Well it sure has been a while! So we decided to schedule a bunch of events, hackathons and more to ramp things up again.
We've planned the following events in the upcoming weeks, months ahead:
March 22nd: Startup Weekend Pre-Event
Google through GDG are global sponsors of Startup Weekend, a wonderful event where you can take ideas into fully-fledged startups over a weekend. At this pre-event you'll discover more about Google APIs, get the low-down on what's possible and how, to arm you for the event ahead
March 28th: Chrome, A Developer's Best Friend
Join Michael Mahemoff, former Google Chrome advocate and creator of Player FM, as he guides us through how Chrome can improve the web development experience. Discover all devtools has to offer to diagnose errors and fine-tune your web apps and APIs. Learn the hidden benefits of user profiles and mobile debugging. Chrome is the world's most popular browser and for developers, you'll soon realise it should be yours too!
April 3rd (Tentative): What's new in Google Maps
Google Maps team have been busy with a number of updates that we'd like to share. From changes to mobile to advancements in visualisations, we'll do our best to cover it all. Are you a map developer and have insights to share? Present at the lightning talk!
April 12th: Startup Weekend
Entrepreneurs, designers and developers get together over a weekend to build something awesome. With some awesome prizes and instant worldwide recognition, this is your chance to make your dreams reality. GDG will be on hand to give mentoring to groups using Google technologies
May 18th: Google I/O Live Stream from San Francisco
Join us at an absurd hour as we live stream events occuring at Google I/O. We'll be connecting with groups and special guests to chat, gossip while we dissect the new product and platform announcements. Genuinely awesomely fun :)
HOW YOU CAN HELP, GET INVOLVED AND GET NOTICED We are always keen to hear developers share their stories by delivering a five-minute Lightning Talk. So take the stage, get involved!
Whew! So lots of events, hackathons and partying ahead. Get ready for a wicked 2013 with Google Developer Group Melbourne!! :)
Ps. Special shout out to co-organiser Tony Brooks from Feynbrook for helping sponsor catering and the team at York Butter Factory for hosting us