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October Nerd Interface: Android Architecture ComponentsA Better Path Forward

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Oct 12 5:30PM - 8:00PM


How do we balance pragmatism and thoughtful code?

When will we move away from reinventing the wheel for the structure of our apps?

And how do we write codebases that will be clear and easy to work on for those who inherit it in the future?

For years Android engineers have struggled with the complications of how to properly design and architect their app. With the introduction of Architecture Components at this years Google I/O, Google hopes to better solve this common issue.

After a couple-month hiatus, we are back! This month we feature our Chicago Android team. Well discuss how Android developers can utilize Androids new Architecture Components to help mitigate frequent issues with data and lifecycle integration.


5:30-6 p.m.: Food, networking, craft beer tasting and photo booth

6-7 p.m.: Nerd Interface

7-8 p.m.: Craft beer, networking, and photo booth

Nerd host:

Gregg Walrod - Head of Software Engineering, Chicago

Gregg is a proven business leader that focuses on the employee and client experiences. He works as the Head of Software Engineering where he leads and supports the Chicago-based team. He has worked in numerous leadership roles in his 12-year services business career, which includes leading Geek Squad in China. In his spare time, Gregg is an avid music lover and loves to travel abroad.


Ryan Perkins - Senior Software Engineer and Team Lead, Android

Ryan has over 9 years of professional development experience and is a leader in our growing Chicago mobile division. In his free time he can be seen scaling large rock formations as a passionate rock climber and touring the midwest as an avid cyclist.

Jonathan Petit-Frere - Software Engineer, Android

Jonathan is part of the Android team in Chicago at The Nerdery. Jonathans portfolio consists of a wide variety of projects from client-side to backend using languages like PHP, Javascript and Java. During his free time, Jonathan likes to explore the city of Chicago and see what else it has to offer.

Rohail Kidwai - Senior Software Engineer, Android

Rohail likes working on different types of projects. He enjoys learning and doing new things. Rohail is not good at writing about himself in third person.


About The Nerdery:

We are a custom software design and development company built on the belief that passionate nerds are the driving force behind business breakthroughs. Our vision is to be the best place in the world for Nerds to work; our purpose is to redefine whats possible through technology.

About Extra Life:

Extra Life is a worldwide organization that raises money for the Childrens Miracle Network. We do this by asking for sponsorships and donations as we play games for 24-hours straight. Team Nerdery has been involved in Extra Life since 2012 and over these past three years, weve raised more than $30,000 for sick children. This year, each Nerdery office will be matched up with their local Childrens Miracle Network hospital, ours being the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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