Hassan Abid

Respect,Diversity with Pythonists and Djangonauts

Posted 8 months, 1 week ago
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2nd PyCon APAC was held in Seoul on August 13,14,15 with main themes of Respect and Diversity. This is 3rd PyCon event in Korea. Following the Pythonic way of holding the conference, atmosphere was very friendly and vibrant. Big congratulations to organizers of PyCon for holding a successful conference!

Category: Conference Python

Best Practices in Media Playback

10 months ago
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This talk will cover the best practices for Media Playback (Video, Audio ) by using the APIs provided by Android framework. Most of it is a recap from Google I/O 2016 talk. There is a short introduction to ExoPlayer with relevant references in slides too!

Google I/O 2016 - Final day

11 months, 1 week ago
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Unlike previous years, Google added an extra day for I/O this time. Final day had some awesome sessions lined up as well as some of more popular ones were repeated from day 1. The wait time for some sessions drastically decreased however it was still touch and go for more popular ones. As always people arrived at the amphitheater early in morning and queued for their favorite sessions.

Google I/O 2016 - Day 2 impression and summary

11 months, 1 week ago
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With conclusion and tiring long day, It was time to get settle in and get ready for Day 2 action. There were over 100 sessions, office hours and sandbox demos planned for the day. The eye-catching demos were self-driving car and android auto, project tango, android experiments and music lab. The usual wait time for getting in reduced on day 2 as well as temperature cooled down.

Google I/O 2016 - Keynote and Day 1 summary

11 months, 1 week ago
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Google announced several new products and updates to its Android and Chrome developers platform at I/O. In nutshell, Google launched Google Assistant (A voice assistance), Google Home (an Amazon echo-like device), smart messaging app Allo and modern video chat app Duo, a virtual reality platform Daydream, android wear 2.0, android studio 2.2, and instant apps.

Google I/O 2016 - The build up to the io

11 months, 1 week ago
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Google I/O is a great event for Android and web developers from all around the world. They get to hear about new APIs , SDKS and tools launched by Google and get an opportunity to ask Googlers about any problem they are facing in their apps and get expert advice. This year I/O is organized with a festival theme.

Google I/O 2016 - Trip to San Francisco Day 1

11 months, 1 week ago
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Google I/O is annual developers conference held in San Francisco in May. This year Google choose place at it's back yard of Mountain View Campus. Last year around 7000 people from all over the world attended the conference. This year Google is expected to announce new Android VR headset, more advancements in it's android and chrome platform. Stay tune for updates

ExoPlayer for Application Developers - Overview of the Streaming protocols

11 months, 2 weeks ago
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ExoPlayer is an open source, application level media player built on top of Android’s low level media APIs (Mediacodec and MediaExtractor). Google is already using it for Youtube and Movies app. It supports DASH, Smooth Streaming and HLS protocols. I gave an intro talk about ExoPlayer usage and APIs at Google Developer Summit Korea.

MS Open Community Camp Panel Talk

11 months, 2 weeks ago
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Microsoft Korea organized a Community Open Camp in Seoul. It was an event where many communities could participate and share their tech with other people. I participated on behalf of Django Girls Seoul. We had an awesome turnout (full house). During the Community Open Camp, I also got chance to talk with other community leaders and were able to share our stories.

Developing iOS Client App with Django rest framework

11 months, 2 weeks ago
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Over the past couple of years, I have been using Parse as backend of my apps. However, it doesn’t give me a real feel of actually making an app from bottom up. I started using Django (A high-level Python web framework) two years ago but often lost interest due to its difficulty and completeness (less margin to learn basics). However, after trying some other popular backend languages such as PHP and NodeJS, I decided to stick with Django for a while.

How I became a better Android Citizen

11 months, 2 weeks ago
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There maybe more android developers in the world than their iOS counterparts. But at the same time it might be hard for recruiters to choose the right one. Generally speaking, starting with Android development is much easier than iOS development as a personal experience yet there is catch when you do advance android development.

How we learned Android from Google

11 months, 2 weeks ago
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Google has over 31 high quality courses on Udacity - available free of cost. There are two Nanodegrees co-created with Google too (Android Developer and Senior Web Developer). <br>have been actively talking Android and Web courses on Udacity for last 2 years ( Most of them are co-created with Google). I got an opportunity to present my experiences at local GDG Korea event. which was held at Campus Seoul on April 18, 2015.

Android Study Jams — Seoul

11 months, 2 weeks ago
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Android Study Jams Korea was part of a global initiative by Google. Students from all over the world get together in their respective local communities and study Udacity's Android Development course with help of facilitators. At the end of the 6 weeks intensive study meetings, a hacakthon was held at Google Korea office to show off skills! Our Android Study Jams started with 18 people however only 10 people were able to finish the course! Overall, it was a wonderful experience!