Smile, it's Monday!
Mobile Monday sai alguse Helsingis aastal 2000, kui mobiilitööstusega seotud inimesed ja huvilised hakkasid lihtsalt kord kuus kohtuma, puhudes meeldivalt juttu näiteks õlleklaasi tagasi. Edasi hakkasid toimuma juba seminari ja ümarlaudade vormis üritused ning Mobile Monday levis ka väljapoole Soome piire. Järgnesid Mobile Monday harud Tokyos, Silicon Valleys, Romas, Milanos jne. Tänaseks on Mobile Monday levinud ca. 60 linna üle maailma.
Mobile Monday on oma olemuselt globaalne mobiilitööstusega seotud inimeste ühendus, mis soodustab liikmete koostööd ja omavahelist suhtlemist. Mobile Monday igakuistel üritustel jagatakse ideid, parimaid töövõtteid ning arutatakse globaalse mobiilturu ja -ühiskonna hetkeolukorda ning suundumusi. Üritused on suunatud nii suurtele, väikestele, lokaalsetele kui ka globaalsetele firmadele, kaasates ka vastavaid meediaväljaandeid, vabakutselisi professionaale ning visionääre.
Mobile Monday began almost by accident in Helsinki, Finland, during the autumn of 2000. A few well-known Finnish visionaries invited the who’s who of the Finnish mobile industry to a pub for an informal get-together, and perhaps a warming drink. The only suitable time? Monday evening. Towards the end of 2004, the movement started to spread to other areas of the world, and new MoMo chapters were started in Tokyo, Silicon Valley, Rome and Milan.
Mobile Mondays facilitate networking between small and large companies, and also between local and foreign talent. During the monthly events, attendees present innovative visions, trends, studies and forecasts from the mobile marketplace. Mobile Mondays also provide an opportunity to contribute to the education of the broader public through its publications, online presence and media partnerships.
Kuna Eesti IT sektor on jõudsasti arenenud ning meie mobiilivaldkonnas toimunud arengud on ka välismaailma huviorbiiti jõudnud, siis leiame, et just praegu soodus aeg asutada Mobile Monday Eesti haru (vaata teisi harusid lehe alaosast: http://www.mobilemonday.net/). Mobile Monday Eesti üritustesari aitab tutvustada meie mobiilitööstust ja Eestit kui selle sektori innovaatorit välismaailmale. Samuti aitaks MobileMonday tugevdada meie mobiilifirmade omavahelisi sidemeid ning koostöövõimalusi, avardamaks nägemust Eesti mobiilisektori tulevikust.
One of the founders of Mobile Monday Estonia, Priit Salumaa states: "The excitement surrounding the IT industry in Estonia, together with a growing interest in the mobile sector, makes it a perfect opportunity to set up a local Mobile Monday chapter. This community will help to provide international exposure and business opportunity for local companies involved in the mobile industry. Our events will help to exchange personal experiences gained in the sector, helping also to forge a common vision for the future of the mobile industry in Estonia."
Priit is a co-founder of Mobile Monday Estonia, mobile enthusiast, and a software engineer with 9 years of experience in the industry working at startups during last couple of years. Priit is also known as a photographer and a poet, being a board member of Tartu Young Authors Association and active in different NGO's.
Sven is a full stack mobile software engineer with over ten years of experience in the areas of multimedia and gaming solutions across wide range of mobile phones, GSM-level mobile location-based services, telecommunication solutions and CRM systems. Currently he works as Android Software Engineer at Pipedrive.
Indrek is a man who is busy with several activities. He works as the account manager for Ericsson Estonia representing Multimedia and IPX. At the same time he acts as the public relations adviser for Estonian football champions FC Levadia and covers football and ice hockey games on Viasat Sport Baltic. Indrek joined Mobile Monday Estonia team straight after the first event in Tallinn in early 2008.
Siim is actively involved in different cooperation projects and initiatives related to business development and applied research in social sciences. Besides working in the Department of Business Development at the Tartu City Government he is also responsible for several studies at the University of Tartu in the Centre for Applied Social Sciences (CASS). His work experience includes also ICT sector, during the period of 2007-2009 he was an analyst and consultant in Fujitsu Services. He obtained a Master of Economics degree in 2008 from the University of Tartu.
Tom is a mobile programming expert with a passion for design and usability. At Masabi he has spent 7 years building mobile apps, servers and frameworks, troubleshooting, and architected a gaming platform now processing millions of dollars per month. He is also a co-founder of Mobile Monday Estonia; prior to founding Masabi he worked with Accenture and Trilogy and has a Masters in Computer Science from Cambridge University.
Giacomo is a mobile developer and project manager with five years experience in the sector. He has been developing mobile applications that scale across thousands of devices, languages, and brands. He is a Java Developer specialised in Java ME, Android and J2EE server platforms. Giacomo is one of the co-founder of the Mobile Monday Estonia.