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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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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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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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Another perfect day
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A storm has moved in. The view of the mountains is completely obscured. Freshies tomorrow!
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Step out the front door and what do you see? Another ludicrously flamboyant display of clouds and sky in New Mexico. As clouds gather above the Sangre de Cristo range, they are under-lit by the setting sun.
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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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Lunch with +Eric Mack​ at the Bavarian. It was really too cold to eat outside but the views are awesome.
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I call that look "1970s ax murderer chic"
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Good news to wake up to
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From ABQ to Taos. The driveway has less snow, but better skiing at the end of the driveway.
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Skied it
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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.
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