Android workshops coming to AU/NZ

Google will be staging a series of workshops for accomplished Android developers from next week.

Often workshops serve only beginner and intermediate developers, but Google is aiming up accomplished Android developers for its Android Developer Labs workshops.

These sessions are unapologetically targeting folks with advanced knowledge of the Android platform.

"Ideally, developers will enter an ADL [Android Developer Lab] with a good app that has already garnered some success" says the blog announcement.

The sole way into a workshop is by invitation, with only the most qualified developers that choose to register being selected. Attendees will need to have a laptop with Eclipse and Android API 15 SDK installed and configured, an Android device for debugging, and an understanding of Android concepts such as activities, layouts and the typical Android application life cycle.

Topics covered include updates in Ice Cream Sandwich, using cloud services in Android, creating better user experiences, and rich application building for tablets and phones.

The ADLs will begin in Melbourne on January 31, before moving to Sydney on February 3, and finishing in Auckland on February 8.

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