Weekly tech agenda: MobileBeat, Gettie Awards, TED Global

During the week of July 12 inventive and original ideas will be presented by some of the most creative minds in the world at TED Global in Oxford, UK. In San Francisco, CA, influential leaders from some of the top technology companies in the world will speak at the third annual MobileBeat conference about the latest technologies and the operating systems powering them.

MobileBeat 2010
July 12-13
The Palace Hotel
San Francisco, CA, USA

The third annual MobileBeat conference is a two-day event focused around the future of the "superphone". The event covers new device form factors such as tablets, 4G phones, HDTVs, and connected devices, plus the operating systems that power them. An influential list of speakers from companies such as HP, Samsung, RIM, Yahoo, Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, Google, Twitter, Nokia and Facebook will discuss the mobile ecosystem. The Gettie Awards and MobileBeat's startup competition will be held alongside the event.
http://events.venturebeat.com/mobilebeat2010/
http://www.gettieawards.com/

TED Global 2010: And Now the Good News
July 12-16
Oxford, UK

TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a non-profit organization that aims to spread ideas in the interests of global knowledge and inspiration. The annual TED Global conference is an event that showcases ideas and projects from the most creative minds in the world. Speakers at TED Global will explore the theme of "And Now the Good News", uncovering the vivid stream of good news, ideas, science, technology, art, and ways of thinking that is often obscured by today's sensationalist headlines. The short, inspirational talks will be broadcast on the internet for free over the coming months and years.
http://conferences.ted.com/TEDGlobal2010/

OSCON
July 19-23
Portland, Oregon, USA

OSCON (short for Open Source Convention) is an event that covers the entire spectrum of open source - including software, applications, cloud computing, products, and services. There will be hundreds of sessions, hands on demos, practical tutorials, keynote presentations, an expo hall showcasing the latest open source tools, services, projects and products, plus one on one time with open source developers, hackers, and experts.
http://www.oscon.com/oscon2010/public/content/about

Black Hat USA 2010
July 24-29
Las Vegas, NV, USA

The Black Hat USA conference provides attendees with useful and relevant information about the most pressing internet security issues currently found across the world. The event aims to alert people of the possible threats and suggest viable solutions to combat any foreseen security issues. Conference goers are treated to a series of lectures, hands-on sessions, training workshops and keynotes.
http://blackhat.com/html/bh-us-10/bh-us-10-home.html

SIGGRAPH
July 25-29
Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Computer graphics, technology and art collide at the 37th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH). Fans of computer graphics and interactive techniques will be able to gather information from the world's leading experts about the future of digital art and multimedia. The latest gadgets, hardware software and technology will also be presented at the event that is expected to attract more than 25,000 professionals.
http://www.siggraph.org/s2010/

DEF CON 18
July 30-August 1
Riviera Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, NV, USA

DEF CON is a hacker and technology convention that has roots going back to 1993. Whilst the event is brimming informative talks on hacking, computer games, security and computers, the event organizers reveal that some people "never touch a computer at DEF CON." Instead, they go to the event to take part in the infamous coffee wars, WiFi shoot outs, robot and art contests, TCP/IP contests, movie marathons, warez trading, awards ceremony or the Black and White Ball.
https://www.defcon.org/index.html

Search Engine Strategies San Francisco
August 16-20
Moscone West
San Francisco, CA, USA

The Search Engine Strategies (SES) conference and expo details the ins and outs of search engine marketing, website optimization, link-building tactics, pay-per-click advertising and landing page testing. SES San Francisco will play host to speakers from SearchEngineWatch, LinkedIn, Yahoo!, Microsoft, comScore, AOL Inc., ABCNews.com, CNN, Google, Augment Reality, and CBS Interactive, as well as over 100 companies taking part in the SES Expo. The SES conference runs concurrently to Connected Marketing Week which will take place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA.
http://www.searchenginestrategies.com/sanfrancisco/

 

 

Arts and Entertainment
Wolf (Nathan McMullen), Ian (Dan Starky), The Doctor (Peter Capaldi), Clara (Jenna Coleman), Santa Claus (Nick Frost) in the Doctor Who Christmas Special (BBC/Photographer: David Venni)
tvOur review of the Doctor Who Christmas Special
News
peopleIt seems you can't silence Katie Hopkins, even on Christmas Day...
Arts and Entertainment
Left to right: Stanley Tucci, Sophie Grabol and Christopher Eccleston in ‘Fortitude’
tvSo Sky Atlantic arrived in Iceland to film their new and supposedly snow-bound series 'Fortitude'...
Arts and Entertainment
Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald in the Doctor Who Christmas special
tvForget the rumours that Clara Oswald would be quitting the Tardis
PROMOTED VIDEO
Life and Style
ebookNow available in paperback
ebooks
ebookPart of The Independent’s new eBook series The Great Composers
Arts and Entertainment
Call The Midwife: Miranda Hart as Chummy
tvCall the Midwife Christmas Special
Sport
Laura Trott and Jason Kenny are preparing for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow
sport
Arts and Entertainment
Sir Bruce Forsyth with Tess Daly in the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special
tvLouis Smith wins with 'Jingle Bells' quickstep on Strictly Come Dancing's Christmas Special
News
news
Arts and Entertainment
tv
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

ES Rentals

    iJobs Job Widget
    iJobs Gadgets & Tech

    Ashdown Group: Moodle Developer (PHP ,Linux, Apache, MySQL, Moodle)

    £35000 - £45000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Moodle Developer (PHP ,Linux, Apache...

    Recruitment Genius: Web Developer

    £17000 - £30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is a fantastic opportunity...

    Recruitment Genius: Junior .NET Web Developer - Winform / MVC

    £21000 - £26000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This Award-winning pharma softw...

    Recruitment Genius: Senior Java Developer

    £30000 - £45000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A Senior Java Developer is requ...

    Day In a Page

    Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

    'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

    Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
    Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

    Ed Balls interview

    'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
    He's behind you, dude!

    US stars in UK panto

    From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
    Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

    Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

    What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
    Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

    Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

    Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
    Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

    Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

    Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
    Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

    Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

    Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
    Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

    Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

    Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
    Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

    Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

    Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
    Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

    Autism-friendly theatre

    Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
    The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

    The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

    Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
    From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

    Panto dames: before and after

    From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
    Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

    Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

    Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
    Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

    Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

    Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
    The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

    The man who hunts giants

    A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there