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Looking forward to seeing you all there!
2013 was a full year with a meeting every month except January, when almost everyone is at the beach.
In February we had chapter developers showing off some of the apps they were working on to help inspire us all to get that idea out of our head, into some code and on the market.
In March, gave talk on testing and Guava. There was also talk about Google IO and Google Glass.
For April, demonstrated some basic Android programming using the open source Zebra Paint code, and talked about market validation for startups and new products. gave a presentation about making money from mobile apps, iOS versus Android, and ads versus paid apps.
May had showing us a demo of his file transfer application which is a follow on from the last time he presented.
In June presented his Tyke project involving Arduino, Android and some hardware. We also had some discussion around IO. Tony Kong from Hapara managed to get a ticket and gave us an idea of what went down.
For July we had Tony Kong from Hapara is taking us through some of the interesting work they're doing in education using App Engine.
Mid July we were lucky to have from pop in for a presentation on "AppEngine and why it is the perfect platform for a web startup".
In August hosted us and gave us a run down on what it's like to go through a San Francisco incubator.
September had some new equipment with showing the new Chromecast and Nexus 7 (2014). In addition gave a quick talk on Polymer and using widgets in web apps. Finally started a brief discussion on using ActionBarCompat in your Android apps.
In October, presented on AngularJS and took us through building a single page web application. ran through a full desktop linux install on a phone. also gave a run through on Google Helpouts!
November was all about the Auckland School of Engineering's special interest in parallel processing and its application in Java and Android.
December was a social gathering centring around Google Glass. We had visiting with his equipment and experiences to share with us. Thanks to Hapara for hosting this one!
will also talk about Android Studio and Gradle.
Looking forward to seeing you all after our summer Hiatus!
will talk about the Go language, an exciting, relatively new language developed by Google.
will give a followup to last month's talk on his Chromecast project, having now finished the integration.
Looking forward to seeing everyone!
will also give a brief overview of last weeks Google Cloud Platform announcements.
This year GDG Auckland is looking to continue as it did in 2013 with a growth in new topics and businesses using Google technologies to help grow the community of the members.
We are hoping to see some more members visit from other chapters around the world. In addition we are still encouraging more members to contribute.
We have yet to finalise any plans for hack-a-thons or other events out of the standard monthly meetings.
is planning to present in March though so we'll see you then.
In addition, fellow GDGer Phil Barrett from GDG Stockholm will be joining us with Google Glass. Come along and try the Google Glass experience.
Note the different location! The entrance to Hapara's building is next to Burger King, which is next door to the Data Centre building.
Meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month, starting with casual discussion at 6:30pm and a formal presentation starting at 7pm. All are welcome - please RSVP on our Meetup site if you would like to attend. Information on current and past meetings, venue and other contact information is also available there.