We took a little breather over the holidays (okay, it’s well past the holidays). It was a really busy 2011, perhaps the busiest year since we started this thing in the pre-iPhone days.
Thanks to all the volunteer organizers who made this past year of Mobile Monday Boston possible! A special shoutout to Itay Sharfi and Maggie Taylor for keeping the wheels on the bus and to Rhonda Billings for organizing our first 5-city tour, Sheena Chandok for our first 7-city tour, Keith Erskine for Mobile Camp, Kevin Wiant for NFC Boston, Sarit for her accounting savvy, Elana for her organization skills, and many many others.
We’re also grateful for the generous sponsors who have allowed us to keep Mobile Monday events free.
We’ll be mixing things up a bit in 2012, not least because I’m adding a new member to my family and will be pretty busy. Here’s to another great year for mobile!
Founder/Organizer, Mobile Monday Boston
A Recap of 2011
November 7th, 2011: Boston NFC and Mobile Retail Event
Aditya Khurkejar – Director Business Development, Verizon
Patrick Gauthier – Head of Retail Services Product Marketing and Business Operations, Paypal
Jeff Miles – VP business Development, NXP
Russell Harty – Senior Vice President Sales, Retail Division; Ingenico
Sponsors WHERE, NXP, Avnet
October 17th: Building Successful Mobile Web and Native Apps in the Enterprise
Gene Signorini of Yankee Group, Joe Ferra of Fidelity Investments, Matt Foell of PNC Bank, David Nguyen of Putnam Investments, Faraz Syed of DeviceAnywhere
September 12th: Mobile Games Demos
Speakers: Boston Globe, Gigantic Mechanic, Mocospace, New World, Colony, Games4Language, MediaMob, Hitchery, TheTapLab, Gradient Studios
May 9th: MIT Museum Mobile Startup Showcase
Exhibiting companies: Airtime-Manager, the arugula, BlueTrain Mobile, Brass Monkey, BrewGene, CaptureCode, ChatTrack, Coloci, Dolnk Animation & Drawing, EverTrue, EveryFit, iJukebox, Jnctns, KangoGift, MobiFlex, Modo Labs, Parkme, Plug, Rocketmind, Socrative, Speedbump, Spot, Tap ‘n Tap, Tapatalk, TapWalk, The Tap Lab, TourSphere, TweetsByPhone.com, Unbound Commerce, VoKnow
Sponsors: MoMIT, Winter Wyman, ICS, Endeca, Pyxis Mobile
April 11th: Mobile Enterprise
Speakers: Thomson Reuters, Pyxis Mobile, Nuance
March 28th: Mobile Networking with MassMobile and DrinksOnTap
February 19th: Mobile Camp
Samuel Chow, Co-Founder of MobyFab / Fred Spencer, Professional Services Manager at Appcelerator / Jesse Liberty, Senior Program Manager in Microsoft Developer Guidance / Ram Iyengar, Telecom Systems Management Program, Northeastern University / Steven Kursh, Executive Professor of Finance and Insurance at Northeastern University, Elio Maggini, Principal Software Engineer at Cengage Learning, Stephen Bourdeau, Tech Lead for Mobile Engineering at TripAdvisor, Matt Gross, Founder of Mobile Monday Boston / Imram Malek, Games at Mocospace / Al MacDonald, Co-Founder of Bocoup /Pascal Rettig, Owner of Cykod, Greg Raiz, Founder of Raizlabs, Thomas Classen, North America Business Development Manager at Wyless, Ramesh Kumar, Managing Partner, ZakiPoint, Muthu Arumugam & Siva Subramanian, MTIKS, Harsha Jattani, Astute BioSolutions
Sponsors Nokia, MoMIT
January 31st: Mobile Demo Night
Speakers: Fivespark, Goby, PapaProducts, Parallel Cities, ComicStrip, Appswell and Hashable
Sponsor Charles River Ventures