Solution Challenge Workshop: Android Development

WMU Bernhard Center, 119 (Faculty dinning room - 1903 W Michigan Ave Kalamazoo, 49008 - View Map Western Michigan University
Fri, Feb 10, 6:00 PM (EST)

About this event

Welcome fellow WMU students!

Join us for an introduction to Android, Android Studio, and Jetpack Compose. In this workshop, you'll learn the basics of building Android apps with Jetpack Compose, the new UI toolkit for building Android apps in Kotlin. We'll start by getting familiar with Android Studio and setting up a new project, learning some Kotlin basics, exploring the structure of an Android application, and creating beautiful UIs with Jetpack Compose all while building a usable tip calculator! 


Before attending this session, you should install the Latest Android Studio. Once Android studio is set up, I recommend creating an emulator or being comfortable installing the application on your personal phone (requires developer mode to be enabled). 

Sometimes setting up the emulator on a Windows machine can be annoying. It's a one-time thing when you first set it up but requires some steps. This link walks through the setup for Windows.

Note: Virtualization extensions are typically enabled through your computer BIOS and are frequently turned off by default. Check the documentation for your motherboard to find out how to enable virtualization extensions.

Event details

Level - beginner

Speaker - Sierra OBryan (she/her) 

Speaker bio:

Sierra is a Software Engineer at Clubhouse, based in Cincinnati, OH, focused primarily on native Android. She loves building beautiful and accessible Android apps, sharing knowledge with the community, and mentoring aspiring mobile developers. She is a Google Developer Expert for Android and serves as a director of Women Who Code Cincinnati, Director of Technology for getWITit, a former global Leadership Fellow for Women Who Code Mobile, and a Women Techmakers Ambassador.

If you need help setting up the environment, feel free to come at 6:00 pm and we will try our best to help out.

Hope to see you there!



Friday, Feb 10
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)


WMU Bernhard Center, 119 (Faculty dinning room
1903 W Michigan Ave Kalamazoo49008


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