Tuesday, October 16, 2012

[KEYNOTE] Carmi Levy, Closing Keynote Followed by Inter-Mingle Reception

 Final Keynote Title: London? Silicon Alley? Believe it.

Carmi Levy

In this keynote, Carmi Levy, an independent technology analyst and journalist, will outline the factors to success in today’s interconnected tech economy, focusing on how London’s unique mix of factors is already positioning the city for growth in high tech and digital industries.

Bio: Carmi Levy is a London, Ontario-based independent technology analyst and journalist. He regularly contributes to Yahoo! Canada Finance and the Toronto Star, and is often quoted on technology’s impact on business and culture. He comments regularly for CTV, Business News Network, the CBC, the Canadian Press, and the Globe and Mail, among others. Carmi also contributes to a growing list of radio stations, including Toronto's Newstalk 1010, Montreal's CJAD 800 and London's CJBK 1290, as their in-house tech resource.

5:15pm – 6:15pm
Main Plenary

Digx Inter Mingle
Sponsored by Harrison Pensa 

Title: DIGx Inter Mingle

    All delegates, sponsors and speakers meet in DIGx for cocktails and appetizers for a final networking event.

Sponsored by Harrison Pensa, we invite you to join us after the keynote to 'Inter-Mingle' and network with DIG delegates, VIP, industry pioneers and mavericks at this closing mixer with complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.

6:00 pm – 8:00pm
Second Floor: DIGx

The DIGx Inter Mingle caps off the conference, open to all DIG attendees and VIP with a full pass. However, if you can’t attend the DIG conference, but still want to connect with the industry, you can attend our  community closing keynote and reception by registering here.

DIG conference passes are available for the special Early Bird price until Oct. 31st, so register now! In the meantime, follow @DIGLondon for daily updates and announcements leading up to the event.

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[SPEAKER] DIG Speaker: Big Blue Bubble's Damir Slogar, on the Game Industry Yesterday & Tomorrow


Name: Damir Slogar

Organization: Big Blue Bubble

Title: CEO

Bio: With over 20 years spent in the game industry and credited for over 40 games across 10 different platforms, Damir is one of the most experienced industry professionals in Canada.

Born in Croatia, Damir started his career in the mid 80's as a programmer creating proprietary games for the MSX and Commodore Amiga. He spent the next couple of years in broadcasting; producing and hosting a live TV show devoted to video games and computer technology.

In 1995, Damir started a video game magazine where he worked as the editor. In 1999, he moved to Canada and continued his professional career as a lead programmer, first in Sandbox Studios, and later in Digital Illusions Canada. In 2004, Damir established Big Blue Bubble, which quickly became one of the best known and highest rated wireless and handheld game developers in North America.

Web site: http: www.bigbluebubble.com

Track Game: Panel, Main Plenary, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

TOPIC: The Video Games Industry in 2013

What’s the near future of mobile? Console? Browser games? Are the monetization strategies working? Is there future for independent AAA developers? 

This panel will explore a range of views about the direction on the video games industry in 2013. Panel members will include a number of experienced game development leaders betting their futures on specific platforms. Listen to their views and share your own during the Q&A.

Track: Game, Main Plenary, 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

TOPIC:  80’s Game Industry – Renaissance or Crash ?

See and experience some of the least-known, most influential, industry-defining games from the 1980’s.

This session will focus on the differences between the North American and European computer and video game industries of the 1980s and today.

Damir Slogar tells how it was in the 80's, and how it will be in 2013. Attend DIG London 2012 for complete access to Damir's sessions, other mavericks and industry pioneers, and VIP networking.
Register for the event with Early Bird pricing here
NOW until October 31st. 

Don't forget to visit and LIKE our Facebook page for updates and announcements, and follow @DIGLondon for promotions and daily proclamations. 


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Monday, October 15, 2012

[SPEAKER] Emma Jane Hogbin and Work Flow for Solo Developers & Small Teams

Name: Emma Jane Hogbin

Organization: HICK Tech: a boutique consulting agency in rural Canada. With cowboy boots. Red cowboy boots. Led by internationally renowned open source software advocate and technical author, Emma Jane Hogbin, HICK Tech focuses on transparent business practices and open source tools that make technology accessible.

 Title: Author / Trainer

Bio: Emma Jane Hogbin has been working as a web developer since 1996, and as an open source technical trainer since 2001. In the classroom, her infectious enthusiasm and jargon-free examples put even the greatest technophobes at ease. She’s written two books about Drupal, drinks Scotch, and keeps bees. These things are probably unrelated.

Track: Web, Salon E, 10:45 – 12:00pm

Twitter: @emmajanedotnet

TOPIC:  Work Flow for Solo Developers and Small Teams

 Is your project folder filled with files like this: page.old.2c-revised.bak? Does Git make you angry inside? Do you resent that everyone, except you, regularly visits the magical place referred to as "The Command Line"? Are you afraid of the vagrant who stole your puppet? 

Time to join the cult-of-the-efficient in our gentle introduction to working efficiently as a modern web developer.

The lecture will be split into three parts:

1. A developer's environment. aka where is my command line and what do I do there? 

Includes: Emma Jean's top 10 command line tools from when she first met The Command Line (and which she still uses regularly).

2. The basics of Git, applied to small team (and solo developer) work flow. 

Includes: versioning your work and merging your code with someone else's.

3. Popular developer tools for larger teams.

Includes: just enough information for you to decide what’s worth investigating and what might be too much overhead for your team right now.

Emma Jane has useful tips for you in regard to Work Flow for Solo Developers and Small Teams on November 14th. However, the only way you can get access to her invaluable wisdom is if you attend DIG London 2012! 
Register for the event with Early Bird pricing here
NOW until October 31st. 

Don't forget to visit and LIKE our Facebook page for updates and announcements, and follow @DIGLondon for promotions and daily proclamations. 

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