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Zigurd Mednieks
Works at Surfaceable.com
Attended MIT
Lives in Harvard, MA
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  • Surfaceable.com
    Principal, 2011 - present
  • OpenMobile
    CTO, 2011 - 2013
  • D2 Technologies
  • JumpTap
  • Chasma
  • Ercisson Junpier Networks (EJN)
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Harvard, MA
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Taos, NM - Cambridge, MA - Vienna, Austria - Oak Park, IL
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Making things with Android. Contact information at zigurd.com
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I'm lead author of Programming Android, the top-selling intermediate-level Android book, now revised and expanded for a 2nd edition. I'm also lead author of Enterprise Android, the first Android programming book to focus on high-performance networked apps with an all-device UI. Now my co-authors and me are working on a 3rd edition of Programming Android.

I run a consultancy called Surfaceable.com. Surfaceable helps companies use the Android OS and Android app software  in their products and systems.

I was the part-time CTO for a startup that ported the Android runtime environment to other operating systems.

A few years ago I co-authored Android Application Development, published by O'Reilly. Many years ago I wrote C Programming Techniques for the Macintosh.

Before I started working on Android software, I designed and helped build a operating system for IP telephony systems, and a presence-centric IP telephony UI built on that platform.

I have designed application UIs, voice UIs, communications APIs, and other combinations of user experience, social media, and communication.

I can speak Latvian, and can get by in German. I know enough Mandarin to tell a taxi driver where to stop. Most of the time.

I like helping people make good and useful products.
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I have created several novel techniques in communications systems and user interfaces. I have an issued patent and several patents in process.
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  • MIT
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This needs accelerometers so you can scratch with it.
Recent data has shown that the purchase vinyl records is on the rise, but as much as we would love to start collecting vinyl, not every artist, song,...
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Hospitals have great potential for using sensor systems to improve health care outcomes, in part because of the movement of works through their work environment.
Over four months of tracking and testing, French researchers mapped the hops that bacteria made from one person to another. Within a month, a third of patients were newly colonized with staph.
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At the Bromfield student/staff basketball game
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At the O'Reilly Software Architecture conference. Say "Hi!" if you are in town
http://softwarearchitecturecon.com/sa2015
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Charles dropping into Valkyries bowl
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Snow was unusually good for a sunny week at TSV.  The new lift seems to have taken some load off the lower slopes. 
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Back side at Taos
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Another perfect day
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The same Elvis bust I saw on White Street in New York
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Thanks to the FCC and Tom Wheeler for supporting local choice and broadband competition. https://takeaction.withgoogle.com/open-internet-g
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Spartan, clean, cheap, closest hotel to Union Station. No-password wifi, plus Ethernet in the rooms. Cold AC in the hot summer.
Quality: Very GoodFacilities: Very GoodService: Excellent
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