An Introduction to Jetpack Compose

Xero, 19-23 Taranaki Street, Wellington, 6011

Come along (virtually or in-person) to our May meetup! This time around we're exploring Jetpack Compose, an upcoming toolkit for building native, declarative UI on Android.

May 6, 2021, 5:30 – 7:30 AM


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About this event

Jetpack Compose is Android’s modern toolkit for building native UI. It simplifies and accelerates UI development on Android. It's also in beta!

Join us on May 6th for an evening of Jetpack Compose. We have two interesting, introductory talks lined up, followed by in-person mingling. Bring along laptops if you're interested in following along!

We're glad to have Xero hosting this meetup. We're in the main Xero building on Taranaki street, across the road from our previous venue. For directions, check out the map below. Instruction on what to do when you get there are coming soon.


Introduction to Jetpack Compose - Michel Onwordi, Android Engineer @

Michel is an experienced engineer with a strong focus on Android. He is based in Berlin where he works at . Michel is passionate about practically applying mobile technologies to create relevant digital solutions.

This talk is providing an introduction to Compose. It's centered around an almost trivial app with list and detail screens and Michel will explore and explain the various aspects of Compose using the app's different elements:

- Composables
- Modifiers
- Slot pattern
- State-hoisting and more.

Navigation with Jetpack Compose - Mikey Stewart, Android @ Trade Me

Mikey is an up-and-coming mobile developer, passionate and enthusiastic about Android. Working for Trade Me in New Zealand, he brings fresh and creative solutions to problems, while contributing to some of the most popular, most delightful apps in the country.

Navigation is essential in just about every app so let's see what the future looks like! We'll take a look at the basics of navigating using Android's new declarative UI framework - Jetpack Compose. After running through the basics, we'll talk about how to set up bottom navigation, best practices, and other navigation approaches.



Thursday, May 6, 2021
5:30 AM – 7:30 AM UTC


Introduction to Jetpack Compose - Michel Onwordi
Navigation with Jetpack Compose - Mikey Stewart


  • Michel Onwordi

    Android Engineer

  • Mikey Stewart

    Waka Kotahi

    Android developer


  • Isaac Udy

    ANZ Plus

    Enablement Engineer


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  • Sam Hindmarsh


    GDG Organizer

  • Isaac Udy

    GDG Organizer

  • Liam Edwards


    GDG Organizer

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