The event will be held in Lecture Center LC 110/112 at SUNY New Paltz. The morning agenda will focus on tech talks from local speakers. The afternoon will be devoted to a hands-on codelab.
A campus map is available here (http://www.newpaltz.edu/map/) and Parking should be free on Sunday (http://www.newpaltz.edu/parking/) provided you are in a non-reserved space. There is a parking lot just outside the Lecture Hall (here is the Google Maps link (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lecture+Center,+State+University+of+New+York+at+New+Paltz,+New+Paltz,+NYemail@example.com,-74.0842134,291m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m7!1m4!3m3!1s0x89dd227ac44b77b5:0xdd44509810bdda63!2sState+University+of+New+York+at+New+Paltz!3b1!3m1!1s0x89dd227b94380683:0x8f64de094829804c))
Please bring your laptops with the CHROME BROWSER installed (http://www.google.com/chrome/). We'll do additional setup on site (or, if you prefer, install CHROME DEVELOPER EDITOR (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/chrome-dev-editor-develop/pnoffddplpippgcfjdhbmhkofpnaalpg?hl=en) before you arrive).
You will walk away having built your first Polymer web application. There will also be swag and give-aways. But you must RSVP to be eligible.
The "ItsHackademic" DevFest is a world-wide series of Google-sponsored events focused on creating awareness and development experience with Polymer & Web Components - the future of mobile-friendly, responsive, composable web applications.
GDG Hudson Valley is one of just two Google Developer Group (GDG) chapters in New York, and will be among the earliest to run this DevFest. Its a unique opportunity to learn about a technology (tech talk) and immediately get hands-on experience with developing for it (code labs).
Come learn to build front-end web applications with Polymer, and learn about using Google Cloud platform for the back-end!!
We also have a special device demo of the YotaPhone -- a unique dual-display always-on Android-powered phone. And, we may have other hardware devices to play with as well (including Android Wear, Google Glass, Android TV, ..)
Food and Drinks will be served.
And we hope to have some interesting swag and give-aways for attendees as well.
09:30am Doors Open
10:00am Welcome & Announcements
10:15am Introduction to Google Cloud Platform & App Engine (Speaker: Patrick Ladd)
11:00am Web Components & Polymer (Speaker: Nitya Narasimhan)
12:00pm Hands-on With YotaPhone (Speaker: Matthew Kelly)
12:30pm Lunch (Q&A, Networking)
Its Hackademic:Hands-on Coding Workshop to Build Polymer Applications. (Facilitator: Nitya Narasimhan)
01:30pm Polymer Code Lab Setup
02:00pm CodeLab 1: Polymer Basics (Custom Element, Basic App)
03:00pm CodeLab 2: Polymer Next (Google Maps, Paper Elements)
04:00pm CodeLab 3: Choose your own adventure (Multiple Options)
05:00pm Take Survey (http://bit.ly/hackademic-survey) -- Raffle & Give-Aways.
05:30pm Doors Close