What we're about

GDG stands for Google Developers Groups and is a platform offered by Google Developers to support community-run developer groups.

We are software developers, designers, educators and students with an interest in learning about emergent technologies in areas including mobile, web, wearables, cloud-native computing, education technology, data sciences and smart homes.

GDG Capital Region events will be a mixture of tech talks/demos that explore, for example, concepts and best practices, and hands-on hacking sessions that involve coding and collaboration. We also host flagship 'Extended' and 'DevFest' events. Please consider following us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/gdgCapRegion).

To multiply the impact, we partner with leaders in the local and regional business and technical communities, as well as Google Developers.

Our talks may feature Google-developed technology but will also extend to other technologies, products and platforms as well. Focus is on collaborative communities and exciting technology that our developers can get their hands dirty with.

The overall primary goals of GDG Capital Region are to create networking, collaboration and entrepreneurial connections for technology enthusiasts in Albany, Troy, Saratoga, Schenectady and the entire Capital Region. If this fits, come check us out.

GDG Capital Region is an independent group; our activities and the opinions expressed here should in no way be linked to Google, the corporation. To learn more about the GDG program, please visit: https://developers.google.com/groups

Upcoming events (1)

Jetpack Compose Android Study Jam! Jetpack Handson workshop - Paul Ruiz @ Google

THIS IS A FREE EVENT - PLEASE FINISH YOUR RSVP IN THE LINK BELOW

https://gdg.community.dev/events/details/google-gdg-capital-region-presents-jetpack-compose-android-study-jam-jetpack-hands-on-workshop-with-paul-ruiz-android-devrel-google/

This is an Android Study Jam. Hands on CodeLab lessons. We have 4 events coming up, the first three are already announced.

RSVP: https://gdg.community.dev/events/details/google-developer-ecosystem-north-america-team-presents-jetpack-compose-android-study-jam-jetpack-hands-on-workshop-with-paul-ruiz-android-devrel-google/

NEW: This course will help prepare you for the Associate Android Developer certification exam.

August 12th - Jetpack Compose with Paul Ruiz

https://gdg.community.dev/events/details/google-developer-ecosystem-north-america-team-presents-jetpack-compose-android-study-jam-jetpack-hands-on-workshop-with-paul-ruiz-android-devrel-google/

August 19th - Using Hilt with Manuel Vicente Vino

https://gdg.community.dev/events/details/google-developer-ecosystem-north-america-team-presents-dependency-injections-using-hilt-workshop-android-study-jam-with-manuel-vicente-vino-from-google/

August 26th - Coroutines with Murat Yener

https://gdg.community.dev/events/details/google-developer-ecosystem-north-america-team-presents-coroutines-workshop-android-study-jams-with-murat-yener-from-google/

About this event

Bring your questions, successes, and struggles to our online meeting. Also, be sure to install Android Studio as this will be required to start learning.

This event is for absolute beginners that are trying to learn the basics of Android and making their first app!

Please have Android Studio already installed on your computer when you attend. It will save everyone a lot of time and effort. This Android Study Jam will guide you through making your very first Android Application!

Equipment needed:

Computer

Meets these system requirements for installing Android Studio: https://developer.android.com/studio#systemrequirements
With Android Studio installed https://developer.android.com/studio#systemrequirements
Instructions Android Studio install: https://developer.android.com/studio/install

Internet connection
(Optional) Android device & USB cable

Agenda

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Speakers

Paul Ruiz - Google (Developer Programs Engineer)

Paul is a Developer Programs Engineer with Android Partner DevRel out of Boulder, Colorado, in the US and has a background in Android and IoT development. Outside of work he is wrapping up an MBA, gardens, woodworks, makes movie props, and is a member of a Star Wars costuming charity where he volunteers at events as various movie characters including an Imperial Snowtrooper, X-Wing Pilot, or Tu...

Danny Thompson - Google (Community Manager: GDG/WTM)

Experienced Leader with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry. Skilled in solving problems, HTML, CSS, Javascript, Angular, React, SQL, Java, Spring Framework, Management, and Employee management.

Hosted By

Jason Rotella, GDG Organizer

Blain Smith, GDG Organizer

Fausto Hernandez, GDG Organizer

Linda Kovacs, GDG Organizer

WomenTechmakers Ambassador -
Google Developer Group Lead Capital Region -
#IamRemarkable Ambassador -
Journalist Radio, TV, Magazine -
Translator English, Italian, Romanian

Chadd Portwine, GDG Organizer

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THIS IS A FREE EVENT - PLEASE FINISH YOUR RSVP IN THE LINK BELOW

https://gdg.community.dev/events/details/google-gdg-capital-region-presents-jetpack-compose-android-study-jam-jetpack-hands-on-workshop-with-paul-ruiz-android-devrel-google/

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