Intro to Android Development (Java) - 2-Day Workshop

Atomic Object - 1407 Randolph St Detroit - View Map Girl Develop It Detroit
Mon, Aug 4, 2014, 6:00 PM (EDT)

About this event

Session #1: Monday, August 4th - 6-10pm 
Session #2: Wednesday, August 6th - 6-10pm 

Dinner & drinks will be provided by Atomic Object on both nights.

This is an introductory workshop for Android development, which will introduce you to what you need to start programming in Android. Together, we will build a Twitter client from the ground up.

This is an 8-hour hands-on workshop  If you understand the basics of programming, but you want to get started with developing Android apps, then this is the workshop for you. Students should be familiar with object-oriented programming.


• Introduction

• Java for Android

• App Fundamentals

• Laying out a User Interface

• Building Interfaces with Views

• Handling User Interactions

• Application Activity Flows

• Networking and Using APIs

We will help you install the required software for the class during the class, but you may need to bring your Android phone or Tablet  to work with.

It may also help to setup your machine with the required software:

1-Install Java

Please download Java JDK 6/JRE 6:

2- Install the Eclipse ADT:


Nariman Ammar is a PhD candidate in Computer science at Wayne State University. Her research interests are in service computing, with a special interest in privacy while sharing data on the web. She is currently working on developing a framework for guaranteeing privacy for mobile and web Applications. She has participated in several programs that teach girls how to build phone apps in addition to other applications.

Talia Selitsky is a mobile developer based in Detroit. She recently worked at Ford developing apps for in-vehicle systems. She is also an app developer for Photosynq, an open-research project that focuses on developing open-hardware solutions for measuring plant-health.


Atomic Object 
1407 Randolph St. 
Detroit, MI 48226 

NOTE: We are offering scholarships on a limited basis for students with financial need. Please complete our scholarship application if you are interested. Applications must be received by Monday, July 21. Scholarship recipients will be notified via email at least 1 week before the first class.  


There are several flat-fee private parking lots available across from the office on Randolph St. Metered street parking is available on Randolph and adjacent streets. Additional parking is available one block away at the Detroit Opera House parking structure. 


Please bring your laptop and charger to all class sessions. Power strips & Wi-Fi will be provided. 


We're here to help! If you have additional questions or would like to talk further before signing up for a class, please contact Erika Carlson (



Monday, Aug 4
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM (EDT)


Atomic Object
1407 Randolph St Detroit