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February Meetup

2017-02-21 |by droidmtl | 0 Comments | Events, Uncategorized

Wednesday, February 22nd 2017

The meetup will be held at our usual place with our amazing partners at La Gare!

 La GARE, 5333 Casgrain avenue in Mile End, (QC)

Schedule:

  • 18:00 Socializing!
  • 18:30 Discovering awesome parties at AmpMe, by Michael Mimeault
  • 19:15 Break
  • 19:45 Firebase remote-config to rollout features by Alan Le Corre

Sponsors

La Gare is a collaborative space in the heart of the Mile End. Subscribe to their newsletter here

AmpMe is making sure everyone will have a happy and tasty meetup by sponsoring the pizza and beers. AmpMe is a music app that turns your phone into a portable speaker. You bring the party, we bring the noise! Play your music in perfect sync across multiple devices to create one powerful sound system. We’re on a mission to spread good times and good vibes, around the globe. Does this sound like something you want to be a part of? Join the party: www.ampme.com

Discovering awesome parties at AmpMe

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by Michael Mimeault

AmpMe let you join music parties around you hosted by other AmpMe users on both iOS and Android. Finding nearby parties sound trivial for a user. But technically we had to face many problematics related to device models, android versions, offline versus online, and non-precise GPS locations. By the end of this talk, you will understand all the possibilities and complexities of each technologies integrated in the app.

Bio

I joined AmpMe in September 2015 as an Android developer with 0 background in Android development. I previously worked for Wajam and Spotr, where I learned really good development practices within a big data infrastructure environment.

Firebase remote-config to rollout features

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by Alan Le Corre

You have a new feature in development and want to do some tests or collect data before the official release. But you don’t want to be dependant on App updates to enable the feature. You also want a master switch to shut it down without publishing a new App in the store, just in case. You may also want to tweak some parameters or rules on the fly, or a sandbox for internal testing. Of course you want to apply that on both iOS and Android, but somewhat be independant. Then you may want to test it with a few users first, or activate it upon some conditions. We will learn how to do that with Firebase remote-config.

Bio

Alan is an Android developer passionated by Mobile and the way it changes the Software industry. He has previously worked on the La Presse+ Tablet App, and now works on the TouchTunes Phone App.

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January MeetUp – We’re back

2017-01-26 |by droidmtl | 0 Comments | Events, Uncategorized

Hello everyone, it’s a new year and we’re back with our monthly meetup schedule!

Our first meetup of the year will take place on Thursday, January 26th. Here are the details:

Thursday, January 26th 2017

The meetup will be held at our usual place with our amazing partners at La Gare!

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La GARE, 5333 Casgrain avenue in Mile End, (QC)

Schedule:

18:00 Socializing!
18:30 RxJava why all the fuss? by Samuel Dionne – Transit
19:00 Break
19:30 Kotlin in the real world by Phillipe Breault – American Express

 

Sponsors

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La Gare is a collaborative space in the heart of the Mile End. Subscribe to their newsletter here

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Transit is making sure everyone will have a happy and tasty meetup by sponsoring the Pizza. Transit is North America’s favourite transit app and helps millions of commuters to navigate their cities without losing their minds. It dreams of happier communities, where multiple modes work together and getting from A to B with Transit is simpler than climbing into a car. Check out their Android and iOS app.

RxJava why all the fuss?

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by Samuel Dionne – Transit

A High-level overview of reactive programming with RxJava on Android. We’ll explore the basic setup and compare reactive code with standard Java. By the end of this talk, you’ll understand why RxJava is gaining so much popularity lately.

Bio

Samuel started on mobile in 2009 at CGI where he worked for Yellow Pages on their BlackBerry internal app, mobile website and Android app. He joined Transit in 2013 and is working on Android and backend services for them.

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Kotlin in the real world

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by Philippe Breault – American Express

Kotlin is a modern language developed by JetBrains, the makers of the excellent Intellij on which Android Studio is based. Having used Kotlin in production on an android app for the past few months, Philippe will share what’s great about the language and what the caveats are. This talk will cover language features, tooling support, performance and interoperability with java. By the end, you should have a good understanding of the pros and cons of the language and be able to decide if you want to try it out.

Bio

Philippe is a software engineer at American Express and has been passionate about android since 2010.He worked on a wide variety of Android app for banks, newspapers, startups, television providers and more.He is a GDE (Google Developer Expert), one of founding organizers of droidcon Montréal and the author of the ADB IDEA plugin for Android studio.

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DevFest 2016

2016-10-29 |by droidmtl | Comments Off on DevFest 2016 | Events, Uncategorized

WHEN: November 19th from 9:00 to 17:30

WHERE: Shopify, 490 Rue de la Gauchetière O, Montreal, QC H2Z

Cost: 20$

What is GDG DevFests ?

GDG DevFests are large, community-run events that can offer speaker
sessions across multiple product areas, all-day hack-a-thons, codelabs, and more. In 2016, the official DevFest Season runs from September 01st through November 30th.

EVENT GDG Android Montréal

RockStar speakers (from Square Waterloo)

  • Alec Strong
  • Matt Precious

Code Lab

  • Firebase
  • DayDreams
  • Google Cloud Machine Learning

All the cool Android people from Montreal !

To buy ticket or to see more informations about the event :

http://android-montreal.com/devfest2016

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October Meetup

2016-10-20 |by droidmtl | Comments Off on October Meetup | Events, Uncategorized

Wednesday, October 26 2016

The Meetup is back at the usual place:

La GARE, 5333 Casgrain avenue in Mile End, (QC)

Schedule:

  • 18:00 Socializing!
  • 18:30 Fushia, un nouvel OS signé Google? par Pierre-Olivier Dybman
  • 19:00 Break
  • 19:30 Delighting Details – Animated Vector Drawables by Marcos Paulo Damasceno

Sponsors

La Gare is a collaborative space in the heart of the Mile End. Subscribe to their newsletter here

Fushia, un nouvel OS signé Google?

par Pierre-Olivier Dybman

Les sources d’un mystérieux OS sont apparus sur Internet. De quoi s’agit-il ? Quelles sont les intentions de Google ? Android va-t-il mourrir ? Vous le saurez à la slide 29.

Cette présentation sera faite en français. This talk will be given in French.

Bio

Pod est Chief Product Officer chez Barracks. À ce titre, son combat de tous les jours est de faciliter le déploiement de mises-à-jour dans le domaine de l’Internet des Objets.

Delighting Details – Animated Vector Drawables

by Marcos Paulo Damasceno

Vector Drawables are available since Lollipop and are now part of the Support Library. They bring a whole new range of possibilities when it comes to animation that can delight your users in many ways. In this talk we’re gonna go through what we can do to animate our vector drawables, how to implement them and support them in a wide range of android versions. We’re gonna take a look at how we can do animations with path data as well as trimPath, how to choreograph them to achieve your desired animation. Finally, I’m gonna show how we can play with Vectors on sketch without being a rockstar design so we can create the vectors we need to achieve our animations. I’m gonna show how we can get a SVG from google’s material design website and easily change it in Sketch to achieve a very animations using the concepts presented at the beginning.

Bio

Marcos is a passionate developer from Brazil who has been working with Android since 2010. He loves simple and beautiful UX and UI and is always focused on important small details and what makes mobile apps great. He is passionate about startups and tries his best to help early stage startups build great Android apps and awesome products. He is also a Google Expert in Android. Marcos is actively involved in the community, organizing the GDG in Montreal, speaking at many conferences around the world and being a mentor in events like Startup Weekends and various hackathons. Since moving to Montreal in 2013, Marcos has developed great apps for large companies and startups in Canada working for Mirego. One of those apps reached the global market with more than 500k downloads.

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September Meetup

2016-09-29 |by droidmtl | 0 Comments | Events, Uncategorized

Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 18:00 to 20:00
Shopify, 490 Rue de la Gauchetière O, Montreal

Schedule:

  • 18:00 Socializing!
  • 18:30 First millisecond of clicking an app’s icon by Anas Ambri
  • 19:00 Break
  • 19:30 Firebase in deep by Michael Bernier

Sponsors

  • La GARE
  • Shopify

First millisecond of clicking an app’s icon

by Anas Ambri

What exactly happens when a user clicks on an app’s icon? Inspired by the study of the first second of the big bang, we will try to discover all that happens between the moment your finger touches the screen, and the moment the app is displayed. This talk may or may not include concepts like dielectrics and gesture detection, and code snippets from the Android system. No prior knowledge needed.

Bio

I do freelance on Android & iOS, and I am on a mission trying to convince people to stop using splash screens.

Firebase in deep

by Michael Bernier

Firebase – 15 technologies that will help you Develop, Grow and Earn from your mobile apps, and an Analytics product that can be used to bring them all together. In this talk we will see in demonstration how easy it’s to integrate Firebase in your application.

Bio

Michael is a software engineering graduate from École de Technologie Supérieure. He as been doing mobile developement since 2009 at CGI. Starting with BlackBerry and then moving on to Android around 2011. In 2014 he switched to do full time Android Development at Breather.com.

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September Meetup

2016-09-22 |by droidmtl | Comments Off on September Meetup | Events, Uncategorized

Thursday, September 29 2016

This Meetup will be
exceptionally at Shopify


###Shopify, 490 Rue de la Gauchetière O, Montreal (QC)

Schedule:

  • 18:00 Socializing!
  • 18:30 First millisecond of clicking an app’s icon by Anas Ambri
  • 19:00 Break
  • 19:30 Firebase in deep by Michael Bernier

Sponsors


First millisecond of clicking an app’s icon

by Anas Ambri

What exactly happens when a user clicks on an app’s icon? Inspired by the study of the first second of the big bang, we will try to discover all that happens between the moment your finger touches the screen, and the moment the app is displayed. This talk may or may not include concepts like dielectrics and gesture detection, and code snippets from the Android system. No prior knowledge needed.

Bio

I do freelance on Android & iOS, and I am on a mission trying to convince people to stop using splash screens.

Firebase in deep

by Michael Bernier

Firebase — 15 technologies that will help you Develop, Grow and Earn from your mobile apps, and an Analytics product that can be used to bring them all together. In this talk we will see in demonstration how easy it’s to integrate Firebase in your application.

Bio

Michael is a software engineering graduate from École de Technologie Supérieure. He as been doing mobile developement since 2009 at CGI. Starting with BlackBerry and then moving on to Android around 2011. In 2014 he switched to do full time Android Development at Breather.com.

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July Meetup

2016-07-18 |by droidmtl | Comments Off on July Meetup | Events, Uncategorized

Wednesday, July 27 2016

Our Meetup is held at and sponsored by:


###La GARE, 5333 Casgrain avenue in Mile End, (QC)

Schedule:

  • 18:00 Drinks, Snacks & Socializing!
  • 18:30 AI, Android, and your career by Serge Masse
  • 19:00 Break
  • 19:30 Constraint Layout by Marcos Damasceno

Sponsors

AI, Android, and your career

by Serge Masse

A personal view of AI and intelligence, with implications for Android apps and the career of Android developers.

Bio

Programming from 1969 to present. Programmed AI systems in production in the 1980’s and 1990’s: stock trading, steel manufacturing, insurance underwriting, fraud detection, etc. Worked for the best and largest AI software product company at the time: AICorp. Established relationships with surprisingly intelligent individuals from another species, which nurtured an enhanced understanding of intelligence.

Constraint Layout

by Marcos Damasceno

Constraint Layout is a flexible layout manager for your app that allows you to create dynamic user interfaces without nesting multiple layouts. It is distributed as a support library that is tightly coupled with Android Studio and backwards compatible to API Level 9.

Also released, a new layout editor that helps you visually design the layouts in your app.

Bio

Marcos is a passionate developer from Brazil who has been working with Android since 2010. He loves simple and beautiful UX and UI and is always focused on important small details and what makes mobile apps great. He is an Android GDE (Google Developer Expert), one of droidcon Montreal organizers and he is always helping the Montreal developer community as much as he can. Marcos is currently crafting amazing apps at Mirego. One of those apps reached the global market with more than 500k downloads.

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Tensor Flow / Machine Learning Workshop @ Google Montreal

2016-07-12 |by droidmtl | Comments Off on Tensor Flow / Machine Learning Workshop @ Google Montreal | Events, Uncategorized

Tensor Flow Logo

Hello everyone! Awesome news, our good friends at Google will be hosting a Machine Learning Workshop for beginners, at their Montreal offices.

If you’ve ever wondered how to take advantage of this technology in your professional or personal projects, don’t miss this chance to learn more!

These workshops will be of course of value to mobile developers, but also to people of all computer science fields interested in this subject. Hope to see you there!

NOTE: Make certain to reserve a ticket via Eventbrite, as places at the Google office are limited, and we expect this event to be very popular.

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/tensor-flow-machine-learning-workshop-google-tickets-26538014917

Tensor Flow

WHEN?

Thursday, July 21, 2016 @ 5:30 PM

WHERE?

Google Montreal
1253 McGill College
Bureau 150
Montréal, QC

Introduction to TensorFlow

by Josh Gordon

Join us for an informal intro to TensorFlow. In this instructor-led tutorial, attendees will gain hands-on experience with training a machine learning system using TensorFlow, a popular open source library. This tutorial is geared toward folks who are new to TensorFlow. No prior ML experience needed.

Bio

Josh Gordon works as a Developer Advocate on the TensorFlow team. He’s passionate about teaching and computer science education. Outside of work, he likes to run, bike, and explore the great outdoors.

Puppy or muffin? Easily leverage machine learning in your apps

by Sara Robinson and Bret McGowen

Want to take advantage of machine learning without building and training your own models? The Google Cloud Vision and Speech APIs expose the machine learning functionality behind Google Photos, Google Images, and the speech recognition in “Ok, Google.” Developers can now build these features into their apps with a simple REST API call. We’ll provide an overview of these APIs, dive into code, and risk it all with a live demo.

Bios

Sara is a Developer Advocate on Google’s Cloud Platform team, where she helps with developer relations through online content, outreach and events. She has a bachelor’s degree in Business and International Studies from Brandeis University. When she’s not programming, she can be found running, listening to country music, or finding the best ice cream in SF.

Bret McGowen is a Developer Advocate for the Google Cloud Platform. Prior to Google, he came from Rackspace as a software engineer building the RackConnect cloud-to-dedicated-hosting product and contributed to OpenStack-related projects.

TensorFlow, the TensorFlow logo and any related marks are trademarks of Google Inc.

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June Meetup

2016-06-22 |by droidmtl | Comments Off on June Meetup | Events, Uncategorized

Thursday, June 30 2016

Our Meetup is held at and sponsored by:


###La GARE, 5333 Casgrain avenue in Mile End, (QC)

SPECIAL GOOGLE I/O

Schedule:

  • 18:00 Drinks, Snacks & Socializing!
  • 18:30 Open Mic
  • 18:45 Firebase by Laurence de Villers
  • 19:15 Break
  • 19:30 What’s new with Android, and oh yeah, VR. by Étienne Caron

Call for paper : http://goo.gl/forms/cGDxGjziznVD5goH3

Firebase

by Laurence de Villers

Firebase is expanding to become a unified app platform for Android, iOS and mobile web development. Google has added new tools to help you develop faster, improve app quality, acquire and engage users, and monetize apps. On top of this, it includes a brand new analytics product that ties everything together.

Bio

Laurence is a mobile developer who worked on a variaty of mobile applications for different companies. She did her study in software engineering. She now works at Busbud. She co-organized the Women Techmakers Celebration International Women’s Day event and she is involved in the community.

What’s new with Android, and oh yeah, VR.

by Etienne Caron

We’ll touch on various new things with Android and Android Studio that have now shipped, and talk about some of the most anticipated “coming soon” items.

  • Android Studio Improvements
  • Instant Apps
  • Android Pay
  • Android Apps on Chromebooks
  • Android N
  • Android Wear
  • DayDream

Bio

Etienne is a software developer who’s worked on all tiers (server, web, mobile and embedded) of large scale software platforms. As a member of the Google Dev Expert program for Android, he loves to learn and share with the community. Etienne works as a Mobile Dev Lead for Shopify, helping make commerce better for everyone.

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April Meetup

2016-04-11 |by droidmtl | Comments Off on April Meetup | Events, Uncategorized

Thursday, April 28 2016

Our Meetup is held at and sponsored by:


###La GARE, 5333 Casgrain avenue in Mile End, (QC)

Schedule:

  • 18:00 Drinks, Snacks & Socializing!
  • 18:30 A Step Towards the Future with Android Data Binding by Ryan Gordon
  • 19:15 Break
  • 19:35 An Introduction to Project Tango by Etienne Caron

Sponsors

Drinks are sponsored by Nurun. They are hiring, check out their website for open positions: http://www.nurun.com/en/careers/montreal

We’re Nurun, a new kind of design and technology consultancy. We bring together human insight and new technology to design brilliant products and services for tomorrow.
As technology is big part of Nurun’s DNA, our mobile team works closely with our design teams to create high-quality, large-scale mobile applications around the world.
We’ve built hundreds of experiences across iOS, Android and the mobile web. We know mobile.

A Step Towards the Future with Android Data Binding

by Ryan Gordon

The Android Data Binding Library was introduced during Google I/O 2015. This library allows you to create declarative layouts with java objects bound to the views in your xml. Rather than referencing views from the xml to update the UI, the UI will automatically respond to changes made to the bound objects. This talk will explore the power of Android Data Binding and how it is used to reduce boiler plate code.

Bio

Ryan Gordon has been working with Android for more than five years. His passion for Android was cultivated as a hobbyist while developing mobile applications to communicate wirelessly with micro controllers (he also has in interest in robotics).
Ryan also has extensive experience with GoogleMaps as well as LibGDX with upcoming applications on the horizon. Ryan is currently working as an Android Developer with Nuglif and has made major contributions to the popular LaPresse+ and Toronto Star Touch.

An Introduction to Project Tango

by Etienne Caron

Project Tango is a Google platform that uses computer vision to enable mobile devices, to detect their position relative to the world around them.

This enables indoor navigation, 3D mapping, measurement of physical spaces, recognition of known environments, augmented reality, and windows into virtual 3D worlds.

This summer, Lenovo will be releasing a sub-500$ consumer phone featuring Project Tango. Let’s explore the possibilities and learn how to use the Tango APIs into our own apps.

Bio

Etienne is a software developer who’s worked on all tiers (server, web, mobile and embedded) of large scale software platforms. As a member of the Google Dev Expert program for Android, he loves to learn and share with the community. Etienne works as a Mobile Dev Lead for Shopify, helping make commerce better for everyone.

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