• Android Development for Beginners Training sessions

    To Register for the training sessions please visit the Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/android-development-for-beginners-training-sessions-tickets-22081145300) page. The ticket for this 4 sessions training is $20 (including fees). The course will held once a week on Tuesday for 4 weeks (4/19/2016, 4/26/2016, 5/3/2016, 5/10/2016) from 6:00pm - 9:00pm at Google San Francisco at 345 Spear Street. Study Jam participants who complete the entire course and submit a final project to their local GDG chapter are eligible for a 12% discount for Udacity’s Android Nanodegree. Weather you have little or even NO experiance with developing for android, this guided Udacity Training Course that has been jointly developed by Udacity and Google, will teach you the basics of Designing and Developing an Android app. WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO JOIN A STUDY JAM? All are welcome to join a Study Jam, though students should first be sure to meet the course prerequisites and requirements. Here are the Udacity course requirements. This course is intended for beginners. Students with a higher level of programming experience, but want to get started on programming for Android Apps are also welcome. You will be expected to download Android Studio (http://developer.android.com/sdk/installing/studio.html) in order to follow along with the instructors throughout the course. Access to an Android device is helpful, but not required, to complete the final project. Please see Technology Requirements (https://www.udacity.com/tech-requirements) for using Udacity. To be eligible for the Udacity Android Nanodegree discount, please also signup for the Udacity Study Jam group. (https://www.udacity.com/account/affiliate/GoogleStudyJams)

  • F50 & Google Presents: Founder World

    Cruise Terminal Plaza at Pier 27

    Don't just join, RSVP: http://ow.ly/PRRH2 Founder World will be the largest of its kind: a huge *free* conference in the heart of San Francisco dedicated to early stage startups. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, founder, or startup aficionado, you won’t want to miss this 2 day event. Trust me. Founder World will be powered by hundreds of startup community leaders and ecosystem players from the U.S. and around the world. ====Speakers ==== Guy Kawasaki - Founding Partner, Garage Technology Ventures Jermaine Dupri - Music Producer, Investor Tim Draper - Founder Draper University Yvonne Darlene Cagle M.D. - NASA, Astronaut Colonel, U.S. Air Force Many more! See here :https://www.eventbrite.com/e/founder-world-2015-tickets-17578325244 ================ * Sponsored by Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs, Co-hosted by F50 and Google* This conference will help founders of all stages get matched with the resources/training/people they need to help build their startups. You’re not going to want to miss out on this opportunity to learn, grow, and share your business! Come prepared to enjoy the views. We’re hosting the event at Pier 27 which overlooks the beautiful San Francisco Bay. You can look forward to expos, pitches, a huge job fair, and a product launch spotlight! Don’t feel great at fundraising? We’ve got you covered. We’ll have all kinds of workshops, investor panels, speakers and interactive activities to teach you how to navigate Silicon Valley like a boss!...or Founder, which ever you prefer :). The winners will automatically be selected for F50’s Season 6 class. Entrepreneurs from all over the world will be attending, so expect to see some fresh faces in the crowd. We can’t wait to meet you there! Don’t forget to spread the word and invite friends!

  • Android TV Game Bootcamp Friday, July 10, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM

    ***Please register on Eventbrite for this event*** This event is free with promo code "abgamedeveloper" or through the links below. About the Event: The Android TV team is thrilled to invite you to the first Android TV Game Bootcamp & Code Lab that will be held on July 10th, 2015 on Google campus in Mountain View, CA USA! This event offers a unique opportunity for game developers: • Learn more about Android TV • Get first-hand experience in our code labs • Be part of an exclusive Q&A with the Google Android TV engineering team There will be 12 sessions lead by Google engineers along with code labs at the end of the day. Please click here for more (http://bit.ly/androidtvgame)details on the sessions, Google Engineers and to register! Why learn about Android TV?: Reason 1: Android TV is really "just Android," so it's fully supported in the core Android releases and keeps up to date with all the latest changes. This means that porting existing Android apps is seamless for developers. Reason 2: You will learn more about D-pad. Android TV was redesigned for the living room experience, so all apps must be designed specifically for D-pad in the living room. Reasons 3: It is easy! Developers typically have their Android games running in a day, and then take a couple of weeks to correctly support hardware controllers and to remove any touchscreen or phone specific text or icons. Reason 4: Sony smart TVs will run Android TV, with Sharp and Philips following this year. We also have stand-alone devices from NVidia (Shield TV), Razor (Forge TV) Register today by going to http://bit.ly/androidtvgame (http://bit.ly/androidtvgame)

  • Firebase Realtime Mobile and Web Apps and Backend plus User Design Talk

    Realtime sync for Mobile and Web Apps is not only a reality now but an expectation. Firebase is a back end as a service that's part of Google Cloud Platform. It makes common tasks like realtime data synchronization and user authentication quick and easy to implement. Come to this talk with Jenny Tong (Google and Firebase) to learn about how using Firebase in your next app can make your development faster and more fun. Brice Morrison of Bromoco lighting talk about user research, testing, and design will help you learn how you can do some simple (but often skipped!) steps that will put your product ahead of the competition. • 6:00 PM Doors Open - Munch & Mingle • 6:30 PM Welcome & Announcements • 6:45 PM Firebase Presentation by Jenny Tong - (title TBD) • 7:30 PM User Design Lighting Talk by Brice Morrison (title TBD) Jenny Tong Jenny is a Developer Advocate on Firebase at Google. In this role she helps developers build realtime stuff on all sorts of platforms. If she's away from her laptop, she's probably skating around a roller derby track, or hanging from aerial silk. Brice Morrison Brice Morrison is founder and user experience designer at bromoco, a small consultancy specializing in making great tech accessible, fun, and beautiful

  • Application Deadline For F50 S4 (Gaming)

    Needs a location


  • Final Call for F50 S3 Applications

    Needs a location

    Dear Founders, We hope you’re having a great holiday season. After just two seasons within 7 short months, 72 F50 startups have already raised more than $30M, including $8M+ from the F50 Co-Investment Network. We're currently looking for great startups to include in F50 Season 3 which is focused on: Smart Hardware, IoT, Robotics and Wearables. This is a low-friction, no-strings-attached way to get high-potential outcomes for your startup. This is the FINAL WEEKEND for applications, you may apply by going to http://f50.io/s3 Important note: we will also be including a few exceptional startups as special nominations that are not in the Season 3 sectors of focus (typically raising $500K-3M, but we can go higher).

  • Find Your Team


    Find team members to help create your application or game. You will have 1 slide and 1 minute to present your Application/Game to the attendees if you wish, time permittng. Or you can simply listening to other peoples presentations, Mingling and networking and refreshments will also be going while presentations are going on for those who are coming to use the time mostly for networking. Priority of Presentations - We will take people with a slide first who registered on eventbrite, followed by those who registered on eventbrite with no slide, followed by those who have no slide and just rsvped on the meetup Register right here on this eventbrite page: FIND YOUR TEAM (http://www.eventbrite.com/e/find-your-team-tickets-10918691099) Location: Xero Headquarters 101 Green Street San Franscisco Ca 94111 Agenda for Tueday November 18, 2014 6:00 - 6:30 Doors open, Registration, Refreshments Mingling 6:30 - 8:30 - Presentations begin (these will go on simultaneously with listening, mingling and networking in the back with refreshments) 6:30 - 8:30 Mix, Mingle, and chat with your potential team members 9PM Be wrapped up and saying goodby. RULES FOR PRESENTING Presentations should be from startups and those forming companies rather than professional recruiting or from larger established corporate teams unless you are the venue hosting. This is a chance to mix, mingle, and make new friends, so leave bad attitudes behind. FAQ Q. What if I don't have my slide yet? A. We will take people with a slide first who registered on eventbrite, followed by those who registered on eventbrite with no slide, followed by those who have no slide and just rsvped on the meetup Q. Will you do this again, possibly in Mountain View also? A. Yes we plan to, especially if a good portion of the people who have indicated show up for this one in SF and yes we want one in Mountain view also which is harder to get hosts for, especially those who will help with refreshments, but we may have some bites on Mountain View venue and also if you know of some who are willing to provide refreshments let us know. We love you but don't wish to be stuck with a refreshment bill when running a free event on our free time. Q. What happens if someone steals my idea? A. How will you find a team member if you don't share? Q. Can we have NDA's at the event? A. There will be no NDA shenanigans. This is a free event and the organizers don't wish to spend their own free time as NDA police. Plus excecution and alliances and funding are as large a part of success as a good idea. Q. What happens if I form a team at the event and things don't turn out or there's a dispute? A. We are not attorney’s, please consult your legal counsel for legal questions. Q. Location is a bit of of walking distance to Bart A. It's still walkable however in SF Uber and Lyft usually work pretty awesomely for short trips. Hey running a startup is not for those not willing to put effort ;) Q.Shoud I relax, network, meet people and have some fun regaurdless of if I find the right team member right away. A. Yes we highly recommend that, life is short and hey, Zero is kind enough to supply some food and drink refreshements for the evening.

  • HTML5DevConf / IoTaConf / F50.io Social Night Tech Mashup @ Moscone Center

    HTML5DevConf / IoTaConf / F50.io Social Night Tech Mashup @ Moscone Center (Oct 20, 2014) YOU MUST REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE (http://html5devconf-iotaconf-f50io-socialevening.eventbrite.com) (free event, but we will be checking for tickets) Three conferences are combining to bring you Social Night - You do NOT need to be attending conference to go but we highly recommend the content! Do be 21+ however, to register: HTML5DevConf (https://www.eventbrite.com/html5devconf.com) - The Largest JavaScript/HTML/Node conference in the World IoTaConf (https://www.eventbrite.com/iotaconf.com) - Internet of Things Conference F50.io (https://www.eventbrite.com/F50.io) - Get Funded. Schedule: 6:00 PM Drink, Munch, & Mingle (you can mingle all evening if you wish) 6:30 PM Presentations, MC Tony Parisi (http://tparisi.github.io/) • VR with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Human Interfaces Group • Stewart Christie Intel - Beer with Galileo Hardware • Wayne Piekarski, Google - Android Wear Code Session (separate ticket and room, Limited Seating) • Presentation on Leap Motion VR by Co-Founder of Leap Motion 9:00 PM Last Call 9:30 PM Head to Bed, So your ready for Conf Day 2 Presentations (Time and Room TBD) (Additional Presentation sto be added as Confirmed) VR with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Human Interfaces Group The Operations Lab creates the software that is used to command all JPL spacecraft (like Curiosity rover), ranging from desktop to AR and VR systems. The Human Interfaces (HI) group researches, designs, prototypes and develops the ways users interact with these systems. They works on multiple tech research projects (http://www.hi.jpl.nasa.gov/projects/) for NASA including: • Future Robotic Interfaces: Interface Design for NASA's Future Space Robots • Controlling Space Missions: Design Controls for NASA's Current Space Missions • Earth Science Data Processing: Help Scientists See and Share Data with the World • Deep Space Communications: Manage How We Communicate with all NASA Space craft • Partners in NASA Outreach: Share the Challenges of Space Exploration with the Public • Multi-disciplinary Data Visualization: Bring Together Disciplines to Visually Examine Data Stewart Christie - Beer with Galileo Hardware (http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/do-it-yourself/galileo-maker-quark-board.html) Experienced and accomplished Technical Marketing Professional with extensive hardware and software knowledge. Comprehensive understanding of designing embedded electronic hardware and embedded firmware for various applications. Known for technical skills and passion for the voice of the customer. Highly networked individual with recognized ability to coordinate with multiple internal and external teams to deliver outstanding results. Accomplished technical article and blog author with extensive social media following. http://bit.ly/edc-blog Join the team from Intel for the Monday Evening Social Event and get some hands on experience with the Intel XDK IoT Edition. We will provide a laptop with the tools installed, a Galileo board with sensors and an LCD, and a really simple beer bottle detection JavaScript program. Your mission, if you accept it, is to hack our NodeJS code and make a better detector. Can you detect if you need another beer, and flash an LED, or are you a power user who can send a tweet to order a fresh brew?. You will have an hour to impress a jury of your peers with your JavaScript skills. We will have light sensors, switches, an alcohol sensor, buzzers and beepers and a few secret ingredients to help you succeed. #beerJS #IoT #intelmaker. Wayne Piekarski - Android Wear (http://www.android.com/intl/en_us/wear/) Code Session (separate ticket, Limited Seating) Wayne Piekarski is a Senior Developer Advocate at Google, focusing on Android, Wear, and Glass. He has worked for 15 years in academia and industry in the areas of wearable computing, outdoor augmented reality, 3D user interfaces, and mobile devices. His current position at Google involves getting developers excited about new mobile and wearable technologies, reaching out to developers via conferences, social media, and tutorial materials. He also works to advocate for developers internally in the company, ensuring developers have the right tools and information to support their work. Wayne Piekarski from Google will present an in-depth technical discussion of Android Wear, discussing the capabilities of the platform, how to design effective user interfaces that work best on a wearable device, as well a hands-on demonstration of building applications for real devices. The demonstration will show how to build a simple application, and deploy it to a wearable device, using the Android Studio developer tools. Wayne will also be available to answer questions from developers about the Android Wear APIs and how to best develop applications. Presentation on Leap Motion VR (https://www.leapmotion.com/product/vr) by Co-Founder of Leap Motion High-speed, markerless, touchless, and intuitive – no buttons, joysticks, gloves, or straps. Just like in real life, your hand is the controller. Social Night Sponsored by:

  • F50 Season 2 Application Deadline: 9/20!

    Needs a location

    The F50 S2 application deadline is rapidly approaching! Apply by this Saturday, September 20th at 12:00 p.m. to help your startup get funded. F50 has increased its co-investment target to $5M and also anticipates its S2 companies to raise $15M for their round. Apply Here: http://f50.io/apply Why F50? • Keep your equity (Absolutely no charges for founders) • We help your fundraising strategy (Premium service for top founders) • Get plugged into F50’s investor network (We’re talking billions, folks) • We’ve got skin in the game (~$5M co-investment this October) • Save time (Get in, get funded and get back to your business) • Move the needle (We will promote your startup throughout Silicon Valley) • Angel Investor matching (Connect you with angels and help you fill your round) Founders, there are people on other side of our application waiting with check in hand to fund your startup. What are you waiting for? The Program: • Startups get preparation/analysis by F50 team to ensure “fundability” • Startups participate in F50 Funded! • Startups participate in Demo Day & F50 Summit • F50 helps to match companies with the best investors for their business • F50 Ventures Network may co-invest in some of the F50 companies Apply Here S2 Requirements: Raising $500K-$3M Fully committed team Live product Lead investor (preferred) Primary Target Sectors: Consumer Mobile / Social Economy Enterprise / Big Data Gaming Smart Hardware / IoT / Robotics F50 (Fundable 50) is a private co-investment platform that identifies fundable startups and matches them with investors. F50 is supported by a global community of investors and Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs and Startups (SVE). For more information, please visit www.f50.io.

  • Call for Proposals IOTAConf: Internet of Things and Architecture (Due July 25th)

    Online proposal submission for conference @ Moscone Center October 20th & 21st

    We are accepting proposals now through July 25th. If you are proficient in your field and have a talk to share on connected devices, big data for devices, robotics, machine learning or AI algorithms, Architecture for IoT or Monetization/Funding please make your speaking proposal here (http://iotaconf.com/). IOTAConf happens October 20 & 21, 2014 at Moscone Center with additional one to three day training courses on Oct 22, 23 &[masked] to explore new connected fields and technologies. Instructors - Interested in giving a more in depth day long training class instead of a talk? We revenue share with qualified instructors. Make your proposal here for class instructors (http://iotaconf.com/trainers.html). Have questions or interested in demoing, sponsoring or advising? Contact us at [masked].