Connecting Liverpool's Creatives

March GDG Liverpool Meetup!

  • The Podd
  • 28 Mar 2017
  • 18:00 - 21:00

Join the March GDG Liverpool Meetup! Where the local tech community comes together to listen to expert speakers, find out more about the latest advances, followed by a good pub social.

This months agenda:

6:00pm – Arrive to food, drinks & welcome

6.30pm – Hello’s & introduction

6.40pm – Android Things – Paul Blundell & Xavi Rigau

7.40pm – Pub!


Talk: Android Things

Android Things is Googles latest foray into the Internet of Things. Android Things lets you build professional, mass-market products on a trusted platform, without previous knowledge of embedded system design. IoT devices need testing too. We will talk about how to architect your Android Things applications to enable testing and explore a ports and adapters architecture to keep your codebase clean and your IoT devices solid.

The second half of the talk will be a deeper dive into controlling Android Things peripherals. We’ll explain what are user drivers, how they work, how to use them, and most importantly: how you can create and test a new driver from scratch that can be used from Android Things to interact with new peripherals.

Speaker: Paul Blundell

Paul Blundell is an aspiring Software Craftsman, Google Developer Expert and Head of Engineering at Novoda. Before Novoda he worked at the AutoTrader and Thales with apps he’s personally released racking up over 1 million downloads. A strong believer in software craftsmanship, SOLID architecture, clean code and testing, Paul has used this methodology to successfully nurture and create many Android applications. These include Channel 4’s All4 video streaming application, the Tesco Launcher app; pre-installed for the Hudl2 tablet, MUBI a unique film streaming service. Paul is also the author of “Learning Android Application Testing”.

Speaker: Xavi Rigau

Xavi started working as an Android Developer in Barcelona 2010, moving to London and joining Novoda in 2013. Bringing experience in cross-platform development, Xavi has pushed Novoda forward with advocating team collaboration and best practices. Working on projects like All4, Secret DJ, MUBI and multiple Tesco products. He’s now crafting well tested, delightful Android apps in Barcelona.