San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Peanut Butter & Code Jams are short, hackathon- style workshops for developers and creatives. We mix two technologies that are great on their own -- but taste better together.
We supply: a quick introductory presentation on the technology being sandwiched, code samples to bootstrap your hacking, food, and cheap drinks.
You bring: your laptop, skills & ideas. Come with a collaborative mindset and/or team up in advance on Twitter or Google+ via the #pbcj hashtag.
The focus for Karma Laboratory's first ever PBCJ is:
Android apps and NFC (near field communications)
Who is PBCJ #1 best suited for?
If you are currently an Android developer but haven't dabbled much with NFC or haven't set aside the time to play around with it, you'll get the most out of PBCJ. There will be NFC tags on hand but bring your own NFC-enabled phone.
If you instead want to play around with other NFC projects (e.g. NFC and Arduino), feel free to jam on that this evening too!
If you're a designer or business person, you might want to get a developer friend to come along. Or get up to speed with some of the tutorials on the Android Developer site: http://developer.android.com/resources/index.html.
Double the fun with FITC Spotlight: Android
Attend Spotlight: Android the day of the Peanut Butter and Code Jam and apply what you learn! Spotlight: Android features seven developers who will provide an overview of the world’s most popular mobile operating system. Topics covered include: Arduino, NFC, building apps, Eclipse, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jellybean, moving apps from iOS and also running apps on the BlackBerry PlayBook and BB 10.
For more information and to register, visit fitc.ca/android and use discount code PBCJ to save 30%.
Things that you should do in advance:
- Install the latest Android SDK! This can take up to an hour to download and install everything (and the event wifi will not be able to handle this for everyone) so do this in adavnce. http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html
When & Where
Karma Laboratory is a Toronto-based studio that develops tools and curriculum for technology education. Visit karma-laboratory.com for more info.
The company was founded by Pearl Chen in 2002. Pearl is an independent educator, web developer, artisan, and Android enthusiast.
If there is a workshop that you would like to see offered or if you have a request for an alternative date/time, please send Pearl a note!