1 DAY CONFERENCE

Droidcon London 2009

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Wednesday, 2nd December at Skills Matter, London

10 experts. will be speaking. Starts at 9:30 AM.

Skills Matter is pleased to support droidcon London 2009 taking place in London on 2nd December - the UK's first community event aimed at grassroots Android developers!

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Carl-Gustaf Harroch

Executive director and developer at Novoda. Throughout my career, I have constantly enrich myself with new skills and ensured I am in touch with the latest in technologies and sciences. I am passionate about computing and have a clear understanding

Kevin McDonagh

Kevin McDonagh is the founder and CEO of Novoda, Europe’s largest and fastest growing independent Android consultancy with offices in London and Berlin.

Advanced Audio Development in Android

Andreas and Alex will discuss the realities and possibilities for the world of mobile music and audio creation on Android. They will share their own practical experience with realtime DSP, interface design and embedded software to demonstrate the new opportunities given to musicians and programmers by the Android platform.

Alex Shaw

Alex Shaw is a consulting programmer, and music enthusiast who runs Glastonbridge Software, a small software consultancy based in Scotland. He graduated in 2003 from the University of Edinburgh in 2003 and has worked on a diverse range of projects

Andreas Reuterberg

Andreas Reuterberg will speak at Droidcon London 2009. More information coming soon.

Android Best Practices and Scala

This talk describes some “Best Practices” for android development to write code that is maintainable, readable and highly performant. We'll also explore the possibility of implementing Scala as the language of choice while programming for the platform by outlining the advantages and disadvantages of the language with respect to code efficiency, readability and maintainability.

Akshay Dashrath

Akshay Dashrath is an Android consultant at eBay and the founder of the Bangalore Android Group. Akshay has been an Android developer for over 3 years at companies such as Novoda and Rummble.

The challenge of accelerating Android on the ZiiEgg

There will be a brief overview of the ZMS architecture thats inside the ZiiEgg device. This will be followed by a discussion on the challenges we faced getting the most out of the ZMS-05 platform, highlighting the areas where we have provided hardware acceleration. There will then be some information about how to get the best out of hardware accelerated OpenGL.

Gary Smith

Gary Smith is a Software Engineer working for ZiiLABS. He has many years of experience accelerating desktop graphics on 3Dlabs hardware. This includes acceleration of OpenGL, DirectX and 2D graphics. Recently, he has turned his attention to harnessin

Parkbench Panel Discussion

The audience gets to know the experts in a way that is only possible in person and the expert gets a little more exposure to the questions among the audience.

Understanding Android bytecode with the Dedexer tool

The core of the Android system is the Dalvik virtual machine. Even though the Android application programmer writes code in Java (in most cases), the Dalvik virtual machine executes this code using some innovative solutions.

Gabor Paller

Gábor Paller runs the popular 'My Life with Android' blog and has reviewed a number of Android books.

RJDJ - the reactive music player

RjDj, the reactive music player, has recently been ported to Android. This could not have been accomplished without extensive use of the Android Native Development Kit (NDK) originally released in June 2009 for Android 1.5 Cupcake.

Martin Roth

Martin Roth is the CTO of Reality Jockey, Ltd., directing the technical development of the only reactive music platform in the world. Martin holds a PhD from Cornell University in the areas of mobile wireless ad-hoc networks and emergent systems, hav

The Future of Mobile

Yan moderated this talk like an interactive workshop, comprising of 3 to 5 minute sessions. Each session will start with a hypothesis and will complete with a collection of arguments and speculations.

Yan Minagawa

Yan Minagawa will speak at Droidcon London. More information coming soon!

Testing on Android

Diego Torres Milano gives an introduction to Test Driven Development and Behaviour Driven Development on the Android platform, techniques that every serious development project should at least consider.

Diego Torres Milano

Diego Torres Milano is the founder and CTO of COD Technologies Ltd., a company specializing in Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) consultancy services, software development and Commercial Open Source, mainly in the areas of Mobility, S

ParkBench Panel Discussion

After a brief serving of Pizza & Drinks, we'll hold the second ParkBench Panel discussion of the conference, to discuss ideas, things we learned, things we would like to hear more about, things to take away after the conference. Ask your questions to the speakers of the afternoon's expert talks or join the panel to express your opinion or share your experience!

Skills Matter


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10 South Place, London EC2M 7EB.


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