Mountain Region DevFest 2020

GDG Northern Colorado - Android/Chrome
Sat, Oct 17, 2020, 9:00 AM (MDT)

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About this event

Visit the beautiful mountain region and spend a day with us for the 2020 DevFest, featuring amazing speakers, a fun round of gaming and a drawing for prizes! Meet your neighbors in the mountain region, chill out and hang with us while learning about cool features of the latest technology from experts and spending a day with your friendly dev community!

Brought to you by:

  • GDG NoCo
  • GDG Boulder
  • GDG Denver

Join us for amazing sessions from:

9:00 am - 9:30 am - Welcome Session - Kübra Zengin

Grab your coffee and come login to watch 'The Hero' video and a warm hello from Kübra Zengin, Developer Relations Program Manager at Google! Bring any questions you may have regarding the GDG Program!

9:30 - 10:30 am - Guided Code Lab, Google Assistant - Mark from GDG Denver

Join us for a session with Mountain Region's very own GDE for Google Assistant, Mark, from GDG Denver. Mark will walk attendees through the Code Lab: Actions on Google, Level 1.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm - Coroutines and JVM - Enrique López Mañas

Have you ever wondered how the coroutines work under the hood? What were the design goals of the Kotlin coroutines and how are they implemented on JVM? This session will help you to understand some of the underlying principles behind the coroutines, and how they can be effectively be used on the JVM.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Kotlin and Spring: an Pragmatic Pair - Josh Long

Spring Boot, the convention-over-configuration centric framework from the Spring team at Pivotal, marries Spring's flexibility with conventional, common sense defaults to make application development on the JVM not just fly, but pleasant! Spring Boot aims to address the common functional and non-functional requirements that gate quickly moving to production. The framework is as clean as it gets, wouldn't it be nice if the language matched its elegance?

Kotlin, the productivity-focused language from our friends at JetBrains, takes up the slack to make the experience leaner, cleaner and even more pleasant!

The Spring and Kotlin teams have worked hard to make sure that Kotlin and Spring Boot are a first-class experience for all developers trying to get to production, faster and safer. Come for the Spring and stay for the Bootiful Kotlin.

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Slivers in Flutter - Waleed Ashad

This talk is for all those who want to create some cool scrollable UIs in Flutter including amazing collapsables, multi-list views, heterogeneous elements on a single screen and similar features. It'll include some basic concepts about slivers, along with a live coding recipe that practically shows how to use Slivers in your Flutter application.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Building an App for the Assistant with No Code- Ricardo de Andrade

Join us for a hands-on, fun and interactive session where Ricardo will take us through building an app on the Assistant with no code!

3:00pm - 4:00 pm - Feature Isoloation in Flutter Apps - Efthymis Sarmpanis

Writing clean code is the priority of every developer, but sometimes navigating the ocean of pattern and guidelines can leave us disoriented and confused.

This is where Feature Isolation can come to Help!

Efthymios Sarmpanis Organizer of the Flutter Athens Meetup and writer of many articles about Flutter, is coming to give us his point of view on how the un-opinionated nature of Flutter, in regards to application code structure, is liberating for a developer, but usually leads to cluttered code and a non-standardized code layout.

Utilizing principles from Domain-Driven Design (D.D.D.) and S.O.L.I.D. principles and being greatly inspired by Angular’s modulated structure, Efthymios will present Feature Isolation as an application architecture that can promote clean code, discrete feature boundaries and a clear dependency graph among the different features of the application.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Multiple ways to build for Google Assistant - Video by Jessica Dene Earley-Cha, Expert Q&A with Uri First

The Google Assistant is here to change the way users get things done. This intro session will cover the fundamentals of the Google Assistant and what you can build for the assistive future. See which development journeys to take as a web developer, Android app developer, or as you're building an Action from scratch. Learn how to make your existing content easily available on the Assistant and how to create new immersive Assistant experiences. This is a pre-recorded talk with expert Q&A with Uri First, Software Engineer!

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Games with GDG Boulder!

GDG Boulder are not just amazing experts in technology, they are also amazing experts in fun! Join us for a round of simple but engaging games to unwind and connect with our Mountain GDG Community! 

A prize drawing will take place after games end! Prizes TBA!



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