Welcome to GIT MAD!

This page is the home of the GIT MAD mobile application development club. If this is your first time here, please create an account by clicking the Register button on the top left of the site. You will use this account to "check in" at our club meetings and events.

Our old landing page content can be seen here: https://gist.github.com/thedekel/7bc3e2bfcbc1ec6c6f80


Our org is dedicated to teaching and supporting the mobile application development community within the College of Computing. We hold regular meetings every Monday in Klaus 2456 at 6:30 PM. A meeting is usually composed of an hour of presentation followed by some time for discussion, Q&A and collaboration time.

Upcoming Topics

Fall 2014 Topic List

Coming soon


In addition to our weekly meetings, GIT MAD holds a number of varied hack-a-thons including our biannual App-a-thon. Stay tuned for more information!


Alex Bettadapur - alexbettadapur at gmail.com - President

Andre Giron - agrion123 at gmail.com - Vice President

Kamen Tsvetkov - ktsvetkov at gatech.edu - Operations

Jason Libbey - jelgt2011 at gmail.com - Events

Eric Cochran - ericphysics at gatech.edu - Treasurer

Michael Falk - mfalk94 at gatech.edu - Marketing


The folks who helped us put on our awesome App-a-thon and other club activities last semester. Thank you to Qualcomm, Yahoo, AirWatch, the GVU, R-NOC, and of course the CoC Administration for your tireless efforts in supporting the club!

"Really impressed! This was my first Appathon and I loved it. The empty cans of soda, the Star Wars marathon, and the dedication to competition by forgoing sleep made this experience one to remember. From games to payment systems, to GPS related apps; the concepts and products created in a night inspired the belief that GT does have strong software students and they need to know about us. There are many industries to explore, but lets face it…wireless technology is the fastest growing. Research Snapdragon S4, augmented reality, and our plans for the “internet of everything” and know that we are positioning ourselves for a very demanding and connected future. We feed the ecosystem of wireless device makers and carriers with our unparalled technology. We hire 800+ interns a year in over 15 locations in the U.S. Over half of these internships are for software students. I hope all of you have a productive and amazing Summer. I plan to return in the Fall with opportunities to learn, interview, and join Qualcomm.

Thank you again to all the winners, participants, and to GIT MAD for including us!"

-- Kathryn Hammelman, Qualcomm Senior Staffing Specialist

"Thank you for taking part in this year’s GIT MAD App-a-thon competition! AirWatch was very proud to be a sponsor of this event. For those of you that are not familiar with AirWatch, we are an industry-leading provider of mobile security, device, application and content management solutions. As the largest mobile device management (MDM) provider, AirWatch serves over 1,800 global customers by leveraging more than 500 worldwide employees. AirWatch’s highly scalable, web-based solution provides a single, integrated view of an entire fleet of Apple iOS, Android, Blackberry, Symbian and Windows devices. AirWatch is seeking high performing students interested in fulltime and internship opportunities in the field of software & mobile application development. To learn more about these opportunities, please visit http://bit.ly/z3kpHi for fulltime openings and email your resume to recruiting@air-watch.com to learn more about our internships. At AirWatch, our success comes from smart, passionate people who thrive in a high-energy environment where problem solving, innovative thinking and creativity drive our product lines. Again, we enjoyed being part of the App-a-thon and look forward to seeing you again on campus soon!"

-- John Patrick, AirWatch Campus Recruiting

App Lab

The App Lab is located in TSRB 333 (map) and provides club members with access to Mac computers, iOS, Android, and WP7 devices, and a comfortable place to work. We value your insight into the future of the lab, so we have a short questionnaire so that we can get some insight into what you guys are looking for in the new lab.

TO ACCESS THE LAB: Your buzz card is required to access the TSRB at any time of the day. After hours access will require the officer in the lab to come get you from the front desk. To contact them, call 404-941-GITM (4486) when you're at the TSRB.

Frequently Asked Questions

This club sounds great! How do I join?
Just show up to a meeting, its as simple as that! GIT MAD welcomes mobile computing enthusiasts of all skill levels.

What will I do at a club meeting?
In almost all cases, you will be listening to (or giving) a presentation or lecture about something related to mobile computing and then writing code to implement that feature or technology. This could include APIs, technologies, algorithms, and mobile computing applied to real world problems. We try to keep it interesting.

What platforms will we cover at the meetings?
As a club, we are interested in all mobile platforms, to include Android. iOS, Windows Phone, mobile web, and others. A single meeting will usually be focused around one platform, but we will try to change it up from meeting to meeting.

Are the club meetings all we do?
Heck no! There will be club events, hackathons, workshops and other activities put on throughout the year. Details to be announced shortly.

You didn't answer my question.
That's not a question.

For any other information about the club, please contact an officer or click here. Thanks for your interest in GIT MAD, and hope to see you at a meeting!






GITMAD: Introduction and Setup


GIT MAD and gt:webdev App-athon


TopicBingo - Notifications


Broadcast Receivers/Persistence


Union Pacific Tech Talk


Topic Bingo 1.1 - Networking


App publishing


TopicBingo UI/Core