A month ago, we announced BubbleConf 2012 Amsterdam, a conference for IT tech startups we’re organizing with Nedap and Teixido on design, development, legal aspects and experience sharing. This conference provides the opportunity to learn about many aspects of starting up a tech company, to grow your skill set if you already have a company, and to expand your network. This is made possible by our array of prominent speakers but also through contact with numerous other like-minded people.
BubbleConf 2012 will be held in the monumental Tuschinski theater and we’re pretty excited in making this the best conference ever held in Amsterdam. Don’t forget to get your ticket today to enjoy the early bird discount as this offer will only run for a limited time. The early bird offering has been extended and will in fact end on August 2nd so don’t miss out.
As outlined in our initial blog post, we will be blogging about setting up a conference of this size as well as announcing a new speaker on a weekly basis.
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This week, I have the great pleasure of announcing Enrica Masi and Andreea Chelaru from the renowned Frog as speakers at BubbleConf! Those familiar with the Steve Jobs biography will undoubtedly already be familiar with Frog as they have arguably played an important role in designing some of Apple’s earlier computer cases.
Enrica is an Italian interaction designer at Frog Amsterdam with an industrial design background from the Technical University of Delft. She has a passion for information design and visual thinking. At Frog she is a visual storyteller where she designs experiences by telling stories.
Andreea has been involved in high profile projects around mobile music, teleconferencing and contact center software. In her work, she values understanding the users, their instincts and patterns of behavior and always designs compelling solutions with real people in mind. Andreea holds a Masters in Interaction Design from Interaction Design Institute Ivrea, a reputable school set up by former Royal College of Art and Stanford faculty, together with members of the industry coming from IDEO, Nokia, Orange, and Hitachi.
We believe that design encompasses much more than just showing beautiful visuals; we believe it should deliver a great experience as well and Enrica and Andreea believe that story telling plays a crucial part in that. As such, their talk will focus on sharing some techniques in how one can achieve this and in the process encourage visual thinking in an everyday context, or in their own words: “Our everyday lives are the best examples of stories. Visualizing a few objects can tell a whole story”.
With Zed Shaw, Juanma Teixido, Laurent Sansonetti, Anton Zykin and mr. Egin Lengton already announced, that brings our number of announced speakers to 6 with about 2 left to go! Stay tuned for next week’s announcement!
Andreaa Chelaru (Frog Amsterdam)
Andreea has been involved in high profile projects around mobile music, teleconferencing and contact center software. In her work, she values understanding the users, their instincts and patterns of behavior and always designs compelling solutions with real people in mind. Previously, Andreea was part of a core team in Nokia responsible for bringing touch interactions to mainstream products, working directly on Nokia’s first successful touch phone (5800 express music) which was sold in 13 million units worldwide. She was also one of the three people who started up the Helsinki office of Fjord Design, where she worked for clients such as Nokia, Yahoo, Nokia Siemens Networks, Vodafone and F-Secure. Andreea holds a Masters in Interaction Design from Interaction Design Institute Ivrea, a reputable school set up by former Royal College of Art and Stanford faculty, together with members of the industry coming from IDEO, Nokia, Orange, and Hitachi.
Enrica Masi (Frog Amsterdam)
Enrica is a 25 year old Italian interaction designer at Frog Amsterdam with an industrial design background from the Technical University of Delft. She has a passion for information design and visual thinking. At frog she is a visual storyteller where she designs experiences by telling stories.
mr. Egin E. Lengton (LengtonLegal)
mr. Egin Lengton (42) is owner of Lengton Legal; a company specialized in ICT and law. Lengton specializes in Internet law, copyright law, trademarks, ICT-contracts and licenses, general terms and conditions, e-commerce, privacy law and cloud computing. He is a consultant for SME’s and start-ups in the ICT business. Lengton is also a part time lecturer at Arnhem Business School (a HAN University of Applied Sciences faculty) and (co) author of various study books.
Anton Zykin (SoftFacade)
Anton is the CEO and cofounder of SoftFacade, an interaction design and development firm that creates beautiful and memorable experiences– mobile apps, websites and everything in between. Everything that SoftFacade produces can be described with the only word –”WOW!”. Anton believes that good design is what people can use and enjoy using.
Laurent Sansonetti (RubyMotion)
Laurent is the founder of HipByte, a software tools startup that recently launched RubyMotion, a toolchain for iOS development in Ruby. He worked at Apple for 7 years as a senior software engineer, on both iLife and OS X. A long time rubyist, he created and still maintains the MacRuby project. In a previous life, he worked on IDA Pro and was an active contributor to RubyCocoa and GNOME.
Zed Shaw (Learn Code The Hard Way)
Zed A. Shaw is a prolific programmer who recently gave up coding for various startups, governments, universities, and mega-corps to work on a small business helping people learn to code. His “Learn Code The Hard Way” series has been read by over a million people from all over the world. This is really all an excuse to get to play guitar whenever he’s not writing.
Juanma Teixidó (Teixido)
Juanma Teixidó, award-winning Designer since 1994 spent the last 10 years co-founding and building agencies from the ground-up. Since then his client base grew to include Nike, The United Nations, Nedap among others. These days you can find him on Twitter chirping about all things design.
…and about 2 more epic speakers to be announced. Stay tuned, as we’ll be announcing a new speaker every week.
BubbleConf is going to be attended by people who are actively looking to invent the next big thing since sliced bread. They are highly motivated developers and designers working on startups that may very well turn out to change our way of living. Sponsoring this event provides your company with a unique opportunity to reach out to these startups and connect with them from an early stage on out. It also allows us to make this event even more epic than we’ve already got in the works.
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