• What's new in Android 11 and adapting your app for privacy changes

    Hey GDG Team! While normal GDG life is a bit on hold, there is still a lot happening in the Developer World. We are going to have an online event, over lunchtime. Please join us with Murat Yener, Android Developer at Google, for a presentation on What's new in Android 11 and adapting your app for privacy changes This talk will give a quick overview of the features in the latest release: Android 11. We'll also take a look at the privacy related changes and how to make your app compatible. This includes changes to permissions including one-time permission, storage, package visibility, tooling to help identify private data access, and other new platform APIs. Murat Yener Murat is a Developer Advocate for Android at Google. He is a code geek, open source committer, Java Champion and the author of Expert Android Studio and Professional Java EE Design Patterns books from Wiley. Schedule: 12:00 Noon Intro and talk starts 1:10 or so Q&A from audience memebers 1:30 Conclusion of Event

  • Firebase Study Jam - POSTPONED true date TBD

    Object Partners

    An evening of hands on Firebase codelab and working session. 6PM - 30 min or so of socializing 6:30 - kick off and intro to Study Jam content. If you have experience with Firebase and would like to help us as a resource to answer questions, or, even lead the group through one of the exercises, please reach out to Lloyd. Otherwise, see you there!

  • A Year w/ Flutter

    Agosto Inc

    Don't miss this exciting opportunity to see Brandon Johnson share his extensive Flutter expertise with us! 6:30 - Snacks and socializing * 7:00 - Short greeting and intro by GDG Organizer 7:15 - Evening topic - 'A Year w/ Flutter' by Brandon Johnson It feels like cross-platform mobile apps have been all the rage for the better part of a decade, right? It can be hard to separate the hype from reality. In this talk, we'll get to the heart the Flutter developer experience: covering what it's like to use Dart in production, some ways to structure data for success in your app, and the state of testing frameworks and other developer tools. At the end, you'll be set up with next steps to see if Flutter's right for you and your team! — Bio: Brandon Johnson is a creative technologist at PlakeSide, a creative tech studio for the live event industry. He is also an organizer of the JavaScriptMN and ServerlessMN meetups. Thank you, Agosto, for hosting our February meetup! *The staff at Agosto volunteers generously volunteer their time to make these events happen. We can't accommodate early arrivals. If you arrive early, please enjoy one of the great coffee shops, restaurants, or bars in the surrounding areas.

  • Streaming Analytics & Machine Learning with Cloud Pub/Sub and more

    Agenda - 5:30 PM - 6 PM Snacks & Socializing 6 PM Welcome 6:15 PM Streaming Analytics & Machine Learning with Cloud Pub/Sub, Cloud Data Flow, and BigQuery ML by Slalom (45 mins) Tuesday, January 7,[masked]:30 PM to 7:30 PM Slalom Consulting 80 S 8th St Suite 3906 · Minneapolis, MN Parking & Transportation There are many parking ramps around IDS Center with most of them offering half-price tickets after 4 pm. Light rail (GREEN line) stop Marquette Ave & 8th St is also very convenient -1 min walk away.

  • Holiday Social Hour

    La Pistola at Eastside

    Annual Holiday Happy Hour socializing and gathering. Please join us at Eastside Eat & Drink. Starting at 5:30 to catch the tail end of happy hour, but join us at any time. Bring a story to share or ideas of how we can make this next year a great one! Join us for an array of appetizers and a drink or so courtesy of GDG Twin Cities.

  • DevFestMN 2019: Focus - ML + AI

    Lumber Exchange Event Center

    Day long event focusing on AI and ML. All tickets via https://devfest.mn Keynote "Dr. AI will see you now" by Senthil Kumaran, CTO of Virtuwell. Many great sessions posted now on https://devfest.mn/schedule Check it out! All tickets are via Eventbrite for this event. Reach out if you'd like to help with the event. Diversity and Inclusivity scholarships are available. Please reach out for more information.

  • A Google Cloud Platform Evening

    Agosto Inc

    Details: 6:30 - Snacks and socializing * 7:00 - Short greeting and intro by GDG Organizer 7:15 - 'Which Whiskey? Using GCP to Predict Whiskey Preferences' by Phil Goerdt 7:45 - 'GCP Production Grade Infrastructure in 45 Minutes' by Mohamed Himedan & Davis Pynadath Come, and join us for an evening focused on Google Cloud Platform! We have two excellent talks from awesome speakers. ========== 'Which Whiskey? Using GCP to Predict Whiskey Preferences' What happens when a guy's passions for whiskey and the cloud collide? The answer is a clever solution built entirely with Google products, and an ML model that will predict which whiskies to try! In this talk, Phil will talk through his passion for whiskey (and his problem of too many choices), the solution he built on G Suite and GCP, and how using simple yet powerful tools can change not just your passion projects, but your organization's projects as well! Speaker: Phil Goerdt is the Founder of Erteso, a consultancy that focuses on helping customers move to and get the most out of GCP. He's been consulting on data and the cloud for over 8 years, and when he isn't thinking about either of those, you can probably find him hunting for new foods or whiskies to try. ========== GCP Production Grade Infrastructure in 45 Minutes As a developer, you want to write code that does cool stuff. The last thing you want to think about is underlying infrastructure. In this talk, we'll discuss the definition of production-grade and what falls under the umbrella of infrastructure. We'll also present a GCP infrastructure design that meets our criteria outlined above and deploy it in a live demo. All in 45 mins! Speakers: Davis Pynadath: Davis is a Strategic Cloud Engineer with the Google Cloud Professional Services Organization. He helps customers design their networking infrastructure with an emphasis on high availability, scalability, security and automation. Mohamed Himedan: Mo is an Infrastructure Consultant with the Google Cloud Professional Services Organization. His primary charter is helping customers design their cloud infrastructure. Mo's free time is spent trail running, biking, and visiting national parks. Thank you, Agosto, for hosting our August meetup! *Please understand that Agosto can accommodate us at 6:30. If your travel requires that you show up earlier, there are loads of great nearby places to pass the time beforehand. Lloyd is particularly fond of Darby's tater tots. :) Darbys is less than a block north of Agosto.

  • Android/iOS Dark Mode & Lightning Talk

    The Nerdery

    Join us as Mike Wolfson and Elliot Mitchell visit the Twin Cities to share awesome Android knowledge with us, and Mark Randall joins us from the iOS side of things. Agenda 6:00 - Food & networking* 6:30 - Welcome & announcements 7:00 - Elliot will give a lightning talk: “Text Recognition with Firebase’s ML Kit” 7:10 - Mike & Mark will talk to us about Dark Mode 8:00 - Adjourn & continue building Android apps Description: The new versions of Android and iOS are going to support system-wide Dark Mode. Users will demand supporting this mode, and apps that don't support it will quickly look "out of style". This presentation will highlight some important aspects of implementing this in your own UI. Supporting dark mode is not as simple as just switching white to black. There are many important details to implement, to ensure your app is accessible and useable. I will discuss details pertaining to how I converted my Android App to support Dark mode, and highlight lessons I learned during the process. -Mike Wolfson- Mike is a product-focused developer working out of Phoenix. He has been working in the software field for more than 20 years, and with Android since its introduction. He is a Google Developer Expert in Android and the author of the book "Android Developer Tools Essentials" published by O’Reilly. He has spoken about Android and mobile development at a variety of conferences and user groups (including Google IO, Oscon, GDGSiliconValley, Droidcon NYC & Turin, AnDevCon, and others). When he is not geeking out about phones, he enjoys the outdoors (snowboarding, hiking, scuba diving), collecting PEZ dispensers, and chasing his young (but quick) daughter. Mike works for "Nerdery" as a Principal Software Engineer and is passionate about making technology work for the user. *please show up as close to on time as possible. The Nerdery is generous with their space after business hours. Early arrivals cannot be accommodated. If you need to travel early, there are a number of great parks, coffee shops, restaurants, and bars in the area.* Thanks again to The Nerdery for being our hosts for the evening!

  • Summer BBQ and Mixer - JULY 2

    Wabun Picnic Area: Minnehaha Falls Park

    Let's get together and have an outdoor gathering. A great chance for new members to meet the group. We'll be gathering at Wabun Picnic Area @ Minnehaha Falls Park. Grillables (Burgers, dogs, and veggie-burgers) provided. Please bring a side dish or dessert to pass. Let us know if you or your company would like to sponsor drinks or other aspects of this event!

  • Google Next Extended


    We’ve got a great event planned for Friday at noon. Googler’s Josh Garson from Chicago and Jesse Zarate will be joining us from Austin TX and sponsoring lunch and happy hour. We are planning a Google Next Extended event featuring a one hour overview of conference content followed by a code lab. AGENDA 12:00-1:00 Lunch sponsored by Google and Lightning Talks 1:00-3:00 Qwiklab on Machine Learning APIs - https://gdgtc.com/lab 3:00 Raffle for some Googley items 3:00 Modist taproom across the street from Agosto LIGHTENING TALKS Next 2019 Key Announcements - Paul Lundberg From Virtual Machines to Anthos - Josh Garson How to Make Enterprise Search More Effective with Google Cloud Search - Han Kim Development Velocity with App Engine Standard and Python 3.7 - Aaron Olson Please plan to join us! * Each attendee will receive free access to Qwiklabs’ hands-on labs, a $55+ value * Earn Google Cloud badges to show your skills and expertise * Plus, there’s no need to register with a credit card