June 29, 2014

GDG Organizer Summit 2014

We attended the GDG Organizer Summit from June 23 to 24, 2014 in Googleplex, Mountain View, California. It was attended by around 350 GDG community managers from all over the world who are attending Google I/O 2014.

The first day of the summit was held in the Olympic Tech Talk of Quad 3 Building. There were a few talks in the morning. After lunch, we had a Google [x] talk, an a conversation with Howard Reingold. We then had the lightning talks. My proposed lightning talk was selected and I was one of those who did a lightning talk. I talked about Collaboration with other communities. I was so nervous during the 5-minute talk.


Photo taken by Reymart

Google talks and GDG Women Diversity Stories from the different GDG Women communities were next in the programme. We then closed the program, had dinner/after-party, and exchanged schwags with one another.

The second day of the summit was held in the Main Campus. We had a group photo before proceeding with two rounds of unconferences. We also had a meeting with the managers from South East Asia. Then, we went to the Google Store to buy some shirts and other stuff. In the afternoon, we had a Google Glass Design Sprint. After the closing talks, we all went to Moscone West to register for Google I/O and get our badges.


June 21, 2014

Google I/O 2014 Live Blog

Google I/O 2014 is going to be on June 25-26 at Moscone West in San Francisco. Google I/O is Google's annual developer conference, where they share the latest products and technologies. If you won't be able to go to San Francisco to attend I/O, you can watch the sessions live from the website or you can attend one of the I/O Extended events. In the Philippines, the Google Developer Groups are organizing I/O Extended events in Manila, Baguio, Bacolod, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Nueva Ecija, and Zamboanga.



The event schedule can be found at https://www.google.com/events/io/schedule. You can also download the official Android app on Google Play Store.


June 18, 2014

I/O Bytes 2014

Google Developers is releasing over 100 I/O Bytes, which are short videos (less than 10 minutes) "help developers like you dive in and experience I/O anywhere, anytime. " They've been adding new videos everyday. The I/O Bytes 2014 YouTube playlist is available at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOU2XLYxmsIIwGK7v7jg3gQvIAWJzdat_.




June 15, 2014

Google I/O 2014

Google I/O 2014 is going to be on June 25-26 at Moscone West in San Francisco. Google I/O is Google's annual developer conference, where they share the latest products and technologies. The theme this year is Design, Develop, and Distribute. There will be breakout sessions, workshops and code labs, app reviews and 'Box talks. I am looking forward to attending Google I/O, especially the sessions, workshops and 'box talks about Android and Wearables. Android Wear's official SDK and the 1.0 of Android Studio will probably be announced there.

If you won't be able to attend Google I/O, you can watch it live on the Google I/O website or attend an I/O Extended event near you. In the Philippines, the Google Developer Groups are organizing I/O Extended events in Manila, Baguio, Bacolod, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Nueva Ecija, and Zamboanga.

The event schedule can be found at https://www.google.com/events/io/schedule. You can also download the official Android app on Google Play Store.


June 14, 2014

Saturday in Angeles, Pampanga

Carissa Coles, community manager of GBG Angeles, invited GDG Philippines for a developer meetup in Angeles City, Pampanga on June 7.

Wayne and I left around ten in the morning and arrived in Dau Mabalacat Bus Terminal. It rained very hard so we had to wait a few minutes before going to Angeles. We rode a jeep and alighted near Jenra Mall. We walked to Historic Camalig Restaurant for lunch. Our orders Marco's 3-way Tinapa-flavor pizza and Pacencia a Kapampangan mom's sweet recipe pasta for me. The pasta was a bit too sweet.


Marco's 3-way Tinapa-flavor pizza


Pacencia a Kapampangan mom's sweet recipe pasta

After lunch, we went to SJH Building in Holy Angel University for the event. I talked about Google Developer Groups (GDGs) and GDG Philippines. Lars Norlander, a GSA from Angeles University Foundation also gave a talk about the Google Student Ambassador (GSA) Program and his experience in the GSA South East Asia Summit last May. Wayne talked about Google Maps, Google Maps APIs, and Google Map Maker. The participants then had hands-on mapping before the event ended.


The attendees of the GDGPH-GBG Angeles Developer Meetup

Carissa, Wayne, and I walked to Holy Rosary Parish Church and a few more steps until we rode a jeep to Marquee Mall. We went Apag Marangle to eat but Carissa and her husband left already. We tried their tilapia and chili frog. After dinner, we decided to have some halo halo at Kabigting's.


Chili Frogs


Kabigting's Halo-Halo, the pride of Arayat

They said that the last bus in Marquee Mall bound to Manila is available only until seven in the evening. Because it is already past that time when we finished eating, we opted to ride another jeep back to Dau Terminal. Before riding a bus, we looked around for pasalubong and could not find stores selling them, except for one. We bought some and rode the bus and went back.