February 2012 Blog Posts (7)

The Java Posse

Introducing The Java Posse! Check out this podcast from 4 guys who know the score when it comes to software development:

Java Posse #337 - Codemash 2011…

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Added by Michael Levin on February 25, 2012 at 5:39pm — No Comments

Cloud Computing Talk by James Ward

James Ward

James Ward came to Florida and gave a talk on cloud computing for the GatorJUG in Gainesville and the OrlandoJUG this week.

What a great presenter! James gave us such an informative talk. The very first slide of his presentation impressed me practically more than anything else. It described current (newer) trends in software development like continuous…

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Added by Michael Levin on February 24, 2012 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Buzzword Bingo

James Ward gave a great presentation on Heroku.  The server of choice for Facebook developement.  He commented on some attendees not being familiar with all the buzzwords he used.  So we thought of a Buzzword Bingo game. 

I think having a handout with the most common buzzwords especially any the speaker is likely to use would be useful.  I have always thought having a handout about the speaker and topic would be a good idea.  I have never had the time to actually create such a useful…

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Added by Dan Lackey on February 23, 2012 at 9:17am — 1 Comment

Translate Codetown to Another Language

There's a new tool on Codetown that lets you translate the entire site to different languages. Give it a try! You will see it on the righthand column. Hope this helps all you non-English as a first language people. All the best, Michael

Added by Michael Levin on February 20, 2012 at 6:12am — 2 Comments

How to be a tireless volunteer and actually make an impact - Max Bonbhel

Max Bonbhel is an organizer of Africa JUG, Congo JUG and tireless volunteer. He describes his work over the past year in this blog post:

http://bonbhel.blogspot.com/2012/02/2011-what-i-did.html

Bravo,…

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Added by Michael Levin on February 16, 2012 at 7:37am — 2 Comments

Global Android Dev Camp + Africa Android Training (Programme complet)

Bonjour à tous,



Africa Android Training sera de la partie pour Global Android Dev Camp ! 

Mais nous allons proposer quelque chose de plus original qu'un simple Hackathon “classic” !

Africa Android Training propose 2 jours de formation Android en ligne non-stop!



Vous pouvez ainsi participer peut importe où vous êtes ! 



Sujet :



Jour 1 : Services, Location and Maps 

Jour 2 : Web Services, XML and…

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Added by Michael Levin on February 15, 2012 at 8:24am — No Comments

Bangalore Android Group Live - Devfest

The Bangalore Android Group announces:

Please find the schedule for the hangouts as a part of Android Dev fest below.

Watch it live @ www.ustream.tv/channel/blrdroid

Tuesday

    1700 ~ 1745  : Amrit – ”  Location based services…
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Added by Michael Levin on February 14, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

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