Sometimes it takes planning and persistence for things to come together, but then when it happens you end up with great opportunities. An awesome example is the Git and GitHub workshop that is going to happen in Victoria, BC on the 29th of August 2012. The well known speaker, author, trainer and VP of Training at GitHub Matthew McCullough is coming to town to present at a joint event of the Vancouver Island Java User Group VIJUG and the Google Developer Group Victoria BC on the 30th of August. For those interested in more than just a short presentation we are hosting a full day training course of incredible value to anybody from Git beginner to long-time GitHub user.
In the interest of being able to organize a correctly sized venue and to ensure that we do not have to turn you away I would ask you all to find out more about the event on the registration page and book as soon as possible.
As the local organizer and contact person, feel free to contact me for more detail. Especially also if you are interested in sponsoring the event venue or attendee lunch/coffee!
I look forward to hear from you and see you there
Thanks to some great pull requests and some cleanup and testing on my side the Maven Android SDK Deployer is now available in version 1.3 and support the latest Android version 4.1 (platform 16), Google Cloud Messaging library for client and server usage as well as generation of javadoc artifacts for the android jars. Pretty awesome right!
So I am back from my first Google IO conference now after lucking out with the ticket purchase process (raffle?!) and missing out two year in a row before. I am glad it worked out this time, because it was a great show. In fact there were so many highlight and announcements that some products seemed to make no progress on the surface while in fact if you went to the respective sessions and paid attention you found out that LOTS is going on and I will mention some of my observations as GDG leader and long time Android developer and open source developer.
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After starting the Vancouver Island Java User Group VIJUG over five years ago and running many successful meetings it is time to mix it up. Android and technologies like HTML 5 are taking the center stage of interest for many developers in town and beyond. In order to facilitate all these different interests and technologies I am launching GDG Victoria BC…
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