April 8th from 10h00 to 17h00
175 Boulevard René-Lévesque Ouest Montréal, QC
DroidCon Montreal and GDG Android Montreal proudly present Design/Hack.
Targeted towards Android developers and UX designers, this is a one day workshop where people
form ad-hoc teams, design an app concept and build a prototype using ‘off-the-shelf’ services and APIs.
As this is a workshop concept, teams are formed on site, subjects are assigned. You’ll benefit
from expert mentoring and advice throughout the day.
All participants are expected to bring their laptops with a fully working Android Studio development
environment. (I.E. You should already be able to run things off a physical device or an emulator.)
We welcome junior Android developers, but we recommend a minimum of experience with the platform
if you want to get the most out of the day.
The team with the Best App concepts will received tickets DroidCon, where they’ll be able to
network with internationally renowned Android professionals. There might also be some surprises 🙂
Part 1: DESIGN (3h)
Adapted from the Google Venture “Design Sprint Playbook”. You will learn how to rapidly
explore new ideas, and go from concept to prototype in record time.
– DIVERGE / DECIDE
– PROTOTYPE / VALIDATE
Part 2: HACK (3h)
We’ll give a short introduction to various rapid development tools and APIs. We’ll then
teach you a method to efficiently work as a team with short iterative cycles, without sacrificing
You’ll then demo the work accomplished, and our mentors and panel of professionals
will review your progress and give you pointers and hints to bring your idea to the next level.
– PLAN / DEV / INTEGRATE LOOP
We’d like to send our thanks and gratitude to our hosts for this event, Desjardins :