GDGPhoenix is less then a week away (Android Studio Tips)

Should be a good event this month, with information appropriate for all level of developer looking to learn about Android Studio.

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Android Studio is a new IDE from Google currently in "early access preview" based on IntelliJ IDEA. Michael will review some interesting features of Android Studio that might make you consider giving it a try. This session assumes basic knowledge of Java and Android development. 

Speaker - Michael Bailey, Engineering Director - Android, American Express

Michael is the Engineering Director for the Android team responsible for American Express’ flagship consumer Android apps in the U.S. market. Development on these apps began in 2010. 

Since joining the company in 2008, Michael has worked on a number initiatives at American Express including analytics, enterprise content management, AmexLabs, iOS apps, international mobile applications, NFC payments, the U.S. homepage and the U.S. online card applications site.

Michael holds a BS in Computer Science from Harvey Mudd College and an MS in Computer Science from the University of Southern California, where he specialized in computer security. 

Including the US Consumer Apps that Michael works on0, American Express has 8 Android apps in the US Play Store ( and more in the International Play Stores.