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June meetup

2018-06-06 |by Laurence de Villers | 0 Comments | Uncategorized

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018!

We have a special meetup this month! It will be held by our sponsor TouchTunes!
They are providing food and drinks  🎉

7250 Rue du Mile End #202, Montréal, QC H2R 3A4

Schedule:

  • 18:00 Socializing!
  • 18:30 Android’s new Paging Library in Action by Graeme Campbell, TouchTunes
  • 19:15 Break
  • 19:30 The Navigation Architecture Component by Laurence de Villers, Transit

Sponsors

 

 

TouchTunes is the largest in-venue interactive music and entertainment platform, featured in over 75,000 bars and restaurants across North America and Europe. Our network supports a growing portfolio of location-based digital solutions that encourage social interactions through shared experiences.

 

Android’s new Paging Library in Action

Level: Intermediate

by Graeme Campbell, TouchTunes

The Paging Library is a new part of Android Jetpack which uses all the latest Android Architecture Components, and it has just recently been released as a stable 1.0 version. This talk will introduce the Paging Library to developers and show it in action in TouchTunes’ mobile jukebox application.

Bio

Graeme is a software developer and former research scientist who has been working in Android development since 2013. 

The Navigation Architecture Component

Level: Beginning

by Laurence de Villers, Transit

At Google I/O, Google releases Android Jetpack, a new set of libraries, tools and architectural guidance to help make it quick and easy to build great Android apps. In the new set of libraries, a new Navigation Architecture Component was release to help us navigate between view easier.  Now you can say goodbye to the Fragment Manager.

Bio

Laurence works at Transit has an Android developer.  She’s involved in the community has a GDG organizer, GDG Mentor and a Women Techmakers Lead. 

 

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Google I/O Extended

2018-04-10 |by Laurence de Villers | 0 Comments | Events, Uncategorized

Mardi le 8 mai / Tuesday, May 8!

Vous n’avez pas réussi à avoir un billet pour Google I/O 😞ou vous ne voulez pas payer 1500$USD pour y aller, vous êtes chanceux 😄, GDG Montreal Android et Desjardins organise un Google I/O Extended ! En plus de pouvoir regarder les deux keynotes en live stream, en mangeant de petites bouchées, vous aurez la chance de peut-être gagner un cadeau!🎉

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If you didn’t have the chance to get a Google I/O ticket 😞 or you don’t want to pay $1500 USD to go, you’re in luck 😄, GDG Montreal Android and Desjardins are organizing Google I/O extended! In addition to watching both keynotes by live stream and assorted snacks, you’ll get the chance of winning a gift!

 

1050 Côté du Beaver Hall – Montreal, Québec 

 

Programme / Schedule:

  • 12h00 Ouverture des portes / Doors openning 
  • 13h00 Google Keynote
  • 14h30  Présentation(CodeLab) (Sujet à venir) / Presentation (CodeLab) (Subject to come)
  • 15h30  Developer Keynote
  • 17:00 Mot de la fin et socialisation / Conclusion and networking
  • 18:00 Fermeture / Closing

 

Sponsors

 

Google Keynote

Learn about the latest product and platform innovations at Google in a Keynote led by Sundar Pichai.

Developer Keynote

Learn about the latest updates to our developer products and platforms at Google in a Keynote led by Jason Titus.

 

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April Meetup

2018-04-04 |by Laurence de Villers | 0 Comments | Meetup, Uncategorized

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018!

We have a special meetup this month! It will be held by our sponsor Nurun!
They are providing food and drinks  🎉

740 rue Notre-Dame Ouest, bureau 600 
Montréal, Québec H3C 3X6 CANADA

Schedule:

  • 18:00 Socializing!
  • 18:30 Continuous Integration & deployment Michael Bernier, Breather
  • 19:15 Break
  • 19:30 Flutter, let’s try by Aurore Jard, Nurun

Sponsors

Nurun is a global design and technology consultancy. Part of the Publicis Worldwide family, Nurun creates products, services and platforms for a connected world, grounded in state-of-the-art data science.

 

Continuous Integration & deployment

Level: Intermediate

by Michael Bernier, Breather

In this talk, I will demonstrate how to use 2 different CI environment to help Android devs build better apps and save time. I will be showcasing an open source project with Circleci and a more enterprise project with TeamCity from JetBrains. I will also show how to do production or test deployment with tools like Gradle and Beta from Crashlyctics.

http://slides.com/michaelb85/android-ci-cd#/0/1

Bio

Android Developer at Breather.com in Montréal, who studied software engineering at ETS. I’ve started mobile development with BlackBerry in 2010 and then moved on to Android full time in 2014. 

Flutter, let’s try

Level: Intermediate

by Aurore Jard, Nurun

Exploration of Flutter and some first feedbacks

Bio

Aurore works at Nurun where she has been leading the Mobile department and a team of iOS and Android developers since 2015. She likes exploring new subjects & challenges

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January MeetUp

2018-01-22 |by Laurence de Villers | 0 Comments | Events

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

The meetup will be held at Shopify!

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

Schedule:

  • 18:00 Socializing!
  • 18:30 App Lifecycle and common problems by Alan Le Corre, TouchTunes
  • 19:15 Break
  • 19:30 AR and computer vision with Google Mobile Vision by Nicolas Martino,

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.

 

AR and computer vision with Google Mobile Vision

by Nicolas Martino, Samsao

Google works on its computer vision library since 2015. At Samsao we successfully used it in one of our recent projects. In this talk, we will present the purpose of the library and then share our experience using it.

Bio

Nicolas is a multimedia engineer specialized in Android mobile development since 2011. He currently works as a mobile developer at Samsao. 

App Lifecycle and common problems

by Alan Le Corre, Microdrones

You want to sharpen your understanding of Activities or Fragments lifecycles, and avoid common pitfalls when designing your app. This talk will go through the main concepts and share real-life examples to solve some architectural problems.

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 the TouchTunes Phone App.

 

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Special Christmas Get Together 🎄🎅🎄

2017-12-06 |by Laurence de Villers | 0 Comments | Events

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

We never do Meetup on December because every it’s Holiday parties,

but we decided this year to do a get together at McKibbins on Bishop.

Please come talk and take a beer with us!

We have a reservation on the first floor at the name GDG.

6 PM to 8 PM

***IMPORTANT WE DON’T HAVE SPONSOR FOR THIS EVENT,  BEERS ARE AT YOUR EXPENSE.***

 

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October Meetup

2017-10-03 |by Laurence de Villers | 0 Comments | Meetup

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

The meetup will be held at Shopify!

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

Schedule:

  • 18:00 Socializing!
  • 18:30 2 Way Data Binding: It works! A real case by Michel Marin, PMP
  • 19:15 Break
  • 19:30 Simple disk storage with Objectbox by Vincent Carrier

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.

 

2 Way Data Binding: It works! A real case

by Michel Marin, PMP

Sharing the tricks, problems and solutions I have learned about building a real app with 2 way Data Binding.

Bio

Project Manager Professional
IMS Manager for Bureau du développement et des relations avec les diplômés
Université de Montréal
eCaptain for the Advance Tech Suite Community
PADI Master Scuba Diver

 

Simple disk storage with Objectbox

by Vincent Carrier

Writing SQL is a hassle. DAO libraries like Room have not changed that. Objectbox is a lightweight solution to achieve the same goal, but offers a much simpler and faster API.

Bio

Android Developer for Omnigate Systems. Secretly Batman.

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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.

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July Meet Up

2017-07-17 |by Laurence de Villers | 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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Google I/O Special Meet up!

2017-05-15 |by Laurence de Villers | 0 Comments | Uncategorized

Thursday, June 1st

Google I/O took place last week and all our organizers were in California attending the Mother of All Google Conferences. For that reason, we have no meet-up in May 😢.

To redeem ourselves though, we’re bringing details about everything announced at the conference in the best way possible!

A GOOGLE I/O SPECIAL MEET-UP 🎉🕺💃👯👯💃🕺🎊🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉! 

Yes folks, we’re doing it again like every year, and yes, you guessed it, our friends at Google Montreal are hosting us🥇! Our agenda is full of new talks and new content straight from Google I/O!! You can also expect food, goodies, drinks, networking and to have a good time🤳💃 🕺!

Agenda:

  • 17:00 — Socializing and Welcome
  • 17:40 — The Future of Assistant on Android Things
  • 18:20 — ConstraintLayout is now the default layout!
  • 18:50 — Break
  • 19:10 — Getting started with Kotlin 
  • 19:50 — New Architecture Components: Best way to build your app 
  • 20:30 — New Animation Physics API for Android

 


 

Talks and Speakers

Here’s a snippet of what we’ll be covering on our next meet up

The Future of Assistant on Android Things

Talk by Marcos Paulo Damasceno, Android Dev at TransitApp

Android Things was recently released by Google as a new open source initiative to build IoT devices in a big array of hardware options. During io17, Google made sure to highlight the new APIs for Google Assistant and how this could power IoT devices for the future of hardware tech. We’ll go over the SDK basics and see how can you build your own Google Home at home.

 

ConstraintLayout is now the default layout!

Talk by Laurence de Viller, Android Dev at TransitApp

Yes, you heard it right, starting from Android Studio 3.0, ConstraintLayout is the new default layout for every new project or even layout file. Google first introduced this new layout last year and has been working hard since then to make it even more performant and easy to use. In this talk, we will go over the newly announced features and how you can take advantage of this great layout in your new projects.

 

Getting Started with Kotlin

Talk by Phillipe Breault, Google Developer Expert

Oh the moment everybody was waiting for is finally here. Kotlin was announced as an official supported language for Android and the crowd went crazy. So… What now? Phillipe will share all his knowledge with this new language that he has been using for a good time right now at American Express and give us the best tips on how to get started with it and migrate current projects written in Java!

 

New Architecture Components: The best way to build an Android app

Talk by Samuel Dionne, Android Dev at TransitApp

Google surprised us with a new library to help us architecture our apps. Lifecycle aware components and new data classes are here to make development for Android easier and less error prone. Sam will give us an overview of what was announced at Google I/O and will be ready to answer questions so everybody can be ready to embrace this new approach.

 

New Animation Physics Library for Android

Talk by Boris Dubois, Android Dev at LaPresse+

To finish the night, Boris will go through the recently released library for physics animation from Google which was showcased at Google I/O. Learn how to create richer, more dynamic animations for your applications

 

Ouff 😫, so much to cover!!! And… We’ll also have some surprises and goodies so you don’t want to miss it!

 


 

Venue and Sponsors

Our friends at Google Montreal are not only hosting us, but sponsoring the conference (Thank You)!


1253 McGill College #150, Montreal, QC H3B 2Y5, Canada

 

BuddyBuild is being awesome like they have always been by making sure we’ll have food and drinks for the night. Buddybuild is a continuous integration, continuous deployment and user feedback platform built specifically for mobile development teams. Buddybuild takes minutes to get setup, and automates the process of configuring a reliable and robust infrastructure for teams to build, test, and deploy their iOS and Android apps. Thousands of companies, like Slack, Meetup and Mozilla trust buddybuild with their mobile development because it allows them to focus on what’s important – building apps users love.

If you never heard of them, you should definitely check them out here


 

We have limited spots available so hurry up🏃, register at our Eventbrite event right here:

See you all soon ✌️!

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