The people who came were as always from a lot of different companies; Spotify, formerly of Spotify, Voddler, Qbranch and many others.
After my short introduction and talk on some new Google technologies (Mostly Closure) Tommy Widenflycht from Google Sweden did a talk on Google recruitment and then answered questions for a long time, handing out frisbees and hats to the best ones.
Apparently, there's a need for really talented Server-Side coders (C++/Java) and A/V Codec programmers in the Stockholm office (and elsewhere). If you feel that you fit the bill, contact me by direct email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or comment this post and I'll make sure you get to talk to the right people.
Android Hackathon the previous Saturday; Which apps had been created, which ones had _almost_ been created, and so on. Several people who had been present was in the audience as well, so we had some recaps and discussions about team @froderik's Android Hudson front-end and the other apps as well.
The last talk for the night was by Sony Ericsson's strategy manager Thomas Bailey, who did show and pass around an actual X10 Android phone. It's surprisingly and reassuringly heavy and a screen that is 'right' sized. The interesting parts of Thomas' talk was the fact that Sony Ericsson is starting their own Android App store, to be able to offer developers a more controlled environment to publish their apps to, and Sony Ericsson's signature apps (Organizing and formatting activity streams and media) which will exist only on their phones but can be extended using XML files, which will pop in future sources of contacts, media and other things, which is a neat concept in itself.
Our next meeting will be on January 14th, where we will cover the following topics:
See you guys then, and a Merry Spaghettimas to you all!