Silicon Valley Android Developers Meetup

Android Developers Monthly Meetup will take place on Tuesday, April 22nd, 6pm-9pm@ Pivotal Labs, with support from Embarcadero! This is going to be a high energy event and  should be both productive and lots of fun! We're even giving away an XBOX ONE compliments of AppMethod! 

Venue sponsor: Pivotal Labs.

We’ve been at the forefront of agile development for more than two decades building highly scalable mobile and web software that reaches across a variety of industry verticals, software platforms and device types. We help you bring a new product vision to market, accelerate your existing development efforts and prepare your team to bring agile practices home to strengthen your in-house development.

Food sponsor: Appmethod 

Appmethod is the component--‐based app development platform made for real developers.

Build fast, multi--‐device, cloud and enterprise connected apps for Android, iOS, Windows and OSX. With Appmethod’s object oriented languages, extensible, cross--‐platform component--‐based APIs and visual development environment, developers can deliver fast, compiled apps 5x to 20x faster. Try it out!

Additionally, Appmethod will be offering an Appmethod license for one lucky attendee! 


6PM Food and Networking 

6:30PM Introduction 

6:40PM Speakers 


David Intersimone, Vice President of Developer Relations and Chief Evangelist

Laura Kassovic,  CEO of MbientLab Inc 

Yoela Palkin, Founder at Baskit Labs


David Intersimone 

David Intersimone (known to many as David I.) is a passionate and innovative software industry veteran-often referred to as a developer icon-who extols and educates the world on Embarcadero developer and database tools and runs the company's rampant online community. He shares his visions as an active member of the industry speaking circuit and is tapped as an expert source by the media. He is a long-standing champion of architects, developers and database professionals and works to ensure that their needs are folded into Embarcadero's strategic product plans. Before Embarcadero, David spent more than 20 years with Borland in various evangelism, engineering, and development capacities, including creating the company's developer relations program. He previously served as Director of Product Services for Softsel Computer Products Inc. (now Merisel). David holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, California. 

Laura Kassovic

Laura is the CEO of MbientLab Inc. MbientLab is a design studio that creates beautiful wearables. www.mbientlab.com

"My co-founder and I created some pretty bad-ass hardware that enables developers to create wearable devices simply, quickly, and doesn't require an electrical engineer degree! 
We have an Android and iOS API that enables you to do things like toggle LEDs and get accelerometer data right from the MetaWear board. 
MetaWear is the smallest wearable platform in the world. "

Presentation: MetaWear

With  MetaWear you can build a Myo, a CUFF, or a Fitbit Force in 30 minutes or less.

A tiny BLE wearable development board that is fully production ready and makes it easy to create wearable connected hardware. MetaWear is all you need to create your smart product. In minutes you could be controlling LEDs, buzzers, motors and collecting data from sensors over Bluetooth and onto your very own Smartphone App. Now you can create the perfect consumer product in minutes and send it to a manufacturer the next day.

Yoela Palkin

Yoela is a project manager, designer, and founder on a variety of technical and creative projects in fields including mobile, application development, and marketing technologies.

At the age of 17, Yoela entered UC Berkeley and dove into Computer Science where she first gained interest in the mobile applications space leading to the opening of her first technology company, MyEnterprise Applications. After 3.5 years of growing a mobile development team that specialized in the creation of enterprise level applications for companies like Priceline and Groupon, MyEnterprise Applications was acquired by a top Israeli software engineering firm to grow their mobile department in the United States. Yoela's motto has always been to create products for the 22nd century that can continue to grow with the latest technology and innovation. Yoela's latest endeavor Baskit seeks to improve the online interaction between buyer and merchant at the shopping cart in order to reduce a major problem in the online retail industry called "shopping cart abandonment". With a diverse background in both web and mobile, Yoela continues to consult for major tech firms and startup companies in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Baskit aims to solve one the largest problems in online shopping called - cart abandonment. In 2012, the retail industry generated $3.2TT in revenue. Brick & Mortar produced $2.6TT (92%) while e-commerce accounted for $231B (8%). Various research papers and surveys estimate the online shopping cart abandonment rate between 66% and 75%, which lead to a $462B-$493B loss in revenue in 2012.

As the solution, Baskit partners with brands who want to increase online sales and helps their shoppers purchase across multiple brands with one single transaction. Unlike Amazon, Baskit gives access to 78% of shoppers who buy from two or more retailers/brands without compromising their value. This platform gives any brand/merchant the ability to participate in the Baskit shopping network by plugging into the
functionality on e-commerce sites worldwide. www.baskit.co

If you are interested in speaking at this event, pls fill out this form:


San Francisco, CA 94103 - USA

Wednesday, October 8 at 6:00 PM

Attending: 7

Details: http://www.meetup.com/svandroid/events/187605422/

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