Building your first Android Application


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you a java developer eager to learn new techniques to make your app look and feel like a modern, awesome Android app that runs on multiple form factors? If you want to up your game in Android, this "lab"-style meetup will consist of a detailed walk through of building a game and help you take your own understanding of Android to the next level. Bring your laptops and get ready to get your hands dirty building and deploying Android code. Learn from an Android technician and coder: Morgan Bickle, CTO of Kinvey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On any given day you'll find Morgan programming mobile SDKs, building backend APIs, and discussing the future of web and mobile technology. As part of the core founding team at Kinvey, he owns Kinvey’s technology vision. Prior to Kinvey, he wrote enterprise software for a decade. He held various technology roles at AMD, where he gained a wealth of experience designing and deploying  application server infrastructure around the world. Morgan is an athlete, runner and a cyclist. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A special thanks, to Hack Reduce Boston's Big Data hacker space, for providing the space for this event. With out them this event would not be possible. If you are interested in sponsoring for food and beverages you can contact us here.

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  • Amitav K.

    The meetup was great, hope to see more in-depth ones in the future. Also, is the presentation uploaded anywhere? Would love to have it as a reference.

    May 7, 2013

    • Merlin C.

      Glad you enjoyed yourself Amitav, I hope to find future speaker/instructors of the caliber Morgan displayed yesterday. We were very lucky to have him. Morgan did send me his presentation, so I will forward to the group for reference, and to have those who attended continue were you left off from the event to complete your app. I hope that this will inspire you, to bring your Android Developer skills to the next level. I would also like to see an increase in the number of turnouts to future events, and see others step up by volunteering to help organize. So lets build on this momentum, and if you are interested in volunteering, I would like to hear from you.

      May 7, 2013

  • Mike K.

    Great event! Thank You

    May 7, 2013

    • Merlin C.

      Glad to hear you enjoyed it Mike! For everyone who attended please rate the event at the top of our events page.

      May 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great to end the session with a working application.

    1 · May 7, 2013

    • Merlin C.

      Great job Karl! You were smoking on the exercises.

      May 7, 2013

  • Ravi S

    Thanks guys, appreciate it.

    May 7, 2013

  • Merlin C.

    Morgan put on one of the better instructional talks I have heard so far. Great for intermediate Android Developers. I think everyone learned something new.

    May 7, 2013

  • TomG

    Perfect for the event.

    May 6, 2013

  • E B

    1 · May 6, 2013

  • Roberto S.

    Will probably be 30 minutes late.. what time is the event starting? 6:00 sharp or around 6:30?

    May 6, 2013

    • Roberto S.

      Yep won't be able to make it... Any chance the material will be online?

      1 · May 6, 2013

    • Merlin C.

      Just getting started...

      May 6, 2013

  • Merlin C.

    Hello everyone, the wi-fi password is: DataSet275

    Twitter handles: @AndroidBoston
    #AndroidBoston

    1 · May 6, 2013

  • Roberto S.

    Couldn't make it... got off work too late...

    May 6, 2013

  • Nikhil D.

    Novice

    May 6, 2013

  • Mikayel A.

    Sorry, can't make it today.

    May 6, 2013

  • Pablo G. C.

    Sorry, something just came up.

    May 6, 2013

  • Michael D.

    Sorry, can't make it now.

    May 6, 2013

  • Mike K.

    What do we need to be able to participate (Eclipse? SDK? What version?) Could you please post links? Thank You

    2 · May 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I guess we can download the ADT bundle from
      http://developer.andr...­
      It includes everything needed.
      Hope that helps.
      Do correct me if I am wrong.

      May 1, 2013

    • Morgan B.

      Working dev environment is a must. Download the ADT bundle and run Eclipse from there.
      Running 'Hello World' on a device or emulator (comes with ADT tools) is a plus.

      May 1, 2013

  • Ken Y.

    Curious if you're covering a turns-based game or something more real-time?

    April 30, 2013

    • Morgan B.

      There's only so much that we can cover in a single meetup. The example is a turn based game v computer with a leaderboard feature.

      May 1, 2013

  • Bilo C.

    Very interested in learning how to develop android apps

    April 29, 2013

  • Nikhil D.

    Novice

    April 13, 2013

  • Dominic

    Thanks

    April 13, 2013

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