[Noisebridge-discuss] Android Usability Workshop, for the user or the rooter: Feb 26th, 2012, 4pm, at Noisebridge
coreyfro at coreyfro.com
Fri Feb 24 00:39:17 PST 2012
Just a reminder, Android workshop this weekend, sets, below.
On Jan 16, 2012 11:40 AM, "Corey McGuire" <coreyfro at coreyfro.com> wrote:
> First meeting, SUCCESS!
> We had a moderful meeting with lots of conversations about the state of
> Android, many anti-cloud/how-do-we-unplug musings, discussions about
> application development, and phone lots of phone root/modding!
> But the question everyone asked is, when are we doing it again?
> So, mark your calendars! Feb 26th, 2012, 4pm, at Noisebridge!
> Writ large:
> If you can't open it, you don't own it! How many times have we heard or
> read that? Doubtless, we've heard it or read it on our most closed and
> inaccessible possessions! The contracts make us feel like we are renting,
> software that serves the carrier more than the user, but they are ours and
> they should operate under our terms.
> So, I would like to propose that NoiseBridge host an "Android Usability
> Workshop" event where people of all skill levels and personalization
> commitments gather to truly make people feel at home with their devices.
> I invite people to talk about:
> - Productivity
> - App selection
> - App development
> - Customization
> - Rooting
> - ROMs
> - Spyware, bloatware, nagware, and how to scrap it all
> - Skirting the the boundaries of the ELUA and getting what YOU want
> from YOUR device.
> And a personal favorite of mine
> - Android as an embedded platform
> Among other things, I would like people, before the event, to talk about
> what they want out of their devices. So, feel free to reply with how you'd
> like to get the most out of your phone!
> How can people help?
> - If you feel like a resource but are worried about becoming over
> committed, message me directly and we'll see if there are others with
> similar or complimentary skills so that no single person is left fielding
> all the interested users
> - Tastebridge, care to help FEED people?
> - Got some friends at Google working on Android? Anyone from
> Motorola, HTC, Samsung, etc? Have a club, a bag, and a locking trunk?
> GOOD! Kidnap them and drag them along! We have ways to make them talk.
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