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Building and Publishing Android Apps for Google TV from Googlers

Google TV brings the Android open apps platform to the biggest screen and best sound system in most households. Please join us at the next GDG-DC Meetup to learn how you can take advantage of the Google TV Platform. The Google TV team will provide an overview of the Google TV platform, will pass on some tips for building Android apps for large screens, and will talk about the best ways to get apps onto users' televisions.


6.30pm - Arrival, Pizza, Drinks, Network

7.00pm - Welcome, Announcements

7.15pm - Presentation Starts

8.15pm - Q&A

8.30pm - Adjournment


Paul Carff: Paul is a Developer Advocate for the Google TV Platform, and is currently engaging with partners to develop applications and Video Sitemaps (improving Video search and discovery). He recently had some fun building the KegDroid. At Google, he has managed a number of internal technical support teams, the Google Analytics Support, and developed data warehousing solutions enabling Google's Sales and Support teams to scale. Before working at Google, Paul was a career Naval Officer working his way from the enlisted to the officer ranks.Specialties: Video Sitemaps, Google TV, Android

Les Vogel: Les is a Staff Developer Programs Engineer for Google TV. He works closely with Google TV developers, writing sample code and helping them understand how to bring rich, compelling apps to the Google TV Android marketplace. As an eclectic developer, Les has worked on at all levels including hardware drivers, neural networks, accounting and databases for small businesses, solar energy systems, spreadsheets, image processing, electrical power systems monitoring and very smart websites. He's found that making things fast is an exponential benefit for users - faster things often have greater battery life and it tends to delight users, even if they don't understand why. Visible projects: AirPort wireless networking, helped drive the Core99 chipset through the Apple product line; the Newton printed handwriting recognizer; Full Impact spreadsheet engine for Ashton Tate; distributed multi-processor OS for Motorola (Computer cX); a flood management telemetry system and monitoring of solar housing for the TVA; a fail-safe system for Boeing Energy Systems.Specialties: Google TV for Android




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  • Nevin H.

    Good introduction to Google TV for all of us that have not yet used it, plus more

    October 17, 2012

  • Eugene L.

    Hi, Guys,

    This is a must go event if you are interested about Google TV app development. I attended event and was a great event, not mention there was great beer as well. Thanks.

    October 17, 2012

  • Dick D.

    Paul and Les were superb creating a context for where TV is going and how we can participate.

    October 17, 2012

  • M. Eric D.

    The information was interesting but perhaps a little off topic. I expected more information about the "Building" of GTV Apps (i.e. new and upcoming features for GTV) and also more information about publishing (given my experience with Android... perhaps even a handout with the differences between building a "base" honeycomb app verses a GTV app so I can "convert" a base Android app to a GTV app. Regardless the presenters seemed knowledgeable and passionate.

    October 17, 2012

  • George P.

    Been trying to notify change in RSVP attendance upon learning it is same event as tomorrow since am already commited to bring others to the one in DC. Meetup app won't allow change. Good luck tonight and THANK YOU for organizing this!

    October 16, 2012

  • Marcelo Zambrana V.

    is this the same event happening on Google DC Offices on the 18th? or is this a different one?

    October 9, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      We are conducting the same event at both locations Tues and Wed.

      October 16, 2012

    • Shiva T.

      Oct 16th is in Reston. Oct 17th is in DC. Oct 18th is invite only event.

      October 16, 2012

  • Ju R.

    this one has exactly the same title and schedule as the tomorow's one:

    Are they the repeating ones?

    October 16, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes they are the same.

      October 16, 2012

  • Eugene L.

    it looks like a great event and plan to be there. see you all.

    October 15, 2012

  • PREECH aka Higgs B.

    Sounds great. I root and repair Android smartphones and tablets for living this will be perfect thank you very much I can't wait to see you there. Antre

    October 15, 2012

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