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Java and Android:Managing Memory and Custom Virtual Controls

This meeting is sponsored by Amazon (space, food and drinks).

If you sign up, you must show up!


There will be two talks. Note this talk will happen at Amazon Cambridge Offices.

1.Managing your Android Applications Memory

Consumer applications and devices in the field are expected to be fast, fluid, and long-lived (often running for hundreds or thousands of hours). Managing your memory usage and root causing leaks that happen over the course of that lifetime helps keep your app in your users mind or your device in their hands. This talk will overview how to estimate usage, test for leaks, and root cause them when discovered.

Russell is a Software Engineer currently working on the Fire phone project with Amazon. As part of his work on the project he has worked on middleware components such Dynamic Perspective controls and core features such as Auto-Scroll as well as application development for some of the core experiences on the device. Previous to that he’s been a long-time web developer working with applications used by bigger companies such as Comcast and Verizon.

Russell Myers

Russell is a Software Engineer currently working on the Fire phone project with Amazon. As part of his work on the project he has worked on middleware components such Dynamic Perspective controls and core features such as Auto-Scroll as well as application development for some of the core experiences on the device. Previous to that he’s been a long-time web developer working with applications used by bigger companies such as Comcast and Verizon.



2. Android Custom Virtual Controls

Consumer applications and devices in the field are expected to be fast, and fluid. This talk will overview how to creating a user experience within Android that has the ability to render sixty frames per second, but can view large quantities of data. The general discussion will be about the better known AdapterView controls. This is not a talk on how to implement a GridView or ListView control, but about why, and how these are the correct concepts to use. Understanding the concepts will allow a developer to produce a truly unique, interesting, and fluid user experiences. 


Joel Normandin

Joel is a Software Engineer Manager currently working on the Amazon Fire phone project. He has been working at Amazon for almost three years, and manages a team that delivers a core experience, allowing customers to manage their Amazon content on the device. Prior to Amazon, Joel worked at Microsoft on a high volume data analysis project within the Bing organization.


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  • E.R.G.

    Do the talks start at 6pm or is there a social time first? when does the meeting end?

    September 16, 2014

    • Burc O.

      we will have a social time and food

      September 16, 2014

  • Glen D.

    Yup - same question as Mohammed. I RSVP'ed on the Boston Android meetup, and am assuming showing up is cool, but please let us know.

    September 16, 2014

    • Burc O.

      I closed RSVP per Amazon's request and provided a list of attendees.

      September 16, 2014

    • Glen D.

      So... are you saying that there's no way to edit the list and people not on it as of yesterday will be turned away at the door?

      1 · September 16, 2014

  • Mohammed A.

    hey guys, any chance i can RSVP one of the open spots? It says RSVP closed with 18 spots available. Thanks,
    Mohammed

    September 16, 2014

    • Burc O.

      i provided the attendee names yesterday. sorry.

      September 16, 2014

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