Android Beginners Study Jam - Second Session

GDG Phoenix
Thu, Mar 10, 2016, 6:00 PM (MST)

About this event

Updated location! Sorry for the short notice but we had to change the venue. This time it'll be far north Phoenix and next time we'll move it south. Here is a map of the new location.

We need to provide security with full names 24 hours in advance and for everyone to bring their ID. Meetup has no real name requirement so, instead, you can just fill out the attendance form in advance and I'll submit those names too. Sorry for the inconvenience.

We don't share this info with anyone and this form is just to keep track of attendance (for certificates, prizes, etc).

See you soon!



For this session, we expect you have already finished Lesson 1A and 1B, Practice Set 1, and are well into Lesson 2A and 2B. The original schedule said you should be done with 2A and 2B but we’ll let it slide if you are a bit behind. We are happy to have you even if you didn’t make it to the kickoff but please make sure you signup here and get going on the lessons:

This meeting will only be for 2 hours, 6-8pm, we’ll have it at the same location for now but if we get enough signups we’ll move it . . . so be prepared for a venue change. You do not have to attend every Study Jam but we do encourage you to attend as many as possible. Community is everything.

Drinks and food will be provided again and the plan is we have something other than pizza. You will need your laptop and headphones and are free to run through the Udacity videos if you are ahead of what we are reviewing or if you have Android Studio installed and we’re troubleshooting that, etc.  Below is the standard stuff I’ll put on every Study Jam this series. Hope to see everyone soon!


Udacity, in cooperation with Google, released a new course called “Android Development for Beginners”. In this case, the “Beginners” are people new to programming as well as new to Android. The only requirements are a computer (hopefully a laptop so you can bring it along), some basic computer usage skills, and a willingness to learn and explore. With three lessons and a final the estimate is that it can be done with a 20 hour commitment over the course of a month or so.

Getting started with any new course on a subject as complex as Android is a monumental task . . . even with help from the amazing instructors at Udacity. That’s why GDG Phoenix is proud to support the course and is running a “Study Jam” where we meet regularly and go over questions people have and provide general support while people do the course. Watching the videos and participating in the course is up to you . . . but we’re here to help and motivate you to reach the Final Project!

Feel free to start *right now* and get caught up. The course is online and free and for the first lesson you don’t need any development tools installed.

The secret to “free” is that you click on the “Access Course Materials” button instead of the “Start Free Trial” button.

Have fun! Learn lots! See you soon!