Firebase Intro with Android and Beyond

GDG Aarhus
Thu, Sep 29, 2016, 4:30 PM (CEST)

About this event

Firebase was all over Google I/O and is one of the hottest products under the Google umbrella – so there is no better time to get up to speed with the newest developments. Not only does this "Backend-as-a-Service" pack an impressive amount of features on its own, it is also applicable across a broad range of platforms thanks to strong integrations and libraries for mobile, web, IoT devices and the rest the Google Cloud Platform. In their own words, it “…gives you the tools to develop high-quality apps, grow your user base, and earn more money. We cover the essentials so you can monetize your business and focus on your users.”
Check out:

16.30-17.00: Drinks/snacks & networking
17.00-17.15: Intro and short update on GDG Aarhus (Kasper)
17.15-18.00: [Tech Talk] “All your Firebase are belong to Us” (Kasper)
18.00-18.15: Short break
18.15-18.45: [Open Mic] Firebase War Stories (open mic/discussion - send email if you would like to presents something)
19.00-20.00+: [Codelab] Firebase Android Codelab and/or Free hacking + networking In the talk Kasper Løvborg Jensen will give an overview of the core aspects of this powerful suite of features and tools for creating, deploying and scaling up your applications. Through code examples, he will demonstrate how to wire together both your native Android (or iOS) apps with a real-time database. Maybe even synch it up with some live sensor input from IoT devices. Maybe even add a hosted web interface for monitoring those devices. With Firebase, everything is possible! ☺

After the talks participants are encouraged to hang out and get some hands-on experience through the Firebase Android Codelab provided by Google (see details below) – so bring your laptop! Bio
Kasper Løvborg Jensen is an associate professor at Aarhus University School of Engineering where he is leading the brand new ORBIT Lab initiative which is set to launch very soon; essentially an open hackerspace/innovation lab for students, academics and industry professionals to build awesome new things together by using and fusing cutting-edge technologies. Kasper is passionate about all things tech and software (especially mobile, wearable and cloud) alongside UX, entrepreneurship and innovation. Outside research and teaching he is also consulting and running startups out of Leafcastle Labs and organizing GDG Aarhus.

As usual, the event - including drinks and snacks - is free for all - so spread the word and bring your friends, but please RSVP to this event so we can buy supplies accordingly! ☺

The event will be sponsored by Google and IDA Embedded and hosted by AU Engineering

NB: As the event is co-sponsored by IDA Embedded - If you are a member of IDA, please also sign up on their site as this will "generate" more snacks/drinks for the event :D

IDA members sign up: