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.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Google Dubai UX Masterclass

Thank you all for join us and making this event wonderful. Special thanks to our speakers. We hope you've learned a lot and we look forward to seeing you in our future events.

Here are some pics from the event.

PS: The materials will be shared soon via email.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

 Google Developer Groups Dubai

Google Dubai UX Masterclass

Dear GDG Dubai members,

Join us on the 9th and 10th of December for a very special Google MENA event; two leading UX designers from Google will be conducting a 2-day hands-on user experience masterclass in Dubai.


Masumi Matsumoto
Google UX Designer & Researcher
Masumi is a Google design lead for chatbots in Allo. She’s worked for Google on four continents on a variety of products: from massive global products like Gmail to super localized products like BebaPay, an NFC payment product created for Kenya. She is a hybrid designer and researcher, and enjoys creating innovative user-centered design practices that combine design and research.

Annika Matta
Google Interaction Designer
Annika is a UX designer for Gmail and Inbox at Google. Prior to Google she worked at small software startups that focused on educational technology and using machine learning to improve personal productivity. She studied Product Design at Stanford University, where she taught international teams of graduate students how to effectively use the design process to develop innovative hardware and software products and services.

Asim Janjua
UX/UI Expert
Asim is a adaptive and empathetic creative thinker skilled at driving human centered design, brand strategy and web standards. A Design Sprint and Design Thinking enthusiast, Asim combines a keen grasp of complex user experience and marketing strategy with impeccable technical and design sensibility.

This is a free event, but it is limited to 10 startups that meet the criteria.
Follow this link to apply

Monday, May 30, 2016

Firebase Bootcamp!

 Google Developer Groups Dubai

Firebase Bootcamp

4th of June 09am - 07pm at Google Office

Dear GDG Dubai members,

Join us this coming Saturday for a Firebase bootcamp. Firebase is one of the main headliner at Google IO this year; it's an analytics beast that helps developers quickly develop high-quality apps, grow an engaged user base, and earn more money.

Building No.9 Canon building
2nd floor , Office 220 .
Internet City
  • This session is targeted for using Firebase for Android
  • Bring your laptops
  • Seats are limited and a confirmation email will be sent to you once you get an invite.
Submit your registration here!
to learn more about the Agenda and speakers, go here!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

GCPNEXT16 Streaming event Tomorrow!

 Google Developer Groups Dubai
Google Cloud Platform Extended Dubai
You don't need to be in San Francisco to experience the magic of GCPNEXT16 conference. Join us tomorrow in our NEXT Extended event in Dubai. It will be a fun event with food!!
No coding! no need for a laptop

23rd March 2016 7:30pm - 10pm

Astrolabs JLT

GCP discussion 30m
Key note Streaming 1:30h
Reserve a spot
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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Limited Free pass!!

 Google Developer Groups Dubai
Limited free passes!!


Greetings GDG Dubai members,

On our constant efforts to deliver the best to our members, we are happy to announce that GDG Dubai members have the chance to enter the upcoming tech events for free; Droidcon & CodeMotion. The first 100 registers will get full free pass!!

Registering does not guarantees free access, you will get a confirmation email upon selection.
Registration Form
Next Event
23rd March - Google Office - 7pm