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May Meeting

From:
Christopher Saunders
Date:
2011-05-19 @ 12:50
It was great to hear James talk about NDK development and some of the
pitfalls one can fall into when working with the JNI tools on Android.
Hopefully, we'll have more presentations on what can be done in true native
development with Android.

The same can be said for the Twitter and Facebook libraries that Spencer
presented.  The contrast of how much work needs to be done for Twitter vs
Facebook authentication was pretty entertaining.  It was also nice to know
of the pitfalls one can run into when using libraries like JTwitter or
Twitter4J that I'm confident everyone would run into (I know I have!).

We should have the presentations available in some form on the website soon.
We should also have any sources available as soon as possible which can be
found at the ottawa android github page -
http://www.github.com/ottawaandroid/Android-Tutorials

I would like to thank everyone who came out to this months meetup. We had an
awesome turn out of around 20 people, and I hope to see you all next month.
 As I said at the meeting, we are going to be covering alternative languages
for developing Android apps.  We are going to have a presentation about
using Lua on Android, and it would be interesting to have something else as
well.  I'd personally be interested in having someone present on using Scala
for android development, though Ruboto/JRuby or Clojure (just to name a
couple) would be interesting as well.

Cheers,

-- 
Christopher Saunders
http://christophersaunders.ca/

Re: [ottawaandroid] May Meeting

From:
John Stewart
Date:
2011-05-19 @ 12:55
Hi Chris;


> It was great to hear James talk about NDK development and some of the 
pitfalls one can fall into when working with the JNI tools on Android. 
Hopefully, we'll have more presentations on what can be done in true 
native development with Android.

I found James' presentation great, and incredibly timely. Thank you James.

> ...  We are going to have a presentation about using Lua on Android, and
it would be interesting to have something else as well.  I'd personally be
interested in having someone present on using Scala for android 
development, though Ruboto/JRuby or Clojure (just to name a couple) would 
be interesting as well.

If people are interested, I can talk a bit about GLSL, and OpenGL-ES 2.0; 
our code is running on the iPhone, OSX, Linux, Windows, and cross fingers,
Android very soon. Just tell me how much time I have, and I'll put 
something together if the interest is there.


Thanks;

John A. Stewart. 

Re: [ottawaandroid] May Meeting

From:
Christopher Saunders
Date:
2011-05-19 @ 13:00
It would be very cool to have someone talk about OpenGL development on
Android.

And according to wikipedia:
"A *shading language* is a special programming
language<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Programming_language> adapted
to map on shader <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shader> programming."

So we may have the other language for our presentations next month.  Would
you be interested in doing a longer presentation or more of a 5 - 10 minute
lightning talk?

On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 8:55 AM, John Stewart <alex.stewart@crc.ca> wrote:

> Hi Chris;
>
>
> > It was great to hear James talk about NDK development and some of the
> pitfalls one can fall into when working with the JNI tools on Android.
> Hopefully, we'll have more presentations on what can be done in true native
> development with Android.
>
> I found James' presentation great, and incredibly timely. Thank you James.
>
> > ...  We are going to have a presentation about using Lua on Android, and
> it would be interesting to have something else as well.  I'd personally be
> interested in having someone present on using Scala for android development,
> though Ruboto/JRuby or Clojure (just to name a couple) would be interesting
> as well.
>
> If people are interested, I can talk a bit about GLSL, and OpenGL-ES 2.0;
> our code is running on the iPhone, OSX, Linux, Windows, and cross fingers,
> Android very soon. Just tell me how much time I have, and I'll put something
> together if the interest is there.
>
>
> Thanks;
>
> John A. Stewart.
>



-- 
Christopher Saunders
http://christophersaunders.ca/

Re: [ottawaandroid] May Meeting

From:
John Stewart
Date:
2011-05-19 @ 13:32
Hi Chris;

> Would you be interested in doing a longer presentation or more of a 5 - 
10 minute lightning talk?

It depends on what you (plural) would like. Shader programming can get 
pretty hairy pretty fast; maybe a 5-10 minute talk to introduce the 
subject, and we can see if there's interest in delving deeper into the 
abyss for another talk? Having attended a grand total of 1 of your 
meetings, I don't have an appreciation of what kind of talks are typical. 


I also have 2 talks that I did here at work in our internal seminar series
that might be of interest; the most recent was "general purpose 
programming on GPUs" which was designed to get other 
scientists/engineers/researchers to think about using a GPU for their 
tasks; the previous one was "an introduction to 3D graphics"; which was 
targeted for everybody; I can pull either of these out; saying that 
*think* I still have the "introduction" talk archived somewhere. :-|

Both went about an hour;  something for you to think about; both would be 
fairly easy for me to prep. for. :-) 

These talks are not Android specific, but of course the end results are 
applicable. 


Thanks;

John A. Stewart.