At Mashup Camp, I wanted to understand what interfaces (if any) web developers would be interested in using to enable mobile usage models on our platforms. I think a couple key observations should first be made before I continue:
The microphones were turned on, everyone was greeted and our hosts asked for ideas to fill the schedule. The line formed quickly and before you know it each idea got a 20 sec pitch at the mic and a place on the schedule. These campers came with great ideas and were ready to share.
I spent most of last week at Mashup Camp in Mt.View at the Computer History Museum. The first twodays were Mashup University. An introduction into whatsponsoring companies are doing to establish framework and platform leadershipin the market. Intel, Adobe, Microsoft , AOL and others have brand awareness insoftware development; so they are looked to as industry leaders. If thesecompanies make a big investment in a technology then it reduces the risk forsmaller software companies to do the same.
The Intel Software Network (ISN) has asked me to participate in being an active participant in their efforts to help software engineers within Intel have a better relationship with the software development community as a whole. I don't purport to speak for Intel or want to for that matter, I just found it an honor to be asked to share my thoughts and maybe even my pet peeves.
Here's goes something...
My name is is C.V. Vick (don't ask... there was an unfortunate naming accident at my birth) and I'm a software architect in the software side of the Intel house. I must it admit it's a bit challenging (strange, surreal, Pythonesque?) to "do" software in a hardware company, but I believe it's important to influence our hardware groups to build the best platforms for software and ensure that software takes advantage of the platform.
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