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DevFest SV - 1.5 Days - Training, Hackathon, Job Fair

This special event is part of the global DevFest hosted by Google Developer Communities worldwide.

DevFest SV site

*** Exclusive Oppotunities to get invole with this global event ***

Members of GDG East Bay, we need your help. Please put comments on the bottom if you can help in anyway!

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This event is also hosted by:

Silicon Valley Android Developers Meetup

Silicon Valley Chrome Developers


Friday, October 19th, 2012 
1:30-2:00pm registration & networking
2:00-2:45pm technical session I, New Advanced Features in the Google Maps API (Mano Marks, Google)
3:00-3:20pm technical session II (
3:00-3:45pm technical session II (
4:00-4:45pm technical session III, Say It to my Face, (Song Zheng, Tokbox)
5:00-5:45pm technical session IV
6:00-7:00pm dinner and networking
7:00-8:00pm pitch session (each team have 1 minute to present. We expect 20 teams will be formed from 100 attendees)
8:00pm team forming and hackathon starts
11:59pm venue closed 


Saturday, October 20th, 2012
8:00am venue open
11:30am application demo submit deadline
12:00pm lunch
4:00-5:30pm demo session
6:00pm venue closed





Main event Sponsor











Venue sponsored by GMIC-SV








Sessions' Description:

New Advanced Features in the Google Maps API (Mano Marks,  Google) 
The Google Maps API is the most used web API, on over 800,000 websites. Yet many people think of only putting a point on a map. This session will explore new advanced visualization techniques built into the JavaScript Maps API such as Heatmaps, Symbols animation, and links to Google Maps Engine, our new online spatial data serving platform.


Testacular (Vojta Jína, Google)
Introduction to Testacular - test runner that makes makes testing
JavaScript applications in real browsers frictionless and enjoyable.

Testing is not optional when one is building a JavaScript application
that must work across many browsers and devices. However executing tests in all of these various environments is hard. Testacular turns this typically pain-staking task into a piece of cake. It allows you to execute JavaScript tests in real browsers or devices such as your phone or tablet directly from the comfort of your terminal or your favorite IDE.


Accessing user biometric data using the BodyMedia API.Session (Steve Smedes, BodyMedia Inc.)

Who BodyMedia is and what we do.  BodyMedia’s sensor technology and deep analytics.  Integrating and collaborating with our data via the Data API. 


Say It to my Face, (Song Zheng, Tokbox)
Live Stream videos to the web without a media server.


Speakers' Bio:

In 2006, Mano Marks became the founding member of Google's Geo Developer Relations team. Now he is the lead Developer Advocate for Google’s Geo APIs. He has travelled the world helping individuals, corporations, governments and aid organizations use Google’s mapping technologies to communicate their message to the world. Before Google, Mano had an eclectic career that involved getting a Masters in History, a Masters in Information Management and Systems, and working as a data manager in NGOs for over a decade.


Vojta Jína is a big fan of open source and Test Driven Development. Originally from the Czech Republic, Vojta lives in California and works at Google, Mountain View. His goal is to make the development of web apps and testing more fun. Testacular is a result of this effort. When not hacking on Testacular, Vojta is a core contributor to the AngularJS project and a trumpet player.


Steve Smedes is API Evangelist at BodyMedia Inc., the pioneer and market leader in wearable
body monitors. BodyMedia’s devices are unparalleled in the marketplace and equip professionals and consumers with rich information for lifestyle management across a range of health conditions impacted by lifestyle choices.

Steve is an experienced director of software services and support who thrives at the convergence of people and technology. He has a software development background with over 15 years of experience at both small startups and large international corporations. For the last few years he has focused on API support, helping partners across the globe integrate their businesses.

Recently joining the BodyMedia team, Steve now provides all engineering support for BodyMedia’s data API, which has become a key driver of new applications, industry partnerships and product development, expanding the use of the BodyMedia technology. He is the first point of engagement with the developer community and integration partners, and enjoys spreading the word about smart body sensors.

Prior to joining BodyMedia, Steve held management and senior software support positions at Intel, Viadeo, Ecast, and VocalPoint Technologies.

Steve holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from University of Michigan.


 Song Zheng is a Developer Evangelist at TokBox. He loves to code, teach, and builds cool apps with new technology. Song most recently taught his girlfriend and his sister how to code, and he wishes for a day where everyone learns programming at a young age. 



Mitch Williams is an engineer at Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc., QuIC, Qualcomm’s open source subsidiary. Mitch provides technical support to developers looking to enhance their mobile applications by integrating AllJoyn™ peer-to-peer technology. He also works closely with developers to optimize the performance of their applications running on Snapdragon™ and other Qualcomm chipsets.


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  • gokul k.

    Had no idea it's part of a bigger conference and we had to pay for it in advance.. The register link was redirecting to meetup.. Oh well turning back.. Will be there at dev west at mountain view tomorrow.. Eventbrite is better sometimes

    1 · October 19, 2012

    • C L

      Dear gokul: To register for DevFest SV, just RSVP on this meetup.

      October 20, 2012

    • gokul k.

      Hi C L . Yes I did. But the guy behind the registration desk said meetup confirmation is not enough and I needed a ticket.

      October 20, 2012

  • Ben B.

    You reference a website ( which shows DevFest West at Google in Mountain View on October 20-21, but it doesn't list this event in San Jose on October 19-20. Are all of the dates correct and is this an additional but unlisted event?

    October 2, 2012

    • Chinse T.

      GMIC SV is also happening at the SJ Convention Center on October 19-20. Are these two events connected?

      October 6, 2012

    • C L

      Dear Chinse: GMIC provides the meeting space for DevFest SV.

      October 8, 2012

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