The Beginner-Friendly Android Dev Tool You didn't know! by Joey deVilla! ๐ŸŽน

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Thu, May 25, 6:30 PM (EDT)

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Discover a beginner-friendly Android development tool with our guest speaker, Joey deVilla, the Accordion Guy, in an engaging in-person event. Join us for networking, learning, and fun!

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Join us for an exciting in-person event at Design Interactive, featuring our guest speaker Joey deVilla, a.k.a. the Accordion Guy! Get ready to learn about:

๐ŸŒŸ Ren'Py: The Beginner-Friendly Android Dev Tool You Didn't Know Existed! ๐ŸŒŸ

While Kotlin and Jetpack Compose are excellent for Android developers, they're not beginner-friendly. Flutter and React Native offer alternatives but still aren't beginner-friendly either. Enter Ren'Py, a Python-based game engine for creating visual novels. It's beginner-friendly, surprisingly powerful, and just plain fun to program with. Paired with Android Studio, it creates native Android apps.

๐Ÿ“ Where:


3501 Quadrangle Blvd., Suite 150

Orlando, 32817

๐ŸŽค About Joey deVilla, 

Joey got his professional start developing multimedia CD-ROMs when they were a thing, build desktop applications including an encyclopedia of every mall in America and fitness tracking software for the Toronto Maple Leafs, and has since gone on to write applications for mobile and IoT devices.

He enjoys talking to people as much as he enjoys talking to computers, and that combination has landed him roles as a developer advocate at places youโ€™ve never heard of, to places like Tucows, Microsoft, and Shopify. Heโ€™s now a developer advocate at Okta, where his focus is on mobile and Python developers.

As for the accordion playing, thatโ€™s an accidental hobby that involves a sunny May Day, an invitation to a protest, a challenge at a goth bar, Nine Inch Nails, and a lot of beer. Since then, heโ€™s gone on to play accordion with bands, on MTV Canada, at conferences, and more than a few meetups. He plays rock and pop tunes on the accordion, preferring to leave polka to the experts.


6:30 pm: Doors Open

6:30-7:00 pm:Networking ๐Ÿค

7:00-7:15 pm: Welcome Remarks & Announcements ๐Ÿ“ข

7:15-8:00 pm: Joey deVilla - Ren'Py: The Beginner-Friendly Android Dev Tool You Didn't Know Existed! ๐Ÿ“ฑ

8:00-8:30 pm: Networking ๐Ÿค

8:30 pm: Doors Close ๐Ÿšช

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Thursday, May 25
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