Android Study Jam

At the Android Study Jam, you will learn to develop your first Android app, including basic XML and Kotlin, creating user interfaces and handling the user input.

On 2018 we celebrate the 4th edition of our Android Study Jam! And we have new content! We are going to teach you Android using Kotlin: A popular programming language that is easier to use than Java, it is fully supported for Android apps and it’s in high demand for Android developers.

On the first session, we will do a live introduction to Kotlin using Try Kotlin website. You don’t need to install anything, it runs on the browser. This introduction is aimed for non developers.

Then, we will be following the codelab: Build your first Android app in Kotlin.

The course is aimed for anyone who is interested in learning Android and creating their first app. Previous programming experience is recommended but not mandatory. The first session will have an intro to Kotlin for non-developers.

How to join

join the next Android Study Jam on Meetup.com

How we work

We will meet Tuesdays from 19:00 to 21:00 for six weeks.

During the six scheduled sessions, we will follow the codelab Build your first Android app in Kotlin and we will go step by step through all the content. See the agenda below.

Working at home is not required but is encouraged.

Android developers, named as coaches, will be present on the study jam session to help the students.

We recommend you to attend to all sessions, but skipping a session and doing the codelab at home is perfectly possible.

Session Agenda

  • Start at 19:00~19:10
  • Introduction: News from the community and agenda presentation (5 minutes)
  • Work on the codelab: An instructor will follow the codelab, showing every step on the screen projector, students are encouraged to follow along and to ask questions when blocked.
  • Break at 20:15
  • Questions and self-learning
  • End at 21:00

Diversity and Code of Conduct

The Android Study Jam is organized by Women Techmakers Berlin.

Our mission is that everyone feels welcome to our events no matter gender, nationality or age. We are a diversity supporting community and want to encourage newcomers to take their first steps in tech and become a part of the Berlin’s tech scene.

We strictly follow the Berlin Code Of Conduct and we don’t tolerate any kind of bad behaviour as defined by the code of conduct.

Location

Soundcloud Rheinsberger Str. 76/77 10115 Berlin

Calendar

  • 15.05.2018: Study Jam Kickoff + Introduction to Kotlin
  • 22.05.2018: Codelab
  • 29.05.2018: Codelab
  • 05.06.2018: Codelab
  • 12.06.2018: Codelab
  • 19.06.2018: Codelab

Dates for graduation event are yet not confirmed.

Communication

  1. Join the WTM Berlin Slack
  2. Join the #android-study-jam channel.

FAQ for Students

Do I need to attend to all the sessions?

No, we won’t check the attendance.

I skipped some lessons and I am lost. Can I still come to the events?

Yes, you will have plenty of time to catch up. You can work on them during the lessons and the coaches will help you.

How many hours do I need to study each week?

Studying at home is not required, except if you skip lessons.

Do I need to prepare the sessions at home?

No, it’s not required.

Do I need to install Android Studio?

The course will tell you when to install Android Studio (At the first lesson)

Do I need a powerful computer?

It is recommended a computer with 8GB of RAM to be able to run Android Studio and an Emulator. Any operating system will work.

Do I need an Android device?

Not mandatory but nice to have, you can use an emulator instead.

What other resources to learn Android and programming do you recommend?

If you need extra support, we recommend the following content:

Both courses are free!