What do Android developers wish they would have known when starting out? I have my own thoughts, but I was curious what others in the Android community had to say. So, I asked. preping my #chicagoroboto talk this weekend would love to include community examples of challenges or "things you wish you would have known"…
This was my first Google I/O, and I must say, it was quite an experience.
I went in to the week excited for new announcements and to maybe get my hands dirty with new tools/features.
That all happened, but a week removed from the event it’s not the big announcements that have stuck with me (though I do have my eye on Android Studio running on a Pixelbook 😉)
No, a week later I keep coming back to these 2 phrases:
“make good things together”
“build things that matter”
The notion of conference speaking both excites & scares me.
I just gave my first 2 android conference talks
When I finally worked up the courage to submit conference talk proposals, I did so with the intention of documenting the speaking process if I were selected.
I hoped that by openly sharing my experiences that I could perhaps connect with others that are considering taking the same leap. And that, by seeing my excitement/fears/anxiety/joy, they may recognize that there is nothing special required to add your voice to the public forum.
I had the great fortune of attending ChicagoRoboto this week. I really had a terrific time learning, meeting new people, speaking, and playing with Legos 🙂. Check out my ChicagoRoboto 18 Twitter Moment Let’s start off with some well deserved high praise No Title What I like about @chicagoroboto is that it gathers, under the same…
I recently attended (and spoke at) Droidcon Boston 2018. I had a terrific time, and thought it was a wonderful event. Here are a few of my favorite parts. Droidcon Boston Conference Agenda Droidcon Boston Twitter Organizers Friendly Helpful Passionate The entire team of organizers, volunteers and sponsors were so awesome! Their passion…
I really enjoy chatting with people starting a journey into tech; hearing about their challenges, successes, struggles, worries, etc.
It really illustrates the barriers present when starting a career.
Some of these are inherent and part of the nature of learning anything new. Learning is a challenge. Developing a new skill set is not easy, and learning to apply it in the real world even less so.
However, there are some barriers which, I believe, are largely due to a flawed system, and I think are easy to lose sight of once you’re past them (or never encountered at all)
Once you have your hardware assembled, the next step towards building an Android Things application is to install the Android Things OS to your development board.
This post will focus on that process