Big thanks to the Squidwrench group for organizing and putting on the first ever Android Devlopment Day. A special "thank you" to Amanda and Mike for hosting the event. There were about 12 people that showed up, all at different levels of understanding. By the end everyone seemed to have made progress on their Android projects.
If you missed it, don't despair! This should be the first of what hopefully will be many programming sessions on the Android platform. There will be an expectation that you have Eclipse with the Android SDK installed and running. I strongly recommend that you are able to run the “HelloWorld” application on the emulator ( and your phone if you have one ).
Instructions on how to setup Eclipse and the SDK ( if you have not ) are at https://developer.android.com/sdk/installing.html NOTE: We discovered that the SDK is NOT compatible with IBM's JRE (nor JDK) and will not compile due to the fact that it is missing a security class that Android needs. The OpenJDK and of course the Oracle JDK work fine.
Google's “Android Training” will most likely be used for homework/exercises : https://developer.android.com/training/index.html