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Schedule: Open Mobile Exchange sessions

Monday, July 21

Future signals and current opportunities at the nexus of the open source and mobile communities

OMX, the first-ever O’Reilly Open Mobile Exchange, is for everyone involved in building out the open source mobile space, including platforms, standards, applications, hardware, integration, browsers, location, and services.

This full day of insightful conversations, demos, technical presentations, and panel discussions brings together innovators from a broad swath of perspectives and backgrounds to share ideas and foster new thinking across technologies. As the Web becomes one of the most crucial components of extending the mobile opportunity, this event explicitly seeks to bridge web apps and mobile functions.

To submit ideas for speakers, topics or suggestions that will help shape OMX at OSCON, please send them to: omx-idea@oreilly.com

The Open Mobile Exchange is an interactive meeting ground for:

  • Programmers and developers
  • Business developers
  • Product managers
  • Technologists and hackers
  • Enthusiasts and implementers
  • Entrepreneurs

Moderated by GigaOM’s Surj Patel, OMX happens on Monday, July 21, in conjunction with the first day of the tenth anniversary OSCON. Be the signal—join us for a many-to-many conversation at the intersection of business, technology, the Web, and open source at the O’Reilly Open Mobile Exchange.

Location: F150/151 Level: Novice
Surj Patel (Sharp Laboratories - America), Raven Zachary (Small Society)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 3 ratings)
This opening talk frames the opportunities, challenges, and unexpected directions mobile is going--and where it's taking us as a society. Read more.
Location: F150/151 Level: Novice
Jim Zemlin (The Linux Foundation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
Jim Zemlin the chair of the Linux Foundation shares some insight on the future of the open mobile platform and its benefits to business and the FOSS community. Read more.
Location: F150/151 Level: Novice
Jason Grigsby (Cloud Four)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
More often than not FOSS software is used to create code for commercial projects. Gaining recognition as a ground breaking and eye opening analyst, Jason talks about the new explosion of opportunity in the "Mobile Web" and how FOSS advocates out here can help to support and profit from them new boom. Read more.
Location: F150/151 Level: Novice
Stefano Maffulli (Funambol)
Average rating: **...
(2.50, 2 ratings)
This presentation discusses how we have entered a new golden era of mobile apps and how mobile open source enables developers to rapidly deliver compelling new mobile services for the mass market. Read more.
Location: F150/151 Level: Novice
Jennifer Minor (Vernier Software & Technology)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 6 ratings)
Jenny Minor takes through a case study of developing a mobile data product from concept, to initial hardware and tool chains to final product. The pain points, the learnings and the outcomes are all explained for your learning and future application. Read more.
Location: F150/151 Level: Novice
Prakash Narayan (Sun Microsystems)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 3 ratings)
Zembly is a hosted platform with which you can quickly author widgets, iPhone apps, Facebook apps, etc. from your browser. Learn how zembly is revolutionizing the authoring of social applications by introducing a paradigm of participation around live, editable code. Read more.
Location: F150/151 Level: Novice
David "Lefty" Schlesinger (ACCESS Co. Ltd. )
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
This session will provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of the architectural principals and components of the LiMo Platform. The LiMo Foundation embraces a “collaborative source” development model whereby its platform reflects a combination of frameworks developed and contributed by LiMo member companies as well as by the Open Source community. Read more.
Location: F150/151 Level: Novice
Benoit Schillings (Trolltech, a Nokia Company)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 3 ratings)
Nokia acquired mobile linux pioneer Trolltech. Benoit a founder and CTO of Trolltech talks about the future of Mobile Linux and more importantly Nokia's plans for QT , the desktop , the mobile and how you can access the tools and code to start your own projects. Read more.
Location: F150/151 Level: Novice
Chris Blizzard (Mozilla Foundation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 4 ratings)
With the boom in mobile internet, the new Mobile Platform may be the mobile browser. Mobile Browser expert and developer Chris Blizzard takes us on a journey through the mobile browser landscape, covering all major players and focusing a few more details on Mozilla and their proposition within the mobile landscape. Read more.
Location: F150/151 Level: Novice
Ben Leslie (Open Kernel Labs)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 4 ratings)
From Android, GNOME Mobile (and friends such as Maemo, Moblin, OpenMoko), and OKL4 (including Linux on L4) to ACCESS Linux Platform and LiMo, expert practitioners will take the stage to compare and contrast the growing number of platforms crowding the mobile field. Read more.
Location: F150/151 Level: Novice
John Forsyth (Symbian Software Ltd.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
What happens when the worlds most popular smartphone OS decides to go open source? John Forsyth from Symbian will outline the road ahead as the operating system on millions of handsets becomes open to developers around the world. Read more.
Location: F150/151 Level: Novice
John Todd (Digium Inc. )
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 3 ratings)
Many of the open platforms for mobile are making a serious ommission. The Voice Channel. The phone is very good at handling voice and users are comfortable with it as a communication channel. In this Session John Todd, the lead tech evangelist for Asterisk looks at how you can develop for voice services off the handset and on the network using Asterisk and similar platforms. Read more.
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