I wrote about the Atelierul Digital pentru Programatori in one of my previous articles. It’s a program started by Google Romania in 2018 and I am one of the mentors. I teach Android Fundamentals and I also created the curricula and the materials for this course that is organized in Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Timisoara, and Iasi. Until now I trained more than 180 students and it is an amazing experience.Continue reading “Atelierul Digital pentru Programatori – Final Project”
I am often asked how to start learning Android, or how to become an Android developer. So I was thinking that a blog post that will answer these questions might be a good idea.
Each one of us has our style of learning. So first of all it is important to identify your VARK learning style and after that check the dedicated resources.
VARK learning styles are:
- Visual: you prefer the use images, graphics, schemas, videos to access and understand new information
- Auditory: you understand new content through listening
- Read & Write: you learn by reading through words and take a lot of notes about new information
- Kinesthetic: you learn new concepts and skills through hands-on experiences
The studies estimate that between 50 to 70% of the population prefer a combination of several different styles of learning. So choose your matching combination. 🤓Continue reading “Android Learning Plan”
As an Android developer I learned that when I develop an app it is not about me, it is about the users who will interact with the app I build. The quality of the code and also the involvement to deliver high-quality features are reflected in the experience of our users.
As a team leader, I understood better than launching an app is a team effort and our way to collaborate, our shared vision will have an important impact on the success of a product.
In this talk, I’m going to cover some of the lessons I learned along the way and I will present a road-map that in my opinion should be crossed by each Android developer. We will talk about Kotlin, how to write Clean Code in Kotlin, guidelines in building the app architecture, and how to create an achievable learning plan.
The journey in Kotlin Wonderland continues with an article about classes and objects. Until now we discovered details about Kotlin philosophy, basic types, control flow expressions, null safety and functions.
This year was about new opportunities, new job, new team, GDE life, Agile Squads, Android, WorkManager, Kotlin, mentoring, courses and speaking at conferences and events like: Android Makers Paris, Workshop at Politehnica University Bucharest, Android Course at Google Atelierul Digital, DevTalks Bucharest, Droidcon Cluj-Napoca, Codecamp Bucharest, Workshop at SISC ASE, DevFest Bucharest, DevFest Craiova, Kotlin Everywhere Cluj-Napoca. ✨ ✨ ✨
Whether you’re new to programming or an experienced developer, I prepared a range of resources to teach you Android app development, from your first app to advanced topics.