Update on the Community
Our second community takeover was very interesting. In ARM Wearables Week, we partnered with Hexus and we could see traffic was mostly consumer or end users.
I think both are useful for the community, even if I have a personal preference towards all the excellent project suggestions new members posted.
Check out the Kickstarter Week document which provides links to all the related content published during the week.
Maintenance and Mobile
Last Sunday, I removed the photo album feature, after making sure all content was transferred into documents. As I explained when I gave advanced warning, as the feature wasn't used much, we preferred shift that cost to generating more quality content, especially for our Chinese community. If you read simplified Chinese, you're welcome to go and say hi to Song Bin 宋斌 in 中文社区.
We also invite you to read our Changes on Mobile App Support for the Community announcement.
End of Year Cover
The ARM Connected Community is primarily a professional, technical, community. Song Bin 宋斌, our APAC Community Manager, will be your main contact within the next two weeks.
As many members will take some holidays, you will not only have much less content created, but your questions may not receive replies in a timely manner.
If your business is losing money over a technical difficulty, then maybe relying on community support during that period of the year will be a problem. For formal technical support from ARM, please consult ARM Support.
Almost every week, I pick a few items on the community I think you should see. You can also find featured content on the community homepage and on the overview page of each community.
- Tim Klein updates you on RenderScript GPU driver support on Juno, ARMv8 development platform.
- Out of Box Analysis Board Winners!,
- Kickstarter Week - 8 -12 December and my preferred project despite being a dog person: The Kickstarter Cat Toy That Just Raised Over $100k. Thanks David for all this great content!
- From Zero to Boot: Porting Android to your ARM platform was posted in 2011 but is still relevant and very popular.
- A64 Shift and Extend Operations: Operand Modifiers from Jacob. His blogs are referenced from many other technical sites/communities and this one is from yesterday!
This week, I'd like to highlight Wenjun Zhang! Wenjun works in the ARM digital team (across my desk) and she's looking after ARM partners both in this community and the quarterly newsletter she creates. Thanks mainly to her help and Ping Zuo 左平's, we managed to reconnect with 500 partners within 6 months of the community. To give all visitors up to date information, having a close relationship with our partners is paramount.
With more than 1,200 Partners, the growing ARM ecosystem is still by far the biggest in the industry, giving you choice at every step of your project, from the idea, design, to realisation and testing.
The DAC Call for Papers is open until January 20. More details in Brenda's blog DAC 2015 - June 7-11, San Francisco, CA. Brenda also tells the benefit of reserving a spot in the ARM Connected Community Pavilion before it's full...
Tip - How to Change Your Username?
I can see that a few people register with their email address as username. As I put in the registration form, I don't recommend it but it's up to you!
But you could have missed the mention or not fully realised that it would really be public.
You are unable to do it yourself, but we can change your username if you ask us to.
That could also be useful, should you want to change from a pseudonym to use your real name so your contribution could be used as easy proof of your expertise.
Whatever the reason, have a look at User Account, User Name, Display Name, SSO... - FAQ for all details.