• Intro to Android Things
    If someone gave you a camera and a board with CPU, memory, networking components, etc. and asked you to make it take a picture, where would you begin? In this talk, we’ll take a look at Android Things — Google’s platform for building IoT devices using the Android framework. Then, we’ll look at a demo built on an Android Things kit. This talk will be geared toward people who are familiar with Android and unfamiliar with hardware or embedded software engineering. Agenda 6:00 - Food & networking* 6:30 - Welcome & announcements 7:00 - The Excellent Graham Earley walk through his Android Things presentation 8:00 - Adjourn & continue building Android apps *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!

    The Nerdery

    9555 James Ave S · Bloomington, MN

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  • Intro to ARCore Workshop – A DevFest Series Event
    ===================UPDATE=================== Hey folks, We’re excited to see you all Tuesday at Agosto to learn and play around with ARCore and Sceneform! We’ll be limited on time, so we’ll start promptly, and you’ll want to get to this checklist *before* arriving† Pre-Event Checklist: 1) Bring a laptop 2) Download Android Studio to your laptop: https://developer.android.com/studio/install 3) Add the Sceneform plugin to Android Studio. You can install this by selecting “Preferences” from Android Studio, then the “plugins” section and “browse repositories” for "Google Sceneform Tools (Beta)" 4) Clone this repository (If you have questions about how to clone a repo, check out this link: https://services.github.com/on-demand/github-cli/clone-repo-cli): https://github.com/googlecodelabs/sceneform-intro 5) Download the 3D models for the codelab https://github.com/googlecodelabs/sceneform-intro/raw/master/sampledata.zip 6) Bring your ARCore Compatible device if possible (if you don’t have one, we’ll have some devices for you folks to use during the event). You can find the list of supported devices here: https://developers.google.com/ar/discover/supported-devices †If you can’t do this before the meetup, it’s definitely still okay to come. It’ll just make everything smoother for you and us if you can. ========================================================= Bring your laptops and join us as the excellent Chelsea Okey shows us the ropes regarding the basics of developing with ARCore for Android. Tentative Schedule 6:30 - Snacks and socializing * 6:45 - Short greeting and intro by GDG Organizer 7:00 - Chelsea presents a brief intro to ARCore 7:15 - We'll go through the codelab together 8:45 - Adjourn and go make your own ARCore apps Presented by Chelsea Okey *Remember, the volunteers at Agosto are generous with their time and space, but they can't accommodate early arrivals. Please don't show up before 6:30. If you're in the area early, there are several great coffee shops and bars nearby. ARCore is Google’s platform for building augmented reality experiences. Join us as we learn about how to develop real AR apps using different free APIs from Google. This event is intended for developers new to ARCore who’d like to get started building apps using ARCore. No previous experience is required to attend, but it would be more beneficial to be serious about learning about ARCore and how to implement it. If you'd like to take a look at the codelab in advance, you can find it here: https://codelabs.developers.google.com/codelabs/sceneform-intro/index.html?index=..%2F..%2Findex#0

    Agosto Inc

    420 5th St N #400 · Minneapolis, MN

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  • Android Application Architecture and Navigation
    Join us as inimitable local Android engineer Bryan Herbst walks us through Android Application Architecture and Navigation. Should I use an Activity or a Fragment? Why is my backstack so broken? How do I get my users where they want to go? Find answers to these questions and more! We will explore Android application architecture, the new navigation library, and how you can start integrating the navigation library in your applications. Agenda 6:00 - Food & networking* 6:30 - Welcome & announcements 7:00 - Bryan will walk through Android Application Architecture and Navigation 8:00 - Adjourn & continue building Android apps *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!

    The Nerdery

    9555 James Ave S · Bloomington, MN

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  • Google Cloud Next '18 Extended
    Join us for a lunchtime event at Agosto. We will review key announcements from the Google Cloud Next '18 event. We'll have a number of lightning talks - a few minutes on several topics. 11:30-12:00 Socialize and eat some Pizza Luce rounds and salad. 12:00-1:00 Google NEXT lightening talks (see the lineup below) Apigee API Management for Istio (GA) - JOSH PALM Soon you can use your existing Apigee Edge API management platform to wrangle microservices running on the Istio service mesh. Istio - KARL KROENING Introduction and demo of Istio with Kubernetes. Cloud Search - GREG BOLLOM New functionality in Cloud Search to help companies intelligently and securely index third-party data beyond G Suite (whether the data is stored in the cloud or on-premises). This functionality is being deployed to an initial set of customers. Cloud Functions - THOMAS BOHMBACH Cloud Functions is Google Cloud’s event-driven serverless platform that offers flexible, fast cloud app development. During Next ’18, Google announced that Cloud Functions is now generally available and ready for production use. And, new language runtimes: Node 8 and Python 3.7 were announced. Cloud IoT Edge - PAUL LUNDBERG Cloud IoT Edge extends Google Cloud’s powerful AI capability to gateways and connected devices.

    Agosto Inc

    420 5th St N #400 · Minneapolis, MN

  • Oh Node you didn’t! Go serverless with Cloud Functions for Firebase
    Tentative Schedule 6:30 - Snacks and socializing * 7:00 - Short greeting and intro by GDG Organizer 7:15 - Evening topic - Oh Node you didn’t! Go serverless with Cloud Functions for Firebase Presented by Pearl Latteier & Abraham Williams Cloud Functions for Firebase allow you to run event-driven Node.js on Google’s infrastructure. Functions offer rich integration with the Firebase and Google Cloud platforms, including Realtime Database, Firestore, and Authentication. Alternatively, you can augment your existing architecture with simple yet powerful HTTP webhooks. Use Functions to run background processes, send notifications to users, call third-party APIs, and more. No need to worry about server management: Functions are easy to deploy and scale automatically.

    Agosto Inc

    420 5th St N #400 · Minneapolis, MN

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  • Summer BBQ and Mixer - NEW DATE JULY 17
    * Note * Note * Pushed back to July 17th * Note * Note * Let's get together and have an outdoor gathering. No topics required. Just a social 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!

    Wabun Picnic Area: Minnehaha Falls Park

    4655 46th Ave S · Minneapolis, MN

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  • I/O Extended 2018 Twin Cities
    • What we'll do Review some of the key elements of IO2018, with a lightning round of Q and A. Also a hands-on track to experience TensorFlow, that was the basis for many of the new announcements and technologies. Lightning talks: Chad Gilhoi will talk about new changes to Assistant announced at I/O Colin Lee will have a talk on the new mobile application development SDK Flutter, that can be used to make Android and IOS apps, as well as apps for Google Fuchsia. One more still to confirm, and we'll still accept another lightning talk. • What to bring Bring a friend that would be interested in learning the highlights from Google I/O, and a laptop if you'd like to try anything hands-on. • Important to know There is limited free parking (first come first park) in the Ford Center lot if you register your license plate # with the front desk.

    Agosto Inc

    420 5th St N #400 · Minneapolis, MN

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  • Build Actions for Your Community
    NOTE: This is the second of two related events. You can find details for the other event here: https://www.meetup.com/gdg-tc/events/248388514/ Don’t worry if you missed the first event. You can still join us and maybe even hop on a team with some folks that are already started. If you missed the first event, please try to review this code lab https://codelabs.developers.google.com/codelabs/actions-1/index.html#0. If you're feeling ambitious, this code lab is a bit more advanced: https://github.com/actions-on-google/dialogflow-number-genie-nodejs Also, please ensure that you've installed chrome and node.js before the event. Agenda 11:00 - Food & networking* 11:30 - Welcome, announcements, & recap 12:00 - We’ll continue to iterate on our projects and work through problems together 2:30 - Adjourn & continue building Actions for our community *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 day!

    The Nerdery

    9555 James Ave S · Bloomington, MN

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  • Build Actions for Your Community
    NOTE: This is the first of two related events. You can find details for the other event here: https://www.meetup.com/gdg-tc/events/248749803/ What to bring: Please bring a laptop and have chrome and node.js downloaded/installed. If you want to get a head start, check out this https://developers.google.com/actions/ Join us as Chad Gilhoi, our local expert on all things Google Assistant, walks through some of the exciting capabilities available when building your own actions for the Google Assistant and help you get started. Agenda 6:00 - Food & networking* 6:30 - Welcome & announcements 7:00 - Chad will walk through capabilities and how to get started 8:30 - Adjourn & continue building Actions for our community *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!

    The Nerdery

    9555 James Ave S · Bloomington, MN

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  • Facts Not Feelings - A panel discussion on Diversity and Inclusiveness - IWD
    6:30pm-7:00pm- Networking and food 7:00pm-8:00pm--Open Panel discussion with local women techmakers 8pm-8:30pm-- clean-up and more networking Likely topics for the panel include: - Lack of inclusivity + building inclusive workplaces - Wage gap in the technology between women and men - "Me Too" movement Featured Panelists: - Jasmine Russell, Monicat Head Founder, CEO | Lead Data - Rama Prasad, Product Development and Technology Commercialization Enthusiast - Julie Kaloides, Tech Lead at StoneArch Creative

    Better World Museum

    40 South 7th Street #102 · Minneapolis, MN

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