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Android is everywhere and the automobile is no exception. Come checkout Godfrey Nolan's session on the latest advances in Android in automobiles's at the Michigan Google Developers DevFest conference. Godfrey will not only cover the lay of the land, he will cover some samples of working with Ford's and GM's systems. More details at http://michigandevfest.wix.com/devfest2014
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Just added a session on AngularJS by Christopher Smith to the Michigan Google Developer DevFest site. This session sounds great and we are looking forward to checking out AngularJS.
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The Detroit and Ann Arbor Chapters of the Google Developers Group (GDG) are proud to host the second annual Michigan Google Developers DevFest on Saturday, May 17, 2014 in Downtown Detroit.

Following our successful Michigan DevFest in May of 2013, with 75 Android developers in attendance, we are expanding the conference with the addition of a track on Google Web technologies. The conference will consist of a day of workshops and sessions on Google Web Technologies and Android development. We have an all star line up of local presenters and will be adding more very soon. Google has been promoting DevFests worldwide for the past two years (https://developers.google.com/events/devfest/) and they continue to support these grassroots conferences.

Find out more and register for what will be a great day of learning at: http://michigandevfest.wix.com/devfest2014

Or to just visit the registration site: http://goo.gl/ZyTKfo
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2014 Future Plans and Summary for the Detroit GDG

2014 has shaped up to be an exciting year for the Detroit GDG.

We planned to kick off the action in 2014 with a January talk by Godfrey Nolan, the author of the newly published book, Android Best Practices. Unfortunately old man winter caused a deep freeze in Detroit in January and we had to move the talk to Feb 12, 2014. 

On Feb 25, 2014 we hosted a Dart Flight School. This was our first meeting where we participated in a code lab and all involved found it a great way to learn. 

On March 25, 2014, we are looking forward to hosting Dave Strenski who will be presenting on High Performance Computing. Dave is currently an Applications Analyst for Cray Inc. http://www.cray.com, which designs and manufactures high performance computers. He is widely published and a veteran speaker.

Coming in early spring (May timeframe) we plan on collaborating with the GDG Ann Arbor for our Second Annual Michigan DevFest. We are planning on attendance of 100-150 developers for this event. We hope to fill between 2-3 tracks with sessions on Android and Google Web related technologies.

Some of the topics we are looking to cover later this year include starting your own Startup, OpenGL and Android, and hosting a Go codelab. 

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2013 Summary for the Detroit GDG 

2013 was a big year for the Detroit GDG. We worked with the Ann Arbor GDG to host the first ever Michigan DevFest on May 23, 2013. This was an all day event held in the historic M@dison building in downtown Detroit. There were multiple speakers on Android development and we hosted close to 80 developers for the day.

Our attendance at the GDG Leaders Summit in 2013 and involvement with Google I/O helped us (Nathan Hughes and Don Ward) both grow as leaders.

On our meetup.com site (http://goo.gl/5zo58d), we broke past the 300 members milestone and held events in 2013 with record attendance. A big thanks to all of the presenters and volunteers who made the following events a reality:

February 28, 2013 - The Android Accessory Development Kit presented by Terry May

June 6, 2013 - The Google I/O Experience in a Nutshell presented by Don Ward

July 25, 2013 - The Google Web Toolkit in Practice presented by Alex Boyd

September 19, 2013 - Build and Test to Prosperity in Android presented by Mat Stollman and Don Ward

November 14, 2013 - Build yourself a social network in 90 minutes presented by Nathan Dotz

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2013 was a big year for the Detroit GDG . We put on our first DevFest in May 2013. This was an all day event with multiple speakers on Android development and roughly 80 members in attendance.

Our attendance at the GDG Leaders Summit in 2013 and involvement with Google I/O helped us (Nathan Hughes and Don Ward) both grow as leaders.

On our meetup.com site (http://goo.gl/5zo58d), we broke past the 300 members milestone and have held events in 2013 with record attendance. 

Some of the highlights for the group for the year include being part of the planning team for the GDG Waterloo DevFest as well as holding successful events on Android Testing, Android Build Tools and Building a Social Network in 90 minutes using Scala and the Play framework.

GDG Detroit has hosted a number of exciting events in 2014 and has some exciting ones planned. 

We planned to kick off the action in 2014 with a January talk by Godfrey Nolan, the author of the newly published book, Android Best Practices. Unfortunately old man winter caused a deep freeze in Detroit in January and we had to move the talk to Feb 12, 2014. 

On Feb 25, 2014 we are excited to be hosting a Dart Flight School. We will be hosting a code lab and are looking forward to hacking on and learning some new code with our group.

In March 2014, we are looking forward to hosting Dave Strenski who will be presenting on High Performance Computing. Dave is currently an Applications Analyst for Cray Inc. http://www.cray.com, which designs and manufactures high performance computers. He is widely published and a veteran speaker.

Coming in early spring we plan on collaborating with the GDG Ann Arbor for our Second Annual DevFest. We are planning on attendance of 100-150 developers for this event. We hope to fill between 2-3 tracks with sessions on Android and Google Web related technologies.

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Ever experience the difficulties of trying to write concurrent code in Android? Come check out Sean O'Neil's talk on RxJava to learn how to use it to solve some of your concurrency problems. Only at the Michigan Google Developers DevFest 2014 Conference. Find out more at: http://michigandevfest.wix.com/devfest2014
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Excited to check out Calvin Bushor's session on Designing APIs at the upcoming Michigan Google Developers Devfest. Check it out at http://michigandevfest.wix.com/devfest2014#!sessions/c12b8
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Does High Performance Computing sound exciting and cool to you? Want to learn more about what it is and it's applications? Dave Strenski, from Cray Inc., has offered to tell our group about the exciting things happening in the realm of HPC and what Cray is doing to push the limits of this exciting field.

This presentation will give a brief history of HPC technologies, and dive into the details of HPC technologies that are popular today, including: parallel shared file systems, accelerators like FPGAs, GPGPUs, and many core processors, and also touch on how HPC is migrating into the Big Data market space with custom semantic database and Hadoop machines.

About Dave Strenski

Dave has degrees in Surveying, Civil and Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech http://www.mtu.edu. Currently he works as an Applications Analyst for Cray Inc. http://www.cray.com, which designs and manufactures high performance computers. His publications include works in the areas of parallel computing, numerical consistency http://papers.sae.org/971520, genomic data searching algorithms http://www.plantphysiol.org/content/138/3/1457, Field Programmable Gate Arrays tinyurl.com/fpga-ft-pt-2010, and was issued a patent (6904395) on a meshing algorithm for threaded fasteners. As a hobby, Dave plays with solar power and founded SolarYpsi.org which was feature in a Google Search video Dave Strenski New Energy for Detroit which has been viewed by a ¼ million people.

About Cray

Cray started in the High Performance Computing (HPC) business back in 1972 http://www.cray.com/Assets/PDF/about/CrayTimeline.pdf with the Cray-1 system installed at Los Alamos National Laboratory. It boasted a world-record speed of 160 million floating-point operations per second (160 megaflops) and an 8 megabyte main memory. Today Cray continues to lead the HPC market and currently has the second fastest machine, Titan http://www.olcf.ornl.gov/titan, in the world with 27 petaflops (27,000,000,000,000 floating-point operations per second) installed at OakRidge National Laboratory.

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Doors will open at 6:30pm with the presentation starting around 7pm. Food and beverages will arrive at 6:30pm.

Unfortunately, we can not validate parking for this event. 
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Does High Performance Computing sound exciting and cool to you? Want to learn more about what it is and it's applications? Dave Strenski, from Cray Inc., has offered to tell our group about the exciting things happening in the realm of HPC and how Cray Computers is pushing the limits in this field.

When: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: Quicken Loans Chase Building, 635 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI
Cost: FREE!

RSVP at: http://www.meetup.com/Detroit-Google-Developers-Group/events/162836772/
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The Google Developer Group (GDG) for Google Enthusiasts in the Motor City.
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Google Developer Group (GDG) Detroit meets on the last Thursday of the month at the Quicken Loans Headquarters in downtown Detroit, Michigan. The typical meeting format is to meet and eat from 6:30pm till 7:00pm. From 7:00pm onwards we typically have a guest presenter who presents on any topic related to a Google technology that may be of interest to our membership.

Membership is free and open to all.