What we're about

Welcome to the Official Google Developer Group (New York City) (https://developers.google.com/groups/chapter/102033742326416578905/)

We are a technology-based organization that is completely run by a community of volunteer organizers. Because of this we are always looking for volunteer help in running events, and are open to community suggestions and contributions in terms of speakers, event venues and sponsorships. Just talk to one of the organizers and we'll be happy to work with you. We typically meet on the first or second Monday of each month for our regular meetups. In addition, we may have "special" events (e.g., ML Camp, Study Jam etc.) scheduled outside of these dates, at a different interval.

Our Mission: To translate technology awareness into actionable learning for personal and professional growth.

About GDG NYC

We are software developers, designers, educators and students with an interest in learning about emergent technologies in areas including (but not limited to) mobile, web, wearables, cloud computing, education technology, data sciences and smart homes.

Our events can vary from featured Tech Talks (40 mins or more) to Short Talks (20 mins), Lightning Talks (5 mins) as well as focused events (workshops, hackathons, study jams).

Our talks may feature Google technology (e.g., Chrome, Android, AngularJS, Google Glass, Android Wear, Polymer, Google Compute Engine ..) but also extends to competitive technologies, products and platforms.

Our primary goal is to create actionable networking, collaboration and entrepreneurial connections for technology enthusiasts in the New York City.

Want to speak at our events? Sign up here: http://bit.ly/gdgny-speaker-signup

Want to volunteer to help at any of our events? Sign up here: http://bit.ly/gdgnycvolunteer

CODE OF CONDUCT

All members of the Google Developer Group (NYC) are expected to adhere to our Code of Conduct. Simply put: "Be Excellent to each other". Harassment of any kind (physical, verbal, digital) will not be tolerated and can potentially lead to expulsion from events, or even from the community. A more detailed version of the Code of Conduct is found here: http://bit.ly/gdgnyc-code-of-conduct

History

The founding organizers of this meetup are long-time members of the Google Developer Group community. Prior to March 2016, this meetup existed as "GDG New York (https://meetup.com/nyc-gdg)" and we organized several successful events around Android, Cloud, Polymer, VR, Wearables and Chrome under that banner.

In March 2016, we made a collective decision to rebrand and launch "GDG NYC" as the official Google Developer Group New York City chapter and look forward to working with both the Google Developer advocates and with the greater New York City developer community, to make this city a showcase for next-generation technologies. Join us!

Disclosure

We are not run by Google. However, we are a listed Google Developers community and count on them as one of our sponsors (specifically as venue hosts and for signature events like Study Jams). Any opinions and activities here are our own and do not reflect that of Google (the corporation).

Upcoming events (2)

Entrepreneurship with SeamlessDocs CEO, Building with GSuite, NYC Open Data

Doors open at 6:30pm and ends around 8:30pm Entrance information and security: We will enter at 111 8th Ave at the corner of W. 15th Street and use the designated Google entrance. Please bring your government issued ID. Start Time 7pm Title: How Focusing makes it easier to be the Best: Description: Jonathon will discuss his own entrepreneurial journey and how he was able to use focus in order to raise over $20M and become one of the leading Govtech companies in his sector and more... Speaker: Jonathon Ende, Founder & CEO, SeamlessDocs (seamlessdocs.com) Biography: Jonathon is a serial entrepreneur and currently CEO of SeamlessDocs, one of the leading govtech companies. He is incredibly passionate about government innovation and digital inclusion. He is dedicated to bringing his diverse and creative skill set and applying all his resources to truly changing the way that government works and making the web more accessible. Start Time 8pm Approximate Title: Building with GSuite: Use Gmail, Drive, Calendar, Sheets, Slides & more Abstract: Anu and Lesley invite you to come learn how to develop with the productivity tools you use every day! Did you know the G Suite family (Docs, Sheets, Drive, Gmail, etc) have APIs in a variety of languages? We'll walk through an overview and examples of how to automate useful tasks with Cloud integrations. Biography: Anu Srivastava works in Developer Relations for GSuite in New York. She advocates for developers on the top of the GSuite platform to enhance their businesses, specifically focusing on the APIs for Docs, Sheets and Slides. She previously worked as a software engineer on Android and Cloud in the California Bay Area. In her free time she likes to perform with her dance group in Manhattan. Lesley Cordero is a Developer Advocate for Google Classroom and G Suite for Education in New York. She works with product, engineering, and developer relations to enhance the experiences of EDU partners integrating with Google. She previously worked as an Engineer & Analyst for other EDU organizations/companies. Title: AMP and More Speaker: Ben Morss - Developer Advocate at Google on AMP Abstract: More and more, companies are using AMP to create e-commerce and other interactive sites. But any new framework introduces new challenges! So we created our own simple AMP e-commerce site to find the best ways to create an interactive AMP site that worked well for the users - and for us, the programmers. Bio: Ben is a Developer Advocate at Google, where he’s working to help the Web be faster and more beautiful. Prior to Google, he worked at the New York Times and AOL, and before that he was a full-time musician. He earned a BA in Computer Science at Harvard and a PhD in Music at the University of California. Rumor is that he still runs a band called Ancient Babies. Title: NYC Mayor's Office Open Data Week wrap up lightning talk This presentation by Ralph Yozzo will show reasons why SeamlessDocs and companies like it are very important to our future. We need technology and government and law to collaborate for a better future for us all. Ralph is the author of https://tax.tidalforce.org which is an application that in part allows you to see your New York City property tax history and compare to others. Host / MC: Michael Gold Michael is the Entrepreneur in Residence at NYU's Future Reality Lab where he is commercializing cutting-edge augmented reality technology. His previous work experience includes: - Co-founder & CEO, Holojam; Patented technology for social AR & VR experiences. Sundance 2017 Best VR & SXSW 2017 VR/AR Top 5 Finalist. - Co-founder & CTO, Clubster (acquired 2017); experiential marketing consultant to LG, Starbucks, and Target

Android Study Jams: Info Session
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ABOUT STUDY JAM: Go from beginner to professional Android developer in 6 weeks. In this course you will learn the basics of Android programming. Participants who complete the course (and final project) will receive a certificate from Google, swag, and the potential for joining Google Launchpad (pending app quality). You also get discounts on the Android nanodegree if you choose to continue your Android journey. REGISTRATION: If interested, sign up here: http://bit.ly/gdgny-studyjam2016-cfp (http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2Fgdgny-studyjam2016-cfp&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNE2LfiLKOlvcFmXuUH-zpKIMgfVuw) to participate in the Study Jam. Participation is free. We do expect participants to take the course seriously by completing lessons and projects and participating in study group discussions. Coding experience. No prior coding experience is assumed. However we expect participants to have basic experience with computers (e.g., install software, use browser etc.) and have the ability to create accounts online (e.g., on Udacity and GitHub).

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