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Denver Droids: Getting Started with Android App Development

IBM 4700 South Syracuse Street, Room 533 , Denver, CO 80237 (map)

NOTE: Meetup postponed to next Wednesday, June 22. We hope you can join us!

You've been wanting to get started learning Android app development for a while, but you keep putting it off. You've got a great idea for and Android app, but you're not sure how to get started. This Meetup is for you. Together, we will walk through development of a simple Android app (using Android Studio), making sure you understand the essential parts of the app, and we will get the app running on both an emulator and a real Android device.

This will be hands-on, so come prepared with your laptop and your Android device(s). Please install Android Studio in advance by following the instructions here:

https://developer.android.com/studio/install.html

These instructions walk you through downloading and installing Android Studio, as well as the Java Development Kit. If you have any  problems, post in the comment section below and someone will chime in to help you.

While this month's Meetup is geared towards Android newbies, as always, anyone is welcome. If you are an experienced Android developer, you might find the material elementary, but feel free to join us and help out your fellow Droids. Also, we will have some door prizes (one or more that may require some extra "effort" in order to win), as well as pizza and drinks. 

Oh, yeah, one of the door prizes  this month will be a free ticket to the Denver's inaugural Android developer conference, 360|AnDev in July. However, this will not be the traditional door prize giveaway. Note the part about "extra effort" above. :)

About the Droids 

Each 3rd Wednesday of the month, we meet at IBM in the DTC or at POSSIBLE Mobile downtown (quarterly). From 5:30-6pm we will socialize and enjoy food and drinks. At 6pm we will typically have a speaker giving a presentation about an interesting and informative Android development topic. If you are a new or experienced Android developer, or just someone that is curious about Android development, we hope you will join us and become a regular participant!

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