[maemo-users] [maemo-users] Presentation to Local LUG

From: Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Date: Tue May 23 16:53:30 EEST 2006
On Mon, May 22, 2006 at 02:53:22PM -0400, Jeremy Mcnicoll wrote:
> I am cross posting this on purpose, because I want as much feedback / ideas
> as I can get.
> I am doing a presentation to a local LUG that I am a regular member and
> contributor (http://www.oclug.on.ca).  The topic for this month (June 6/06)
> is you guessed it the N770, by guess who.  ME!
> So what I was hoping for is input from you guys.  What sorts of things would
> people out there recomend that I talk about?
> Right now the talk is planned to cover the following:
> -High level view of what the device is.
> -Developement environement
> -overall description of what the device is, and how it functions
> -What applications are available.
> -Simple demo.

It seems to me that applications and demo are the most interesting part.

A couple of interesting applications you could show:

  - FBReader for e-books (get free (legal) ebooks from

  - Maemo Mapper (optionally with a bluetooth GPS, which of course won't
    work indoors)

> This has to be about an hour in length and there is a range of backgrounds
> attending.  Though most of them are hard core geeks. ;-)

Hard core geeks you say?  How about showing an SSH server on the device,
or demoing the mounting of NFS shares.  Or how vim works with the
on-screen keyboard in an xterm.  Or how to repackage a debian package
from the Debian ARM port so that it is installable with the Application

Marius Gedminas
Give a man a computer program and you give him a headache, but teach him to
program computers and you give him the power to create headaches for others for
the rest of his life...
        -- R. B. Forest
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