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Trip Hawkins, Animoca, Dreamkind talk education apps at ADC

Trip Hawkins, Animoca, Dreamkind talk education apps at ADC

October 18, 2013 | By Staff

GDC sister event App Developers Conference organizers are highlighting some of its most exciting talks from the Education Apps Track: EA founder Trip Hawkins on his new learning service, Animoca on complying with new online privacy rules, and Dreamkind on standing toe-to-toe with Elmo and other powerful kids' brands.

From the creators of the largest and longest-running game professional-focused Game Developers Conference (GDC), the brand new App Developers Conference (ADC) offers professionals a venue to share their knowledge about building, designing, marketing, and selling their apps. ADC will run November 5th-7th at the Los Angeles Convention Center and will be co-located with GDC Next.

Talks from the Education Apps Track at GDC Next will discuss top methods for learning with apps, whether it be for small children, teenagers, or even adults. Notable talks in this area will include the following:

EA founder and now If You Can Company CEO Trip Hawkins will reveal his educational service for preteen children that offers regular new monthly content via interactive stories and curricula delivered through blended gameplay and role-playing in 'Revolutionary Bedfellows: IF Teachers and Game Mechanics Unite to Innovate.'

Animoca (Pretty Pet series) director of strategic initiatives Henry Oh will give an overview of what you need to know to bring your app into compliance with the newly-passed Children's Online Privacy Protection Act in 'A Guide To Complying With COPPA's New Privacy Rules.'

Also, digital entertainment studio Dreamkind president Jay Schiffman (whose past clients include Disney and Nickelodeon) will help developers make strategic product and marketing decisions that will help their apps stand out against powerful kids' brands in 'Building a Successful Educational App for Kids....With or Without Elmo.'

These sessions join a number of previously announced talks by Netflix, Pandora, Evernote, and more -- all of which are now available on our expanding interactive Session Scheduler. Recent session additions Trulia's case study on developing a real estate app for Google Glass, and Mirada special projects head Andrew Merkin on dissecting transmedia business models.

Also of note, ADC organizers recently shared survey results from over 250 app developers on issues they face currently, including piracy and discoverability on app stores. Those interested in the study can view all of the results for free.

Online registration is in full-swing for ADC and the co-located GDC Next; register now and save up to $200 on ADC, GDC Next, or a combined VIP All Access Pass. For all the latest news on ADC, subscribe for updates via Facebook, Twitter, or RSS. Also, check out GDC Next's latest talks, which will explore cloud computing, crowdfunding, and alternative business models and more in games.

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