[Remote] GDG Berlin 2022 March Meetup

Hello everyone, it's nice to see you! On March 25th, 2022, we are going to have 3 amazing speakers, to share with all of you some of the great technologies that allow them to build amazing things!

Mar 25, 2022, 5:00 – 6:30 PM


Key Themes

AndroidCareer DevelopmentDataWeb

About this event

Our first speaker is Melanie

Time: 6:00 pm - 6.30 pm

Talk Title: Git - How to Unfuck

Abstract: Git is awesome, but sometimes it is just pure pain. With all those powerful features, screw-ups happen from time to time. This talk is interesting for you if you are working with Git or planning to. It will also present the case for using Git on the command line, as well as show you easy ways to handle typical situations that can happen in your daily (working) life.

Bio: Melanie Patrick is a PHP Developer at trivago, with a focus on internal tools and APIs. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge, no matter if it is about programming or about her previous career as International Secretary. Fun fact: she made a dress out of conference T-shirts.


Time: 6:30 pm - 7.00 pm

Our second speaker is Utkarsh

Title: Contributing to Open Source

Abstract: You must have heard about the term Open Source. Open Source is the future and collaboration is the key to Open Source. In this talk, we will be talking about Open Source and how you can step into this amazing world, by making your first Open Source Contribution.

Bio: Utkarsh is helping people via Open Source. He is an Open Source Contributor and a Frontend Developer. He is currently the Open Source mentor at GDSC. He writes about Open Source and Web Development on his blog. In his tweets, he shares his daily learnings from coding, and when not online he invests his time in fitness.


Time: 7:00 pm - 7.30 pm

Our third speaker is Ahmed Tikiwa

Title: "From XML to Compose, my journey of transforming an existing large app to Jetpack Compose"

Abstract: After Jetpack Compose was finally released, creators of new Android apps were now equipped with a tool that will help them easily write Android apps using the new declarative approach. The journey is not easy for developers who already have large apps that use the imperative, XML-based approach and want to convert it to Jetpack Compose. The migration journey has its ups and downs, initially daunting but eventually satisfying. This talk will highlight that journey, my learnings during the process, the benefits, pitfalls to avoid, and advice for developers looking to migrate their existing Android apps to Jetpack Compose as well as why it is worthwhile to migrate an existing app to Jetpack Compose.

About: Ahmed Tikiwa is a seasoned full-stack developer with over 8 years of experience and possesses a strong passion for developing world-class applications that can help make a difference. He has experience in both frontend and backend systems, where he has built enterprise solutions for major telecommunication companies. He is currently a Senior Android Engineer and Tech Lead at Luno, GDG Cape Town Co-organizer, and an official contributor to the Google Developers Dev Library.


As usual, this is going to be a remote event, and the links to join will be shared on the day of the event. Looking forward to you joining us!


  • Melanie Patrick


    PHP Developer

  • Utkarsh Nagar

  • Ahmed Tikiwa


  • Abhinav Kulshreshtha

    GDG Organizer

  • Alex Mir


    GDG Organizer

  • Eugenia Zigisova



  • Jerome Mouton

    Cloud GDE


  • Louis Tsai

    Zalando SE

    GDG Organizer

  • manjula dube


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