Thursday, January 26, 2012

Global Android Dev Camp in Manila and Bacolod!

Think global. Hack local. 48 hours straight.

From February 17 to 19, we will be building awesome Android apps. If you already have a great app concept, bring that idea with you to the event. Even better, bring along anything you have prepared ahead of time (sketches, designs, mockups, etc.) and use the time and information provided to develop your idea into a working application, then share it with the world. At the end of the event, we'll invite you to share your application with the group, or maybe upload a video for everyone to see.

What do participants need? Android developers and designers will be at the event to help you learn Android and write your application. Participants need to bring their own laptop and app ideas.

Who Are Invited? Architects. Developers. Designers. Testers. Anyone who would help out during the development process, really. Imagine an event where you could build an app from conceptualization to launch in 48 hours. Of course, it helps if you come prepared, armed with research and design, but we're open to first-timers.

We will be sending confirmation emails to attendees one week before the event.

For more information, please visit the GADC Blog.

To register, please select your preferred site: Manila / Bacolod

*Credits: Global Android DevCamp webkit from Marie Schweiz, updated by Welborne Laguinday.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Bacolod GTUG Weekend: January 2012

Join us on Saturday, January 14th, 2-5pm at Kuppa Coffee and Tea as we (formally) introduce GTUG to Bacolod! I say "formally" because we've had two Mapping Parties last year --- one to introduce MapMaker to Negros Occidental LGUs, and another at the University of St. La Salle for the benefit of the Philippine Red Cross.

Then, we will be dropping by Colegio San Agustin to chat with CS and CE majors about Mobile Applications Development.

What makes a killer app? We ask Chelle Gray and JM Ibanez, co-founders at CodeFlux, how mobile applications are built from the ground up.

Richard Grimaldo, Technology Chief at Vibal Publishing, will talk about how the company has evolved from publishing textbooks to developing interactive books for young kids.

After developing your applications, now what? How do you market and monetize? Michelle Santos, Developer Relations Manager at GlobeLabs will be joining us via Hangout to discuss monetization options, as well as a brief overview on how the organization can help out the developer community.

For those who'd like to join us at the meetup, you can fill out the form here. Big thanks to GlobeLabs for sponsoring the meetup and Colegio San Agustin for inviting us!

Two events in three days. Quite a load? Nah. Of course, we're reserving Sunday for an entire day of foodtripping. Want a preview? Check out this blog entry from DessertComesFirst.

Drooling now? Fly in and join us at the next meetup! We'd be more than happy to give you a tour of the city. Be prepared though, cause you'll definitely gain 3 pounds in 2 days. ;)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Show-and-tell meetup

We will be having our first meetup for the year on January 31 (7-10PM) at the Orange and Bronze office (Penthouse, CJV Building, 108 Aguirre St., Legaspi Village, Makati City) [Map]. It will be another show-and-tell meetup of apps built using Google technologies, especially those made last 2011.
Now is your chance to demonstrate your cool apps and attract more users. You can also attend to see apps made by Filipinos and support them. If you are interested to attend, fill up this form.