As the Master of Ceremonies at our recent Mobilize 09 event, I think I had the best seat in the house. Actually, I stood all day, but the chance to meet and introduce every speakers and panelist was like a backstage pass to the mobile web itself. In short, it was one of the most enlightening experiences I’ve had since starting this career. And while there’s no way to share every nuance of the event, Colin Gibbs has penned an informative overview of it in his Mobilize Wrap-up, published at GigaOM Pro (subscription required).
While our live-blogging provided a look at the day’s happenings as they unfolded, Colin’s wrap-up (in my colleague Liz Gannes’ words) shows the “forest, not just the trees,” by focusing on the major themes of the day and summarizing the mobile web as seen by the thought leaders and attendees of Mobilize 09. From app stores to ultraband and social media trends, Colin captures the essence of our event and tops it off with a look at our LaunchPad companies — the visionaries that translate today’s trends into tomorrow’s mobile web solutions. If you weren’t able to attend Mobilize 09, Colin’s piece is the next best thing to actually having been there. And unlike me, you can enjoy it sitting down.