Events

Android Wear Hackathon – June 2014

2014-06-11 |by droidmtl | Comments Off on Android Wear Hackathon – June 2014 | Events, Uncategorized

Wearables

by GDG Montreal Android

starts at 13h00, on Thursday June 19 2014

Notman House

Overview

This is a half-day event to introduce you to the Android-Wearable platform and SDK. It’s a short afternoon Hackathon, so we’re not expecting full-fledged products to emerge, but rough prototypes, proof-of-concepts, slidedecks and UX mockups are the order of the day.

The big news is, we’ll be giving away 3 vouchers for Android Wear Devices to the best concepts, so you’ll get a chance to complete your idea and be first to market. Thanks to Google for sponsoring this event!

Hackathon Preparation

We’ve received a very handy preparation guide from the fine folks at Google, go follow the instructions and you should be in fine shape for the hackathon.

Of course, if you’re totally new to the platform, don’t forget to pre-install the following:

If you need help with your installation, barring any work-emergencies, Etienne or other Android-Montreal volunteers will be on site starting at 12h00. Please plan ahead. 🙂

Day Agenda

  • 13h00:
    • Welcome
    • Overview of Android Wear
  • 13h30:
    • Pitch for ideas
    • Form teams
  • 14h30:
    • Prototyping
  • 18h00:
    • Demos in front of group (Prototypes, or UX mocks/slides, etc)
  • 19h00:
    • Voting and judging
    • Awards and thanks
  • ~20h00:

[Animateur/MC: Etienne Caron]

Meetup Sponsors

Google

As mentioned, big thanks to Google and the Google Community Managers for sponsorship and support of this event.

JetBrains

Can’t code withoutThe best Java IDE Once again, we’re very happy to announce that we’re being sponsored by none other than the makers of IntelliJ, JetBrains! We’ll be having a draw for 1 Free License of IntelliJ IDEA.

Register Now!

Eventbrite - GDG Montréal Android Meetup - May 2014

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Intro to Android / Metrics and Feedback!

2014-05-22 |by droidmtl | Comments Off on Intro to Android / Metrics and Feedback! | Events, Uncategorized

Hey everyone, attended our Intro to Android evening? Enjoyed it? Regular club member, but you missed this evening?

We typically report event numbers to Google community managers, this helps us get support for future events, and lets us deliver you even more awesomeness on a regular basis 🙂

To help us with metrics, please register as a member on our Chapter Page. Attended tonight’s event? Register on our Event Page, and if you’re not totally tired of all this clicking, fill out our survey.

Thanks a ton for participating everyone, and have a good week-end!

Links

Get the original GDG slides.

And links to the labs:

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Intro to Android / Intro to Rx

2014-05-15 |by droidmtl | Comments Off on Intro to Android / Intro to Rx | Events, Uncategorized

Androids

by GDG Montreal Android

starts 18h30, on Thursday May 22 2014

Notman House

Overview

First off, big hello to everyone who attended the DevArts evening at Google last month, we had a blast and hope you did as well.

Our next event will be taking place at a brand new, freshly renovated Notman House, next week. If you’re new to Android, you won’t want to miss it, because we’ll be onboarding new members with an Introduction to Android session.

Evening’s Agenda

  • 18h30
  • Community annoucements (All are welcome!)
  • Call for Google Dev Expert submissions
  • 18h45
  • Intro to Android
  • 20h00 Quick break
  • Show and Tell: New toys! (Fancy bluetooth headset)
  • New advanced APIs: Netflix’s Rx library
  • 20h15
  • Review of Android Intro Code lab, Q&A
  • ~20h45
  • Beer and food, @Ye Olde Orchard Pub

Intro to Android

Animateur/MC: Etienne Caron

We’ll be teaching the Android fundamentals, show you how to create your first Android project, compile it and run it.

You’ll learn about the Android application lifecycle, the different types of Android components (Activities, Intents, Services, etc.)

We ask attendees to prepare for the intro course by pre-installing the following:

If you need help with your installation, barring any work-emergencies, Etienne or other Android-Montreal volunteers will be on site starting at 17h00~17h30. Please plan ahead. 🙂

Meetup Sponsors

JetBrains

Can’t code withoutThe best Java IDE Once again, we’re very happy to announce that we’re being sponsored by none other than the makers of IntelliJ, JetBrains! We’ll be having a draw for 1 Free License of IntelliJ IDEA.

Register Now!

Eventbrite - GDG Montréal Android Meetup - May 2014

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DevArts – Coding and the Arts

2014-03-31 |by droidmtl | Comments Off on DevArts – Coding and the Arts | Events, Uncategorized

When?

Thursday, April 10, 2014 @ 5:30 PM

Where?

Google Montreal
1253 McGill College
Bureau 150
Montréal, QC

Event Pages

Overview

“DevArt is a new type of art. It is made with code, by developers that push the possibilities of creativity and technology.”

And so, this Meetup will aim to give people tools to explore their creativity. If you’re an artist or a developer looking to explore new ways to express yourself, the following sessions will aim to empower you.

Planned Talks

  • Openframeworks, presented by Hugues Bruyere and Elias Zananiri of Dpt.
  • Raspberry Pie for Instalations and Interactive Art, by François Légaré
  • OpenGL ES, WebGL and GPU Computation made accessible, by Etienne Caron

TBC / Details incoming

  • The Processing language
  • Sound and software synthesizers

For more info

We invite you to visit and browse the main DevArts website, it’s a real treasure trove of information.

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March Meetup

2014-02-25 |by droidmtl | Comments Off on March Meetup | Events, Uncategorized

Hello everyone, our next meetup will be taking place on wednesday, 5th of March, 2014 at 18h30, at l’Amère à Boire.

We have two great talks this month! François Proulx will give us an overview of the latest trends in mobile security, and Philippe Breault will present an introduction to building Android Studio plugins.

Latest trends in Mobile Security

by Francois Proulx

BIO:

François Proulx is a senior mobile application developer who has worked on dozens of iOS applications since the very beginning of the Apple iOS platform. Over the past few years he has switched his focus to security. He spends a lot of his free time participating in Capture the Flag events (CTFs) and organizing the NorthSec security competition.

Description:

Last AppSecUSA 2013 had a great line up of talks, especially regarding mobile applications. This session will be covering all the hottest presentations about mobile security by doing an overview from what we saw at AppSecUSA, all with some slides and snippets of presentations that was recorded at the event. Discussion will be encouraged within the audience as this will be more a dynamic event than a regular talk.

Introduction to building Android Studio plugins

by Philippe Breault

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!

Description:

With this presentation, Philippe will be showing us how to develop plugins for Android Studio. Note that all products based on the IntelliJ Platform (IntelliJ IDEA, RubyMine, WebStorm, PhpStorm, PyCharm and AppCode) share the same underlying platform API, and as such this talk will be of benefit to anyone working with one of these IDEs.

Meetup Sponsors

JetBrains

Once again, I’m very happy to announce that we’re being sponsored by none other than the makers of IntelliJ, JetBrains! We’ll be having a draw for 1 Free License of IntelliJ IDEA.

Proud to use
Java IDE with unparalleled java code
analyzer (600+ built-in inspections)

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January Meetup

2014-01-26 |by droidmtl | Comments Off on January Meetup | Events, Uncategorized

Hello everyone, our next meetup will be taking place on the 29th of January, 2014 at 18h30, at Notman House.

The evening’s agenda is as follows:

  • 18h30 – Open mic: Advertise your events, quickly introduce personal projects, call for developers, etc.
    • PasswordBox beta developer program enrollment.
    • <your-content-here/>
  • 18h45 – Short Talk: An introduction to developing for the NVidia Shield.
  • 19h30 – Android News
    • New/refreshed developper tools and APIs
    • App highlights
    • Hardware news
  • 20h00 – Planning: Preparation for DevArts event in February.
  • 20h30 – Meet and greet: Our usual post-meetup diner and a beer.

For these free-form evenings, we always welcome audience participation. So if you have last minute things you’d like to present or talk about, we’d love to hear from you.

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November Meetup

2013-11-26 |by droidmtl | Comments Off on November Meetup | Events, Uncategorized

Tickets here

Hello everyone, our next meetup will be taking place on 27th of November, 2013 at 18h30, in Notman House as usual.

OPEN MIC NIGHT

We’re a bit short notice this month, and we wanted to open the floor to anyone who’d like to get a hand at presenting an API, library, open source project or technology that is dear to their heart. The format we’re aiming for is small and informal, timeboxed to anything between 10-30m long.

As of now we had people interested in presenting What’s new in Android 4.4, a short tour of Dagger (the lightweight Injection library) as well as Retrofit (a Rest client API).

As usual, you’re welcome to come by and make announcements to our community. We’ll probably be going out for food after the event, so we hope you’ll stick around and hang out!

Meetup Sponsors

JetBrains

Once again, I’m very happy to announce that we’re being sponsored by none other than the makers of IntelliJ, JetBrains! We’ll be having a draw for 1 Free License of IntelliJ IDEA.

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October Meetup

2013-10-15 |by droidmtl | Comments Off on October Meetup | Events, Uncategorized

Hello everyone, our next meetup will be taking place on 30th of October, 2013 at 18h30, in Notman House as usual.

We have a great guest this month, Macy Kuang, with a presentation on Google Glass. We’ll also have Etienne and Boris who will be doing quick ~20m introductions to the Gradle Build System and the new Androidâ„¢ KitKat® Release.

Google Glass Development

by Macy Kuang

BIO:

Macy Kuang is the Founder of Miaomiao Games. She has worked on titles such as Modern Combat, Asphalt and Fashion Icon while at GameLoft. In addition to programming, Macy has been on the organizing committee for AndroidTO, the annual Android conference, and a regular contributor to the Google Developer Group, Toronto. Macy participated in the Google Glass Foundry in New York in February 2013 and is now a Google Glass Pioneer, working with developer versions of the hardware and associated APIs.

Presentation:

Google Glass has been on developers hands for over half a year, and this presentation will cover the fundamentals of the technology Including how it works, what its current capabilities and limitations are, and how to develop for it. The Google Glass hardware takes into account some unique considerations not commonly seen in most mass-market devices, including bone conduction for speech and audio transmission, gesture ‘wake-up’ and On-Head Detection. Along the lines of the development process for Google Glass, this session will address various implementations, leading with applications created by Glass Pioneers at the Google Glass Foundry (the Google Glass Developer Hackathon held in New York and San Francisco). Demonstration of existing apps on Google Glass will cover pros and cons emerging as Google Glass use cases transition from novelty and gimmick to practical utility.

Android™ KitKat® Release

Boris Dubois

Bio:

Développeur Android @ La Presse

Presentation:

We’ll look into what’s new for the platform.

Gradle Build System

Etienne Caron

Bio:

Android Lead Developer @ PasswordBox.com

Presentation:

A quick working demo aiming to show what’s now possible when building a project. Focused on using Gradle at the command line.

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DevFest 2013 – Session 1

2013-09-21 |by droidmtl | Comments Off on DevFest 2013 – Session 1 | Events, Uncategorized

Intro to Android Development

We’re a bit late, we’ll be starting at around 10h30-11h

  • Presentation Deck: http://goo.gl/jRjh3N
  • Participant Worksheets:
    • Lab 1.1: http://goo.gl/bvCxzo
    • Lab 2.1: http://goo.gl/kY6grs
    • Lab 3.1: http://goo.gl/3QqBEM
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Android Hack Night #2 – DevFest Preparations

2013-08-25 |by droidmtl | Comments Off on Android Hack Night #2 – DevFest Preparations | Events, Uncategorized

[Tickets https://gdg-montreal-android-august2013.eventbrite.ca/]

Meetup – Wednesday August 28th 2013

Hello everyone, a new GDG Android meetup is upon us! As you might know, we’re preparing for our DevFest 2013 event, taking place on September 21-22. Google has confirmed they’ll be sponsoring the catering for the week-end as well as providing prizes to HackFair participants.

The evening’s agenda is as follow:

  • Official registration of projects for the DevFest.
  • Registration for DevFest speakers and volunteers.
  • Hands-on, one-on-one mentoring for DevFest projects.

The page for the Montréal Android DevFest is now up here. It will consist of CodeLabs for people who want to learn about Android, and a HackFair on Sunday, a venue for developers to show off their independent projects.

DevFest – Let the Hacking commence!

HackFair – Building teams and Call for projects

You have a killer idea you’d like to build for the fair? Come officially register your concept, and if you’re looking for people to help you realize your vision, pitch to the group to find new teamates.

Meetup Sponsors

Google

As mentioned above, DevFest is being sponsored by Google. Build your web application or mobile backend on Google App Engine or Google Compute Engine? GDG members and attendees of the wednesday meetup will be offered a $2,000 credit!

JetBrains

Once again, I’m very happy to announce that we’re being sponsored by none other than the makers of IntelliJ, JetBrains! We’ll be having a draw for 1 Free License of IntelliJ IDEA.

Proud to useJava IDE with unparalleled java code
analyzer (600+ built-in inspections)

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