[ONLINE] Rapid Prototyping with Flutter and Firebase - Paul Ruiz @Google

GDG Winnipeg
Tue, Jul 14, 2020, 5:00 PM (CDT)

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About this event

Hello GDG Winnipeg Flutter and Firebase enthusiasts,

Let’s talk about Rapid Prototyping using Flutter and Firebase with our speaker Paul Ruiz @Google .
Paul is a Developer Programs Engineer on Firebase with a background in Android and IoT development. Outside of work he makes movie props as a hobby, and is a member of a Star Wars costuming charity where he volunteers at events as various movie characters including an Imperial Snowtrooper, X-Wing Pilot, or Tusken Raider. Before getting into tech Paul was a zookeeper, so feel free to ask any giraffe-related questions.

Do you ever need to make an app quickly, such as for a hackathon or prototype, but not know where to start? In this talk you will learn about Flutter, Google's cross-OS development platform, as well as Firebase, Google's Backend as a Service (BaaS) platform, and how they can be used to quickly take your ideas and turn them into beautiful and functional prototypes.

GDG Winnipeg will be hosting this special online Flutter and Firebase Study Jam in conjunction with GDG Regional Capital, GDG Memphis, GDG Cloud Fredericton and WTM Toronto Meetups! (TBD)

*** Due to Coronavirus and to protect the health and safety of our community we are hosting our meetup online. It will be hosted via Google Meet. ***

*** You will be able to access the link after you RSVP. ***

5:00 – 5:30 Opening Remarks, Meetup announcements
5:30 – 6:30 Paul Ruiz - Prototyping with Flutter and Firebase
6:30 – 7:45 Codelab - Learn Flutter & Dart - Build an IOS & Android app
7:45 – 8:00 Meetup wrap-up, closing comments

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Where: ***Link TBD soon***
This is an online event. You will be able to access the link after you RSVP.

See you online!

Github Repo - Flutter Monthly Meetup Activity and Code Snippets.

Environment setup:
The event will be hands-on, so make sure to bring your laptop and set up your environment in advance and be ready to code. Feel free to bring your own laptop to follow along with Flutter installed https://flutter.dev/docs/get-started/install .

For the Flutter Codelab, please do the following:
You need two pieces of software to complete this lab: the Flutter SDK, and an editor.

This codelab assumes Android Studio/Visual Studio Code, but you can use your preferred editor.

You can run this Codelab using any of the following devices:
- A physical device ( Android https://flutter.dev/docs/get-started/install/macos#+set-up-your-android-device or iOS https://flutter.dev/docs/get-started/install/macos#deploy-to-ios-devices ) connected to your computer and set to developer mode.
- The iOS simulator https://flutter.dev/docs/get-started/install/macos#+set-up-the-ios-simulator (Requires installing XCode tools.)
-The Android emulator https://flutter.dev/docs/get-started/install/macos#+set-up-the-android-emulator (Requires setup in Android Studio.)

For the App Engine Codelab, please sign up for a Google Cloud Platform https://cloud.google.com/free/ free account, and have a browser and editor ready to go.

For the Actions Codelab, please sign up for a Google Cloud Platform https://cloud.google.com/free/ free account, and have a browser ready to go.

Flutter is Google’s new mobile UI framework for crafting high-quality native interfaces on iOS and Android in record time.

Whether you are just starting a new Flutter project, or an experienced developer looking to discuss advanced topics, you are welcome to join our group and share your ideas with us!

We will learn how to get started using Flutter to design, develop and deploy native apps with high performance and low development costs. Flutter works with existing code, is used by developers and organizations around the world and is free and open source.


  • Josiane Kroll

    Josiane Kroll

    University of Manitoba

    GDG Organizer

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    Erica Silva


    Project Manager - GDG Winnipeg / WTM Mentor

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  • Edwin Ajong

    Edwin Ajong

    Camsol Technologies UG (haftungsbeschränkt)

    GDG Winnipeg

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    Yui M


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