As part of my work, I help organize a conference for people who enjoy tinkering with their iPhones and developing software that can't be published in the App Store (it turns out there are a lot of us who enjoy this kind of thing). This year it's in South San Francisco on April 12-13. iOS jailbreaking has a big community spread around the world, and it's pretty fun to get to see each other in person. [more inside]
JailbreakQA is a question-and-answer forum for people interested in iOS jailbreaking (applying exploits to remove restrictions on iOS devices in order to be able to install a wider variety of software). It provides reliable answers for almost any question people can think up about this stuff, and part of its goal is to provide a safety net of helpful problem-solvers for anyone who runs into a problem with a jailbroken device. I'm the head moderator (and FAQ writer) for this forum, part of my work on coordinating ways to make jailbreaking more accessible and friendly instead of seeming confusing and sketchy. Along with value-based reasons for why people care about jailbreaking, it's also a neat opportunity to tinker with making a well-loved device even better through the interface tweaks and customizations developed by the jailbreaking community, and I'm lucky to professionally work on something I care about like this.