Thanks to HomeAway for sponsoring a terrific meetup last night. Brian Griffey gave a presentation on useful open source libraries for Android apps and after the talk most of us hung around and discussed Android development. We also gave away some Android books and two six month subscriptions to The Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development which some of our members consider to be the best resource for learning Android development.
Job Opporunities at HomeAway
Mobile QA Engineer: http://hire.jobvite.com/CompanyJobs/Careers.aspx?c=qrY9Vfwd&cs=9qd9Vfwr&nl=1&page=Job%20Description&j=oMEcXfwj
Additional Software Engineering Positions: http://www.homeaway.com/info/about-us/career-opportunities
Google I/O Extended
We are having another I/O Extended event at the Google office in Austin. The event will take place during the first day of Google I/O. We'll have lunch at Google and watch the I/O keynote streamed live. An invite will be posted on meetup.com in the next week or two and will be capped at approximately 30 people.
$1,000 App Engine Credit for Startups
Google is offering $1k of App Engine credits to startups. Apply online using the URL and verification code below:
Verification Code: GDG-02
Discover Chrome DevTools
On March 21st, Google launched Discover DevTools, an interactive online training course.
Google will throw a party for whichever GDG Chapter with the most course completions by April 25th. The party includes a greeting from Paul Irish. To be included, share the badge you receive after completing the course at http://codeschool.com...[your_username]/badges/197[/url] with the hashtags #gdg #GDGAustin #chromedevtools. The share page is also available via "My Account" >> "Rewards"