DataArt and Google supported DevFest Voronezh 2013 - an IT event held by the Google Developer Group (GDG)on November, 6. One of the biggest DataArt offices is located in Voronezh and the company takes active part in life of IT community in this region.
GDG DevFests is a series of events all over the world organized by GDG communities supported by Google. This year, DevFest was held in three Russian cities and attracted over 500 engineers.
IT specialists from Berlin, New Delhi, Moscow, Bucharest, Kharkov and Voronezh explained how to build applications with Google technologies like Android, Google App Engine and Google Native Client efficiently. The hottest topics of the event were master classes on building apps for Google Glass, one of the most prominent innovations from the search giant.
DevFest 2013 was a unique event which brought together highly qualified IT specialists and speakers with interesting presentations on the modern technology. This is the second conference of this type in the region and it is considered as one of the most interesting IT events. This year, the agenda was divided into two parts, Android & Glass and TechTalk, where developers from other GDG groups discussed various topics such as Android Google Glass, Android Studio, Google AdMob Ads, Google App Engine, Google Native Client, Bluetooth Development, and other areas of modern technology.
Speakers of the conference covered wide range of topics, like the acceptable amount of advertising for free programs and where to effectively place it, a presentation about Android accessories and sensors, and showcases on Google Glass development that happened to be the most anticipated. The conference also turned to be a place for informal talks and socializing. Our colleagues tried to solve brain-twisters in the “Shake Your IT Brain” section, visited DataArt IT museum, fought through the Retro Computer Championship, took photos in the “OK, Glass, Take a picture!” section and played with a GoogleDog.
At the end of the event the speakers were awarded by conference organizers and partners.
Comments and Impressions:
Alexey Rybakov, Lead Developer, DataArt
“A good speaker always cares about his audience. Who will come? How many people? Will they like it? I could tell that GDG Voronezh thought through all these questions.
Despite the fact that it was a Wednesday, the conference room was packed from the morning. The speakers were greeted by a very attentive, responsive and, most importantly, friendly audience. Questions, which are, of course, of great importance as well, were asked in abundance and were all very interesting. And if at the end of your presentation the audience is asking questions, it means that the audience was hooked by what you had to say. It was great!”
Anton Shaleev, Coordinator of GDG Group Voronezh
“Google Developer Group is one of the most active technological communities in the local area, it holds, organizes and supports a ton of events in the most diverse formats. We’ve held a mobile hackathon – a contest for projects including Android, supported the DataArt Android School — an educational project for IT students, organized online broadcasts of Google technology events and much more”.
You can check out our photo report from the conference here: