Mezcode founder, Elizabeth Mezias just got back from the Consumer Electronics Show and 2014 AT&T Developer Summit. She attended the show with Hoyos Labs, the recipient of a Showstoppers award for Design in Engineering. At the Summit, she paid special attention to the voice biometric web service that was announced and introduced by AT&T. This service does not require the AT&T network and could prove useful in the product plans at Hoyos Labs. Of course, the Macklemore and Ryan Lewis concert was also great fun, if not a little controversial.
Last summer, she went to the AnDevCon show in Boston. The conference is packed with technical classes to keep any Android Developer up to date with the latest and greatest mobile technologies. Earlier in the year she spent a week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, participating in two hackathons while attending the biggest show in the business. One of the coding contests is part of the show, the CEA MoDev Hackathon on Wednesday, January 9th. Another code-a-thon was held at the Palms as part of the AT&T Developer Summit on Saturday and Sunday, Jan 5-6th. Elizabeth created Google Earth hacks to demo at both of these events.
In January Miss Mezias enjoyed a two day vacation with the new Google Glass at Google's offices in San Francisco. The Glass Foundry event for developers was invitation-only. "It was like touching the sky" to stand next to the Bay Bridge and become a Glass Pioneer, trying out the new technology and getting a preview of the Mirror API; an awesome privilege. She bought Glass #534 and is collaborating on a Glass project with Stanford University Human Computer Interface grad students to bring this convenient, wearable technology into health care, specifically into Stanford hospital. This work builds on her earlier work in the Stanford Medical school, on the MILES project (see links on left).
In October, Miss Mezias presented the latest techniques for writing live wallpapers and home screen widgets that create real-time, actionable data in a glanceable display to motivate users. The talk related lessons learned from the Healthy Aging Studies research projects at Stanford University. The first presentation was given at the Silicon Valley Code Camp. The "Home Sweet Home" session was given on Sunday, October 7th. A repeat of the session was done on Friday, October 19th at the San Jose Convention Center as part of the Global Mobile Silicon Valley (GMIC) conference. The Mezcode Sound Check app for the Sony SmartWatch also qualified for participation in the GMIC conference contest for new mobile apps.
The Medicine X conference held on campus at Stanford University in September 2012 hosted a breakout session for the MILES project that was well attended. In addition to participation at the conference, Elizabeth was also seen on the podcast of the pre-conference Self-Tracking Symposium. The symposium and conference are informative discussions of mobile and wearables offering continued inspiration for continued work with Android sensor technologies. A detailed article to describe the work of the Stanford MILES research team is found on the medicineX web site.
After purchasing an HTC G1 phone in 2008 Mezcode was founded by Elizabeth Mezias. She downloaded the Android SDK and started writing apps. You can find most of her work on the Android Market. Mezcode apps are also on the Blackberry App World and Kindle Fire markets. Early on in the Android eco-system the Alarmoid app was entered into the Android Developer Challenge. It scored in the top 25% of applications overall from thousands of entries. Elizabeth has been working full-time on Android with Mezcode since 2008.
She started writing apps for a research team at Stanford University in June, 2010. She is on the cutting edge, using apps to influence behavior and help people make good choices. The effort includes animated live wallpapers, home screen widgets and daily polls to collect data from participants in an intervention - a preventive health study. More details about this work in Healthy Aging Studies can be found on the Stanford Apps project page.