We have had a ton of great meetings. Here is the listing of all the previous great talks we have had.
"Deep dive into Android
Wed, Oct 19, 2011
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Speaker: Mike Wolfson"HTLM5
Wed, Sept 21, 2011
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Speaker: Matt RileyDonn
Felker - What's new in Android Tablet Development"What's new in Android Tablet Development"
Wed, Aug 17, 2011
to this session to learn the latest about the Android 3 release,
Honeycomb. This release of Android is targeted at tablet development,
but is compatible with previous versions of Android. The new features of
Honeycomb will be discussed with some code samples that will outline
the new features and how to use them. You'll learn about the new action
bar, fragments, new homescreen widgets, the system bar, and how the new
tablet emulator works.
Donn is the founder of Agilevent, an agile and
innovative software development company that focuses on agile techniques
and mobile development. He is also a partner in two startups–Qonqr and
Agile Medicine. He has over 11 years of professional experience in
various markets, including entertainment, health, retail, insurance,
financial and real estate.
Donn is the author of the best-selling "Android Application Development
for Dummies," "Android Tablet Application Development" and the
"Introduction to Android Development" video series on TekPub.com. He is
an Android seeding developer awardee as well as an accomplished
application author with over 3.2 million installs in the Android Market.
He is also a Microsoft ASP Insider, an MCTS in Web Client Development
for .NET and is a certified ScrumMaster.
Donn presents and consultants on various topics ranging from
architecture, development in general, agile practices and patterns and
of course, mobile. Read Donn's blog here: http://blog.donnfelker.com.
"App Engine Hack-a-thon"
Wed, July 20, 2011
Since July is usually a light month for attendance, we are going to
have an informal hack session concentrating on using App Engine. We are
going to create a simple web app together, that accesses data out of a
Big Table database, and presents it to the user.
If time permits, we will also write an Android app, to retreive this
data via a Restful Web Service.
This is intended to be a very interactive presentation, so please come
prepared to code (we will send out specific configuration
instructions). This will be an open activity, so feel free to come with
questions, or something to demo.
Please come with the following software installed on your machine:
-Eclipse (latest version): http://www.eclipse.org
-Google SDK and Plugin for Eclipse: http://code.google.com/eclipse/docs/download.html
If you want to actually publish to App engine, setup an free account at http://appspot.com
"Android Phone Root-A-Thon"
Wed, June 15, 2011
This talk will cover rooting an Android phone. We will discuss:
what rooting is, the Pros and Cons of it, and risks involved in the
process. We will discuss how to unlock your phone, then apply Custom
Roms. Useful resources for the 'Rooter',
and recommendations in managing a rooted device will be discussed.
We will demo a couple devices: Samsung Vibrant, Nexus One,
B&N Nook color. They have all been rooted and are running custom
ROMs. Since they have all
have already been rooted - we are not planning on doing a live
rooting. If a group member has a particular phone they would like to
root live, contact the organizers in advance. Speaker Information:
Barry Shaffer is an Engineering Manager with
Orbital Sciences and an avid Android enthusiast who has successfully
rooted several devices including: Motorola Droid, Motorola Cliq, Nexus
One, Samsung Galaxy, Nook Color."Recap
of Google IO"
Wed, May 18, 2011
Speaker: Luis Montes,
Mike Wolfson, Alan Pruitt
next meeting of the GTUG will be an overview of the Google IO
developers conference. We will be highlighting the most important news
from the event, highlighting the most important developments.The
presentations will be designed to encourage discussion, and highlight
the important developments and events for people who weren't able to
attend in person, or people who would like to discuss the various
announcements in detail.
In particular, we will have 3 short presentations with 3 different
Mike Wolfson - will be discussing the announcements in regards to the
Android platform. He will highlight the important announcements
regarding platform direction, and highlight the important directions
outlined regarding coding standards, best practices, and other tips and
tricks that are useful to developers.
Luis Montes - will give an overview of the latest happenings with the
Chrome Web Browser, Operating System, and Web Store. Luis will also
present on software development using App Engine, the Google Web Toolkit
and other interesting client and server APIs
Alan Pruitt - will present a general overview of web applications
available in the Android Marketplace that enable developers and other
small and medium enterprises (SME) to leverage the power of web
applications that can improve developer work flow and project
collaboration. Google I/O is jam packed with Googlers and third-party
vendors who eagerly share and engage Google I/O attendees with the
latest web applications for business. Alan is especially keen about
HTML5 development and will focus on business web applications that
harness HTML5 as a platform.
Android Apps Using Ruboto and Ruby"Wed, Apr 20, 2011
Ruboto is Ruby for Android devices. You can access the full Android
API from Ruby, giving your scripts all the power of a native
application. Even better, you can build and distribute packages that
will run on any Android phone, even ones without Ruboto installed.
In this talk, you'll see how to set up a working development
environment (on desktop or phone). More importantly, you'll learn how
to manipulate Android from Ruby, giving you access to widgets (buttons
and text fields), canvases (paint to the screen), even sensors
(compass and accelerometer). Android novices will learn everything
they need to get up and running, and pros will gain a powerful new
language for their toolkit.
About the speaker:
Jay McGavren is
a developer with Choice Hotels. Though his primary
language is Java, he has been working in various scripting languages
for over a decade, most recently Ruby. He has spoken at RubyConf as
well as various regional conferences, on Ruboto and other topics.
"Introduction to jQuery Mobile"
Wed, March 16, 2011
jQuery Mobile is a UI library designed to abstract away the differences
between various mobile devices and allow you to focus on your
Hafthor Stefansson, developer consultant for Parsus Solutions, will show
you the advantages of using jQuery Mobile and how to use it.
About the speaker:
Stefansson is a developer consultant for Parsus Solutions and
works on Java, .NET, Ruby and Objective C based applications and is a
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer.
of Mobile Platforms and Markets
Wed, Feb 16, 2011
Due to the
current fragmentation of the mobile environment, it is more complicated
than ever to capitalize on this emerging market. It is more important
than ever to understand the various options available, and identify
This talk will provide an overview of the
major mobile platforms currently available. It will describe:
for publishing (approval process, developer costs, etc)
models available (in app purchasing, subscriptions, etc)
required to write the apps (languages, html support, etc)
important notes (pitfalls to avoid, etc)
This presentation will
also provide an overview and comparison of App Markets in general
(including market share, biggest apps and categories in each market,
best selling apps, etc).
About the speaker:
Mike Wolfson is a passionate mobile
designer\developer working as an independent
Android consultant out of Phoenix, AZ. He has been working in the
software field for over 15 years, mostly in the Enterprise Java space
(his current full-time gig is as a Senior Software Engineer at Choice
Hotels International). Mike has been an active contributor to the
Android community, and User Groups for many years (including organizing
the PhxGTUG), and has spoken about Android, and
mobile development at a variety of conferences and User Groups. When
Mike is not working (or geeking out on mobile technology), he spends his
free time cooking, hiking, snowboarding, scuba diving, or chasing his
small, but quick daughter.
Wed, Jan 19, 2010
the browser, the web store, and so much more"
introduce the Chrome OS, and dig deep into a few topics.
attention permitting, we'll look at:
- What is Chrome OS
- How to
write applications for Chrome OS
- Publishing apps to the Chrome
- Writing plugins for the webstore
Luis Montes has
written a whiteboard app which is specifically designed to function well
within the Chrome universe. He will show exactly what it took to write
the app, highlighting specific areas of interest and how they relate to
the Chrome OS. He will describe the steps to publish and sell the app
in the Chrome Webstore.
Luis will have a CR48 Laptop, which is
the Google designed laptop, created to highlight their OS.
permitting, Luis will give an overview of writing plugins for the
Nov 17, 2010
with the basics of what Google Maps can do and to experience "hello
execution of primary features.
Time and attention permitting,
we'll look at:
- Creating a Google Map ("Hello World"), and what you
get for free
- Placing a marker on a map
- Geo-locating addresses
Showing a pop-up when you click on a marker
- Showing lots of points
on a map
- Zoom / Center to show all markers placed on the map
KML - the format of geo-relational data
- Showing driving directions
between two points
- Interacting with the map and other parts of the
- Click a link or button to call a map function
- Custom marker
- Custom map tile layers
Questions and discussion will
be king here. If we show an interest in a
particular topic, we'll
dive deeper there. If we run out of time, we'll
truncate the list.
me: Rob Richardson is a Software Architect and Principal of Richardson
Sons, LLC. Rob has had a passion for software development since middle
Now with a Bachelors degree in Industrial Design, the study of
interface design, and a Masters in Computer Information Systems, he is
on listening to customers and creating web-based solutions to their
Rob has created software applications ranging from enterprise-scale
to PDA-based systems, web applications to embedded database
and postscript processing systems. Rob's current passions
Framework, OpenId, coding better, and his family.
(Inaugural meeting) September 15, 2010:"Google Apps Integration
- Vice President of Services of Isos Technology
Danny Riley began his career as a software
engineer consulting on various enterprise development projects. From
there Danny pursued his interests in more
business related roles and transitioned himself into a lead technical
sales manager providing internal and external sales support. Today, Danny
has the responsibility of developing and communicating Isos
Technology's vision and strategy through positioning, branding,
advertising, and associated growth initiatives. He oversees and manages
all aspects of services and marketing for Isos Technology's technical
About Isos Technology
provides a range of Cloud Computing offerings including Amazon's Web
Services™ EC2 technology solutions and Google Apps™
Authorized Reseller services. Isos Technology's Google Apps services
include setup, training, support, migration, system integration and
About the Topic
Companies, large and
small, are expanding their user base and growing revenue by integrating
their web-based solutions with Google Apps. In short, web-based
application can integrate directly with Google Apps. Applications
become easier to use because they can include single sign-on, Google's
universal navigation, and features that integrate further using Google
During this presentation, Isos Technology will
discuss their latest Google Apps integration project with the
Phoenix-based company, Red Pear, and their hosted Vyllij application.
The Isos Technology team will discuss the efforts taken to integrate the
Vyllij application with Google Apps through the utilization of PHP,
Java, OAuth and OpenID.https://docs.google.com/present/view?id=df9qwjs6_321fds4d5dw