[maemo-community] Council nomination: Andrea Grandi

From: Andrea Grandi a.grandi at gmail.com
Date: Fri Aug 27 03:36:09 EEST 2010
I've decided to candidate myself again (yes, I wasn't elected last
time) for the Maemo Council. During these months I've tried to help
more the Maemo Community and I've started working to two Qt/C++
projects. Here you can find something more about me.

Name: Andrea Grandi
maemo.org profile: Andy80 - http://maemo.org/profile/view/andy80/
Corporate affiliation: none

Introduction: My name is Andrea Grandi, I live in Italy and I'm a
Computer Science student. I've worked for some years as a software
developer, then I started university. I'm part of the Maemo Community
since 2007. Since then I like to help new users, organizing events,
developing applications for Maemo. During this year I've started
developing applications using Qt/C++ for N900, to be ready when MeeGo
for handled device will be out. I really like to collaborate with
other community members to build together the best product ever.

My life in the Community:

- May 2008: PyMaemo: Python for Nokia Internet Tablet @ PyCon Italia 2
- http://www.pycon.it/conference/talks/pymaemo-python-i-nokia-internet-tablet
- September 2008: ESBox and Pluthon Eclipse plugins: how to use
Eclipse to develop Maemo applications @ Maemo Summit 2008 -
- Summer 2009: I worked to python-mafw bindings, during a stage in Igalia.
- October 2009: python-mafw: MAFW framework for Python developers @
Maemo Summit 2009 - http://wiki.maemo.org/Maemo_Summit_2009
- May 2010: PySide: Python Bindings for the Qt Framework @ PyCon
Italia 4 - http://www.pycon.it/conference/talks/qt-mobile-pyside-bindings

Current Activities: I'm currently working to two Maemo/MeeGo projects.
The first one is mSoma, a Soma.Fm client that I'm developing with
Lorenzo Bettini. The other one is LastGo, a Last.fm client. Both
applications are written in Qt/C++ and are using QtMobility as
multimedia libraries.

- mSoma: http://gitorious.org/msoma - http://maemo.org/packages/view/msoma
- LastGo: http://gitorious.org/lastgo - http://maemo.org/packages/view/lastgo

Motivations: I really would like to be able to do more for the
community and one of the best way could be to be part of the council,
to help both users/developers to explain their requests to Nokia and
Nokia to understand the requests from the community. There are a lot
of fantastic ideas coming from the community that could improve what
we are doing: the key is to organize them and giving them more
attention. This is what I've always looked for: working together to
build something great! This will be probably the last Maemo Council,
since now we (Maemo) and them (Moblin) are all part of the same
community: MeeGo, and I'd like to help Maemo people to feel the most
comfortable possible in oour new Community.


Andrea Grandi
email: a.grandi [AT] gmail [DOT] com
website: http://www.andreagrandi.it
PGP Key: http://www.andreagrandi.it/pgp_key.asc
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