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This months meetup is based on the Firebase Dev Summit that took place in Berlin a few months ago. We'll show a portion of the keynote and have a live presentation by +Darran Kelinske followed by several code labs that attendees can choose from and work through for the remainder of the evening. A few prizes will be given out at the end of the code labs.
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Historically Android development wasn't so great. Writing an Android app meant lots of boilerplate and writing the same types of classes over and over and over. Thankfully, things are much better now. In recent years Google and the Android community have really stepped up to create tools and open source libraries that take care of many things, allowing you to focus on writing the fun code. In this talk we'll cover some of the best tools and libraries out there, and allow you to weigh in on your favorites as well!

Andrew Watson from GoPro will be presenting.
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Progressive Web Apps provide an app-like user experience. They can be launched from an icon on the home screen, render quickly, use hardware features such as GPS, and work offline.

This months meetup is based on the Progressive Web App Dev Summit in Amsterdam on June 20th and 21st. We will watch a portion of the keynote, discuss the associated technology and then offer several code labs that attendees can choose from and work through for the remainder of the event. A few prizes will also be given out at the end of the labs.
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This event is intended for junior high, high school, college students, parents and educators who want to learn about Google's Summer of Code (for college interns) and Google Code-In (for ages 13 - 17).

Stephanie Taylor from Google will give an overview of these programs and do Q&A. Come learn about them and how you or your children can participate.

Also, Ryan Torbey a K-5 technology teach and co-organizer of the Texas Alliance for Computer Science Education (TACSE) will share a brief overview of the state of computer science education in Texas as well as opportunities to get involved.
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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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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

https://plus.google.com/events/c91ccjj6745t0r4e4sh9ki3sqd0
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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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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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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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