[Tiny-tux] Android Usability Workshop, for the user or the rooter: Jan 15, 2012, 4pm, at Noisebridge

Corey McGuire coreyfro at coreyfro.com
Sun Jan 15 00:24:16 PST 2012


There are plans to have some free Thai Chicken and some veggie stir fry, as
well as a pasta/rice/tofu dish.
On Jan 14, 2012 5:55 PM, "Corey McGuire" <coreyfro at coreyfro.com> wrote:

> See you tomorrow!
>
> On Sun, Jan 8, 2012 at 5:14 PM, Corey McGuire <coreyfro at coreyfro.com>wrote:
>
>> Don't forget!  Next week, around this time, ANDROID MANIA!
>>
>> We'll also have time for talks!
>>
>>    - Andrew Stiegmann talks on security on the Android device and...of
>>    course...how to get rid of it.
>>    - Lief Ryge talks about http://www.servalproject.org
>>    - We'll also have someone talking about cyanogen mod.
>>
>> And if anyone else would like to talk, let me know!
>>
>> On Mon, Jan 2, 2012 at 8:55 PM, Corey McGuire <coreyfro at coreyfro.com>wrote:
>>
>>> 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.
>>>
>>> If people use the book of faces,
>>> https://www.facebook.com/events/357208274304697/
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler - Albert
>> Einstein <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Einstein>
>> Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication - Leonardo Da Vinci<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonardo_Da_Vinci>
>> Perfection is reached not when there is nothing left to add, but when
>> there is nothing left to take away - Antoine de Saint Exupéry<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antoine_de_Saint_Exup%C3%A9ry>
>> Keep It Simple Stupid - Kelly Johnson<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarence_Johnson>
>>
>
>
>
> --
> Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler - Albert
> Einstein <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Einstein>
> Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication - Leonardo Da Vinci<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonardo_Da_Vinci>
> Perfection is reached not when there is nothing left to add, but when
> there is nothing left to take away - Antoine de Saint Exupéry<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antoine_de_Saint_Exup%C3%A9ry>
> Keep It Simple Stupid - Kelly Johnson<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarence_Johnson>
>
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