Past Meetup

Android Lightning Talks

This Meetup is past

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Comcast Center

1701 John F. Kennedy Blvd 45th Floor; Rooms J/K/L · Philadelphia, PA

How to find us

Hey all - we have a fantastic lineup for tomorrow night. Thanks for all the awesome proposals. I'll post the full list later today.If you volunteered for a talk but still haven't sent your summary/bio please send it over ASAP. Thanks!

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Join us for an evening of rapid fire presentations on anything and everything Android including but not limited to design, development, marketing, and usability.

Presentations
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Stupid Layout Tricks
Travis Himes

Presentation (http://prezi.com/gaz0svjjg9na/stupid-layout-tricks/)

Ever get sick of fighting with a layout because you can't figure out what is happening during layout? I'll present a few tactics that you can employ to help pinpoint the exact problem and start to figure out what is happening.

Android + Java = <3
Corey Latislaw

Presentation (http://prezi.com/lhafbsyqf9jz/android-java-3/)

Awesome Android Open Source
Bill Donahue

Presentation (http://prezi.com/84vfgr2makbb/awesome-android-opensource/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy)

Learn about some of the best Android Open Source libraries that you should be using in your projects.

State Machines to Manage Complex UI Flows
Kevin Lee

I am using state machines to manage and unit test the complex UI flows for a security Pin Lock feature for an app.

Using HTTP in Applications
Francisco Castellanos

I will be going through an app that will use the power of the internet, in addition to hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) to pull data from a database that is on a server hundreds of miles away.

Rich Notifications in Jellybean
Travis Himes

Presentation (http://prezi.com/-ptd7wqafvvq/rich-notifications/)

Want to understand how those fancy new notifications work on Jellybean? I'll give you an overview and some samples to illustrate your options.

Android Advanced Cursors
Rich Freedman

Based on my blog post by the same title (http://blog.chariotsolutions.com/2013/07/android-advanced-cursors.html), a review of some lesser-known, but very useful ways to use and manipulate cursors, including the CursorJoiner, MatrixCursor, MergeCursor, and CursorWrapper classes.

Asynchronous Android
John McCarthy

How to write asynchronous code in Android, specifically how to handle callbacks without leaking the Activity context.

Easy Automation with Google Macros
Jay Cohen

Want to automatically add people to your Google Group but want more information than their email address? Use Google Macros to do it in 5 minutes.

Leveraging Dimensions
Corey Latislaw

Presentation (http://prezi.com/qkvase_rwtam/android-styling/)

Are you leveraging the styling system to it's full potential? We will review tricks for making an application that works on several devices by using styles & dimensions.

Rapid JSON Parsing
Bill Donahue

Presentation (http://wdonahue.com/blog/files/Rapid-JSON-Parsing-In-Android.html)

Learn how to rapidly consume JSON APIs using Google's GSON library.

Using Retrofit and OkHttp in Your Next Project
Travis Himes

Building an app that talks with a RESTful API? Want to save time and avoid doing plumbing work? Let me show you how to build your api client with a few lines and a little bit of "magic".

Speaker Bios
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Corey Latislaw

Geeky eco-minded outdoor-loving technophile. VP of Engineering at @GrassrtsUnwired, international speaker, #Android maven, founder of @androidphilly.

Travis Himes

Developer who's been building Android apps for 3 years, previous presenter at Android Alliance, speaker at the upcoming AnDevCon San Fransisco.

Bill Donahue

Freelance Android Developer who's been developing apps professionally for four years. Get full source from my presentation at wdonahue.com (http://wdonahue.com/).

Kevin Lee

Been working with Java since SDK 1.2, Android since API level 9.

Francisco Castellanos

My journey into software development started two years ago with “Intro to Java”. This class got me excited about what is possible with technology, I mean we are not limited by technology anymore, we are limited by our imagination of what we can do with technology.

Rich Freedman

I'm a Consultant with Chariot Solutions in Ft. Washington, PA, have been developing software professionally for 25 years, Java applications for about 15 years, and Android applications for about the last 9 months.

John McCarthy

John McCarthy is the lead developer of CloudMine's Android library, which gives developers easy access to CloudMine's backend as a service offering.

Jay Cohen

Activist parent in the School District of Philadelphia interested in using Google Technologies to empower other parents.