Collins McNicholas Galway Google Developers Group

On Saturday, 14th November, ‘Google Developers Group (GDG) – Galway’ followed its successful launch, in the G Hotel, with another meeting in the Bank of Ireland Startlabs on Eyre Square. Inspiring coders starting out on their development journey and seasoned programmers alike braved the Galway weather to attend another successful GDG Galway session. Topics for the day included: an exciting Google Project Tango demo, a GitHub talk, and a Python programming workshop, along with FREE Domino’s pizza!!!

First Up

GDG Dublin Lead, Raphael Savina, demonstrated Googles latest high tech venture, Project Tango, a mobile device with the ability to navigate the physical world similar to how we do as humans. Project Tango brings a new kind of spatial perception to the Android device platform by adding advanced computer vision, image processing, and special vision sensors….I’m pretty sure this is the same technology used to create the T2000 in the Terminator movies.

Next Up

Lynda O’Leary of HP and Women in Technology Galway gave an interesting talk about the use of GitHub and Open source within the industry. GitHub is a Web-based Git repository hosting service. It offers distributed revision control and source code management (SCM), and has become the largest host of source code in the world, ideal for budding coders who want to work with a tech-savvy community.

Last Up

To round the day off, Full Stack Developer and all-round tech guru, Allen Thomas Varghese gave a Python workshop aimed at those who had previously not had any exposure to the language. This proved very popular to novice and experienced programmers alike. All in all, the second GDG in Galway turned out to be a massive success for organisers David Renton and Suad al Darra, whom I would like to congratulate on an excellent job. After this event, I can safely say that developers, both novice and expert, in Galway and the surrounding areas will benefit very much from the now well established GDG, and Collins McNicholas Recruitment and HR Services Group are proud to be sponsors of such an innovative group within the region.


John Faherty

Recruitment Consultant
Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Group