Apps + Appies = Appy Hour!

- ByKirstin Richter

Apps + Appies  = Appy Hour!
**Launch Event**

Friday, September 25th, 2009 from 4 PM to 6 PM
(Presentation starts at 4:30 PM)

@ The Diamond, 6 Powell Street, Gastown

Appy Hour is a brand new event series that combines mobile applications and a whole lotta networking.  Join us on National Digital Media Day for presentations by innovative application developers alongside noshing and mingling at one of Vancouver’s newest lounges.


Michael Fergusson, Chief Executive Officer, Ayogo

For fifteen years, Michael has been building internet-related products and companies to fuel his deep passion for uniting the technical and the social, using technology to change people’s lives for the better.  Micahel’s collected half a dozen patents; helped write some of the web’s fundamental open specifications; served as an expert advisior to Microsoft Research, Electronic Arts, and Nintendo on social networking; and deployed online community and collaboration systems for legislators, doctors, rocket scientists, and Moms.  Prior to founding Ayogo, Michael held a number of senior executive roles including VP of Product Strategy for Blast Radius where he was responsible for building the company’s IP and products portfolio; and Chief Product and Innovation Officer for Uniserve Communications, where he built Kinzin, a million-member web community.  In 2008, Michael was a top-three finalist for a Canadian New Media Award for Producer of the Year.  In 2009, he served a s a gaming specialist on the evaluation panel for SFU Venture Labs.

Jonathan Carrigan, Product Development Manager, CBC

Jonathan Carrigan is a Product Development Manager with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), where he explores the changing media landscape and ways to leverage emerging opportunities.  These days he spends most of his time studying the mobile media space with particular interest in Apple’s Touch Platform.  Jonathan has an MBA from Simon Fraser University, specializing in Technology Management.  Prior to joining the CBC, Jonathan spent 8 years as a New Media Producer.

Appy Hour is perfect for application developers, members of the local digital media community, and social and traditional media professionals – but all are welcome!

Appy Hour is a presentation of The Social Agency in partnership with Rogers Communications.

To register, click here.

The Social Agency is a social media marketing and public relations company based in Vancouver, BC. We take the “why” out of “why social media” and the “what” out of “what is pr” by providing our clients with top-notch Vancouver internet marketing services. Let us get people talking about your next big thing!