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Introduction to Android Programming - Steven Palmaers -droidcon.be 2011

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Introduction to Android Programming - Steven Palmaers -droidcon.be 2011

  1. 2. <ul><li>// INTRODUCTION </li></ul><ul><li>// TO </li></ul><ul><li>// ANDROID </li></ul><ul><li>// PROGRAMMING </li></ul><ul><li>// </li></ul><ul><li>// </li></ul><ul><li>// </li></ul><ul><li>// STEVEN </li></ul><ul><li>// PALMAERS </li></ul>XIOS
  2. 3. <ul><li>// higher education </li></ul><ul><li>// ~ 3200 students </li></ul><ul><li>// ~ 300 computer science students </li></ul><ul><li>// 2002: research => Java ME </li></ul><ul><li>// 2004: Java ME @ courses </li></ul><ul><li>// 2006: mobile programming fundamentals + advanced courses (Java ME) </li></ul><ul><li>// September 2010 => Android </li></ul>XIOS?
  3. 4. <ul><li>// Java ME is partly kept, to ease the learning curve </li></ul><ul><li>// After 4 weeks, switch to Android </li></ul><ul><li>// Is Android the right platform to learn mobile programming? </li></ul><ul><li>// Concerns about Java ME </li></ul><ul><li>// Learning curve is less steep than for Obj-C </li></ul><ul><li>// Not limited to smartphones (tablets, set-top boxes) </li></ul>XIOS?
  4. 5. OUR INITIATIVES XIOS STUDENTS // Mobile Programming I // 4 weeks Java ME // Switch to Android // Mobile Programming II // Project // Location-based services // Web services // 6 ECTS credits (60 / yr) // More and more mobile final projects
  5. 6. OUR INITIATIVES EVERYONE // Summer Schools // Workshops // Trainings // On demand trainings // On demand workshops // Call for action / open invitation
  6. 7. <ul><li>// 3 days during the summer holidays </li></ul><ul><li>// around 45 people </li></ul><ul><li>// University of Applied Sciences Utrecht </li></ul><ul><li>// 30 students and lecturers </li></ul>SUMMER SCHOOL 2010
  7. 8. NEW WORKSHOPS 2011 – FREE ! // April 21st // May 19th // June14th // Some programming background (Java helps) // Java knowledge is not required; there will also be a 1-day crash course in Java development the week before
  8. 9. OUR INITIATIVES XIOS STUDENTS // We noticed that engineering students are as much interested as computer science students // However, Java knowledge often lacks (C / C# knowledge)
  9. 10. JAVA CRASH COURSE – FREE ! // April 14th // May 12th // June 7th // Refresh your Java knowledge or get some Java introduction (if you know another programming language)
  10. 11. ANDROID TRAINING 3 DAYS // Late May 2011 // Exact dates TBD // intensive training // hands-on // democratic price
  11. 12. STUDENT RECRUITMENT // Android application // Present study programme // we have plans for a campus guide (towards September 2011)
  12. 13. OPEN INVITATION // Are you an Android programmer / fan ? // Do you wish to share your insights with other developers / users ? // Want to meet up now & then ? // Talk about specific themes ? // Get in touch!
  13. 14. CONTACT QUESTIONS? E-mail: [email_address] Twitter: @palmaers

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