Announcing Android Alliance Philadelphia (and our first Happy Hour)

In case you haven’t heard it from Corey already, I am pretty excited to announce Android Alliance Philadelphia, a group focused on bringing together developers, designers and passionate users together to share ideas and learnings with each other. The group will be modeled around most of the other user groups around Philly like Philly.rb and CocoaHeads, meeting about once a month and occasionally for happy hours. We are also planning to have a few events in tandem with these other groups so stay tuned for news on that front.

Like most self respecting user groups we now have a Twitter account (@androidPhilly) that we use to occasionally send updates on upcoming meetings or interesting goings-on in the Android community, and a Google Group for more elaborate discussions. Considering the group is already 60 people strong, looks like the group definitely addresses a need. If you would like to participate, please follow us on Twitter and/or join the group.

At this moment we are drawing plans for events for the rest of the year but instead of doing it in isolation or on the group mailing list, we figured it may be a good idea to organize a midweek happy hour to bring the group together and see what they’d like to see here. We are planning to meet at National Mechanics around 6pm this Tuesday, March 22 . If you are in the neighborhood, I hope to see you there :)