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GDG Atlanta is a group for lovers of Google Technology
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Get excited Android L developer preview is here!
Google has posted the Android 'L' preview factory images for Nexus 5 + Nexus 7! http://phon.es/6q02
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Android Wear is Google's new Smart Watch API.

Big THANK YOU to Big Nerd Ranch for hosting this event! They are also providing a swag bag for the first 25 attendees to show up! Check them out here: http://www.bignerdranch.com/  

This is a workshop on Android Wear design and development followed by a Mini Hackathon.

You don't need an android wear device to get started! Just bring your smartphone and your computer. Feel free to come to just the presentations.

IMPORTANT!!!!

To be ready for the code lab please:  
- Bring a laptop and an android phone or tablet if you have one  

-If you haven’t already, download and install Android Studio:  
+Subscribe to be a beta tester 
= https://developer.android.com/preview/google-play-services-wear.html

+ Download Android Studio from  
= http://developer.android.com/sdk/installing/studio.html

+ Install Android Studio:  
= http://developer.android.com/sdk/installing/studio.html#Installing

Schedule:

1:30 - Pizza and setup

2:00 - Android Wear Design - A presentation on designing apps for smart watches.

2:30 - Android Wear Development - A talk about what you need to do to get hacking.

3:00 - 5:00 Mini Hackathon -Code your heart out by yourself or with a team. Start building you own android wear application!

5:30 - ? "Chill n Hangout" at Ration and Dram Bar

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GDG Garage is an hands-on, hyperlocal & regular meeting of developers.

Hands-on means that there is no speaker. People come and work together in small groups — on whatever they feel like. Hyperlocal means it’s a neighborhood thing. If you need to travel a long way to a GDG Garage, you are doing it wrong, and you should create your own. Regular means it happens bi-weekly or more often.

Think of GDG Garage as a D&D session, but instead of dice and sheets of paper, you have laptops and code.

Or think of it as a local gym, but instead of excercising muscles, you excercise your coding skills.

Four Principles

1 — Nobody is perfect

It’s okay to ask for a code review or for help when you’re stuck.
It’s not okay to mock someone for not knowing something.

2 — Try something new

Get out of your comfort zone. Are you a JavaScript guru? Say hello to malloc(). Are you a backend guy? Here’s a couple of UX components.
It’s easy to diss another programming language or development approach. It’s much more difficult (and useful) to actually learn something about it.

3 — Work in small groups

Don’t work alone (you don’t need a GDG Garage for that).
Don’t work in larger groups (5+ people) — it’s not effective.
[http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/is-your-team-too-big-too-small-whats-the-right-number-2/]

4 — Share your knowledge

Helping someone with their problem usually means you get to improve your own skills.
A little help today can lead to a huge collaboration in the future.

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GDG Garage is an hands-on, hyperlocal & regular meeting of developers.

Hands-on means that there is no speaker. People come and work together in small groups — on whatever they feel like. Hyperlocal means it’s a neighborhood thing. If you need to travel a long way to a GDG Garage, you are doing it wrong, and you should create your own. Regular means it happens bi-weekly or more often.

Think of GDG Garage as a D&D session, but instead of dice and sheets of paper, you have laptops and code.

Or think of it as a local gym, but instead of excercising muscles, you excercise your coding skills.

Four Principles

1 — Nobody is perfect

It’s okay to ask for a code review or for help when you’re stuck.
It’s not okay to mock someone for not knowing something.

2 — Try something new

Get out of your comfort zone. Are you a JavaScript guru? Say hello to malloc(). Are you a backend guy? Here’s a couple of UX components.
It’s easy to diss another programming language or development approach. It’s much more difficult (and useful) to actually learn something about it.

3 — Work in small groups

Don’t work alone (you don’t need a GDG Garage for that).
Don’t work in larger groups (5+ people) — it’s not effective.
[http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/is-your-team-too-big-too-small-whats-the-right-number-2/]

4 — Share your knowledge

Helping someone with their problem usually means you get to improve your own skills.
A little help today can lead to a huge collaboration in the future.

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We are now Co-hosting Freeside Programming Team.

This event is different from most events in that is is really focused on difficult programming problems and becoming great coders.

Freeside Programming Team is a group about getting together to learn and practice advanced programming techniques with pizza!

Every meetup we go over different advanced programming topics, IE:

Sorting Algorithms, Data Structures, Knapsack Problems, Traveling Salesman, Learning Algorithms, Flow Networks, Combinatorics, Graph Theory, and whatever else you might be interested in!

 

This meetup’s topic is:

Big O Notation and an overview of some algorithm classes.

We will introduce everyone to Big O notation, why it matters, and how to calculate it. Then we will talk about what algorithm classes are out there and what they can do. This should help us map out what topics we will want to cover in future meetups.

 

Schedule:

2:00 - 2:30 = Introduce a cool programming topic

2:30 - 5:30 = Casual Programming Competition!

5:30 - 6:00 = Review/Present solutions

 

This meetup is aimed at new/mid level to expert level programmers to help better everyone’s skills.

The programming competition  can be done in teams or individually. There will be a set of problems with a full spread of difficulty. The set will also try to help everyone practice the covered topic. Currently we are planning on being able to auto-judge C, C++, Java, Python, and Ruby. (Message us if you have don’t use any of the above and have another language)

 
We will have a donation can there to help with pizza and to help Freeside keep the lights on for events like this. It would be sweet if you could help out.

Extra Direction Help:
http://wiki.freesideatlanta.org/fs/Detailed_Directions

This event is also listed here
http://www.meetup.com/Freeside-Atlanta

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We had an excellent Google Glass talk last night!
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Didn't get tickets to Google I/O?
We have you covered!
I/O Extended Atlanta- Meetup http://buff.ly/1pJp2iB

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Meetup event here
http://www.meetup.com/gdg-atlanta/events/186431392/


Didn't get a ticket to Google I/O? Its going to be alright.

(https://www.google.com/events/io
We are hosting a Google I/O Extended event!

(Note we don't get the sweet swag that I/O attendees receive)


• Watch the Google I/O keynote

• Geek out about Google and Whatever crazy stuff they release this year.

•  Eat Pizza!


After the keynote you can -

• Watch some more of I/O talks with us and

• Hack on whatever new stuff is available.


If we end up getting a huge group for this we will try to find a larger space.

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