Hello Android

posted Feb 18, 2012, 5:31 AM by P.K. Opoku

Welcome to the semester of the Android!

Following today's meeting, attached are the files we worked with. If you have any problems setting up your development environment, remember to check out the developer site.

Apply to be A Google Student Ambassador

posted Feb 3, 2012, 1:00 AM by P.K. Opoku

Are you  thrilled by new technology? Do you love Google products? Do you want to bring new opportunities to your school and peers? Do your friends say you're a natural leader? If so, the Google Student Ambassador program may be perfect for you!

Through the Student Ambassador Program, you become a liaison between Google and your university. Ambassadors plan and host several events during the school year, introduce students to new Google products and features and act as a campus contact for Google teams.

Google Student Ambassadors may:

  • Work closely with local Google teams
  • Host and organize events to bring awareness to Google's products and brand 
  • Spread the word about competitions, training opportunities, scholarships and other events
  • Attend Google events as a Google representative
  • Help Google to better understand their campus' culture
  • Build relationships on campus with faculty and student groups
  • Test products and features
  • Promote product use and new product launches to students
  • Be a source of knowledge for your university about Google products

What are the qualifications?

This opportunity is open to university students at level 2 or above and postgraduate students. Google Student Ambassadors must be:

  • Currently enrolled in the university and available for one academic year
  • Pursuing a degree or postgraduate program in any discipline
  • Passionate about technology
  • Able to plan events and manage a budget
  • Actively involved in student life on campus

What is the time commitment?

  • One academic school year
  • Approx. ten hours per month
  • Four or more events per year


As a Google Student Ambassador, you will:

  • Receive regular updates about exciting new Google products / features, programs and announcements
  • Enhance your professional development, leadership, technical and communication skills
  • Be eligible to participate in special Google events, product training and be considered for local internships
  • Exchange best practices with Ambassadors from other schools and disciplines
  • Add the Google Student Ambassador Program experience to your resume
  • Get your own Google SWAG

Sounds great, how do I apply?

To apply, you should:

1. Write 2 Essays as specified in the application form.

2. Submit your application online at by Thursday, 1st March  2012. Shortlisted students will be contacted by the end of March 2012.

Chrome Extensions

posted Oct 22, 2011, 4:22 AM by P.K. Opoku   [ updated Oct 22, 2011, 4:26 AM ]

A lot of work has been done to prepare for our work this semester: building our own chrome extensions. Here are some useful links regarding the topics we've covered thus far:

Building Chrome Extensions

Remember, there's something special for the best extension built this semester ;)
Good luck building great extensions!

Android Developer Party

posted Apr 29, 2011, 11:48 PM by P.K. Opoku

The knustGTUG's Android Developer Party has gotten the developer community of KNUST to pay some attention to the world of mobile applications.

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Have you heard about the Android Developer Challenge?

knustGTUG on Focus Fm

posted Apr 24, 2011, 11:39 PM by P.K. Opoku

Listen to the knustGTUG on Focus FM this and every Wednesday from 6 to 7pm. We tackle technology news and trends and lots of random computer-related stuff. Representing the knustGTUG are Edward Pie, P.K. Opoku, Fred Adu Kumi and Kanda Guard.

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Hackathon I

posted Feb 12, 2011, 5:57 AM by P.K. Opoku

It has been decided: the knustGTUG is developing an application to provide an online backup system for mobile phones. This way, losing your cellular device will not mean you lose all your contacts, memos, messages, etc.
The project development has officially begun!

Introduction to App Engine

posted Feb 5, 2011, 5:31 AM by P.K. Opoku   [ updated Feb 5, 2011, 6:28 AM ]

The knustGTUG has now officially been entirely introduced to the Google App Engine. The morning's event took us all through HTML and CSS and web application development on the App Engine framework with python. All code written at the event can be found here and as always, check out our useful links for information about the App Engine.


Google Docs Campaign

posted Jan 31, 2011, 10:20 AM by P.K. Opoku   [ updated Feb 4, 2011, 2:44 PM ]

We've gotten the go ahead to see our program (The Google Docs Campaign) through. In light of this, our program originally scheduled for the semester may be adjusted to fit this in. The calendar will be revised accordingly.

Ladies, Gentlemen and Web Crawlers, We Have IRC.

posted Jan 31, 2011, 10:10 AM by P.K. Opoku

An IRC page has just been added to the site. For all those who wanted a place we could all get together online and do stuff, check it out!

Introduction to Programming with Python

posted Jan 29, 2011, 3:33 AM by P.K. Opoku   [ updated Jan 31, 2011, 7:01 AM ]

The knustGTUG semester kicked off with our Introduction to Programming with Python event at the Royal Parade Grounds. Attendance was good and we made good progress with our plan for the semester as a group.
Edward Pie spoke on what programming is and gave a very inspiring talk to get us started in the area. Some files were given out (check out the Useful Links page) and we are well on our way to building amazing applications in python!

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