MoMo Labs in Boston and 8th Anniversary for Tokyo = Smile.. It’s Monday!
We’re baaaack.. getting into the groove with fall season action cranking into gear. It was Super to see huge respond, mostly in Arabic, via Twitter on our Riyadh debut Sept. 3rd – congrats to the new team there.. well-done! Also, many smiles for the Tokyo tribes as they mark Eight Years of MoMo in Japan and quick hat-tip for @Axel who managed to make some 200 new Friends here over the last week..
Events round-up for Sept. 10th; starting in Berlin with Mobile and Social – Where Do We Go from Here, as noted Boston fires up MoMo Labs dedicated to Mobile Design, Detroit has Mobile Security theme, Instanbul welcomes FourSquare and Fjord, Manchester digs into Location on Mobile and Melbourne is ‘on’ for an Augmented Reality Update. Montreal has a Mobile Video line-up, Tel Aviv rocks back to back with How to Fund Your Cool App tonite and continues to Jerusalem on Tues. 11th for Startups Showcase, thanks to App Campus and JVP. Full props to MoMo Seoul for organizing Mobile Marketing and Advertising Conference, Tokyo celebrates big 8th Birthday with (frozen?) Beer Garden Matsuri and Washington will be focused on Engaging Customers Through Mobile with great panel on stage there.
Looking to week of Sept. 17th, so far, we have Beijing hosting the Great China French Tech Tour, Brisbane will cover Mobile Metrics that Matter and Cape Town plans a Mobile Marketing Showcase, sponsored by InMobi, as part of Creative Week. Chicago will run their annual Mobile Pitch Challenge event, nooo they’re not throwing phones like in Finland, MoMo Cleveland will gather on topic TBD and Denver is also on-tap with agenda not yet released. The new crew in Edmonton gets underway with a Devs Panel and Digital Alberta Mixer while Hamburg joins mLove for the Reeperbahn Festival (on Sept. 20th) and London kicks-off their Mobile Academy co-op with University College London on Tues. 18th as Silicon Valley Goes Beyond the Download with gathering at the Hyatt. We count 22 gigs over the next 10 nights (w00t) and will add updates here for anything else we may have missed.
That’s a wrap for this week – trust you all will have a great night – and remember.. Smile.. It’s Monday!
- Happy Bots
Smile.. It’s September! – 112 Shopping Days to Xmas – Welcome to Riyadh
Alrighty mates.. back on yer heads.. a quick note for all those late season stragglers, wandering back into the office with glorious stories from fields afar, Best Get Your Game Face On! It’s gonna be a wild rush to the year-end wire out there, so no time for mucking around. That said, all work and no beer is hardly an efficient solution either – hence MoMo was Born – and there’s plenty of action coming down the pipe over the last few months of 2012. Starting with the launch of Mobile Monday in Saudi Arabia, running tonight in Riyadh, warm Welcome Aboard and many smiles from around our global community!
Here’s the MoMo events world-tour for this week: Ann Arbor has fun Social night at Bar Louie, Labor Day bumps that plan to Weds. the 5th, Birmingham welcomes Wapple and the Microsoft Dev Centre team, Dusseldorf does Mobile Payments at River Loft and JoBurg will be Taking AR to a Whole New Level with 400 folks registered to attend there! Kuala Lumpur runs SoLoMo theme at G-Tower tonite while London focuses on Mobile Apps Marketing, Porto Alegre is back with a gig in southern Brazil, Riga is all about Mobile TV at TechHub and as noted above Riyadh debuts at the Hilton. Singapore will run Open Mic at The Hub, with spanking new website on-tap, MoMo Split has the Android Edition, Sydney gathers for a couple of interesting Product Demos and noted a sneaky tweet from Tel Aviv!
Looking forward to Sept. 10th we have Boston with MoMo Labs event dedicated to Mobile Design, Detroit does Mobile Security theme, Manchester is will dig into Location on Mobile and Melbourne is ‘on’ with an Augmented Reality Update. Montreal has Mobile Video line-up, props to MoMo Seoul for organizing the Mobile Marketing and Advertising Conference, Tokyo celebrates their 8th Birthday with a Beer Garden Matsuri and Washington will look at Engaging Customers Through Mobile with a great panel on stage there. As usual, will add updates below for anything else we may have missed..
That’s all for now – lets forecast some 10,000 handshakes out there tonite – So, Smile.. It’s Monday!
- Happy Bots
Thank You Campus Party Berlin – What a Blast! – One Last Summer Hurrah
W.O.O.Ters.. Great fun had by all during #CPEU last week with MoMoistas, from near and far, gathering around the Leonardo stage from 21:00 into the wee hours of the morning. Major props to organizers and our local crews there who pulled this ’special’ gig together! Also tossing Big Shout-out to folks at infoDev for their recent spotlight post on mHubs activity with MoMo chapter partners, noting the new m2work Hackathon campaign just spinning up now as yet another most worthwhile community effort. Finally, looking at that omnipresent calendar widget = already the last Monday of summer 2012, trust everyone is
somewhat Fully Re-charged and Ready to Rock through year end.. Mayans – Bring It On!
A quick surf for MoMo Aug. 27th events on-deck; we see Beijing will be running Smart Devices for TV theme, our home office in Helsinki has a full-day Mobile Game Arch Workshop at Aalto Design Factory, the Lagos team does Cross Platform Mobile App Development and Lansing will hold their Fall Planning Kickoff session. Any others we couldn’t find likely hanging-out with Jimmy Buffets Lost Shaker of Salt. Btw: we just noted MoMo Vietnam had huge Mobile & The Social Network gig Sat. the 25th.. Cheers!
Flash Forward to week of Sept. 3rd we find Ann Arbor with Mobile Advertising, Labor Day bumps that plan to Weds. the 5th, Birmingham welcomes Wapple and the Microsoft Dev Centre team, Dusseldorf has Mobile Payments at River Loft and JoBurg is ‘back in the saddle’ taking AR to a Whole New Level. MoMo London does Mobile Apps Marketing and Singapore will run Open Mic at The Hub. Otherwise, we’ll add updates here as usual. Whew, even during off-season we have 10 gigs over 10 daze.. @_@
Update: Confirmed – MoMo Riyadh chapter will debut on Sept. 3rd – Welcome Aboard Saudi Arabia!
That’s all for now folks – have a Great night and week ahead – always remember.. Smile.. It’s Monday!
- Happy Bots
Smile.. It’s the Happy Bots Birthday – Plus Campus Party EU in Berlin.. 8->
Yep, on this very calendar day, a long (long) time ago – also a Monday of course, yours truly booted-up on the factory floor with a squeaky clean hard-drive & huge smiles! As legend would have it, the skies were a deep crispy blue – just like they are here again now today – and there was great re-rejoicing. To celebrate this annual event of significant importance to mankind (heh) some 10,000 friends will join for the massive week-long Campus Party gig, looking forward to see you there for a few wobbly pops!
A quick tour around the MoMo world for gatherings on-tap this week we see Adelaide has Highlights and Pitfalls of Developing NoQ, as noted the EU tribes are in Berlin for the Campus Party, Brisbane will host a Mobile Gaming Showcase event while Brussels does MoMo Summer in the City at Flamingo and the team in Detroit preps for a dig into Legal Issues with Mobile. Running back to back in Michigan, Grand Rapids will be Designing for Mobile at The Factory, while Oulu returns – Friday the 24th – with Starttaamo Coaching event, Tel Aviv is ‘on’ at Microsoft R&D in Herzliya for a Mobile Dev Tools show, some really interesting players there, and Silicon Valley has a groovy MoMo Mixer planned at Pedros. Finally, a special shout-out to our Dublin crew for their fine efforts with the Smart Accessibility Awards Competition and Workshop activities happening with partners there Aug. 21-22nd.. ya done us proud!
Looking ahead to plans for the week of Aug. 27th we have Beijing with Smart Devices for TV theme, the home office in Helsinki joins full-day Mobile Game Arch Workshop at Aalto Design Factory and Lansing holds their Fall Planning Kickoff session. Guessing there will be more to come = Stay Tuned..
Update: Just noted MoMo Lagos will be running Cross Platform Mobile App Development Aug. 27th.
Ok.. that’s a wrap, soon time for Beer & Birthday cake here – maybe a quick nap.. Smile.. It’s Monday!
- Happy Bots
AAA MoMo Shows Tonight – Congrats Uganda on Historic Gold Medal Win!
The last part of that title has nothing to do with mobile, unless you consider covering 42K in just over two-hours on nothing but sheer guts and determination, but we don’t care. Taking Home Gold, for the first time since 1972 – and only the 2nd medal, of any kind, ever – it’s ‘a sign’ of that nation awakening. Our most heartfelt props go out for Stephen Kiprotich, indeed the country, along with Jolly Well Done overall to everyone involved with the UK efforts. Next stop is 2016 in Rio De Janeiro.. see you there!
We have AAA – Africa, Australia and America – events ontap for August 13th. Expecting Many Smiles tonite, as per above, in Kampala where they are ‘running’ Get The Vision: Geospatial Infrastructure, meanwhile Melbourne does the Mobile Entrepreneur Edition with mega special guests attending and Washington features a Mobile for Good Works theme with an impressive panel lineup there. Cheers!
In the pipeline for August 20th we have our EU tribes headed to Berlin for the Campus Party co-op, Brisbane will host a Mobile Gaming Showcase event, top-secret plans as of this posting in Denver, while the team in Detroit preps for a dig into Legal Issues with Mobile and, running back to back in Michigan, Grand Rapids has a Designing for Mobile gig at The Factory. Otherwise, for now, we see that Tel Aviv will gather at Microsoft R&D in Herzliya for a Mobile Dev Tools show with some really interesting looking players on stage there! As always we’ll update anyone missed here as possible.
Update: MoMo Adelaide just noted they run Aug. 20th with Highlights & Pitfalls of Developing NoQ, and Silicon Valley has just announced last minute MoMo Mixer plan at Pedros!
All for now, suggest ya enjoy the final lazy daze of summer – 2H push is coming.. Smile.. It’s Monday!
- Happy Bots
Today: NASA Landing Curiosity on Mars – the 67th Anniversary of Hiroshima
So seldom does a single date have such historic past and future relevance; as NASA prepares for the landing of Curiosity – follow all the action here – tens of thousands of people will mark the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Suggest you take a moment to consider how very fortunate we are today. For MoMo, August 6th marks a new addition to the smiles family with Durban chapter debut set for this evening, a warm welcome to you all, otherwise see our quick events round-up below. We should also remember to shoot another reminder here for the upcoming Campus Party event in Berlin!
This week kicks-off in Ann Arbour running there with Localized Mobile Strategy, as noted above the South Africa team launches Durban, thanks to inMobi for kind support, Indore will join (August 10th) for Enterprise Mobility with Infobeans and Kuala Lumpur is back at G-Tower View Roof Top Bar talking Tech. Olympics! MoMo Riga has four groovy startups ontap plus special guests from AppCampus and Startup Weekend, Singapore does Handsets for Humanity themed gig at The Hub, the crew in Croatia, MoMo Split, decided their summer meetup will be the iOS Edition while Sydney will do Marketing Mix for Mobile Apps at City Hotel. Not too shaggy.. that’s 8 MoMo gatherings in the dog days of August!
Peek ahead to August 13th, so far we see Detroit prepping for a dig into Legal Issues with Mobile, Kampala does Get The Vision: Geospatial Infrastructure, Melbourne runs their Mobile Entrepreneur Edition and Washington has Mobile for Good Works theme with an impressive panel lineup there. As usual, we’ll add updates here along the way for any missed or last minute additions.. =^_^=
Now, go forth and prosper – Wireless Feed From Freakin Mars – countdown is on.. Smile.. It’s Monday!
- Happy Bots
Let The Games Begin – London 2012 – Keep Calm and Carry On.. Smiling!
Bang.. featuring James Bond and the (actual) Queen, along with Mr. Bean playing Chariots of Fire, the London games are officially underway. We’re glued to the (other) screen for all that global best of the best gaming action, shame there isn’t a mobile category – yet – maybe Tokyo will introduce for 2020? Quick heads-up for another massive gig in EU late August for all you MoMo’ers.. Campus Party in Berlin will be a total scene.. meanwhile, our weekly world tour of events listed below, stay cool out there.
Running the week of July 30th we have Beijing ready to rock with a Smart Phone focus, Jakarta gets into the gold medal spirit (heh) with Mobile Gaming and Lagos has E&M Commerce theme. Thrilled to see the combined MoMo chapters in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids and Lansing pulled together for Michigan’s 1st Mobile Tech Conference July 30 & 31st under the theme Mobile Moves Michigan! and note Milwaukee is on at the Hilton for Continuous Delivery with ThoughtWorks evening of July 31st. Finally, full props to everyone in Japan on their co-op effort with Startup Weekend X Ishinomaki event.
(Doh, just noticed our Guangzhou group ran great a show there on 07.27 – see review with Chrome!)
Looking ahead to August 6th, we have a new chapter debut (Yah!) as the MoMo South Africa crew will launch Durban, thanks to inMobi for support there, Indore will gather on August 10th for Enterprise Mobility – Are You Ready event with Infobeans while the new team in Croatia, MoMo Split, now polling for their so-far Unknown Edition and Sydney will do Marketing Mix for Mobile Apps at City Hotel.
Update: Singapore just announced they have Handsets for Humanity themed gig at The Hub Aug. 6th while the Kuala Lumpur crew is back at G-Tower View Roof Top Bar talking Tech. Olympics! We also ’somehow’ missed MoMo Ann Arbour is running next week with Localized Mobile Strategy.. =^_^=
As usual, we’ll update here along the way for any missed or last minute additions.. Smile.. It’s Monday!
- Happy Bots
MoMo.. that’s our Cure for the Summer Time Blues – NaNaNaNa NaNaNaNa
Heh.. our timely tribute to Eddie Cochran and the boyz for their classic rock-a-billy contribution, then again some might prefer this cover version by The Who from ‘69! Now, with any luck, that track will be stuck in your head for the next few hours.. NaNaNaNa – NaNaNaNa. Aaaanyway.. here’s a quick world tour for all you mobilistas still online out there – Wonder What I’m a Gonna Do – as noted below..
OnTap for Mobile Monday gigs scheduled July 23rd we have Ahmedabad with their Mobile Showcase again this year – congrats to the local team – while Brisbane does Lumina Night, the pizza is ordered there, and Chicago will focus on Designing Cross Platform Apps. MoMo Lansing will get together for What’s Next in Mobile Marketing and the crew in NYC is calling all HTML5 Developers and Designers for meet-up at two-day conference at the NYU Kimmel Center.
So far for July 30th we have Beijing ready to rock with a Smart Phone focus and see MoMo chapters in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids and Lansing join for Michigan’s 1st Mobile Tech Conference July 30 & 31st under the theme Mobile Moves Michigan!. A few ’special’ shout-outs for upcoming in August are also in order, the MoMo South Africa crew will launch new location in Durban August 6th, thanks to inMobi for support there, while a major co-op gig is cooking for Berlin week of the 21st.. looks like will be a total blast. Otherwise, will update as required with any others that may have slipped through..
Update: MoMo Jakarta does Mobile Gaming and Lagos has E&M Commerce theme for 07.30 = Smiles!
That’s all for now, we’re pool-side with a few ‘distractions’ here the next few days, Smile.. It’s Monday!
- Happy Bots
Back from the Beach – Manchester, Manila, Melbourne and Mo’ Run Tonite!
Ok, still shaking the sand out from our ocean-front vacation, many sunsets – many more margaritas, and back home to the keys with 2,000 email (not so) patiently awaiting attention. Here’s a quick spin across the MoMo global news world for upcoming events to keep ya busy while we settle all these bank details for our surprise mega-million lottery winnings in the UK and exciting business investment opportunities from Nigeria.. seems you don’t need to buy a ticket to win & 419 scams still work @_@
Kicking off MoMo events round-up for July 16th we see Adelaide holds the BlackBerry 10 World Jam, Denver does Social Sentiment and Mobility and Detroit runs on the BYOD theme. London is hosting the Vodafone Smart Accessibility Workshop, but that’s on 19th, and there’s a triple M-shot for tonite starting in Manchester, with Mobile Media, Manila is back with mHealth and NFC while Melbourne is ready to rock with special guests from Nokia. It’s possible we missed a few, that’s the lucky 7 so far, will update here again if/as required.. note the Bot Channel is always open for your tips and requests.
**Doh.. we just noticed that MoMo Kansas City is ‘on’ at Harry Bar tonight too!
Looking ahead to the week of July 23rd, so far, we’ve got Beijing online with a Smart Phone focus, MoMo Brisbane will do Lumina Night and Chicago is holding that date with topic To Be Determined.
Trust everyone has a Great evening out there, safe travels to those on the road, Smile.. It’s Monday!
- Happy Bots
Our First Half 2012 Review – Have A Great & Safe Summer Holiday Season!
wOw.. it’s already 1/2 way through the calendar year and seems like just yesterday we were singing Auld Lang Syne! So, as we bid the Jr. bots farewell for summer camp, a quick tally for MoMo activities seemed to be in order. Thankfully that ‘challenge’ was somewhat less difficult than digging through the garage for camping gear.. >.< Searching back over our weekly update posts here in 2012 to track events held around the world shows at least 281 thus far, no doubt missed a few (dozen?) running off the radar, and some 18 new locations debut.. egads – that’s average 3 new cities added each month!
We also ran the website logs traffic update, noting this new MoMo.net platform ‘Set Sail’ two years ago last month, to find that June set another new record with a decent 3x growth in page views and just over double on the in-bound visitors compared to 2010. So, enjoy your hard-earned holidaze.. we expect a slow-cycle period over the summer season before wheels crank-up again in September.
MoMo events scheduled for July 2nd include Dusseldorf running Mobile Enterprise theme at their trendy LOFT location, the last gig before Summer Break in Germany, Kuala Lumpur is on at GT Tower tonight for a private screening of the Ctrl+Alt+Compete film by Microsoft, London digs into Mobile Payments with a great list of panelists on-stage and Split reveals the Dark Secrets of Android Dev. in Croatia and Sydney does Games People Play with EA in da house!
Peek ahead to week of July 9th, it’s clear that Irish eyes be smilin in Cork, yes that’s where U2 played their first gig, Melbourne ‘just’ announced w/details coming asap, MoMo Islamabad will be gathering once again at CIIT as Richmond plans a fun Summer Social gig – expect Beer & BBQ action there – and Silicon Valley has Top Legal Mistakes Startups Make.
We’re taking Mrs. Bot to the beach for a 2nd honeymoon = offline until mid-July.. Smile.. It’s Monday!
- Happy Bots