Streaming Data with Flutter & Firebase

Cahoots, 206 East Huron Street, Ann Arbor, 48104

Jump into Flutter & Firebase with this code along. We’ll be exploring how to leverage Flutter and Firebase for real-time data streaming. We'll delve into using StreamBuilders with Firebase Firestore for efficient, reactive data updates in your Flutter applications. Alex de France, Senior Software Engineer at Ilitch Sports & Entertainment

Apr 11, 10:30 PM – Apr 12, 12:00 AM


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About this event

Join us for an enlightening session where we delve into the world of Flutter and Firebase Firestore, two powerful tools that can significantly streamline your development process. Flutter, Google's UI toolkit, allows you to natively compile applications for mobile, web, and desktop from a single codebase. It's fast, beautiful, and versatile, making it a favorite among developers aiming for efficient cross-platform development.

On the other hand, Firebase Firestore is a flexible, scalable NoSQL cloud database that empowers you to easily store and sync data for client- and server-side development. Firestore's real-time updates and offline support are game-changers, enabling you to build responsive apps that work regardless of network latency or Internet connectivity. Using Firestore with Flutter StreamBuilders is a powerful pattern for building real-time apps. It allows you to write declarative code that automatically updates the UI as the data changes. You don't have to manually listen to the data Stream and update the UI - the StreamBuilder takes care of that for you AND they happen almost instantaneously.

Together, Flutter and Firestore can make your life as a developer easier. They allow for rapid prototyping, provide a wealth of built-in features, and reduce the need for managing servers, thus freeing you to focus on creating fantastic user experiences.

In this presentation, we won't just talk about these technologies - we'll show you how to use them. We'll be coding along, using a starter repository to build a demo application. This hands-on approach will give you practical experience and insights into how Flutter and Firestore can be used in a real-world scenario. Whether you're a seasoned developer or just starting, this session will equip you with the knowledge and skills to build scalable and beautiful cross-platform applications with ease. Join us and discover how Flutter and Firestore can revolutionize your development workflow. The starter code repository can be found here.

Alex de France, a Senior Software Engineer at Ilitch Sports & Entertainment, spearheads hybrid mobile application development for the Detroit Tigers & Red Wings. An alumnus of the University of Michigan Computer Science, Alex has spent nearly a decade living, studying, and working in Ann Arbor. His professional journey includes impactful roles at Ann Arbor startup, Wisely, and Little Caesars. Initially an iOS developer, Alex now enjoys tapping into the power of Flutter and Firebase, dedicating his expertise to building versatile hybrid applications.



April 11 – 12, 2024
10:30 PM – 12:00 AM UTC


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Talk Starts


  • Alex de France

    Ilitch Sports & Entertainment

    Senior Software Engineer


  • Dave Koziol

    Little Caesars

    GDG Organizer

  • Jingran Wang

    Flutter/Android Developer

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