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DevFest SV - 1.5 Days - Training, Hackathon, Job Fair

  • Oct 19, 2012 · 1:30 PM
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This event is a special event part of global DevFest hostedby Google Developer Communities worldwide

For Updated Information, Hackathon Rules and more details, visit:

DevFest SV site

This event is also hosted by:

Google Developer Group East Bay

Silicon Valley Chrome Developers

Sponsored by:


Friday, October 19th, 2012
1:30-2:00pm registration & networking
2:00-2:45pm technical session I, New Advanced Features in the Google Maps API (Mano Marks, Google) 
3:00-3:25pm technical session II: Vojta Jina (Google Testacular)
3:25-3:45pm technical session III: Steve Smedes (BodyMedia)
4:00-4:45pm technical session IV: Song Zheng (TokBox, Live Stream videos to the web without a media server)
5:00-5:45pm technical session V: Mitch Williams (Qualcomm)
6:00-7:00pm dinner and networking
7:00-8:00pm pitch session (each team have 1 minute to present. We expect 20 teams will be formed from 100 attendees)
8:00pm all night team forming and hackathon starts

11:59pm- venue closed

Saturday, October 20th, 2012
8:00am- door opens
11:30am- application demo submission deadline
12:00pm- lunch
4:00-5:30pm-demo session

6:00pm- venue closed

Sessions' Description:

New Advanced Features in the Google Maps API (Mano Marks, Google) 
The Google Maps API is the most used web API, on over 800,000 websites. Yet many people think of only putting a point on a map. This session will explore new advanced visualization techniques built into the JavaScript Maps API such as Heatmaps, Symbols animation, and links to Google Maps Engine, our new online spatial data serving platform.

Testacular (Vojta Jína,Google)
Introduction to Testacular - test runner that makes makes testing
JavaScript applications in real browsers frictionless and enjoyable.

Testing is not optional when one is building a JavaScript application
that must work across many browsers and devices. However executing tests in all of these various environments is hard. Testacular turns this typically pain-staking task into a piece of cake. It allows you to execute JavaScript tests in real browsers or devices such as your phone or tablet directly from the comfort of your terminal or your favorite IDE.

Speakers' Bio:

In 2006, Mano Marks became the founding member of Google's Geo Developer Relations team. Now he is the lead Developer Advocate for Google’s Geo APIs. He has travelled the world helping individuals, corporations, governments and aid organizations use Google’s mapping technologies to communicate their message to the world. Before Google, Mano had an eclectic career that involved getting a Masters in History, a Masters in Information Management and Systems, and working as a data manager in NGOs for over a decade.

Vojta Jína is a big fan of open source and Test Driven Development. Originally from the Czech Republic, Vojta lives in California and works at Google, Mountain View. His goal is to make the development of web apps and testing more fun. Testacular is a result of this effort. When not hacking on Testacular, Vojta is a core contributor to the AngularJS project and a trumpet player.

Mitch Williams

Engineer, Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc. (QuIC)

Mitch Williams is an engineer at QuIC, Qualcomm’s open source subsidiary. Mitch provides technical support to developers looking to enhance their mobile applications by integrating AllJoyn™ peer-to-peer technology.

He also works closely with developers to optimize the performance of their applications running on Snapdragon™ and other Qualcomm chipsets.

AllJoyn is an open-source application development framework that enables ad hoc, proximity-based device-to-device communication that is OS agnostic. This session will cover the fundamentals of AllJoyn, the challenges that it addresses, example applications & use cases, and how you can include AllJoyn in your Android application.

Steve Smedes

Steve is API Evangelist at BodyMedia Inc., the pioneer and market leader in wearable
body monitors. BodyMedia’s devices are unparalleled in the marketplace and equip professionals and consumers with rich information for lifestyle management across a range of health conditions impacted by lifestyle choices.

Steve is an experienced director of software services and support who thrives at the convergence of people and technology. He has a software development background with over 15 years of experience at both small startups and large international corporations. For the last few years he has focused on API support, helping partners across the globe integrate their businesses.

Recently joining the BodyMedia team, Steve now provides all engineering support for BodyMedia’s data API, which has become a key driver of new applications, industry partnerships and product development, expanding the use of the BodyMedia technology. He is the first point of engagement with the developer community and integration partners, and enjoys spreading the word about smart body sensors.

Prior to joining BodyMedia, Steve held management and senior software support positions at Intel, Viadeo, Ecast, and VocalPoint Technologies.

Steve holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from University of Michigan.

Accessing user biometric data using the BodyMedia API.

Who BodyMedia is and what we do.  BodyMedia’s sensor technology and deep analytics.  Integrating and collaborating with our data via the Data API.

Song Zheng

Song is a Developer Evangelist at TokBox. He loves to code, teach, and builds cool apps with new technology. Song most recently taught his girlfriend and his sister how to code, and he wishes for a day where everyone learns programming at a young age.

Session title:

Say It to my Face

Session abstract:
Live Stream videos to the web without a media server.


Sponsors welcome!

More detail coming soon!

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  • SV Entrepreneurs O.

    Big thanks to the DevFest SV volunteer team: @Nelson @Lawrence @Randy @Jeff @Roberto and many others.

    October 21, 2012

  • Nelson T.

    October 20, 2012

  • Nelson T.

    Patrick Mork, Director of marketing for Google Play will give a keynote at our entrepreneur / co-founder mixer today at 12:30pm. He will talk about entrepreneurship in Mobile, and monetization in Mobile.

    Please come to room AppSpace B at San Jose convention center at 12:30pm. See you!

    2 · October 20, 2012

  • Nelson T.

    Just a little bit correction, Demo Registration will start at 1:30 PM tomorrow afternoon instead of 1:00 pm. We will have hard cut off at 3:30pm. Please come to the front row to do the registration

    October 19, 2012

  • Nelson T.

    Just a kindly reminder, Demo Registration will start at 1:00 PM tomorrow afternoon. We will have hard cut off at 3:30pm. Please come to the front row to do the registration.

    October 19, 2012

  • Randy K.

    look forward to seeing everyone there! let us know if you have any questions.

    October 18, 2012

  • Nelson T.

    Just a kindly reminder. Like the past hackathon, please register your idea whether you are going to pitch on Friday night or not. We use it as a record for the demo night.

    October 17, 2012

  • Y C.

    is this related to AndroidV, where the winning team gets a trip to London to represent the local GDG?

    October 12, 2012

    • C L

      Dear Y: You may have noticed that the description is "Android developers from all over Europe will come together from tens of locations and hack for 48 hours - nonstop! There are many prizes and of course the challenge to be the best Android app developer."

      October 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Do we have any info on what these technical sessions actually are?

    October 9, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi have the technical sessions been finalized?

      October 15, 2012

    • C L

      Dear Vladimir and Kimo: Portions of DevFest SV technical sessions are now posted.

      October 16, 2012

  • xyz

    Is this DevFest SV event or is extra event, because DevFest SV start Sat. at Google Building,...

    October 15, 2012

    • lawrence

      @XYZ This is a separate event from Kevin's DevFest West event. DevFest West event link is here http://www.devfestwes...­. Main difference is that DevFest West has more code labs and speakers; while this event has a hackathon.

      October 16, 2012

  • Y C.

    hack starts at 8pm Friday, ends at 11:30 am Saturday - so this is just a 15 hour hack?

    October 12, 2012

    • lawrence

      @Y Chang Hack ends just before your app demo, around 4pm.

      October 16, 2012

  • Kevin N.

    DevFest SV is a different event than DevFest West. DevFest West will be held at Google. You can learn more about DevFest West at:

    I am one of the main organizers of DevFest West, so feel free to reach out if you have any questions about the event.

    October 15, 2012

    • bfonacier

      OK, I'm glad I only paid for 1 day of Devfest SV

      October 15, 2012

  • Chien-Chung C.

    is this same place as GMIC-SV ?

    October 12, 2012

    • C L

      Dear Chien-Chung: GMIC-SV is the event place sponsor. DevFest SV thanks GMIC-SV for the sponsorship.

      October 12, 2012

  • Y C.

    what are the prizes

    October 12, 2012

  • SV Entrepreneurs O.

    Call for few good technical speakers on Android, Chrome, AppEngine, and few other Google Technologies. Feel free to email the organizers to recommend a great speaker.

    October 12, 2012

  • Nelson T.

    October 11, 2012

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