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Android for Java Developers

Android for Java Developers

Presented by Carl Harroch.

This is the first event in a series of events we are running in collaboration with on Android for Java Programmers.

Are you a Java programmer interested in learning about mobile apps? Do you want to broaden your programming horizons by being able to program on different devices? Are you looking to create the next Angry Birds but don't know where to start?

This talk aims to give you enough knowledge to get you through the initial learning curve and give you enough knowledge to allow to explore Android on your own.

We'll talk about the basic structures of the language, how you use it, what you can use from your existing Java knowledge and what the benefits of becoming a Londroider might be.

Who Should Attend:

Any java dev interested in getting dirty with Android. Junior is fine


18:15: Doors Open 
18:30: A series of lightning talks from members of the LJC (subjects to be confirmed)
18:45: Main presentation 'Android for Java Developers' - Presented by Carl Harroch - @charroch (approx. 60 mins with Q&A)
20:00: Networking and informal discussion at: 'Hotel Ibis - London, Euston, St Pancras' - 3 Cardington Street, London, NW1 2LW

Please Note:

This event is being held at UCL: Harrie Massey Lecture Theatre, University College London, 25 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AY.

Here is a map to help you find the venue:,-0.133343+(Harrie+Massey)&iwloc=A&hl=en&ll=51.52576,-0.133343

We will head to 'Hotel Ibis - London, Euston, St Pancras' - 3 Cardington Street, London, NW1 2LW - for networking and further informal discussion after the event:

Event organised by RecWorks - 

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  • Anji C.

    Hi everyone,

    Just a quick note to let you know we have another Android event tomorrow - see here for details:

    I hope you can come along!


    January 13, 2014

  • Anji C.

    Hi everyone, Here is a link to the slides from this event:



    1 · November 12, 2013

  • Peter G.

    Hi, I couldn't come due to bad leg. Anybody made a video recording and can put it online ?

    November 8, 2013

    • Anji C.

      Hi Peter, the venue didn't record on this occasion. I am about to put some slides online though so look out for those..

      November 12, 2013

  • John S.

    I am planning on running some free Andriod and Salesforce workshops in London in the new year if anyone is interested.

    5 · November 8, 2013

    • Barry C.

      That sounds great John! Will you list them through the LJC?

      November 11, 2013

    • John S.

      Any Salesforce related workshops will be partner events and so I'll ask Anjibto add them to the partner email. If I get changce to do a beginners android workshop, I'll do that through the LJC directly. Thanks.

      November 11, 2013

  • David I.

    I have found the lecture to be on the right level, but very chaotic and badly structured.

    November 9, 2013

  • Robyn B.

    I thought it was great. As the first of a beginners series I thought it was pitched at just the right level, and gave a good introduction to android development. Looking forward to the next in the series. Many thanks.

    November 8, 2013

  • Carl Matthew J.

    I would agree that the level of the material was consistent with what I expected from the title.

    November 8, 2013

  • Alan G.

    I thought the presentation was at the right level given the title, and gave me a feel for the Android dev experience without getting bogged down in detail. Follow-up on coding techniques, war stories would definitely be welcome tho :)

    November 8, 2013

  • Stephen W.

    Good presentstion

    November 8, 2013

  • Carl /.

    I am up for some more hands on if that s what the crowds want! The talk was about a gentle introduction. I could do a learn android the hard way next.

    3 · November 8, 2013

  • Chris W.

    I would have liked a more hands-on talk with some examples. The speaker illustrated at a conceptual a number of the problems you might encounter but I would have liked to see some coding.

    2 · November 8, 2013

  • Kyriakos A.

    I have an audio recording if that might be helpful, let me know if someone wants me to upload it and i will.

    1 · November 8, 2013

  • Kyriakos A.

    I have been working on android for a year through my university, so i had knowledge of most of the basics stuffs. Generally the presentation/lecture was not very well organised in my opinion, the how android works was not clearly explained as some pieces where left behind. For example you create the layouts through XML and during runtime the application takes that XML file and converts it into java objects. The only thing that was mentioned on XML was that you use it to create the UI and that you can use styles to style your UI similarly to CSS. I did learn some stuff but the focus of this event should have been of how android development works, the logic behind it and not about some of the stuff you can do (like services and BroadcastReceiver).

    This was my opinion, i might of course be wrong.

    1 · November 7, 2013

  • Ismael Sendrós J.

    Good introduction to Android. Easy to follow and nice explained.

    November 7, 2013

  • Anji C.

    Hi everyone, A little short notice but...if anyone would be interested in presenting a 7 minute lightning talk at this event then please let me know at [masked] and we'll book it in for you.

    Thanks all,


    November 5, 2013

    • John S.

      I could do a quick live demo of creating an android app for the Salesforce platform

      1 · November 5, 2013

    • Anji C.

      Yes please John, that would be great - I'll pop it on the agenda

      November 6, 2013

  • Marius F.

    Would love to be able to, but...

    November 3, 2013

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