We are excited to announce that we are joining forces with GDG Miami and Kotlin Developers Group to host an amazing event to cover the latest in Kotlin 1.3, including topics like Coroutines, Kotlin/Native and others.
6:30pm: Socializing / Networking
7:15pm: What's New in Kotlin 1.3 - Speaker: Marco Ferrer
8:30pm: Event ends
525 NW 1st Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301 · Fort Lauderdale, FL
Join us for a talk on Tools of the trade: Exploring the Square stack by Alex Rocha, author of the hugely popular Equalizer app (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.smartandroidapps.equalizer&referrer=utm_source%3Dwebsite%26utm_medium%3Dfrontpage).
When: Thursday, April 2nd, at 6:30pm
Where: MEC 261
Alex will delve into new libraries and frameworks that make Android development easier and more efficient; in particular, his experience with the Square stack, a series of 4 libraries (Picasso, Otto, Retrofit and OkHttp). Square stack is open sourced by the company Square that when used, are a tremendous help when developing Android apps. The talk should help both beginners and experts alike.
About the speaker:
With over 6 years of experience developing applications for Android and iOS and having published more than 15 apps to the Google Play Store, Alex is extremely passionate about everything involving mobile technologies. Currently working with Modernizing Medicine (Boca Raton) as a Senior Mobile Developer, Alex has the privilege of working with cutting edge mobile technologies on a day to day basis and applying those to the Health industry, helping both Doctors and Patients improve practices and efficacy at the point of care.
*There is a parking garage right next door to MEC 261
Join us on Tuesday, February 17th, at 6:30pm, at MEC 261, for a talk on 8 elements to make a game successful, by Carlos Icaza.
About the topic:
In order for a game to be successful, there are 8 elements Carlos found during his years as a game engine developer, which can pretty much make a game a success. Success isn't easy and the success stories we read on the pages of the tech journals, from Bubble Ball, an app that toppled Angry Birds from the #1 slot at the Apple by 14 year old Robert Nay, to the enormous success of Flappy Bird. Carlos found these 8 elements to be the crucial ingredients in order to make a successful game.
Games dominate both Android and Apple store sales and some games make up to $20 million a year.
About the speaker:
Read all about Carlos here (http://www.carlosicaza.com/about/).
*There is a parking garage right next to MEC261 or metered street parking.
We are excited to announce our next South Florida Android Developers UG meeting. Please join us on Thursday, January 22nd, at 6:30pm, at MEC, for a chat on Dissecting an Application by Karl Goodhew, Director of Development and Architecture at YellowPepper.
The discussion will focus on the components required to build a successful application. Excellent Android code is all for naught without a backend and tools to support it. We'll discuss crash solutions, analytics, APIs, frameworks, feedback mechanisms and customer service (from a developer perspective). We'll examine a variety of tools to manage your code and how best to tackle some of the biggest scale questions out there.
About Karl Goodhew:
Karl is currently the Director over the development and architecture at YellowPepper. YellowPepper is solving the payments solution in Latin America by working closely with banks and direct customers in 4 markets (Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru). They process over 30 million transactions per month for 5 million customers. They're currently focused on iOS and android platforms with a complete re-write from a server-side push based technology to a native client application platform. Prior to working at YellowPepper, Karl was the mobile architect for Home Depot (consumer facing) in Atlanta, GA. He was technically responsible for mobile web, tablet web, iPad, and iOS/Android mobile apps (both Consumer and Pro Apps).
*There is a parking garage located right next to MEC which is located on NE 1st Street, between NE 2nd and 3rd Ave, in Downtown.
**Please be sure to RSVP. See you there!
Come join us for a special meetup during Tech Weekend @ The Dolphins. We have a guest speaker, Chuck Hirstius, who is going to show us how to use GSON and web APIs. The meetup is part of the Tech Weekend, and we will take place on Saturday afternoon from 5-6pm .
You should also check out the rest of the Tech Weekend at http://thefintank.com (http://thefintank.com/) - come hear Terry Howard, CTO of the Dolphins give the keynote and attend a full day of meetups, coding and workshops. Or, join the hackathon and get the opportunity to write an app which will be judged by various investors and the Dolphins IT staff. Finally, to unwind from a hard day’s work, check out the Refresh Miami Party.
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/techweekendthedolphins-tickets-12840814221
We hope to see you there!
Have an app idea or need an app built for your business?
Mobile App Hackathon is an event produced by the AT&T Developer Program that is designed for attendees (technical & non-technical) to build apps/mobile apps, get fed, compete for prizes across different categories and most importantly: meet new people and scout for teammates to work on new or current projects. Our hackathon will introduce you to the latest cutting edge tools to help deploy your own app with a website backend, fully hosted in the cloud.
We Supply: Quick presentations and code samples that help to bootstrap your hacking, food to keep you going, and caffeine to keep you awake. Along with technical senseis to assist you in building faster, smarter, and with new tools.
You Bring: Your laptop, skills & ideas. Come with a collaborative, team focused mindset and/or team up in advance on Twitter/Facebook/Google+ via the #atthack hashtag. Whether you are a backend person and code in Ruby/PHP/.NET or are a designer and only work with Illustrator, you are invited to attend this event. Every group needs a good balance of talent and your development skills are needed!
Register here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/att-aspire-mobile-app-hackathon-miami-education-tickets-8736279447?aff=es2&rank=1&sid=fbe8651161e411e3bc381231391ec9bf
Event Schedule. The following is a list of the weekends agenda:
6PM - Friday Evening - Kickoff event with drinks, networking, and developer dating which leads into idea pitches and team formation.
10AM - Saturday Morning - The fun continues with an all day hackathon. Work with the teams that you formed on Friday night to produce the app spec’d out the night before. Senseis will be available throughout the entire event to help you code up your solution. App submissions will be accepted throughout the day with a deadline of 6PM.
6PM - Saturday Evening - Pencils down. Please sign up your teams to present via this link:
Pitches start promptly at 6PM and are limited to three (3) minutes per team. No powerpoints unless you are only presenting an idea.
Prizes. The following prizes are experiential and geared towards accelerating you towards a successful business as well as expanding your network and industry knowledge:
Best Education App
$500 in Gift Cards
$3,000 donation to charity of your choice from AT&T approved list
$300 in Gift Cards
$2,000 donation to charity of your choice from AT&T approved list
$200 in Gift Cards
$1,000 donation to charity of your choice from AT&T approved list
Judging Criteria. Apps will be judged based on the criteria below and weighted accordingly.
33% Weight - Ability to clearly articulate what your app does
33% Weight - Originality of idea
33% Weight - Use of Node.JS, Sencha, cloud9ide.com, Heroku, and other technologies
Hackathon Terms: http://db.tt/kyPS9ojR
Social Media. Follow us @attdeveloper for live updates and photos from the event"Like" us on Facebook!
Ben Nelson (https://twitter.com/Benelson83), Sr. Product Marketing Manager at AT&T, is based out of sunny Seattle! His passion is educating developers young and old about mobile application development best practices through events like hackathons that fuse the collective interests of multiple technology and business leaders.
Brian Breslin, an active community leader in the South Florida tech scene, founded Refresh Miami, the largest tech meetup group in South Florida. He has been involved in web development for over twelve years and is heavily involved in social media and social networks.
Bryce Kerley, a Developer Advocate at Basho, is a highly skilled Rails developer. Prior to joining Basho he worked as an independent Rails developer, consulting on everything from AJAX to ZFS. He will be attending this event on behalf of AT&T and speaking about their mHealth APIs.
Nelson Melo is a Software Developer and Founder of CodeModLabs LLC, a software consulting firm in Miami, FL. Nelson has been coding in a mixture of Python & Java for AppEngine and Android since 2008, and working on the web and mobile spaces for more than 10 years. He also organizes the South Florida Google Developers Group.
Leonardo Correa is a recent FIU graduate in Computer Science that has extensive experience with Java and Ruby on Rails. He is currently a Ruby on Rails developer for Citrix and is a founder and backend developer of Unboxed Labs, a company that develops mobile and web applications with ROR backends.
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UPDATE: The event is now sold out - it might be worth getting on the waiting list, but only those who were able to snag a ticket before they sold out are guaranteed to get in.
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For the last 10 years, XDA-Developers (http://www.xda-developers.com/) has been a central pillar in the world of mobile device development. What started as a shared idea of a few enthusiasts, hackers, and developers, has evolved into a massive online community with members and developers from across the globe.
The main objective of the conference is very simple: to take what we normally do in our forum and bring it live to maximize the experience and to learn from the very best.
We're going to bring a Google Glas device and demo some of the functionality, followed by a great workshop by HTCdev.
In this workshop by Lance Nanek, Developer Evangelist at HTC, you will learn how to write code that takes advantage of the special features of the HTC One superphone. The HTC One supports writing apps that use the IR emitter to control TVs and other devices. It also supports Bluetooth Low Energy, a new standard that allows devices that communicate with the phone to last 6 months to a year on a single coin cell battery. Come learn how to program for these advanced features! Bring a laptop and we'll help you get a development environment up and running on your computer.
Lance Nanek is a Developer Evangelist at HTC. He has ten years of experience in information technology: implementing web metrics for ibm.com (http://ibm.com/) at IBM, writing Java web applications at State University of New York System Administration, and working on Android apps for many companies, including CardioTrainer by WorkSmart Labs with over three million downloads. He has a master's degree in Computer Science from State University of New York University at Albany.