William "Whurley" Hurley is one of the featured speakers for our Oct. 28 event. Recently, Matt Scherer, InnoTech Austin's publicity manager, sat down with Mr. Hurley about his past year and why he thinks Austin is the center for mobi tech.
Q: So, it's been a year since you were named as the AITP Information Technology of the Year. What is happening with the flux capacitor and the Whurley movement?
A: It's been an insane year. I left BMC Software in November of 2009 and took a few months off to be with my family. In January, I co-founded Chaotic Moon Studios (The Mobile Application Studio) and everything has been a blur since. Currently, the flux capacitor is in my office in Austin, but I'm living in New York City through December (maybe January) with about 12 people from Team Chaos, as we work on a very secret mission with one of our new clients.
Q: How has Austin become a center for collaborative efforts within mobi tech and other platforms?
A: Austin is always a leader in collaboration, and the mobile space is no different. Chaotic Moon Studios is leading several community projects and events.e have even supported several "competitors" when they've run into more complex issues. I think mobile is going to be all about collaboration, and I think Austin will lead the way in that space because of the vibrant community we have.
Q: What are some of the programs that you're coordinating for Innotech so that we can continue the growth?
A: I have been working in two spaces - augmented reality and mobi software development. My program will focus on the growing relationship between both of them and their growth within Austin as well as in other areas.
Q: And finally, is there anything else you wish to add?
A: I'm really looking forward to coming back to Austin for the event. It will be great to be in touch with the community that Innotech provides and catch up on what everyone is doing.
Hear more from William Hurley at InnoTech, Thursday, October 28, 2010.