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We're trying something new at the April meetup. One room will have a talk on writing Android apps in Kotlin. The other room will have a talk on Functional Reactive Programming using JavaScript.

Most of our members are either Android developers or JavaScript developers but each meetup is usually geared towards one group or the other. This month we're teaming up with the Austin Droids to have a meetup with two tracks.

Come to the talk you're interested in and meet local developers from both disciplines before and after.

Kotlin for Android

Jim Baca will be presenting on Kotlin, the new popular JVM language for faster easier Android development. Kotlin has now reached version 1.0. It is recommended by Jake Wharton and used by a number of companies including Prezi, GMC and 3D Robotics.

This presentation covers:
1) Why language choice matters
2) Kotlin syntax
3) Benefits of Kotlin

Jim has been an Android developer since 2010 working on different android apps in different fields such as entertainment, WiFi hardware management, video system surveillance and management, solar hardware installation and reporting.  He actively publishes articles pertaining to Android such as http://blog.jimbaca.com/2016/03/28/exploring-tiles-in-android-n-preview-release/ and 
http://blog.jimbaca.com/2016/03/07/go-with-the-flow-handling-configuration-changes-with-flow/

Functional Reactive Programming by Example

Ryan Vice will show how to get up to speed on FRP and one-way data flows. The talk includes an introduction to FRP using RXJS and a comparison of three implementations of the same app. One implements Flux in React using Redux. The second uses RXJS and the third uses Bacon. The comparison will highlight the benefits of FRP over Flux.

Ryan is a software consultant with 16 years experience. He is founder of Vice Software LLC, a consulting company specializing in practical modern web development. He is the author of two books on architecture and programming including "Mastering React" (Packt Publishing Feb 2016).
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Vote for the Google Maps team to bring their Code the Road bus to Austin!

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We're hitting the road on another U.S. cross-country road trip to visit developer communities. Where are we headed? You tell us. Sure, Google Maps has been at the forefront of bringing simple and comprehensive maps to billions of users, but it's developers like you who bring maps to life.
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Isomorphic rendering is the go-to approach for fast page loads with JavaScript-heavy apps. The more functionality of the application you want to implement on both sides, the more odd struggles you'll find.

In this presentation Tenor demonstrates the common techniques and approaches to having high-functionality isomorphic apps (with a focus on Flux/React). This includes topics like routers, dependency resolvers, flux-like frameworks and techniques for web asset packaging and delivery.
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Interested in writing ES6 or already doing it? Do you transpile with Babel or some other tool? This month is about using ES6 & 7.

Richard Anaya is presenting on the new language features of ES6 & 7. We're following that with short presentations from other members talking about their experience with transpiling tools, workflows, patterns, gotchas, etc. If you're interested in sharing your experience, contact +Daniel Parker and we'll reserve a slot for you.

This is a joint event with the Austin JavaScript meetup group. See you Thursday.
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Arboretum/Domain is great area for meet ups.
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Discuss your favorite topics from the Google I/O conference and hear other people's picks. Also experience the cardboard VR goggles given out to conference attendees. This is a good way to find out about new things you may have missed.
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Matt Wear is back to talk about writing Android Apps in Kotlin. Last time Matt spoke he showed us how to build an Android Wear app that called his mom (literally, her phone number was included in the sample code). Now he's coming to talk about Kotlin. This will be fun.

Description from the speaker:

"A few months ago I started a rewrite project for a client, and they agreed to let me use Kotlin despite the fact I had never written anything substantial in the language prior. I thought it would be fun to learn something new, but was surprised by how much more productive this new tool made me. In this talk you will learn about Kotlin, my experience writing a real production app in it, and why you should give it serious consideration.

Kotlin is a language developed by JetBrains for the JVM. It includes language features such as lambdas, data classes, extension methods and null safety, that will make even the best developer write more accurate, easier to read and maintain code. I plan to give everyone a working understanding of the syntax, features, risks and most importantly what I learned from building a production app in Kotlin."

RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/gdgaustin/events/220922956/
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There are 1.4 billion android users in the world, want to learn how to tap this market? Then join us for a 90 minute live-streamed Android developer event on Feb 4 at 3 PM PDT from wherever you are! Katherine Kuan, Lyla Fujiwara and Frank van Puffelen will show you how to start developing on android, give you insider tips and answer questions, Live! They will also show you how take android courses completely free of charge and how to get 1 on 1 help from android facilitators. #StudyJamsLive #devstudyjam #GDG #Google

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Learn the ins and outs of web components at this month's GDG meetup. Corey Butler will explain how to work with "raw" web component technology including Shadow DOM and Custom Elements. Corey will be followed by Pete Carapetyan will share his experience building PolyRest using Google's Polymer libraries for web components.

About Corey Butler

Corey is the author of the Fenix Web Server (fenixwebserver.com) and many Node.js tools/modules including NVM for Windows and native process runners for Windows/OSX/Linux. He is also the co-organizer of the Bleeding Edge Web meetup and a technical reviewer for Pragmatic Bookshelf (most recently Developing Android on Android). He can be found at github.com/coreybutler and coreybutler.com.

About Pete Carapetyan

Pete is a long long time developer who has grown to appreciate JavaScript.
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Meet some of the developers of the Genymotion Android emulator (visiting from Paris) and watch their presentation on Genymotion for Application testing and Continuous Integration.

The talk shows you how to define your devices through the new Genymotion command line tool or in your Gradle script, when to run your test scripts, how to grab your logs and clean up so every test is run on a brand new device. It also explains how to integrate those features into your preferred CI tool. Then close your eyes, press the button, relax, the robots will do the work for you.

Thanks to Genymobile for sponsoring the food and drinks. See you Tuesday.
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Electron allows you to write cross platform desktop apps in JavaScript. Built by a team at GitHub and formerly known as Atom Shell, Electron is used by the Atom Text Editor, Slack, and Visual Studio Code to name a few.

Marc MacLeod is giving a presentation on Electron based on his experience developing stoplight.io. The talk includes an overview of Electron, comparison with nw.js (a.k.a. node-webkit), and some advanced tips.

Marc is the founder of StopLight.io. Their flagship product helps developers test, mock and document service APIs. StopLight.io is a member of the Techstars incubator in Austin.

Location:
Google Maps shows Evernote's old office off 360 (don't go there). It's now in the same building as The Longhorn Network on I-35 just north of St. David's on 32nd. Park in the garage or on the street. Take the elevator from the building lobby to the 4th floor.
Electron/Atom Shell - Cross platform desktop apps in JavaScript
Thu, August 13, 2015, 8:00 PM
3300 N. Interstate 35 Austin, TX 78705

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At our May meetup, Ryan Vice is giving a presentation on ReactJs, a JS micro-framework for creating component based, high performance Web UIs. This example driven talk covers the basics and progresses to some of the bigger implications of incorporating ReactJs like moving away from the MV* architectures and towards the Flux architecture.

About The Speaker:

Ryan is the Founder and Chief Architect of Vice Software which specializes in tailored solutions for clients whether they are looking to get their MVP to market or modernize existing applications. On top of offering more competitive prices across the board, Vice Software offers skill based pricing which means you only pay architect rates when needed and pay much lower production rates for simpler feature work.

About this month's host and sponsor: Atlassian

Software is changing the world, and we’re at the center of it all. With more than 40,000 global customers (including 85 of the Fortune 100) and a highly disruptive business model, we’re advancing the art of team collaboration with products like JIRA, Confluence and HipChat – and we’re just getting started. Driven by honest values, an amazing culture, and consistent revenue growth, we’re out to unleash the potential of every team. From Amsterdam and Austin to Sydney and San Francisco, we’re looking for people who are powered by passion and eager to do the best work of their lives in a highly autonomous yet collaborative, no B.S. environment.

The Value of Values at Atlassian
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6lK5hlB1nQ&authuser=0

Life at Atlassian
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x142SL6pyYo&authuser=0
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This month Adam Fitzgerald will discuss custom ViewGroups in Android and when they are a better solution than a composite or custom view. Topics include onMeasure, onLayout, and the creation of custom layout parameters. Adam is Senior Android Developer at uShip Inc. in Austin.
Custom ViewGroups in Android
Thu, February 19, 2015, 7:00 PM CST
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The Google Developer Group (GDG) Austin, formerly known as Austin GTUG, meets to share and discuss software development related to Google technologies and products. 

Our primary goal is to provide valuable, high quality information to software developers in the Austin area. We encourage member participation and strive for a mix of speakers from local members and experts to Google evangelists and product team members. We occasionally do co-meetings with other groups such the Austin Android User Group to cover topics of mutual interest.

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