Bluetooth Smart Meetup Presented by PayPal
Friday, March 7, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Industry Leaders Meeting to Talk Bluetooth Smart and Location Based Services
Executives from PayPal, AMD, Nokia, Qualcomm, Zappos, Box.com, RackSpace, Synopsys, RCG, VMWare, and investors from various venture capital firms are all amassing in Austin at Bourbon Girl to discuss the present and future of manufacturing beacons, deploying solutions with beacons and GPS, and investing in the industry.
Our featured speaker will be Robert Scoble, Startup Liason at Rackspace, member of the Gillmor Gang, and co-author of Age of Context. As location enthusiasts, we know how much location awareness contributes to context, so Robert's insights should be particularly interesting. We will have 50 books available to the first 50 pre-registered attendees who request them when they check in.
We will be showcasing companies whose solutions utilize beacon technology.
Livestreaming available! Just click on the Discover tab on zarfo.com or on the Zarfo iOS app.
Note: This is not an official SXSW event, and no badge is required to attend.
We are looking for a food sponsor at the $2500 level, and a beverage sponsor at the same level. If you're interested, please use the "Contact the Organizer" link on the right.
Why Is It $5?
We need to keep out the EventBrite registration bots, and there will be an open bar and snacks.
We want everybody who is involved in this ecosystem to attend, whether it's hardware companies, software developers, or companies that use location technologies in their business. I will also invite some of the VC's I know who are interested in investing in companies developing iBeacon solutions.
5pm - 6pm Welcome and Discussion on Industry Insights
6pm - 7pm Demonstrations and Applications
7pm - 8pm Special Guest and Social Hour
We're not going to provide any refunds for two reasons. (1) It's five bucks and it's just not worth the time and (2) we're honestly not going to know if you attended or not. Please note that this event will be at a bar, so you need to be 21+ in order to attend.
When & Where
Hosted by Mahana
Mahana is a technology company based in Austin, Texas that is working with iBeacon technology.