2013 Activity Report

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2013 Activity Report

2014-03-07 | droidmtl | 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)