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Mobile BarCamp London!

In case you haven't yet heard BarCamp for Mobile developers is now up and ready for sign up's!  Yep you heard it here!  (and I heard it from BlogNation UK Mobile and now we all know!)

You can sign up for the event here!

I look forward to seeing some of you at the event!

Posted On Tuesday, August 7, 2007 5:45 PM

Mobile & Wireless Specific Jobs Board
If you're looking for mobile and wireless technologies jobs you could try looking on the www.wirelessmobile-jobsboar... they have loads of jobs in all sorts of areas. I was e-mailed earlier today with the details and thought the site was worth letting people in the mobile industry know about. It's the first Mobile and Wireless specific jobs board that has come to my attention. Good on them for getting it up and running ......

Posted On Monday, July 9, 2007 5:42 PM

Mobile Food for Thought!
Tony Fish of AMF Ventures recently blogged about bothered 2.0, the issues of Mobile and the internet. It seems to be that Tony has a few different ideas on mobile to some of the big boys like Google and he sees one of the big barriers for the key players as being identity. The reasons for this.... identity information is something that most online companies are trying to get out of people, I mean how many different sites do you have to log onto when you want to do something, how many different usernames ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 29, 2007 8:39 PM

Carnival of the Mobilist hosted @ M-Trends this month
Rudy is hosting the Carnival of the Mobilist. If you like mobile stuff and you want to know what's been going on in the industry this month then this is a lovely quick and easy way to catch up on it all. Go and take a peak! And here are three bonus links for finding the Carnival via my site: Application Compatibility Forecast for NETCF v2 sp2 MSN Mobile beta - Call for Help! SwitchProfile - change profiles on your smartphone automatically ......

Posted On Monday, March 12, 2007 8:29 PM

Fon = Free Wifi = Free Router 1st Birthday Deal!
I've been keeping an eye on Fon, the wireless networking company who are building up an open access wifi network. It's a great idea and one that I am interested in seeing work around the UK. As it is Fon's first birthday they are offering free Foneria wifi routers to the first 2500 people who sign up for it. The offer is open til the end of March. I've just ordered my one! Totally free and makes so much sense! To access the deal go to their website here! (the uk link is at the bottom of the page... ......

Posted On Thursday, February 8, 2007 8:59 PM

A confession from a girly geek!!!
I have a confession to make! It's going to be shocking to anyone who knows me well and knows what I think of Microsoft SmartPhones and HTC.... (not usually a fan!) This time however things are a little different. A friend of mine sent me an HTC S620 and I'm actually finding it really great to use. Everything is just really usable, the keyboard is small and easy to use, and the numbers are in an obvious place. The only thing that I can't seem to find (possibly due to never using them much before) ......

Posted On Thursday, December 21, 2006 10:04 PM

Mobile User Experience (MEX) Conference Looking Interesting
I've just read through the MEX Conference Manifesto and I can definately say it's got me all excited and I am hoping that great things will come out of it! It's definately long overdue for the operators, developers, hardware manufacturers and users sat down and talked over the whole mobility thing! I would be delighted to attend the event and I think it will be an informative event full of interesting insights, so long as the right people are in the room to make changes and decisions from it! It's ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 13, 2006 10:44 PM

Little bits of Mobility
Well now that the girl geek dinners are finished for the year and DDD4 has been done, I am back looking at what is going on in the mobile space. With Le Web 3 on this week and not being there I thought I would see what is being discussed. The first thing that was brought up today in light of the event was Rudy De Waele's recent article about mobile and the web 2.0 phenomenon. The article makes for an interesting read and touches on a few subjects close to my heart. Mobile 2.0 vs Web 2.0 and the differences ......

Posted On Monday, December 11, 2006 7:20 PM

Mike Hall Exclusive Give Away!!!

Mike Hall, will be autographing Windows CE 6.0 evaluation CD's at the Windows Embedded Booth at 12:00... there will also be an exclusive give away of Mike's speakers shirt!  Which will be autographed by the Embedded team that are out here today!!!

If you are interested or know someone who will be desperate to get it then you HAVE to be there!  Flog it on e-bay... do what you like with it... ;)

See you there...

Posted On Friday, November 10, 2006 8:52 AM

TechEd Europe 2006... Day 1
OK so I am sat here in the speakers lounge at TechEd Europe 2006 and have been talking to all sorts of people from Microsofties to independent Consultants. I was chatting away to Mike Hall and we were saying that we should do some sort of little chat or question and answer session on mobility so if anyone has any burning questions that they would like Mike to try answering I will see what i can do... just post them here and we will go through them. The other thing is I have the access to all the ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 7, 2006 1:19 PM

MoMo Barcelona
OK so I was at the Barcelona Mobile Monday event. It was on at the same time as the one in London and the content of it proximity marketing. By that they seemed to only suggest the use of Bluetooth as the only current form of proximity technology. Unfortunately there weren't any new ideas coming out regarding the use of RFiD and such in devices to do proximity communications. I had also hoped that they would put something out about mobile to mobile communications and viral marketing via mobility. ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 7, 2006 1:11 PM

MoMo Barcelona here I come
With any luck I should be in Barcelona by this time tomorrow and have signed up to attend Mobile Monday in Barcelona. As much as anything I am curious to see how much of the London ethos has found it's way over to the Spanish city. Last year Barcelona was fortunate enough to host the World 3GSM Congress and they will be doing so again this year, as such I have high expectations for the Barcelona branch of MoMo. It will be interesting to meet a few of the organisers and attendees to see if they are ......

Posted On Sunday, November 5, 2006 11:49 PM

Posts of notable interest recently
I have been pretty busy over the past few weeks and feel as though I have been neglecting my mobility stuff, but I have noticed a few things of interest around online. Some have been pointed out to me by others and some are just useful things that I find interesting. So here goes: There was a Microsoft announcement earlier this week about Windows Communicaiton Foundation support for the Compact Framework. This is an area that I am quite interested in because although Microsoft have brough out .Net ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 1, 2006 10:44 PM

TechEd Europe and ITForum 2006
I'm off to TechEd Europe and ITForum 2006 in November and I'm wondering who else is off over there! From what I understand the two events have very different audiences, the geeks and the techies will be at TechEd and the IT professionals and architects will be at ITForum... Hmmm... so what is the difference between the ITPro and the Ubergeek? Surely they have the same aims? Who knows... maybe I will find out more when I am there! Look out for the girly geek dinners that are going there both weeks, ......

Posted On Sunday, October 15, 2006 12:52 PM

A new blog just for the girly geeks
It was pointed out to me that my "mobile blog" has a lot of "girl geek" stuff on it and is becoming interlaced... as such a friend suggested that I should have an additional blog just for the girl geek stuff. Well I sat and thought about it this evening and it does make a lot of sense. I am hoping that it won't stop as many people hearing about the girl geek stuff and this is my only concern with splitting them apart as 2 seperate blog sites. For now however the new site is Girly Geekdom and for ......

Posted On Thursday, October 12, 2006 10:40 AM

Hands On Lab: Multi-threaded applications with the .Net CF
I was full of hope with this hands on lab that it would give some hints, tips and best practice on how to do good multi threading applications and unfortunately it was just the absolute basics of creating a mobile application and doing thread joins and aborts. Nothing much about handling race conditions best and nothing much about best practice at all. I am hoping that other hands on labs will be much better. I have earmarked a couple to go to so I will keep my fingers crossed. The sessions themselves ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 6, 2006 3:24 PM

MEDC Europe: Intro into CE6
Mike Hall chaired this session on Windows CE 6 and what it was really all about. I am just going to do bullet points on this one as I would be here all day otherwise and most of the info is around on the net anyway! CE6 is a: real-time system (MS do not guaruntee end to end safety cases) Increased footprint size Micro second Real time New XFat file system -> Compatible with standard Windows OS Removed the 32/32 process limit and increased it to 32k/32k (via the new kernel) New Virtual machine ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 6, 2006 12:34 PM

Zindoo by Nubiq
Well I thought i would have a look at another new mobile offering tonight. And it looks like this time it's some software from the Irish company Nubiq which is a spin off company from Telecommunications Systems Software Group (TSSG). Last month they launched their first product Zindoo. ”Zinadoo is targeted at the average individual/organisation and doesn't require any programming skills. There are also many text based services around the site which users can customise to meet their needs and ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 10, 2006 3:32 PM

SQL Everywhere supported on Compact Flash!
Microsoft announced to me today that they are now supporting SQL Everywhere and SQL Mobile on Compact Flash cards. This is a big step forward from them. It opens up the SQL Everywhere database to run on enterprise devices and on some of the more obscure Windows CE style devices that can run directly off of a Compact Flash card. I found this out by trying to get to the bottom of a piece of documentation in MSDN about SQL Everywhere stating that Microsoft would not support implementations of the database ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 27, 2006 3:39 PM

Technokitten hosted The Carnival of the Mobilist on Friday!
Helen Keegan (Technokitten) hosted this week's Carnival of the Mobilists which is a round-up of this week's writing on mobile from the blogosphere. There have been a couple of entries included about Mobile Web 2.0. I was fortunate enough to be one of the chosen articles! There is also a whole lot of other information on there so if you'd like to take a look, then you'll find the post and the links to the various articles here. If you're interested in contributing to the Carnival in the coming weeks, ......

Posted On Monday, April 10, 2006 12:38 AM

Socialtext launched Miki (mobile wiki)
Just been looking through my rss feeds and I HAD to let everyone know about Miki! The new mobile wiki solution from SocialText. Why... because I was only talking to some people on Monday evening about mobile wiki's not yet really being here. I think that is one step closer to web 2.0 hitting the mobile! What do you say Mobile Monday people! Ross and I chatted quite a bit last time he was in London at wiki wednesday about this and it looks like he finally managed to get a workable solution so I have ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 5, 2006 9:11 AM

Mobi-Mashup (Anyone in the UK fancy it?)
Hi people.. I was at Mobile Monday earlier this week and something that came up was that devs here in London would quite like to get together over a few drinks and do some mobile dev stuff and work together to solve issues in the industry and maybe bypass some of the issues that the OS and the network operators cause. If you fancy catching up over a drink, with your laptop this weekend in London or know somewhere really good that would work as a venue that is free and doesn't mind us hooking upto ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 5, 2006 12:59 AM

10 Reasons for Girl Geeks to go to Conferences and 10 reasons why they don't!
You don't have to queue for the bathroom… the guys do! He he he! You get noticed. You can get away with asking those questions that all the guys are desperate to ask but daren't in case they look stupid. There are no expectations placed on you re: level of technical depth. (other than probably doesn't have a clue… which is always good coz you can make the idiots who think that change their minds in seconds ;) ) You can get the best of the freebies by being a cheeky girly geek! Make the ......

Posted On Friday, September 22, 2006 12:26 PM

Why you should talk at Developer Developer Developer Day No 4!
Developer, Developer, Developer Day (DDD) is all about technology and the community! As a valued member of the technology community it is your duty to participate and shape the community as you see fit (assuming you are available on the 2nd December and are near Reading in the UK!). This means that you should take the opportunity to teach others and learn from those others around you. (Are you listening Mr Dave "SOA" Oliver!) Many people who do talks at DDD are nervous about talking in front of ......

Posted On Monday, September 18, 2006 10:04 AM

Barcamp London 2nd & 3rd Sept
Hey People, The wiki is now open for attendees to register for BarCamp London. You can sign up on the wiki here! It is being held in the Yahoo office on Shaftesbury Avenue and is looking like a good event. Also look out for the geek dinner the night before on Friday 1st September and on the Monday there is the Women in Science and Technology meet up organised by none other than Sarah Cook. And not to mention the next girly geek dinner coming up just before that... wow... it's going to be a busy few ......

Posted On Monday, August 7, 2006 2:24 PM

Women in Mobile - My Profile
Rudy from M-trends did a little interview thingy with me as one of the women in mobility.  Lots of questions and a few long answers... if you want to have a look feel free.  You will find the transcript here.

Posted On Friday, August 4, 2006 4:51 PM

Install Issue with SQL Server 2005 Notification Services
I had an issue yesterday with SQL Server 2005 installation of the Notification services. The error that I was getting was: - COM Plus Catalog Requirement (Warning)MessagesCOM Plus Catalog RequirementIf SQL Server Setup fails, Setup will roll back the installation but may not remove all .manifest files. The workaround is to rename the files and then rerun Setup. For more information, see How to: Work Around COM+ Check Failure in SQL Server Setup. Well I did as the article said and this didn't help ......

Posted On Thursday, August 3, 2006 9:12 PM

SQL Mobile with SD and CF Cards: Good Idea or Not?
OK so I have been having a play with SQL Mobile (Recently re-named with the CTP as SQL Everywhere) for working on a device from a CF card. Now there is a nice little note in the MS documentation for SQL Mobile: Note: "SQL Server Mobile installation works only on the main memory of a device. If an attempt is made to install SQL Server Mobile on SD/CF card, then SQL Server Mobile installation does not work." SQL Server 2005 Mobile Edition Books Online Then I found an article about how you can actually ......

Posted On Monday, July 31, 2006 10:59 PM

The Misfortune of Mobiles!

Well I found out today that it's not just my little mobi that is dead, Steve Clayton - who jinxed my baby mobi - has managed to break his oh so fantastic ;) Smartphone!  It looks like he jinxed himself at the same time. 

It must be that time of the year... I wonder how he managed to break his mobile... I hope he didn't drop his in a puddle too...

Posted On Monday, June 19, 2006 4:56 PM

Me and my Mobi!
Well after putting that post up on smartphone mobiles, I obviously jinx'd myself... either that or Steve Clayton did... To cut a long story very short, my poor little mobi that I love so much ended up in a puddle of water! I don't think it has survived at all... it turns on but the keys don't work. Poor little mobi! So now I am back with my old XDAII. So far no one has managed to get me onto Smartphone and with being on the XDA I'm back off of Symbian at least for a while... I wonder what will be ......

Posted On Saturday, June 17, 2006 8:21 AM

A little known fact about me and Smartphones
Well after a few conversations with people at the MEDC I suddenly realised that although I don't own a MS Smartphone and never have, I probably never will go out and buy one... It is not as though they don't look smart and stylish but I just can't get to grips with their interface. For me it is just not usable. I don't like the input methods, I hate browsing the web on them, and configuring them for vpn access to collect e-mail... need I say more... Anyway... I am now awaiting the day that a Smartphone ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 13, 2006 12:07 AM

Mobile Events London June
So far Mobile related London Events are planned as follows: Event Name: Swedish Beers Mobile NetworkingWhen: 6:30 PM, Wednesday 14 June 2006Where: United KingdomJoin us at The Nordic Bar, Newman Street, London W1 for an informal drink and a chat about mobile courtesy of our sponsors at Admob (http://www.admob.com) Event Name: Mobile MondayWhen: 6:00 PM, Monday 5th June 2006Where: Sun Microsystems, CBC, Regis House, Ground Floor, 45 King William Street, London, EC4 A map can be found here: http://groups.yahoo.com/gro... ......

Posted On Monday, May 29, 2006 8:25 PM

What is personalisation to you?
A lot of companies are beginning to put a lot of emphasis on personalisation of software, systems and even hardware. I guess the question at some point has to be asked, what is personalisation to the individual? Surely personalisation is something different to each individual. It is not always about the stylisation of information, or even how that information is portrayed but also to some degree also about the way the systems are used, or even how you interact with the hardware. There have been a ......

Posted On Monday, May 29, 2006 10:01 AM

Off over to Nice: MEDC Europe
I'm off over to Nice on Friday for a bit of a break from things and also for the Mobile Embedded Developer Conference, Europe. I guess I will catch some of you over there to catch up and also to share ideas etc. If you are going to be over there then do let me know. I will be in Nice from 2nd - 11th June. I will be out training for London to Brighton whilst I am out there, so long as I can manage to find or hire road bike that has look pedals on it. (for cleats... need practice with my road shoes) ......

Posted On Monday, May 29, 2006 9:33 AM

London to Brighton 2006!
Please Sponsor Me for the British Heart Foundation London to Brighton Bike Ride on the 18th June 2006! Once again I am doing the British Heart Foundation London to Brighton Bike Ride. It's 54 miles of cycling across country with 2 big hills and one really big one! I'm just starting to train for it now, as I really want to get up all the hills first time. No stopping and no walking. Unlike last year where I didn't have a choice coz people kept stopping in front of me. I would really appreciate any ......

Posted On Monday, April 17, 2006 11:36 PM

MoMoLondon Round-Up
Mobile Monday was great fun and it was rather interesting seeing things from the other side. Being on the panel talking about Mobile Web 2.0 there was an obvious difference between points of views on even what mobile web 2.0 is. I guess we are all entitled to our own points of view and that to each and every one of us it is uniquely different. I tried to get as many developer points across to Vodafone on data cost, api's and location services being made available. Unfortunately it was a little difficult ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 5, 2006 10:20 AM

Mobile Web 2.0 (Discuss!) (part 2)
Well Mobile Monday has been and gone... I did sit on the panel and we did discuss Mobile Web 2.0. In the second part of this Mobile Web 2.0 discussion I'm going to just make a few points that I think got lost in the discussions on the panel and give a bit of reasoning behind them. As I said before I believe in mobi-web 2.0 which is new innovative mobile solutions that break through the boundaries of the mobile issues such as multiple operating systems, multiple devices, languages etc. I also have ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 5, 2006 10:01 AM

Mobile Monday: Web 2.0 in the mobile Space - Discuss
Well it looks like I will be on the speakers panel at Mobile Monday this coming Monday (April 3rd 2006). There will be a series of discussions going on about the Mobile Web 2.0 stuff... So what I am going to suggest to everyone is come up with your Mobile Web 2.0 key words before Monday and I will see what I can do about getting them into the discussion... they have to be somehow related to mobile web 2.0... lets see what we can come up with... In fact if you want to participate in the Q & A ......

Posted On Thursday, March 30, 2006 6:40 AM

Prove that you are a geek! (if you dare!)
Go on... prove it! I'll start... I can prove that I am a geek because... I code in my spare time. I don't hate watching a computer screen 24/7... I love gadgets! I adore the latest and greatest softwares! I want to own my own software development company one day! Did I happen to mention that I loooooove coding... I am a problem solver I love challenges You struggle to drag me away from my computer or mobile! Oh and by the way I love coding! I have used Linux (I can't say it's my favourite OS but ......

Posted On Monday, March 27, 2006 11:10 PM

Too Many New Products
I am having one of those months where I have so many different things that I want to investigate, play with and learn and so little time to dedicate to them that I feel like I am neglecting my technology roots! (Bad Sarah!) However as I did say a few days ago, I am going to be making a conscious effort this weekend to get back to some of it. So what is on my list of stuff to sit and play with: 1. Playing with Windows Mobile 2005 and interfacing to SQLMobile. 2. Reporting the many bugs that I seem ......

Posted On Thursday, February 16, 2006 8:59 PM

Developer Developer Developer Speakers Needed!
It is coming back to that time of the year where the developer developer developer day speakers can put themselves forward to talk on technical subjects. Now I am going to go out on a whim here and suggest specifically to the female technolgists and professionals out there with experience to come out and put themselves forward as speakers. Now the reason I say this is that at the last event there were very few female speakers and something that is apparent is that the females in IT are very good ......

Posted On Thursday, February 16, 2006 7:33 PM

Mobile Web 2.0 (Discuss!) (part 1)
OK well I got into the beginnings of a discussion with Daniel Appelquist this evening about how we go about defining the Mobile Web 2.0 movement. The first question that came up was do you mean mobile-web 2.0 or mobile web-2.0? So to define... I think there are 2 parts to this discussion, firstly web 2.0 in relation to mobile devices (mobile-web 2.0)i.e. the extensions of web 2.0 applications to mobile devices, and secondly the mobile version of web 2.0 (mobile web-2.0) i.e. the recent distinct steps ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 22, 2006 10:18 AM

DDDIII talk - Choose my subject & title!
If you would like to see me do a DDDIII talk at Developer Developer Developer in Reading in the summer then this is your chance to suggest a subject and title for me to talk on. Bear in mind it must be technical and ideally on a subject matter that I know well (or one that I could learn well in that time!) Please post your suggestions. The one that I think will be most suitable I will put forward in a weeks time. (or the one that everyone says yes do that to I will put forward) ......

Posted On Saturday, March 11, 2006 12:35 PM

Ultra Mobile PC's (UMPC's)
Well everyone knows all about the over hyped evil Origami PR and marketing campaign. And no I am not going to talk about that. All I will say is next time don't over hype things, it just leads to disappointment and extremely high expectations from users which have no foundation! What I am going to talk about here are a few potential issues that we should be considering with battery, CPU and screen limited devices such as the UMPC. The issues that will arise with Ultra Mobile PC's (UMPC's) that will ......

Posted On Thursday, March 9, 2006 11:18 PM

Mobile Devs @MoMo = No (apparently!)
It became quite clear at Mobile Monday in London this week that the one group that aren't welcome at Mobile Mondays are the developers and from talking to the people who were there it has become obvious that they aren't seen as a welcome addition. Not to name names but one person said "Why would we want the developers there, all they do is moan about everything.". My response was that they could help to suggest solutions that aren't just purely software solutions. Once again this comment fell upon ......

Posted On Thursday, February 9, 2006 9:26 AM

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