• Using Android Gradle Plugins when Creating New App Projects w/ Antonio Zugaldia
    This event actually was rescheduled for today. If you find yourself copying and pasting code from your build.gradle file every time you start a new project, then it's time you learn about Gradle plugins. Event will be led by expert Android developer, Antonio Zugaldia. Event partner DC Android invites you come and learn about what it takes to create a custom Gradle plugin for use in your Android applications. We're going to go over the following: • Plugin Structure • Key Components • Testing • Publishing _____ Schedule: 6:00 p.m. -- Refreshments and Networking 6:30 p.m. -- "Gradle Plugin Goodness" with Annyce Davis (http://www.adavis.info/p/public-speaking.html) 7:00 p.m. -- Questions and Answers 7:30 p.m. -- Wrap Up _____ Tweet at @DCAndroid or use the #DCAndroid hashtag!

    Living Social

    1445 NY Ave NW · Washington, DC

  • Using Android Gradle Plugins when Creating New App Projects w/ Antonio Zugaldia
    If you find yourself copying and pasting code from your build.gradle file every time you start a new project, then it's time you learn about Gradle plugins. Event will be led by expert Android developer, Antonio Zugaldia. Event partner DC Android invites you come and learn about what it takes to create a custom Gradle plugin for use in your Android applications. We're going to go over the following: • Plugin Structure • Key Components • Testing • Publishing _____ Schedule: 6:00 p.m. -- Refreshments and Networking 6:30 p.m. -- "Gradle Plugin Goodness" with Annyce Davis (http://www.adavis.info/p/public-speaking.html) 7:00 p.m. -- Questions and Answers 7:30 p.m. -- Wrap Up _____ Tweet at @DCAndroid or use the #DCAndroid hashtag!

    Living Social

    1445 NY Ave NW · Washington, DC

  • DC Pitch Party
    This event was canceled.
  • Mobile Developers Happy Hour @ Barcelona's DC
    Join us @ our first community happy hour event this Sunday on 14th street and R at Barcelona at 2:30pm. It's a great chance to interact with your peers and meet new members of the community. We want to also reach out to experts and volunteers to support Startup Central events, workshops and other activities. Remember, this is a community designed to give you back what you put into it, so that means exposure, bartering, revenue sharing opportunities, workshops and great events. Please see the attached event and RSVP on the Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/423014937903384/

    Barcelona Wine Bar & Restaurant

    1622 14th St NW · Washington, DC

  • Community Fundraising & Networking Happy Hour
    Price is $15/per person and it's optional... The 100% money goes to High School Technology Services (http://myhsts.org/) (HSTS) a local non-profit (501c3) assisting unprivileged high school students with computer training and career development. HSTS is a project of Social Good Fund. There will be a 30 minute presentation and a chance to meet and greet with HSTS team members. About HSTS According to research conducted by Education Week, over 3 million students drop out of high school per year. Many of the students who do graduate high school don’t attend college due to low grades and an absence of career goals. As a result, these young men and women lack the skills to achieve career success in today’s technology-driven world. HSTS’s motto is "Educated Students Today, Educated Society Tomorrow,”. Through rigorous after-school computer training, HSTS boosts the rates of graduation and college admission for high school students. You can go to myhsts.org (http://myhsts.org/) to learn more. Click here (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=N7BAFHM9TBH5E) if you wish to support HSTS mission. https://vimeo.com/115762893 Girls Need Programming According to a 2012 study from the Girl Scout Institute, 75% of girls were interested in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.) The same study also showed that these girls were very likely to be interested in creative pursuits like drawing, writing and fashion. Girls are not one dimensional. We want to show them that you can be interested in tech.. and everything else that’s fun about being a girl. Decline of women in Computer Science Unfortunately, despite this initial interest in STEM, girls are not choosing to study computer science. In fact, the number of women pursuing computer science degrees has actually dropped since the mid 80s! We want to inspire a deep curiosity and lasting love for computers and programming. A love that these high school students can take with them throughout their careers and lives. Go to the link below and watch the video to learn more http://myhsts.org/programming.html

    cove

    1990 K St NW, Washington, DC · Washington, DC

  • Amazon Developer Day - Kindle and Echo!
    Please note that you must register for this event on Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/amazon-developer-day-tickets-16955850405). The Amazon Developer Day will share industry best practices and help mobile developers learn to utilize Amazon technology to port, optimize and grow their own app adoptions through the Amazon Appstore. Amazon technology leaders will be on-hand to answer developer questions and lead talks on topics such as writing apps and games for Fire devices and how to build voice controlled experiences for Amazon Echo. Attendees will also be treated to inspirational talks on making games fun for players and evolving players into fans. The format of the workshop will be split between morning lectures and afternoon “App Hours.” The App Hours will allow developers to get 1:1 support to publish and tests their own apps and games to the Amazon Appstore, guidance around building apps and games with Android, Unity and Xamarin, and hands on experience with the Amazon Mobile App SDK, Fire Phone SDK, Fire TV SDK and Amazon Echo SDK code samples. Developers will also be rewarded with Amazon gift cards for successful app submissions to the Amazon Appstore during the App Hours’ time period. Already have an Android app? Bring your APK for a chance to win cool prizes! Agenda: Check-in and Breakfast 9:30am-10:00am An Overview of the Amazon Devices and Services for Mobile Developers 10:00am-10:45am David Isbitski, Developer Evangelist, Amazon We will start the day off with an overview of Amazon's current developer ecosystem. Learn how you can take advantage of Amazon’s Mobile Apps SDK, Amazon's Appstore and the new line of consumer Fire devices like Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick and Fire tablets, as well as monetization services such as in-app purchasing. Building Spoken Language Apps and Experiences for Amazon Echo 10:45am-11:45am David Isbitski, Developer Evangelist, Amazon Echo is a new device from Amazon designed around your voice. It's always on—just ask for information, music, news, weather, and more. Tucked under Echo's light ring is an array of seven microphones. When Echo detects the wake word, it lights up and streams audio to the cloud, where it leverages the power of Amazon Web Services to recognize and respond to your request. With the release of the developer SDK you can now build your own apps and experiences for Amazon Echo. This session will cover everything you need to know starting off with how to use the SDK, how to build your first app, and end with the app submission process. Lunch 11:45am-12:00pm How We Made a Game No Fun 12:00pm-12:45pm Paul Cutsinger, Developer Evangelist, Amazon There are lots of suggestions about how to make a game fun. Best practices are everywhere, but you can't just follow them blindly. To create a fun game, you have to figure out how best practices integrate into your specific game. Come see what we did wrong, and what we learned along the way. How to Evolve Players into Fans 12:45pm-1:30pm Paul Cutsinger, Developer Evangelist, Amazon We’ve analyzed the top mobile games to see what best practices make them stand out from the crowd. Several trends emerging now will amplify those best practices, and games will have more opportunity than ever to excel. In the future, the top games will have fully realized fan bases that will drive their user acquisition and engagement engines. That fan base will include players but also content creators, advocates and potential new customers — this will open up a wider range of monetization options. Come see how top mobile games drive more engagement and revenue and learn how to you can do this with your own game. Break 1:30pm-1:45pm App Hours 1:45pm-3:45pm Raffle and Wrap-Up 3:45pm-4pm Speakers: Paul Cutsinger, Developer Evangelist, Amazon Paul Cutsinger is an advocate for app builders and likes to help them turn great ideas into strong businesses. At Amazon, he's focusing on cross-platform and customer optimization. Previously, he ran engineering for Disney's Club Penguin game studio. At Microsoft, he shipped HTML5 in IE9 and the Windows user experience back when there was still a start menu. He can be found on twitter @PaulCutsinger or www.PaulCutsinger.com. David Isbitski, Developer Evangelist, Amazon Dave has been a professional speaker, trainer and evangelist for over a decade. He has taught full-day courses on many topics including Mobile Apps, Cloud and the Web. Dave has helped launch numerous technology platforms, frameworks and programming languages across an array of devices at both Microsoft and Amazon. Dave is also an author for Lynda.com and can be found on twitter as @TheDaveDev, his personal blog http://davedev.net and the Amazon Apps & Services Blog http://bit.ly/amazon-blog. Don't forget to register on Evenbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/amazon-developer-day-tickets-16955850405).

    NRECA Conference Center

    4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22203 · Arlington, VA

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  • Scaling AngularJS: Enterprise SOA on the MEAN Stack (Responsive Web & Mobile)
    This is a developer-centric session on how to build modular, scalable, secure backend services for mobile apps. AngularJS is a powerful front-end framework and when paired with a NodeJS/Express/Mongo backend can allow for powerful, new generation applications to be built with ease and elegance. However, there are pitfalls. In particular, its paramount to start with a project organization that will allow for growth and reusability, as the assets grow and new modules are added. When enterprise applications are built, architectural complexity and team sizes grow and as a result testability and continuous improvement becomes even more critical. In this presentation we will address how to create solid foundations for your MEAN stack project by starting with a proven folder structure and establish test patterns and continuous delivery pipelines for all environments. Other topics will include: • Assets and modules • Common libraries in Angular and Node • Continuous integration and testing • Continuous delivery pipeline • Unit and functional testing for Angular • Deployment automation with Grunt and Gulp • Scaling up MEAN apps with cloud providers such as Amazon and Heroku • Securing Angular apps • Upcoming changes in Angular 2.0 Learn from the experts how they built an enterprise-grade system to support thousands of transactions using the MEAN stack. Event Sponsors Movel (http://www.movel.co (http://www.movel.co/)) is a new-generation development company dedicated to delivering uncompromising quality and innovation in enterprise mobility, mobile app development and user experience. About the speakers Levent Gurses Developer, hacker, speaker, community organizer and entrepreneur, Levent is the founder of www.movel.co (http://www.movel.co/), an enterprise mobile solutions provider and is actively engaged in several communities on mobile and full-stack development across the Washington DC metro area. Levent can be reached at @gursesl (http://www.twitter.com/gursesl) Tommy Cresine Tommy is a senior front-end developer who uses JavaScript and Angular on a daily basis. Agenda • 6:30-7:00 - Food & Networking • 7:00-7:15 - Introductions • 7:15-8:15 - Presentation • 8:15-8:30 - Discussion • 8:30-10:00 - Drinks across the street

    General Assembly

    1133 15th Street NW · Washington, DC

    2 comments
  • Develop Cross Platform Mobile Apps with AngularJS, CSS3 and HTML5
    Learn how to successfully develop cross-platform mobile and web apps using the Mongo Express Angular NodeJS (MEAN) full stack method. We're excited to bring you Justin Winthers and John Pool who will share their secrets of building Hoozip, a real-estate solution built for the modern web, using Node, AngularJS and CSS3 and HTML5. Justin and John will share their reasons for building Hoozip (http://www.hoozip.com/) from the ground-up, using no UI frameworks such as Ionic or AppGyver Steroids and why they chose the MEAN stack. Topics • Front-end design • Server-side design and considerations • Web page optimization and Grunt processes • Back end API development NodeJS • UI CSS3 and Javascript strategies • Using Angular and UI Router About Hoozip The application was developed entirely on NodeJS, AngularJS, and pure Javascript. Justin led the UI development while also participating in all aspects of the stack and architecture. The team chose not use a freely available mobile framework; rather, they leveraged a mobile framework that they wrote jAnimate, an internally and specifically for this project. jAnimate will be releases as an open source project and hosted at jAnimate.org. Angular is the foundation to Ionic, a mobile platform development tool. Get familiar with Angular, to do more with Ionic, we will show you how. Event Sponsors NRECA (http://www.nreca.coop (http://www.nreca.coop/)) is the national service organization for more than 900 not-for-profit rural electric cooperatives and public power districts providing retail electric service to more than 42 million consumers in 47 states and whose retail sales account for approximately 12 percent of total electricity sales in the United States. Movel (http://www.movel.co (http://www.movel.co/)) is a new-generation development company dedicated to delivering uncompromising quality and innovation in enterprise mobility, mobile app development and user experience. About the speakers Justin Winthers Justin is a Director of an application group at NRECA where he is building a large enterprise actuarial web application that uses cutting edge JavaScript technologies and .NET Web API. He's passionate about technology as a JavaScript practitioner and enterprise solution architect heavily engaged in the full stack use of various frameworks such as AngularJS, BackboneJS, and NodeJS. Justin joined the Hoozip development team as a UI engineer and focused on UI development and mobile design. Justin is actively developing enterprise and mobile web applications, and open source projects for release on GitHub. Github: github/JustinWinthers Twitter: @JavascriptBully John Pool John is a developer's developer who has been a program manager, principal consultant for a leading consulting firm, and technical architect for large program implementations in the benefits administration realm. John has architected everything from .Net and SOA implementations as well as large scale, full stack JavaScript implementations. [img src=" http://photos2.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/1/7/d/e/600_434226110.jpeg " unselectable="on"> Agenda * 6:30-7:00 - Food & Networking * 7:00-7:15 - Introductions * 7:15-8:15 - Presentation * 8:15-8:30 - Discussion * 8:30-10:00 - Drinks across the street

    NRECA Conference Center

    4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22203 · Arlington, VA

  • Dive III: Ionic/Angular By Example (Enhance the Mobile App We Built Together)
    Each Dive session is a continuation of the last. Session III, ready to finish what we started, together? We will take the App built in Dive II and add more views, features and enhance the look and feel of the app. The best way to learn something is by example and to do it together through sharing and collaborating with others. Well, that's what we are going to do, build our sample mobile app using Ionic Framework, which has Angular at it's core. Our App should look something like this at end of Dive III. Most of us just don't have time to take courses, research to find the right tools and info on the internet - attend workshops. We don't have all the skills required to build a compelling app that has that competitive edge that the market demands. Most of us probably don't have funding. But - we have ideas, and each other. Why not do it together quicker and have some fun doing it? We will install Ionic and all of it's dependencies on our laptops. Load up the example app, modify and continue to until we get something radically different including adding social login and multiple views. While we are at it we will examine the app architecture, syntax and see how it changes during our modifications. No, Our App will not look like this yet. Just a sample that was built with Ionic/Angular via AppGyver. The first iteration of our app may not look as pretty, but it will be functional before everyone leaves. You take it home with you to continue to work on until the next session. Dive sessions are cumulative where we pick up where we left off, in most cases regardless, of how advanced some participants have moved forward. Dive I App (Version 1) Dive II App (Version 2) Dive III App (Version 3) The takeaway is that at the end of most dive sessions, you should have learned enough to continue working on the joint sample app and eventually be able to apply that skill to your own projects and solutions. Who should attend a Dive session? Entrepreneurs, Designers, Developers - anyone really who want's to jump in head first and learn something new that can help them with current or future solutions. Over time, everyone will contribute with their expertise during each session. We all have skills that will come in handy later during the process of building, adding custom designs and features, and other modifications to the app. Why should I attend? Why Friday? Think of dive like a hackathon, part lab or co-working where you can learn, collaborate, network and other beneficial opportunities. It's Friday - no time limits, come in when you want - leave at anytime. Where? We will establish future dive sessions at different locations in DC/MD/NoVA. So are you ready to take the dive?

    WeWork Wonder Bread Factory

    641 S street NW · Washington, DC

    4 comments
  • Dive II: Ionic/Angular Enhance a Mobile App w/ More Views & Features, Together
    Each Dive session is a continuation of the last. This is part 2, we are starting where we stopped at end of Dive I. We will take the App built in Dive I and add more views, features and functionality to it. We will add and enhance the look and feel of the app. During this session, we will change the back end, add enhanced social network integration to the app. If you missed Dive I, there will be another rotation on January 30, so you can start fresh with a new app. Each Dive team will build a unique app that will posted to the apps store as an example only. Participants and other will be able to follow the progress and evolution of the app as we get better and start building more meaningful features into each app. Dive II App (Version 2) Dive III App (Version 3) Ready to dive into mobile development session? The best way to learn something is by example and to do it together through sharing and collaborating with others. Well, that's what we are going to do, build our sample mobile app using Ionic Framework, which has Angular at it's core. Most of us just don't have time to take courses, research to find the right tools and info on the internet - attend workshops. We don't have all the skills required to build a compelling app that has that competitive edge that the market demands. Most of us probably don't have funding. But - we have ideas, and each other. Why not do it together quicker and have some fun doing it? We will install Ionic and all of it's dependencies on our laptops. Load up the example app, modify and continue to until we get something radically different including adding social login and multiple views. While we are at it we will examine the app architecture, syntax and see how it changes during our modifications. No, Our App will not look like this yet. Just a sample that was built with Ionic/Angular via AppGyver. The first iteration of our app may not look as pretty, but it will be functional before everyone leaves. You take it home with you to continue to work on until the next session. Dive sessions are cumulative where we pick up where we left off, in most cases regardless, of how advanced some participants have moved forward. The takeaway is that at the end of most dive sessions, you should have learned enough to continue working on the joint sample app and eventually be able to apply that skill to your own projects and solutions. Who should attend a Dive session? Entrepreneurs, Designers, Developers - anyone really who want's to jump in head first and learn something new that can help them with current or future solutions. Over time, everyone will contribute with their expertise during each session. We all have skills that will come in handy later during the process of building, adding custom designs and features, and other modifications to the app. Why should I attend? Why Friday? Think of dive like a hackathon, part lab or co-working where you can learn, collaborate, network and other beneficial opportunities. It's Friday - no time limits, come in when you want - leave at anytime. Where? We will establish future dive sessions at different locations in DC/MD/NoVA. So are you ready to take the dive? More info to follow shortly about this event. About Launch Workplaces Launch has just open it's doors in Rio, a mixed use area of Gaithersburg that has a great balance of day and nightlife with corporate, residential, shopping, entertainment, restaurants and now co-working. What a combination, especially for the busy professional or entrepreneur

    Launch Workplaces

    9841 Washingtonian Blvd, suite 200 · Gaithersburg, MD

    3 comments