Dienstag, 13. März 2012

Winner announced

The winners for the global Android dev camp has been announced during the closing session of the Droidcon barcamp in Berlin.

Category Paypal: 
Prize: Asus Transformer Prime

Category OpenSense: 
Hiromi Ono - Maze Toy
Prize: HTC JetStream

Public Award:
1st place
Esprit Mobile 1, Esprit Mobile - Arab Spring the game

Prize: Sony Xperia S

2nd place
JDroid - Mobile Zakat Application
Prize: HTC JetStream

3rd place
Prize: BugSense Plus 12 Monate

Montag, 20. Februar 2012

What a weekend

This was an amazing and inspiring weekend. More than 30 user groups were hacking on Android apps at the same time. Small groups with a few people and large groups with as many as 100 participants. For some impressions see +Global Android Dev Camp

Please do not forget

  • to publish your app at nexva as described here and 
  • spread the word about what happend in your city the last weekend!

Mittwoch, 15. Februar 2012

Prizes and Submission

The page "Prizes - Submission" has been added. Read the FAQ and about prizes and how to submit an application.

  • O'Reilly sponsors one ebook for each participant - ask your local organizer!

  • BugSense sponsors a discount for each participant as well as a Plus package for one year to the global winner (value $1188)

  • Sony Ericsson provided already SmartWatches to some locations and sponsored one as a global prize. Instructions are available here.
  • PayPal supports “Global Android DevCamp 2012”

    PayPal is directly supporting the “Global Android DevCamp 2012” initiative with a dedicated category.

    Whatever European, Middle Eastern or African (EMEA) team can apply for this category….. and risk to win a great prize !

    If you want to participate….you have to create: 

    “The best Android Application - Mobile, Tablet - that integrates PayPal as the payment platform and that can significantly increase the number of PayPal users and/or the number of transactions made through PayPal”

    PayPal tech evangelists and engineers will be present at some EMEA stages to support the teams during all the weekend and will be available to be contacted by the other EMEA stages during all the hackathon

    Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime + Keyboard…… yeah !!!

    (max 4 prizes for the winning team)

    Online resources for Android Developers (Mobile and Tablet):
    Mobile Express Checkout (in-browse experience)
    Mobile Payment Libraries (native libraries and developer package includes all documentation and sample Android applications)
    PayPal Sandbox (development and testing environment)

    For any technical question or regarding the PayPal category, please contact: corrado@x.com or saulius@x.com 

Montag, 30. Januar 2012

Current status and information for organizers

In order to have an entry point for every participant we've created http://android-dev-camp-2012.blogspot.com.
We'd like to set links to all locations available on this blog.
Please send us the link to you local event web site/registration form within the next 36 hours so that we can link it on the global blog.

Also there are Google Plus pages for the Global Android Dev Camp as well as some local groups:
Feel free to create your own social media channels for swift updates.
Let Global Android Dev Camp know that you are out there and we'll share a circle with all locations.

Freitag, 20. Januar 2012

Giving the global dev camp a cute face

Marie Schweiz, the creator of the great logo for the GTUG community weekend in 2011, once again took the time to create another awesome logo especially for the Global Android Dev Camp 2012. 

Even more awesome: She provides every location with the graphics source file so YOU can build your own version for the international Dev Camp!

Create your own Android

You can download the package here.

Dienstag, 10. Januar 2012

50 Registered User Groups so far

So far, there are 50 user groups registered that are interested in taking part in the global Android dev camp. They come from all continents (only Oceania is missing). Five groups have already confirmed and booked a location.

Global Android Dev Camp 2012 Locations on a bigger map

Please spread the word! If your user group is not registered please leave a comment below.

Sonntag, 11. Dezember 2011

Android hacking - worldwide

The idea was already discussed during the GTUG Barcamp @ Google I/O 2011. Now, it is time to get it organized!

Format: Each GTUG/Android User group holds an Android Dev Camp at the same time.
  • There is one global registration site like RHOK or SFD.
  • 15 Minutes Hangouts held by API, library providers every two hours.
  • There can be local teams as well as international ones.
  • 48h Coding (maybe with some tutorials inbetween)

Result: New apps, Knowledge Transfer

If you manage a user group please indicate your interest here
If you are not sure what is involved in organizing a hackathon see e.g. https://sites.google.com/site/hackathoninabox/Home

Please spread the word and add comments what you think and what you plan.

About this Hackathon

Think global. Hack local. 48 hours straight. Enjoy!