Mobile at Google

Smartphones and the amazing success of operating systems like Android and iOS have transformed the way we think about computing. Mobile development is a big priority for Google, and this week's tech talk will feature a number of New York Google engineers discussing some of the lessons and challenges they've encountered. We'll go through a series of short presentations on topics ranging from on the go file access in Google Drive to dependency injection frameworks for iOS.

Short presentations will include:

• Android - Come hear about info cards for movies, and learn what goes into identifying every prominent character and song in every movie.

• Drive - Today, more and more people are using their phones and tablets to access their files on the go. Find out what Google Drive and Docs are doing to keep up with this multi-device world.

• Commerce - The dependency injection pattern is not in extremely wide circulation in the iOS programming world, but it is a fruitful and helpful way to keep code organized and testable. This talk discusses and gives a short tutorial on the Objection framework, a dependency-injection framework for Objective C being used for iOS efforts within Google's commerce group.

 iOS (UXA) - Not many people realize Google does a lot of iOS development. We ship over 20 different apps with hundreds of developers from more than 10 offices. Come join us to learn about what technologies we use, techniques to keep things humming and the unique challenges we face at Google.

Google Presenters: 

Welcome by Marcus Mitchell, Engineering Director, Google

Gabriel Taubman has been a Software Engineer at Google since 2005. In that time he's worked on image search infrastructure, web search ranking, was a founding member and software lead of the Google Glass team, developed new natural language question answering infrastructure launched in Google Now, and currently works on various Android projects.

Kelvin Chan has been a Software Engineer at Google since 2010. He has worked on several mobile projects, including Google Shopper. Most recently, Kelvin works on the Google Drive application for iPhone and iPad.

Matt Hiller has been a Software Engineer at Google since 2005. In that time he has worked on ads, an experimental news-reporting project, and in commerce, where he currently works.

Alastair TseGoogle's first iOS engineer and has worked on projects including Google Search App, Voice Search, Goggles, Chrome and Translate. He is currently part of a cross functional design and engineering team called UXA. In addition to iOS, he is a Python, Mac and Web developer too.

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The agenda for this event is: 

5:30 - 6:30 pm: Attendees Register / Networking 
6:30 - 6:35 pm: Welcome & Intro  
6:35 - 7:35 pm: Presentation 
7:35 - 8:00 pm: Q/A 

Please note the venue entrance is on the 8th Avenue side of the building, and you should enter at the 8th Ave / 16 St corner. If you mistakenly go to the 9th avenue entrance, building security will ask you to walk around the building (on the outside!) to the 8th Avenue side. The A,C,E trains stop on the 8th Avenue side of the building. 

The RSVP name will be provided to the building security in advance - so please do register with your real name (first/last) as this will significantly speed up registration.  

Google volunteers will also be present at the event to answer any questions you may have, look for people who are wearing "Google" t-shirts.

See you there!


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  • Brian

    This was a great event, really informative and gave me an inside perspective on google's approach to developing apps for iOS and Android.

    September 19, 2013

  • Don H.

    You guys seemed to like the meeting. Why was it good?

    September 19, 2013

  • Stephanie L.

    I have a friend who couldn't make it through the waitlist but wanted to go. I heard there would be a YouTube recording of the event. Does anyone know where I can find that?

    September 18, 2013

    • Maxim R.

      Then perhaps they relaxed this policy. On previous announcements organizers always stressed that names must on the list otherwise no-go. :/

      September 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      May be..this was my first Google meetup. :-)

      September 18, 2013

  • Anne H.

    This talk was recommended to me by a colleague. Like Stephanie, I was wondering if video or slides were posted. Thank you in advance.

    Cheers!

    September 18, 2013

  • Michael E.

    Thanks. Made it through the waitlist! Google is an amazing company that develops so much in the open (for obvious reasons) that create so many generative ecosystems. Missed the KitKats, though!

    September 18, 2013

  • Mel

    Am a wait list veteran, didn't make the cut but appreciate the folks who put theirs back into circulation. And thank you

    1 · September 18, 2013

  • Sungok L.

    It was great as always. Thank you for the presentation.

    September 18, 2013

  • Qahir

    Great....!!!

    September 17, 2013

  • Jason C.

    This was a good event. I enjoyed the 4 different speakers and the subsequent Q&A session. Thank you for hosting it!

    September 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would there be a cutoff time for arrival?? I remember reading from past event that 5:30 to some time is socializing. When does the talk start?? I may be arriving a bit late from work :/

    September 17, 2013

    • karim m.

      Is this xuefan from cornell ?

      September 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      O HAI KARIM :D

      September 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    May be I misread the meetup description ...I had hoped to listen about future mobile products and strategies from Google, but it was a very techy discussion...

    September 17, 2013

  • Joshua W.

    Very informative for an iOS dev such as myself.

    September 17, 2013

  • john k.

    Useful info on google technology development and methodologies.

    September 17, 2013

  • Sunil Reddy G.

    I can't make it tonight and just changed my RSVP.

    2 · September 17, 2013

    • Yen

      Thank you very much for the courtesy of updating your RSVP.

      September 17, 2013

  • Alex K.

    Due to a last minute personal emergency, I'm passing it to someone who can attend. Enjoy!

    3 · September 17, 2013

    • Yen

      Sorry about the emergency but thank you for updating your RSVP.

      September 17, 2013

  • Debbie S.

    I can't make it and have just changed my rsvp. Hope someone else can take my spot!

    1 · September 17, 2013

    • Yen

      Thanks for updating your RSVP.

      September 17, 2013

  • Lucy M.

    Will trade my Galaxy for a ticket!

    6 · September 16, 2013

  • Jet L.

    Hey Google, since there was such a high demand for this meetup perhaps you would consider holding a duplicate event. I know I'd love to attend.

    2 · September 17, 2013

    • Jose

      Or making it available via web conference once all the spots fill up

      5 · September 17, 2013

    • Sarath P.

      I agree, if google won't use hangouts for these, who will?

      5 · September 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    531 waiting!

    1 · September 17, 2013

  • Andrea M.

    I can't make it tonight and just changed my RSVP. Some lucky wait lister can now go.

    4 · September 17, 2013

  • Don H.

    To all:
    I cannot make it, got more important things to do this evening.

    September 17, 2013

  • Nicholas M. C.

    Missed the reminder I put into my phone for 111am Friday... :/ doubt I'll get in...

    September 16, 2013

  • Francesco B.

    Is is going to be streamed somewhere? Hangout pls!

    3 · September 16, 2013

  • Randi H.

    Hi, if anyone knows they can't make this meeting please change your status. I am on the wait list and would love, love to go! Thanks Randi http://www.himelfarbfilms.com

    September 16, 2013

  • Mel

    Am a sports entertainment producer and I'd love to learn more about mobile as a tool to improve fan experience

    September 16, 2013

  • Wayne

    I'm a software engineer who would love to learn about the state of Android development at Google :)

    September 16, 2013

  • Wyeth M.

    Senior UX Designer

    September 15, 2013

  • Peter W.

    Unfortunately, I can't make it next week. But I'm hoping someone will ask what technologies are useful for stress testing mobile Apps, many of which depend on external resources which may or may not be behaving predictably at any given moment.

    September 12, 2013

    • Michael A.

      Have a look at SOASTA CloudTest, Perfecto and Keynote DeviceAnywhere. Have not used any of them specifically but they do provide load and performance testing capabilities.

      September 13, 2013

  • Zeke

    Please please please let me in!

    September 13, 2013

  • Jose

    You snooze you lose, I lost :( lol

    1 · September 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Missed it :(

    September 13, 2013

  • saurabh

    Amazing....no spot left.

    September 13, 2013

  • Cesar F.

    Oh god, I can't believe! Spots were full in what? 2 minutes?

    September 13, 2013

  • Roland K.

    Please

    September 13, 2013

  • Sunil Reddy G.

    Curious to know more about Google technologies!!

    September 13, 2013

  • holly l.

    Glad that I finally was able to get in !! Do wait listed members ( a friend ) have a chance for a spot ?
    I guess it can go either way.
    looking forward!

    September 13, 2013

  • Taylor B.

    With Conde Nast's PARADE

    September 13, 2013

  • Nik C.

    Google should expand these talks. Get a bigger space, etc. Keep it free. But demand's obviously there. It'll be win/win for everyone and google too.

    2 · September 13, 2013

  • Chris G.

    I ran out my fifth period class got out the building in under a minute and 11:02 all spots are gone.

    September 13, 2013

  • Leo Z.

    Glad I got in, spots were gone before 11:03. These go faster than Jay-Z tickets.

    3 · September 13, 2013

  • Andreas L.

    2:58, that's a new record I believe ...

    September 13, 2013

  • Paul R.

    Software engineer

    September 13, 2013

  • MJ L.

    1 minute after 11:00, 5 spots left. O.o

    2 · September 13, 2013

  • Qahir

    11:02 ..... No SPACE........

    1 · September 13, 2013

  • surjeet m.

    Yes

    September 13, 2013

  • surjeet m.

    Yes

    September 13, 2013

  • Michael E.

    Will KitKats be served?

    8 · September 12, 2013

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