All About Symbian Pub Meet, October 2005

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Going to Symbian's Smartphone Show? Fancy meeting up for an informal chat the night before with the All About Symbian crew, all our friends, and some demos of new technology and software? All over a nice beer? Maybe win some nice prizes? Then we'll see you at London's Crosse Keys Pub on Monday 10th October.

All About Symbian Pub Meet
Monday 10th October 2005, The Crosse Keys Pub, London (City)

Every year on the night before the Symbian Expo (or the Exposium, or the Smartphone Show, depending on what the marketing company calls it), All About Symbian organise an open meeting for Symbian users, developers, manufacturers and interesting people to come along for an informal get-together. This year is no different, and we hope that everyone who comes along will find a warm welcome, friendly conversation, and have a good night out.

We're using a different pub this year, having finally outgrown The Dover Castle. We'll be in the Cross Keys (a JD Wetherspoons pub). Our meetings always see the room bursting at the seams with excitment, so you'd be a fool to miss this one. With almost everyone involved with Symbian OS in town that night, we expect some early technology being discreetly demonstrated under tables, software previews, and perhaps a few surprises as well

The AAS Team will be there from 5pm - an earlier start than normal - there's plenty time here for developers to show off their latest software before it gets really busy for the main program of events, which will start at 8pm.

Where To Find Us

Out thanks this year to the Crosse Keys Pub for hosting the event. We'll be in the function suite up the stairs at the rear of the pub.

The Crosse Keys Pub
9 Gracechurch Street

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The Crosse Keys is within walking distance of Liverpool Street and London Bridge Mainline stations, and numerous Underground stations on the Jubilee, Circle, Central and District lines.

Whats Going To Happen

The main program of events, as listed here, will commence at round about 8pm, to give everyone time to get in from work, changed, and head to the bar, or land from their aircraft flight and find the hotel, or to finish any meetings they have and head on over. We'll be at the pub until 11pm at the very earliest.

  • Rafe's "State of the Union"
    What's been happening with AAS, and what's planned for the future.
  • Guest Speakers and Lightning Talks
    Not yet announced (watch the AAS Front Page for news), we're looking for a copuple of 4-5 minute lightning talks from interesting Symbian OS people.
  • The Raffle
    With lots of great prizes and free software to be won.
  • The Mystery Star Prize Bag
    Traditonal fun in the raffle, the first prize is always memorable. Could this be the year you win?

The Raffle Prizes

Thanks to the following companies for supporting the AAS Pub Meet with raffle prizes, support and encouragement.

Handango Nokia N-Gage QD Symbian Press
RMR Software Symbian Press UIQ ZingMagic

Our top prize this year, after the Mystery Star Prize Bag, is the N-Gage QD Sivler Edition,

  • A Nokia QD Silver Edition, in silver presentation tin, with the MMC 'Cigarrette Case' Holder and a bundle of N-Gage MMC Games
  • Copies of O'Reilly's Nokia Smartphone Hacks book.
  • A selection of books from the Symbian Press range will be on offer, including All About Symbian's Ewan Spence's OPL Book.
  • Software vouchers from Handango.
  • Your choice of any registered apploication from RMR Software's collection.
  • A rather tasty prize from UIQ should keep the winner on edge throughout the pub meet, through the Smartphone Show, and beyond.
  • Four software titles from the ZingMagic range (winner's choice).

There may well be more prizes announced as we approach the date of the meet, so keep us bookmarked. Good luck to everyone and we'll see you on Monday night.

It goes without saying that while everyone can enter the raffle, there are going to be a few people who we've decided won't be allowed to win the Nokia. For a start Rafe, Ewan and the rest of the senior AAS team don't get to win it. Neither do employees of Symbian or Nokia or any of the super big companies that have them already. And on this one, we're not open to bribery. Sorry.