orb3000 · Oct 28, 2010 at 09:00 pm

Meet XDA Portal News Writer Team – The Next Chapter

Well, it has been almost eight months since we launched our Portal delivering you the hottest selected stuff from the vast world of XDA, more than 1500 articles have been published and thanks to you, we have multiple comments, suggestions, critics, likes, and dislikes. The great team our Portal Administrator, egzthunder1, has created along with User Experience Admin svetius has the only intention to deliver you the best of the new applications mods, tweaks, themes, skins, and many other stuff that is created on a daily basis by one of the most important group of developers around the Web: xda-developers!

As some of you may be wondering who are the people behind the articles being published, we decided to write a short bios of each of the members of the News Writers Team, so you can know them better:

egzthunder1

Since how long you are on the NW team? From the beginning back in February.

Do you write for other sites? No.

If so, which ones? N/A

What you do for living outside of XDA? International Sales Manager for a Scientific Instrumentation Company.

And a brief personal words: I have been a member of XDA for over 5 years with devices ranging from the Wallaby, Blue Angel, Mogul, Vogue, Wizard, Raphael, Herman, Leo, and as of recently, the EVO. I have learned an awful lot about many things on my time here, including some cooking for WM devices and some bare essentials for Android. I am also a Senior Moderator and try to keep up with all the latest developments in this site. The News Writer bit came in February and together with most of the team, we started out small (a few articles per day only). The Portal has grown tremendously over the last few months, both in terms of visitors and content. After Flar’s departure, I took part of her responsibilities as Editor in Chief for all the content that goes on the Portal. It is in my job to ensure that all of you have something to read upon opening xda-developers.com. I am glad to be working with such wonderful people and we are looking forward to some pretty exciting changes in the next few months, so stay tunned.

ElCondor

Since how long you are on the NW team? From the beginning, in February.

Do you write for other sites? No I don’t.

If so, which ones? N/A

What you do for living outside of XDA? Executive in a supermarket, and I’m pursuing pre university education.

And a brief personal words: It’s nice to write for XDA, and working with the awesome News Writer team. We always try to improve the portal, and I love to advance articles and features. But what I really love, is designing complete new things, being creative with graphics. The continuation of Equilibrio Sense (a premium Sense theme) is a good example of that. I hope you enjoy the portal as much as I enjoy writing for it!.

mic_888

Since how long you are on the NW team? March.

Do you write for other sites? Yes.

If so, which ones? IPD

What you do for living outside of XDA? Work at a Hedge Fund

And a brief personal words: Love gadgets, love hacks and customizations and love that first time when you un-box your new phone – but most of all I love XDA News Writing!.

ben_duder

Since how long you are on the NW team? I’ve been around since March.

Do you write for other sites? Yes, if I find the time!

If so, which ones? Mobile Developer Magazine

What you do for living outside of XDA? I’m currently a student but hope to pursue a career in software engineering.

And a brief personal words: Writing for XDA has been really rewarding for me, because it has given me the chance to contribute to such a great site and community without exposing my non-existent coding skills! Finding the new developments across the site means that there’s always something interesting to see and read about, and by putting it on the front page we hope to share that with you too.

Captainkrtek

Since how long you are on the NW team?: 1 month.

Do you write for other sites? Yes, soon to be writing for iphone-developers.com, our sister site.

What you do for living outside of XDA: Although I am the youngest of the News Writers, I work as a Systems Administrator for a Financial Company in Seattle and I´m a full time student.

And a brief personal words: I´m a huge football (soccer) fan, my favorite team being the Seattle Sounders FC, I´m also of Czech heritage from the Moravian side of Czech.

orb3000

Since how long you are on the NW team? I had the honor to be invited by Flar back in February when the Portal was just about to be launched.

Do you write for other sites? Yes.

If so, which ones? http://www.mobiledevmag.com/ – http://www.htceros.com/ – http://htcandroid.webs.com/

What you do for living outside of XDA: I work as a cultural promoter on the state University of Veracruz, representing local artists and taking care of international bookings.

And a brief personal words: I love mobile devices and since 2005 when I got my hTC Universal, I discovered XDA, later on I signed up and always tried to help the community as I really love to be a part of it, I do sports: Rafting, Diving Canopee, and love travelling.

We encourage you to visit our Portal, it is a very good way to start your XDA daily round as it will deliver interesting information for all platforms. Please leave us comments as they are very important for all of us.

Thanks!

The News Writers Team


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