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Join Elance at App Developers Conference and Hackathon

The mobile app ecosystem continues to grow and exceed everybody’s expectations, gobbling up news headlines along the way.

Some recent examples include:


  • According to a recent research report from analyst firm Berg Insight, the number of mobile app downloads worldwide will reach a staggering 98 billion downloads by 2015
  • 1 billion apps are downloaded on the Apple app store every month, with 18 billion apps downloaded in the past three years
  • Apple has paid $3 billion to its app partners, and has sold more than 250 million iOS devices
  • There are 500,000 apps in the Apple app store, with 140,000 of them being iPad apps. Android’s Marketplace had over 250,000 apps all the way back in July, with 6 billion downloads

Realizing the growth and excitement of the mobile ecosystem, Elance is excited to be a partner of the App Developers Conference (ADC) and Hackathon taking place October 26-27, 2011 in Santa Clara, California. This event addresses key components of app development, plus marketing and revenue on mobile devices and tablets. With an emphasis on cross platform development and revenue strategies, ADC provides key insight for both the developer and business community looking to stay at the forefront of the mobile movement.
With 80 expert speakers across 6 conference tracks, including executives and developers from ESPN, Pandora, Smule, AT&T, Netflix, and dozens of other companies who are creating profitable, innovative apps, there’s something for everyone, from CEOs and VPs to software engineers and programmers. The Hackathon and Programming and Design track serve the needs of developers while the Marketing and Revenue track, Platform Wars track and Kidscreen’s iKids Summit serve the needs of business professionals. Interested? View a complete list of participants, tracks and complete show details here.

Special Registration Discount
If you’re a developer or business professional looking at the mobile ecosystem, we’ll do our part to make it easier for you to get there. Through Elance’s partnership, you can register for the conference using the promotional code ADCVIP22 and you’ll instantly get $200 off the registration cost prior to the start of the conference.  View complete show details and then register here before online registration closes Friday.

Hackathon Details
In addition to main conference, the App Dev Hackathon and Bootcamp takes place on-site the second day, October 27, from 9 am - 8 pm. Mobile app developers attending will learn new skills, build their own mobile apps, compete for prizes, meet people and find teammates for new or current projects. Not your traditional hack, AppDev Hackathon features hands on training classes on the latest technologies and trends that will give developers the rools and knowledge to build better apps.  Registration for the Hackathon is free, but only alimited number of seats remain.