Events

April Meetup

2017-04-15 |by Laurence de Villers | 0 Comments | Events, Meetup, Uncategorized

Tuesday, April 25 th 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 Android Things 101 by Philippe David
  • 19:15 Break
  • 19:45 AutoValue, What you should know. by Vincent Dubedout

Sponsors

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

Android Things 101

by Philippe David

A brief introduction into the world of IoT with Google’s Android Things

Bio

Philippe is a software engineering graduate from École de Technologie Supérieure. Currently working at Yellow Pages Group since 2015 as a full time Android developer.

AutoValue, What you should know.

by Vincent Dubedout

AutoValue is a Java library created by Google and released as version 1.0 in January 2015. His goal is to generate immutable value classes, backward compatible with Java 1.6, and avoid to write all the boiler plate code. We will go throught Immutability, Value Objects, AutoValue and awesome linked libraries to clean your code, speed up deserialization and development process.

Bio

Vincent Dubedout is passionate about Technology, Code, Architecture, Mobile Platforms. Avid cyclist, polo player, enjoying the outdoors.

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March Meetup

2017-03-21 |by Samuel Dionne | 0 Comments | Events, Uncategorized

Tuesday, March 28th 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 Dev Panel part 1, with Michael Bernier, Etienne Caron and Alan Le Corre
  • 19:15 Break
  • 19:45 Dev Panel part 2 and open questions

Sponsors

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

Android Dev Panel

with Michael Bernier, Etienne Caron and Alan Le Corre

During this meetup we will discuss with 3 dev about Android development. We will cover subjects like Architecture, Libraries, Performance and Tests.
We’ll learn how each of these 3 tackles issue and take decision while building an application. At the end of the session, we’ll have an open question session where you can ask our panelist any question relates to their process or their opinion on different subjects.

Bios

Michael Bernier

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.

Etienne Caron

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.

Alan Le Corre

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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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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