Thursday, 27th - Friday, 28th October in London

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Join us at droidcon London in October 26th and 27th 2017!

droidcon returns to London in October 2017, and it will be hosted at the Business Design Centre once again. 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 come and join droidcon London, the largest Android developer conference in Europe!

THANK YOU to all speakers, sponsors, and attendees for making droidcon London 2016 such an amazing conference!


Check out droidcon London 2016's Highlights and Conversations with speakers here!

Follow us at #droidconuk to hear all the latest news.

Programme announcements!

Keep an eye on this section for the latest news!

The full line-up has finally been published! Head to the Programme page to find out more! Please note - timings and speakers' order are subject to change.

Check out the latest updates here!


  • Talks from Chet Haase, Jake Wharton, Chris Banes, Nick Butcher, Laurence Moroney, Kelly Shuster, Lisa Wray, Hoi Lam, Laurence Moroney, Mario Viviani, Ben Weiss, and many more!

  • Topics include Code Quality, Security, Reactive, Analytics, Data Science, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Neuronetworks, APIs IoT, Machine, Not In Pocket, Not Phones, VR, Games, Usability, Accessibility, Material Design and Animation, Tooling, Languages, Experience, Product Lifecycle, Architecture, Scaling, Performance, Clean Code.

App Garage Clinics

Want to have your app reviewed by renowned experts in the Android community? Eager to improve the performance of your app? Concerned about your app's design? Skills Matter has got it covered for you! We joined forces with NimbelDroid and Novoda to bring you the...

App Garage Clinics!

Excited? Make sure you have a look at each App Garage Clinic's entry requirements.

The App Garage Clinics will take place in the balcony located upstairs on Thursday 27th October from 2pm to 5pm - check out each Clinic's page for the exact timings and all info!

Find out more here!

droidcon London Party - Thursday 27th October

Did you enjoy the first day of droidcon London? It's party time now! Visit the Skills Matter booth during droidcon for a Party Ticket (tickets are limited to 400 only) to enjoy some drinks at Codenode's {{SpaceBar}}, some dance moves and 1980's arcade games and share your experience and droidcon impressions with other droidcon attendees.

As the first day of droidcon London wraps up, we will have our very own droidcon double decker routemaster buses bringing you from the BDC (Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street) to CodeNode. Buses will be ready outside the BDC once the conference ends on Thursday 27th October (straight after Chet Haase's keynote) and will be running till as late as 8pm to bring you to CodeNode!

If you prefer the good old London Underground, CodeNode is a five-minute walk from Moorgate Tube Station, which is just two stops from Angel (the closest station to the BDC, where droidcon London takes place), and it's served by the Northern Line.

Come along from the conference or meet us at CodeNode for an evening of good tunes and drinks – a chance to share your experience and ideas with each other in a relaxed and fun atmosphere! And if you need some help finding your way home/to your hotel once the party's over, please visit the Transport for London's website which contains full information on how to move around in London.

Join us for the droidcon London Bytes evening events at CodeNode

Want to stay in the loop with the latest developments within the Android community?

Join us at the brand new droidcon London Bytes series we'll be hosting at CodeNode leading up to droidcon London 2016 and 2017!

Find more information here!

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Day 1: Thursday 27th October

The rooms will be allocated on the day! Look out for the whiteboards and vote for which talk you'd like to attend. The final schedule for each day will be finalised after the opening keynote!

Track Albert Hall Big Ben The Tower Shard London Eye

Registration & Breakfast


Welcome to #droidconUK 2016


Keynote: VR and AR - Technologies 40,000 years in the making

Noah Falstein

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Tea & Coffee Break


Designing the Design Support Library

Chris Banes

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What's NNNNNNNNew in Android Security?

Scott Alexander-Bown

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Did You Test It?

Derek Rozycki and Kirk Chambers

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Knock knock! Who's there? Doze.

Yonatan Levin

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To ∞ (~65K) and beyond!

Sebastiano Gottardo

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Tea & Coffee Break


A New View: Layout Editor + ConstraintLayout

Huyen Tue Dao

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Java 8 on Android

Alex Florescu

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A lap around FireBase

Laurence Moroney

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Get Ready for Android Wear 2.0

Agnieszka Madurska and Hoi Lam

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Product VS Craft

Juan Delgado

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App Garage Clinics Presentation

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Tea & Coffee Break


Making fully Reactive apps using advanced RxJava

Paco Estevez

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Android Testing Support Library: The Nitty Gritty

Zan Markan

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Hypothesis-driven development on Android

Romain Piel

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Optimizing apps built for Next Billion user

Amrit Sanjeev

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The Product Design Sprint

Rachel Cope

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Tea & Coffee Break


Lightning Talks 1

Martino Luca, Tania Pinheiro, and Florina Muntenescu


Lightning Talks 4

Andy Piper, Evelina Vrabie, and Carlo Marinangeli

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Lightning Talks 3

Pierrick Caen, Alexandra Tritz, Brendan Fahy, and David Gonzalez

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Lightning Talks 2

Darryl Bayliss, Paco Estevez, and Andrew Lord


Tea & Coffee Break


Android Data Binding in action using MVVM pattern

Fabio Collini

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Scaling Android @Facebook

Balazs Balazs and Marco Cova

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Supercharging Android Apps With TensorFlow

Mohamed Taieb

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VR for Google Cardboard in Unity: challenges and opportunities

Quentin Le Guennec

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Designing and Developing Media Streaming Apps for TV the Easy Way

Mario Viviani

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Tea & Coffee Break


Really Important Things about the Business of Technology

Chet Haase

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#droidconUK party starts at #CodeNode!

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Day 2: Friday 28th October

The rooms will be allocated on the day! Look out for the whiteboards and vote for which talk you'd like to attend. The final schedule for each day will be finalised after the opening keynote!

Track Albert Hall Big Ben The Tower London Eye Shard

Registration & Breakfast


Welcome to #droidconUK 2016


What's New in Android

Chet Haase

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Tea & Coffee Break


BarCamp Talks Submission and Selection

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Tea & Coffee Break


Coding for Android on steroids with Kotlin

Kai Koenig

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Android Application Security, The Right Way

Dario Incalza

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Reactive programming on Android - why and how

Sasa Sekulic

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Breaking Spotify’s release cycle by using the backend to drive the UI and feature releases

Chris Doyle

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Flat as a Pancake

Emil Sjölander and Pasquale Anatriello

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Tea & Coffee Break


Be together, not the same

Anastasia López and Romain Piel


The Future of Android - Evolution of Android in mobile platforms and a glance to the future. Helping the kernel taking the best decisions

Carlos Lloret and Unai R.C.

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Beyond Hacktivism: Why policy matters

Zan Markan

Building Overlay SDKs on Android - The two minutes integration challenge

Andreas Vourkos

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Grids & Keylines

Ragunath Jawahar




Indoor Navigation with Google Tango

Till Kempel and Javier Rodriguez

Treatment Architecture Thread

Mathias Seguy

The Wonders You Can Do With Moshi

Serj Lotutovici

Adopting Redux in Android

Yaroslav Heriatovych

A talk from Alejandro Rodriguez

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Tea & Coffee Break


Radical RecyclerView

Lisa Wray

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Keeping it Clean

Rich King

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In transition

Benjamin Weiss

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Crash Wars: The handling awakens

Željko Plesac

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Practical Bluetooth LE on Android

Erik Hellman

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Tea & Coffee Break



Nick Butcher

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Safe vs Deep integration of Realm

Viraj Tank

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Android Architecture Blueprints

Jose Alcerreca and David Gonzalez

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Design and development: Best practices by example

Matthew Dolan

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Why developers need to get involved in AR & See-Through Smart Eyewear NOW! And how they can get started

Giles Beaumont and Marc-Antoine Godfroid

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Tea & Coffee Break


Making Retrofit 2 Work For You

Jake Wharton

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Safety first - best practices in app security

Ana Baotić

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The Living Interface: What's New in Mutative Design

Liam Spradlin and Francisco Franco

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Android is for Everyone

Kelly Shuster

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XDA Labs: Community-driven App Distribution

Jeremy Meiss

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#droidconUK closing ceremony and wrap up

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