Re: Accessibility Hackfest - Further Planning

On Wed, 2010-02-10 at 19:04 -0500, Joanmarie Diggs wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-02-10 at 16:18 -0800, Brian Cameron wrote:
> > Eitan:
> > 
> > > Showroom
> > > ----------------
> > > * We will be demonstrating GNOME to the industry and to users. As far
> > > as I know, we are the only ones offering a completely free, open and
> > > accessible personal computing platform, this is huge, and this is why
> > > we are going to CSUN. In better times Sun would be there too
> > > showcasing GNOME, but not this year.
> > 
> > Isn't Joanmarie going?  While she isn't from Sun, she is very much
> > an OpenSolaris volunteer and I would think capable of representing
> > Sun and OpenSolaris.
> Yeah, I am going. 

Ke and I are going too.

> I did have some second (and third and fourth) thoughts
> about doing so given everything that's been taking place lately.
> However, this does strike me as being a good opportunity to apply what
> I've learned from educational films and documentaries such as the
> "Stepford Wives," and "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" and secretly turn
> others into Orca developers.
> Sorry, it's the sleep deprivation talking.... ;-)
> All kidding aside, I've been in contact with Ke Wang to see if he'd be
> interested in possibly becoming the Orca team's java guy, which would
> help our tiny team out alot. It's my intent to work with him on Orca's
> support for java, identifying and fixing as many bugs as we can.
> I'm also actively recruiting another developer into joining the Orca
> team, but whether or not he'll be able to come to CSUN is something
> which remains to be seen. But if he can, it is my intent to also work
> with him quite a bit.
> Any other CSUN-bound hackers interested in becoming a <strike>pod
> person</strike> developer of an awesome screen reader with an awesome
> bunch of users, give me a holler.

Ke and I surely want to learn more things about Orca, and contribute as
much as we can.


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