Thursday, November 22, 2018

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Google I/O 2018 Extended

Join us for a screening of the keynote, and hear all about the key announcements from Google.

I/O Extended events include a variety of options for developers—from live streaming sessions to local demos, hackathons, codelabs, and more. Food and drink will be provided, and there will be plenty of time to network with other people in the industry.

We will arrange an Iftar for all attendees, so don't worry, we will get you covered.


MVI - The new kid on the block! / Android

We will look at the Model View Intent pattern ported by Hannes Dorfmann for Android. We will learn how to implement it, its benefits and how this pattern helps us in writing testable code.

Speaker Bio
Basit Parkar is an android developer working in the Mobile Applications team at Careem. He has been building mobile apps since 5 years ranging from Enterprise mobility apps to apps talking to hardware devices. He is very passionate about building mobile applications which solves user problems.


Wednesday, March 14, 2018

🔥GDG Dubai partnering with droidcon Dubai 2018

We are happy to announce to partnering with droidcon Dubai 2018 for the 3rd year.

Droidcon Dubai 2018 is happing on 13-14 April 2018 with an amazing line up of Android experts who will cover:
  • Core Development
  • Embedded Solutions
  • Augmented Reality
  • Business Solutions
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Game Development
  • Monetization
  • Security
  • Design
  • Health
  • IoT
GDG members can profit from the conference in addition to the free access, the networking opportunities and direct contact to global enterprises and local companies.

droidcon is where the industry's leading Android experts converge to support the Android platform and create a strong network for developers and companies.

This year will feature:
  • Technical Android talks
  • Workshops & codelabs
  • Best-in-class speakers from Android teams in the region
For more information, please visit the website

Sunday, February 11, 2018

From Right to Left and Back // Android

What we'll do
- Overview of RTL languages
- What Android gives you before and after API 17
- How the framework implements RTL in various ViewGroups
- Some tips and tricks for supporting RTL in your app

About the speaker
Ahmed El-Helw / Careem
Ahmed is an Android engineer working on the captain experience at Careem. Prior to Careem, Ahmed worked on UI Infrastructure at Facebook and the Android apps at Twitter and Evernote. Ahmed also writes his own apps, his most popular of which has over 20 million downloads and a 4.7 rating on the app store (and is open source). Twitter: @ahmedre, blog:

Lightning Talk: I am on a Fastlane to Hell // Android

Fastlane is a tool that transforms your Continuous Integration into Continuous Deployment. It helps you build and upload your mobile apps to iOS and Android app stores with integrated screenshot support. Jan will share with you how to configure fastlane for a one click deployment. You will learn how you setup multiple lanes for beta and production deployments and how fastlane integrates into your team communication and product management tools.

About the speaker:
Jan Kettner / Careem
I wanted to be a writer because I did not want to work. But since I did not want to work I did not succeed as a writer. So I became a developer instead, because being lazy can be a good trait for a developer. Most of my career I have been working in Mobile Development. The question what defines good code and how to build good software drives me and any pointers are welcome.