Tag Archive | Speaking gig

Gifs in Keynote v6

So I love gifs. Maybe you know that by know if you read some of my other posts. One of the things I liked about Keynote was its ease of use on adding gifs. Sitting down with my new MacBook Pro I was eager to start a presentation I had coming up, but then Keynote ruined my day. The newest version (v6) doesn’t support dragging and dropping in gifs that automatically animate. They only appear as a static image and are treated as such. However, there does seem to be a work around!

Here’s how to get gifs working in your Keynote presentation!

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AnDevCon Awesomeness 2013

anDevCon

Mike(Right) and myself(Left) representing Livio.

I got a chance  last week to hang out with fellow developers at the AnDevCon 2013 in Boston. This was the first time for the event to be held in Boston and went pretty well. Though the hotel staff apparently wasn’t too concerned with safety (see attached pictures). It always amazes me how many other Android developers are out there and just as passionate about the platform as I am (if not more). The week on the east coast was filled with classes and keynotes that probably some of the most meaningful outside of Google I/O. There are different types of classes for everyone, it’s a shame that you have to make choices of which classes to attend and which ones to miss. This was also my first time speaking at the conference. Getting apps in cars was still the main focus, I wanted to give an overview on the state of the industry as well as giving developers a few hints on getting their apps ready for the car. I got a chance to get a little more technical with my presentation and I found it easier to talk with other developers about the subject. Read More…

CTIA Speaking Event!

Well I’m heading off to Las Vegas later today to attend the 2013 CTIA conference. This will be my first time attending and I’m looking forward to checking out all the cool and nerdy things. (And who doesn’t love a conference in Vegas!?!)

And of course iI wouldn’t be able to have a successful trip unless I got a chance to flap my gums in front of people. So I will be speaking at the App Summit event going on during CTIA. I will be co-presenting with Linda Senigaglia the Senior Director of Product Marketing at Navigation Solutions. They are a division of Hertz rental cars that creates the cool navigation devices that get put in the rental cars.

A visualization of all my business trips.

A visualization of all my business trips.


The talk is entitled Auto-Mobility and it is focused on some of the new technology going into the car making it more personalized experience. I will also be going through the sort of “state of Smartphone Connectivity” in regards to infotainment.

If you are attending the event, or just happen to be living in up in Vegas this week get a hold of me!

Boom!

A Liter? Of Cola? No! A LEADER! Ohh!

“Key Leaders Discuss How Detroit is Revolutionizing the IT Industry, Outpacing Silicon Valley”

Detroit at night

That’s right! I will be participating in a panel of key leaders on Thursday February 27, 2013! We will be discussing how the IT industry is growing right here in the Detroit Metro Area. So much so, that it is making people take notice! The topic really hits home for me…literally!!

I’m proud to say that I work in the area helping create a tech boom! Livio is a prime example of what cool and innovative tech can be created in the Detroit Metro Area. I will be sure to talk about this and more at the panel so stop by and get some insight on how things are going in the area!

The whole conference will be taking place at the Motor City Casino. Check out this link for more details!

Detroit Policy Conference 2013

Mobile Madness Motor City Panel

Mobile Madness Motor City Panel

Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness Motor City
Livio’s Joey Grover, Roximity’s Daniel Newman, and GM’s Greg Ross (left to right) talked connected cars with moderator Joel Hoffman of Intel during a panel discussion.

 

Click the picture for a link to the full article.

I’m speaking at Mobile Madness Motor City Event

I’m speaking at Mobile Madness Motor City Event

Hey, if you are in the Detroit Metro area tomorrow (1/17/2013) you should come check out the Mobile Madness Motor City event. I will be on a panel with a few other professionals in the industry talking about mobile apps and their place in automotive space. It should be a pretty cool event!

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Hope to see you there!

I’m speaking at the IMDA conference during CES!

I’m speaking at the IMDA conference during CES!

Whoaa!!! Someone wants to listen to me babble!?! BOOM!! haha

But I’ve actually got some good stuff to talk about that’s going to be important to help get more consumers using apps in their car! I will be discussing how the infotainment industry needs to come up with some standards for Smartphone Apps in head-units.  Come check out my talk or stop me in the hall if you want to chat! I’ll also be at the Livio Booth for most of CES which is booth 2806 North Hall (Right inside the N2 doors).