May 30 AT 11:17 AM Taylor Wimberly 23 Comments

Qualcomm reveals speakers for Uplinq 2012, win a free pass or get 30% off admission

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Today Qualcomm announced the keynotes and agenda for their Uplinq 2012 mobile developers conference and we are celebrating the event by giving away a free pass to one of our readers. The conference will be held June 27-28, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel and will cover the Android, Windows Phone, Windows 8, HTML5 and Brew platforms.

Qualcomm’s developer network, QDevNet, will also sponsor a pre-conference Mobile CodeFest & Hackathon on June 26 for hardcore coders. The event will include device giveaways, provide coders hands-on, deep-dive training on how to exploit leading mobile technologies to create extraordinary user experiences. The hackathon will end with a lightning round of presentations, with judging and awards totaling more than $50,000 immediately to follow.

Uplinq 2012 keynote speakers and breakout sessions

Keynote speakers include:

  • Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, chariman and CEO of Qualcomm
  • Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box
  • Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, charimand and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation
  • John Hering, co-founder and CEO of Lookout

Super session topics this year are:

  • How Do Developers Take Control of Their Destinies in a Cross-Platform World?, a fireside chat between Rob Chandhok, senior vice president of software strategy for Qualcomm and president of Qualcomm Internet Services, and Ben Wood, director of research for CCS Insight
  • Snapdragon Processors Powering the Next Million-Dollar App, presented by Raj Talluri, senior vice president of product management for Qualcomm

Uplinq 2012 breakout sessions will cover such topics as:

  • Growing the Ecosystem: The Future of HTML5 Web Apps
  • Designing Graphics & Gaming Apps Across the Snapdragon S-Class Tiers 
  • MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) LTE Gaming
  • Developing Connected, Proximity-Aware Apps with AllJoyn
  • Drive Consumer Engagement with Vuforia
  • Premium, Freemium, Bundles & More: The Evolution of Brew App Business Models
  • Harness the Rise of the Machines: FastCV, Accelerating Mobile Computer Vision
  • Trends in Technology & Digital Content in Education: An Untapped Market
  • The Windows 8 Platform for Metro Style Apps
  • Diving Into the Windows Phone Market: Should I Make the Jump?
  • Nokia’s Inside Track for Developers to Leverage Its Devices, Reach & Relationships
  • Tapping into the Next Generation of Location-Based Applications
  • Accelerating your Android Application with Renderscript and LLVM

Get 30% discount on admission

The registration price for Uplinq 2012 is US$375, but our readers can get 30% off using a special coupon code. The price includes registration for the pre-conference Mobile CodeFest and Hackathon (limited to 300 coders). The Uplinq 2012 registration page can be found at

Uplinq 2012 30% discount code: UB2012

Win a free pass to Uplinq 2012

As we mentioned above, we also have a free, 1-time pass to give away to one of our readers. If you live in the San Diego area and are able to attend, just leave a comment below to be entered to win. We are looking for someone who has experience with Android development, so include a link to any apps you have published in the Google Play Store to increase your chances of winning.

Source: Uplinq 2012

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