Android Study Jam

During the duration of the Android Study Jam, you will learn to develop your first Android app, including basic XML and Java, creating user interfaces and handling the user input. No previous programming experience is needed to complete this course!

The Android Study Jam is based on the http://developerstudyjams.com/ and it is defined as a series of free, community run, in-person study groups.

We will be following the Android Basics: User Interface and Android Basics: User Input from Udacity.

The course is aimed for anyone who is interested in learning Android and creating their first app. No previous programming experience is required. Although the events are part of the Women Techmakers activities, all genders are welcome to join the sessions.

How to join

Students will have to enroll using this link:

And once registered, start the courses clicking on “Start Free Course”.

Then, join the next Android Study Jam on Meetup.com

How we work

The students are expected to follow the online course at home and use the study jam session as support. Android developers, named as coaches, will be present on the study jam session to help the students.

About 3 hours/week of work are required to complete the course on time.

Also, the students will develop their first app during the course and will present the app on the graduation event.

The students will graduate only if they present the app at the end of the course. It is not mandatory to attend to all the study jam sessions. The students that graduate will receive a certificate of completion and some prizes for the best presented apps.

Usual Agenda

  • Introduction: News from the community and agenda presentation (15 minutes)
  • Review of the last lesson: A coach will prepare the review and do a short presentation of the new concepts learned so everyone is on the same page (30 minutes)
  • Break.
  • Work together of coaches and students

Diversity and Code of Conduct

The Android Study Jam is organized with collaboration of Women Techmakers Berlin, GDG Berlin and GDG Berlin Android. Our mission is that everyone feels welcome to our events no matter gender or nationality, take their first steps in tech and be part of our local community.

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

Babbel Max-Beer-Straße 2 10119 Berlin

Calendar

  • 01.03.2017: Study Jam Kickoff + Building Layouts Part 1
  • 15.03.2017: Building Layouts Part 2
  • 05.04.2017: Making App Interactive Part 1
  • 19.04.2017: Making App Interactive Part 2
  • 03.05.2017: Object Oriented Programming Part 1
  • 17.05.2017: Object Oriented Programming Part 2
  • 07.06.2017: Project work
  • 21.06.2017: Graduation event

Communication

Join the Android Developers Group Berlin Slack

Join the #wtm-study-jam channel if student. #wtm-study-jam-orga if organizer.

FAQ for Students

Do I need to attend to all the sessions?

No, we won’t check the attendance.

Do I need to present an app as final project for graduation?

Yes, presenting an app on the closing event is required to get the certificate of completion.

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?

Approx. 3 hours a week are required to complete the whole course and do the project.

Do I need to prepare the sessions at home?

Yes, it is recommended that the students (and the coaches) do the course lessons before the events to come prepared with questions.

Do I need to install Android Studio?

The course will tell you when to install Android Studio (at the Practice Set 1)

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.