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12, Sep 2011

Google DevFests comes to Southeast Asia

The annual event to learn more about Google technologies and developer products, meet developer advocates and engineers who work on those products and ask them any questions is coming to town. Yes, it is Google DevFests 2011 and it is coming to the Southeast Asian region.

Google Devfests will hit eight cities around the world starting in St. Petersburg, Russia on May 25. For Southeast Asia, it will be held in Manila on 19 September, Chiang Mai on September 24, Kuala Lumpur on September 29, Singapore on November 12 and ends in Jakarta on November 16. Being held since 2009, developers get to hear the latest developments in Android, Cloud, Maps, Apps, Chrome and many more in this casual and free but limited seat event. Web, mobile, and enterprise developers building applications in the cloud with Google and open web technologies with any skill levels are favorably encouraged to attend. Do register as early as possible and check back for successful confirmation email. For the day of the event, attendees should bring a copy of the confirmation email and a photo identity for registration purposes.

Android development issues that will be addressed includes best user interface practices for phones and tablets, Android 3.0+, ADK, Backward compatibility, Multiple APK support, Google App Engine, Fusion Tables, Apps APIs, Places API, Apps Marketplace, Apps Script, HTML5, PlayN are topics planned to be delivered.

Last year, it was held across 16 cities in 9 countries across 4 continents. Named HTML 5 World Tour,  the tour featured HTML as the main topic and other Google Chrome related matters as minor topics. For Indonesia, Binus University gained the ownership to host this one day event.

In India, the event will take place in Bangalore on September 15 and Hyderabad on September 17 as both of them are very well known as the local hub for information technology  and biotechnology.

Southeast Asian web, mobile, and enterprise developers with Google and open web technologies may want to keep their eyes open for more information on venue details and agendas here.

Goutama Bachtiar

Goutama Bachtiar

Goutama is a Technologist, Consultant, Trainer, Writer & Courseware Developer mostly in enterprise space. Having written for a number of other outlets on technology and business, he is fascinated with Tech Investment and Social Tech. The e27 Senior Contributing Writer based in Jakarta counts travel, culture, culinary, coffee and soccer among his myriad interests.

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