AppCircus @ SXSW 2012 Jury

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.

Through a partnership with Mashery we will be present again this year at the Circus Mashimus in SXSW Interactive 2012. We are ready to be part of one of the premier conferences for technology and innovation in the world. South by South West is clearly a must attend event in your agenda!

Register your app here if you’d like to pitch at this unique opportunity and connect to the SXSW Interactive audience. We will gather some bright heads in mobile to be part  of the jury to evaluate the apps, check our jury from last year.

We will be showcasing mobile apps from all over the world at the Circus Mashimus tent, you will get to see apps that have presented at the Mobile Premier awards and AppCircus winners from 2011 as well as the latest apps applying to pitch for this event.

[email protected] Mashimus – SXSW Agenda:

We will be showcasing mobile apps from all over the world at the Circus Mashimus tent, you will get to see apps that have presented at the Mobile Premier awards and AppCircus winners from 2011 as well as the latest apps applying to pitch for this event. AppCircus finalists will be showcased for an hour on Saturday and Sunday, March 10th-11th, with a final showcase on Monday, March 12th from 2-4 pm.

March 10th and 11th: You will get to see each day a couple of the 2011 Mobile Premier Award winners, we will give each mobile application 3 minutes to pitch. So you wont get bored hearing a long speech, Mashery will be providing some beverages and popcorn to enjoy the show. We might have a few surprises for all the attendees.

We will be showcasing apps from 14:00 to 15:00. So make sure to be ready to see the mobile showcase we are preparing with past AppCircus winners from around the globe.

March 12th: The big show, we will open up the “call for apps” until the 21st of February. So make sure to sign up at AppCircus, upload the information for the application you want to pitch and then apply for [email protected] Mashimus, Austin event.

  • Welcome and introduction to AppCircus.
  • Supporters presentations.
  • 10 App presentations and Jury feedback.
  • Audience voting and Networking.
  • Winner announcement.

We will start at 14:00 and end at 16:00.

The venue is The Austin Convention Center, 500 E Cesar Chavez St Austin, TX, Room #3, on the first level near the popular Screenburn Arcade, the keynote room, and largest panel rooms.