Inaugural Mobile Monday London: November 7th…

UPDATE
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If you have arrived here by searching for MoMoLondon, let me be completely clear, this is not the site of MoMoLondon!

If you are planning on going to Mobile Monday London,

  1. please do go and join the group/mailing list at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/momolondon/
  2. Visit and bookmark the nascent official site: www.mobilemonday.org.uk
  3. Make sure you PRE-REGISTER on the mailing list

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I’ve just been on a conference call with the group that are starting up the London ‘branch’ of the Mobile Monday events. If you’re not familiar with them, then they have been running ideas, debate and networking events about mobile technology, business and culture around the world for a few years.

The first London Mobile Monday (or, MomoLondon) will take place on the 7th November at Vodafone’s offices on the Strand in central London from 6pm. N.B. YOU WILL NEED TO PRE-REGISTER FOR SECURITY REASONS! Visit the MoMoLondon Yahoo Group for details.

The theme was tentatively set as “Connecting the physical and digital world” – with topics such as location-based services, optical code reading and some others to be agreed.

One of the messages that came out loud and clear from those participating on the planning call was that it should be idea-rich and powerpoint-light.

Yay!

Also, it was stressed that what interested most people was to move forward the thinking as a whole at the intersection of business, technology and user-experience.

One other idea that was strongly supported was trying to get academic and industry research in the mix – so that we finally can move on from the “Joe arrives in a new city and wants to find his nearest pizza” use cases…

Personally, I’d like to see the definition of the mobile discussion stretch outside of just cellular – to personal media players, connected game decks (anyone from Sony London Studio still reading??) and ubiquitous computing.

From a very selfish viewpoint, I’d like a monthly event about mobile tech, design, business and culture that I looked forward to, so, I’ve tried to mail a few folk I know who work on designing user-experience for mobile to get them roped in, and hopefully posting here, cast the net a little wider and get more user-research and design folk involved.

Here are the details of the group if you’d like to join:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/momolondon/

The main driving purpose is of course to get together those in working on mobile digital stuff to talk, drink, swap ideas and have a laugh. Please do pass this on to people you work with if they would be interested, and hopefully see you soon at one of the MoMoLondons…

0 comments
  1. I’m ex development and now in recruitment. I still like to keep my finger on the pulse. There are a few people I’m trying to bring along as well.

    I would like to see conversation around the concept of social mobile gaming, ability to play via bluetooth, as you say, REAL location based services😉
    also, I wuold be interested to hear where we stand with real convergence on mobile technology. Been in a few debates about this and would like to have more😉 If all goes well, I’ll definately be there.

    Rgds
    Matt

  2. mark simpkins said:

    None of the people involved are from the old Wap Wednesday crew are they? Used to enjoy that meeting but it was always a bit light on ideas and more pitch and VC.. Sign of the times i guess.

    Hopefully see you there.

    mark,

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