PalmSource Inc. announced the speakers and sponsors of the annual PalmSource Euro DevCon taking place on 28-29 September 2004 at the Hilton Park Hotel in Munich, Germany. Hosted during the city's famed Oktoberfest celebration, this two-day conference is the forum to learn best practices for making applications smartphone-ready, uncover revenue-generating opportunities for wireless devices and over-the-air delivery of applications, and get a sneak peek at PalmSource's new smartphone OS.
The conference will feature speakers from the PalmSource executive team and industry leaders including:
David Nagel, president and CEO, PalmSource, Inc.;
Larry Slotnick, chief products officer, PalmSource, Inc.;
Vesey Crichton, vice president of EMEA, palmOne, Inc.;
Tyler Nelson, vice president of global business development, RIM;
Richard Hanscott, vice president, business development and partnerships, Orange; and
Confirmed Euro DevCon 2004 sponsors include Palm OS licensees Aceeca, palmOne, Inc. and Tapwave; Palm Powered Mobile World partners Orange, PalmGear, RIM and Telefonica Moviles Espana; and mobile content partners Handango and Pdassi. Other sponsors include IBM, Techneos Systems and Palm OS Ready Partner Freescale; and media partners Der Entwickler, International Developer and PDA magazine.
The company says the highlights of the PalmSource Euro DevCon 2004 include:
Pre-conference Palm OS Basic Training, a "boot camp" for developers new to Palm OS. The boot camp will take place the afternoon of Monday, September 27 with PalmSource engineers providing an introduction to programming for the Palm OS platform.
In-depth sessions on the Palm OS Developer Suite, the latest PalmSource development tools for 68K and ARM-native software development.
A state-of-the-art Hardware Lab, providing developers with "hands-on" access to a complete line of Palm Powered devices to test their applications.
Detailed presentations from senior PalmSource executives and other strategic partners covering technical and business trends in the wireless device and smartphone markets.
The Meet our Partners roundtable sessions, offering developers the opportunity to interact face-to-face with leading Palm Powered Mobile World operators and infrastructure partners, Palm OS licensees, and other PalmSource partners.
The New & Notables Program, providing a vehicle for developers to introduce new Palm OS applications and promote their solutions to key customers, partners and press.
The Euro Powered Up Awards, created by PalmSource to honor the most innovative and successful applications from the European Palm OS developer community. Winners will be announced at the conference and awards will be handed out in the following categories: Wireless/Over-the-air, Enterprise/Productivity, Games/Entertainment and Multimedia.