2 DAY CONFERENCE

Droidcon 2015

Topics covered at #droidconuk15

Thursday, 29th - Friday, 30th October in London

63 experts spoke.

Overview

This October the international Android community, gathered for a great 2 days to listen to expert speakers, find out about all the latest Android advances and discover new technologies.

Thank you!

Thank you for joining us at droidcon 2015!! We had a terrific time, we hope you did too! A massive thanks to our great program committee, all speakers, sponsors and to everyone who joined us this year!

Thanks also to everyone who joined us at the DroidconHack the weekend following Droidcon alongside FullStackHack, Gamecraft and Lean Poker. Was great to meet, collaborate and work with you all!

Registration for 2016 is open!

Droidcon 2016 will be held on October 27-28th at the BDC. Registration is open already so book early to save up to 85% off full price tickets!

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Programme

Day 1: 29th October

Thursday

Track Albert Hall Big Ben The Tower The Shard London Eye
08:15

Registration and Welcome Break

09:00

Keynote: The Long Road

Sandro Mancuso


droidcon
10:00

Coffee Break

10:15

BarCamp Selection and Announcements

10:30
2

RxJava

Pascal Welsch and Wolfram Rittmeyer


android rx-java android-apps rxandroid-1.0

From Zero to Hero: An Introduction to the Google Cloud Platform

Robert Kubis


android google-cloud-platform google-cloud-spin

Journey of an event, the Android touch

Marco Cova


android android-touch

Build your own video streaming app!

Andrew Jack


video-streaming video-streaming-app droidcon

Beyond Reality - Epson Moverio Smart Glasses/Unity3D

Sean McCracken


epson android epson-moverio unity3d virtual-reality bt-200 smart-glasses
11:15

Coffee Break, Networking, Q&A Clinics, Games and Demos


11:30

Gradle

Etienne Studer


android gradle android-studio

Evolution of the Android ROM Community

Jeremy Meiss


android android-rom-community xda xda-developers aokp cyanogenmod paranoid-android

Workshop: User centred design

Leonie Brewin


android user-centred-design paper-prototyping design-collaboration

Reverse engineering is not just for hackers!

Jon Reeve


reverse-engineering hackers android open-source bugs closed-source-libraries

Behind the scenes of ASOS.com's mobile apps

Marco Belinaso


android asos
12:15

Coffee Break

12:30

Gradle Plugins: Take it to the next level

Eyal Lezmy


android gradle gradle-plugin android-gradle-plugin gradly-dsl

Land’s End: Creating the flagship mobile VR adventure

Peter Pashley


android ustwo-games vr-experience gear-vr

Workshop: User centred design

Leonie Brewin


android user-centred-design paper-prototyping design-collaboration

Building Spoken Language Apps for Amazon Echo and Alexa

Peter Heinrich


Open Devices Project – Open Source on Sony Devices

Alin Jerpelea


android sony open-devices open-source hero-developer
13:15
4

Lunch, Networking, Q&A Clinics, Games and Demos - Day 1

Gergely Kis, Sean McCracken, Mandeep Khataria, and Jesus Gumiel


clinic android zeroturnaround epson intel sky now-tv
14:15

BarCamp - Gradle Performance


android gradle

BarCamp - Show me the code material animations


Workshop: Android Katas

Corey Latislaw


android android-katas tdd test-driven-development robolectric

BarCamp - ClassyShark - Android Executables Browser


BarCamp - Survival of the CI


android droidcon testing
15:00
7

Coffee Break, Networking, Q&A Clinics, Games and Demos

Sebastiano Poggi, Maria Neumayer, Pascal Welsch, Mark Allison, Wiebe Elsinga, Leonie Brewin, and Nick Butcher


android clinic novoda design app
15:15

BarCamp - Making your app better


android droidcon

BarCamp - Animate me, if you don't do it for me then do it for Chet


Workshop: Android Katas

Corey Latislaw


android android-katas tdd test-driven-development robolectric

BarCamp - Genymotion in Ci


BarCamp - Advanced techniques for concurrency and memory management


16:00

Coffee Break + Intel Raffle


android raffle
16:15

Democamp Community Demos


android democamp-community-demos

Streaming


streaming android

Workshop: Android Katas

Corey Latislaw


android android-katas tdd test-driven-development robolectric
17:00

Coffee Break

17:15

Keynote: Managing Expectations: A Manager's Guide for Managing to Manage Unmanageable Teams Manageably

Chet Haase


team-management process-management managing droidcon
18:00

Droidcon Party

Day 2: 30th October

Friday

Track Albert Hall Big Ben The Tower The Shard London Eye
08:15

Registration and Welcome Break

09:00

Keynote - Android for Java Developers

Chet Haase


droidcon android mobile-app java
09:45
7

Coffee Break, Networking, Q&A Clinics, Games and Demos

Sebastiano Poggi, Maria Neumayer, Pascal Welsch, Mark Allison, Wiebe Elsinga, Leonie Brewin, and Nick Butcher


android clinic novoda design app
10:00

React Native for Android

Olivia Bishop


react-native android js-framework ui ios
2

Hinting around: text demystified

Sebastiano Poggi and Eugenio Marletti


android java design ui ux

Staying alive, online and offline

Erik Hellman


online offline best-practices android

From clockwork to smartwatch

Daniele Bonaldo


horology wearable wearable-devices smartwatch smartphone android android-wear-platform

The Jack and Jill build system

Eric Lafortune


android jack-and-jill-compliers jayce-bytecode dex-complier dalvik-bytecode google
10:45

Coffee Break

11:00

Give your users superpowers in the real world

Hoi Lam


android google beacon android-wear iot wearables

Beautiful Typography on Android

Lisa Wray


android typography textview fontmetrics font text-drawing typefaces spans internationalization bidirectional-text

Working Together: Avoiding house divided with developers and designers

Juhani Lehtimaki


developer designer android

Android Wear - Get your app on your wrist

Maria Neumayer


android wearable android-wear

All about ORM’s

Kevin Galligan


android orm touchlab realm
11:45

Coffee Break + Booking.com Raffle


droidcon raffle booking.com
12:00

Understanding scrolling techniques in Android

Cyril Mottier


droidcon scrolling mobile-platforms android-sdk listview recyclerview scrollview

Let's get Functional

Benjamin Augustin


functional functional-languages android

Pixel Perfect is not the New Black

Lydia Selimalhigazi


android fragmentation pixel/dpi-conversion adaptive-design material-design

Designing apps that everyone can use on an Android TV

Ataul Munim


androidtv android accessibility usability process a11yolo

Prototyping your Android app, the (U)X-factor

Wiebe Elsinga


android android-app material-design prototypes
12:45
3

Lunch, Networking, Q&A Clinics, Games and Demos - Day 2

Pavel Jacko, Abhisek Devkota, and Rafael Ördög (aka DeVill)


android clinic
13:45
2

Meaningful motion

Nick Butcher and Benjamin Weiss


android material-design ui motion-design animation transition

Permissions: Changes that benefit users and devs!

Eric Cochran


android permissions runtime-permissions ifttt if-automation-app /data/app-app /system/app-app ux /system/priv-app-app

Power optimization for Android apps

Xavier Hallade


android power-optimization battery power-consumption api os

Material Design Adaptative UI

Marcos Paulo Damasceno


material-design material-design-adaptative ui android

How UX Research Delivers Successful Games

Graham McAllister


ux ux-research games android
14:30

Coffee Break + Zeroturnaround Raffle & Intel Raffle


android raffle zeroturnaround intel
14:45

Advancing Development with the Kotlin Language

Jake Wharton


kotlin android
2

Physics UI

Filipe Abrantes and Will Bailey


android animation springs ui rebound physics origami framer spring-damp-mass-systems

Accessibility in Action: Technical Solutions to the Accessibility Challenge

Kelly Shuster


android accessibility itriage ios material-design

Invisible Apps

Tim Messerschmidt


android paypal invisible-app uber tokenization leveraging gps bluetooth-le wifi

“The experiment has just begun.” Building a real Reddit ‘button’ game with Android, IoT, and Firebase

Mike McDonald


reddit button-game android iot firebase experiment
15:30
2

Coffee Break, Networking, Q&A Clinics, Games and Demos

Erik Hellman and Kevin Galligan


android clinic
15:45

Mobile Services from Google

Laurence Moroney


android google location maps places mobile-vision-apis

Vector All The Things

Mark Allison


vector android vector-drawable compat-library android-l-developer-preview compat leak anitamedvectordrawable animated-icons

Microservices is our BFF: why SoundCloud stopped using its own public API for its mobile clients

Duana Stanley


android microservices soundcloud api bff backend-for-the-frontend scala ios

Facebook Infer: A static analyzer for catching bugs before you ship

Martino Luca


android facebook facebook-infer static-analysis static-analyzers bugs ios

LEVEL UP! A better gaming experience with Google Play Games Services

Stefan Hoth


android games gaming google-play google-play-games-services
16:30

Coffee Break + Pollfish Raffle & Epson Raffle


raffle droidcon android
16:45

Make Believe

Shanee Nishry


virtualreality project-tango gaming android

Android is the World Phone

Corey Latislaw


android emerging-market

Let's talk usability testing

Leonie Brewin


android usability-testing user-centred-design process

Android Auto

Benjamin Stürmer


droidcon android
2

Hive CI: Making Automation Scale for iPlayer

Jitesh Gosai and David Buckhurst


hive-ci android bbc-news bbc pumas iplayer iplayer-mobile-app
17:30

Wrap Up & Thanks (Albert Hall)


Sponsors

Skills Matter's community conferences are made possible thanks to the generous support of our amazing sponsors, who help us keep tickets affordable, organize great workshops and are keen to meet you at their booths, to share their projects, tools and frameworks with you.

To learn more about our sponsors, click on their logo!

Click here if you are interested in a downloadable PDF outlining sponsorship opportunities, or contact the team by email sponsors@skillsmatter.com or phone +44 208 609 7788.

Available Packages

    • PLATINUM SPONSORSHIP
    • Engage with the Droidcon community! Show off your team, projects, tools or devices at your Droidcon conference booth!

      Brand Visibility Benefits

      Engagement Benefits

      • Extra large booth area in Droidcon's exhibitors space (6mx4m)
      • A Q&A Clinic run by your engineer(s) scheduled and announced as part of Droidcon London's Zones Program (on the Droidcon app & web pages).
      • One demo or raffle announced on the 'Droidcon Exhibition' Program.
      • Two items (leaflet, device, pen or notepad) included in all Droidcon swag bags
      • Free sponsorship engagement benefits for the DroidconHack
      • 10 free exhibitor tickets for your Droidcon exhibitor team
      • 5 free conference tickets which you can gift to your clients, your engineering team or members of Computing At School (teachers learning computing to teach the new National Computing Curriculum).

      News & Press

      • Introductions and mentions to international, national and technology press & media
      • Your sponsored message with hot linked logo in at least 2 Droidcon London attendee newsletters
      • A mention in at least 2 Droidcon blog posts

      Exclusivity

      • Exclusive to 1 Platinum Sponsor only
    • GOLD SPONSORSHIP
    • Engage with the Droidcon community! Show off your team, projects, tools or devices at your Droidcon conference booth!

      Brand Visibility Benefits

      • Your logo (medium) on all Droidcon web pages
      • Your own dedicated partner page on skillsmatter.com
      • Your sponsored message with hot linked logo in the Droidcon news letters.
      • Your logo (medium) on all in-venue conference banners
      • Visibility of your brand and your support for Droidcon in regular social media updates.
      • Your video or article(*) (on your platform, tools or devices, and created by your engineering team), published and announced on the Droidcon London website, social media and news letters.

      Engagement Benefits

      • Large booth area in Droidcon's exhibitors space (6mx3m / 18 sqm / 194 sqft).
      • A Q&A clinic run by your engineer(s) scheduled and announced as part of Droidcon London's Zones Program (on the Droidcon app & web pages).
      • One demo or raffle announced on the Droidcon Zones Program.
      • Two items (leaflet, device, pen or notepad) included in all Droidcon swag bags
      • Six free exhibitor tickets for your Droidcon exhibitor team
      • Six free conference tickets which you can gift to your clients, your engineering team or members of Computing At School (teachers learning computing to teach the new National Computing Curriculum).

      Press

      • Introductions and mentions to international, national and technology press & media prior and during Droidcon

      Exclusivity

      • Exclusive to 10 Gold sponsors only

      (*) Subject to editorial guidelines.

    • SILVER SPONSORSHIP
    • Engage with the Droidcon community! Show off your team, projects, tools or devices at your Droidcon conference booth!

      Brand Visibility Benefits

      • Your logo (small) on all Droidcon web pages
      • Your own dedicated partner page on skillsmatter.com
      • Your logo (small) on all in-venue conference banners
      • Visibility of your brand and your support for Droidcon in regular social media updates.

      Engagement Benefits

      • A table in the exhibitors space (1.8mx0.6m / 180cm x 60cm)
      • One item (leaflet, device, pen or notepad) included in all Droidcon swag bags
      • 3 free exhibitor tickets for your Droidcon exhibitor team
      • 3 free conference tickets which you can gift to your clients, your engineering team or members of Computing At School (teachers learning computing to teach the new National Computing Curriculum).

      News & Press

      • Introductions and mentions to international, national and technology press & media
    • BRONZE SPONSORSHIP
    • Engage with the Droidcon community! Show off your team, projects, tools or devices at your Droidcon conference booth!

      Brand Visibility Benefits
      • Your logo (small) on all Droidcon web pages
      • Your own dedicated partner page on skillsmatter.com
      • Your logo (small) on all in-venue conference banners
      • Visibility of your brand and your support for Droidcon in regular social media updates.
      Engagement Benefits
      • 1/2 table in the exhibitors area (0.9mx0.6m / 90cm x 60cm)
      • One item (leaflet, device, pen or notepad) included in all Droidcon swag bags
      • 2 free exhibitor tickets for your Droidcon exhibitor team
      • 1 free conference ticket, which you can gift to your clients, your engineering team or a member of Computing At School (teachers learning computing to teach the new National Computing Curriculum).


    • DROIDCON COMMUNITY SKILLSCAST SPONSORSHIP
    • Be remembered! Have your logo displayed on all Droidcon SkillsCast recordings!

      Skills Matter will record almost every talk held at Droidcon and will publish these as SkillsCasts on Skills Matter.com. SkillsCasts are available to Skills Matter's 60,000+ strong (member) community and comprise of film footage as well as all code and slides presented in the Droidcon talks.

      If your company would like to sponsor this year's Droidcon SkillsCasts, your logo will appear along with one other sponsor logo and the Droidcon organiser logo's in all recorded SkillsCasts.

      Brand Visibility Benefits
      • Your logo on all Droidcon SkillsCasts, available to Skills Matter's 50,000 strong member community.
      • Exclusive to two Droidcon sponsors and two Droidcon organisers only!
    • SPONSOR THE DROIDCON 2015 PARTY!!
    • Be remembered! Have your logo printed on all Droidcon Party beer mats and party badges, provided to conference attendees, speakers and sponsors attending the party this year.

      Brand Visibility Benefits
      • Your logo displayed on Droidcon Party beer mats and party badges
      • Your logo displayed on Droidcon Party pop-up banners
      • Get your logo featured in lots of pictures taken at the Droidcon Party!
      • Plus 'Partner' sponsorship benefits
      • Exclusive to two party sponsors only!
    • SPONSOR THE DROIDCON 2015 T-SHIRTS!
    • Be remembered! Have your logo printed on all Droidcon T-shirts, provided to all conference attendees, speakers and sponsors attending this year.

      Brand Visibility Benefits
      • Your logo on 1,500 Droidcon t-shirts
      • Exclusive to two t-shirt sponsors only!
    • DROIDCON SWAG BAG SPONSORSHIP
    • Be remembered! Have your logo printed on all Droidcon swag bags, provided to conference attendees, speakers and sponsors attending this year.

      Brand Visibility Benefits
      • Your logo on 1,500 Droidcon swag bags
      • Exclusive to two swag bag sponsors only!
    • DROIDCON HACKATHON
    • By sponsoring the Droidcon London Hackathon, you will be able to engage some 300 Android developers with your latest platform, tools or devices.

      Sponsor and set one of the hackathon challenges, judge submissions, select winners of your challenge and provide a prize to the best team during the award ceremony on Sunday.

      Announcements, submissions and the award ceremony are all filmed and published on the droidcon website. In addition to high social media activity Droidcon Hackathons create each year, your engineers will have the opportunity to work and collaborate with the hackathon's passionate engineers over 48 intensive (all day all night) hours.

    • PARTNER
    • Brand Visibility Benefits
      • Your logo (small) on all Droidcon web pages
      • Your own dedicated partner page on skillsmatter.com
      • Your logo (small) on all in-venue conference banners
      • Visibility of your brand and your support for Droidcon in regular social media updates.
      Engagement Benefits
      • One item (leaflet, device, pen or notepad) included in all Droidcon swag bags
      • 1 free exhibitor ticket for your a member of your own team.
      • 1 free conference ticket which you can gift to your clients, your engineering team or members of Computing At School (teachers learning computing to teach the new National Computing Curriculum).

To discuss sponsorship opportunities please contact the team:

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