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October Meetup at Facebook

  • Oct 19, 2015 · 6:15 PM
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- RSVPs close Friday 10/16, 3pm.
- Facebook requires guest check-in by full name so update your 
meetup.com profile if your name is incomplete. Directions here

- Please arrive early to allow extra time for lobby check-in.

Droidcon NYC chaos has finally settled down aaand... we're back! Back to bringing Android talks and of course, pizza (we know you've missed it).

Our talks...

"More about databases and ORMs than you wanted to know about," by Kevin Galligan, President of touchlab (a short Droidcon UK preview talk) 

"How We Approach Internationalization at Meetup" by Michael Castleman, Lead Android Engineer at Meetup. Michael will share what his team has learned over the past years trying to get Meetup (and especially their Android app) working well for people outside of the big English-speaking countries. He'll talk about their localization process (and why we stopped using Google's app translation service), strategies for avoiding layout issues (with some examples of embarrassing ones), date & time formatting, sorting (which turns out not to even be computable for some languages), and why all this localization work still isn't enough. Plus he'll try to share some numbers from Meetup's recent launch in Japanese.


"How Do We Show All This Stuff" by Liam Spradlin, mobile designer at touchlab.
He'll talk about information density vs. hierarchy, why white space isn't wasted space, and dealing with showing too much data. 


"Sympli: Collaboration for Designers and Developers" by 
Max Ignatyev, Founder of Sympli 
As we all know, designers and developers speak very different languages.  Max Ignatyev was the lead Developer on the Washington Post app and had issues going back and forth between designers (trying to figure out where files where, what colors were used, distances, etc.) and it would take hours for him to get this information, having no way to efficiently communicate with other people on his team. In order to overcome that, he actually created Sympli, which functions as a plugin for Photoshop, Sketch, Xcode and Android Studio, and also has a web app so that that back and forth communication and sharing would happen in 1-click.


We also have news about NYC Big Apps – Opportunity to win $25K:
NYC is awarding $25K to a solution to improve the way New Yorkers experience living in NYC. We already use connected devices to count our steps, sleep and calories. How can we leverage the same technologies (or new ones) to measure what it means to live in the City that never sleeps? Imagine a way for residents to measure the noise levels, air quality or sidewalk traffic outside of their home.

Submit your idea online by October 14th: 
http://bigapps.nyc/p/ 
Questions? Email 
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Many thanks to our sponsor, Facebook!


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  • Jose Gabriel L.

    Do you get to meet people that are hiring android devs?

    October 21, 2015

  • Sam S.

    Meetup was good, nice presentations. Kudos to Facebook for the nice hospitality and beautiful space.

    On the other hand, I wasn't too impressed with the Facebook team's lack of an answer to the question "What ORM does Facebook's Android app use, or do you roll their own?" Is it too late to get an answer for that one? "We're not allowed to tell you that" is an acceptable answer too, no pressure. "I'm not on that team" isn't very helpful though.

    October 21, 2015

    • Nick H.

      Sorry, the question caught us a bit flat-footed. We weren't trying to be evasive, just didn't have a good answer on hand since our team focuses on the feed UI layer.

      Here are some blog posts that I hope answer your question:

      https://code.facebook....­

      https://code.facebook....­

      5 · October 21, 2015

    • Sam S.

      Thanks Nick. Interesting articles :)

      2 · October 21, 2015

  • George S.

    Running late, will I be able to enter if I have already RSVP'd?

    October 19, 2015

  • Chrissie C.

    The Rsvp is closed. Can I still show up?

    October 19, 2015

    • Olivia L.

      Hey Chrissie, I'm sorry but their security will be checking names here.

      October 19, 2015

    • Chrissie C.

      I missed the RSVP deadline. Ok. Next time then

      October 19, 2015

  • ROldany ROsa de J.

    Had work to do, freed up my RSVP

    October 19, 2015

  • Michaël Alexandre W.

    How do we know if we are on the waitlist?

    October 19, 2015

  • Jared B.

    Too much work to do, freed up my RSVP. Have fun people!

    October 19, 2015

  • Eric M.

    Hi, I'm on the waitlist for today's meetup. I was wondering if I should show up? Thanks!

    October 19, 2015

    • Olivia L.

      Hey guys, wish we could but I sent the list of names this morning to Facebook security. They won't let anyone in who wasn't RSVP'ed as Yes as of 11am this morning :/ Sorry! Jose, it's free.

      October 19, 2015

    • Jose Gabriel L.

      Oh i see

      October 19, 2015

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