2nd June

    In Music Room, Bletchley Park

    Coverage write-up

  • Closing Keynote: From Citizen Science to Open Science: the Road Ahead

    by Francois Grey

    Over the last decade, the Web has opened up all sorts of obscure scientific research to public participation. Mobile devices are extending the range of citizen science even further, literally putting a small laboratory into everyone's hands. That's great for citizens, but what exactly does it mean for science? Is this trend the beginning of a revolution or just a massive PR stunt? What exactly is Open Science, and what role does citizen science have to play in it? Trying to answer these questions, with concrete examples, is what this talk is about.

    At 2:30pm to 3:00pm, Saturday 2nd June

    In Marquee Tent, Bletchley Park

  • Hack Demos and Prize Giving

    Watch our fearless hackers demo their creations in 90 seconds.
    Then, prizes!

    At 2:50pm to 5:00pm, Saturday 2nd June

    In Marquee Tent, Bletchley Park

    Coverage video