Events

September Meetup

2017-09-24 |by Laurence de Villers | 0 Comments | Events, Meetup, Uncategorized

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

The meetup will be held at Shopify!

490 Rue de la Gauchetière O, Montréal, QC H2Z 0B2

Schedule:

  • 18:00 Socializing!
  • 18:30 Build complex & re-usable UIs with Epoxy by Simon GUEROUT 
  • 19:15 Break
  • 19:30 Session of QA about Android

Sponsors

Shopify is the leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses. Merchants can use the software to design, set up, and manage their stores across multiple sales channels, including web, mobile, social media, marketplaces, brick-and-mortar locations, and pop-up shops.

 

Build complex & re-usable UIs with Epoxy

by Simon GUEROUT

You have been using clean architecture/MVVM/… but you still have huge fragments because of a complex logic ?

Airbnb delivered Epoxy – a lib that helps you creating complex & reusable UI inside recycler views, without the boiler plate.

This talk will present the basics of using Epoxy and explain a few different ways to create complex interactions without having a thousand code lines.

Bio

Full stack mobile developer, with a string devops background, leading the mobile team @ CleverToday.
Scrum Master & Kanban professional user.
Android apps & system developer since 2008.

When I’m not making apps, I am working on Barracks, the IoT platform connecting things, users and apps securely, without technical or business constraints.

Model-View-Intent Architecture pattern

by Étienne CARON

A quick overview of the Model-View-Intent Architecture pattern, and some of its core principles. We’ll touch on Reactive and Functional programming. We’ll learn how to take View Events, transform them into Intents, and apply Intents to a Model via Reducers. We’ll also see how to subscribe Views to Model change events. This presentation makes extensive use of Kotlin and RxJava 2.

Bio

Etienne is a software developer who’s worked on all tiers (server, web, mobile and embedded) of large scale software platforms. He is now a Mobile Dev Lead for Shopify.

QA Android

If you any question about Android, framework and CodeLab, we will be there to answers it.

Please send us your question here :

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July Meet Up

2017-07-17 |by Marcos Damasceno | 0 Comments | Events, Meetup

Wednesday, July 26th 2017

The meetup will be held at Shopify!

490 Rue de la Gauchetière O, Montréal, QC H2Z 0B2

Schedule:

  • 18:00 Socializing!
  • 18:30  Putting Rest to rest by Marcos Damasceno
  • 19:15 Break
  • 19:30  Mixed Reality for Social Good by Etienne Caron

Sponsors

Shopify is the leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses. Merchants can use the software to design, set up, and manage their stores across multiple sales channels, including web, mobile, social media, marketplaces, brick-and-mortar locations, and pop-up shops.

 

Putting Rest to rest: Let’s chat about GraphQL

by Marcos Damasceno

Shopify has adopted GraphQL for almost all services in the company. With GraphQL, clients craft queries and get back only what they requested, everything is typed and everything you want to expose is part of a schema. The days of not knowing what fields are accepted by what endpoint are over. In this talk, we will go through the basics of GraphQL and we will also take a look at Apollo for Android.

Bio

Marcos is a passionate developer who has been working with Android since 2010. He is a Google Expert in Android and is actively involved in the community, helping organize the GDG in Montreal and speaking at many conferences around the world. Since moving to Montreal in 2013, Marcos has developed great apps for large companies and startups in Canada and now is a Senior Android Developer at Shopify!

 

Mixed Reality for Social Good

by Etienne Caron

Exciting times for mixed reality enthusiasts. With many AR and VR platforms now available, we’re witnessing the birth of a new medium. In many ways, this boom is similar to the personal computer revolution of the 70s and 80s. People are wondering: “Besides games, what are these gadgets good for, anyway?” In this session, we’ll see how people are using mixed reality for social good. Then, we’ll learn about the Android Thing, Ar.js and the Daydream VR platform. We’ll see how you can use these and other platforms to build your own community projects.

Bio

Etienne is a software developer who’s worked on all tiers (server, web, mobile and embedded) of large scale software platforms. He is now a Mobile Dev Lead for Shopify.

 
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June Meetup

2017-06-19 |by Laurence de Villers | 0 Comments | Events, Meetup, Uncategorized

Wednesday, July 26 th 2017

The meetup will be held at Shopify who’s also Sponsoring the event!!

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

Schedule:

  • 18:00 Socializing!
  • 18:15  buddyBuild by Romain Pouclet
  • 19:00 Break
  • 19:15  Instant App by Philippe David
  • 20:00 Break
  • 20:15  Physics Animations by Boris Dubois

Sponsors

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

Using Buddybuild for Android Apps

by Romain Pouclet

Buddybuild is a Continuous Integration, Deployment and user feedback solution for your mobile projects. This talk will show you how to use it with Android projects.

Bio

Developer Relations Engineer at buddybuild.

Instant App

by Philippe David

Instant App is available for ALL DEVELOPER. Come and learn the basic of Instant App.

Bio

Philippe is a software engineering graduate from École de Technologie Supérieure. Currently working at Bus.com as a full time Android developer.

Physics Animations

by Boris Dubois

Learn how to create richer, more dynamic animations for your applications with the new library for physic animation.

Bio

Boris is an Android Dev at LaPresse+

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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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