Tech Communicators To Meet On Interactive PDFs:  The Society for Technical Communication Southeast Michigan Chapter will meet Tuesday, April 16 on the topic of interactive PDFs. The meeting will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Room C406 of the Taubman Student Services Building at Lawrence Technological University, 21000 W. 10 Mile Road in Southfield. More at

The Mobile Technology Association of Michigan announced the following upcoming events:

Mobile Tech Association of Michigan To Meet
Wednesday, March 13: The Mobile Technology Association of Michigan will meet March 13 at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 2900 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor. Register at The event will feature a keynote from John Ellis, Global Head of the Ford Developer Program, Ford Motor Co., and a class for entrepreneurs only, “How to Work with a Mobile  Developer to Take Your Mobile App from Idea to Reality.” The class runs from 4 to 5 p.m. There will be networking from 5 to 5:30, the keynote at 6, and a matchup session at 6. Enjoy light appetizers, beverages, door prizes and a cash bar. There’s free online registration until March 8 at 4:30 p.m., Registration is $10 at the door.

Mobile Monday Lansing To Meet On Adobe AIR
Monday, Feb. 25: Mobile Monday Lansing will meet Feb. 25 on “Introduction to Multi-platform Mobile Development with Adobe AIR.” More at The meeting will take place at TechSmith Corp., 2405 Woodlake Drive, Okemos, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Learn how to make powerful mobile applications that target the iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android based devices and Blackberry QNX devices, all from a single codebase. By using Adobe AIR with Apache Flex you can quickly make beautiful application that can deploy to the major app stores.  Both Adobe AIR and Apache Flex are free to use and deploy. Presenter  Nick Kwiatkowski is an adjunct instructor within the Telecommunications, Information Studies and Media department in addition to his role as a telecommunications engineer within Telecommunication Systems Department in the Physical Plant of Michigan State University. Nick graduated from the TISM program in 2004 and has played an active role at MSU since. Kwiatkowski also runs Lansing’s DemoCamp, Ignite, Hackers and Hustlers, and helps with Lansing’s TEDx events. He ran the audio/video production of O’Reilly’s regional Ignite productions, including Ignite Great Lakes.

Connected Car Meetup Coming Feb. 28
Thursday, Feb. 28: There will be a Connected Car Meetup on “Diving Into Ford and GM Vehicle APIs” on Thursday, Feb. 28 in the business education building of Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor. More at The group will look in-depth at Ford and GM vehicle APIs and connecting them to applications. The group will also talk more about collaboration and making business connections with vehicle manufacturers and suppliers and kick off its CANbus Vehicle interface build project..

Mobile Monday Ann Arbor Sets March 4 Meet
Monday, March 4: Mobile Monday Ann Arbor will meet on “Android: In-App Purchase and Monetizing Your Apps” at 7 p.m. at Ann Arbor Spark, 330 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor. More at Interested in launching and monetizing an Android app or have an existing mobile app that you would like to monetize? Join us to learn more about In-app purchasing and monetizing your Android app. Discover what In-app purchasing is, advantages and disadvantages, types of in-app purchases, and a high level description of how to implement it. There will also be discussions about placing advertisements in your Android app with Ad Mob. The presenter will be Tim Burnham creator of Setlist Helper for Android and the companion website There will be a demonstration of Setlist Helper for Android and the strategies used to monetize the app with In-app purchases and advertising.

Mobile Monday Detroit To Meet March 11
Monday, March 11: Mobile Monday Detroit will meet Monday, March 11 on “RTise of the Machines: Connected Devices in a Connected World.” More at The meeting will run from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Compuware, One Campus Martius in Detroit. Smart sensor networks, whether in a home, commercial building, or advanced vehicle platform have the power to transform our living, working and driving experiences. As sensors, mobile devices, and networked objects become more pervasive, the connected world will become more intelligent, self-diagnosing, and even more predictive in its interactions with human beings. With these billions of data points, business insights will become richer and more valuable, and will enable greater adaptation to our needs.


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