Monday, October 13, 2014

AngularJS by GDG-Women Vienna & DevFest Vienna

This week is CodeWeek-EU and GDG Vienna is taking part with two events this week:
AngularJS Workshop by GDG-W Vienna on Wednesday 15 October 2014, 18:00

DevFest Vienna 2014 on Saturday 18 October 2014 (TU Wien) and Sunday (Raum D / quartier21)

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Women Techmakers Vienna

In celebration of today's International Women's Day, Google has initiated the world-wide Women Techmakers events series.
And Vienna is taking part with Women Techmakers Vienna on 15 March at Stockwerk!
This event is open for everyone to attend, including men! It is about calling attention to women who work in tech, research tech, teach tech knowledge,... and about inspiring women who follow in their footsteps.
All the details can be found on and registration is open on Get your ticket as long as supply lasts!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

GDG Vienna 2013 review and 2014 preview

The year 2013 was a really amazing year for us at GDG Vienna. We had a lot of events and meet-ups, alongside with hackathons and cooperation with many companies and user groups.
  • We started in January with an "Introduction to Ingress” held by Anna Kastlunger and a nice tech talk from Sergii Kauk on Google APIs. Followed by February with a tech talk from Gerwin Sturm on Google Cloud Endpoints. It was again Gerwin Sturm who gave in March a talk about Google Glass and the mirror API. Nik Graf from reported on his experiences with Dart. And we welcomed Aygul Zagidullina on hangouts who shared with us some Google Glass experience.
  • We organized also an AR Drone Hackathon where Kariem Hussein, Timea Turdean and Marc Edem formed a team that worked on controlling the drone with gestures recognized via a webcam, and Gerwin SturmAnna Kastlunger, and Shadi Abani worked in their team with the navigation data provided by the drone to give some visual feedback about orientation, altitude and battery state inside of the Chrome App.
  • We organized the Google I/O Extended viewing which was one of our greatest event with an attendance of almost 100 people. As in previous years we met in a nice place in Vienna to watch the announcements made at this year's Google I/O - this year it was The Hub. Some of the organizers were in San Francisco and provided us with nice pictures and live reports from there as well!
  • In June we had another Google Glass experience with Sergii Kauk and a session on “Responsive Design with GWT” by Timea Turdean. The August meetup with the “Introduction to Graph database” by Marc Edem was also an amazing session.
  • The next big event: DevFest Vienna! It was a great 3 days events. In cooperation with the Java Student User Group and the AndroidHeads Vienna we have organized an amazing festivity for developers in mobile, cloud, social & web, including an awesome after-party powered by Cenarion - made possible by the support of Willhaben, PayPal and Google.  Other sponsors were Indoors, Tailored Apps, Codiqa, O'Reilly and Manning Publication. We had the chance to have great speakers and presenters together with time for networking and relaxing. The hackathon on Sunday was also a great success where gifted developers created great applications.
  • We ended the year with the Android Native on Intel - a joint event with AndroidHeads Vienna sponsored by Intel, with Marc Edem presenting on Intel optimizations for Android and Kariem Hussein talking about Cloud Endpoints in Java Google App Engine.
2014 has already started with the amazing Dart Flight School Vienna event. And more is planned already:
  • Women Tech Makers on 15 March 2014
  • Google I/O Extended on 25-26 June 2014
  • Participation in CodeEU week from 11 to 17 October 2014
  • DevFest Vienna on 18-19 October 2014
  • Cooperation at the Pioneers Hackathon in the last week of October
  • and (almost) monthly meetups & workshops on various topics
Many thanks to all of you for your participation & support! Without you GDG Vienna could not be this success.

#gdg #gdgdach #2013 #2014 #gdgvienna

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Dart Flight School Vienna

Join us in our Dart Flight School!
We start with Tech Talks and end with a Hackathon around Dart.

09:30 - 10:00 Breakfast & Introduction
10:00 - 10:45 polymer.dart & Dart usage in TaPo-IT (Herbert Poul)
10:45 - 11:30 Angular.dart & Dart usage at (Nik Graf)
11:30 - 13:00 Start of the Dart hackathon
13:00 - 14:00 Pizza!!!!!!!!!
14:00 - 18:00 Continuation of the Dart hackathon
18:00 - 20:00 Results & prizes

Looking forward to see you all there!

When: Saturday, 1 February 2014
WhereSektor5, Siebenbrunnengasse 44, 1050 Wien
Registration: Please register on the Google+ event and/or the Google Developers event.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

September Meetup: Graph Database basics

At our monthly meetup of September, we had a presentation from +Marc Edem who gives us some basics fondamentals on graph database and how it works.

Based on a NoSQL thechnology like Google Big Tables, or Dynamo of Amazon, Graph database has a pure advantage toward common relational database which is its time performance and the speed of execution of queries on really big data.

An example is where normal relational database query can take up to 2000 ms to execute, graph database  need only 2ms which is extremely fast compared to the relational databse.

Graph Database is developped by +Neo4j (Neo Technology), which CEO is +Emil Eifrem .
More details about Graph Database can be found on their website Neo4j.

Friday, September 6, 2013

DevFest Vienna 2013

DevFests are large-scale community events following the tradition of Google DevFests and managed by GDGs around the world.
DevFest Vienna is coming back this year from Friday 18 October till Sunday 20 October. It is jointly organized with the Java Student User Group and AndroidHeads Vienna. It will be even larger and more exciting than last years, starting on Friday afternoon with hands-on workshops and Saturday having presentations and talks on current developer topics in the area of mobile and web, hosted at the University of Technology in Vienna. Sunday it will have a great OpenHack-styled hackathon at Sektor5. See the agenda for the details!

Tickets are available at no cost, all the details and the registration can be found at Looking forward to seeing many of you there!

Friday, June 28, 2013

June Meetup: Google Glass experience and responsive design on GWT.

The last month of June, we had an amazing experience.

First +Timea Turdean  presented an amazing demo on how to use responsive design features on the GWT, and specially how it looks ans feel on a mobile device, based on a real example she had done at her work place.

After that session, +Sergii Kauk presented to us a live demo of developing an application for the Google Glass +GoogleGlassUA . And of course we had the chance to try out the Google glass as well. Which was very interesting .