Flutter Live 2018

GDG Boston Android
Tue, Dec 4, 2018, 6:00 PM (EST)

About this event

Flutter is a new mobile UI framework from Google that allows developers to build multi-platform native apps (for Android and iOS) from a single codebase (Dart). It's expressive, performant - and open-source. (https://flutter.io/)

Flutter is used by Google and developers and organizations around the world to deliver beautiful native apps. Flutter is still in beta, however, large enterprises such as Alibaba, and Tencent have already hopped on the Flutter bandwagon.

On December 4th, the Flutter team will be hosting Flutter Live - a day of talks and updates on Flutter. (https://developers.google.com/events/flutter-live)

Join us for a streaming of the Flutter Live keynote followed by an introductory hands-on Flutter workshop. In this workshop, we will aim to get you setup and writing your very first Flutter app. Regardless of whether you have a web background, or are an experienced mobile developer, all are welcome to this workshop. Flutter uses Dart - a productive language which is very quick to pick up (https://www.dartlang.org/).


6:00pm - 6:30pm - Dinner (not pizza) & networking
6:30pm - 7:45pm - Flutter Live Keynote & Talks
7:45pm - 9:00pm - Introductory hands-on Flutter Workshop

What you will need for the introductory hands-on Flutter workshop:

- Flutter SDK (Setup in advance or day of https://flutter.io/docs/get-started/install)
- A physical device (Android or iOS) connected to your computer and set to developer mode and/or Emulator
- IDE editor (VSCode https://code.visualstudio.com/ is recommended but you can use your preferred editor. Android Studio or XCode are also fine)

Optional Emulator setup:

- The iOS simulator. (Requires installing XCode tools.)
- The Android emulator. (Requires setup in Android Studio.)

Many thanks to all our sponsors for this event:
- The Flutter team @ Google for food and swag
- Vivint Smart Home for our beautiful venue (https://www.vivint.com)