July 14, 2019 – SIG-Computing: Developing Mobile Apps on the Android platform – An Introduction; SIG-Linux: Protonmail – a secure email service

Sharan Kalwani, president of SEMCO, will start the meeting and make general announcements.

When: Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 1:15 P.M.
Where: Lawrence Technological University (Southfield Campus) 21000 West 10 Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48075.

The university is essentially at the northwest corner of 10 Mile Road and Northwestern Highway https://goo.gl/maps/5Et615QaRCP2The meeting is in room M213 of the Wayne H. Buell Management Building. For details on entry to the campus, where to park and how to get to the meeting room go to https://www.wordpress.semco.org/?page_id=1638

SIG-Computing Topic: Developing Mobile Apps on the Android platform – An Introduction

Presented by Vijay Daita

Our newest and youngest SEMCO attendee – 13 year old Vijay Daita will be giving a presentation about Android apps. Vijay will talk about the resources that he used to get better at app development, walk you through getting started with Android Studio (which is a development tool by Google that uses Java), that helps you make a starter app.

He will also talk about how the basics can be pieced together to build a more complicated app, and finally, walk a little bit about Tensorflow for Android. 
Vijay will not be spending much time on the installation portion, so you may wish to pre – install Android Studio. You can find an online tutorial that suits you by searching “download android studio tutorial”.
Vijay Daita started developing Android apps since he was 8 years old. Since he started programming he has published several apps. Count Smart is a feature-rich counter app. Wave Driver (now removed), is an SMS-based tracker so that you can find your loved ones in places such as a store. Antifier is a ‘joke’ app intended to classify ants (done using TensorFlow but with a very small sample size – hence the ‘joke’).

He has completed courses over MOOC and also obtained a couple of certificates. He also completed Developing Android Apps course on Coursera and the Android Developer Nanodegree recently. 
The biggest resources that he used were Google, YouTube, and StackOverflow. Google currently run the Android operating system, so their network of websites has helpful resources. YouTube also has great video resources. StackOverflow is also a really good place to get your questions answered.  

Also: Questions and Answers following the presentation.

When: Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 1:30 P.M.

Where: Lawrence Technological University (Southfield Campus) 21000 West 10 Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48075 (click on links above)

SIG-Linux Topic: Protonmail – a secure email service

Presented by Sharan Kalwani

Sharan’s presentation this month will be on Protonmail. (While not a Linux specific topic, it is open source based.) In this session we will talk about secure email services and will pick on Protonmail, which provides secure communications.

 The idea was inspired by a SEMCO user suggestion (thank you!), and once we started checking it out, it seemed to have more appeal, so we are presenting this topic. If you care about your email then this might be a good fit. Both pros and cons will be shared and maybe if you bring your laptop, you can give it a try.

When: Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 3:00 P.M.

Where: Lawrence Technological University (Southfield Campus) 21000 West 10 Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48075 (click on links above)

Free Wi-Fi available. Our thanks to Lawrence Technological University, for providing our meeting space!

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