I’ll be giving a training class on Android development as part of the AppHack Austin hackathon on November 9 from 3pm-5pm.

It’s a mobile app hackathon, so you can enter an iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, or HTML5 mobile app if you want to. Don’t know how to do any of those? Take my intro class on Android development – focusing on what you need to know to create an Android app that calls out to a REST API. From there, you can do a lot of cool mashups with APIs.

https://apphack13austin.eventbrite.com/

Bring a recent laptop (4 gigs or more of ram is nice) – and preinstall the Android developer tools (http://developer.android.com/tools/index.html) – it’s a big download. You can use OS X, Windows, or Linux. Also bring your Android ohone or tablet and it’s charger, and you can start building apps for your own device with no signup or payment required!

There’s a discount code embedded on the Eventbrite page as a riddle.

If you can’t make it to the class, keep an eye out for my new project – Building Mobile Apps – online courses for iOS and Android app development.

Feel free to email me at jlinwood at gmail.com with any questions!