2013 was a big year for GDG Oslo. We are now have more than 630 members, and are among the biggest meetup groups in Oslo. Here's a quick summary of our #gdg
#2013 activities:January meetup:
For the first meetup in 2013 we had two presentations.
We started with a presentation from Uwe Kubosch, where he presented the Ruboto project. Ruboto is “Ruby on Java on Android”, and lets developers write JRuby code and compile it to run on the DalvikVM.
Gaël Pouzerate is the maker of the hugely popular GreenPower battery saver app for Android. He presented his experiences, and his recommendations on how to reach millions of downloads in the Play Store, and make a living out of developing apps.
The March meetup was a collaboration with another meetup group here in Oslo, named Mobile Meetup. Marie Schweiz came all the way from Germany to talk Android design April meetup:
For the April meetup, game development was in focus. Jerome Lacoste, developer of the algebra game DragonBox talked about his experiences doing cross-platform game development, Unity and what it is like to work for a startup. In addition, Ole Andreas Jordet from Krillbite joined us to talk about how they got 250,000$ funding through Kickstarter for their game “Among The Sleep”.
The May meetup was all about Google I/O. In FINN’s offices we hosted a Google I/O Extended party, with 117 attendees.
In June we were asked by the Google DevRels team if we wanted to participate in an Android App Clinic, to which we of course answered yes. The apps presented ranged from Poker playing apps to an app from the Norwegian Railways NSB, who all got thoroughly reviewed by Googlers Reto Meier, Ian Ni-Lewis and Roman Nurik.
Links:GDG App Clinic - OsloJuly and August:
Everybody needs vacation to charge their batteries. In July and August we charged our batteries :)September meetup:
In October we were joined by Claus Sørensen and zoogler Geir Engdahl. Claus gave an introduction to Node.JS, while Geir talked about how he has built his startup SkyLib using Google technologies.
For the last meetup of the year the startup Appear.in presented their video conversation service, and how they built it using WebRTC.