The Detroit Google Developers Group
The Detroit Google Developers Group (GDG) is an official Google recognized developer group. We have been meeting for the past two years on a monthly basis in downtown Detroit. We operate a Meetup.com site with currently around 320 members. Our meetings typically attract between 25‐30 developers and involve one or more speakers presenting on a topic. Some of the topics we’ve had include the Google Maps Web API, Android Development and User Interface testing, as well as the popular Android Custom ROM CyanogenMod. Don Ward and Nathan Hughes lead the Group.
Don Ward has been involved in the local software developer community for the past five years helping organize such events as 1DevDay Detroit 2011 and 2012, MobiDevDay 2010, and CloudDevDay 2010. He also led the Greater Detroit Cloud Computing Users Group for two years with a active membership of 60 people. Currently Don Ward is an avid Google technology enthusiast and enjoys leading the Mobile Team at Quicken Loans during the day.
Nathan Hughes is a Wayne State Computer Science student, currently working to complete his B.A. in computer science. He has been a professional developer for 2 years, having landed his first development position while still pursuing his college degree. His current employment endeavor is with Quicken Loans developing mobile applications for the Android platform. Nathan co‐organizes the Detroit GDG chapter with the illustrious Don Ward. Other technologies Nathan has dabbled in include iOS development, arduino, C++, and game development using XNA and C-Sharp.
The Google Developer Group Ann Arbor Android (GDG-A3)
The Ann Arbor Google Developers Group (GDG) is an official Google recognized developer group. The Ann Arbor GDG hosts monthly technical meetings at the Arbormoon Software, Inc office in Ann Arbor. Dave Koziol and Scott Weber lead the Group.
Dave Koziol has been involved with organizing developer events for over 20 years. He is a past chairman and session chair of multiple national conferences, a board member for over a dozen technical conferences, a regular speaker at technical conferences around the US. He is the founder of GDG Ann Arbor Android, as well as CocoaHeads Ann Arbor. His day job is President of Arbormoon Software, Inc. one of the largest mobile software development companies in SE Michigan according to Crain’s Detroit Business. Dave believes very strongly in building the local developer community.
Scott Weber is a co‐organizer of the GDG Ann Arbor Android (GDG-A3). He has presented Android-related talks at GDGA3, Michigan GDG DevFest and MobiDevDay. His day job is as an Android developer at Expedia / Mobiata.