Beginner Android Classes in Silicon Valley

As regular readers of this blog know, Geogad has been a big supporter of the Android ecosystem and is available to travelers through its own Android app. It has also been a big supporter of the upcoming Android Hackathon, the first Android hackathon in Silicon Valley. This event will take place on March 13 at Hacker Dojo in Mountain View.

The best feature of hackathons is the way that programmer spontaneously come together to form teams to transform an idea into a working app. To help beginning Android programmers pick up the basics on Android, Geogad will be presenting some introductory classes on Android in the weeks before the hackathon.

The first class is scheduled for Feb. 16 from 6:00 to 8:30 PM. The class will take place at Access Growth in Santa Clara. Two instructors will teach up to 20 students on the basics of Android including

  • Setting up Eclipse to create and run Android projects.
  • In-depth look at a few Hello World-type projects.
  • Lifecycle of an Activity
  • Intents, Services and launch modes
  • Android tools bundled in the SDK
  • Techniques for debugging Android projects

Since this is a good bit of material to cover in a relatively short time, all students are required to have downloaded and installed the latest versions of Eclipse, Sun’s JDK 6, and the Android SDK before arriving at the class. Students must already know how to programming in the Java programming language on which Android is based.

This class will cost $25 per person and is limited to 20 students. You can register here. For more information, contact service at

Introductory Android Class

February 16, 2010
6:00 to 8:30PM
Access Growth
2953 Bunker Hill Lane, Suite 400
Santa Clara, CA 95054



 Before the hackathon begins, Geogad will be helping beginning Android programmers learn some of the basics to allow them to contribute to the team projects.

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