Over the past year I was on the intern team for a Canadian research network called SurfNet. SurfNet primarily concerns itself with interactive surfaces and things you can touch like a touch table or SMART boards. The intern team gets projects submitted to them by professors that are part of the research network. It was fun to work on the intern team but unfortunately it was not a lot of team work. The majority of the projects came from my local university and I worked alone. Even after finishing with them September 1, 2011 they are still keeping me on the payroll to work unofficially for them. They wish to put the entire team on a project I have been working on over the past few months.
Every year they hold a conference and gather all the people involved in SurfNet. This year it was held in Calgary, Alberta at the University of Calgary. Excellent establishment, great people and an all around fun time. This year they offered students to submit ideas for workshops. I decided to submit a workshop on Android development. Albeit not to related to SurfNet it is still an interactive surface and almost everyone is beginning to pick up on Android as the best way to developer quick research projects targeting mobile devices. So I gave a 1.5hr talk on Android and it generated some pretty good interest. Here are the slides purely for interests sake.