BeMyApp Mobile Games Edition
Friday, February 8, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 10:00 PM (PST)
San Francisco, CA
BeMyApp WeekEnd is a three-day mobile app development competition taking place around the world since June 2010.
Hackathon with a spirit, BeMyApp aspires to promote an encounter between imagination and execution, where competition and collaboration go hand in hand.
Registered idea generators are given 1 minute to pitch an app concept to the audience on day one. Attending engineers and designers vote and preselect the best ideas that will be developed into applications during the weekend. Teams are formed around the most promising projects and the competition is on. By Sunday evening, all competing teams should have a working prototype to demo in front of a panel of Judges.
This special BeMyApp Mobile Games edition is open to all platforms - both native and html5 apps - and will take place in 3 cities simulatenously: San Francisco, Paris and Berlin.
Judges in each city will nominate the best local app to continue in the finals and a 48hrs worldwide vote will be launched to determine the Global Winner.
THE WINNING TEAMS IN SF WILL BE AWARDED:
THE GLOBAL WINNER WILL BE AWARDED:
* The Licenses are non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for their monetary equivalent
David Rangel - COO at Corona Labs
David has over 14 years of experience in the software and Internet industries as a founder, investor, and executive. He is currently COO at Corona Labs, where he heads up all marketing, business development and operations. Previously, he was the founder and CEO of Daily Gourmet, Director of Merchant Services at Groupon and a Principal at MK Capital, an early stage technology venture capital firm. David was also a Group Manager with the Corporate Strategy Group at Microsoft, where he worked for 3.5 years and led teams developing new growth opportunities in the US and China. A native of Mexico, David has an MBA from the University of Chicago and degrees in Computer Science and Economics from Northwestern University.
Dave Carroll - Director of Developer Evangelism at Salesforce.com
Ann Burkett - CEO and Co-Founder at Game Dojos
Ann is a game developer who joined the game industry with Macromedia Shockwave.com where she worked on some of the worlds first hit browser based casual web games. She and partner Liran Nuna eventually formed their own game development company. Together they worked on social and mobile games for the local school system and companies such as Crafted Fun, Quizmonster, Zynga. After having prototyped the hit game "It Girl" which morphed later into "Top Girl" on mobile, Ann's partner stayed on at YouWeb and their small dev company concluded with a reasonably happy ending. Ann founded the HTML5 Developers Conference, Bay Area Game and App Developers Group, Games.js, SF Mobile Dev and chairs the Silicon Valley IGDA. Ann is also starting development on another game.
Iker Jamardo - Vice President of Engineering at Ludei
Mario Tapia - VP of Publisher Development at Grantoo
Mario Tapia possesses more than 15 years of experience in computing and leading-edge technologies. He started his career working in the Military R&D division of Boeing, known as the Phantom Works. Mario has launched mobile data products at AT&T Wireless, T-Mobile USA, Disney Mobile, Danger Inc. and other mobile startups. His list of clients for strategy consulting includes South Korea Telecom Intl., Cell Japan, and Nokia. Mario is very active in the Wireless community, he is founder of Mobile Monday Seattle and Los Angeles, a Global Wireless Industry Group. Mario holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from California State University at Fresno and has completed post-graduate work in Engineering at the University of Washington.
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