Landmark event appsmarathon.eu indicates the start of the mobile development era in Belgium.
The appsmarathon.eu event, organized by MobileMonday Brussels, will remain in the memory for a long time, because it has crystallized in one evening the hopes, doubts and enthusiasm of a new wave of Belgian mobile developers. Just the market numbers on Smartphone in Belgium -presented in exclusivity – was such a defining moment showing a conversion trend from normal phones to smartphones (over 113% growth in last 7 months alone).
The event was a technology show-case in itself:
In the room 6 different screens providing animated videos, two twitter walls beaming the tweets that were coming from the audience and from outside. Three cameras, a robust SDSL network and a streaming team provided a quality internet stream of the event viewable on PC, iphone and Android . An open wifi hotspot enabled the 200+ audience to tweet without limits. Presentations and demos were beamed on the screen.
410 unique visitors stream ( ¼ via iphone)
206 mins of content by 22 speakers
A present audience of 200
750 tweets (and more after the event)
80 foursquare check ins
The atmosphere has been captured in some tweets, using tags like #respect #fun #great #got to meet @personA and @personB
In the online feedback questionnaire, the presentations from Koen Delvaux and Serge Jespers came out as top. The noise level in the room was seen as a negative element. Suggestion for later event is to look at more interactivity like providing a Q&A session, and moderating the twitterwall.
The presentations and videos are online at /presentations #appsma with some presentations already viewed over 700 times.
Press (first page of national magazine La Libre) and blog reports related the event as well as Twizz radio. Links: