A hands-on workshop on developing an Android App

Date:
Thursday 26 November 2015,
6.15pm - 8.15pm

Venue:
Greenwich School for Management, Greenford Campus, Horsenden House, 891 Greenford Road, Greenford, UB6 0HE

By Tube:
Greenford (Central line), then a 15 mins walk to the campus or Sudbury Hill (Piccadilly line), then a 10 mins walk to the campus.

By Bus:
To Greenford Road (close proximity to campus)

92, H17, 487

To Greenford Road (short walk to campus)

95, 282

Cost:
Free for all to attend, though limited to 25 people

Description:

Agenda:

  • 6.15 pm to 8.15 pm - Android Development Workshop

Details of Speakers:

Simon Bates
Over the course of 15+ years in digital technology Simon has worked with all types and sizes of organisations from banking & retail through to media and manufacturing. Simon co-founded Manifesto Digital in 2011.

Manifesto
An award winning London based digital agency that loves ideas, design and technology. Manifesto aims to make people’s lives better, easier, fairer, more interesting or fun with great strategy, engaging campaigns and rock solid technology.

Synopsis:
Following the successful formula of previous events the team from Manifesto will lead a hands-on workshop aimed at giving participants an introduction to Android development.

Pre-requisites
This is a hands-on session so please bring your own laptop, fully charged, with all the pre-requisite software installed. You’ll need to make sure that your laptop meets the following minimum system requirements:

Windows

  • Microsoft® Windows® 8/7/Vista/2003 (32 or 64-bit)
  • 2 GB RAM minimum, 4 GB RAM recommended
  • 400 MB hard disk space
  • At least 1 GB for Android SDK, emulator system images, and caches
  • 1280 x 800 minimum screen resolution
  • Java Development Kit (JDK) 7
  • Optional for accelerated emulator: Intel® processor with support for Intel® VT-x, Intel® EM64T (Intel® 64), and Execute Disable (XD) Bit functionality

Mac OS X

  • Mac® OS X® 10.8.5 or higher, up to 10.9 (Mavericks)
  • 2 GB RAM minimum, 4 GB RAM recommended
  • 400 MB hard disk space
  • At least 1 GB for Android SDK, emulator system images, and caches
  • 1280 x 800 minimum screen resolution
  • Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6
  • Java Development Kit (JDK) 7
  • Optional for accelerated emulator: Intel® processor with support for Intel® VT-x, Intel® EM64T (Intel® 64), and Execute Disable (XD) Bit functionality    

Note: On Mac OS, run Android Studio with Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 for optimized font rendering. You can then configure your project to use Java Development Kit (JDK) 6 or JDK 7.

Linux

  • GNOME or KDE desktop
  • GNU C Library (glibc) 2.15 or later
  • 2 GB RAM minimum, 4 GB RAM recommended
  • 400 MB hard disk space
  • At least 1 GB for Android SDK, emulator system images, and caches
  • 1280 x 800 minimum screen resolution
  • Oracle® Java Development Kit (JDK) 7

Pre-requisite software
Android Studio Package (http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html). This will install the following software:

  • Android Studio IDE
  • Android SDK tools
  • Android 5.0 (Lollipop) Platform
  • Android 5.0 emulator system image with Google APIs

Please email the BCS West London branch for any technical enquiries with regards to BCS event listing at https://forms.bcs.org/bcs/westlondon-contact/

Presentations

PDF Icon Manifesto Digital - Simon Bates

PDF Icon Introduction to Android Development - Simon Bates