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Android Lightning Talks

Join us for an evening of rapid fire presentations on anything and everything Android including but not limited to design, development, marketing, and usability.


Presentations
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Stupid Layout Tricks
Travis Himes

Presentation

Ever get sick of fighting with a layout because you can't figure out what is happening during layout? I'll present a few tactics that you can employ to help pinpoint the exact problem and start to figure out what is happening.

Android + Java = <3
Corey Latislaw

Presentation

Awesome Android Open Source
Bill Donahue

Presentation

Learn about some of the best Android Open Source libraries that you should be using in your projects.

State Machines to Manage Complex UI Flows
Kevin Lee

I am using state machines to manage and unit test the complex UI flows for a security Pin Lock feature for an app. 

Using HTTP in Applications
Francisco Castellanos

I will be going through an app that will use the power of the internet, in addition to hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) to pull data from a database that is on a server hundreds of miles away.

Rich Notifications in Jellybean
Travis Himes

Presentation

Want to understand how those fancy new notifications work on Jellybean? I'll give you an overview and some samples to illustrate your options.

Android Advanced Cursors
Rich Freedman

Based on my blog post by the same title, a review of some lesser-known, but very useful ways to use and manipulate cursors, including the CursorJoiner, MatrixCursor, MergeCursor, and CursorWrapper classes.

Asynchronous Android
John McCarthy

How to write asynchronous code in Android, specifically how to handle callbacks without leaking the Activity context.

Easy Automation with Google Macros
Jay Cohen

Want to automatically add people to your Google Group but want more information than their email address? Use Google Macros to do it in 5 minutes.

Leveraging Dimensions
Corey Latislaw

Presentation

Are you leveraging the styling system to it's full potential? We will review tricks for making an application that works on several devices by using styles & dimensions.

Rapid JSON Parsing
Bill Donahue 

Presentation

Learn how to rapidly consume JSON APIs using Google's GSON library.

Using Retrofit and OkHttp in Your Next Project
Travis Himes

Building an app that talks with a RESTful API? Want to save time and avoid doing plumbing work? Let me show you how to build your api client with a few lines and a little bit of "magic".


Speaker Bios
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Corey Latislaw

Geeky eco-minded outdoor-loving technophile. VP of Engineering at @GrassrtsUnwired, international speaker, #Android maven, founder of @androidphilly.

Travis Himes

Developer who's been building Android apps for 3 years, previous presenter at Android Alliance, speaker at the upcoming AnDevCon San Fransisco.

Bill Donahue

Freelance Android Developer who's been developing apps professionally for four years. Get full source from my presentation at wdonahue.com.

Kevin Lee

Been working with Java since SDK 1.2, Android since API level 9.

Francisco Castellanos

My journey into software development started two years ago with “Intro to Java”. This class got me excited about what is possible with technology, I mean we are not limited by technology anymore, we are limited by our imagination of what we can do with technology.

Rich Freedman

I'm a Consultant with Chariot Solutions in Ft. Washington, PA, have been developing software professionally for 25 years, Java applications for about 15 years, and Android applications for about the last 9 months.

John McCarthy

John McCarthy is the lead developer of CloudMine's Android library, which gives developers easy access to CloudMine's backend as a service offering.

Jay Cohen

Activist parent in the School District of Philadelphia interested in using Google Technologies to empower other parents.

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  • stephen p.

    Great really enjoyed being there again, and thumbs up to the styles presentation.

    1 · August 28, 2013

    • Travis

      It's really neat when you see it all come together to make a beautiful app that works in many form factors

      August 28, 2013

  • Chuck G.

    RSVP here for my talk on Tuesday Sept. 17th at MobilePhilly

    http://www.meetup.com/MobilePhilly/events/137148612/

    August 28, 2013

  • Benjamin K.

    Love android!

    1 · August 28, 2013

  • Travis

    Hey Bill Donahue - could you share that awesome json browser plugin you showed? I saw you also used www.jsonschema2pojo.org

    August 28, 2013

  • Chuck G.

    Please login and vote for my SXSW talk!

    Data to Go: Mobile API Design
    http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/17442

    Other great talks by folks at AWeber:

    Introducing User Experience (UX) Into a Culture
    http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/23691

    How Not To Hate Your Agency (Or Your Client)
    http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/19396

    August 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't make it in time. Please make the presentations and audio available immediately after, if possible.

    August 28, 2013

  • Benjamin K.

    Here and ready.. r u? ;-)

    August 28, 2013

  • Chuck G.

    We have a full slate of speakers for tonight so please arrive on time! Presentations will begin at 6:30 sharp.

    There should still be time for spontaneous talks at the end if anyone is inspired and wants to jump in.

    See you all there!

    August 28, 2013

  • Darryl G.

    Can I get some recommendations of where to park near Comcast Center?

    August 28, 2013

    • Chuck G.

      On Wednesday evenings, meter parking is free in Center City after 5 p.m. (on the rush hour streets, it’s free after 6:30 p.m.). The boundaries are from the Delaware River to the Schuylkill River and from Bainbridge Street to Spring Garden Street.

      1 · August 28, 2013

    • Chuck G.

      1 · August 28, 2013

  • Chuck G.

    Two new presentations added to the lineup: Android + Java = <3 and Asynchronous Android.

    1 · August 28, 2013

  • Chuck G.

    Presentations and speaker bios for tonight have been posted.

    1 · August 28, 2013

  • stephen p.

    Can't wait

    August 27, 2013

  • Benjamin K.

    Excited to attend!

    August 27, 2013

  • Darryl G.

    Hi,
    I am new to the group and I am looking forward to attending.
    I will be out of town this week but was wondering if the group has any resources or opinions to guide me to the top software that I should focus on learning first. mobile IDE's,
    languages,
    frameworks,
    development tools,
    Build once target native andrid and IOS
    WEB or Native.


    The number of options is overwhelming.
    Individual opinions are appreciated.

    Thanks
    Darryl

    August 26, 2013

  • Devin F.

    Excited for this month

    August 18, 2013

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