Saturday, November 10, 2012

Goa Android User Group meeting

Goa Android User Group meeting

The monthly meet of the Goa Android User Group (GAUG) was held at Centre for Innovation and Business Acceleration (CIBA) at Agnel technical education complex, Verna on October 27, 2012. The Goa Android User Group is the second group in India after the Bangalore Android User group to bring Android enthusiasts on a common platform.

The meet opened with presentation of the facilities available at CIBA to support entrepreneurs and technopreneurs for technology commercialization. The entrepreneurs based at CIBA working on innovative technologies were also introduced to the gathering.

The GAUG team, comprising Prajyot Mainkar (GAUG head), Arya Padte and Jonathan Pereira, formally introduced the genesis and the need of Goa Android User Group to all the participants. The group expressed their concern about limited opportunities for techno freaks to meet and focused on the need to spread knowledge about Android among Goan students and enthusiasts.

Participants expressed interest in including even those who are not technically qualified but have the slightest interest towards Android in the group to widen GAUG's horizons.The participants comprised of android enthusiasts, both students and professionals from various engineering colleges, and corporates from across Goa.

The technical session kicked off with Jonathan Pereira speaking about "Android Basics and App Development". After explaining in details about Android, he demonstrated to the participants the coding of android app. This was followed by a session on "Android 4.1 (Jelly Beans version) Preview" by Prajyot Mainkar. He demonstrated the various new and exciting features like Google Now, NFC which were introduced in the Jelly beans version.

The event was co-ordinated by Amey Karmali and Raghuvir Mahale from CIBA. GAUG meet will be a regular event organized at CIBA every month and Android enthusiasts can contact GAUG or CIBA for registration. (TOI)

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