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Google to Host Developer Day Including Code Labs at GDC 2015
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Google to Host Developer Day Including Code Labs at GDC 2015



Richard Harris Richard Harris in Events Friday, February 27, 2015
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Google’s GDC Developer Day will take place in Room 2006 of the West Hall of Moscone Center on Monday, March 2. The schedule will include:

Opening Keynote - 10AM: Google will kick off the day by sharing how to make games more successful with Google. You’ll hear about new platforms, new tools to make development easier, and ways to measure your mobile games and monetize them.

Running A Successful Games Business with Google - 10:30AM: Bob Meese, the Global Head of Games Business Development from Google Play, will offer pointers on how to make sure you're best taking advantage of tools on Google Play to grow your business effectively.

Lightning Talks - 11:15AM: These quick, 5-minute talks will cover everything from FlatBuffers, Google Cast and data interpolation. 

Code Labs - 1:30PM: Formatted in a classroom setting where you can participate in a number of self-guided code labs focused on leveraging Analytics, Google Play game services, Firebase and VR with Cardboard. These Code Labs are completely self-paced and will be available throughout the afternoon. If you to sign up for admission to the code labs in advance, sign up for Priority Access here. Developers who sign up for Priority Access will be allowed into the code lab rooms earlier than the general attendees.

For all code labs, you will need to supply your own laptop and/or development device. Following are the prerequisites for each lab:

Cardboard Code Lab - In order to participate, you will need:

- Unity version 4.6.x
- The latest version of the Android SDK
- An Android device running KitKat or higher.
- No Cardboard required, Google will give you one.
 
Firebase Code Lab - In order to participate, you will need:

- A web browser.
- A text editor.
- The npm tool, which you can get by installing Node.js.
 
Google Analytics/AdMob Code Lab - In order to participate, you will need:

- Unity version 4.6.x
Optional (to complete the AdMob portion)
- An Android device running KitKat or better.
- The latest version of the Android SDK.
- A USB cable to connect your device to your computer.
- An AdMob account.
 
Google Play Game Services Code Lab - In order to participate, you will need:

- Unity version 4.6.x 
- The latest version of the Android SDK
- An Android device running Gingerbread or higher.
- A USB cable to connect your device to your computer.
- A Google Play Developer account.

Google will also host a booth on the GDC Expo floor to get hands on experiences with Project Tango, Niantic Labs and Cardboard starting on Wednesday, March 4. The teams from AdMob, AdWords, Analytics, Cloud Platform and Firebase will also be available to answer any product questions.

These events (including codelabs) are part of the official Game Developer's Conference, so you will need a pass to attend. More information on everything here is available on the Google Developer Day website.

Read more: https://events.withgoogle.com/gdc-developer-day/

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