3, free days of Learning about Google TV and get Hands-on form the Google Team, Meetup central and Other Announcements

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Learn about Google TV and possibly get some hands on time developing Android Apps for it.

Take advantage of 2 Days to get the free opportunity to learn about developing for Google TV, the latest innovation in the Android ecosystem. Then on the 3rd day, get an opportunity to work with the Google TV team on your new or existing apps to develop them for this new and improved platform.

Over 700,000+ apps available for the two most popular device OS platforms, iOS and Android, wow - a lot of competition. Most developed for smart phones, quite a few for tablets. How many for TV? Not too many, YET. Television app development, although in it's infancy, is about to explode - thanks to Google TV (2.0).

Tuesday, October 16, 6:30PM, Reston, VA - Building and Publishing Android Apps for Google TV from Googlers (RSVP)

Wednesday, October 17, 6:30PM, Washington DC - Design and Develop Android Apps & Games for Google TV - Learn from the Experts (DC DROIDS RSVP) (JDI RSVP) (DCWDTD RSVP)

Thursday, October 18, 10:00AM - 4:00OPM, Washington DC - Introduction and Hands On Google TV Development with the Google TV Team - Please request an invitation by filling out this form (http://goo.gl/OnsvB). Attendance is capped, so register soon! See below for more details and agenda.

For 2 days, October 16 and 17, this is the chance for developers, designers, entrepreneurs, startups and others to get in at the ground floor of an emerging platform, again - where almost anything is possible. This is a chance to use native and cross platform development tools to build apps on the proven, ever evolving Android platform.

Join us with DC Droids, Google Development Group and Google who are hosting an event to introduce and discuss Google TV, which brings the Android open apps platform to the big screen. this is an opportunity to hear directly from Google developer advocates/engineers Paul Carff andLes Vogel.


Prasanna Perera, Moderator

Paul Carff, Google TV Advocate Les Vogel, Google TV Engineer
Developer, Organizer of DC DroidsSpecialties: Video Sitemaps, Google TV, AndroidSpecialties: Google TV for Android

Event Dates

Wednesday, October 16,[masked]:30 PM 
Near Infinity Corporation, 1881 Campus Commons Drive #203 , Reston, VA (map)

Wednesday, October 17,[masked]:30 PM
Google, Washington DC, 1101 New York Avenue, N.W., Washington D.C., DC (map)

Agenda (Both Dates)

6:30pm - Arrival, Pizza, Drinks, Network

7:00pm - Welcome, Announcements

7:15pm - Presentation Starts

8:15pm - Q&A

8:30pm - Adjournment


Take advantage of the always increasing social, audio, video, games, communications and other content/media that is available - most via APIs. Branch off and bring new, unique apps - including productivity solutions to the big screen.

You also have the opportunity to become a content/multimedia or service provider. TV, especially if it is interactive, is a marketers dream. If done right, this could be an opportunity to create a more effective way to deliver advertisements - in a new more relevant, appealing fashion. TV is the right platform for this because it's proven, and expected for this type of content.

More about Hands On Google TV Development with the Google TV Team

Google TV brings the Android open apps platform to the largest screen and best sound system in most households. At this event, the Google TV team will provide an overview of the Google TV platform, will pass on some tips for building Android apps for large screens, and will talk about the best ways to get apps onto users' televisions. In the afternoon, the Google TV team will lead a hands-on, Google TV demonstration session. The demonstration will highlight some of the apps that we think exemplify good practices for developing on Google TV as well as some of the new Google TV devices on the market. If you have an existing app that you would like to port to Google TV, or have a design or an idea for a Google TV app, please bring them to discuss with the Google TV team. In addition, developers planning to create or port an app for Google TV can meet with a Google TV team member for direct, 1:1 support..

Please request an invitation by filling out this form (http://goo.gl/OnsvB). Attendance is capped, so register soon!

Thursday, October[masked]
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Lunch provided

Google Washington, D.C.
1101 New York Avenue, N.W.
Second Floor
Washington, DC 20005


Who Should Attend

  • Participants should be developers, designers, engineers or product management interested in learning more about developing Android apps for Google TV.

Agenda (tenative):

2.5 hours presentation and Q&A; 1 hour app review and open office hours

  • 60 mins [40 Talk / 20 QA]: Introduction to Developing for Google TV
  • 30 mins [20 Talk / 10 QA]: Google TV User Interface Design
  • 30 mins [20 Talk / 10 QA]: Google TV App Monetization
  • 30 mins [20 Talk / 10 QA]: Distributing Google TV Apps with the Google Play Store
  • 60 mins: App review and open office hours

Preparation for App Review and Office Hours:
Please come prepared with:

  • The Android SDK installed on your laptop.
  • A development environment set up for Android (Eclipse or your favorite IDE).
  • An existing Android application for phone or tablet (provide package name) OR wireframes OR requirements for an optimized TV application.
  • A good starting point for reading is Google TV Design Patterns. The main Google TV developer content is at http://developers.google.com/tv/android.

Again, the form is at http://goo.gl/OnsvB.


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