December 31, 2014

December 2014

December 2014 was a period of transition from me. Here are some of the things I did this month.

Ilocos Trip (December 2-3)

We went to Ilocos for the Google Philippines and Philippine Science High School event. I was there with Wayne, Reymart, and Googlers Gail,Chelle, Phillip, and Phil. The first day is for teachers and the second day is for students. Our technical talks were in the afternoon of the second day so we were able to do a quick side trip to Vigan (and eat authentic Vigan empanada) in the morning. In the afternoon, we discussed Chrome Dev Tools (Reymart), Community Mapping (Wayne), and Android (me). I wasn't able to take much pictures. Below is the Google+ story of our trip.

FEU-Makati Talk (December 15)

I was invited to do a talk in FEU-Makati on December 15, 2014. My talk was about Google Developer Technologies. Below is the slides I used during the talk:

Google OFW Event (December 16)

During Blas Ople's Christmas Party for OFWs (Overseas Filipino Workers), I helped man the Google Philippines booth. I was in the Google+ booth initially but manned the Hangouts booth most of the time.

Lucky's Wedding (December 20)

It was my first time to attend a wedding and it was Lucky Larga and Jo Anonuevo's church wedding in Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral Cubao.

Celine and I in the church before the wedding of Lucky and Jo

GDays/GCommunities Party (December 20)

After the wedding (and changing clothes), Celine and I went to GDays and the G Communities Christmas Party. We had dinner, Pinoy Henyo games, exchange gifts, and some raffles.

December 13, 2014

Android Studio 1.0

Originally announced as a preview during Google I/O 2013, Android Studio, the official IDE for Android apps development, is finally on version 1.0. For the list of new features, you can check the announcement in the Android Developers blog and the Android Studio Overview.

If you haven't tried the previous versions of Android Studio can be, you should start using it now! Android Studio can be downloaded at If you are migrating from Eclipse IDE, read the migration guide.

Also, please spend a few minutes to fill up the Android Studio 1.0 Developer Survey here.