- Explore new techniques
- Learn from each other
- Contribute to open source
Our first meetup was on June 9. We brainstormed for our first project, and decided to enter a hackathon together. It was a great way to bootstrap our efforts, using the hackathon to impose a real deadline.
We worked from home after the meetup, keeping in touch on Google Hangout. The time pressure made it a bit stressful, but it was so rewarding to see the group working together and finishing the app in 3 weeks!
Here is our entry, Lunch In:
We met again on July 14 to review what we did for the app. It was a great discussion of the techniques we used:
- BroadcastReceiver to detect wifi state change
- Custom view
- Database (using the Cupboard library)
I made a screen recording of the code review. Check it out: