What we're about

Greetings,

GDG Boston Android is all about developing on the Android Platform. We are a group of people that foster learning Android technologies.

We are about app development, device internals, new designs, delving into implementation details, playing with tools, discussing architecture and exploring.

We are open to all. We love to share what we know. Likewise, we want you also share your knowledge with the community.

Contact any one of our organizers for an opportunity to share your expertise with the Android community in Boston Area.

Disclaimer: GDG Boston Android 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, visit https://developers.google.com/groups/

Upcoming events (4+)

Cloud Study Jam Northeast - Part 3 / ML & AI

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Join a highly interactive Cloud Study Jam, organized by the GDG Northeast Region. This event is part 1 of a 3-part Cloud Study Jam Series.

What's a Cloud Study Jam?
A Study Jam is a collective learning program combining practical developer experience with Google Cloud expertise, in this case. Like-minded developers come together to hone their skills and further their cloud knowledge through interactive classrooms and hands-on labs. You will:

Earn a skill badge by completing the Perform Foundational Data, ML, and AI Tasks quest, where you learn the basic features for the following machine learning and AI technologies:

BigQuery
Cloud Speech AI
Cloud Natural Language API
AI Platform
Dataflow
Cloud Dataprep by Trifacta
Dataproc
Video Intelligence API..

Attendees will receive free access to hands-on labs via Qwiklabs (a $55+ value), which mirrors a real-life working environment.

You can earn the Google Cloud Skill badges to show your skills and expertise. That's an exclusive digital badge issued by Google Cloud in recognition of your proficiency with Google Cloud products and services. The badge demonstrates your ability to apply your knowledge in an interactive hands-on environment. Complete the badge quest, and the final assessment challenge lab, to receive a the badge that you can share online with your network.

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Roman Jaquez, Google Certified Cloud Architect, will be leading the sessions.

This event is part 3 of a 3-part Cloud Study Jam Series. Make sure to sign up for all 3 parts of this series.

Don't miss this amazing event. Learn in a community-focused environment while earning badges to show off after the training in the process! 

RSVP Now!
Agenda

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Speaker

Roman Jaquez

Hosted By

Elizabeth Mezias, GDG Organizer

Elizabeth Mezias has been full-time on mobile technologies since 2008. She leads the Boston Android Meetup organizer team and runs an Informal Android Developer Meetup every two weeks online (in Boston) to network and keep up with the latest mobile technology, both using it and creating it.

Miss Mezias regularly attends professional events and conferences like DroidCon, 360|AnDev, the Mobile World Congress (2018), Google I/O, the RSS Security conference. She has an extensive network in the mobile community.

Elizabeth is an experienced speaker with credits on the marquee at AnDevCon, the Global Mobile International Conference (GMIC), D.C. DevFest, DroidCon (New York, Sweden, Boston), Code Camp, Global Summit of the Google developer relations community, as well as Meetups in Boston and Silicon Valley.

Jinn Kim, GDG Organizer

Varsha, GDG Organizer

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Android Worldwide October 2021

Online event

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9:15 AM - 10:00 AM. Anna Zharkova
Working background with WorkManager API
If your app has multitasking use cases, it probably uses Foreground Services to implement long-running user-initiated tasks at a high priority.

I will show you how to use the WorkManager API for correct background work, especially the new Expedited jobs mechanism (available for Android 12) to start background tasks immediately. Also, I would like to show several nuances of migration from FGS to Expedited Jobs.

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM. Jitin Sharma
Relevance of code minification in a performance world
R8 and Proguard are an Android developer's go-to tools for code minification. As a developer, inconsistent Proguard rules can affect your application in more ways than you know. This talk will focus on code minification and its various impacts, divided into three parts:

Small introduction to code obfuscation and minification.
Introduction to Proguard rules, common mistakes, and how to avoid them.
A deep dive into how the performance of an app is impacted by Proguard rules.

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM. Fatih Giriş
Migrating a large-scale banking app to Compose
The Android community adopts Jetpack Compose more and more each day. But what about our existing apps? It can be an overwhelming task if the migration is not well planned.

In this talk, we will see the Compose migration strategy I used, and briefly talk about the interoperability APIs and how they are used in this migration process. We will also talk about how we are adopting our internal design system to Jetpack Compose. Finally, we will discuss the challenges we faced during this migration.

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM. Marco Gomiero
Introducing Kotlin Multiplatform in an existing project
After discovering a new framework you may ask yourself how to integrate it into an existing project. This is often the case for Kotlin Multiplatform, and even though it is still in alpha, you can start to use it in production applications.

In this talk, we will understand where to start sharing in a codebase, how to consume the shared code, and how to structure an existing project to smoothly integrate sharing.

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM. Seyed Jafari
Operation Flow
I'll go through and describe coroutine flow operators/types.

After that run down, I'll cover some advanced usages of the operators and how we can approach full-reactive codebases.

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM. Nav Singh
Codelab: Jetpack Compose Basics
During this session, we will go through the following codelab:

https://developer.android.com/codelabs/jetpack-compose-basics?hl=en&continue=https%3A%2F%2Fcodelabs.developers.google.com%2F%3Fcat%3Dandroid#0

We will learn:

What Compose is
How to build UIs with Compose
How to manage state in composable functions
Data flow principles in Compose

5:15 PM - 6:00 PM. David Rawson
Fact or kapt? Build your next annotation processor with KSP
KSP (Kotlin Symbol Processor) is a new code generation tool from Google that promises improvements over traditional annotation processors run with kapt. This talk is designed to be a tutorial to get you started and will take you through writing a toy annotation processor as per the following Medium article:

https://proandroiddev.com/ksp-fact-or-kapt-7c7e9218c575

6:30 PM - 7:15 PM. Mohit Sarveiya
Jetpack Compose vs SwiftUI
Jetpack Compose and SwiftUI are frameworks that allow you to build a UI programmatically. In this talk, I will compare managing state, concurrency, testing, and scaffolding with both frameworks. We’ll explore the challenges of using these features on both UIs. Each of these frameworks shines in using these features and has rough edges compared to each other. Please join me in learning about Compose and SwiftUI match-up so far.

7:45 PM - 8:30 PM. Dinorah Tovar
Metrics we should know - or not! but we are gonna learn it!
This is a story about maths!

In this talk, we are gonna focus completely on metrics, from AB testing to analytics using Firebase and the importance that we need to address metrics when we start working on a project!

We are gonna talk about Bayesian and predictions models to track our AB testings and also we are gonna talk about Conversion vs. Retention vs. Count perusers

Bring your calculators! because this is a story about Firebase and Charts!

8:45 PM - 9:30 PM. William Shelor
Optimizing Render Performance of Jetpack Compose
Jetpack Compose is new and exciting, but one of the first things most engineers notice is that it can be very slow! In this talk, we’ll go over ways to use Compose fast and slow, and 5 ways we can improve rendering performance.

⭐️ Speakers. ⭐️

Dinorah Tovar

Associate Android Developer | Kotlin | Tech Advocate | Kotlin Multiplatform 🚩| Making Software 24/7 | She/Her 👩🏻‍💻

Anna Zharkova

My name is Anna Zharkova, I'm from Barnaul. I'm Lead Mobile developer with more than 7 years of experience. I develop both native (iOS - Swift/Objective-c, Android - Kotlin/Java) and cross platform (Xamarin, Kotlin Multiplatform) applications. I also make an architect solution in mobile projects. Also mentoring junior developers and leading of mobile team. Currently, I'm Leading Developer in Us...

Jitin Sharma

Jitin works as an Android Engineer at Gojek, India where he works on aligning design and development as part of UX engineering. He previously developed travel applications for various airlines and has 6 years of industry experience. He is an international speaker, technical writer and organiser of the Blrdroid meetup group.

David Rawson - ClearPoint (Senior Android Developer)

Mohit Sarveiya

Mohit is a Google Developer Expert for Kotlin and Android. He was an early adopter of Kotlin! Over the years, he has talked in various communities around the globe and has helped many companies adopt Kotlin and Coroutines.

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Informal Android Developer Meetup

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Android developers get together for informal discussion of mobile technologies. Everyone is welcome, all interests and skill levels. Stop by to talk about the mobile industry, debug some Android code, or hang out with other techies and coders.

For the moment, this is a completely virtual Meetup although we used to meet at Jaho Cafe in Chinatown and Back Bay.

Agenda

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Hosted By

Elizabeth Mezias, GDG Organizer

Elizabeth Mezias has been full-time on mobile technologies since 2008. She leads the Boston Android Meetup organizer team and runs an Informal Android Developer Meetup every two weeks online (in Boston) to network and keep up with the latest mobile technology, both using it and creating it.

Miss Mezias regularly attends professional events and conferences like DroidCon, 360|AnDev, the Mobile World Congress (2018), Google I/O, the RSS Security conference. She has an extensive network in the mobile community.

Elizabeth is an experienced speaker with credits on the marquee at AnDevCon, the Global Mobile International Conference (GMIC), D.C. DevFest, DroidCon (New York, Sweden, Boston), Code Camp, Global Summit of the Google developer relations community, as well as Meetups in Boston and Silicon Valley.

Jinn Kim, GDG Organizer

Varsha, GDG Organizer

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Northeast DevFest 2021

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Join us for DevFest Northeast 2021!
This year GDGs of the Northeast region will be joining forces to connect our local communities and learn together!

Stay tuned for our agenda!

Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 12:00pm - 5:00pm EST

Brought to you by:

- GDG Android Boston
- GDG Bronx
- GDG Capital Region
- GDG Cloud Boston
- GDG Hudson Valley
- GDG Lawrence

Moderators

Roman Jaquez

Anna Nerezova - artnet.com (Analytics and Optimization Consultant)

Anna Nerezova has a decade of experience in analytics and optimization. She is on the 100 Women in Analytics list by Google Analytics and is a Google Cloud Engineer Scholar. She is passionate about applying the latest technologies to provide solutions that bring growth and better experience for all users. Anna is a Google Developer Group organizer in New York City, hosting meetup events on...

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