The New Google Cast SDK for Android

GDG Silicon Valley
Wed, Jun 1, 2016, 6:00 PM (PDT)

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For this month we are at a new location - parking is behind the building


6:00-7:00pm Networking and light food

7:00-7:10pm Announcements

7:10-8:00 pm The New Google Cast SDK for Android - Kevin Nilson

8:00-8:15  Q&A with Kevin Nilson

Abstract:Enabling your apps with Google Cast is getting easier and easier. Millions of users press the Cast button every day to connect their mobile device with the best display in their homes. If you’ve wondered how this is done or are an experienced Cast developer, this session will take you through all the details. We’ll go through recent updates on Android - including how we’ve made it easier to discover devices, handle reconnection, and manage the entire user experience in a Cast session. Come listen to Kevin Nilson, Technical Solutions Engineering Team Lead for Google Cast, share these updates.

Bio: Kevin works at Google as the lead of the Chromecast Technical Solutions Engineer team.  Prior to joining Google Kevin was the VP of Engineering at, a mobile social startup funded by Google Ventures.  Kevin is a Java Champion and three time JavaOne Rock Star.  Kevin has spoken at conferences such as JavaOne, Devoxx, O'Reilly Fluent, NFJS SpringOne, AnDevCon, JAX, Open Web Camp, Silicon Valley Code Camp, HTML5DevConf, On Android and AjaxWorld. Kevin is the co-author of Web 2.0 Fundamentals. In the past Kevin was an adjunct professor at the College of San Mateo. Kevin holds a MS and BS in Computer Science from Southern Illinois University. Kevin is the leader of the Silicon Valley Java User Group, Silicon Valley Google Developer Group, Silicon Valley JavaScript Meetup and Devoxx4Kids Bay Area.


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