Sessions at SXSW Interactive 2012 in Rainey St

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Saturday 10th March 2012

  • Google Village

    Get a glimpse at Google’s view of the future. We gathered up the best of Google and are setting up shop on Rainey Street, a few steps from the Austin Convention Center. Visit our Android, Developer, Discovery and Maps houses for a full agenda of talks, workshops, happy hours and surprises, all day on Saturday and Sunday. All SXSW badge holders are welcome. Details at www.google.com/events/sxsw .

    At 11:00am to 10:00pm, Saturday 10th March

    In Rainey St

  • Holo: Exploring the design of the Android user interface

    by Trevor Johns

    Learn about the design principles that went into Android's latest release and how to design beautiful applications for the next generation of Android smartphones. This talk will take you on a guided tour through the Android user interface design guide, including the rationale behind the creation of the new "Holo" theme introduced in Android 3.0, and will leave you with practical tips for your own Android apps.

    At 11:00am to 11:25am, Saturday 10th March

    In Rainey St

  • The next gen of Social Apps is in a Hangout: introducing Google+ Hangout Apps

    by Jonathan Beri

    The landscape of real-time communication has evolved with the introduction of Google+ Hangouts. And with Hangout Apps, Social Apps are evolving too. Hangout apps are a fun and new way to play games, collaborate face-to-face, or connect with family and friends in real-time in new and interesting ways. Come see what makes a Hangout Apps so exciting.

    At 11:30am to 11:55am, Saturday 10th March

    In Rainey St

  • The VJ in Your Pocket: Mobile YouTube API Apps for Content Creators, Curators and Consumers

    by JJ Aguhob, Jarek Wilkiewicz, Hannah Eaves, Jereme Monteau and Oscar Moreno

    One hour of video is uploaded to YouTube every second and four billion video views happen globally every day. A fast growing portion of YouTube uploads and consumption takes place on mobile devices. The intersection of these trends presents new opportunities for mobile application developers. Come and learn about how YouTube API is used to build engaging mobile apps for content creators, curators (VJs) and consumers. See innovative mobile application examples from early adopters.

    At 12:00pm to 12:25pm, Saturday 10th March

    In Rainey St

  • Cloud adventures: Instant scale... from zero to millions of hits in 24 hours

    by Iein Valdez and Michael Manoochehri

    In order to remain competitive, developers need to focus on velocity and getting apps launched quickly and efficiently. Come learn about how you can use Google App Engine to build fast, reliable, and internet scale apps without the hassle of managing servers. We’ll talk about some fun quirky success stories ranging from Google Doodles, mobile apps, disgruntled birds, and zombie games.

    At 12:30pm to 12:55pm, Saturday 10th March

    In Rainey St

  • HTML5's Bleeding Edge

    by Paul Irish

    HTML5's momentum can't stop in delivering a huge mass of features our way. In this talk, you'll get the lowdown on the power of WebRTC, Media Source, CSS Filters & Regions, as well as improvements to the DOM, WebGL and Javascript. Hold on!

    At 1:00pm to 1:25pm, Saturday 10th March

    In Rainey St

  • Beautiful Maps: Enhancing geographic information with HTML5

    by Chris Broadfoot and Josh Livni

    Be inspired by beautiful maps that deliver aesthetically pleasing, and more importantly, useful information. In this session, we’ll highlight practical uses of HTML5 that enable fast, compelling in-browser mapping experiences.

    At 1:30pm to 1:55pm, Saturday 10th March

    In Rainey St

  • How to Build Google+ Hangout Apps Code Lab

    by Jonathan Beri

    Come participate in these free, interactive programming classes. Roll up your sleeves and get waist-deep in code. Whether you’re learning a new platform or are a seasoned hacker, these hands-on sessions will help you apply your knowledge.

    In the Google+ Code Lab, learn what it takes to integrate Google+ APIs into your project and build Apps for Google+ Hangouts. Work directly with our Google+ platform team to go from the API fundamentals to launching real apps. This hands-on code lab will cover the available APIs, build tools and SDKs and have you build working API and Hangout App projects. All you need is a Google+ account and a computer to get involved. This is a free code lab and available on a first come first serve basis due to limited space.

    At 3:00pm to 6:00pm, Saturday 10th March

    In Rainey St

  • Upgrading Your Android App For Tablets Code Lab

    Come participate in these free, interactive programming classes. Roll up your sleeves and get waist-deep in code. Whether you’re learning a new platform or are a seasoned hacker, these hands-on sessions will help you apply your knowledge.

    This guided lab will take you through the process of upgrading an existing Android application designed for phones into a hybrid phone+tablet application. You'll learn about designing layouts for multiple screen densities, using Fragments, implementing an Action Bar, and using the Android Support Package to maintain backwards compatibility with older phones. Attendees should have at least a basic familiarity with the Android SDK. This is a free code lab and available on a first come first serve basis due to limited space.

    At 3:00pm to 6:00pm, Saturday 10th March

    In Rainey St

  • YouTube Mobile/Google TV Code Lab

    by Jarek Wilkiewicz and Les Vogel

    Come participate in these free, interactive programming classes. Roll up your sleeves and get waist-deep in code. Whether you’re learning a new platform or are a seasoned hacker, these hands-on sessions will help you apply your knowledge.

    If you are building Android smartphone, tablet or Google TV applications and want to incorporate high-quality YouTube video playback in your product this codelab is for you. This is a hands-on event and requires Android application programming skills on smartphone, tablet or Google TV platforms.

    This is a VIP event and as space is very limited, please apply to attend. To apply please fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/a/google...

    At 3:00pm to 6:00pm, Saturday 10th March

    In Rainey St

  • Mixology Event Co-Hosted by Google & Startup Weekend

    Love science and cocktails? We do too. That's why we’re hosting an event combining the artistry of master mixologists shaken with the science behind the craft. Our goal is to enlighten developer cocktail enthusiasts through a hands-on interactive mixology experience. Be guided through various techniques, tricks and tastes. This event is co-hosted by Startup Weekend.

    At 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Saturday 10th March

    In Rainey St

Sunday 11th March 2012

  • Google Developers LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Hackathon

    The Google Developers LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Hackathon returns to SXSW this year with even more epic proportions. Spend the day with a team building Lego race bots controlled by Android leading up to the ultimate rumble that evening.

    Schedule
    - 10am LEGO® kit distribution begins
    - 10am - 8pm Hardcore hacking
    - 7:30pm 30-minute warning, race order is assigned
    - 8pm Let the rumble begin!

    The Rules
    - Each team gets 1 LEGO® MINDSTORMS® kit. There will be additional LEGO® pieces available.
    - Each team must build with the pieces given at the event — thus no outside parts, modifications, or LEGOs will be allowed! No exceptions!
    - You'll need to bring your own laptop for hacking, but we'll have plenty of power and WiFi.
    - You can use any programming environment you prefer.
    - Teams should bring their own Android device.
    - Teams must use an Android device and the MINDdroid control app to remote control the robots throughout the obstacle course.
    - Teams must use the MINDdroid software.
    - The goal is for teams to get their robots from start to finish of the obstacle course in the shortest amount of time.
    - No more than 30 teams can enter.
    - No more than 4 people per team.
    - Bots can not be larger than a shoebox.
    - Bots must stay within the designated course.
    - Robots must be race ready by the scheduled race time.

    At 10:00am to 8:00pm, Sunday 11th March

    In Rainey St

  • Google Village

    Get a glimpse at Google’s view of the future. Visit the Google Village on Rainey Street. Details at google.com/events/sxsw.

    At 11:00am to 10:00pm, Sunday 11th March

    In Rainey St

  • Google Developer Hangouts

    by Chris Broadfoot, Rachel Shearer, Josh Livni, Jonathan Beri, Roman Nurik, Jarek Wilkiewicz, CLC, Chris Wilson and Paul Irish

    Need to debug your code? Wondering about the latest SDK release? SIGN UP for 15 minutes of one-on-one time with product experts from the Google Developer Relations teams. Come armed with your code snippets, questions, curiosity, and hangout with the Googlers who know the products best.

    SIGN UP here: http://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/t...

    For Developer bios: https://www.google.com/events/sx...

    At 1:00pm to 5:00pm, Sunday 11th March

    In Rainey St