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This month we will meet at +Hapara - Powering Google Apps again. We are likely to have a general discussion around the announcements at IO14.

We look forward to seeing you there and hearing your thoughts!
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Thu, July 3, 6:30 PM GMT+12
228 Queen St

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Hi all, attendance has been a bit low at the past two meetups and we are wondering why.

Are people not getting notifications about the events? Are the topics not interesting? Are you bored with the group? Something else?

Please let us know in the comments below.
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Yes! We'll be meeting at +Hapara - Powering Google Apps again this month.

I imagine the plan will be to talk over some of the news that has come out of IO14.
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This month +Julius Spencer will talk about connecting Android to Chromecast, and +John Graves will give a practical introduction to Google Cloud Platform.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!
GDG Auckland May Meetup
Thu, May 1, 2:30 AM
Julius Spencer & Associates, Level 1 The Data Center, 220 Queen St, Auckland, New Zealand

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+Doug Johnstone just passed this on that may be of interest to designers in our community:
This may be of interest to the meetup team as a project for some who are interested.

http://www.app4ir.ird.govt.nz
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Summary of Activities for GDG Auckland 2013

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, +Simon Buxton  gave talk on testing and Guava. There was also talk about Google IO and Google Glass.

For April, +Paul Hutchison  demonstrated some basic Android programming using the open source Zebra Paint code, and talked about market validation for startups and new products.  +Logan Maire  gave a presentation about making money from mobile apps, iOS versus Android, and ads versus paid apps.

May had +Dennis Sosnoski showing us a demo of his file transfer application which is a follow on from the last time he presented. 

In June +Vandan Patel  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 +Jerome Mouton from +GDG Berlin pop in for a presentation on "AppEngine and why it is the perfect platform for a web startup".

In August +Hapara - Powering Google Apps  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 +Dennis Sosnoski  showing the new Chromecast and Nexus 7 (2014). In addition +John Graves  gave a quick talk on Polymer and using widgets in web apps. Finally +Julius Spencer  started a brief discussion on using ActionBarCompat in your Android apps.

In October, +Robert King presented on AngularJS and took us through building a single page web application. +Simon Buxton  ran through a full desktop linux install on a phone. +Paul Hutchison 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 +Phil Barrett visiting with his equipment and experiences to share with us. Thanks to Hapara for hosting this one!


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This month +Paul Hutchison will talk about the new exciting announcement from Googlerola's Advanced Technology and Projects Group: Project Tango!
https://www.google.com/atap/projecttango/

+Richard Foster will also talk about Android Studio and Gradle.
http://tools.android.com/tech-docs/new-build-system/user-guide#TOC-Why-Gradle-

Looking forward to seeing you all after our summer Hiatus!
GDG Auckland March Meetup
Thu, March 6, 12:30 AM
The Data Center, Level 1, 220 Queen Street, Auckland, New Zealand

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I'm thinking .... something to do with sensors, and 3d cameras!
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Hi Everyone! I'm trying to see if there is enough interest to want a place where we can all congregate and watch Google I/O together! If you're keen please sign up here and share it with your friends! The event is open to anyone! I know its on facebook but its the easiest way to reach people still unfortunately!  #io14extended

https://www.facebook.com/events/727959977262697/?context=create&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming&source=49
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This month we will be at Hapara, two buildings up from our usual location at The Data Center.

+Robert King will talk about the Go language, an exciting, relatively new language developed by Google.

+Julius Spencer will give a followup to last month's talk on his Chromecast project, having now finished the integration.

Looking forward to seeing everyone!
GDG Auckland June Meetup
Thu, June 5, 2:30 AM
Hapara, Level 1, 228 Queen St, Auckland, New Zealand

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The month +Julius Spencer and/or his associates will talk about Android Wear, the recently announced Android platform for watches and other wearables!

+Simon Buxton will also give a brief overview of last weeks Google Cloud Platform announcements.
GDG Auckland April Meetup
Thu, April 3, 1:30 AM
Julius Spencer & Associates, Level 1 The Data Center, 220 Queen St, Auckland

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That is a sweet image.
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Future Plans 2014

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.

#gdg   #2014
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With Thursday being a holiday and people going away (and nothing arranged yet) we've decided not to have an event this month.  Please let people know (especially those not in the community).

+Richard Foster is planning to present in March though so we'll see you then.
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December's GDG will be hosted by Hapara and should allow for a fair amount of time to catch up with other members of GDG Auckland.

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.
GDG Auckland December Meetup
Thu, December 5, 2013, 12:30 AM
Hapara, Level 1, 228 Queen St, Auckland, New Zealand

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Sorry missed it, had a function on that night.
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Google Developer Groups Auckland
We are a group of (mostly Android) developers, designers and enthusiasts who meet monthly to talk about software development, the latest news and trends and to share what we have created with others.  Formerly known as Androids in Auckland and Auckland GTUG, we have now completed rebranding as one of Google's new GDG chapters.

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.

Organisers: Paul Hutchison, Julius Spencer, Simon Buxton

Disclaimer: GDG Auckland is an independent group; our activities and the opinions expressed on this +Page should in no way be linked to Google, the corporation.