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Appsterdam Guru Session: Open Data for Android

Appsterdam Guru Sessions are informal, very hands-on workshops to share a technology or a technique between App Makers. Explanation from your peers, open discussion and practical experience are key to these sessions.

Chris van Aart from 2CoolMonkeys will introduce you to Open Data for Android. By the end of the session, you'll have a grasp of the how to incorporate open data sets into a simple Android app. Best of all, we'll provide the pizza and beer!


12:30: Doors Open
12:30-13:00: Welcome Lunch
13:00-17:00: Using Open Data for Android and hands-on exercises! 
17:00-18:30: Pizza and Beer

This session is targeted at developers who would like to learn how to incorporate open data into their Android app. Some Android experience is helpful, but we'll start small and give support if you are still an Android beginner. 


Install Android Studio, bring an Android device and an USB cable. You'll also want to understand what a Singleton is. If you are new to Android, we recommend at least running through an Android Development Tutorial and check out some samples before the session.


Chris van Aart has been developing apps for IOS and Android platforms since 2008. He works as app producer at 2Coolmonkeys working on open data apps for the government, universities  and private companies. Chris likes to spend  as much time as possible with his girls, train Karate, drink wine and travel around the world.

Matt Feigal will support as Assistant Guru for anyone getting stuck. Matt's a dabbler in many languages, loves Guru Sessions, and wrote the silly open data app WCFinder.

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  • Robbert W.

    Great session by Chris. Thanks a lot, think everybody learned something, at different levels.
    Thanks everybody for organizing this Guru session.

    January 26, 2014

    • Matt F.

      Robbert, sorry I kept your USB cable! I'm out of town this week, I will find a way to return it next week!

      January 26, 2014

    • Matt F.

      (and thanks for joining us!)

      January 26, 2014

  • Matt F.

    Piet, Kevin, Matthijs, Jeffrey: A good way to track future Appsterdam (and general dutch tech meetups) is by adding BubbleFoundry's Dutch Tech Meetups to you calendar:
    The webcal link for direct integration:

    1 · January 25, 2014

  • Tom van A.

    Chris is a cool monkey! He's connecting us to the new City SDK api and teaching how to generate open data sets in Open Street Map.

    January 25, 2014

  • Emiel van der P.

    Sorry, can't make it today. I will do the tutorials. Will there be some kind of summary of what's been covered? Have fun!

    January 25, 2014

  • Matt F.

    Excited to see you all this Saturday. If you are new to Android, either A) Bring an Android programmer to pair-program with! or B) Invest an hour with the Android tutorials above or "The Cow Goes Boo" tutorial:

    January 22, 2014

  • Tom van A.

    Appsterdam is really excited about Chris' workshop this saturday. I will be collecting the €25.00 fees from each of you so please bring small bills! Cash only. Thanks guys!

    January 22, 2014

  • Stanislav D.

    This sounds good, have fun and make the most out of it! (too bad I can't join)

    January 20, 2014

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