2013-10-15 The Great Mobile Platform Debate

CapCHI presents The Great Mobile Platform Debate at the Fox & Feather Pub and Grill!

Date: Tuesday October 15th, 2013
Time: doors open at 6:00 pm; debate begins promptly at 6:30 pm
Place: The upstairs room at the Fox & Feather Pub and Grill, located at 283 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON, Canada (foxandfeather.ca).

Infatuated with your iPod?  Delirious for your Droid?  Bonkers for your Blackberry or simply Wonderstruck with your Windows 8 device?  Mobile computing has come a long way, and we all know Users would be hard pressed not to tap, peck, swipe or type for 24 hours.

But which is best, and why?  Come watch, cheer, jeer, tweet while some serious device geeks go thumb to thumb in the Great Device Debate 2013 with YOU the audience acting as judge and jury in determining Ottawa’s favourite mobile device. I’m sure there will be no loss of coverage of all the beauty marks and warts of these phones.  They won’t just be scratching the Surface computing this night… There may be MUDs everywhere.

Debater bios:

Representing iPhoneRyan Short

Ryan Short has been in the role of Strategy Director at bv02 since 2012. In this role, Ryan leads the Strategy and Digital Marketing team. bv02 specializes in solving business problems by building creative digital solutions and designing connected experiences, products and platforms.

Ryan Short has over 10 years of experience in Digital Strategy and Mobile Development, working with clients, including OC Transpo, MuchMusic, CTV, CBC, and Purolator. Since the introduction of the original iPhone, Ryan has been using the device believing strongly in its potential to reach and engage audiences.

Representing AndroidJonathan Moore

Jonathan has owned a mobile phone for 75% of his entire life, since he was 13. With almost a quarter of a century of mobile ownership, he’s moved across all platforms, coming to rest comfortably within the realm of Google’s own Android OS.

No stranger to the plethora of hardware and software choices available to consumers, he makes a living teaching individuals, businesses, and corporations in use, and how to excel, with their chosen platforms.

Jonathan also enjoys classic motorcycles, hiking with his dog, and he invented ignoring his mother when she calls.

Representing BlackBerryKyle McInnes

Kyle has been actively blogging with @blackberrycool and working in the mobile and web space for over 5 years. He’s lived and worked abroad in countries such as Israel and South Korea and can speak both Hebrew and Korean poorly. Since then, Kyle has been involved in several startups such as @pretzilstatus and @smokelabs.

Representing Microsoft Windows PhoneJacques Lowe

UX Manager at Thales Systems, Ottawa Office, with 20+ years of industry experience. He has mainly worked as a UX designer, UX consultant and a UI developer in industries such as Fleet Management (Gandalf, Arrowsmith, Thales), Content Distribution (Inktomi), Network Security (Mirage Networks), and Consumer Electronics (Bose). Jacques graduated with a Master’s in Computer Science from Tufts University, received a HCI Certificate also from Tufts University, and has a degree in Micro Computer Engineering from St Lawrence College.

When and Where:

This event will take place on Tuesday, October 15th, 6:00 pm in the upstairs room at the Fox & Feather Pub and Grill, located at 283 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON, Canada (foxandfeather.ca).

Note: There is no cost for attending this event and prior registration is not required.

CapCHI (www.capchi.org) is a social and professional society of people who work as user interface designers, researchers, educators, software developers, web designers, graphic designers and human factors engineers in and around Canada’s National Capital Region. Founded in 1991, CapCHI’s goal is to bring together local professionals interested in how humans and computers interact, in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

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