[kwlug-announce] Meeting Monday: Android customization

Paul Nijjar paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca
Sat Jul 7 00:42:03 EDT 2012

You would think that "Android" would be a dirty word in this town.
Maybe you're right, but there are still a whole lot of people in this
region who use Google's OS on their smartphones. Some of those people
like to hack and customize their phones -- and at this month's KWLUG
meeting we will hear from a few of them. Khalid Baheyeldin and
first-time presenter Raul Suarez (son of longtime presenter Raul
Suarez) will kick off the meeting by discussing some of the ways they
customize their phones, including the installation of third-party
firmware such as CyanogenMod. They hope to keep the discussion
open-ended, so if you have Android customization experiences to share,
please bring them along. 

This month's FLOSS Fund nominee is Ardour, which describes itself as
"a full-featured, free and open-source hard disk recorder and digital
audio workstation program suitable for professional use." You can find
out more about the project at http://ardour.org . You can make a
contribution to this project at the meeting, or by contacting me

Although we are chasing down a couple of leads, we are quickly running
out of KWLUG presentations. If you have something relevant to Linux or
free/open source software that you would be brave enough to present,
this would be a great time to pitch a presentation. Again, you can
make your pitch during this month's meeting, or by contacting me

If you are interested in Android development, there is a thriving
Android Development group in town:

If you are interested in learning how to use cryptography to help
protect your identity (and you happen to read this email before
Saturday afternoon) then this workshop by Jonathan Lamothe might be of
interest: http://crypto.eventbrite.ca/ . His workshop (which includes
a keysigning party) will be held on Saturday July 7 at 7pm. It is free
to attend, but you have to register. 

If you are interested in new user education and/or how to install
Ubintu, then Stephen Paul Weber's July 11 workshop might be of
interest. He will work through the process of installing Ubuntu 12.04
on some demonstration machines. You can find more details here:

If you are interested in knowing where to find this Monday's KWLUG
meeting, look no further: 

St John's Kitchen
97 Victoria Street N
(Corner of Victoria and Weber)

There is adequate bike parking along the side of the building,
adequate car parking in the Worth A Second Look parking lot, and
adequate maps and pictures on the KWLUG website. 

- Paul 

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