August 26, 2015

Google Developers Summit Manila

Google Developer Relations team organized Google Developers Summit Manila last August 14, 2015. Google Developers Summit is a premier developer event hosted by Google where they together speakers from across the globe to deliver technical talks on latest topics around Android Application Development, Material Design, The Google Cloud Platform, understanding Play policies & best practices and many more useful topics.

Amit Chopra, Google Developer Relations Program Manager was the host of the program. There was a brief welcome remarks from Kenneth Lingan, the country manager of Google Philippines before the two morning talks of Amrit Sanjiv, former Google Developer Expert for Android who is now a Google Developer Relations Program Manager. Amrit's first talk is about the top features and new APIs of Android M and Android Developer Tools and the other is about Material Design.

Sacha Carina van Ginhoven, an Xoogler who has founded a UX Design business in Singapore facilitated the Material Design Rapid Prototyping Workshop in the afternoon, along with Amit and Amrit. We were grouped into teams of 6 and we made material design prototypes for the unofficial Pinoy Henyo app, whose developer is in our team.


Our team in the Prototyping workshop (Photo taken by Reymart)

The last talk was Building a successful business with Google Play by Vineet Tanwar from the Business Development Team for Play Games and App. Amit closed the program after a few closing remarks.

This was the first Google Developers Summit in the Philippines. Hopefully, there could be more (and with more talks/speakers) in the future!