mmconf

Short report

On 18-19 April 2013, I attended Mobile Mobile Conference in Kraków, Poland.
Organizers called it the most mobile event for developers and designers. I cannot have doubts about that.

What can you read on the official MMConf website?

MMConf is a fun little event for developers, designers,
and creatives brought to you by Applicake, the team behind the legendary European Rails Conference Railsberry.

If you love the world of mobile and – just like us – don’t like sitting still all the time, you can’t miss MMConf! It’s going to be cross-platform, people-centric and hopefully really inspiring.

I can totally agree with these words. MMConf was really inspiring event. In addition, it was real international event with the speakers like: Brad Frost, Jeremy Olson, Danny Greg, Bolot Kerimbaev, Sascha Pallenberg (www.mobilegeeks.com), Matteo Manferdini, Robert Virkus (Enough Software), Aitor Garcia Rey, Zach Holman (GitHub), Jana Boruta, Matt Thompson, Steven Hoober, Brian Suda, Patrick Leddy, Pratik Patel, Robin Christopherson, Sam Soffes and Patrick Broman (Product owner for iOS Spotify apps).
Despite of these great people, I could hear a few interesting lightning talks.

Agenda

Below, you can see detailed agenda of the event, which is, in my opinion, very interesting. Different talks shown various points of view, which we can have, when we discuss about mobile technology.
I could hear both about technical topics, design and about philosophical approach in the talk of Robin Christopherson titled Technology – The Power and the Promise. This proves, that almost every area of the mobile world, concerning technology and people, was covered. In my opinion, talk about Going big with mobile was quite interesting, because mentioned topic has its reflection in practice in Spotify applications. I could hear, how Spotify transforms its architecture while growing up and reaching more people. One of the talks was about Sensors and sensibility where human was compared to smartphone and smartphone was presented as an organism. It’s unconventional point of view, which is worth considering. There were also talks about marketing and mobile friendly web. In addition, speakers mentioned some future technologies like perceptual computing, brain controlled devices, etc. In addition, I got to know some interesting information (or fun facts) like fact, that Rovio failed with their about 50 mobile applications before they released Angry Birds and that it takes 30 milliseconds to send ping around the globe which is equal to the time of sending information from “sensor” (part of the body) of blue whale to its brain.

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Organization & impression

Conference was organized in The Museum of Municipal Engineering (pol. Muzeum Inżynierii Miejskiej) at Św. Wawrzyńca 15 in Kraków, Poland. Location of the event emphasized its unique atmosphere. Everything was very well organized with attention to details in friendly and inspiring environment.

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Food was delicious!

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Pictures are borrowed from instagram.com/mmconf and mmconf.com.

Summary

MMConf was very well organized event with great speakers touching different areas of mobile technology. I can honestly say, that it was one of the best mobile events in Poland and this was one of the coolest conferences I have ever attended. I would totally attend the next edition.

In addition, all of the talks performed during the conference will be available on Vimeo by the end of the May 2013.
You can keep checking MMConf profile at: https://vimeo.com/mmconf. Promotional video, summary of the 1st and 2nd day are already there.

Below, you can see short video material from the 2nd day of the conference.

MMConf Day 2 from MMConf on Vimeo.