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 (2)

Android Worldwide, April 2021

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With the help of many other communities from around the world, we're excited to be partners of the upcoming Android Worldwide event!

Free Tickets: https://www.airmeet.com/e/3a42a900-9868-11eb-bfbb-3361cd1b2fd8

🌎  Welcome to Android Worldwide, April 2021

We're an international group of developer communities coming together to make a joint impact. We're passionate developers aiming to create highly engaging, inclusive, and fun experiences to help members learn, grow, and meet like-minded people.

🕕 Agenda (all times are in EDT)

8:30 AM: Socialize, network, and meet like-minded engineers from across the world

9:15 AM: Making rules with Lint by Honey Sonwani

11:05 AM: Jetpack Compose for Games & Animations by Wajahat Karim

12:30 PM: More socializing! Join a virtual table and meet people

1:15 PM: Android App Bundle: from start to deployment by Julien Salvi

2:05 PM: Mastering API Visibility in Kotlin by Márton Braun

6:45 PM: The socializing continues! Meet your new best friend

7:30 PM: Kotlin goes global by Karan Dhillon

9:00 PM: Late night socializing sounds great to me!

9:45 PM: Unit Testing Kotlin Channels & Flows by Mohit Sarveiya

11:35 PM: Preview Driven Development by Rikin Marfatia

Partnering Communities: 

Android Budapest, ADG Poznan, Android Serbia, AndroidHeads Vienna, GDG Tbilisi, GDG Kolachi, GDG MAD, GDG Nagpur, Kotlin Mumbai, Denver Droids, GDG LA, GDG LA Android, GDG Android Columbus, GDG Boston Android, GDG Capital Region, GDG Cordoba Argentina, GDG Montreal, GDG NYC, GDG Toronto Android

Speakers:

Honey Sonwani - Product Engineer, Obvious

Honey Sonwani is an Android Engineer at Obvious and believes that the Android ecosystem we live in is only as good as we make it. A highly community-driven individual, she’s passionately involved as one of the organizers in Firebase Community Mumbai and Mumbai Women Coders.

Julien Salvi - Senior Android Engineer, Aircall

Into the Android world for almost 10 years (scary Eclipse dark time!), Julian experienced California startup way of life before coming back to France. He is currently a Senior Android Engineer at Aircall, building the best phone system for modern businesses. Alongside Android, Julien has a great interest in backend development with Kotlin and AR/VR technology. In his spare time, he is a world traveler and a beer lover always looking for the best IPAs!

Wajahat Karim - Android Lead, Airlift

Wajahat Karim is Pakistan’s first Google Developer Expert in Android. As an experienced Android developer, he deeply cares about it and keeps writing and speaking about it. He has written two worldwide 300+ pages books on Android development with more than 100 articles around the internet either on his website or his Medium publications. He is also a passionate contributor in open source and has created many Android libraries used by thousands of developers in their apps worldwide. As active publ

Rikin Marfatia - Android Engineer, Pinterest

Rikin has been an Android focused engineer for about 5 years, and has recently been obsessed with all things Jetpack Compose

Karan Dhillon - Software Dev, Mobile, Hootsuite

Karan lives in Toronto, and is a software developer for Hootsuite.

Mohit Sarveiya - Android and Kotlin GDE, Google Dev Expert

Mohit Sarveiya is a Google Developer Expert in Kotlin and Android. Prior to building Android apps, he was a Backend Engineer. He was an early adopter of Kotlin and absolutely loves the language. He has given many talks and workshops on Kotlin.

Márton Braun - Stream, Android Dev Advocate & Engineer

A Kotlin enthusiast since the 1.0 of the language. Android Developer Advocate at Stream. Google Developer Expert for Kotlin and Android. Android/Kotlin tech editor at RayWenderlich.com. Instructor at BME-VIK, teaching Kotlin and Android. Ranked right around the very top of the Kotlin tag on StackOverflow. Creator of a couple open source Kotlin libraries.

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Host

Shalom Halbert - Rocket Insights (Software Engineer)

Android Developer with a preference for Kotlin projects

Agenda

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Host

Shalom Halbert - Rocket Insights (Software Engineer)

Android Developer with a preference for Kotlin projects

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Partner

Stream (https://getstream.io/)

Build scalable in-app chat or activity feeds in days. Product teams trust Stream to launch faster, iterate more often, and ship a better user experience.

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Flutter Tips for Learning and Productivity

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Flutter Tips for Learning and Productivity

In this talk, Roman Jaquez, a seasoned Flutter Developer with several published apps on the App Store and Google Play, as well as being a GDG NorthEast Mentor and GDG Lawrence Organizer, will share with us useful tips both for people new to Flutter embarking on their Flutter-learning journey and experienced Flutter developers to make them more productive and efficient.

Roman will be discussing:

Roman's 10 Flutter Tips for Learning and Productivity

For first-time Learners:

Where to invest most of your time to master Flutter faster but efficiently
What to prioritize when learning Flutter

For Seasoned Flutter Devs:

Tips for making your apps polished and giving them an edge over others
How to get to MVP faster without compromising quality on your Flutter apps

Raffle:

There will be a raffle for attendees:

a Lenovo Clock, powered by Google Assistant (For US Attendees Only)
a free Flutter course from Udemy (for all attendees).

Follow Roman:

On Twitter: @drcoderz

Check out his YouTube Channel, Roman Just Codes: https://tinyurl.com/roman-just-codes-yt

His personal blog / portfolio Roman Just Codes: https://romanjustcodes.web.app

His frequent Medium posts: https://medium.com/@romanejaquez

Agenda

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Speaker

Roman Jaquez - GDG Lawrence (GDG Organizer / Software Engineer)

Software Engineer, Mobile Developer

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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Flutteristas Conference 2021 - Online Event

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