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[GDG Kathmandu] Celebrating DevFest in Nepal

Google Developers Group(GDG) of different countries are celebrating a celebration called DevFest from September 21 and this will continue up to November 11. This DevFest is an events that provides the platform for developers to gathered in same place and learn about Google technologies and developer products. So developers will interact with other developers and some Google people who work on the google products and ask them questions. The developers will also talk about the latest and greatest technology from Google..
The main idea behind these GDG DevFests are that when developers come together to exchange ideas, amazing things can happen. The whole day event is highly packed with different programs, technical session, presentation, code lab, hackathon, barcamp across the different google products.
Target audience for the Manila leg’s DevFest are web and mobile developers of all skill levels building applications using Google technologies.

In Nepal GDG Kathmandu is also organizing this event in Kathmandu Valley. The program is conformed for 6th October in Local Development Training Center. Program will start from morning 9 A.M.

Here is an agenda of program.

  • 9:30AM-9:45AM – Registration/Kit/Tea

 

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Conference Hall (A)

  • 10:00AM-10:15AM – GDG Kathmandu Keynote & Barcamp Intro
  • 10:30AM-1:30PM – Build your first Android App, Codelab/Training Session
  • 1:30PM-2:30PM – Refreshment/Snacks
  • 2:30PM-3:45PM – Google Developer Advocate – Android team, Session over HoA (9am GMT)
  • 3:45PM-5:45PM – GDG Kathmandu Barcamp (Oct, 2012)
  • 5:45PM-6:00PM – Barcamp Wrapup

 

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Conference Hall (B)

  • 10:30AM-12:00PM – Robotics with Android, Speaker Session
  • 12:15PM-1:30PM – Google App Engine with JAVA, Training Session
  • 1:30PM-2:30PM – Refreshment/Snacks
  • 2:45PM-3:45PM TBD
  • 3:45PM-5:45PM – GDG Kathmandu Barcamp (Oct, 2012)

 

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Conference Hall (D)

  • 10:30AM-11:30AM – Google I/O 2012 Keynote 1, Video Session
  • 11:30AM-1:15PM – Community Speaker from GDG Bangalore, Google Drive, Training Session
  • 1:30PM-2:30PM – Refreshment/Snacks
  • 2:45PM-3:00PM – ChromeOS / ChromeBox Demonstration
  • 3:00PM-3:45PM – Google I/O 2012 – Making Good Apps Great: More Advanced Topics for Expert Android Developers, Video Session
  • 3:45PM-5:45PM – GDG Kathmandu Barcamp (Oct, 2012)

 

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GDG T-shirts will be available for sell through-out the event at registration desk.

 

For more details please visit http://ktmgtug.org/devfest/

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Android Workshop: From Hello World to the market

Google Developers Group Kathmandu(GDG-KTM), Mobile Social Networking and Open Source Klub(NOSK) are jointly organizing workshop called “Android Workshop” in this coming Saturday, 25th August 2012. To address the most demandable technology android, these social organizations are moving all together. The workshop will guide android enthusiast and beginners to move one step up and ahead in the field. The theme of this program is very simple “From Hello World to the Market” but it is very interesting. It tries to cover two perspectives, one this will be very initial kick out for the beginner, who wanna start to develop in android platform and next for the others who want to know how to promote your product in local and global market. This workshop is designed for a half day. Here is a detail of content of workshop. https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cvj6l8j2qk8urs7v0sr7a07ala0/104003514155874791868

  • Introduction to android development : Presentation (30 Minutes)
  •  Training Session – sdk setup, android history, using eclipse ADK (1 & 1/2 hour)
    Ref: http://mobilenepal.net/events/android-training-beginners
  •  Local developer’s perspective in Android Development (30 minutes)
    – how to publish apps, easiest way to pay play store fee, play store analytics for apps, how to handle user feedback, developers perspective in app development
  •  Local enterprise experience in Android Development (30 minutes)
    – reaching users, marketing apps, how to solve local problems with mobile apps, enterprise experience

Detail Schedule of whole Program:

  • 12:50 – 13:00 – Registration
  • 13:00 – 13:30 – Introduction to android development : Presentation
  • 13:30 – 15:30 – Training Session – sdk setup, android history, using
    eclipse ADK
  • 15:30 – 16:00 – Refreshment
  • 16:00 – 16:30 – Local developer’s perspective in Android Development -how to publish apps, easiest way to pay play store fee, play storeanalytics for apps, how to handle user feedback, developersperspective in app development
  • 16:30 – 17:00 – Local enterprise experience in Android Development –
    reaching users, marketing apps, how to solve local problems with
    mobile apps, enterprise experience

Each session will follow query (10-20 minutes) where participants will be able to ask questions to the presenters.

The workshop is designed for only 40 participants, Each participants should fill this form https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGx6ZVJraGpublBNTE83cndHX2EwVmc6MQ. so only selected participants can take part in it. To participate in this workshop the participants should have:

  • Laptop necessary with Android SDK already setup
  • Fill up the form and must get conformation email from organizers.
  • Pay Rs.100 per participants( spent on food / stationery)

If you have interest to know about Organizers, here is a link:

Location:

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गूगलका नयाँ प्रविधि

प्रकाशित: गुरुकुल

गएको महिना प्रविधिको क्षेत्रमा भएको प्रतिस्पर्धिक आविस्कारले विश्व बजारमा नै हलचल मच्चाउने काम भयो | एपलको(APPLE) आइफोन(iPhone) हुदै सामसुंगको(SAMSUNG) एस(S)3 र गएको हप्ता गूगलको नेक्सस(NEXUS)7 र प्रोजेक्ट ग्लास(Project Glass) बजारमा आए र ति कोहि भन्दा कोहि कम रहेनन | आजका हरेक प्रविधिप्रेमीहरु दोधारमा छन् कुन चिज किनु भनेर र यो क्रम अहिलेनै रोकिएला भन्न सकिदैन किन भने मैदानमा उत्रिन माइक्रोसफ्ट पनि उतिनै आतुर छ | तर अहिले गत महिना जुनको अन्ततिरको प्रसंगलाई विश्लेषण गरौ | जुन २७, २८ र २९ लाई गूगलले गूगल आइ/ओ २०१२(Google I/O 2012) नाम दिएर गूगल प्रविधि सम्बन्धि कन्फेरेन्स गर्यो | जहाँ गूगलले अदभुत आविष्कारहरु प्रदशनमा ल्यायो | उक्त्त कार्यक्रम लाइव(LIVE) एवं एसटेन्डडेड(Extended) थियो जहाँ नेपालमा पनि हेर्ने ब्यबस्ता मिलाएको थियो |

 नेक्सस ७(NEXUS 7)

यो आविष्कार एपल, सामसुंग र एच. टि. सी. जस्ता ठुला प्रतिस्पर्धिहरूलाई ठाडो चुनौती नै हो | यो एउटा टेबलेट(tablet) हो गूगलले निर्माण गरेको हो| अन्य नेक्ससको ब्रान्ड जस्तै यो पनि गूगलले यसको हार्डवेअर आफै उत्पादन गरेको भने होइन यो असुस(ASUS) नामक कम्पनी संगको सहकार्यमा निर्माण गरिएको हो | तर यो अहिले किन चर्चाको शिखरमा छ त?

सुरु गरौ मूल्यबाट १९९ डलर, जुन अन्य स्मार्टफोन र टेबलेट को मूल्य संग अतुल्य र विश्वास गर्न नसकिने छ | हार्डवेअर हेर्दा 1GB RAM  संग quad-core Tegra 3 processor र 8GB ($199/£130) या 16GB ($249/£160) को onboard storage छ | नेक्सस भित्रका विशेषताहरुमा  accelerometer, magnetometer साथै gyroscope र GPS chip, जुन विशेष रुपले Wi-Fi  उपलब्ध नहुदा पनि offline मोडमा Google Maps को सेवाको फाइदा लिन सक्छ |

अन्तत मलाई के लाग्छ भने, सुरुको दिनमा एपलले बनाएका उपभोक्ताहरु अबका दिनमा नेक्सस ७ को broad उपभोक्ता हुनेछन, एउटाकुरा हामीले दिमागमा रख्नुपर्छ कि, ७०% टेबलेटको प्रयोग भनेको बेडरूममा, क्लासरुममा र बसमा इमेल र सामाजिक सञ्जाल(फेसबुक, टुइटर, गूगल प्लस) चलाउनु हो | र गूगल को यो आविष्कारले कम मुल्यमा यस्को प्रयोग विस्तार गरेको छ |

प्रोजेक्ट ग्लास(Project Glass)

यो पनि गूगलले नै आविष्कार गरेको अत्यन्तै रोचक र आश्चर्य लाग्ने नया प्रविधि हो | गएको i/o extended  मा उनीहरुले कसरी यो प्रविधिलाई परिचित बनाए यो मा देखाउन सक्दिन, उनीहरुले बिश्वकै श्रेष्ठ athletes, skydiving र mountain biking को मिलेमतोमा उनीहरुको अनुभवलाई, उनीहरुकै आँखाबाट सारा बिश्वलाई देखाए | त्यहाँ हामीले के देख्यो भने, उनीहरु आकाशबाट सिधै घरमाथि हामफाले, डोरी लगाएर घरको छतबाट भुइँमा हुदै, साइकल चलाउदै स्टेजमा आइपुगे |

यो ग्लास लगाएर अहिले म कहाँ छु, कुनबाटो बाट जादा गन्तब्य छिटो पुगिन्छ, कुन रेस्टुराँमा खाजा मिठो छ, सस्तो छ सजिलै फेलापार्न सकिन्छ |त्यो देख्दा आज विश्वले शरीरमा लगाउन सकिने कम्प्युटर गूगलले बनाइदिएको मान्छन | आन्तरिक रुपमा यो प्रोजेक्ट ग्लास भित्र एउटा मोबाइल वा स्मार्ट फोनमा हुने components नै छन् मान्न सकिन्छ | त्यसमा “powerful” CPU र “lots” ofRAMसाथसाथै आवश्यक data लिनको लागि accelerometer, gyroscope र wireless radio हरु पनि हुन्छन |  यो प्रोजेक्ट ग्लासमा voice commands को लागि mic, speaker र camera हुन्छ जुन touchpad  को नियन्त्रणमा हुन्छ | गूगलले यी सबै कुरा हुँदाहुदै पनि अन्य ग्लास भन्दा हलुंगो हुन्छ भनेर जानकारी गराएको छ |

सबै भन्दा रमाइलो कुरा, यो चस्मा सार्वजनिक स्थलमा पनि लगाउन सकिन्छ | गूगलले विभिन्न style हल्का निलो, सेतो र कालोमा पनि उपलब्ध गराएकोछ |

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Google’s Latest Technology

Published in The Student Times

Last week of June has proven as the most demanding and unforgettable moment for all technology addicted peoples or better to say lovers. Google celebrate Google I/O in 27,28 and 29th of june, a day for conference/exploration of new technology of Google.   One of the best parts of it was also live and extended all over the world. We Kathmandu Google Developer Group also arranged the place for extended for 3 days. There was lot of things that make surprise and crazy all over the world.

Nexus 7

This is the straight challenge for Apple, Samsung , HTC and other counterparts to compete with this tablet. Nexus 7 is the tablet brought by Google, but like other Nexus-branded devices, this isn’t actually hardware manufactured by Google, it paired with Asus to design and manufacture its slim tablet. Why this is climbing toward the peak of discussion?

Lets start with it price, it worth about $199, which is unbelievable and incomparable with other tablet and smart phones . It’s hardware configuration is also impressive it is powered by a quad-core Tegra 3 processor with 1GB RAM and either 8GB ($199/£130) or 16GB ($249/£160) of onboard storage. The seven-inch 1200 x 800 HD backlit IPS display packs a respectable 216 pixels per inch onto the screen.

Inside, the Nexus 7 packs the usual assortment of features, including an accelerometer, magnetometer and yes, even a gyroscope and GPS chip, nicely timed to take advantage of Google Maps’ new offline mode for navigating when Wi-Fi isn’t available.

Finally what  I think is, the market Apple initially created will move toward pure broad consumer or Nexus7,  We  needs to keep in mind that more than 70% of the current use case of tablet is email and socialmedia(facebook, twitter, google+) in bedroom, class as well in bus. It is just a casual internet tool. Google is expanding it for much broader users through 7inch low priced model.

Apple will probably have to launch 7inh tablet, which may not be the best direction where Apple can change the game. As in physics, everything is under a law of the diffusion.

 

Project Glass

Another interesting and amazing invention is Project Glass. I can’t show how they presented it , They worked with some of the world’s top athletes, combined skydiving and mountain biking, and shared the experience — through their eyes — with the world. What we saw, they jumped from sky on the top of building and moved down through rope and reached to stage by cycle.

Today people think that google finally gave us a slightly deeper look at the wearable computer of our future. Inside it is the usual set of components you’d expect inside any mobile or usually smart phone. There’s a “powerful” CPU and “lots” ofRAMalongside an accelerometer, gyroscope and wireless radios for pulling in data. There’s a mic for voice commands, a speaker and a camera, which can also be controlled by the touchpad that lines the side of the wearable device. All of those components sit off to one side, though Google says they’re still well-balanced and actually lighter than some pairs of sunglasses.

The most interesting thing, it can wear in public area and indicating that personalization and style were concerns by a light blue pair, a white pair and a black pair. This make comfortable to choose best restaurant in new place, when you are hungry.

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KTM-GTUG in NCE IT Fair 2012

Friday 15 june 2012.
Location:  Talchikhel Lalitpur
NCE IT Fair 2012
Organized by: National College of Engineering Family.
The program was scheduled to ceremoniously started by 8 A.M. and almost I was also planned to be there at time, but due to some absurd condition arised, we(me and Hempal Dai) were arrived at 9:30and that was the just nearby of completion of formal session.  We were went there as a presenter of that 2 days fair, I had made my presentation in KTM-GTUG and hempal dai was in regular topic Foss Nepal and Licensing. One of the students of their Sanoj welcomed us and his friend Smriti covered details of us.
We planned to start visit the stall and went through stall and stall, as expectedly there we met our friends form KU representing Foss Nepal that made us more easy and cool. After having some snacks we moved toward the building, we first entered in Game Zone, everyone was busy with their competition setup. Competitors were ready for Fifa 12, Dota and CS.  After that we climbed for upper floor, Some guys were preparing for IT Quiz, some for 3D Movie show, and some for other stuff…. And Finally I reached in IT presentation floor.

Presentation program was started at 12:30 with the presentation of Kailash Badu from Cloud Factory on Technology for Development. He explained the technology very clearly and cleverly and exampled the power of code …. He showed this technology can change the world. After that next presentation was quite interesting, presented by Madhav Adhikari, Treasure of Nepal GIS Society, He is experienced of 12 years in GIS, he was the first student of Geographical Study in Nepal. He explained about GIS system and the status in Nepal, he showed the value and importance of spatial data everywhere. Third presentation was by Nirajan Shrestha on Ecommerce, He was representative from Muncha.com,  He showed the change in online consumer and trend of online business. The forth presentation was on Mobile Social Network, that was presented by Prawesh Shrestha . He explored the role, impact and future of mobile development in world as well in Nepal he call everybody to join and take benefit from it.
After Prawesh, finally I got the time for presentation, I had chosen a topic as “Kathmandu GTUG (soon to re-branded as GDG – Kathmandu” I started by introducing GTUG and Google’s Developer Technology, I slightly focus on KTM-GTUG, it’s motivation and  it’s target. I mostly focus on next program including Google Developer Group Kathmandu, Google I/O and Google Apps Developer Challenge 2012. I requested them to join in out google group(www.groups.google.com/group/ktmgtug) and take a chance to participate in the program. And at last Pradeep Kandel from MIC Nepal lasted the first day session by Server Virtualization.
What I observed there was that program was 5 rated from my side, Those people were done their job very cleanly even we didn’t feel it was first one.  While having refreshments in canteen, we got the chance to talk with Head of Department (actually I forgot name…………. .hm may be Rajendra Adhikari) I felt how much college and administration was supporting their student and program as well. This is an example for other student and other college for doing something special and something great.