August Mid Atlantic Mp3car Meetup
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August Mid-Atlantic MP3car meetup: If you live on the east coast of the United States or happen to be traveling through we encourage you to come down to our mid atlantic mp3car event on August 22nd, 2009.
Confirmed attendees: (more detailed Bios later)
Costs: Free (get a ticket here)
Locations: Fort McHenry National Park, Baltimore, MD - (grassy area on the water near taxi dock) Rain Location available (TBA if raining)
- 8am-11am - Speaker series @ mp3car offices. (2400 Boston Street. Third Floor. Entrance to the left of lens crafters)
- 11:30 am - Pre event socializing on the grass by the water
- 12 noon - Mp3car BBQ and picknick
- 1:30 pm - Tour of cars and technology, more on the lawn socializing & technology reviews
- 3:00 pm - Car judging for the best of show contest.
- 4:00 pm - Mp3car lab & Office Tour (get a ticket here)
Morning Speaker series (8am-11am) (help guide the topics on our forums)
- 8am-11am (11:30am BBQ starts about 2 miles west)
- Bring your ticket. We are almost "sold out" of the free tickets.
- 5 Speakers, 36 minutes allocated to each speaker including setup time.
- 20-30 minutes of presentation, remaining time will be used for Q&A.
- Coffee, Fruit and pastries will be available.
8:00-8:36 am - Vitaliy Maksimov – What is "OBD", anyway?
- What is OBD
- OBD Applications
- Getting at the data
- Future of OBD
- Other Resources & Links to check out
8:36am-9:12am – Cabe Sipes – Experiences in car audio – Installing for an audience
- Mp3car Founder Robert Wray interviews Cabe Sipes about his days at MTV and Rock the Boat
- Audience Q&A
9:12am – 9:48 – Eric Brier - Underserved Computing Markets
- The white-space between mobile handsets and laptop/desktop.
- Designing for environments where a traditional mouse & keyboard are not desirable.
- Alternate Inputs: Touch, Voice, Hardware Button, Remote
- Market Trends: Broadband Connectivity, Convergence, Moore's Law
- New Computing Markets: Auto, Air, Hotels, Boating, Kitchen, Restaurant/Bar, etc…
9:48am-10:24 – Mark Miller
- Capacitors, power systems,
- How to get the best car computer sound quality with a budget.
- Things to think about before starting your project or contacting an installer
10:24am-11:00am Silvio Fiorito– Windows Embedded in the mobile environment. What is it (101), tips, tricks, best practices, DIY.
- What is windows embedded, the history, background, architecture
- How to develop a windows embedded image
- Strengths and Weaknesses of Windows embedded
- Other tools and DIY windows embedded
- Performance and reliability optimizations
- Gui Customizations for the OEM look
- XP embed with Solid State disks and USB
- Audience Q/A
Tour info: We can give up to15 people a tour of our office and lab space. There will be future opertunites for local users. We have a modest office so please don't expect more than a bunch of work stations, a lab area, ociliscopes, a computer building area, inventory and other geerkery. Request a tour using eventbrite. Priority will be given to those traveling great distances.
Lodging & Site seeing: Check this website http://baltimore.org for some interesting ideas or post questions in our forums events thread.
Tickets: Get your tickets here: http://mp3carmidatlantic.eventbrite.com/ ( this is mainly used for us to track attendance, plan food purcahses and office tours)
Talk about this event on our forums
Getting There and Parking:
- Fort McHenry National Park Navigate to 2400 East Fort Avenue, 21230 (see map below)
- Mp3car office - Navigate to 2400 Boston Street, 21224 (see map below)