Open Discussion of Developer Issues
Over the years, there has been much written and spoken about the challenges facing mobile developers. This will be no different in some of the sessions and in the hallways at the Mobile & Embedded Developer Days conference and at BarCampME in Santa Clara next week.
To facilitate converting talk into action, a room has been been reserved from 9 AM to 1 PM on Friday January 25th near the MEDD site for an extended face-to-face discussion.
The timing coincides with the conclusion of the MEDD conference to take advantage of the momentum caused by the conference, and so that members of the community who are flying in to attend the MEDD conference can participate in this discussion.
The discussion is not limited to any particular technology or aspect of the mobile application ecosystem.
The agenda is fluid but is looking something like this:
- Introductions - getting to know each other and why we are interested in developer issues
- Vision/Goals - what would we like to accomplish in the interests of developers? In 2008? In the next quarter?
- Recent Activity - What was attempted last year that worked or did not work?
- From Talk to Action - Blogging and writing articles has helped us understand but not necessarily led to change. What new *actions* can we take during the next quarter towards reaching these goals?
We might only reach the second agenda item, but leaving with a better knowledge of who is genuinely interested in addressing mobile developer issues, having a common vision, and sharing email addresses and phone numbers, will in itself be a great first step.
If you are interested in attending, please email Terrence, or myself at email@example.com.