We’re pretty excited that only a few weeks after we came up with this crazy idea to start a community device testing lab in Washington, DC, we’ve found a location for the lab!
Canvas Co/work has generously agreed to host Device Lab DC in their awesome space near Dupont Circle.
If you aren’t familiar with Canvas, they’re a community-centric, collaborative co-working space. Canvas regularly hosts community events, so you may have already been in their inspiring space on 19th & M NW, and you may have even played ping-pong on their fantabulous ping-pong table.
But don’t head over there just yet — we’re not quite ready to open the device lab, as we still need to come up with all the devices that will be available for you to use. This is where we need you to help us out.
- Donate Your Mobile Phone/Device
I know all of you pre-ordered your iPhone 5 today. Once it arrives, can you donate your old phone to Device Lab DC? Or, maybe you have a few older phones stuck in the bottom drawer of your desk? They just need to have a web browser of some sort. We need feature phones as well as smartphones. As well as tablets, ereaders, or whatever else you have that can display websites. Just let us know!
- Get Involved
We also need people who want to get involved in the effort. This is a community project, so please get in touch and let us know how you want to participate. Especially if you know a lot about mobile devices, and can work on curating our collection and getting everything set up. Or alternately if you know absolutely nothing about mobile devices and want to take this opportunity to learn. Either way, we’d love to have you.
Please stay tuned for updates on our progress. We’re hoping to be ready to launch in a couple months.
Thanks again to Canvas Co/work for helping us make this happen!