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Mark Murphy Talks About Android Honeycomb

You would not want to miss our next Meetup!  We will be hosting (he will be at our Image-XL location) prominent Android Author, Speak, and Trainer Mark Murphy.  He will be talking about Android Honeycomb, the first version of the Android OS that is optimized for tablets.  According to Jason Kincaid of TechCrunch “It’s a solid competitor to iOS — better, even, in some ways. I won’t be at all surprised if we see Honeycomb explode on tablets the way Android has exploded on mobile handsets since the original Droid launched in November 2009”.  Will the new wave of Android Tables with Honeycomb out sell the iPad?  What new features have they added to Honeycomb?  What is so cool about this version of Android?  Well, come find out as Mark Murphy gives us his expert views on this topic.

Pizza and drinks will be provided.

We are expecting a large gathering for this meetup, and might have to limit the number of people who can attend.  If you are not sure of attending please do not reserve a spot for your self.

Parking: Free parking available on the side street between Connecticut Ave and 17th on Rhode Island from 6.30pm. Second option is to park in a garage on Rhode Island Ave which will be $5 for the evening. Last option is to park at the meters in front of the building on Connecticut Ave.

Metro Access:  From the Dupont metro line, use the south exit to leave.  As you come up the escalators, make a left through the underpass and a right onto Connecticut Avenue.  Walk down to N street and make a left followed by a Right onto 18th street.  Building is on the left side passed the new World Bank building between Lucky Bar and Pasara Thai.

About Mark Murphy:

Mark Murphy is the founder of CommonsWare and the author of the Busy Coder’s Guide to Android Development and other books on Android application development. He is active in supporting the Android developer community, from answering questions on StackOverflow to publishing sample code and reusable components as open source.

A three-time entrepreneur, his experience ranges from consulting on open source and collaborative development for the Fortune 500 to application development on just about anything smaller than a mainframe. He has been a software developer for nearly three decades, from the TRS-80 to the latest crop of mobile devices. A polished speaker, Mr. Murphy has delivered conference presentations and training sessions on a wide array of topics internationally.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great talk. Informative.

    March 3, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I liked the insight at the end into how developers should transition from Android 2.x development to 3.0.

    March 3, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would have loved for more mingle time. Introduction around the room was good but needed to be done individually. Stick to a time frame schedule.

    March 3, 2011

  • Danny W. P.

    Well attended Meetup, my 2nd one for this group. Hope to have something to present once my app is ready in the coming months.

    March 2, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very good. Mark seems incredibly knowledgeable about Honeycomb.

    March 2, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really enjoyed the presentation, and it should get me on my way to making sure the apps I develop will work well on Honeycomb tablets. Many thanks to Mark for taking the time to present.

    March 2, 2011

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