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2014 Planned events

2014-03-07 |by droidmtl | Comments Off on 2014 Planned events | Uncategorized

 

#gdg #2014 #gdgmontrealandroid #report

For 2014, we’ve already had a few events (see previous year’s activity report).

Monthly Meetups

We’re planning on holding our monthly meetups where we usually have one or two hours worth of presentations. Agendas vary based on speaker availability, etc.

We want to experiment with a Video-Podcast format we’d film during the meetups, very much at the “drawing board” stage at this point.

As far as the bigger events on the radar:

April 2014: DevArts / The Art of Coding Art

Talks planned:

  • Processing language
  • http://www.smallfly.com (Hugues Bruyere)
  • Leap Motion (Javascript based API, easy to start with)
  • Raspberry Pie / USB Android Dev Kit (François)
  • Procedural Content generation/GPGPU (Etienne, preview of upcoming talk)
  • Waiting back on word from:
  • Montreal MiniMakerFaire people.
  • Friends from Concordia TAG labs.

Autumn 2014: Hackathon (part of DevFest, if possible)

We’re hoping to hold another week-end long Android / Mobile themed hackathon in early Autumn, 2013’s DevFest week-end was a great event, we’d like to repeat and improve the experience for 2014.

Supporting the community

Last but not least, we’ll be continuing outreach efforts, to do “Introduction to Android” / “Rapid prototyping” presenteations, as well as mentorship during various hackathons / startup weekend type events around the city.

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2013 Activity Report

2014-03-07 |by droidmtl | Comments Off on 2013 Activity Report | Uncategorized

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Here’s a recap of events we’ve held and been involved in for the past year.

I’ve added G+ / Eventbrite numbers where applicable, but do note our regular members tend double book eventbrite and g+, so you can’t simply add G+ and Eventbrite numbers to get attendance.

While I mention this, if anyone knows of a way to better integrate G+ events and Eventbrite, please let me know 🙂

March 5th 2014 – Meetup G+ (17 RSVP), EventBrite (28 Tickets)

January 29th 2014 – Meetup G+ (12 RSVP), Eventbrite (8 Tickets)

  • 18h30 – Open mic: Advertise your events, quickly introduce personal projects, call for developers, etc.
  • PasswordBox beta developer program enrollment.
  • 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.

November 27th 2013 – Meetup G+ (9 RSVP), Eventbrite (14 Tickets)

(Low subscription numbers on G+/Eventbrite, still had ~18 people showing up)

Informal ‘Open mic night’

  • What’s new in Android 4.4
  • Retrofit REST client api

October 30th 2013 – Meetup G+ (22 RSVP), Eventbrite (37 tickets)

  • Google Glass Development, by Macy Kuang
  • Intro to the Gradle build system, Dagger injection framework and the Otto event bus, by Etienne Caron

September 21st 2013 – DevFest G+ (20 RSVP), Eventbrite (63 tickets)

Day 1

  • 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

Day 2

HackFair day

Our Jury’s choice award went to Avery Smith who presented his app HairPiq.

Hairpiq aims to bring barber posters into the mobile space. Users can take snaps of their favorite styles, Barbers can build portfolios of their best work. Throw social networking into the mix, and jury found the app’s potential very interesting.

Next, the public choice award went to RestoNet, by Jean Bagdoo.

Restonet acquires the City of Montreal’s public restaurant inspection data and displays it to the user in a set of 4 listview’s based on chronology, amount of fine, number of fines, and alphabetical order. Each listview row is clickable to display a detailed view of the offense, giving restaurant name, owner date , judgement date, fine, and more. (Soon to be available on the Play store.)

Our other presentations included:

ETS Mobile by the mobile apps development student club from ETS.

Gnito, an app that tries to bridge the gap between social networks and unify your online identity.

Map Marker, an app to help you simply drop markers at will on a Google map.

Wedding Guestbook, an app that allows guests at a wedding to record video messages for the happy couple.

You’ll find all the HackFair presentations on the following YouTube links:

August 28th 2013 – HackNight G+, Eventbrite

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

July 31st 2013 Meetup G+, Eventbrite

  • Intro to Android development
  • Mathieu Méa – Show and Tell OUYA Android game console
  • HackFair – Building teams and Call for projects

July 13th 2013 – StartupWeekend: Intro to Android development / Hackathon rapid prototyping

Speaker: Etienne Caron

Presented as part of Montréal Startup-Weekend, our session will concentrate on Android development, but should be of interest for mobile developer in general. We’ll be reviewing some of our favorite tools for rapid development.

Talk announcement, Speaker notes

June 26th 2013 Meetup G+, Eventbrite

May 29 2013 Meetup G+, Eventbrite

April 24 2013 Meetup Eventbrite (30 Tickets)

  • Informal meetup at “Le Vieux Dublin” after Google+ Hangouts meet-up at Google Montreal.
  • Gina Cook – A visit to the Android “Market” in Shenzhen

March 27 2013 Meetup G+ (18 RSVP), Eventbrite (44 Tickets)

Thanks to Nurun who hosted us this month!

February 27 2013 Meetup G+ (23 RSVP),

  • Presentation of the Hack-together app modules from Nov 7th
  • Etienne Caron – Google Maps API changes and improvements
  • Paul Pereira-Brunner – Porting Doom3 to the ARM architecture. Premature optimization by any other name.

January 30 2013 Meetup G+ (17 RSVP)

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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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Notman House is currently closed

2014-02-25 |by droidmtl | Comments Off on Notman House is currently closed | Uncategorized

Hey everyone, just a reminder Notman House is currently closed. We will be rescheduling the meetup next wednesday, at L’Amère à Boire. Details coming very soon.

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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.
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  • 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 Update

2013-10-30 |by droidmtl | Comments Off on October Meetup Update | Uncategorized

Small correction to tonight’s agenda. Since the Kit Kat® Android™ OS release isn’t actually out, we’ll be doing a quick intro and demo of the Gradle build system, the Dagger injection lib, the Otto event bus lib and the ButterKnife view “injection” library.

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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 – Presentation Videos are up!

2013-10-14 |by droidmtl | Comments Off on DevFest 2013 – Presentation Videos are up! | Uncategorized

GDG Montreal Android is happy to announce the presentation videos from our DevFest 2013 Sunday Hack-Fair are finally up! We had two awards, a Public’s Choice Award and a Jury Attributed Grand Prize.

I can honestly say that the judges had a pretty hard time selecting a winner, we had quite a few good projects on display.

Our Jury’s choice award went to Avery Smith who presented his app HairPiq.

Hairpiq aims to bring barber posters into the mobile space. Users can take snaps of their favorite styles, Barbers can build portfolios of their best work. Throw social networking into the mix, and jury found the app’s potential very interesting.

Next, the public choice award went to RestoNet, by Jean Bagdoo.

Restonet acquires the City of Montreal’s public restaurant inspection data and displays it to the user in a set of 4 listview’s based on chronology, amount of fine, number of fines, and alphabetical order. Each listview row is clickable to display a detailed view of the offense, giving restaurant name, owner date , judgement date, fine, and more. (Soon to be available on the Play store.)

Our other presentations included:

ETS Mobile by the mobile apps development student club from ETS.

Gnito, an app that tries to bridge the gap between social networks and unify your online identity.

Map Marker, an app to help you simply drop markers at will on a Google map.

Wedding Guestbook, an app that allows guests at a wedding to record video messages for the happy couple.

You’ll find all the HackFair presentations on the following YouTube links:

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Important note – Sunday Hack-Fair

2013-09-21 |by droidmtl | Comments Off on Important note – Sunday Hack-Fair | Uncategorized

Please note, we’re changing the schedule for tomorrow’s HackFair, we will only be starting the procedings at 10h00 AM, not at 8h00 AM.

Thank you

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