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Setting up for Android Development

  • Jul 20, 2015 · 6:00 PM
  • Google Kirkland

Please join two women technologists Ana Redmond and Margaret Maynard-Reid for a hands-on code lab. We will help you get started with Android development and debugging, and create your first Android app!


Coders and learners of any ability are welcome: 

• Developers who want to get started with Android 

• Testers who need to load android apps from IDE to Android device to test

• PMs who need to load android apps from IDE to Android device to track

• Students who are learning or planning to learn android via online course


We will help you set up Android-Studio, run and debug your first android app, and start making changes to it. We will provide step-by-step instructions. As UW instructors, we know this is the toughest step for most people to get started with Android development. Many unforeseen problems happen. We will have coaches to help with setup problems.


You must bring your own Laptop. Minimum 4GB RAM is recommended to run Android-Studio + emulator. The laptop can be Windows, Mac or Linux. Running and debugging your app on an android device is much faster, so, bring one if you have it. It doesn’t have to be a Google Play device, Kindle Fire’s work too. You will also need a micro-USB to USB connector for connecting the phone/tablet/fire device to laptop. We will help setup an emulator on your laptop so actual Android devices are not required, although preferred.


Space is limited so please keep your RSVP updated so that others can attend. We may repeat this event in the future if turns out to be in popular demand.  


We need 3-5 Android developers to help out as coaches. If you can help, please post in the comments below. Coaches will need to -

• Answer beginner questions patiently

• Help with adb, device, and IDE setup

• Collaborate with other coaches

Seattle folks: there is a repeat of the same event on 7/27 at Google Fremont.

Schedule:

• 6:00 Networking & Pizza  

• 6:30 Demo of Setup

• 6:45 Code Lab

• 8:xx: Q&A

Code lab instructions are at 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1msSU_NbMQb64-FONs5fVioeyPX8dAaZAq6GdY0kDmIA/pub

Our meeting is held in building A (room KIR-6THA-1-Black Stars).  When you arrive you can park in a guest parking spot.  I suggest the West entrance to the building as that's where we usually set up registration.


There is easy bus service to the Google Kirkland campus as well - Metro 255, 245 and Sound Transit 540 stop here.

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  • Kim C.

    Thank you Margaret I will keep an eye out for it. Have a good weekend.

    June 19, 2015

    • loiy

      Hi Margaret and Ann

      July 21, 2015

    • loiy

      if you need Android developer for Seattle 7/27 meeting .I can help.

      July 21, 2015

  • Margaret M.

    Thanks everyone for attending and thanks to those who helped with organizing and coaching! Getting started is often the hardest part and we hope this is the catalyst for you to continue with Android development.

    July 21, 2015

  • Vinh T.

    This definitely exceeded my expectations. I brought my son (first time I did that) knowing this session is being taught by UW professors. I was most pleased that they actually bring 3 coaches to help. This is a rare treat. Thank you Ana, Margaret and coaches.

    July 20, 2015

  • Yonas B.

    ahh missed this one

    July 20, 2015

  • Mary

    Excellent!

    July 20, 2015

  • JohnC.

    Excellent.

    July 20, 2015

  • Faramak

    Thanks.

    July 20, 2015

  • Sara

    Thank your for the informative demo! I appreciate the teachers taking time out of their day to help us out :)

    July 20, 2015

  • Ana

    Attendees please fill out the survey at the end - http://goo.gl/forms/bnwydYDyS4

    July 20, 2015

  • Ashwini K M

    Hi,
    I was super excited to attend the meet up and was hoping that I could get out of work just in time. Looks like I'm stuck here for another hour or so. :(
    Hope to join the one on Seattle next week.
    Have fun!
    Thanks,
    Ash

    July 20, 2015

  • Kim C.

    Thanks Mike, am signed up WHOOHOO

    July 20, 2015

  • Kim C.

    Will this event be hosted in Seattle too?

    1 · June 18, 2015

    • Margaret M.

      Yes we will repeat the same event in Seattle in the future.

      3 · June 19, 2015

    • Mike K.

      The Seattle event is on July 27 (1 week from today).

      1 · July 20, 2015

  • Alex

    Is this a good forum to ask some basic mobile app development questions before I dive into the details?

    1 · July 19, 2015

  • Yesh

    Got into same meetup at Fremont so just gave up my spot at Kirkland.

    2 · July 18, 2015

    • Ana

      Thanks.

      July 18, 2015

  • Brenden W.

    Do you have a minimum SDK level that attendees should be prepared for?

    July 15, 2015

    • Ana

      Hi, Brenden,

      July 15, 2015

    • Ana

      Instructions are coming soon. The installation will be min JDK 7. Min SDK targeted is API level 15 (4.0.3, ICS)

      July 15, 2015

  • Brenden W.

    I can help coach

    2 · July 12, 2015

    • Ana

      Yes, please. We'll have separate badges for coaches. We'll see you at 6 at Google Kirkland.

      July 13, 2015

  • Arka

    Are you still looking for help coaching? I would love to pitch in here - I'm fairly new to Android Studio (my last company was very slow to migrate over from Eclipse) but feel comfortable setting it up, setting adb up, finding the developer settings in various flavors of Android, and so on. :-)

    Let me know - also posting this for the other date, since I'd be available for both.

    2 · July 12, 2015

    • Ana

      Yes, please. We'll have separate badges for coaches. We'll see you at 6 at Google Kirkland.

      1 · July 13, 2015

  • Kim C.

    Thank you for the update Margaret, I just signed up for the workshop.

    June 23, 2015

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