About Today’s Event

The GDGLagos-powered event – HTML5 for Mobile + Google AppsScript Training – will kick off at 12pm (GMT+1) today.

For the Google AppsScript session, you simply need a google account, a browser and internet access (available at venue). Simple.

For the HTML5 session, there are tons of IDEs (Integrated Development Environments) you could use (Eclipse, Netbeans, Sublime, Dreamweaver, Aptana, Notepad++ & 100s more) and we will be making some of them available before the event (from 11:30am).

So if you want any IDE, just ask around when you get there – before the event starts.

Not signed up ? Sign up here – https://plus.google.com/events/c4u4pevpenf6mef483mo0g84fgg

Venue: CCHub, 6th Floor
294 Herbert Macaulay Road, Sabo, Yaba, Lagos

Time: Today – 12pm

Upcoming GDG Event

Finally starting on February 23, we will be having our first meetup this year, in a planned monthly series of dev-centric events and the focus of this event will be on 
1. How to use Google Apps Script to automate tasks across Google products and third party services [ By +Chukwuemeka Afigbo  ]
2. How to use HTML5 to create installable apps on Android, Blackberry, Symbian and iOS platforms without having to rewrite your code. [ By +Femi TAIWO ]
You can read more about this event and indicate that you would be there here – 


HTML5 Game Development – Learn How!

This week, Udacity and the Chrome DevRel team launched an HTML5 Game Development course, featuring Colt McAnlis (Developer Advocate, Chrome DevRel), Sean Bennett (Architect, Udacity), and Peter Lubbers. It already has more than 44,000 students enrolled in the course! Read more about the course on the Google Developers blog, on Colt’s blog, and for fun check out the first blooper reel.

What’s this course about? They have presented all the tips, tricks, tools, and other information needed to make a fast, functional, client-side-only web game. To do this, they broke down the GRITS framework (first shown at Google IO last year) into client and server-side curriculum. 

At the end of this course, you’ll understand how to develop an HTML5 game. You will gain familiarity with HTML5 features such as 2D canvas and techniques for improving performance.

This first course focuses entirely on the client side. They are already thinking about new courses on server-side, mobile web, and performance.
To coincide with this launch, a series of exciting initiatives are being organized:
  1. This Thursday, February 14th at 10:30 a.m. PST, there will be an introductory Google Developers Live session with special guest Sebastian Thrun (Udacity’s CEO). Don’t miss this live event! (The moderator is open and you can ask and vote for your questions on the GDL page.)
  2. A weekly live-streamed study group for the first several weeks of the course on Monday nights at the Google office in San Francisco. 
  3. A contest where students can win cool prizes such as a spot in a future Udacity training course.
This post was originally posted by Peter Lubbers (Author, Pro HTML5 Programming, 2nd Edition (Apress, 2011)) and edited.

Upcoming Developer-Centric Events

Over the next two days, a number of interesting live events will be taking place and I thought it would good to share them.

 Feb 6. 7.30pm – iHub Tech Community Hangout Sessions
Starting tomorrow, the iHub, together with global experts drawn from Google will host regular Wednesday Q&A sessions and invites the tech community to live interactive meet-ups.

If you’re a techpreneur or techie, join in these sessions from 7:30pm – 8:00pm every Wednesday, live from wherever you
are,  via Google Hangout. Throughout the week, you can also send in questions or ideas you’d like covered here.
This Wednesday, it’s about: focusing on the customer (a commercial customer/buyer).

   –       Understand the customer experience,
   –       Develop customer insight
   –       Building a customer-centric culture
   –       Diffuse customer learning in the organization: meetings, records
   –       Sources of customer satisfaction/brand personality

You can follow these events and more Google Developer Live events by going to http://developers.google.com/live