November Meetup

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November Meetup

2015-11-20 | droidmtl | Events, Uncategorized

Thursday November 26th 2015

McKibbin’s Bishop – 1426 Bishop St., Montreal(QC), Canada

  • 17h30 – Socializing, Announcements
  • 18h15 – Architecture on Android by Anas Ambri
  • 19h00 – Let’s Play! Build your first Cardboard App by Etienne Caron
  • 19h45 – Networking, Socializing

Socializing, Announcements

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Architecture on Android

by Anas Ambri

About me: I work as a mobile software developer at Guarana Technologies. I enjoy working on both Android and iOS, and I am on a mission trying to convince people to stop using splash screens.

About the topic: Architecture on Android is all the rage right now. Join us in this talk while we try to cover the Model View Presenter (MVP) architecture, how it tries to solve problems like testing and view state storage, and how to decide whether to use it or not. This talk may or may not include code taken from actual production apps.

Intro to VR and Google Cardboard

by Etienne Caron

When I started making a Cardboard App, I had a lot to learn. I didn’t know much about OpenGL, things kept breaking when I changed little details… it was painful.

Not being a very sensible person, I kept going, and I’d like to share with you some of the things I found out:

  • OpenGL: How to use as little of it as possible.
  • Fill the scene: How to programatically create and design fun and simple 3D models.
  • Shaders: Math is fun, or, How to impress your friends with parallel processing.
  • Avoiding Death by Build: Use scripting and live shader editing to get instant feedback.
  • Look Ma, no Hands: Solving the VR input problem with Android Wear.


Etienne has been an active member of the Montreal Android community since 2010. As part of the Montreal Android GDG, he organises meetups, hackathons and codelabs. As part of the Google Developer Expert program, he also devotes time towards mentoring startups and developers new to Android.