GDG Atlanta's Monthly Meetup

GDG Atlanta
Tue, Aug 15, 2017, 6:30 PM (EDT)

About this event

Join GDG Atlanta for our monthly meeting, hosted at TechSquare Labs every 3rd Tuesday evening of the month.

Our monthly meetups are FREE and open to the public. We feature talks, workshops, open discussions, and more that focus on development strategies relating to Google developer products. We welcome developers from the community to host talks or workshops with our group. If you're interested in co-hosting programming related to Google product development, contact us at [masked]

Typical meetup format :
6:30 - Networking
7:00 - Main talk
8:00 - Open discussion
8:45 - Wrap up

This month we have two presentations.

One on Angular.js and one on Room with Android

First Adam Morgan

In his talk, Adam will introduce automated testing within the context of Angular applications using Karma, Jasmine, and You will learn the benefits of automated unit testing and the tools that are needed as he walks through sample code and their associated tests. You’ll walk away with what you need to know to setup a test suite for your own Angular applications. This talk will cover a series on automated testing he has written for with updates for Angular.

Adam Morgan is the Lead Frontend Developer of Seraph Group, a seed stage angel investment network based in Atlanta, GA. After a brief stint as a data analyst in marketing consulting, he quit his job to learn web development. Since then he has spent most of his time working with JavaScript, primarily on MEAN stacks. He’s worked at a variety of companies ranging from Fortune 500 companies (like CNN, Turner, AutoTrader, HomeDepot) to startups and digital agencies. Across these companies he’s filled various roles ranging from

Second Brian Gardner

Dealing with databases on Android can be painful at times. Using the built inSqliteDatabase and SqliteOpenHelper objects are often tedious and hard tounderstand. To help developers implement database persistance more easily,Google has released a new library called Room.

It promises to simplify database implementations by providing an abstractionlayer over SQLite. In this talk we'll take a look at how to add the androidcomponents to your application, how to setup your models to get stored, how toaccess your data, and how you can test your database.

## Bio

Brian Gardner is an Android developer and instructor at Big Nerd Ranch. He movedto Atlanta to attend Georgia Tech for Aerospace Engineering but the Matlab classsparked an interest in programming. From there he changed to Computer Scienceand learned Ruby and Rails on the side. Shortly after graduating he discoveredAndroid development and hasn't looked back since. He's a big believer in testingand how different architecture patterns can help improve testability. When he'snot programming he can be found catching up on his reading backlog, playing pcgames, cooking, making cocktails, and finding new things to learn.

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"Google Developer Groups (GDGs) are for developers who are interested in Google's developer technology; everything from the Android, Chrome, Drive, and Google Cloud platforms, to product APIs like the Cast API, Maps API, and YouTube API. A GDG can take many forms -- from just a few people getting together to watch our latest video, to large gatherings with demos and tech talks, to events like code sprints and hackathons. However, at the core, GDGs are focused on developers and technical content, and the core audience should be developers."