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Android Developer Tools Essentials and Google IO 2014 Highlights by Mike Wolfson

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• 6:30-7:30: Android Developer Tools Essentials and Google IO 2014 Highlights by Mike Wolfson

• 7:30: Raffle

• 7.45PM : Networking event at Aunt Chilada's (, Food/Beer sponsored by our very own PhxMobi.

Topic: Android Developer Tools Essentials and Google IO 2014 Highlights

Mike Wolfson will give overview of the Android Developer Tools (ADT and Android Studio), including many useful techniques, tips and tricks for getting the most out of them.

As with any set of tools, they are only useful if you are able to identify the right tool for the right job, and know how to find it when you need it. This presentation is designed help every Android craftsman (from beginner to expert) learn how to use the basic toolkit to create the best products possible, with the least amount of effort.

He will walk through an Android project that contains a series of pre-configured examples that highlight the capabilities of the ADT. The complete code will be available for download from GitHub so that attendees can follow along, or run the examples themselves at a later time.

He was also on a panel at the Google IO 2014, and will share some of the key highlights from the keynote: Android One, Preview of Android L, Project Tango, Android Auto, Android Wear, Android TV and Google Cast, Google Fit etc.

Can't wait for the highlights, have time to kill for 3 hours, here is the full Google IO Keynote:

Speaker: Mike Wolfson

Mike is a passionate mobile designer/developer working out of Phoenix. He has been working in the software field for more than 15 years, and with Android since its introduction. Currently, he develops Android applications for the health care field, and is a Lead Mobile Developer at Athenahealth\Epocrates. He has a few successful apps in the Market and is an active contributor to the tech community, including organizing the local GDG.

Mike has spoken about Android and mobile development at a variety of conferences and user groups (including Oscon). 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.

Twitter: @mikewolfson