Google App Engine Hackathon 2011, Kuala Lumpur

The goal is to have developers building applications atop the Google App Engine platform. The event will include presentations on the major new features of Google App Engine and how to mashup App Engine with other web services.

Ikai Lan from Google Developer Relations team will be on hand to help and to answer questions throughout the event. You will also be supported by the developers from GTUG Kuala Lumpur, Python Malaysia & CodeAndroid Malaysia.

The hackathon is mainly aimed at developers. We will use the information shared at the event to build up a working Google App Engine application throughout the 2 days 1 night, which you can code along with us. On the other hand, if you already have a great idea for what to build, bring that idea along. Even better, bring along anything you can prepare ahead of time (sketches, designs, web page mock ups, etc.) and use the time and information provided to develop your idea into a working application, then share it with the world.

App Engine is the suggested development platform – which means you can code in Python orJava – you can build your application on anything you want, as long as it’s somehow using the Google stack. If you’re a Ruby fan, check out jRuby. If you want PHP, you might want to try Quercus, which runs PHP on Java. You can also use a wide range of Google tools and APIs for the creation of new applications, from its App Engine platform to services like Maps, Search and Android.

We will provide facilities, power, food and refreshments and experts to help you learn to use Google App Engine and write your application. Just bring your laptops, ideas and enthusiasm to complete the mix. Plus anything else you need to build an app (iPone or Android, books, etc). You can download development environments for App Engine. Best place to be prepared is at Google Code site.

Space is limited, so sign up now! [ ]
Contact Nazrul Kamaruddin at [email protected] for more information.Note: Facebook confirmation will not be used for final registration into the event. We will need
you to RSVP your attendance.

What’s the schedule?
[ Saturday ]
0800 – Registration & breakfast.
1000 – Presentation by Ikai Lan from Google Developer Relations team.
1100 – Presentation by developers from F-Secure.
1130 – Presentation by a representative from CodeAndroid Malaysia.
1200 – Team formation.
1300 – Hackathon begins.
[ Sunday ]
1300 – Hackathon ends.
1400 – Presentation by developers.
1500 РPeople’s choice awards.
1600 – Breakout sessions. Go home.