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 womentechmakers.at and registration is open on wtm-vienna-2014.eventbrite.com. Get your ticket as long as supply lasts!
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!
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.
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.
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 www.devfest.at. Looking forward to seeing many of you there!
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 .