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2 DAY CONFERENCE

droidcon London 2018

Topics covered at #droidconUK

Thursday, 25th - Friday, 26th October at Business Design Centre, London

Chet Haase, Jake Wharton, Florina Muntenescu and Milena Nikolic. will be speaking. Starts at 8:00 AM.

Want to meet the international Android community, listen to expert speakers, find out about all the latest Android advances and see fantastic new technologies? Then join us at droidcon London, the largest Android developer conference in Europe!

Join us at droidcon London on October 25-26th 2018

The tenth droidcon London returns with more in store for you to learn and discover! Join leading experts in the Android realm who will share their ideas and thought processes on all things Mobile. Follow us at #droidconUK for all the latest updates on the conference!

Tickets

Registration is open and we have some great offers available: don't miss our Early Bird tickets! If you are planning to join us for two days packed with Android fun book your ticket today!

Call for Papers is now OPEN!

Would you like to speak at #droidconUK? We want to hear your talk proposals!

Talks will be selected by Skills Matter and the Programme Committee on the basis of making the conference a varied, diverse and valuable event. Submission is open to anyone, and we encourage first-time speakers to submit a proposal. Members of the Programme Committee are happy to offer coaching and assistance on talk proposals.

We strongly encourage first-time speakers to be part of our programmes, and it is our target to feature as many first-time speakers as we can at this year's droidcon London. If your talk will be selected, you will have the opportunity to attend Jenny Martin's course "Giving Engaging Technical Talks at Conferences and Meetups".

Submit your proposal here.

Deadline for submissions is Thursday, May 3rd 2018.

Get Involved

Would you like to help us facilitate a great conference? Help us set up the conference spaces, introduce talks and speakers, field Q&A questions with mics, or support some of the workshops and hacks we've got in store? Sign up as a volunteer and get a free ticket to the conference!

droidcon London 2018 Diversity Scholarship Plan

Skills Matter is proud and happy to share our droidcon London 2018 Diversity Scholarship Plan. This plan is based on our commitment to help develop the skills of women and their participation in our community. It is aimed at helping women who want to enter/ re-enter the tech industry.

Find more information here!

Last Year's highlights

Check out droidcon London 2017's Highlights and Conversations with speakers here!

Impressions of last year

Thanks to our sponsors

We look forward to having Florina Muntenescu back to droidcon London 2018!

Florina Muntenescu

Florina is working as an Android Developer Advocate at Google, helping developers architect clean, testable apps using the Architecture Components libraries. She has been working with Android for 8 years, previous work covering news at upday, payment solutions at payleven and navigation services at Garmin.

Keynote: Ecstatic have Jake Wharton back to droidcon London 2018!

Jake Wharton

Android Framework engineer at Google working on Kotlin things. Has a long-time severe allergy to boilerplate code and for years has been raising awareness on the issue as well as leading efforts to eradicate this horrible disease that plagues modern developers.

Thrilled to have Milena Nikolic at droidcon London 2018!

Milena Nikolic

Milena Nikolic is a Software Engineering Manager leading Google Play App Distribution team in London. She has been at Google for over 8 years, working on a number of projects related to Mobile, Search and Android. She is passionate about building happy and productive engineering organizations, useful products and cool technology.

Super excited to have Chet back at droidcon London with another stellar Keynote!

Chet Haase

Chet is the lead of the Android UI Toolkit team at Google, where he works on animations, graphics, and performance. He also writes technical articles, writes and performs comedy, and gives presentations at developer conferences like Droidcon London 2015.

Business Design Centre

Situated in Islington, one of London’s most vibrant areas, the BDC is within walking distance of Angel tube station and relatively close to Kings Cross, Farringdon, Liverpool Street and Euston stations. Conveniently located outside the congestion charge zone, the venue also benefits from on-site car parking, an adjacent Hilton Hotel, and has disabled access.

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Business Design Centre

52 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 0QH, GB


View details, travel and nearby hotels

Call for Papers is now OPEN!

We want to hear your talk proposals! Submit your proposal through the form below. Deadline for submissions is Thursday, 3rd May 2018.

Call for Volunteers at droidcon London 2018

Would you like to help us facilitate a great conference? Help us set up the conference spaces, introduce talks and speakers, field Q&A questions with mics, or support some of the workshops and hacks we've got in store? Email us at conferences@skillsmatter.com and we will put your name down as a volunteer for droidcon London 2018! Shifts and detailed info will be confirmed closer to the conference.

droidcon London 2018 Diversity Scholarship Plan

Skills Matter is proud and happy to share our droidcon London Diversity Scholarship Plan which provides support to those from traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalized groups in the technology and/or open source communities who may not have the opportunity to attend droidcon London for various reasons.

Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of need and impact. Scholarship recipients will receive a complimentary ticket to the conference.

Please note, travel expenses are not covered under this scholarship and are the responsibility of the scholarship recipient.

Eligibility

Applicants should be from a traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalised group in the technology and/or open source communities and would be unable to attend without some assistance.

Join us at droidcon2gether 2018!

We hope droidcon London 2018 will inspire you with lots of new ideas. If you fancy diving in for more with hands on workshops and free hacking, join fellow droidcon London attendees and some of the most talented coders and experts, for the droidcon2gether event and create something amazing together! Participation is free for registered attendees, and you can register here.

Joining us for droidcon London 2018 and want more? Make it a whole week of Android learning with these fringe courses...

Call or email our team about the droicon Fringe Package for a special discount on bundle tickets!

Brian Egan's Flutter and Dart Workshop

23rd - 24th October

Want to learn to build beautiful Flutter apps that users can navigate through easily, fetching data along the way? Join this two-day hands-on workshop with Brian Egan! Mobile development is a difficult task these days. Not only do you need to write beautiful, high performance apps that work on low-powered devices with intermittent connectivity, you need to write your apps twice! Once for iOS and again for Android. Google's new UI framework allows you to develop high quality apps for both operating systems using a single code base. Learn to speed up your mobile development and ship to both platforms with this fun framework!

Get your ticket here

Fast Track to Android Architecture with Jorge Ortiz Fuentes

22nd - 24th October 2018

Are you passionate about clean code and want to learn how to implement advanced architectures in Android applications? Join Jorge Ortiz Fuentes for this three-day course and follow an iterative and constructive path to build the greatest and most complex applications while keeping your code reusable, maintainable, testable, and decoupled.

This is a hands-on workshop, where you will write code in your platform, using a trusted codebase and with support and guidance from the instructor. Students will have access to a Git code repository so that they can flexibly review parts of the course as they learn.

Get your ticket here

Real World Kotlin Development Workshop

23rd - 24th October 2018

Would you love to take full advantage of Java without its verbosity? Wish there was a better way to avoid NullPointerExceptions? Want to be able to still rely on first-class tooling and industry support? If so, then this workshop will show that is now possible.

In this workshop David Denton and Ivan Sanchez will show you the language's powerful, developer-friendly features, how they relate to what you know already, and to safely and incrementally migrate them existing Java codebases to Kotlin.

Get your ticket here

Whether you are seeking to improve visibility of your tools, devices or projects, or simply would like to support the droidcon's passionate community through your engagement, our sponsorship team will be able to help you select the best sponsorship package for you! Email sponsors@skillsmatter.com or phone 0207 183 9040.

To discuss sponsorship opportunities please contact the team:

Thanks to our sponsors

Write ups about droidcon London 2017 (and past editions too)!

droidcon London 2017

Lara Martin - My Highlights from droidcon London 2017

"Droidcon London was 2 days long, had 5 tracks and around 70 speakers. Unfortunately I still don't know how to split myself and attend all talks! Here I bring you my choices and highlights"

Read the full article here

Michael Munzer - Back Home From droidcon London 2017

"This year me and my colleague Maksim attended the Droidcon London. Attending a conference is always a great thing to do. You have the opportunity getting to know other developers and can discuss important pieces of your day to day job. Sometimes you talk about weird platform behaviour, but mostly you have fun exchanging ideas which help you and your team grow.

After attending this conference for the first time last year, I already was pretty confident it will be a great success this year as well (which it was). In retrospective, the biggest difference was that it got even more awesome."

Read the full article here

Mez Says - droidcon London 2017

"Droidcon is an annual Android developer conference that is held around the world. At the end of October London played host. This was a special Droidcon for me as it was my first work related conference I had been to and I enjoyed every moment of it. My only regret is that I wish I had gone to more of these earlier on in my career. I would even go as far to say that I should have paid for it out of my own pocket and used holiday time to attend. The amount I was exposed to in terms of how build Android applications and the community was incredible."

Read the full article here

Other articles:
Drones, Things and Android Galore at droidcon London 2017
My take from droidcon London 2017 - Michele Marchetti
droidcon UK 2017 - Day 1 Recap
droidcon UK 2017 - Day 2 Recap
Get ready for droidcon London 2017
droidcon London 2017: Android things to the fore
droidcon London 2017: Building accessibility into your android
droidconUK's droidcon2gether hackathon weekend recap

droidcon London 2016

Hudson at droidcon 2016
Chris Ward's blog
Guardsquare's Dario Inlacza
Amal Kakaiya's blog
Paco Estevez's blog

droidcon London 2015

Indie Games Magazine's article
Adrian Bridgwater's blog
Electronicsweekly.com article
Tech City News article
XDA-developers.com article
barbuzz.co.uk's blog
Tech News article
XDA-developers.com article
Joe Birch's blog
Currys article

droidcon London 2014 & previous editions


GreekReporter.com article
Jérôme Van Der Linden's blog
Jamie Tolentino's blog

Hold tight, skillscasts coming soon!

 

Overview

Want to meet the international Android community, listen to expert speakers, find out about all the latest Android advances and see fantastic new technologies? Then join us at droidcon London, the largest Android developer conference in Europe!

Join us at droidcon London on October 25-26th 2018

The tenth droidcon London returns with more in store for you to learn and discover! Join leading experts in the Android realm who will share their ideas and thought processes on all things Mobile. Follow us at #droidconUK for all the latest updates on the conference!

Tickets

Registration is open and we have some great offers available: don't miss our Early Bird tickets! If you are planning to join us for two days packed with Android fun book your ticket today!

Call for Papers is now OPEN!

Would you like to speak at #droidconUK? We want to hear your talk proposals!

Talks will be selected by Skills Matter and the Programme Committee on the basis of making the conference a varied, diverse and valuable event. Submission is open to anyone, and we encourage first-time speakers to submit a proposal. Members of the Programme Committee are happy to offer coaching and assistance on talk proposals.

We strongly encourage first-time speakers to be part of our programmes, and it is our target to feature as many first-time speakers as we can at this year's droidcon London. If your talk will be selected, you will have the opportunity to attend Jenny Martin's course "Giving Engaging Technical Talks at Conferences and Meetups".

Submit your proposal here.

Deadline for submissions is Thursday, May 3rd 2018.

Get Involved

Would you like to help us facilitate a great conference? Help us set up the conference spaces, introduce talks and speakers, field Q&A questions with mics, or support some of the workshops and hacks we've got in store? Sign up as a volunteer and get a free ticket to the conference!

droidcon London 2018 Diversity Scholarship Plan

Skills Matter is proud and happy to share our droidcon London 2018 Diversity Scholarship Plan. This plan is based on our commitment to help develop the skills of women and their participation in our community. It is aimed at helping women who want to enter/ re-enter the tech industry.

Find more information here!

Last Year's highlights

Check out droidcon London 2017's Highlights and Conversations with speakers here!

Impressions of last year

Thanks to our sponsors

Programme

We look forward to having Florina Muntenescu back to droidcon London 2018!

Florina Muntenescu

Florina is working as an Android Developer Advocate at Google, helping developers architect clean, testable apps using the Architecture Components libraries. She has been working with Android for 8 years, previous work covering news at upday, payment solutions at payleven and navigation services at Garmin.

Keynote: Ecstatic have Jake Wharton back to droidcon London 2018!

Jake Wharton

Android Framework engineer at Google working on Kotlin things. Has a long-time severe allergy to boilerplate code and for years has been raising awareness on the issue as well as leading efforts to eradicate this horrible disease that plagues modern developers.

Thrilled to have Milena Nikolic at droidcon London 2018!

Milena Nikolic

Milena Nikolic is a Software Engineering Manager leading Google Play App Distribution team in London. She has been at Google for over 8 years, working on a number of projects related to Mobile, Search and Android. She is passionate about building happy and productive engineering organizations, useful products and cool technology.

Super excited to have Chet back at droidcon London with another stellar Keynote!

Chet Haase

Chet is the lead of the Android UI Toolkit team at Google, where he works on animations, graphics, and performance. He also writes technical articles, writes and performs comedy, and gives presentations at developer conferences like Droidcon London 2015.

Venue

Business Design Centre

Situated in Islington, one of London’s most vibrant areas, the BDC is within walking distance of Angel tube station and relatively close to Kings Cross, Farringdon, Liverpool Street and Euston stations. Conveniently located outside the congestion charge zone, the venue also benefits from on-site car parking, an adjacent Hilton Hotel, and has disabled access.

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Business Design Centre

52 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 0QH, GB


View details, travel and nearby hotels
Get Involved

Call for Papers is now OPEN!

We want to hear your talk proposals! Submit your proposal through the form below. Deadline for submissions is Thursday, 3rd May 2018.

Call for Volunteers at droidcon London 2018

Would you like to help us facilitate a great conference? Help us set up the conference spaces, introduce talks and speakers, field Q&A questions with mics, or support some of the workshops and hacks we've got in store? Email us at conferences@skillsmatter.com and we will put your name down as a volunteer for droidcon London 2018! Shifts and detailed info will be confirmed closer to the conference.

droidcon London 2018 Diversity Scholarship Plan

Skills Matter is proud and happy to share our droidcon London Diversity Scholarship Plan which provides support to those from traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalized groups in the technology and/or open source communities who may not have the opportunity to attend droidcon London for various reasons.

Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of need and impact. Scholarship recipients will receive a complimentary ticket to the conference.

Please note, travel expenses are not covered under this scholarship and are the responsibility of the scholarship recipient.

Eligibility

Applicants should be from a traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalised group in the technology and/or open source communities and would be unable to attend without some assistance.

Fringe

Join us at droidcon2gether 2018!

We hope droidcon London 2018 will inspire you with lots of new ideas. If you fancy diving in for more with hands on workshops and free hacking, join fellow droidcon London attendees and some of the most talented coders and experts, for the droidcon2gether event and create something amazing together! Participation is free for registered attendees, and you can register here.

Joining us for droidcon London 2018 and want more? Make it a whole week of Android learning with these fringe courses...

Call or email our team about the droicon Fringe Package for a special discount on bundle tickets!

Brian Egan's Flutter and Dart Workshop

23rd - 24th October

Want to learn to build beautiful Flutter apps that users can navigate through easily, fetching data along the way? Join this two-day hands-on workshop with Brian Egan! Mobile development is a difficult task these days. Not only do you need to write beautiful, high performance apps that work on low-powered devices with intermittent connectivity, you need to write your apps twice! Once for iOS and again for Android. Google's new UI framework allows you to develop high quality apps for both operating systems using a single code base. Learn to speed up your mobile development and ship to both platforms with this fun framework!

Get your ticket here

Fast Track to Android Architecture with Jorge Ortiz Fuentes

22nd - 24th October 2018

Are you passionate about clean code and want to learn how to implement advanced architectures in Android applications? Join Jorge Ortiz Fuentes for this three-day course and follow an iterative and constructive path to build the greatest and most complex applications while keeping your code reusable, maintainable, testable, and decoupled.

This is a hands-on workshop, where you will write code in your platform, using a trusted codebase and with support and guidance from the instructor. Students will have access to a Git code repository so that they can flexibly review parts of the course as they learn.

Get your ticket here

Real World Kotlin Development Workshop

23rd - 24th October 2018

Would you love to take full advantage of Java without its verbosity? Wish there was a better way to avoid NullPointerExceptions? Want to be able to still rely on first-class tooling and industry support? If so, then this workshop will show that is now possible.

In this workshop David Denton and Ivan Sanchez will show you the language's powerful, developer-friendly features, how they relate to what you know already, and to safely and incrementally migrate them existing Java codebases to Kotlin.

Get your ticket here

Sponsors

Thanks to our sponsors

Whether you are seeking to improve visibility of your tools, devices or projects, or simply would like to support the droidcon's passionate community through your engagement, our sponsorship team will be able to help you select the best sponsorship package for you! Email sponsors@skillsmatter.com or phone 0207 183 9040.

To discuss sponsorship opportunities please contact the team:

Press

Write ups about droidcon London 2017 (and past editions too)!

droidcon London 2017

Lara Martin - My Highlights from droidcon London 2017

"Droidcon London was 2 days long, had 5 tracks and around 70 speakers. Unfortunately I still don't know how to split myself and attend all talks! Here I bring you my choices and highlights"

Read the full article here

Michael Munzer - Back Home From droidcon London 2017

"This year me and my colleague Maksim attended the Droidcon London. Attending a conference is always a great thing to do. You have the opportunity getting to know other developers and can discuss important pieces of your day to day job. Sometimes you talk about weird platform behaviour, but mostly you have fun exchanging ideas which help you and your team grow.

After attending this conference for the first time last year, I already was pretty confident it will be a great success this year as well (which it was). In retrospective, the biggest difference was that it got even more awesome."

Read the full article here

Mez Says - droidcon London 2017

"Droidcon is an annual Android developer conference that is held around the world. At the end of October London played host. This was a special Droidcon for me as it was my first work related conference I had been to and I enjoyed every moment of it. My only regret is that I wish I had gone to more of these earlier on in my career. I would even go as far to say that I should have paid for it out of my own pocket and used holiday time to attend. The amount I was exposed to in terms of how build Android applications and the community was incredible."

Read the full article here

Other articles:
Drones, Things and Android Galore at droidcon London 2017
My take from droidcon London 2017 - Michele Marchetti
droidcon UK 2017 - Day 1 Recap
droidcon UK 2017 - Day 2 Recap
Get ready for droidcon London 2017
droidcon London 2017: Android things to the fore
droidcon London 2017: Building accessibility into your android
droidconUK's droidcon2gether hackathon weekend recap

droidcon London 2016

Hudson at droidcon 2016
Chris Ward's blog
Guardsquare's Dario Inlacza
Amal Kakaiya's blog
Paco Estevez's blog

droidcon London 2015

Indie Games Magazine's article
Adrian Bridgwater's blog
Electronicsweekly.com article
Tech City News article
XDA-developers.com article
barbuzz.co.uk's blog
Tech News article
XDA-developers.com article
Joe Birch's blog
Currys article

droidcon London 2014 & previous editions


GreekReporter.com article
Jérôme Van Der Linden's blog
Jamie Tolentino's blog

Skillscasts

Hold tight, skillscasts coming soon!

 

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