Spring is almost upon us. It may not feel like it for those who live in or around the Fargo-Moorhead area as the weather forecast is calling for more snow and unseasonably cooler temps the next few days. Spring always seems to be the season for conferences as well. And if you are looking for a conference focusing on mobile here are a few options.
This year marks the first year for Fargo to have a mobile conference. Midwest Mobile Summit will be occuring 4/28-4/29 in downtown Fargo. Sundog is a gold sponsor of this event and we have a couple of our best presenting. Since this is their first year, I am unable to comment on it but based of of what I have seen, there will be some really good information presented here.
The regional conference is Mobile March Twin Cities. Mobile March TC is slated for next week, 3/21. Myself and three other Sundoggers will be headed down to learn all about the new mobile trends and directions. I was able to attend Mobile March TC last year and there was a lot of good information. They have a number of different tracks (strategy, gaming, business, and development) so no matter what your poison is, you should be able to find it here. Any information I ascertain at Mobile March TC next week I will be sure to relay here on this blog.
Google I/O. If you are familiar with any kind of tech, I’m sure you are familiar with Google I/O. Google I/O is a developers conference where you can go learn about best practices with Google products and also learn about new services or different and better ways to utilize their services. This year Google I/O is 5/15-5/17. Being an Android developer at heart, mobile and Android is what I will really be looking for at the conference. That is not to say that I am not excited to learn more about the other services. I anticipate bringing back some information that I can really use with upcoming projects. During the conference I will also be keeping up to date with the blogs about new information I learn at the different sessions. All-in-all this spring should be a good time going to the various conferences and broadening my horizons.
I will leave you with a bit of fun pertaining to Google I/O. If you are familiar with Google I/O, you know that it can be very difficult to get a ticket as it is a mad rush of people trying to sign up when they open up registration. I was lucky enough to make it through the checkout process but I know a number of people that were not so lucky. Here is what it felt like yesterday trying to register: