Announcing my standing for the Maemo Council Q3-2010

I’ve decided to candidate myself again (yes, I wasn’t elected last time) for the Maemo Council elections. 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 profile: 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 devices 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 –

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 –

May 2010: PySide: Python Bindings for the Qt Framework @ PyCon Italia 4 –

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 client. Both applications are written in Qt/C++ and are using QtMobility as multimedia libraries.


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 our new Community.