RxJava+ Android: Hands-On - (Partner Event)

GDG Washington DC
Thu, Dec 8, 2016, 6:00 PM (EST)

About this event

Speaker: Rich Ehmer is a freelance Android developer based in DC who's been building and maintaining Android apps since 2010. 

Title: RxJava + Android: Hands-On

Description: Functional-Reactive programming is a paradigm all software developers should become familiar with at some point in their careers. Android developers in particular are fortunate to have access to the same library, RxJava, used by Netflix to deliver streaming services to tens of millions of customers every day.

Join us for a hands-on tour of a sample app that implements common features and architecture using RxJava. Get your feet wet and see how functional-reactive programming can simplify control flows in your own apps. Discover and share new design patterns. Learn how RxJava and common Android libraries can be combined in the context of a running Android application. Learn about some of the challenges of using RxJava on Android.

Pull this repo before the meeting to run code on your own machine:https://github.com/richehmer/android-rxjava-demo


It may help to perform some research before the Meetup. Here are some great resources to get started:


Eric Meijer (Facebook)Rx in 15 Minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhD3SRWUCxAA 

Playful Introduction to Rx: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKore-AkisY

Ben Christensen (Netflix)Functional Reactive Programming with RxJava: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dk8cR1Kxj0Y

Matthias Käppler (Soundcloud)GOTO 2015 • Going Reactive, An Android Architectural Journey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R16OHcZJTno


The introduction to Reactive Programming you've been missing: https://gist.github.com/staltz/868e7e9bc2a7b8c1f754#file-introrx-md

Grokking RxJava, Part 1: The Basics: http://blog.danlew.net/2014/09/15/grokking-rxjava-part-1/

Location: 1331 L Street, NW, Washington DC 20005; 1st floor auditorium


6:00-6:30 pm - Check-In & Networking (with Food/Drinks/Beer)

6:30 pm - Nerd out with RxJava!

8:00 pm - Q&A/Networking/Socializing

Parking: There is some but you probably have to pay. Not sure, take the metro =)

This event is Metro accessible, very close to McPhearson Square metro stop: 

Event Max:  60