Is high time we published the results of the questionnaire we have sent some time ago to participants.
We have received 75 answers. This is 50% of the attendees so I believe result of the poll should be accurate.
Is great to see that 91% of the people have positively assesed the conference.
We believe that Forum76 was a good host for the conference and you also shared that opinion.
Some minor issues were reported though in the open questions:
- Foyer was not spacious enough
- There was a noise from the other room (especially in the dark side)
- Technical details should be secured before the conference (cables and video signal quality)
We have to admit that we could do better job in placing information inside the building. Perhaps some kind of map would be a good idea for the next year.
Conference rooms and presentation assignment
We are glad that feedback was generally positive. Some people did not liked assymetric capacity of the rooms. This impression have been strengthened by unfortunate assignment of some presentations which result in overcrowding in the dark side and vacuum in the force room. We promise to select more wisely next year.
The conference organization
We had few aspects that you did not liked. First of all, places to eat lunch were located too far away. Secondly we set a lunch break too short and many of you have been late for the after lunch sessions.
T-shirts & gadgets
Most of you have assessed this items very high. For us, T-shirts are symbols of the community conference so we will continue with that next year!
The contest is not easy, you have to publish 5 application for Windows Phone 7 platform in the market place until the end of year 2011.
You can see all presentations they have recorded during our conference.
Please also visit their new webpage and see what initiatives they support.
Thank you for your cooperation mobiledeveloper.pl.
There are already few early reports from the battlefield published on the web. If you know some others please let us know and we will update the list.
First by our filming crew: http://www.mobiledeveloper.pl/articles/mobilization-raport-z-pola-walki
MobileDeveloper.pl youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/mobiledeveloperpl
Łódź showed real hunger for the initiative. We have been visited by 147 people (including speakers and sponsors). This means that only about 20 people did not show up! This is really amazing result as for free conference. Additionally, live broadcast by inspire group has been visited by 108 unique visitors.
This audience saw 13 presentations on Android, Windows Phone and iPhone and due to absence of one of the speakers a last minute presentation about being Agile in corporation.
We would like to express our gratitude to all the speakers for their effort and time. They spared their Saturday and many days before to prepare their presentations. For sure they have planted lot of inspiration in the hearts of those who enjoyed their shows.
This event would not have started without a trust from our sponsors. Natural born sponsors were companies we work in: Cybercom, Mobica and TomTom. Teleca is another company from Łódź who supported the effort. Besides those companies we got support from firms outside of Łódź namely: Norbsoft (Warsaw), QNH (Wrocław), Sii (Warsaw + more), HQSolutions (Warsaw).
In the after party we got about 20 people and got some immediate feedback about the conference. I believe we have avoided major flaws. In few days we will send some questionnaires to assess how many of you liked the event, should we continue next year, what must be improved etc. We will publish the results after we will process them internally.
We have started preparing this conference in August this year. That month we defined success as 100 visitors and 8 presentations.
147 people and 13 presentations is far more than we imagined and yes we did that in 2.5 months.
Enormous thanks to people who decided to visit the conference, see the presentations and spend Saturday with us.
Finally, I would like to thank all the people who supported us through the painful (but enjoyable) process of organization of this conference. Our wives/partners who shared the stresses together with us. Our friends who decided to privately donate the conference, offered help, ideas.
As the last word please remember that the pain is only temporary, the victory is forever.
Mobilization.pl is almost ready! We have just checked live streaming and audio systems in the venue. Everything works great! See you tomorrow at first mobile conference in Łódź.
There will be wi-fi connection available during the conference. The password will be posted on the wall (real wall not Facebook one ). We will provide some power supplies so you could charge your smartphones or laptops.
Remember that there will be live streaming from one of the halls. Please check that address tommorrow if you cannot come in person.
Looking forward to see all registered people mobilized at 9:50.
Please be on time not to disturb our first speaker.
Mobile conference – should have a mobile application – our conference has even two applications!
First made by HQSolution, you find in Google Market: https://market.android.com/details?id=pl.hqsolutions.mobilization
Second application is made by Andrzej Stasiak – member of JUG Łódź https://market.android.com/details?id=org.mobilization.schedule. This application is shared on github under https://github.com/endrus/MobilizationSchedule so you can build it on your own.
Big thanks for the creators!!! Show your interest by downloading them from the market.
We advise you, that Łódź undergoes some heavy construction in the middle of the city and Łódź Fabryczna station is closed. Trains go to Łódź Widzew or Łódź Kaliska stations and buses (PKS) end routes at Łódź Kaliska.
Please mind that we nor Forum 76 do not provide any free parking spaces but you should be able to find a place nearby. More details here.
Sii big company from Poland has decided to join the mobilization. We warmly welcome our new silver sponsor ? Sii sp. z o.o.
Sii is one of the leaders within the field of rendering services from the area of IT as well as from the field of modern technologies. Sii support clients within the scope of advisory, analyses as well as testing, development of software, infrastructure management as well as system integration and maintenance. Sii execute various projects for leading companies upon the Polish market from the banking and finance sector, as well as insurance, telecommunications, power supply industry as well as heavy industry and FMCG. more…
Some days before, due to generosity of Poznań Java User Group the banner for our conference (Mobilization.pl) was placed at the top of the http://www.jug.poznan.pl/ page.
It immediately caused increased number of visitors and queries from potential sponsors and a nice proposal for an Android presentation.
Thanks for your support, community!