• Announcement: Facebook Android Optimizations Talk
    Facebook Android engineers hosting an excellent talk in Santa Monica, details on the invite. Space is limited so RSVP soon. Access phrase available on Facebook page: LA Mobile Apps Meetup Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/losangelesmobiledevs) Speakers LUIZ SCHEIDEGGER (https://www.facebook.com/luiz.scheidegger) FACEBOOK MESSENGER: PERFORMANCE TRICKS AND BEST PRACTICES Luiz is a Software Engineer on the Android Messenger team. Over the past 3 years, Luiz has worked on video recording, transcoding, and sending through the Messenger selfie cam, as well as the Messenger Content Platform announced at F8 this year. Luiz will talk about Android performance tricks and best practices the team learned along the way to being one of the most popular apps in the Play Store. SANDERS CHONG FACEBOOK MEDIA: VIDEOS ON ANDROID Sanders is a Software Engineer on the Facebook Media team. Recent projects include auto-playing video in Newsfeed, Messenger video, and video transcoding. He is generally interested in anything media related and enjoys technical discussions about video or graphics. In recent months, there has been a significant shift in video viewing habits (from TV to online), and Facebook has become one of the major platforms for people to discover, watch, and share video. This talk will focus on the technologies needed to power video on Android and lessons learned while optimizing video performance at scale.

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  • Announcement: Mobility and Modern Web Conference
    Announcement: MMWCon September 2015 Website for registration/attendance: Mobility and Modern Web Conference (http://mmwcon.org)

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  • Android TV Hackathon by Google Dev Group
    Android TV Hackathon! Link for tickets! Space is limited! Eventbrite Tickets Android TV Hackathon Feb7 (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/android-tv-hackathon-tickets-15313695676) Android developer and designers, You have great ideas for Android TV apps and existing Android apps that would work well on TV. Bring your idea or app to our Android TV hackathon on Feb 7 at USC, co-organized by Google, GDG Los Angeles and Victorious. You might come with an idea and leave with a business! Google Developer Group (http://www.meetup.com/gdg-la/) Why attend? Meet others and get inspired: At this one-day hackathon and competition you will meet other app designers and developers and work with them on your idea. Win prizes: All attendees who build apps will get an Android TV developer device to take home. In addition, winners will get lunch with investors and consideration for featuring in Google's Play Store. Get advice from the experts: A panel of experts from USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, Google and Victorious will provide their feedback on your team's app. Get technology help: Hear talks from experts in digital media and Android development. Also, Android experts from Google and Victorious will be on hand to answer your technical questions. Where: USC's Annenberg Innovation Lab: http://www.annenberglab.com/ Who should attend: Android developers and app designers. Come with your team, or find teammates to work with at the event. Register today: Space is limited, so get your ticket today. Logistics Agenda 8:30am - Doors Open, snacks 9:00am - Video entertainment in the mobile age, by Jonathan Taplin 9:10am - Developing for Android TV, by Krispy Uccello 9:20am - Team forming 9:45am - Hack and attend workshops, until 5:00pm 12:00 noon - Lunch 5:00pm - Presentation dry runs 6:00pm - Presentations 7:00 pm - Pizza, while the expert judging panel deliberates 7:45 pm - Award Ceremony 8:00 pm - Drinks and socializing at nearby USC bar Prizes include Android TV Dev KitGoogle Play Best In Show Lunch with a prominent Venture Capital firm to discuss your ideas, ask questions, and get coaching Google Phone/Tablet Review of App by the Google Play team for potential "featured" placement. Best Student Team (majority of team must be students) Internship at Victorious for each team member Review of App by the Google Play team for potential "featured" placement. Google Phone/Tablet for each team member Victorious SWAG bag for each team member Best Non-Student Team (majority of team are not students) Review of App by the Google Play team for potential "featured" placement. Google Phone/Tablet for each team member Victorious SWAG bag for each team member Hackathon Participant Each member of all teams that complete an app will go home with the Android TV Dev Kit Judges include John Maeda, Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Freddie Wong, aka Rocket Jump (formerly freddiew) on YouTube, is an American filmmaker, special effects artist, and competitive gamer. Mike Todd, CTO of Victorious FAQs Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Yes, please bring your printed ticket to the event to ensure you get parking and entrance. Do I have to bring a laptop? Yes, in order to participate in the hackathon, you need to bring a laptop on which you can run Android Studio. Who owns the IP of apps built at the Hackathon? The members of each team wholly own the intellectual property of anything they build and are fully responsible for ensuring it meets all federal/state/local laws, and platform and device terms of use. Which gate should I enter at USC? Parking is located through Gate 6. Enter on Vermont Ave. and 36th Place for Parking in Structure A (PSA). DO NOT PARK IN SPACES MARKED "RESERVED" OR "CARPOOL". How do I get to the Hackathon from Parking Structure A Note that there is construction on campus - the route to the building is not quite self-explanatory, so please read below and see the map! Exit the parking structure at the NE corner - McClintock Ave. and 36th Place. Proceed north on McClintock (away from the structure). Make a right at Childs Way, which is the path before the track stadium. When you get to the end of the track stadium, you will see Wallis Annenberg Hall (not our building) ahead and to the right on Watt Way. Make a left on Watt Way, with the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism (ASC) just ahead and to the right. From the main entrance of Annenberg, the Annenberg Innovation Lab is at the far left corner of the lobby.

    USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, ASC104

    3502 Watts Way · Los Angeles, CA

  • GDC Next Conference
    http://www.gdcnext.com/ Register on website. Conference in Los Angeles. This is conference announcement for GDC. No meetup for this group has been scheduled.

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    Los Angeles Convention Center

    1201 South Figueroa Street · Los Angeles, CA

  • WWDC Google I/O Roundup Hollywood Summer 2014
    Meetup and discuss whats happening in Mobile Apps, 2014 iOS WWDC announcements, Android L and Android Material Design from Google I/O 2014, Windows8 Surface Pro3. Bring your apps, ideas, and thirst and enjoy the camaraderie. Good atmosphere and excellent coffee/espresso.

    Caffe Vita

    4459 West Sunset Boulevard · Los Angeles, CA

  • Who's going to the Game Developers Conference (GDC Next)?
    Besides lots of exhibitors & recruiters there's a "best in apps" contest to submit for one of a half dozen categories. Sounds like it's worth the price of parking at the expo center. Register here - https://gdc.tech.ubm.com/adcnext2013/index/registrations/ complimentary Expo Pass code NLEFEX14.

    LA Convention Center

    1201 S. Figueroa Street · Los Angeles, CA

  • Photoshop Tricks & Techniques Deep Dive featuring Terry White
    Photoshop Tricks & Techniques Deep Dive featuring Terry White Register Here: http://lawpg-photoshop-october2013.eventbrite.com/ REFRESHMENTS::NETWORKING::DOOR PRIZES You will learn a ton of advanced tricks, tips and techniques to push your Photoshop skills to the next level and beyond. Proudly given by Adobe Evangelist Terry White. 6:00 PM - Doors Open - Registration (Please do not arrive before 6:00 PM!!!) 6:25 PM - Welcome / Introduction6:30 PM - Part 1 8:10 PM - Networking Break / Tweetup @lawebprosgroup and Refreshments 8:30 PM - Prize Drawing8:35 PM - Part 2 10:00 PM - Meeting End Speaker Bio: Terry WhiteTerry White – Worldwide Creative Suite Design Evangelist for Adobe Systems, Inc. Terry has been with Adobe for over a 15 years and has extensive knowledge of Adobe’s Creative Professional product line. In his current position, he leads the charge of getting customers excited and educated about Adobe’s Creative Suite Design Premium and Creative Cloud products. Terry is an Adobe Certified Expert and Creative Suite Master. He has been active in the industry for over 25 years and is the founder and president of MacGroup-Detroit, “ Michigan’s largest Macintosh users group and is a columnist for Photoshop User Magazine. Terry is the host of the top ranked award winning Adobe Creative Cloud Video Podcast. He is also the author of Secrets of the Adobe Bridge and co-author of The iPhone Book, The iPhone Book 2nd Edition, The iPhone Book 3rd Edition, The iPhone Book 4th Edition, The iPhone Book 5th Edition, The iPhone Book 6th Edition and InDesign CS/CS2 Killer Tips.Terry is a key presenter at major industry shows around the world.http://terrywhite.com/about Please register early, space is very limited and will fill up fast. If you still want to attend without registering ahead and space permits, it will be $10 at the Door and includes 1 door prize ticket. Register Here: http://lawpg-photoshop-october2013.eventbrite.com/ Please feel free to invite as many friends as you want.

    7051 Hollywood Blvd

    7051 Hollywood Blvd · Hollywood, CA

  • Mobile Engineering and Design at textPlus: Presentations and Meet & Greet
    The team behind the mobile communication app textPlus welcomes the LA community to come join us for an evening of presentations on our insights from our experiences in the mobile world, followed by the opportunity to socialize with the textPlus team over refreshments and video games! This is a great opportunity for developers looking for the inside scoop on working in mobile to ask questions and network! Presentations: App Design 101 Learn the tools of the trade to create app designs for iOS and Android William Faler, textPlus Director of Design Value Bring it to your users and they will use it. This talk will discuss how to avoid the type of thinking that dooms many companies from the giddyup. Build empathy for the needs of your users and serve them first, with your needs second. A convenient path to success may come at the cost of VALUE. Zack Norman, textPlus Chief Creative Officer and Founder Charles Why are Birds so Angry? What is happening between the App and the Server? How many services does it take to make birds fly? We will be using network analysis tools like Charles to get under the hood of some popular apps and see what is really going on. Steve Rasmussen, textPlus Client Engineer Refreshments: textPlus will provide drinks (both alcoholic and non) and food for the evening. Parking is free in the lot after 6pm. Please enter the building through the front entrance and use the elevators to reach the 3rd floor. Stairwell doors will be locked. Suite 350 will be down the hall to the right.

    textPlus, Inc.

    13160 Mindanao Way. Suite 350 · Marina Del Rey, CA

  • Build your First Mobile App in Half Day with HTML5, jQuery, PhoneGap & Usergrid
    A 1-hour meetup-style presentation showing you how to build your first mobile app using free & open-source tools. I’ll show you how to build a simple store locator app, step by step until it’s working live on a mobile phone. Beers, pizza and networking at 6:30pm, presentation starts promptly at 7. Will take place at Satellite, 3110 Main St, Santa Monica — free parking in the building’s lot! EVENT TICKETS http://apigee-lav2-2013-mtp.eventbrite.com/

    Satellite Flexible Work Spaces

    3110 Main Street, Building C, Santa Monica 90405 · Santa Monica, CA

  • Mobile Apps Get Together Santa Monica WWDC Review
    Meetup and discuss whats happening in Mobile Apps, iOS, Android, Windows8, Blackberry10. Bring your apps, ideas, and thirst and enjoy the camaraderie. This ale house is a Santa Monica tradition with great beer selection and American cuisine menu. WWDC 2013 Roundup - Apple announced iOS 7 - Siri virtual assistant upgrades - MAC OSX will support file tagging - more...

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