They say "good things come to those who wait," but for the impatient – at least those who register for Sprint's 2012 Open Solutions Conference by August 31 – there's a good discount to be had.
It's that time again, and even though the 12th annual conference itself is two months away (October 24-25 at the San Jose Convention Center), the deadline for an early registration, with significant savings, is coming up in just a few days. The registration fee is $175 until August 31, and $350 afterward.
If you have never been to the Open Solutions Conference, perhaps you wonder why you should be there. If you have been to one, you're not going to be wondering, you're going to be registering, which you can do here.
But to answer the question for you first-timers, the Sprint Open Solutions Conference is a fundamental component of Sprint’s open strategy. It is a forum where developers and service providers can really get connected with Sprint capabilities and those of our enabling partners. This is because Sprint exposes platform and network capabilities across a range of devices. Developers can take advantage of that openness to create services for consumer, business, and M2M (machine-to-machine) solutions. In addition, Sprint offers go-to-market services that aid discoverability and help developers commercialize their applications.
In this intense two-day conference, developers get a prime view of the latest tools and capabilities from Sprint and our partners. Various conference sessions focus on go-to-market services and strategies, 4G LTE network and device technologies, network optimization best practices, and Sprint mobile commerce, cloud and M2M strategies.
The conference sessions are supplemented by exhibits, where Sprint partners offer developers and service providers the guidance and tools to take solutions to market, keynote presentations by and panel discussions with industry leaders, and lots of opportunities to network with other developers, startup companies, and a broad range of business attendees.
You can do all this at the conference and still get home in time for Halloween. And you can do it for just $175 (register here) if you beat that August 31 deadline.