My name is Cory Streater, owner and co-operator of The Android Channel.
I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest where I love to hike, camp, and spend time with friends & family.
My introduction to the world of Android began in November 2009 with the original Motorola Droid. Since that time, I’ve had an opportunity to experience all the greatness that Android has to offer – granular customization, strong community support, and the benefits of open source development.
I previously served as Forums Administrator at Mobile Nation’s – a publishing network that includes five forum communities: Android Central, CrackBerry, iMore, WindowsPhone Central, and webOS Nation.
My responsibilities included major forum software upgrades, web development, custom applications development, cross-site moderator training, and overseeing the daily operations and uptime of each of the respective forum communities.
I was also Android Central’s Community Manager between November 2009 and November 2012. During my tenure the forums grew from a few thousand members to over 1.1 million!
I’m proud to have implemented and managed Android Central’s volunteer Moderator, Developer, and Adviser groups -- because it is their passion and dedication that resulted in the tremendous growth of the forums. Selfless volunteers of all types contributed hundreds and thousands of hours of their own time for the sake of helping others. I found this both impressive & highly motivating, and I'm honored that several have chosen to join me in launching The Android Channel.
Many are surprised to hear that I was a volunteer that burned the midnight and weekend oil at Mobile Nation’s and Android Central. Professionally, I've been a Security Software Sales Engineer dating back to 2001. I have worked at companies such as WatchGuard, Ericsson, and most recently NetMotion Wireless.
I resigned from Mobile Nations this past November, and left NetMotion Wireless this past January to assume the roll of primary caregiver of a mother with cancer and a father with Alzheimer’s disease. My experiences over these last 9 months have been intense, stressful, rewarding, and life changing. Each day is a struggle, but each day is also an opportunity to learn and be grateful for all that I’ve been given.
I have several non-conventional hobbies, many of which are the result of developing The Android Channel. Over the past several months, I have gained a tremendous amount of knowledge in the areas of server deployment, configuration, and management; web design and development; and various coding languages.
Thanks for reading, and welcome to the community!