GDG Tech Sessions — Android Training Program

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Android Training Program – Reaching the first 30k views

Android Training Program (ATP) was initially launched in Portugal during 2018 as an in-person initiative. Aiming to promote Android app development among students in Portuguese universities and politecnicos, the team was planning the 2020 edition when all academic institutions went to working from home: all the in-person events were shut down.

Developers from everywhere started figuring out how to deal with the new situation, moving fast to the online world. For ATP there were no options: reinvent it under a new online perspective or cancel the program. Analyzing our strengths we realized: no experience in online programs, no experience in video production, no experience in learning programs lasting several weeks, no experience in online engagement and marketing digital; the decision was clear: we will try it. Only failure was guaranteed unless…

After several months of hard work, we’re proud to share with you a different story: we launched a 12 weeks program, covering from Android basics to machine learning for mobile applications, including Firebase and some discussion about new trends such as Flutter. We engaged not just with our past edition partners but also with new ones in Brazil and Portuguese Speaking countries in Africa i.e. Mozambique, Angola e Cape Verde.

We recorded more than 25 hours of content, with the support of developer advocates from Google and important community members from Portuguese ecosystem, creating a huge community of ~5000 participants (80% from Portugal, 15% from Brazil and 5% from Africa), with ~3000 subscriptions in Youtube, delivering +30000 views, and 2000 participants in our Discord channel. And you know what? all in Portugese.

Would you like to know more about our experience? Join us in our GDG Tech Session, Android Training Program 2020 Special edition.

Who is the speaker(S)?
Andres-Leonardo Martinez-Ortiz

Andres-Leonardo Martinez-Ortiz

GDG Regional Lead

Andres-Leonardo Martinez-Ortiz a.k.a almo is a member of the Google Engineering team, leading Google Cloud Ecosystem program in Europe.

Andrés-Leonardo Martínez-Ortiz, CS PhD, also known as almo is a member of the Google Engineering team, leading Google Cloud Ecosystem program in Europe. Based in Zurich, he drives the success of Google’s developer products and the Open Web by creating a thriving ecosystem of developers. He meets with experts and partners in large companies, startups, universities and enterprises, promoting Open standards and Google technologies. He is also a member of IEEE, ACM, Linux Foundation and Computer Society.

Carlos Mota

Carlos Mota

GDG Coimbra

Android tech lead at WIT Software, he can easily be spotted there working on the company RCS solution.

Carlos Mota is an Android GDE. He can easily be spotted either working on Android applications written in Kotlin or developing them along with Kotlin Multiplatform. An enthusiastic for new technology and always trying to reach those last 20% of all of his side projects that seem to be really far away. He loves to share his knowledge with others either by giving talks, teaching, writing or along with a cold beer in the nearest pub. GDG Coimbra organizer and Kotlin evangelist, he also has a huge passion for travel, photography, space and the occasional run.

Renato Almeida

Renato Almeida

Android Developer at Talkdesk

His past experience goes from big companies to startups, where he did mostly Android...

Renato Almeida is an Android Developer at Talkdesk. His past experience goes from big companies to startups, where he did mostly Android but also backend and devops. He likes to try and keep up with new technologies. In his free time, he also loves to travel, ski, basketball, food, trails and bit of photography.


Who can enrol at this event?

Everyone 🙌.

If you have any question, reach at host organizers by sending a message

Can I share this event on my community?

Yes, of course! We have the social snippets with the info about the event, if you want to share it on your meetup or in your social networks. Find it here.


21st April 2021 | 19:00 CEST

19:00 – 19:05 – Tech Session Presentation (5 min)

A brief introduction to the initiative, with the participation of the promoters, showing useful data.

19:10 – 19:35 – Guest speaker’s talk (30 min)

Presentation of the topic in the form of slides provided by the speaker.

19:35 – 19:55 – Discussion panel, Q&A (20 min)

The Q&A is intended to be made by the public along with the session, not only at the end — the most upvoted questions will be answered.

19:55 – 20:00 – Final remarks (5 min)

Thank you speaker’s participation.


Apr 21 2021


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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