[CoMoDev] Re: Welcome to David Wathen

  • From: "Rick Sands" <Rick@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <comodev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2005 13:37:04 -0700

Wow... Sounds like you had a *great* meeting.  Personally, I'd rather have
the informal discussions like that MOST of the time with formal
presentations deriving from them only as needed.  


-----Original Message-----
From: comodev-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:comodev-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of David Beers
Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2005 1:26 PM
To: Rick Sands
Subject: [CoMoDev] Re: Welcome to David Wathen

No sweat, Rick.  It apparently turned out to be a bad night for most of the
regulars--I might not have made it myself if it hadn't been for the fact
that I was responsible for presenting.

As it happened the three of us who made it dispensed with the formal
presentation and just had a rollicking good discussion on topics such as:
        * The relative merits of Java and .NET (discussed among guys who use
both and don't have a 'religious' affiliation to either)
        * The future of the Win32 API
        * How the Palm/WinMobile/Symbian showdown will shake out in the
coming years
        * The joys and perils of independent consulting
        * The somewhat counterintuitive evolution of the mobile software
market from a zillion different classes of applications to just a few and
what that means
        * The strong demand for ruggedized devices (and how this has been a
boon to the Windows Mobile platform)
        * Why dirt bikes are good and ATVs are evil

I'd like to say you didn't miss much, but I'd be lying if I did.  All
present agreed that we had *very* important things to say. ;-)

We'll do SyncML another time.  Maybe April if there isn't a demand for
something else.  Paul Herin made noises about doing a presentation on how to
do crypto when you don't know if your mobile is going to be talking to a
.NET server, a J2EE server, or your aunt Lucille's toaster oven, so I'm
inclined to lean on him for that! :-)


 On Wed, 23 Mar 2005 11:23:46 -0700, Rick Sands wrote:
> First, welcome to David Wathen ...
> Second, I am sorry I missed last night's meeting - especially after 
> saying I'd be there... Stuff came up (Girl Scouts) and I was hi-jacked
into it...
> -Rick
> -----Original Message-----
> From: comodev-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:comodev-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of David Beers
> Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2005 10:56 AM
> To: comodev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [CoMoDev] Welcome to David Wathen
> Folks, please welcome David Wathen to the CoMoDev list.  David is a 
> software developer in a Boulder-based startup called LockSolid. He's 
> interested in learning more about mobile development issues in 
> preparation for some development his company is planning on doing in the
> Welcome aboard, David!
> =========================
> David Beers, Moderator
> Colorado Mobile Developers
> www.comodev.com

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