March Meetup

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March Meetup

2016-03-14 | droidmtl | Events, Uncategorized

Thursday, March 31 2016

###La GARE, 5333 Casgrain avenue in Mile End, (QC)

We are happy to announce you that from now on La Gare will be our fixed place and we’re happy to make this new partnership with them. We encourage you to bring a friend to get to know the group. For the first meet up at la gare we will have special prizes.

  • 18:00: Drinks, Socializing and Pizza!
  • 18:30 – Welcome to La Gare and Word from Sponsors
  • 18:45 – GDG North America Summit Recap.
  • 19:15 – Get Ready For Android N by Philippe Breault
  • 20:00: Break for More Pizza, Socializing and Drinks. Chromecast Giveaways – Gift raffle from Nurun
  • 20:20: Activity Transitions: The secrets that the docs won’t tell you! Marcos Damasceno
  • 21:00: Drinks, Socializing and Pizza. Chromecast Giveaways – Gift raffle from Nurun – See you next time.

Welcome to La Gare

La Gare

Gare is a rallying point for the community. It is a welcoming and collaborative workspace for entrepreneurs, designers, artists, freelancers, social entrepreneurs, small teams and entrepreneurially-minded employees. It also offers close proximity to a dense network of clients, suppliers, partners and collaborators.


Giveaways and drinks are sponsored by Nurun. They are hiring, check out their website for open positions:

We’re Nurun, a new kind of design and technology consultancy. We bring together human insight and new technology to design brilliant products and services for tomorrow.
As technology is big part of Nurun’s DNA, our mobile team works closely with our design teams to create high-quality, large-scale mobile applications around the world.
We’ve built hundreds of experiences across iOS, Android and the mobile web. We know mobile.

Pizza is sponsored by Mirego, who are also currently hiring. You can go to their website to see current open positions:

Mirego helps its clients innovate and reinvent themselves in order to prosper in the digital era. As a strategic partner, Mirego plans, conceptualizes and develops innovative mobile solutions. Its team of over seventy experts based in Montreal, Québec City and Toronto is one of the most experienced in Canada in terms of strategy, user experience and mobile development with over a hundred apps created since 2007.

Get Ready For Android N

by Phillipe Breault

Get ready for Android N!
Have you heard the news? The first preview of Android N is out! We still don’t know what the “N” stands for but we already have a good idea of what the new features will be for users and developers! So get ready to hear about Java 8, Android Studio 2.1, Multi-Window, Notifications, Doze and even more!


Philippe is a software engineer at American Express and has been passionate about android since 2010. He worked on a wide variety of Android apps for banks, newspapers, startups, television providers and more. He is a GDE (Google Developer Expert), one of founding organizers of droidcon Montréal and is very active in the Montréal Android Community. Philippe is also the author of the ADB IDEA plugin for Android studio.

Activity Transitions: The secrets that the docs won’t tell you!

by Marcos Damasceno

Activity Transitions were introduced with Lollipop and are great features to add a wow effect to your app and enhance its user experience. The concept is beautiful and doing simple animations is quite easy. But we know that this is not always the case. In this talk we will go rapidly through the basics of Activity Transitions and then we will take a look at the common problems we face by using them and how to solve them all. You will learn how to be a professional choreographer and how to be sure your animation will work 100% of the time.


Marcos is a passionate developer from Brazil who has been working with Android since 2010. He loves simple and beautiful UX and UI and is always focused on important small details and what makes mobile apps great. He is an Android GDE (Google Developer Expert), one of droidcon Montreal organizers and he is always helping the Montreal developer community as much as he can. Marcos is currently crafting amazing apps at Mirego. One of those apps reached the global market with more than 500k downloads.