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AppCircus @ SXSW 2012 Jury

February 20th, 2012

We’re excited to have some of the most knowledgeable and experienced guys in mobile on our jury panel for the AppCircus at SXSW on March 12th at the Circus Mashimus Lounge.

App developers can still register here (deadline 24/2!) with their app to pitch at this special event. Don’t miss this chance to win a nomination for the Mobile Premier Awards 2013 and get some valuable feedback from the jury, including:

Anoop Ranganath – Lead iPhone Developer at foursquare.

Matthew Wilson – Marketing Manager at Rovio Mobile Ltd.

Neil Mansilla – Director, Developer Products at Mashery API Network.

StaceyHigginbotham, Senior Writer, GigaOM.

Gianfranco Chicco – Chief Dreamer Officer at Conference Basics.

Adam DuVander – Executive Editor, ProgrammableWeb.

The jury bio’s here below:

Matthew Wilson – Marketing Manager at Rovio Mobile Ltd.
Matthew is the rare Canadian export residing in Finland, and the marketing brains behind the Angry Birds phenomenon. Through a mixture of market analysis and a good feel for what works in the application space and what doesn’t, Matthew has helped Rovio achieve viral levels of market penetration with zero budget. Matthew has a wide knowledge of the mobile marketplace, ranging from customer retention to different monetization strategies. With a background in various forms of online marketing, Matthew is taking the Angry Birds brand to new domains on an unprecedented scale for a mobile application.

Anoop Ranganath – Lead iPhone Developer at foursquare.

Anoop is the lead iPhone developer at foursquare, a location-based mobile platform that makes cities easier to use and more interesting to explore. Previously, he created Graffitio, an iPhone application that allowed users to attach conversations to places.

StaceyHigginbotham, Senior Writer, GigaOM.
StaceyHigginbotham is happy when immersed in SEC filings, tech specs or pokingthrough a data center. She has spent the last eleven years covering technology andfinance for publications such as The Deal, the Austin Business Journal, TheBond Buyer and BusinessWeek, and works remotely from Austin, Texas.

Neil Mansilla – Developer Advocate at Mashery API Network.
Neil is a passionate software engineer and tech entrepreneur. Neil previously founded several web and software companies in verticals including search, e-commerce, real estate and healthcare. He is responsible for helping developers discover, learn and utilize the platforms on the Mashery API Network.

Gianfranco Chicco – Chief Dreamer Officer at Conference Basics.
Gianfranco Chicco is currently the Chief Dreamer Officer at Conference Basics (www.conferencebasics.com), consulting for several international organizations. Before that he was the Marketing Director of the World Business Forum (Italy/Europe), Chief Operating Officer of Red Innova (Spain/Latam), Marketing Manager of the well known PICNIC Festival (Netherlands) and Conference Director of Frontiers of Interaction (Italy), featuring speakers like Bill Clinton, Michael Porter, Philip Kotler, Kevin Roberts, Lawrence Lessig, Malcolm Gladwell, Rudy Giuliani, Jack Welch and many others from companies like Facebook, Google, frog, Evernote, IDEO and Massive Health.

Adam DuVander – Executive Editor, ProgrammableWeb.
Adam DuVander is the author of Map Scripting 101 and Executive Editor of ProgrammableWeb, the leading resource for open Web APIs. He helps developers and decision makers navigate this new, connected web and covers popular platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Google Maps. You can catch Adam speaking at many web industry events, such as O’Reilly’s Web 2.0 and Where 2.0. In addition to writing and speaking, DuVander is also an active contributor to the open source mapping library, Mapstraction. Previously he wrote for Wired.com’s web developer resource and dug deep into location data with Sperling’s BestPlaces.

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