Mobile Monday Seeks Apps For Aug. 8 Showcase, Sets July 11 VR Demo

DETROIT — The Mobile Technology Association of Michigan is seeking developers eager to show off their apps to a live audience in an event scheduled for the Aug. 8 meeting of Mobile Monday Detroit.

Four selected firms or individuals will get the chance to present their app to an audience of industry professionals. Each presenter will have 15 minutes to showcase their app. All presentations will answer Mobile Monday-provided questions that will help the audience gain a clear understanding of what the app does, why it was developed, and how well it’s working for those who use it.

The event begins at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8 at Research Into Internet Systems (RIIS), 1250 Stephenson Highway, Suite 200, in Troy.

The deadline for entry is Monday, July 25. Entry details may be found at http://www.gomobilemichigan.org/app-showcase-application.html. The four winners will be notified by Monday, Aug. 1.

All entrants must be members of MTAM. Those who are not members and who wish to be considered for the presentation can join online at http://GoMobileMichigan.org/Membership.

For more information, email info@GoMobileMichigan.org.

Mobile Monday Detroit is a chapter of Mobile Monday Michigan, which itself is a subsidiary of the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan. It is a mobile and wireless industry networking and education organization, and a branch of the international Mobile Monday organization. The organization has four Michigan chapters — Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Lansing — with more than 3,000 members statewide.

Mobile Monday Detroit’s July 11 meeting, meanwhile, will offer members a chance to experience augmented reality and virtual reality technology hands-on. In a change from its usual format, this event will not feature formal presentations. Instead, attendees may interact one-on-one with those providing the demonstrations to ask any questions they may have about the technologies.

The July 11 event begins at 6 p.m. at RIIS.

Giving demonstrations will be:
* Ali Al-Aasm, co-founder, Red Piston Inc., Windsor, Ontario
* Dominic Chiudioni, product manager, Vinh Chu, technology director, and Kristin Hope, marketing strategist, Pixo Group, Southfield
* Sam Harrell, media labs research director, NBC Universal, Ann Arbor
* Salvatore “Sam” Vilardi, vice president of product development, and Justin Kirkegaard, software engineer, Immy Inc., Grand Rapids
* David Pollock, managing director, Kitestring Visuals, Louisville, Ky.

Equipment available for testing will include the Oculus DK2, Google Cardboard, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Microsoft HoloLens, Samsung Gear VR, Immy NEO iC60, and more.

The event is free to attend but advance reservations via Meetup are mandatory. Make your reservation at  http://meetup.com/Mobile-Monday-Detroit. Refreshments will be served courtesy of RIIS. Free parking is available onsite.

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