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Upcoming Android, Google TV, Big Data Meetups and Events You May Want to Consider

From: Startup C.
Sent on: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 12:35 PM

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Connected TV an Opportunity for Developers, Entrepreneurs & Startups

If you are looking for new opportunities in untapped and emerging technologies, you may want to "Think Different" and take a look at TV app development. Connected TV or Smart TV is the next big trend for application development, social media, marketing and e-commerce. Even more so,second screen apps, the implementation of a tablet or mobile device to allow users to interact with the content they are consuming such as TV shows, movies, music, or video games. In a recent study it was determined that up to 85% of iPad owners, use the device in front of the TV. Imagine,one app platform, many devices used seperately or working together as a cohesive solution.

Today 90% of our media consumption occurs in front of a screen. As consumers balance their time between smartphones, tablets, PCs and Televisions, they are learning to use these devices together to achieve their goals.

Over 700,000+ apps available for the two most popular device OS platforms, iOS and Android, wow - a lot of competition. Most developed for smart phones, quite a few for tablets. How many for TV? Not too many, YET. Television app development, although in it's infancy, is about to explode - thanks to Google TV (2.0).

This is the chance for developers, designers, entrepreneurs, startups and others to get in at the ground floor of an emerging platform, again - where almost anything is possible. This is a chance to use native and cross platform development tools to build apps on the proven, ever evolving Androidplatform.

Join us with DC Droids and Google who is hosting an event to introduce and discuss Google TV, which brings the Android open apps platform to the big screen. this is an opportunity to hear directly from Google developer advocates/engineers Paul Carff and Les Vogel.


Prasanna Perera, Moderator

Paul Carff, Google TV Advocate Les Vogel, Google TV Engineer
Developer, Organizer of DC DroidsSpecialties: Video Sitemaps, Google TV, AndroidSpecialties: Google TV for Android

RSVP for this free and exciting event here.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 
6:30 PM

Google Washington DC
1101 New York Avenue, N.W., Washington D.C., DC (map)

Take advantage of the always increasing social, audio, video, games, communications and other content/media that is available - most via APIs. Branch off and bring new, unique apps - including productivity solutions to the big screen.

You also have the opportunity to become a content/multimedia or service provider. TV, especially if it is interactive, is a marketers dream. If done right, this could be an opportunity to create a more effective way to deliver advertisements - in a new more relevant, appealing fashion. TV is the right platform for this because it's proven, and expected for this type of content.

DevFest DC Conference (More Just Added)

The event is rapidly approaching next week, Friday September 28. It's almost like a mini Google I/O for those that missed out this year. This event has just got a lot more interesting with the addition of more content, speakers, technical sessions and access to Google and other leading industry experts. For just $25, attend this all day event filled with valuable content, presentations and technical talks on development for Android, GoogleTV, Google App Engine, Google BiQuery and other cloud services.

Our events partner GDG DevFest DC invites you to become part of the most passionate and vibrant community of developers, entrepreneurs, innovators and influential thought leaders.

DevFest DC is a dual-track (startup, emerging technologies) technical conference to be held in Reston, Virginia Sept 28, 2012 at the Sheraton Hotel. We expect nearly 300 attendees to action packed sessions by leading technology experts from Google representing an exciting array of technologies including Android, Google BigQuery, Google TV, and others.

This year’s keynote is by Don Dodge, Developer Advocate from Google in addition to over12 technical talks and panel discussions. The ending session’s host is Evan Burfield, Chairman of Startup DC.

There will be office hours scheduled to meet one-on-one with Google Developer Engineers in selected technologies including Google Wallet, Google App Engine and others.


The event is organized by Google Developer Group - DC. Please visit our Meetup site ( ) to sign-up for regular events.

The full schedule is coming up soon. RSVP for this exciting event here.

Friday, September 28, 2012
8:30 AM To 5:00 PM

Sheraton Reston
11810 Sunrise Valley Dr, Reston, VA 20191 (map)


Part of the lineup next week at DevFest

KeyNote “Mobile Explosion – Bigger than you think” – Don Dodge, Google Final Keynote – Evan Burfiled. Startup DC Introduction to Google Compute Engine and MapR (Hadoop in Google IaaS) - Keys Botzum, MapR Samsung+Developers - Michael Ludden, Hod Greely - Samsung  Vaadin += GWT - Joonas Lehtinen, CEO, Vaadin Startup Opportunities in Public Sector – Nitin Pradhan – Former Federal CIO, Dept Of Transportation Mobile Apps Panel - Moderated by Shashi Bellamkonda, Social Media and Digital Media Marketing Leader Google Wallet, Mobile – Peng Ying (Google) Women In Technology Panel - Nancy Lamberton - VP, Leadership and Mentoring Solutions; President, Women in Technology Colleen Oresky Sr VP/Operations Manager at SAIC, Dr.Michelle Lee, Sr. Director Software Engineering at GeoEye,Karolyn Dector– Director, Partnership Integrations at Evernote, Namita Dhallan, EVP, Product Strategy and Management Deltek DC Startup Incubator Panel - TheFort, AOL Fishbowl Labs, Acceleprise Election Apps & Data – Eric Hysen, Google DC 
Separate Office Hours to discuss one-on-one with experts on - Google App Engine. Samsung, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Apps, Vaadin GWT, Apps Script 

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