• #SaveTheCrew Mobile Application

    Online event

    David Carver and Tom Davis will take a look at the role and creation of a Mobile application for iOS and Android and how it helped in the awareness and outreach for a social cause. One that led to the successful saving of a team. One that helped #SaveTheCrew. David did go against Goliath... and Won! In the talk we'll discuss how the #SaveTheCrew movement came to be, how the idea for the app came about, what items the Organization wanted from the app, as well as the quick turn around and development time frame. We will also look at the role of Social Media and the integration opportunities that were provided and leveraged. The talk will briefly address the various technologies used. So if you want to see how a group of fans beat the odds, and how mobile applications helped bring the message to those that needed to hear it, then this is the talk for you.

  • Android In The Year 2020

    Root Insurance

    Welcome to the future - the year 2020! Let's get this New Year started with a roundtable discussion about the current state of Android and what lays ahead. The format is going to be pretty open, so bring your questions and topics of interest and let's try to tackle them together! Some of the items I have for us to discuss are: * Compose * Motion Layout * View Bindings * Biometrics * Things to be deprecated (AsyncTask, LocalBroadcastManager, Platform Fragments) * And more!!! I look forward to seeing everyone!

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  • Ohio DevFest 2019

    Root Insurance

    Don't RSVP at Meetup for this event! You can get all the latest information and purchase tickets by visiting ohiodevfest.com (http://ohiodevfest.com/) GDG Android Columbus is teaming up with the following groups to put on Ohio DevFest: - GDG Columbus - GDG Cincinnati - GDG Cleveland - GDG Cloud Cincinnati - University of Cincinnati's Information Technology Student Association Ohio DevFest will be a one-day developer conference with great speakers organized into multiple tracks. After a full day of the latest and greatest in the software world, join us at the after-party for a chance to get to know the speakers and your fellow attendees even better!

  • Flutter 101: What it is any why you should use it

    Root Insurance

    Flutter is an open-source mobile application framework created by Google. It is used to develop applications for Android and iOS, as well as all desktops and, as of last summer, the web. This will be an intro level presentation for developers about the basics of what Flutter is (and is not) how it works, why it makes sense to use it and how it can make your life a lot easier. Speaker bio: Scott Stoll - Flutter Community Scott is an American app developer, author, speaker, trainer and Flutter evangelist. He has been involved with Flutter since Alpha and possesses a Nanodegree from Google / Udacity in Android Development. Today, Scott is the primary organizer of GDG Cleveland and the NE Ohio Flutter Developers Meetup, co-founder of the Flutter Study Group Slack (FSG) and Editor for Flutter Community on Medium. He is also the creator of "#HumpDayQandA", a weekly, remote video conference held every Wednesday where people can come for free, live help with Flutter. He's available for talks, workshops and consulting both nationally and internationally.

  • The LiveData Shift

    Root Insurance

    This month, Kevin Worth, will be here, live, giving us all the data on LiveData! Abstract: LiveData is here to stay, but should you adopt it now or let it simmer and wait? We'll attempt to demonstrate the power in its simplicity and why you should adopt it for your reactive design. While we are here we'll also cover how to avoid some common gotchas experienced by those who came before you but failed to fully embrace LiveData's paradigms. After all, you gotta do something with all that data, so don't just react to it - nix the big learning curve and bring it to life. Speaker Bio: Kevin Worth comes with 11 years of experience in software development. He currently works at JP Morgan Chase as an Android developer on the Chase mobile app. Before coming to Columbus, Kevin began his career in the DC metro area working on government contract projects including a multi year project for Veteran Affairs. He earned a BS in computer science from George Mason University. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, rock climbing, and talking about awesome apps he would make if only he had time. Extra Venue Notes: Root is located at 80 E Rich St. (floor 4). If you park in the garage across the street (55 E Rich St.), Root can validate your parking for you. You can walk across the sky bridge on the 2nd floor of the garage or enter Root's building from the ground entrance off Rich St. The elevator on the left labeled "Work" will allow you to go up to floor 4. Once on the 4th floor, a Root representative will be there to guide you to where the meet-up is taking place.

  • Architecting Android Applications for Testability

    Root Insurance

    This month, Jim Kirkbride, will be talking about how to build testable Android Applications. Abstract: There are any number of ways to build an Android application. Some of them are more maintainable and more flexible than others. Creating good abstractions, properly decoupling your code, and creating separate layers to handle separate responsibilities are all important tools in your toolbox to when creating maintainable and flexible Android applications. Importantly, these concepts go hand-in-hand with testability. Make your app testable and you will have also made it maintainable and flexible. In this talk I'll go over how to create a maintainable and flexible app by making it testable in the first place. I'll also talk about how to make testing itself easier, which will enable you to continue to maintain the application as it grows. Speaker Bio: Jim is a software developer with more than 10 years of experience in the industry. He's worked as a contractor, a consultant, and a full-time employee for a number of organizations. He is currently a senior software developer at Beam Dental. While not currently working as an Android developer, he has worked on multiple large Android projects, including in the retail finance and energy sectors. Jim has recently become a part-time instructor at Columbus State Community College where he teaches the fundamentals of Java programming. When not at work he enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with his family. Extra Venue Notes: Root is located at 80 E Rich St. (floor 4). If you park in the garage across the street (55 E Rich St.), Root can validate your parking for you. You can walk across the sky bridge on the 2nd floor of the garage or enter Root's building from the ground entrance off Rich St. The elevator on the left labeled "Work" will allow you to go up to floor 4. Once on the 4th floor, a Root representative will be there to guide you to where the meet-up is taking place.

  • I/O Extended 2019 Columbus

    Root Insurance

    Hey all This month the GDG Columbus and GDG Android Columbus groups are joining forces to recap Google I/O. If you haven’t heard of it, Google I/O is the biggest conference of the year for Google, showcasing all of the exciting new technology and innovations that Google has been working on for the past year. This year we learned about how Google Lens technology is helping people who can’t read or write communicate with the world, advances in Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to classify objects in real time, and ways in which AI is being used to help diagnose cancer patients earlier in the process. We also learned about several new advancements in the Android and Flutter space, including Flutter for the web and a new way to build reactive UI with Jetpack Compose. We hope you’ll join us at Root on 5/28 for a recap and round table discussion of IO 2019. Thanks (GDG x GDG Android) Columbus Teams! Extra Venue Notes: Root is located at 80 E Rich St. (floor 4). If you park in the garage across the street (55 E Rich St.), Root can validate your parking for you. You can walk across the sky bridge on the 2nd floor of the garage or enter Root's building from the ground entrance off Rich St. The elevator on the left labeled "Work" will allow you to go up to floor 4. Once on the 4th floor, a Root representative will be there to guide you to where the meet-up is taking place.

  • Gradle with Ketchup

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    Log.d(GREETING, "Hello World!") Excited this month for David Lucas to talk to us about using the Ketchup DSL with Gradle. ***This month we will be meeting at a new location, Root! Be sure to take note of the updated venue map and how to find us section.*** Abstract: Gradle is yet another build tool that leverages other frameworks like Ant and Maven. It expands the lifecycles and allows extensions. Join this session as we see how Ketchup was added to the the receipt (ok, Kotlin is a Polish Ketchup) to extend the script by adding things like static type checking and a cleaner Domain Specific Language (DSL). The attendee will leave knowing the latest features of Gradle, how it can improve building in a CI/CD environment, and how Kotlin can improve on the lifecycle by providing easy customizations. Speaker Bio: David Lucas is a software architect with over 25 years of experience in IT to include Fortune 500 companies. He has a diverse software engineering background covering satellite communications, financial processing, smart grid utilities, manufacturing, order entry systems, shipping automation, e-Commerce, insurance, performance, and security. David is a consultant that enjoys problem solving along with designing, implementing, and testing large-scale software solutions in Java by leveraging his knowledge in Spring and JEE standards as well as mentoring and training others in the art and science of software. He is currently seeking Kotlin in his daily routines. He is the owner of Lucas Software Engineering, Inc. and consults in the Columbus, Ohio area. He is often found working with Manifest Solutions and with their NextGen Boot Camp as a Master Craftsman. He has presented at local and national user groups and is a member of the ACM. He lives in Ohio with his wife and three children. Extra Venue Notes: Root is located at 80 E Rich St. (floor 4). If you park in the garage across the street (55 E Rich St.), Root can validate your parking for you. You can walk across the sky bridge on the 2nd floor of the garage or enter Root's building from the ground entrance off Rich St. The elevator on the left labeled "Work" will allow you to go up to floor 4. Once on the 4th floor, a Root representative will be there to guide you to where the meet-up is taking place.

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  • Destination Navigation -- You’re Going to Love the Transition

    Cardinal Health FUSE

    Abstract: Come to learn how simple and testable your app's navigation can be with the new Navigation Architecture Component. We’ll start with the basics, assuming no prior experience, and move on to more advanced topics like testing navigation, conditional navigation, deep linking, and both reasons and strategies for migrating to a single Activity-based architecture. You’ll leave this talk with a solid understanding of the Navigation Architecture Component and the confidence to get started. Speaker Bio: Eric is an Android developer and instructor @ Big Nerd Ranch, instructor @ Caster.IO, Android GDE and an organizer @ GDG Android Columbus. He has been building Android apps for the last 5 years and working as a software engineer for the last 15. When he's not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters.

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