We are strong believers in supporting our local development community whether it be through monthly user groups, teaching, and now hosting conferences! One of our co-founders, Patrick Hammond, who is also a co-organizer of the local Google Developer Group (GDG) Cincinnati chapter, is on the organizing team for the first-ever Ohio DevFest conference to be held Nov 19th, 2016 at the University of Cincinnati. If you are attending (and you should), please make sure to find Patrick that day and say hello! You can find the Press Release for Ohio DevFest below.
First-Ever Ohio DevFest Scheduled for November 19 in Cincinnati
Google developer conference features national and local speakers on the latest in virtual reality, Android app development, and web technologies
October 17, 2016 – Cincinnati will host Ohio DevFest 2016 (ohiodevfest.com), the region’s first ever Google developer conference, at the University of Cincinnati on November 19. This one-day conference brings together software developers throughout the region to learn about the latest in virtual reality, Android app development, and web technologies.
The conference features industry experts from Google, Square, and Abercrombie and Fitch, as well as talks by leaders at regional tech companies like Pillar Technology, Gaslight and Multivarious Games. A dozen talks throughout the day will cover topics ranging from mobile and web development to virtual reality and more.
This event is 100% community organized by members of the Cincinnati and Columbus Google Developer Groups (GDG), monthly networking groups that focus on Android app development. The conference follows a format similar to GDG DevFest events hosted by developer communities around the world.
“We saw a spark in the local Google developer community, and we wanted to help turn that into flames,” says Patrick Hammond, an Ohio DevFest organizer and Co-Founder of Atomic Robot, a mobile app development firm in Cincinnati. “The conference brings together an amazing group of developers to share ideas and expertise. It’s a way to learn, make connections and support tech in Cincinnati.”
The conference program includes talks based on three different tracks: virtual reality, Android app development and Firebase (a Google platform that helps developers build high-quality apps). Scheduled sessions range from “How to Train Your Computer to Talk to You” to “Build Your MVP With Angular + Firebase + Polymer.”
HOW TO ATTEND
Tickets to the one-day event cost $65 (student tickets are $35), and they’re available for purchase at ohiodevfest.com. All talks take place at the Tangeman University Center (2766 UC Main Street) on the University of Cincinnati campus. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. on November 19 and the event kicks off at 8:45. Talks wrap up at 4:45.
Venue Sponsor: University of Cincinnati School of Information Technology
Gold Sponsor: Kroger Technology
Silver Sponsor: MedData
Bronze Sponsors: Cardinal Solutions, dotloop, LCS, KRUSH, Roadtrippers, Callibrity Solutions
Event Sponsor: Google
Patrick Hammond, Co-Founder, Atomic Robot, www.madebyatomicrobot.com
Greg Williams, Principal Engineer, dotloop, www.dotloop.com
Casey Borders, Java Instructor, Tech Elevator, www.techelevator.com/columbus
James Powers, Mobile Developer, MedData, www.meddata.com
Pete Gordon, Software Guy, Columbus Collaboratory, columbuscollaboratory.com