Global Android DevCamp Coming to a Town Near You


Various Google Technology and Android User Groups around the world are joining hands to organize the first ever Global Android Dev Camp from the 17th to 19th of February. As mentioned on their website, the idea was first discussed at last year’s Google I/O.

“After hashing things out during the GTUG Barcamp @ Google I/O 2011, it is time to get it organized!

Format: Each GTUG/Android User group holds an Android Dev Camp at the same time.

  • There is one global registration site like RHOK or SFD.
  • 15-Minute Hangouts held by API, library providers every two hours.
  • There can be local teams as well as international ones.
  • 48h Coding (maybe with some tutorials in between)”

I’ll be participating at the one organized by the New Delhi GTUG, and will share all the interesting work. At the same time, we’ll try to create some manner in which those of you, who participate at the other GTUGs, can share the news from those locations too.

For those who aren’t aware about them, hackathons are a lot of fun: developers spend a significant amount of time (most commonly 24 hours) collaborating in teams to create something that could, possibly, go on to become something big. Some notable results in the past include Iris, which gained popularity for being Android’s answer to Siri, the cross-platform messaging service GroupMe, and even the Timeline feature on Facebook.

As the sticker on the back of my laptop says, “Innovation trumps sleep. Always.”

Raveesh Bhalla
Multifaceted too the highest degree: I'm the co-founder of Apps Culture (an app development studio), an amateur golfer, former sport-blogger, now a tech blogger. And all this, while pursuing an undergrad degree in Computer Science in India.

HTC Amaze 4G, HTC Sensation 4G and More Nearing End-of-Life on T-Mobile?

Previous article

User Reviews Filter Now Available for Developers in Market Console

Next article

You may also like


Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in News