Weekly tech agenda: international pre-orders for iPad, FutureEverything
Friday 07 May 2010
During the week of May 10, international consumers will be able to start pre-ordering their iPads. Innovative minds from around the world will gather at the FutureEvertything festival in Manchester, England to discuss and explore ideas that will enrich our lives in the future.
International pre-orders for iPad
Various locations globally
Apple will unveil international pricing for the iPad and will commence taking pre-orders for the device.
After 15 years running as the Futuresonic festival, the event has been re-branded as the FutureEverything festival and is celebrating a full program that includes "world premieres of astonishing artworks, an explosive city-wide music program, and visionary thinkers from around the world across 4 festival strands - Art, Music, Ideas and Showcase." FutureEverything encompasses a conference about future ideas and technologies, the Fab Lab Art Challenge, a city debate that will explore the future of Manchester, an awards ceremony and a host of satellite events and workshops that help people to creatively explore ideas that will enrich our lives in the future. In 2009 the festival drew 75,000 visitors.
Future of Web Design Conference
The Future of Web Design Conference is a three-day intensive web learning event. Attendees will discuss future design trends on the web, attend in-depth workshops and get one-on-one advice about their projects from a panel of top designers. The event covers topics such as "how to get started with CSS3," "advanced HTML5," "accessibility in web design," "iPhone interface design," "learning to love humans: emotional interface design," and "how to run a successful web design business."
San Francisco, CA, USA
Google I/O is the company's largest developer event of the year. The intensive two-day event focuses on development for Android, Google Chrome, Google APIs, GWT, App Engine, and open web technologies. The event will feature 80 sessions and more than 100 demonstrations given by some of the more than 3,000 developers expected to attend the event. It's the place to talk with the engineers building the next generation of web, mobile and enterprise applications.
New York, USA
TechCrunch Disrupt is a three-day, single-track conference that unites technology innovators, leaders and users to discuss the changing face of today's media and technology. The event covers all facets of today's technology trends, from real-time social networking and software in the cloud to tablet computing, smartphones and rich media platforms. To present these subjects TechCrunch Disrupt organizers have chosen a healthy lineup of speakers from companies such as Google, Glam Media, betaworks, Facebook, foursquare, Square, AOL, Blippy, GigaOm, Boxee, ChatRoulette, and Gowalla. In addition to panel discussions, keynotes and roundtable conversations, attendees will be entertained with the Startup Battlefield launch competition.
Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre in Darling Harbour
The Australian edition of the world's largest digital IT and telecommunications event, CeBIT will take place in Sydney, Australia. CeBIT Australia is hailed as the country's largest ICT exhibition (but is only around a 10th of the size of its parent event, CeBIT in Hannover). CeBIT Australia is a focal point of an additional series of events (including AusInnovate, eHealth, eGovernment, Enterprise, National Broadband Network and WebForward) that will run concurrently to the exhibition. More than 550 exhibitors and 37,000 delegates are expected to attend CeBIT Australia in 2010.
June 1 - 5
Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall
The 30th edition of Computex Taipei is organized by Taiwan External Trade Development Council and the Taiwan Computer Association. It is now the largest computer exhibition in Asia, second in the world only to CeBIT in Germany. Many large computing firms have research and development centers or production factories in Taiwan and they come to Computex Taipei to launch their new products. Almost 120,000 visitors attended Computex Taipei in 2009 to see products and services from over 1,700 exhibitors.
Internet Week New York
New York, USA
Internet Week New York is a week-long celebration of the internet and its community of users within New York. For the third year organizers are inviting anyone and everyone who's interested or involved in the internet to participate in this open event. More than 20,000 people are expected to attend the diverse array of 125 events associated with Internet Week New York this year including the Opening Night Party, the Yahoo! Provoke Summit, Ignite NYC, IAB's Innovation Days, Twtrcon, Mashable Media Summit, plus panels, exhibitions and parties hosted by official sponsors HP, IAC, Microsoft and Pepsico.
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