Newsletter - August 2019

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August, 2019
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DevFest 2019

Coming to a city near you! DevFest is the largest developer movement in the world with over 400 events globally. Meet other developers and learn about new technology.

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Google Developer Days

GDDs are global events showcasing the latest developer products and platforms from Google. GDD China 2019 will be held on Sep 10-11 in Shanghai. Check out the livesteam here .

Jagex - Developer Story

Learn how CEO Phil Mansell and Producer John Colgrave, brought Runescape Old School to mobile and used existing subscriptions to increase revenue and engagement.

Google Developers Experts

If you know someone who would make a great GDE, especially from a group or region underrepresented in tech, or if you would like to connect with GDE's on a product, learn more here.

Android / Google Play

  • Capture early consumer interest and accelerate launch performance with a pre-registration campaign on Google Play.
  • Find a Kotlin/Everywhere event to learn best practices of Kotlin in Android, Google Cloud Platform, and multi-platform development.
  • The new Google Play Console offers revamped metrics that will help better understand user acquisition and churn. Check it out.
  • Learn how Pandao uses the In-App Updates flexible flow to speed up the app update process on Android.
  • Find out how to solve the problem of accessing code from Dynamic Feature Modules.
  • Missed registration for Android Dev Summit? Sign up here to watch the livestream, get updates, event announcements, and more.
  • Made for India is a free e-learning course on Play Academy, designed for Indian developers. The course focuses on Android Vitals and Google Play Policy, and improves app quality and compliance.

Firebase / Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

  • Join the Google Cloud certification challenge to get one month of free access to Qwiklabs and receive a $100 Google Store voucher if you certify within 12 weeks.
    Join the Google Cloud certification challenge to get one month of free access to Qwiklabs and receive $100 Google Store voucher if you certify within 12 weeks. In October, the first 50 UK-based developers to get certified will also qualify for tickets to Next UK 2019, Nov 19-21.  
  • Register here for the #FirebaseSummit coming to Madrid on Sept 26. All sessions will be streamed live during the event. #BetterTogether.
  • Sign-up for free, hands-on technical training to learn more about MongoDB Atlas and how to deploy your clusters in GCP.


  • AMP Roadshow registration is now open for Sydney, Melbourne, and Auckland. Check out the latest schedule. 
  • Starting with Chrome 76, you'll be able to use the new loading attribute to lazy-load resources without the need to write custom lazy-loading code or use a separate JavaScript library.
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Developer Community

  • Codelabs provide a guided, tutorial, hands-on coding experience. They cover a wide range of topics such as Android Wear, Google Compute Engine, Project Tango, and Google APIs on iOS. Check them out   here
  • Community organizers and influencers from developer groups meet annually at the Women Techmakers Summit Europe. Learn more about diversity and inclusion in tech communities.
  • Franziska - Google’s Regional Lead for Developer Relations for Austria, Germany & Switzerland, recently attended the Women Techmakers' meetup for International Women's Day in Berlin. See her takeaways from the conference and get tips tips for building your career!

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