Project Ara, the lego-like snap together modular phone project which moved over to Google under the Advanced Technology and Projects Group as part of the sale of Motorola to Lenovo, is picking up steam with Google announcing a developer conference will be held in April at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California near to the Google Campus.
This is the first in what Google plans to be a series of three conferences involving Project Ara to be held during 2014, with this conference specifically looking to standardise the Module Developers’ Kit (MDK) for an Alpha release. The conference will feature ‘a detailed walk-through of existing and planned features of the Ara platform, a briefing and community feedback sessions on the alpha MDK, and an announcement of a series of prize challenges for module developers’. The results of the project will be put up onto the Project Ara website.
It’s a conference intended to help developers and Google would like for developers to be the ones attending, but fans of the concept will be able to follow along via live streams and you can bet that we will be.