What we're about

GDG Northern Colorado - a community of developers and enthusiasts interested in Android, Google APIs, Chromebooks, JavaScript frameworks, and related topics.

We're striving to have both enthusiast/beginner discussions as well as developer-oriented topics.

Come join us at our next monthly meetup - typically held the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

Connect with us:

Google Developer Group Chapter Page (https://developers.google.com/groups/chapter/100148220005153084415/)

Google+ Community: GDG Northern Colorado Community (https://plus.google.com/communities/115688318820890489834)

Twitter: @gdgnoco

Github: https://github.com/gdgnoco

Upcoming events (1)

Mountain Region DevFest

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Our event will kick of Friday night with 'Keynote: How to succeed in tech from a non-Ivy league school' by Chander Dahll. We'll also present the specifics for our weekend sustainability hackathon and provide social time for fun or for team formation.

Saturday morning let's get together for coffee and then enjoy another amazing Keynote with Chander, 'Keynote: Best practices on UI, API and Server-side'. After a quick lunch, we can reconvene to work on the hackathon in our virtual workspace, or participate in a Cloud Study Jam with Roman Jaquez! We'll end the day with fun and prize drawings.

Sunday, let's meet again for coffee and conversation and kick of a great day with an Android Keynote (TBA). Then our virtual workspace will be open, as will an opportunity to participate in an Android Workshop (TBA).

Last but not least, we'll award prizes to our hackathon participants for all their hard work and good ideas, and have another spin of the wheel of prizes.

Can't wait to see you there!


Day 1

10:00 AM: How to Succeed in Tech from a Non-Ivy League School by Chander Dhall

Chander Dhall who is now the CEO of Cazton, an awarded Google Developer Expert, Microsoft MVP and Microsoft RD started learning programming at the age of 6. His monthly expenses were just $30 a month. Later, when he moved to the US, he survived on only $300 a month for the first two years.

In this presentation, you will learn how to be successful in tech from a person who started from a small town and did not have the luxury to attend an Ivy. Chander bootstrapped multi-million dollar tech businesses while supporting the technical community across the globe. His company Cazton has top Fortune 500 clients like Bank of America, American Express, Broadcom, Dell, Credit Suisse, Thomson Reuters, VMware, LinkedIn and many others. They specialize in custom software development, Big Data/AI and Web/App development.

8:00 PM: Hackathon Topic and Pitches

We'll present the sustainability topics, discuss rules and prizes, and brainstorm ideas for the weekend's hackathon!

8:30 PM: Social and Team Formation

Social happy hour! Meet and network, even form a team to work together in the hackathon!

Day 2

10:00 AM: Welcome and Social Time

Let's say a quick hello and get excited for the events of the day.

10:30 AM: Keynote: Best Practices on UI, API, and Server-Side by Chander Dahll

Prior to working with Cazton, the client had multiple failed attempts over a period of 14 years. Under Chander Dhall's leadership, Cazton exceeded the client’s expectations and did so with just five developers.

- Successful delivery: Cazton had a successful delivery in record time. We created 40 out of 108 web components in just one month.

- Top performance: The final web application performs extremely fast, is highly secure and works on multiple devices (mobile, tablet and desktop).

- Top quality: 100% of customers love the upgraded user interface.

- Lower costs: Expertise matters - Client wanted at least 20 developers to work on the project to meet their deadline.

In this presentation, you will learn how to use best practices on the UI, API and Server-side to achieve all the three: high quality, faster delivery time and lower costs.

12:00 PM: Lunch

Quick Lunch Break

12:30 PM: Cloud Study Jam with Roman

Roman will lead us through an amazing cloud study jam experience.

12:30 PM: Team Time in Virtual Workspaces

If you're working on the hackathon, you can use our virtual workspace area to collaborate with team members.

3:30 PM: Drawings and Prizes

We'll end the day by doing a drawing for prizes, and have an opportunity to say farewell to new friends.

Day 3

10:00 AM: Welcome and Social Time

Let's have some coffee and get ready for day two!

10:30 AM: Keynote: TBA

12:30 PM: Android Codelabs/Workshop

TBA - we'll have an Android-centered activity, we're working out the details.

12:30 PM: Team time in Virtual Workspaces

We'll provide a virtual workspace for those working on the hackathon in their teams.

3:00 PM: Hackathon Demos and Prize Drawings

The hackathon participants will have an opportunity to present, and we'll be doing a drawing and giving away great prizes. A wonderful close to a great weekend!


Hosted By

Jennifer Bailey, GDG Organizer

Full-time computer science professor for Aims Community College in Colorado where she created and teaches certificates in Mobile Apps development as well .NET. Prior to teaching, she was a full-time software engineer creating .NET applications in C# for a financial industry. She has been a Google Developer organizer and a hobbyist Android developer for the last 9 years. In her spare time, she enjoys being a mom, rollerblading, horseback riding and spending time with her dogs and cats.

Eden Mugg, GDG Organizer

Tara Polhamus, GDG Organizer

Connie Lance, GDG Organizer

John Minney III, Co-Organizer




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GDG NoCo Android Study Jam

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