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Android Wear Bootcamp

Android Wear is Google's new Smart Watch API.

Big THANK YOU to Big Nerd Ranch for hosting this event! They are also providing a swag bag for the first 25 attendees to show up! Check them out here:

This is a workshop on Android Wear design and development followed by a Mini Hackathon.

You don't need an android wear device to get started! Just bring your smartphone and your computer. Feel free to come to just the presentations.


To be ready for the code lab please:
- Bring a laptop and an android phone or tablet if you have one

-If you haven’t already, download and install Android Studio:

+ Download Android Studio from

+ Install Android Studio:


1:30 - Pizza and setup

2:00 - Android Wear Design - A presentation on designing apps for smart watches.

2:30 - Android Wear Development - A talk about what you need to do to get hacking.

3:00 - 5:00 Mini Hackathon -Code your heart out by yourself or with a team. Start building you own android wear application!

5:30 - ? "Chill n Hangout" at Ration and Dram Bar

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  • Jonathan P.

    Wow thank you to everyone who turned up! We had record turn out for GDG Atlanta with 45 people! Also big thanks to the Atlanta Mobile Developers Group for co-sponsoring the event. Also thanks again to Big Nerd Ranch for giving out swag bags and for letting us use their space!

    Check out the Mobile Dev Group:

    Big Nerd Ranch:

    Also if you want to go further in your Android Wear hacking, you can see all of our slides from the talk on GDG Atlanta's Google+ page! You can +1 us if you are feeling the magic :)

    We hope to see you all again for our event next month, details to follow (Hint: I'm giving a talk on Polymer+Material Design).

    We are also going to start doing GDG Garages which are centered around collaborative coding and making stuff, so don't forget to join us on meetup. Go make stuff! Do it for fun! :)

    July 13, 2014

    • Jonathan P.

      Trying to get a venue situated, will post a date when we finalize venue. I hope to see you there Bruce! :)

      July 14, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Jonathon thank you for the event it was amazing

      July 14, 2014

  • Bolot K.

    The Android Wear app from the Play Store can connect to the emulator:
    Android Wear Preview doesn't work for me (anymore).

    July 10, 2014

    • Nathan B.

      Woops I'll fix this tongiht

      July 8, 2014

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