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Holiday parties! ūü饂ėÉÔłŹ‚ĚĄÔłŹ

2018-11-26 |by Laurence de Villers | 0 Comments | Events, Meetup

Tuesday, December 18th, 2019

We never do Meetup in December because there is a lot of holidays parties, but we decided

to do a get together at Pub L’√ģle Noire instead.

1649 Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2X 3K4

Please come to talk and take a beer, scotches or gins with us!

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

7 PM to 9 PM

***IMPORTANT WE HAVE SOME SPONSORSHIP FOR THIS EVENT!¬†¬†ūüéČ***

 

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August Meetup Special IoT

2018-07-24 |by Laurence de Villers | 0 Comments | Events, Meetup, Uncategorized

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

The meetup will be held at Shopify!

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

Schedule:

  • 18:00¬†Socializing!
  • 18:30¬†Bring your IoT to production by¬†Macy Kuang
  • 19:15¬†Break
  • 19:30¬†Android Things Remote Controlled Robocar by¬†Etienne Caron

Bring your IoT to production

by Macy Kuang

We know how to bring a software from prototype to production, how about hardware projects? What’s beyond the prototype? This talk will compare all the IoT platforms and help you make the right choice for your projects. Also, we will have a glance of a hardware product roadmap.

Bio

GDE for IoT and Flutter, Game Developer at Miaomiao Games, intel innovator for IoT and gaming.

Android Things Remote Controlled Robocar

by Etienne Caron

Then we’ll close by building a simple Augmented-Reality remote control app. We’ll be using Google’s ARCore and Sceneform libraries.

Some familiarity with Kotlin and OpenGL is helpful, but not required.

Bio

Etienne Caron is a developer lead at Shopify, a popular Canadian e-commerce company. He is also part of Google’s Developer Expert program, and an instructor for Caster.io

Etienne has been an active member of the Android developer community in Montreal since 2010, and regularly devotes his time to mentoring startups, developers and students in the mobile space.

3D animation, procedural content generation and VR are some of his hobbies, and he loves introducing other developers to this fascinating field.

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July Meet Up

2018-07-17 |by Laurence de Villers | 0 Comments | Uncategorized

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

The meetup will be held at Google Montreal!

 

1253 McGill College Ave #150

Schedule:

  • 18:00¬†Socializing!
  • 18:30¬†Intro to Material Design 2.0 by¬†Steven de Tilly,¬†BCITI Solutions¬†
  • 19:15¬†Break
  • 19:30¬†App Marketing For Indie Developers by¬†Amir Ganjeii, 6thSolution

Intro to Material Design 2.0

by Steven de Tilly, BCITI Solutions

We will take a brief look at how to read the new material design guidelines and we’ll see how the new widgets will make our life, as developers, way better.

Bio

Mobile team lead at BCITI Solutions in Montr√©al, who studied electrical engineering at ETS. I started developing on Android in 2015, where I joined the APPLETS student club at ETS. Eventually, I joined BCITI’s team in 2016, where I work full time ever since.

App marketing for indie developers – how to get installs with minimum budget

by Amir Ganjeii, 6thSolution

Most mobile developers, spend their free times on side projects, hoping to make the next big thing (maybe next flappy bird) or at least creating steady passive income stream and as we know, most of these projects fail. The talk will cover important issues(from business perspective) in designing / developing an app and how to market the app with minimum budget. I will also talk about our Android weather app and how we got +100K users without spending a dollar on paid acquisition methods.

Bio

Amir is Founder and head of product at 6thSolution, a company specialized in e-business and software development. He is expert in digital strategy, digital marketing and product design.

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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¬† ūüéČ

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 r√©ussi √† avoir un billet pour Google I/O ūüėěou vous ne voulez pas payer 1500$USD pour y aller, vous √™tes chanceux ūüėĄ, 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 bouch√©es, vous aurez la chance de peut-√™tre gagner un cadeau!ūüéČ

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If you didn’t have the chance to get a Google I/O ticket ūüėě or you don’t want to pay $1500 USD to go, you’re in luck ūüėĄ, 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 C√īt√© du Beaver Hall – Montreal, Qu√©bec¬†

 

Programme / Schedule:

  • 12h00 Ouverture des portes / Doors openning¬†
  • 13h00¬†Google Keynote
  • 14h30¬†¬†Pr√©sentation(CodeLab) (Sujet √† 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¬† ūüéČ

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 Montr√©al, 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 ūüéĄūüéÖūüéĄ

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 d√©veloppement et des relations avec les dipl√īm√©s
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 √Čtienne¬†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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