This Saturday (October 16th) Fumon, Rob, and I are going to hack on Plover at the lab from noon until around 5PM. Plover is the just-released Open Source steno program, which (with much practice) lets you type 300 WPM!
We’ll be focusing on two things:
- brainstorming about open hardware ideas for chording keyboards including a soft-circuit one. Have sewing machine, laser, and Makerbot, will prototype!
- working on the GUI portion of the app – adding the ability to switch between custom steno dictionaries and edit them
Skills that will be useful and put to use:
- hardware hacking
- python (the code is BEAUTIFUL, incidentally)
- gnome universal access
- GTK GUIs
Come on out and help build Plover! We’ll also be posting updates in #plover on freenode, which you can access through a browser here.