Android Study Jams - Series

Uganda Martyrs University
Oct 24 - Dec 19, 2020, 3:30 PM (EAT)

About this event

Android Study Jams are community-organized study groups for people to learn how to build Android apps in the Kotlin programming language, using curriculum provided by Google. There are two tracks available:

New to Programming Track - for people who are new to programming, follows the Android Basics in Kotlin course.

Prior Programming Experience Track - for people who already have programming experience, follows the Android Kotlin Fundamentals course. Also includes a pre-work section using Kotlin Koans from JetBrains for those who are new to Kotlin.


We will be going through the New to Programming track which requires Zero Coding Experience.

The Program has  five-units with the first 2 being

Unit 1: Kotlin basics for Android

In which you take your first steps programming in Kotlin, add images and text to your Android apps, and learn how to use classes, objects, and conditionals to create an interactive app for your users.

Unit 2: Layouts

Where you learn to improve the user interface of your app by learning about layouts, Material Design guidelines, and best practices for UI development.

More will be added later

The android study jam sessions will be held every Saturday. Starting 24th October and will run for between 4-6 weeks depending on pace.

The Android Study Jam will be mainly facilitated by Norbert Lukwayi, the DSC Lead with occasional guest facilitators


REQUIREMENTS

To take this program, you will need

to Install Android Studio,

A computer with the following specs

Windows

  • Microsoft® Windows® 7/8/10 (64-bit)
  • 4 GB RAM minimum, 8 GB RAM recommended
  • 2 GB of available disk space minimum,
  • 4 GB Recommended (500 MB for IDE + 1.5 GB for Android SDK and emulator system image)
  • 1280 x 800 minimum screen resolution

Mac

  • Mac® OS X® 10.10 (Yosemite) or higher, up to 10.14 (macOS Mojave)
  • 4 GB RAM minimum, 8 GB RAM recommended
  • 2 GB of available disk space minimum,
  • 4 GB Recommended (500 MB for IDE + 1.5 GB for Android SDK and emulator system image)
  • 1280 x 800 minimum screen resolution


Linux

  • Tested on gLinux based on Debian.
  • 64-bit distribution capable of running 32-bit applications
  • GNU C Library (glibc) 2.19 or later
  • 4 GB RAM minimum, 8 GB RAM recommended
  • 2 GB of available disk space minimum,
  • 4 GB Recommended (500 MB for IDE + 1.5 GB for Android SDK and emulator system image)
  • 1280 x 800 minimum screen resolution


Chrome OS

  • 8 GB RAM or more recommended
  • 4 GB of available disk space minimum
  • 1280 x 800 minimum screen resolution
  • Intel i5 or higher (U series or higher) recommended

And android device(optional but recommended) for testing

When

Oct 24 - Dec 19
3:30 PM (EAT)