• Kotlin/Everywhere South Africa

    DVT Johannesburg

    Note: this is a shared event between GDG Johannesburg and GDG Cape Town. It is listed on both Meetup groups to promote it our combined communities. However, please be aware that the event is only being held once in Johannesburg. This is a series of community-led events, where you can learn the essentials and best practices of Kotlin in Android, Google Cloud Platform, and multi-platform development. Kotlin is a modern and statically typed programming language targeting the JVM, Android, JavaScript & Native that will boost your productivity and increase your developer happiness. The event is a bit different from other conferences. We want to make it accessible so we aren't charging a fee to attend. There are only 100 spots so you need to really give some good motivation as to why you want to be there. More info here: https://www.kotlin-everywhere.co.za/ APPLY TO ATTEND HERE: http://bit.ly/kotlin-everywhere-jhb NOTE: RSVPing ON MEETUP DOES NOT MEAN YOU HAVE A TICKET TO ATTEND. Keen to speak? Apply here: http://bit.ly/kotlin-everywhere-jhb-speak Want to sponsor? Contact us on [masked], we would love to chat!

  • Android Evening: Dark Theme and Dependency Injection with Kodein ๐ŸŒ—๐Ÿ’‰

    It's time for more Android discussions! The schedule for the evening is as follows: 18:00 - Welcome 18:15 - Nick Rout will talk about Android Dark Theme 18:55 - Break 19:10 - Larry Stent will talk about using Kodein for Dependency Injection 20:00 - Goodbyes As usual, drinks, snacks and a bit of swag will be provided for attendees. There is on-street parking in front of the venue. We hope to see you there!

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  • I/O Recap, Paging and Coroutines ๐Ÿ”„

    We hosted the Google I/O viewing event last month. Now we're recapping some of the announcements and technologies shown at I/O. The schedule for the evening is as follows: 18:00 - Welcome 18:15 - Nick Rout recaps his experiences and noteworthy content from Google I/O 18:45 - George Ng'ethe presents an intro to the Android Paging library 19:10 - Break 19:30 - Jacques Smuts explains how to get into Kotlin Coroutines 20:00 - Goodbyes As usual, drinks, snacks and a bit of swag will be provided for attendees. There is limited on-street parking in close proximity to the venue, but we recommend using a ride hailing service. We hope to see you there!

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  • I/O Extended 2019 Cape Town

    The Honey Badger

    Weโ€™re hosting our annual Google I/O Extended event on 7 May and weโ€™ll live-stream the keynote from Mountain View, California! ๐Ÿ“ฃ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ๐Ÿฟ I/O Extended is a global event that allows developers from around the world to take part in the I/O Experience. We are proud to host an official Cape Town event. For more information on I/O Extended see: https://events.google.com/io/extended We are extremely grateful to our sponsors for this year: IO (drinks, snacks, general organising) https://io.co.za/ The Honey Badger (venue) https://91loop.co.za/the-honey-badger Over (drinks, swag) https://madewithover.com The schedule for the evening is as follows: 18:30 - Welcome 19:00 - Keynote live-stream 20:30 - Chat, connect, drinks/snacks 21:00 - Goodbyes As usual, drinks, snacks and a bit of swag will be provided for attendees. There is limited on-street parking in close proximity to the venue, but we recommend using a ride hailing service. We hope to see you there!

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  • Google Cloud Next '19 Extended โ˜๏ธ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ๐Ÿฟ

    It's this time of the year again. Google Cloud Next '19 is taking place April 9-11 in San Francisco. We'll be live streaming the keynote as a viewing party. Please join us to check out and discuss the newest developments and announcements around Google Cloud Platform. The schedule for the evening is as follows: 17:45 - Welcome 18:00 - Keynote 19:30 - Chat, connect, and goodbyes As usual, drinks and snacks will be provided for attendees. There is on-street parking in close proximity to the venue. We hope to see you there!

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  • Flutter: Hello World, Dart Experiences & EskomSePush ๐ŸŽฏโšก

    Our March Meetup will be our first event covering Flutter topics, from speakers who have real world experience ๐Ÿฆ The schedule for the evening is as follows: 18:15 - Welcome and intro 18:25 - Flutter Intro (Sylvia Dieckmann) 18:55 - Pizza break 19:10 - Flutter in EskomSePush (Dan Wells) 19:35 - Flitter Flutter with a dash of Dart (Ewald Horn) 20:00 - Goodbyes Sylvia Dieckmann is a Developer at Praekelt.org and a GDG Cape Town co-organiser. She will be speaking about initial Flutter setup and will run through a simple Hello Flutter example app. Dan Wells is a full-stack developer and co-founder of EskomSePush (a load shedding timetable app). He has also worked at various high-profile South African tech companies, such as Telkom, Entersekt and Takealot. He will be speaking about his experiences in using Flutter to develop the EskomSePush mobile app. Ewald Horn is a mobile developer, with a special focus on the unique challenges of the African continent. He will be speaking about the lessons he learned in moving from Java and Kotlin to Dart and Flutter for his Android development. As usual, drinks, snacks and some swag will be provided for attendees. There is on-street parking in close proximity to the venue. We hope to see you there!

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  • Android mixed bag: Location Services, WorkManager, Google Play Experiments ๐Ÿ—บ๏ธโš™๏ธ

    Our February Meetup will be covering interesting Android-related topics ๐Ÿค– The schedule for the evening is as follows: 18:15 - Welcome and intro 18:25 - Location background/foreground services (Adrian Bunge) 18:55 - Pizza break 19:10 - Working with WorkManager (Nick Rout) 19:35 - Google Play Experiments (Alex Koller) 20:00 - Goodbyes Adrian Bunge is a Developer/Designer at Nona and GDG Cape Town co-organiser. He will be speaking about tracking user/device location while the app is: 1) open (in the foreground) and 2) closed (in the background). You can check out the two repo's that will form the basis for the talk here: Android: https://github.com/olddustysocksunderthecouch/MultiLingualFamAndroid Firebase Cloud Functions: https://github.com/olddustysocksunderthecouch/MultiLingualFamCloudFunctions Nick Rout is an Android Engineer at Over and the GDG Cape Town organiser. He will be speaking about WorkManager - the Android architecture component for deferrable, asynchronous background work: basic setup and usage of one-time and periodic work, incorporating dependency injection with Dagger and integrating with Kotlin Coroutines. Alex Koller is head of Product at Luno, a Google Developer Expert for Android and a GDG Cape Town co-organiser. He will be speaking about running experiments on the Google Play Store and the value it can add to building digital products that users love. As usual, drinks, snacks and some swag will be provided for attendees. There is on-street parking in close proximity to the venue. We hope to see you there!

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  • A Happy New Year: DevFest, Microservices, IoT in GCP โ˜๏ธ

    Happy New Year! We are kicking off 2019 with an event focused on GCP (Google Cloud Platform) โ˜๏ธ We'll also be recapping DevFest South Africa (https://devfest.co.za/) which took place in Johannesburg on December 1st 2018. The schedule for the evening is as follows: 18:15 - Welcome and intro 18:25 - DevFest โ€˜18 recap 18:50 - From Monolith to Microservices (Dale Humby) 19:25 - A Primer on IoT with GCP (Reuben Honigwachs) 19:55 - Goodbyes Dale Humby is CTO at Nomanini and a Google Developer Expert for Google Cloud. He will be speaking about Nomanini's journey from an App Engine monolith to microservices running on Docker and Kubernetes. Reuben Honigwachs is a GCP Cloud Architect and GDG Cape Town co-organiser. He will talk about the current challenges with IoT and how products such as GCP Cloud IoT Core can help. As usual, drinks, snacks and some swag will be provided for attendees. There is on-street parking in close proximity to the venue. We hope to see you there!

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  • Spooky Android: Google Pay, Chat Apps with Firebase and Material Design ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿฌ

    On Halloween this month, we are hosting a "mixed bag" event focusing on Android development, Google Pay and Material Design. We have three awesome speakers who will be covering different topics related to Google technologies. *Alex Koller* Google Developer Expert (GDE) for Android Alex will give a presentation on Google Pay, and integrating it into your app. *Nick Rout* Android Engineer at Over Nick will be covering an introduction to Material Design Tools and Components *Adrian Bunge & Wisani Shilumani* Developers at Nona They'll be presenting a chat app "done right" with Android and Cloud Functions. This night will have a little bit of everything and you'll be sure to learn something. Trick or treat!

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  • Kotlin: The good, the bad and the ugly

    Flat Circle

    This month we look beyond the buzz of Kotlin and delve deeper into what are the caveats when making the change to Kotlin and if it is a language for more than just Android development. If you are a developer wanting to make the change to Kotlin, then you will learn something new at our August event. Speakers Nick Rout (Android Developer and GDG Cape Town organiser) Nick will give a small update on GDG Cape Town and as well as introduction to Kotlin basics. Jacques Smuts (Android developer and GDG Cape Town co-organiser) - *Java to Kotlin*. Jacques will be going through some of the issues you'll run into when converting legacy projects to Kotlin. Wouter De Vos Wouter will be talking on Databinding and Kotlin. See you then...