MBS.works – The Year of Living Brilliantly

At the beginning of this year I joined the program MBS.works – The Year of Living Brilliantly. It is a one year journey, with 52 teachers divided into three seasons. Season one is about grounding – about breathing in awareness, and courage, and insight, and in this article I added my notes for each session and the lessons I discovered during this amazing experience.

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Atelierul Digital pentru Programatori – Final Project

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.

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RecyclerView in Android

RecyclerView is a ViewGroup that helps us to display a scrollable list of elements. It is one of the most used UI components in the Android apps and it involves having a data source, an adapter, and the RecyclerView. Other than displaying the content, RecyclerView is efficiently reusing the views that have scrolled off the screen by recycling them.

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[Maintainable Podcast] Building a Technical Leadership Career Around Teaching

I was honored to talk with Robby Russell (@robbyrussell) about technical leadership and maintainable code. It was my very first podcast. Hope the content is helpful: Magda Miu: Building a Technical Leadership Career Around Teaching.

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Smile, it’s CameraX! [analysis and extensions]

Image analysis and applying extensions when pictures are taken are use cases often accessed by the users. By using CameraX API we are able to implement them in a very simple way. If you want to learn more check the code samples and the theory behind these features in the current article.

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[mDevCamp] Smile, it’s CameraX!

I recently presented this talk at mDevCamp – Online edition. More than that I was part of a Virtual 3D world. Great event, awesome organizers and really interesting questions from the audience.

This talk contains the answers for the next questions:

  1. What are the main challenges of working with Camera APIs on Android?
  2. What are the main advantages of using CameraX API?
  3. How to integrate CameraX in our Android apps?
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