Brandon Smith will discuss how Republic Wireless is shaking mobile communications. They couldn't have achieved what they did in 2 short years without the Android ecosystem. Come learn about the Republic journey: stories of gray markets, hardware vendors, carriers, and one smallish development team, forced to learn mobile apps, trying to change the world. Don't miss this presentation!

Chris Bedics of Robert Half is sponsoring tonight's meetup.  Robert Half Technology is a leading provider of technology professionals on a project and full-time basis.  With more than 100 locations in North America, South America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, the company provides highly skilled talent for IT initiatives ranging from web development and multiplatform systems integration to network security and technical support.  For more information about Robert Half Technology or to learn about online job search opportunities, please call us at (919)[masked] or visit

Non-SAS employees:Please RSVP on the Meetup site by 9am on the day of the Meetup. Guests are welcome. If you can't make it, un-RSVP so somebody else can use your slot. Check in at the front gate when you arrive and follow the map directions to building S.

SAS employees: You do not need to RSVP - just show up. Let Ross Hannah and I know if you can help with hosting or cleaning up.

Smoking is not allowed in the building, but we do have free WiFi available under the SSID "guest". Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks or use the first floor break room (near the bathrooms on the left as you come in - meeting rooms are to the right).

Presenters and sponsors wanted! If you can present something during a future meetup please contact Bill Walser, Bill Lahti or Mike Thomas--and, of course Ed, Ross, and Luke.

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  • Michael T.


    April 4, 2014

  • Kevin M.

    Thanks to Brandon for sharing his insights. As always, thanks to the organizers for their efforts into putting these meetings together. They are enjoyable and valuable.

    February 7, 2014

  • Nguyen M. T.

    very good impression. I look forward to the next one.

    February 7, 2014

  • Charles A J.

    Very interesting discussion. The group may also be interested in the data sharing aspects of these 3 Google Play apps too: Open Garden, Foxfi, The Serval Mesh

    1 · February 7, 2014

  • Dean P.

    Great, really enjoyed Republic Wireless getting deep in the weeds with some of the hurdles they overcame, and their bright outlook moving forward.

    1 · February 7, 2014

  • Dawn D.

    Stuck at work :(

    February 6, 2014

  • Marcel K.

    Yes, please record if possible. I really wanted to attend, but a conflict came up.

    2 · February 4, 2014

  • Robert C.

    I've had a conflict come up and will not be able to attend this meetup.

    February 3, 2014

  • Ed S.

    I second the idea of a recording of the talk (recorded Hangout). I have other obligations that night but would love it see it in some form.

    February 2, 2014

  • Ed B.

    Does anybody want to try recording the talk or making a google hangout?

    1 · January 31, 2014

  • Chrispy

    No one

    January 30, 2014

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