Michael Hall

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A New Android App for Teaching Kids How to Read

Have you been looking for software to help your child to read? Well, your quest may be over. Phoenicia is a new literacy application for Android developed by Michael Hall, an open source software developer, community manager, and technology evangelist currently working at Canonical, maker of Ubuntu. In this interview, he talks about the diagnosis of his oldest child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, his learning curve of Android development, and why user testing matters more than you think...

Give Back This Holiday: Language Input Needed for Literacy Project

The Christmas holiday is fast approaching and many of us are thinking about ways we can help others, both near and far. The world certainly needs as much help, kindness, and charity as it can get, and some of us give money, or food, and toys to help out. Whatever we can give out of our own abundance to make things just a little bit brighter for someone else. And, what do we have in abundance more than code? When you think of open source, you might think of free desktops, or big data clouds, or even more traditional data center services, but just some simple code can do much more than powering window managers and business communication—it can be life changing...

Oscars Of Science: Breakthrough Awards Hands Out $21m To Transform Physicists Into Rockstars

Tim Walker | The Independent | December 13, 2013

In Hollywood this week, the talk was all about the Golden Globe nominations, but several hundred miles to the north, Silicon Valley’s biggest names were enjoying a new kind of awards ceremony – and they invited one of the film industry’s favourite sons to host it. Read More »