WIP Developer Smackdown

4 March 2015 16:00 - 4 March 2015 19:00

After 7 years of WIPJams at Mobile World Congress, we are changing things up this year! Join us on the afternoon of Wednesday, March 4 at the Fàbrica Moritz Barcelona for a live version of our Developer Smackdowns.

What’s a Smackdown? It’s a live debate and cross-examination between developers on today’s hottest and most important topics. It’s developers talking with other developers to cut to the heart of the matter — no shills, just your fellow developers sharing their experience and knowledge.

Join us for an exciting discussion on two hot topics: Hardware and Wearable Development and Prototyping, and Virtual Realty Development.

Topics and Speakers

Smackdown 1: Prototyping and Developing IoT Hardware and Wearables

The realms of possibility have opened up immensely for developers over the last few years, as the ability to easily and quickly create hardware means that they can now build devices, wearables and all other sorts of physical technology to go along with their software. Things like Arduino boards and Raspberry Pis make building physical things easier than ever, and open up new opportunities for startups and developers.

Join us as we explore the world of hardware and wearable development and prototyping with a panel of expert developers to share their insights and experience, and take your questions around this exciting emerging area of development.


  •     Marc Pous, TheThings.io
  •     Marc Mateu Mateus, Oasys
  •     Emanuele Libralato, Superclock

Smackdown 2: Looking Into the Future – Virtual Reality for Developers

Devices like the Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift are finally bringing virtual reality to the mainstream. Is it ready for prime time? VR devices and content are making inroads into industries like health and medicine and entertainment, and the market is wide open for developers and content providers to get in on the act.

This Smackdown will explore the VR opportunity through the eyes of several developers that are already active in the area, sharing their experience and taking your questions.


  •     Ed Tang, Avegant
  •     Martin McDonnell, Soluis

More details about the event can be found at: http://wip.org/wip-event/developer-smackdown-live-mwc-2015/