Past Meetup

Flutter Study Jam: Lesson 1

This Meetup is past

10 people went

Google Fiber Space Lounge

1814 Westport Road · Kansas City, MO

How to find us

The building on the corner of Westport Road and State Line Road.

Location image of event venue

Details

Flutter is Google's mobile app SDK for crafting high-quality native interfaces on iOS and Android in record time. Flutter works with existing code, is used by developers and organizations around the world, and is free and open source.

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Want to get started on building Flutter apps?

Join GDG Kansas City for a Flutter Study Jam! Together we'll work through the Flutter Udacity course prepared by Google instructors. You will be able to get hands-on experience with Flutter and build a Flutter app while learning the fundamentals.

The Kansas City Flutter Study Jam will span four weeks with several events in between. Everything is built around the Flutter course on Udacity but the Study jam provides an extra layer of help, guidance, and support from the Study Jam facilitators and others participating in the course in Kansas City. You don't have to make it to every event, but you do have to attend one of the first four as well as the in-person meetup on 8/21 to be eligible for prizes.

The Udacity course is made up of two lessons, each estimated to take 4 hours.
https://classroom.udacity.com/courses/ud905

7/24 (this one) - In person
- Introduction to Flutter
- Start Lesson 1 (finish on your own by 8/7)
7/31 - Hangouts on Air
https://www.meetup.com/GDG-Kansas-City/events/253086376/
- Ask the facilitators any questions on Lesson 1
- Get some supporting content
8/7 - In person
- Summarize Lesson 1
- Start Lesson 2 (finish on your own by 8/21)
- Introduce the optional final projects and competition
8/14 - Hangouts on Air
- Ask the facilitators any questions
- Get feedback on final projects
8/21 - In person
- Summarize Lesson 2
- Final project presentations for anyone that wants to

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This event will start the first lesson and answer any questions along the way. It'll work similar to a codelab, except both the course and facilitator will provide the content.

Agenda:
6:00 pm - Doors open, food provided, and networking
6:30 pm - Welcome
6:35 pm - Lightning Talks: Attendees can talk about what they're working on or something cool they learned (https://hackernoon.com/how-to-start-lightning-talks-304b673b412f)
6:45 pm - Flutter Introduction
7:00 pm - Start Lesson 1
9:00 pm - Event ends

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*I've never made a mobile app before. Will I be able understand what's going on?*
Zero prior mobile development experience is required. Some programming experience is definitely recommend though. Flutter uses Dart which will feel familiar if you have experience with languages like Swift, C#, Java, or Javascript.

*What should I bring?*
If you can, bring a laptop to follow along in the course and work as we go. Udacity runs on all the latest versions of modern browsers. For the best experience, your laptop should have Flutter installed prior to starting to save time. To install the Flutter tools, visit https://flutter.io/get-started/install/

*Where should I park*
There is parking available in the Google Fiber lot but it fills up quick. Avoid parking in the church parking lot as you may get towed. If ygr Fiber lot is full, street parking is the best option, either on State Line or Westport Road.