Posts Tagged ‘labs’

Android Developer Labs 2010 in Hong Kong

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Today we had the last even of the Android Developer Labs ADL 2010 in Hong Kong – hosted by Google for free! I attended and I was more than surprised about how many Android developers and interested people actually showed up. Traditionally, the development community in Hong Kong is very small. Check out a part of the long registration line here:

Android Developer Labs 2010 in Hong Kong

And that’s actually after half of the participants already checked in. The venue was considerably crowded and I would say nearly 80% of the available seats were taken.

Android Developer Labs 2010 in Hong Kong

Below at the left side you can see a banner of the Hong Kong Google Technology User Group. Seems to sound like a nice idea, if you want to know about that, check it out here: Hongkong GTUG

Android Developer Labs 2010 in Hong Kong

As I didn’t follow previous ADL events I didn’t know that every registered participant gets a free Nexus One. To my surprise, Google had a big box with loads of N1 devices and I got another one – for free! Check out the developers lining up for the free Nexus One:

Android Developer Labs 2010 in Hong Kong

Below you can see all these dudes with white Nexus One boxes.

Android Developer Labs 2010 in Hong Kong

Nice event Google! The best step is definitely to give developers free phones. You can have the best simulator / emulator, but it is always a different experience when you run your application on a real phone. This is very important proper mobile application development. You need to use your application on a real phone – only then you figure out what you actually did wrong. Google definitely understood this. Thanks Google.

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Developer Labs World Tour in your City?

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Android Developer Labs
Hi Android programming folks,

Perhaps you already read this notification on the Android Blog about the Android Developer Labs World Tour. Google’s Android team will go on a trip and tour the world and host developing sessions in quite some cities all over the world. So if you are interested to get direct info from the Android team and your hands on new hardware (probably the Nexus One) just register at the end of this article.

Share your Developer Labs Tour with us!

If you are participating in one of these sessions would you mind taking one or two photos and share them with us? I am sure, that there are quite some developers out here who are not living in one of the mentioned cities and cannot go to such sessions. I will be attending one at least will share my shots with you guys. So if you would like to share yours as well, check out the following short instructions on how to let me know of your shots.

How to submit photos:

  1. Upload your photos to flickr or Picasa.
  2. Tag them with www.androiddevelopment.org

I will then put them up here on the blog so everyone can take a look how your session looked like! 🙂

Developer Labs World Tour Schedule

North America

  • Austin, Texas – Feb 4
  • Seattle, Washington – Feb 8
  • Waterloo, Ontario, Canada – Feb 8
  • Washington, D.C. – Feb 9
  • Mountain View, California – Feb 10
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts – Feb 11
  • New York, New York – Feb 12

Europe

  • London, UK – Feb 2
  • Paris, France – Feb 8
  • Berlin, Germany – Feb 10
  • Zurich, Switzerland – Feb 13
  • Madrid, Spain – Feb 13

Asia

  • Singapore – Feb 28
  • Taipei, Taiwan – March 3
  • Hong Kong – March 4

Register for Developer Labs in your City!