[Dclug] DCLUG meeting: This Wed, May 21, 7pm: Google Android
przemek at tux.org
Tue May 20 00:33:33 EDT 2008
The May 2008 meeting of Washington DC Linux user group will take
place on Wednesday, May 21 at 7pm.
After a 2-month hiatus, we meet again to discuss Google Android.
Google dominates traditional internet search but they also expand into
areas previously not accessible to the 'net: e.g. their book scanning
project and their 800-GOOG-411 voice-recognition phone directory. To
fully reach into those areas, they need to develop a non-computer
hardware platform on which all participants can deliver integrated
data, voice, media and location services.
Android is what they came up with: it's an Open Source specification
that builds upon a Linux embedded OS running on mobile, wireless hardware.
On that base, they layer a communications API that should be shared
across carriers and service providers. If their plans pan out, it'll
enable as much novelty as TCP/IP and HTTP brought to the traditional
The meeting location is our usual 2025 M street, NW in downtown DC.
There will be signs in front of the building. The location is within 3
nearby Metro stops, both on the red (Dupont, Farragut North) and
blue/orange (Farragut West, Foggy Bottom [a bit of a hike]) lines.
Parking in the area is available for approximately $5; there's even
parking in the building itself. Street parking is free after 6:30pm,
but scarce. There's a parking lot at 23rd St. between M and L that is
not enforced after 7pm (people have successfully parked there for
years---no one we know was ticketed or towed yet, but it could happen).
The meeting dates for 2008 are Jun 18, Jul 16, Aug 20, Sep 17, Oct 15,
Nov 19, and Dec 17.
For other details, see our home page
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