Compose Camp - Android Basics

Tapcart HQ - 1471 6th St, Floor 2 Santa Monica, 90401 - View Map GDG Los Angeles Android
Sat, Nov 12, 1:00 PM (PST)

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About this event

We are excited to be hosting Compose Camp in a hybrid format (virtual and in person in Santa Monica)! This workshop is open to all: previous programming experience is not required, but you will need to supply your own laptop that meets the minimum system requirements.

Compose Camp is an event series for people who are new to Android development and want to learn how to build apps using Jetpack Compose, which is Android’s modern UI toolkit. By participating in Compose Camp, you’ll learn in a group setting with other people, to keep you motivated through the journey and to lean on each other for support. We will be working through a curriculum that is offered by Google on Android development. You’ll learn the basics of the Kotlin programming language and how to build a collection of basic Android apps that you can customize as you desire.

We will be covering Unit 1 of the curriculum, which is all available online. We are asking all participants to complete some prerequisites prior to the workshop, as we will be starting the in-person instruction at Unit 1, Pathway 3. 

You can follow the instructions at:

  1. Unit 1, Pathway 1: Introduction to Kotlin: not strictly required, especially if you have prior programming experience, but may be helpful
  2. Unit 1, Pathway 2: Setup Android Studio: please make sure to have Android Studio installed so we can get started coding right away!

For in-person participants, please bring your laptop computer and headphones. If you have an Android device, feel free to bring it, but it is not required.

No programming experience is needed! If you’ve been wanting to learn how to build apps, this is your chance. Invest the time in upskilling yourself to learn the foundations of building modern Android apps with the support of our community, and who knows where that will you lead you!

Parking: Downtown Santa Monica has plenty of public parking. The closest large structure to the Tapcart office with 2 hours free is:

Parking Structure 5
1431 4th Street
Santa Monica, 90401


Saturday, Nov 12
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PST)


Tapcart HQ
1471 6th St, Floor 2 Santa Monica90401