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Re: Introductions

From: Brian LeRoux <brian.leroux@westcoastlogic.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 10:47:35 -0700
Message-ID: <a4bcf6320908311047ne5ea5edn5b3f63aa2dbc1199@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jere.Kapyaho@nokia.com
Cc: public-device-apis@w3.org, robin@robineko.com
Hello everyone!

I'm Brian LeRoux of Nitobi Software and the PhoneGap project. My aim
is to implement the spec and help in any way I can contributing to the
API's themselves. =)

Cheers,
Brian


On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 6:42 AM, <Jere.Kapyaho@nokia.com> wrote:
> Hello DAP folk,
>
> since Robin has kindly asked us all to introduce ourselves, here goes:
>
> I'm Jere Käpyaho from Nokia Corporation (the Devices R&D unit). I hope to
> make a solid contribution to the standardization of APIs for web
> applications, making them useful for developers all over the world. My
> employer also likes the idea [1].
>
> Since the home computer days of early 1980's I've gone from learning UNIX at
> the university, via the birth of the Web and the launch of Linux, to the
> dotcom boom and bust. I covered a lot of that as a freelance IT journalist.
> I have an M.Sc. degree in User Interface Software Development from the
> University of Tampere, Finland [2].
>
> I joined Nokia in the year 2000 (given that all the computers of the world
> didn't crash then :-)). Among other things, I've worked with Java ME in the
> Java Community Process, both as Spec Lead and Expert Group member [3]. A few
> of years ago I came full circle, back to the web full-time, and it seems to
> have done nicely in the meantime. Now I've participated in the W3C WebApps
> working group since October 2008, and helped a bit with the Widgets specs..
> I'm a stickler for valid markup, I18N [4], and good API design [5].
>
> I started writing code 25 years ago and still want to, and like to, do it..
> Hardware and software come and go, and if you like, we can trade ancient or
> modern computing folklore over tasty beverages. Most of all, though, I love
> music [6].
>
> Thanks to everyone involved for taking on this work. Let's make it hang
> together real well.
>
> --Jere
>
> [1]
> http://www.forum.nokia.com/Technology_Topics/Web_Technologies/Web_Runtime/
> [2] http://www.cs.uta.fi/research/theses/masters/Kapyaho_Jere.pdf
> [3] http://jcp.org/en/press/news/specLeadStars/commFocus_stars_kapyaho
> [4] http://www.w3.org/International/
> [5] http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1176622
> [6] http://kapyaho.info/music/
>
>
> On 25.8.2009 17.01, "ext Robin Berjon" <robin@robineko.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> the working group now has sufficient members that we can safely assume
>> that most if not all of the core participants that will contribute to
>> it over its lifetime are present here. I would therefore like to ask
>> everyone on the list < especially W3C participants but also members of
>> the public < to introduce themselves. I'll start with myself.
> [and so he did]
>
>
>
>
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