By Mel Kirk
Awesome Motion Designer
We’re really excited to be working with Eden Soto to provide the official FOWA show reel for the event. Hosting the event for the first time in Miami we’ve tried to support local talent and businesses wherever possible. Eden is based in Florida and has worked for some huge names and on famous projects so we’re honored to be working with him.
Eden’s last motion projects include those for Digg, Channel 8, Yahoo Games, Nike, EA, GigaOm and CocaCola – examples of which can be seen here.
I know that I’ve yapped on and on about the Official FOWA Party (sponsored by Scrapblog – thanks guys!) but I can’t start to hide my excitement no matter how hard I try. I’m realistic though and I know a good hearty American Breakfast is going to be the only way forward on the Saturday (1st March). Having done a scouting trip, I came across Jerry’s Deli and I’ve managed to twist the arms of the team to go back there for breakfast. I should add, it didn’t take too much persuasion. So, we’re going to be there at 10am – if you don’t have plans that morning, why not stop by for some french toast with us?
FOWA is crossing the ocean to land on Miami shores and so is the FOWA official merchandise (I just heard you woop a little didn’t you 😉 ). Seriously though, as an attendee, you have a fantastic opportunity to buy conference in a box material and survival kits at hugely discounted prices. So be sure to remember those wallets to bag yourself a bargain!
Survival Kits are going to be sold at the special price of $120 for 4 (which individually would cost $180), whilst we will also be selling copies of the last FOWA and FOWD conference in a box for just $100? (normally retailing at $380)…
Free AOL Workshop – 28th February
The guys from dev.aol.com are going to be hosting a free workshop at the Carnival Center on the morning of 28th February. The workshop is titled Distributing Your Applications For Fun and Profit and looks at embedding social and community features, promoting distribution and syndication, and getting paid by serving ads within the applications you develop.
What does that mean specifically? Well, you’ll learn how to:
- Plug into the growing ecosystem of widgets and social applications to engage your audience and improve stickiness
- Encourage community among your users by adding viral distribution and social features to your applications and websites
- Generate revenue streams by incorporating unobtrusive advertising
If you’re interested in attending and would like to put your name down, please drop me a note to mel @ carsonified dot com with the subject line AOL Workshop.
Don’t forget the passes!
Please don’t forget that passes will not be posted to you ahead of the event. Instead, they can be collected from the registration area (by last name) on the morning of 29th February from 8am onwards. Once you have your pass, please be sure to take care of it as you will need to present it at the parties to be granted access for those free drinks ;).