Events

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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March Meetup

2016-03-14 |by droidmtl | Comments Off on March Meetup | Events, Uncategorized

Thursday, March 31 2016


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

We are happy to announce you that from now on La Gare will be our fixed place and we’re happy to make this new partnership with them. We encourage you to bring a friend to get to know the group. For the first meet up at la gare we will have special prizes.

  • 18:00: Drinks, Socializing and Pizza!
  • 18:30 – Welcome to La Gare and Word from Sponsors
  • 18:45 – GDG North America Summit Recap.
  • 19:15 – Get Ready For Android N by Philippe Breault
  • 20:00: Break for More Pizza, Socializing and Drinks. Chromecast Giveaways – Gift raffle from Nurun
  • 20:20: Activity Transitions: The secrets that the docs won’t tell you! Marcos Damasceno
  • 21:00: Drinks, Socializing and Pizza. Chromecast Giveaways – Gift raffle from Nurun – See you next time.

Welcome to La Gare

La Gare

Gare is a rallying point for the community. It is a welcoming and collaborative workspace for entrepreneurs, designers, artists, freelancers, social entrepreneurs, small teams and entrepreneurially-minded employees. It also offers close proximity to a dense network of clients, suppliers, partners and collaborators.

Sponsors

Giveaways and 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.

Pizza is sponsored by Mirego, who are also currently hiring. You can go to their website to see current open positions: http://life.mirego.com

Mirego helps its clients innovate and reinvent themselves in order to prosper in the digital era. As a strategic partner, Mirego plans, conceptualizes and develops innovative mobile solutions. Its team of over seventy experts based in Montreal, Québec City and Toronto is one of the most experienced in Canada in terms of strategy, user experience and mobile development with over a hundred apps created since 2007.

Get Ready For Android N

by Phillipe Breault

Get ready for Android N!
Have you heard the news? The first preview of Android N is out! We still don’t know what the “N” stands for but we already have a good idea of what the new features will be for users and developers! So get ready to hear about Java 8, Android Studio 2.1, Multi-Window, Notifications, Doze and even more!

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 apps for banks, newspapers, startups, television providers and more. He is a GDE (Google Developer Expert), one of founding organizers of droidcon Montréal and is very active in the Montréal Android Community. Philippe is also the author of the ADB IDEA plugin for Android studio.

Activity Transitions: The secrets that the docs won’t tell you!

by Marcos Damasceno

Activity Transitions were introduced with Lollipop and are great features to add a wow effect to your app and enhance its user experience. The concept is beautiful and doing simple animations is quite easy. But we know that this is not always the case. In this talk we will go rapidly through the basics of Activity Transitions and then we will take a look at the common problems we face by using them and how to solve them all. You will learn how to be a professional choreographer and how to be sure your animation will work 100% of the time.

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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February Meetup

2016-02-21 |by droidmtl | Comments Off on February Meetup | Events, Uncategorized

Wednesday, February 24th 2016

McKibbin’s Bishop – 1426 Bishop St., Montreal(QC), Canada

  • 17h30 – Socializing, Announcements
  • 18h15 – Save time : stub your APIs by Simon Guerout
  • 19h00 – Advanced Android Studio for Advanced Developers by Phillippe Breault
  • 19h45 – Networking, Socializing

Socializing, Announcements

You have an upcoming event, looking to hire Android developers? Let the community know.

Save time : stub your APIs

###by Simon Guerout

About me: Simon is a fan of the little green robot. After working a few years in the digital TV business, he quickly moved to mobile application development. He is now the manager of Sidereo in Montreal, an agency specialized in mobile applications and the Internet of Things.

About the topic: Coming soon

Advanced Android Studio for Advanced Developers

by Phillippe Breault

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

About the topic: Mastering your IDE is a great way to become more productive. However, it seems like every blog post or video rehashes the same basic tricks. What is an advanced developer to do?
In this talk we will take a detailed look at powerful but lesser known features.
We will bend Structural Search&Replace to our will, we will develop our own Live Templates, we will force studio to interact with external tools and we will take look at less known refactorings that you should be using.
Because remember, a productive developer is a happy developer!

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Women Techmakers International Women’s Day

2016-02-15 |by droidmtl | Comments Off on Women Techmakers International Women’s Day | Events, Uncategorized

We are pleased to invite you to the International Women’s Day Global Event Series by Google’s Women Techmakers 2016. The event is organized in collaboration with the GDG Montreal Android for the first time in Montreal. It will take place on March 12th 2016 at the École de technologie supérieure in Montreal under this year theme:
####Our Time To Lead.

Many talks and codelabs will be presented by more than 15 speakers during the day. The ticket includes:

  • access to all talks and codelabs
  • an official t­shirt and lanyard
  • a meal with coffee and snacks
  • coat check

Inside parking is available at the venue for $15/day.

This event is open to all (women and men) of 18+.

For more information and to buy tickets, please visit our website:

http://www.wtm­-montreal.com/

Tickets are on sale now through March 1:
https://www.picatic.com/wtm-montreal-2016/

You can follow us on social medias for news about the upcoming event:

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Google +

Linkedin

##Sponsors
###Platinum



###Silver

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January Meetup

2016-01-14 |by droidmtl | Comments Off on January Meetup | Events, Uncategorized

Thursday, January 28th 2016

McKibbin’s Bishop – 1426 Bishop St., Montreal(QC), Canada

  • 17h30 – Socializing, Announcements
  • 18h15 – Core values: Sharing is Caring by Eric Tremblay
  • 19h00 – Make your inner designer happy with the Android Design support library by Anas Ambri
  • 19h45 – Networking, Socializing

Socializing, Announcements

You have an upcoming event, looking to hire Android developers? Let the community know.

  • Lean to code Android Study Jams: https://www.facebook.com/events/492839230919624/
  • AMC (ApplETS Mobile Challenge) : https://www.facebook.com/events/800902516685736/
  • International Women’s Day Global Event Series:
    http://www.wtm-montreal.com/
  • Droidcon Montreal Canceled

Core values: Sharing is Caring

by Eric Tremblay

About me: Eric is a software developer at Mirego, where he started working on Android apps in 2012. He has contributed to many interesting projects and developed a passion for optimizing application development through choosing the correct tools and approaches.

About the topic: Building an App is often about compromises. Rarely do we build applications on a single platform. To access over 90% of mobile users, it’s necessary to build Applications for iOS AND Android. Wouldn’t it be great if we could cut down on the workload? It is possible with a little bit of help! Sharing is caring.

Make your inner designer happy with the Android Design support library

by Anas Ambri

About me: I work as a mobile software developer at Guarana Technologies. I enjoy working on both Android and iOS, and I am on a mission trying to convince people to stop using splash screens.

About the topic: Released in Google IO 2015, the Design support library is probably Android’s coolest support project in the new Material Design era. It allows developers to introduce Material Design elements to apps starting from Android 2.1 (not that you should support 2.1 in the first place).
In this presentation, we will try to cover some of these elements, and how you can add them to your app with minimal effort. By the end of the presentation, you won’t resist the temptation of putting SnackBars all over your app, and collapsing your Toolbars with some CollapsingToolbarLayouts. And did someone say FloatingActionButton?

And yes, because this is January, there will be a live demo.

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November Meetup

2015-11-20 |by droidmtl | Comments Off on November Meetup | Events, Uncategorized

Thursday November 26th 2015

McKibbin’s Bishop – 1426 Bishop St., Montreal(QC), Canada

  • 17h30 – Socializing, Announcements
  • 18h15 – Architecture on Android by Anas Ambri
  • 19h00 – Let’s Play! Build your first Cardboard App by Etienne Caron
  • 19h45 – Networking, Socializing

Socializing, Announcements

You have an upcoming event, looking to hire Android developpers? Let the community know.

Architecture on Android

by Anas Ambri

About me: I work as a mobile software developer at Guarana Technologies. I enjoy working on both Android and iOS, and I am on a mission trying to convince people to stop using splash screens.

About the topic: Architecture on Android is all the rage right now. Join us in this talk while we try to cover the Model View Presenter (MVP) architecture, how it tries to solve problems like testing and view state storage, and how to decide whether to use it or not. This talk may or may not include code taken from actual production apps.

Intro to VR and Google Cardboard

by Etienne Caron

When I started making a Cardboard App, I had a lot to learn. I didn’t know much about OpenGL, things kept breaking when I changed little details… it was painful.

Not being a very sensible person, I kept going, and I’d like to share with you some of the things I found out:

  • OpenGL: How to use as little of it as possible.
  • Fill the scene: How to programatically create and design fun and simple 3D models.
  • Shaders: Math is fun, or, How to impress your friends with parallel processing.
  • Avoiding Death by Build: Use scripting and live shader editing to get instant feedback.
  • Look Ma, no Hands: Solving the VR input problem with Android Wear.

Bio

Etienne has been an active member of the Montreal Android community since 2010. As part of the Montreal Android GDG, he organises meetups, hackathons and codelabs. As part of the Google Developer Expert program, he also devotes time towards mentoring startups and developers new to Android.

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September Meetup

2015-09-24 |by droidmtl | Comments Off on September Meetup | Events, Uncategorized

Hello everyone! We’ve had a pretty busy month, Hackathon preparation Workshops, big shipping dates and late nights for the whole organizing team, as well as various Hackathon involvements.



Our next Hackathon Preparation Workshop will be the 28th of September, and our Big Monthly Meetup will be Wednesday the 30th. This month, we like to thank the people at CloudOps who are graciously hosting us.

CloudOps – 420 Rue Guy, Montréal, QC H3J 1S6

We’ll be starting at 18h, and we have two talks.

RxJava and RxAndroid

par Simon GUEROUT

Vous avez sûrement entendu parler de RxJava ou RxAndroid, ce framework qui fait de plus en plus d’adeptes.
Mais de quoi s’agit-il en réalité ? Comment l’utiliser et qu’est-ce que cela peut apporter au développement d’une application ?

You may have heard about RxJava or RxAndroid, a framework getting more and more attention.
But what does it really do ? How can you use it and what could it bring to your application development ?

Bio:

Simon est un passionné du petit bonhomme vert. Après avoir travaillé quelques années dans le domaine de la télévision numérique, il s’est rapidement tourné vers le développement mobile.
Aujourd’hui il est directeur de Sidereo à Montréal, une agence spécialisée dans le mobile et l’internet des objets.

Simon is a fan of the little green robot. After working a few years in the digital TV business, he quickly moved to mobile application development.
He is now the manager of Sidereo in Montreal, an agency specialized in mobile applications and the Internet of Things.

Intro to the Marshmallow Permission System

by Philippe Breault and Etienne Caron

The new Android Marshmallow permissions model is a big change for the platform. From now on, users will be able to decide exactly what permissions they want to allow applications to use. With this change comes a series of new challenges (and opportunities) for Android developers to handle (and explore).

Bio:

Hey There! My name is Philippe Breault, I am a software developer living in Montréal (Canada) and my job/hobby is Android. I have been working on the Android platform since 2010 and I hope that sharing what I have learned will help people get proficient in Android faster!

Etienne is a software developer who’s worked on all tiers (server, web, mobile and embedded) of large scale software platforms. He’s been the Android team lead for PasswordBox, which was acquired by Intel Security in 2014. He is now Android team lead for TrueKey, Intel’s digital identity manager.

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