[Tiny-tux] Android Usability Workshop, for the user or the rooter: Feb 26th, 2012, 4pm, at Noisebridge

Corey McGuire coreyfro at coreyfro.com
Thu Jan 19 18:35:43 UTC 2012

To the people who attended.  Who at the Arduino with Android
compatibility?  The Official ADK is PAINFULLY expensive.  For the money,
you might as well get a very pimp Phonedrone

On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 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.

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
Perfection is reached not when there is nothing left to add, but when there
is nothing left to take away - Antoine de Saint
Keep It Simple Stupid - Kelly
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