Events

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 Android™ 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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Android Hack Night #1 – *The Road to DevFest*

2013-07-28 |by droidmtl | Comments Off on Android Hack Night #1 – *The Road to DevFest* | Events, Uncategorized

[Tickets: http://gdg-montreal-android-july2013.eventbrite.ca/]

Wednesday July 31st 2013

Hello everyone, a new GDG Android meetup is upon us! As you might know, we’re starting up preparations for our DevFest 2013 event, taking place on September 21-22.

The DevFest will consists of CodeLabs where we hope to introduce people of all levels to key aspects of programming on Android. The actual content of the labs is yet to be determined, but the hope is to have something for every level, perhaps with the idea of showing people how to go from (simple) concept project all the way to the Play store.

The second part of the DevFest will be a HackFair, to take place Sunday PM. Think science fair, where participants expose their projects to the public, potentially with small prizes to be won. (Draws, popular vote, judges, etc.)

The interesting part about the HackFair is that we start the projects now, unlike the hackathon format, people are allowed and encouraged to work on their project in the months before the HackFair.

Let the Hacking commence!

For the meetups leading to the event, we’ll be holding Hack Nights. For this first hack night, we’re asking people to bring a laptop, and get ready to do some coding. For this first hack night, the agenda is as follows:

  • Setting up your Android work environment.
    • Android Studio
    • GitHub / SourceTree
    • Genymotion
  • Your first App
    • Hello activity
  • Android Design Patterns
    • The Action Bar
    • Swipe Views
    • Navigation Drawer (if time allows)

Presentors: Bertand Orlowiez and Etienne Caron

Show and Tell – OUYA

All work and no play make for a dull evening, so our thanks to Mathieu Mea who will be demoing the OUYA, the new 100$ Android game console.

HackFair – Building teams and Call for projects

We’ll close the evening with a call for projects. You have a killer idea you’d like to build for the fair? You have 5 minutes (max) to pitch it to the group, then we’ll try to form teams to realize those ideas.

New Sponsors : JetBrains

And just in time for Hack-Night, 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)

DevFest’s tentative schedule is as follows:

If you’re interested in volunteering or would like to sponsor the event, you can always find our latest contact information on our Google Plus Page.

Saturday Sept. 21

  • CodeLab #1 : TBA (Beginner)
  • CodeLab #2 : TBA (Intermediary)

Sunday Sept. 22

  • Codelab #3 : TBA (Intermediary/Advanced)
  • HackFair: Project presentations (Pecha-Kucha style, 20 slides of 20 seconds each)
  • HackFair: Tables with teams showing off their project to public for rest of day.
  • HackFair: Judging and Prizes
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June Meetup

2013-06-24 |by droidmtl | Comments Off on June Meetup | Events, Uncategorized

Eventbrite for Wednesday’s meetup are live, hope to see you all there!

http://gdg-montreal-android-june2013.eventbrite.ca

We have 2 subjects on the agenda this Wednesday

1 – Android Dongles

John Brohan, one of the founders of the original Android-Montreal, will be presenting the technology behind their Stay-in-Touch project this Wednesday:

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This is a presentation about “Android Dongles” which are small Android computers without a screen or battery, they use a television as a screen!
The presentation is more technical with an outline of the capabilities of these devices and then Stay-in-Touch as an example of an app that is well suited to these devices. Warning there are a few code samples, but it mostly relates to demonstrations or discussion of strategies for using these devices (mostly in this case without user input).

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2 – StartupWeekend.

StartupWeekend is taking place the week-end of the 11th and 12th of July.

We’ll be talking about and demoing good technologies and APIs to use at this type of event, and we might have a small surprise for people interested in participating. Also, if you’re interested in acting as a coach for the event, please come at Wednesday’s meetup and let us know.

montreal.startupweekend.org

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