Who We Are

The Ann Arbor Google Developers Group

The Ann Arbor Google Developers Group (GDG) is an official Google recognized developer group. We have been meeting for almost a year on a monthly basis at the Arbormoon Software offices in downtown Ann Arbor. Our meetings typically attract between 20-30 developers. Our meetings feature a technical presentation and some of the topics we’ve had include SQLite, Animations in Android, Android Design Guidelines, Intro to Android Development.

The Ann Arbor GDG currently maintains a Meetup.com group where members can register for meetings. The Meeup.com group can be found athttp://www.meetup.com/gdg-a3/ and currently has 130 members.

Dave Koziol currently leads the group. Dave is President of Arbormoon Software, where he has been involved in building both large and small Android apps for clients.  Dave is a strong proponent of building the local software developer community and is involved with a number of local developer groups, as well as being a frequent speaker at mobile developer events.

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 year on a monthly basis at Quicken Loans’ offices in downtown Detroit. Our meetings typically attract between 20-30 developers. Our meetings typically 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.

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The Oct 24, 2012 Meeting with Mr. David Giard presenting on Data Visualization

 The Detroit GDG currently maintains a Meetup.com group where members can register for meetings. The Meetup.com group can be found at http://www.meetup.com/Detroit-Google-Developers-Group/ and currently has 90 members.

Two Android application developers currently lead the group – Don Ward and Nathan Hughes.

Don Ward has been involved in the local software developer community for the past three 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 developing Android applications for Quicken Loans during the day.

Nathan Hughes has been involved with the Detroit GDG for the past six months and has been instrumental in helping plan and organize each meeting. He also enjoys developing Android applications for Quicken Loans during the day.