Android is an opensource operating system for mobile phones developed by Google. This operation system is supported by many mobile phone manufacturers like HTC, Samsung, Motorola and Sony Ericsson. Android is designed to help developers build applications easily using Java and XML. When getting to know about Android, we - IT students in RMIT will learn and improve our skills about Java, XML as well as Software Engineering skills. That is one of many reasons that IT club held the Android seminar in the last semester.
What was the purposes of the seminar?
Apart from the reasons above, the seminar gave IT students some ideas about the new mobile platform (Android) and helped them extend their relationship within the IT community in RMIT. After this seminar, some students “fell in love” with Android and decided to discover the Android world deeper.
How was the seminar?
The seminar was from 9 am to 11 am on April 17th, 2010. There were about 30 participants, mostly IT students in RMIT. There were 3 guest speakers at the seminar:
- Mr Tran Vu Tat Binh - Android Technical Leader - FPT Software R&D.
- Mr Antoine Deroche - Manager - Evivo Vietnam
- Mr Nguyen Cao Phuc - Senior developer - MultiNC
Some topic that were covered in the seminar:
- Introduction and comparison between Android and other platforms.
- Explore some Android APIs.
- Career opportunities and salary from Android development.
- How to write simple Android application and deploy it on the Android platform.
- Finally, Mr Phuc helped participants to create their very first Android application which is called “Little Spammer”.