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New years resolutions… a fad that’s gone by February or one that will stick around? Hopefully it’s the latter for the 100+ attendees who came out for our New Years resolutions meetup on Wednesday! To ring in 2014 the right way, we wanted to talk about things that we should be doing, but don’t. As our meetup’s founder and Touch Lab President Kevin said, it’s time to make some resolutions (or at least watch people talk about them).

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Our gracious hosts at The New York Times kicked off the meetup with a warm welcome from Kate, their mobile product manager, and Howard, their lead developer. After Kevin’s housekeeping announcements, talks started with Paul Dupuy up first; he showed everyone how his product Duologue helps you compare app screenshots with mockups, track bugs and comment. Kevin spoke about IDE’s (Integrated Development Environments), especially Android Studio, and Kevin Schultz from Lua Technologies talked about more advanced Gradle features. Dave Redding and Matt Davis, developers at Touch Lab, spoke about using Robotium vs. Espresso. The night ended with questions from the audience and more mingling.

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Thanks to The New York Times for their hard work and the amazing space, and to our speakers!

As for upcoming meetups, here’s three - save the dates:

  • February 12 at Google (connected devices including Glass)
  • March 12 at Tumblr (design)
  • April 16 at StackExchange with Mark Murphy, who will talk about the next billion Android users.
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Until next time!
Olivia
Operations, Touch Lab
Co-organizer, NY Android Developers Meetup

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