Google presence at Devoxx Antwerp 2013

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A busy week is about to start for the Devoxx 2013 participants and speakers (it’s been busy for organizers for many weeks!) and Google is back this year with a lot in store for developers.

Android KitKat
Of course, you’ll hear a lot about the newly released Android 4.4 KitKat from Chet and Romain in a University session, a “What’s new” session, and more (Chet is bringing a tie…). Also covered will be Google Play Games Services with a hands-on lab (by Dan Galpin), an Android performance University session, an “image processing on Android” session by Nicolas Roard, a “Design” by Nick Butcher, and a puzzlers session!

AngularJS is back by popular demand with a lab, a university (both on Monday), a session, and a BOF session with a large portion of the team present at the conference (Igor, Misko, Brad, …). There’s also this related TDD session : “Unit testing JavaScript/CoffeeScript/Dart code with Karma”. The AngularJS BOF/Meetup is scheduled for Wednesday 7pm and I hear it’ll have fine food and drinks…

If you’re curious about how Chrome (Packaged Apps) can help you build rich clients there’s a full university waiting for you (by Jow Marini) and an NFC quickie by François Beaufort. Sam Dutton is back to present on Media APIs and WebRTC progress. Maybe in one of the most important Web sessions, Mike West will help you mitigate the risk of XSS.

The Google Cloud has grown to much more than just App Engine. Ludo will cover Google Compute Engine (infrastructure, VM-based offering), the many new features in App Engine, and how the two can seamlessly play together. Ludo will be busy with another session about how to build scalable RESTful APIs, and finally Martin Gorner with explain BigQuery for dummies (aka Dremel, yet another part of the Google’s Cloud).

If you run a web site or service with mobile users and you’re still in the business of managing your their passwords, I would recommend attending Ian Barber’s “Google Sign-in on mobile devices (Android and iOS)” session.

Finally, Thursday will be “Dart Day” for us starting with the Google keynote by Lars Bak, an industry veteran, author of the HotSpot JVM, of the V8 JavaScript engine and now leading the Dart effort, who will no doubt have a thing or two to say about the future of Web development. Later in the Day, Lars and the team will hold a “Dart – Ask us Anything” session during lunch, will a “Mobile, multi-device, multi-player with HTML5 and Dart” session in the afternoon. The day will end with a 6pm to 8pm happy hours with the Dart team (co-founders Lars Bak and Kasper Lund, Seth Ladd, and a number of other engineers). Make sure to stop by the Google booth early to get your free ticket.

Interviews, Booth, Cloud Credits, Quizz & More!
Similar to last year we’ll be conducting a number of interviews of Google speakers which will later be made available on the Google Developer YouTube channel as well as on Parleys. You are encouraged to ask questions ahead of time using this Moderator link.

We’re also running a Google+ event for Devoxx to share photos, comments and interact with other conference participants.

Devoxx participants, make sure you look for the Google Cloud Credits coupon in your attendee bag and redeem it! Also make sure you try the Google quizz online or at the Google booth, we have a number of nice giveaways for those that do!

And, of course, let’s meet at the Google booth and chat about anything developer!

Devoxx, here we come!

Author: alexismp

Google Developer Relations in Paris.

One thought on “Google presence at Devoxx Antwerp 2013”

  1. Of course by now you should know that Thursday was such a big day that Google even announced Dart 1.0, a major milestone for this project. Congrats to the team!

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