Silicon Valley Code Camp : October 8th and 9th, 2011.
Alison Chaiken is a Linux embedded developer and systems programmer with a particular interest in automotive applications. She is the founder of the free and non-commercial Silicon Valley Automotive Open Source meetup.com group.
Handsets and tablets are nearing product maturity, while other device categories (notably automotive, medical and smart grid) are about to undergo a growth spurt. How can developers participate on these new platforms? What are the opportunities for the HW accessory market, systems programmers and app devs? The automotive industry software heavyweight is the GENIVI Alliance, which has selected MeeGo (http://tinyurl.com/5v8jgbv) as an officially supported OS for IVI ("in-vehicle infotainment"). Two car manufacturers in China (Geely and HawTai) are already shipping MeeGo-IVI-based cars. Other announcements outside of China are pending (http://tinyurl.com/6joo83l). Hear a comparison of the prospects for MeeGo and Android in the IVI space and learn about how to develop cross-platform apps for MeeGo-IVI using Qt (http://tinyurl.com/5ss94ye). Slides at http://she-devel.com/.