Components and modular pieces are your thing? Then, you’re probably a fan of Project Ara. Live in Singapore or somewhere nearby? There's reason to celebrate – the Project Ara Module Developers’ Conference is coming to Singapore.
If you’ve not yet heard of Project Ara but are interested in it, it’s basically Google’s effort at reinventing the way mobile phones are crafted. It evolves the concept of a smartphone as modules instead of just making it out of materials such as metal, glass and/or silicon – think along the likes of Lego blocks that can be assembled and replaced as and when you want.
According to Google, the key focus for the upcoming conference will be on the next major release of the Ara Mobile Developers Kit (version 0.20), along with highlighting what the changes will be and demoing the platform.
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More information about the event
Google will host the first of the Project Ara Module Developers’ Conference in its headquarters (in Mountain View) on 14 January next year, and will then extend it out to Asia a week later.
Singapore will be the next stop, on 21 January 2015 and Google’s offices in Bangalore, Tokyo, Taipei, and Shanghai will be the satellite locations connected via bi-directional video. The content across both live locations will be identical.
Want to attend the conference? You’ll need to put through your applications no later than 2 December, and pay the registration fees that cost between US$25 (S$32) and US$200 (S$258). More information on the conference and the preliminary agenda can be retrieved from here.