We're partnering with two local meetups to have two very exciting Android talks:
Bootstrapping Android Apps with Open Source by Jake Wharton of ActionBarSherlock (http://actionbarsherlock.com/)-fame and employee at Square.
Android Design Challenges and Popular UX Patterns by Suyash Joshi. Suyash works as a cross-platform mobile developer at Oracle.
More details about their talks can be found below.
6:30: Networking and checking in. Snacks and drinks sponsored by our host Pandora! See their job openings (http://www.pandora.com/careers/open-positions).
7:00: Talk One by Jake
"Bootstrapping Android Apps with Open Source"
7:45 : Q & A
8:00 : Talk Two by Suyash
"Android Design Challenges and Popular UX Patterns"
8:45 : Q & A
9:00: Wrap up
Bootstrapping Android Apps with Open Source
As the general quality of Android apps grow, the pressure on developers to deliver an amazing experience also increases. Learn how to empower development by leveraging the efforts of the open source community rather than become overwhelmed under the requirements of a new application.
This talk will highlight a handful of free libraries from Square which will accelerate and simplify app development. The motivations behind each library, its benefits and limitations, and code examples in real-world usages will be covered. At the conclusion of this talk, we will have covered a foundation for building a solid, well-tested application.
Android Design Challenges and popular UX patterns
This talk will cover best practices for designing an app for the Android ecosystem, with OS and Device fragmentation, it is really hard for designers to have a single layout and they have to juggle with designing for different form factors supporting legacy versions of Android. The talk will also showcase some of the popular apps that look beautiful on different versions of Android both for tablet and smartphones.
A big thanks again to our sponsor, Pandora for providing a great location and snacks and drinks for the meetup!