March Int/Adv Meeting : An Android Double

Mar 6 2012 19:00
Mar 6 2012 21:00

The Buzzard Lecture Theatre. Evan Burge Building, Trinity College, Melbourne University Main Campus, Parkville.


  • An Android Overview - Russel Coker
  • Linux and Android: Marriage of convenience, or match made in heaven? - Aryan Ameri

An Android overview.


All about Android, freedom, utility, the future of mobile phones, and some cool apps.


Russell Coker does general Linux programming and systems administration. He is most well known for his work on NSA Security Enhanced Linux. Other projects he has been involved in include Bonnie++ (lead developer), Postal (lead developer), Debian (developer), Linux Security Modules (LSM) (contributor), KDE (contributor), OpenSSH (contributor)

Linux and Android: Marriage of convenience, or match made in heaven?

This talk will focus on the history of Android as a mobile operating, its interactions with the Linux kernel and the bigger free software community, and the possible ways in which this relationship could evolve in future. It will briefly introduce the audience to Android programming, specifically porting traditional GNU/Linux applications to Android, and then ponder on ARM vs. x86 rivalry, the upcoming Windows on ARM, and the challenges that lie ahead for Linux in the embedded world.

Aryan Ameri is a technology enthusiast and hobbyist. An advocate of free software, he has participated in deploying Cloud computing technologies in the enterprise. Aryan is the co-organiser of Android Australia User Group and works on Android development.

The Buzzard Lecture Theatre, Evan Burge Building, Trinity College Main Campus Parkville Melways Map: 2B C5

Notes: Trinity College's Main Campus is located off Royal Parade. The Evan Burge Building is located near the Tennis Courts. See our Map of Trinity College. Additional maps of Trinity and the surrounding area (including its relation to the city) can be found at

Parking can be found along or near Royal Parade, Grattan Street, Swanston Street and College Crescent. Parking within Trinity College is unfortunately only available to staff.

For those coming via Public Transport, the number 19 tram (North Coburg - City) passes by the main entrance of Trinity College (Get off at Morrah St, Stop 12). This tram departs from the Elizabeth Street tram terminus (Flinders Street end) and goes past Melbourne Central Timetables can be found on-line at:

Before and/or after each meeting those who are interested are welcome to join other members for dinner. We are open to suggestions for a good place to eat near our venue. Maria's on Peel Street in North Melbourne is currently the most popular place to eat after meetings.

LUV would like to acknowledge Red Hat for their help in obtaining the Buzzard Lecture Theatre venue and VPAC for hosting!


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