The American Express headquarters may seem far to some, but it was no big deal for the 100+ developers who came out for our February meetup. We helped ourselves to pizza and refreshments before kicking back and relaxing in the cushy auditorium.
We've always had great turnouts for our meetups, but our most recent one drew an official headcount of 204 members! Maybe it was the talks, smooth check-in process, or maybe even the pizza? Whatever it was, thanks for helping us ring in a new year of meetups with a spectacular crowd!
We don't usually throw Android squeeze dolls into the crowd to start the night... but after few years of running this meetup, it's okay to change things up ;) For November (sponsored by American Express) we headed to Oscar Health's SoHo office. May we take a moment to appreciate the bountiful pizza that Yang ordered. Oscar may have taken the prize for best pizza so far...
For our first meetup after Droidcon, we returned to Facebook's spacious NY headquarters in the East Village. Kevin Schultz and Brent Watson returned as speakers and each taught our group something new.
It's the week before Droidcon NYC! As you can imagine, things are pretty busy here at touchlab. The team got to relax at Squarespace last Thursday though, along with 100+ meetup members who came out for Droidcon preview talks and sunset views over the Hudson.
Last Thursday, I flew to McLean, Virginia for Android Summit, a two day conference + hackathon sponsored by Capital One, benefitting Women Who Code.
I was invited to Android Summit to give a talk about mutative design, and to coincide with the event I released a new post on Project Phoebe, answering more questions about how mutative design will work and announcing Helios, a new tool for researching mutative patterns.
Now that I'm back, I wanted to post a quick listicle about what I did during my trip.
For August, we returned to the lovely, very cushiony auditorium of our August sponsor, The American Express Company. It's a bit of a walk over to the west side, but that didn't stop the 116+ members who came out. (Did it help that the World Trade Center is a lured PokemonGo stop??)