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2 DAY CONFERENCE

droidcon London 2016

Topics covered at #droidconUK
Book Now: £525 £395 + VAT Book by 26th September and save up to 25%!

Thursday, 27th - Friday, 28th October at Business Design Centre, London

51 experts. will be speaking. Starts at 9:00 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 in October 27th and 28th 2016!

droidcon returns to London in October 2016, 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!

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Registration is open, so get your skates on and book now!

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!

Highlights

  • 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.

droidcon London Party - Thursday 27th October

Did you enjoy the first day of droidcon London? It's party time now! Just show up at CodeNode, Skills Matter's home, with your conference badge - the first three drinks are on us!

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.

Impressions of last year

Day 1: Thursday 27th October

The programme is being announced and updated constantly - Keep an eye on these pages to keep up to date!

Track Room Room Room Room Room
08:00

Registration & Breakfast

09:20

Welcome to #droidconUK 2016

09:30
10:30

Tea & Coffee Break

10:45

Designing the Design Support Library

Chris Banes


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Reactive programming on Android - why and how

Sasa Sekulic


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Knock knock! Who's there? Doze.

Yonatan Levin


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What's NNNNNNNNew in Android Security?

Scott Alexander-Bown


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2

Did You Test It?

Derek Rozycki and Kirk Chambers


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11:30

Tea & Coffee Break

11:45

Get Ready for Android Wear 2.0

Hoi Lam


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Product VS Craft

Juan Delgado


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A New View: Layout Editor + ConstraintLayout

Huyen Tue Dao


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A lap around FireBase

Laurence Moroney


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Java 8 on Android

Alex Florescu


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12:30

Lunch

13:30
14:15

Tea & Coffee Break

14:30

Hypothesis-driven development on Android

Romain Piel


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Making fully Reactive apps using advanced RxJava

Francisco Estevez


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Optimizing apps built for Next Billion user

Amrit Sanjeev


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Android Testing Support Library: The Nitty Gritty

Zan Markan


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The Product Design Sprint

Rachel Cope


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15:15

Tea & Coffee Break

15:30
3

Lightning Talks 1

Martino Luca, Tania Pinheiro, and Florina Muntenescu


3

Lightning Talks 2

Darryl Bayliss, Francisco Estevez, and Andrew Lord


Lightning Talks 3


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16:15

Tea & Coffee Break

16:30

VR for Google Cardboard in Unity: challenges and opportunities

Quentin Le Guennec


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Supercharging Android Apps With TensorFlow

Mohamed Taieb


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Android Data Binding in action using MVVM pattern

Fabio Collini


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Designing and Developing Media Streaming Apps for TV the Easy Way

Mario Viviani


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2

Scaling Android @Facebook

Marco Cova and Balazs Balazs


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17:15

Tea & Coffee Break

17:30

Really Important Things about the Business of Technology

Chet Haase


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18:30

#droidconUK party starts at #CodeNode!


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Day 2: Friday 28th October

The programme is being announced and updated constantly - Keep an eye on these pages to keep up to date!

Track Room Room Room Room Room
08:00

Registration & Breakfast

09:20

Welcome to #droidconUK 2016

09:30

Android

Chet Haase


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10:30

Tea & Coffee Break

10:45

BarCamp Talks Submission and Selection


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11:15

Tea & Coffee Break

11:30
2

Flat as a Pancake

Emil Sjölander and Pasquale Anatriello


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Android Application Security, The Right Way

Dario Incalza


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Coding for Android on steroids with Kotlin

Kai Koenig


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To ∞ (~65K) and beyond!

Sebastiano Gottardo


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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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12:15

Tea & Coffee Break

12:30

BarCamp Talk


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BarCamp Talk


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BarCamp Talk


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BarCamp Talk


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BarCamp Talk


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13:00

Lunch

14:00

BarCamp Talk


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BarCamp Talk


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BarCamp Talk


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BarCamp Talk


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BarCamp Talk


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14:30

Tea & Coffee Break

14:45

Building a framework with Clean Architecture

Rich King


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Crash Wars: The handling awakens

Željko Plesac


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Android APIs Transitions

Benjamin Weiss


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Practical Bluetooth LE on Android

Erik Hellman


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Radical RecyclerView

Lisa Wray


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15:30

Tea & Coffee Break

15:45

Safe vs Deep integration of Realm

Viraj Tank


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A talk by Nick Butcher

Nick Butcher


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2

Android Architecture Blueprints

David Gonzalez and Jose Alcerreca


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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

Marc-Antoine Godfroid and Giles Beaumont


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16:30

Tea & Coffee Break

16:45
2

The Living Interface: What's New in Mutative Design

Liam Spradlin and Francisco Franco


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Safety first - best practices in app security

Ana Baotić


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Making Retrofit 2 Work For You

Jake Wharton


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Android is for Everyone

Kelly Shuster


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17:30

#droidconUK closing ceremony and wrap up


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A Sneak Preview of droidcon London 2016

We're delighted to welcome a fantastic range of experts and sponsors to this year's conference. On these pages, you'll find a heads-up on some of the content they'll be sharing at droidcon in London this year.


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Optimize Your Android App UI for Fire Tablets



If you want to reach millions of people that are already using the latest line of Fire tablets make sure that you not only submit your apps and games to Amazon Appstore, but also that the user experience is the best it can possibly be.

In this article Mario Viviani, Technology Evangelist, dives deep into understanding screen resolution and density of Fire tablets and discloses the best strategies to properly create and size the layouts and graphical resources of your app. Plus he teaches you how to provide a correctly-sized app icon for Fire OS 5, and how to explicitly declare support for Fire tablets in your Android app manifest. Read on.

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

As the droidcon London 2016 hurricane arrives in London soon, we figured it was time to put together a list of events and parties related to Android, IoT and App Development, taking place around the city in October & November. Follow #droidconUK to stay close to the droidcon action!

Have an event to add to this droidcon London Fringe Events & Party Guide? Send it to droidcon@skillsmatter.com and we’ll add it to the list.

droidcon London Hack Weekend 2016 - at CodeNode, from Friday October 28th to Sunday October 30tht

We hope droidcon London 2016 will inspire you with lots of new ideas. If you fancy getting stuck in straight away, join fellow droidcon attendees and some of the most talented coders and experts, for the traditional, weekend-long droidcon London Hack Weekend and create something amazing! Come along to have some fun experimenting with the latest android technologies, get your hands dirty coding on some pretty cool gadgets and devices, whilst having a chance to win some of the awesome prizes awarded by our droidcon London Hack Weekend challengers and supporters. Participation is free for registered attendees, and you can register here.

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).
      • 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.
      • 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.

      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).
      • 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.
      • 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 T-SHIRTS!
    • Have your logo printed on 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!
    • SPONSOR THE DROIDCON 2016 PARTY!!
    • 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!
    • DROIDCON SWAG BAG SPONSORSHIP
    • Have your logo printed on Droidcon swag bags, provided to all 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:

Thanks to our sponsors

Would you like to write about Droidcon London 2016? Do you blog on mobile application development? Come and join us at Droidcon! London 2016 this year! If you blog about Droidcon London 2016! and send us the link, and we'll proudly feature you on these pages!

And if you would like to write an article or interview some of Droidcon's amazing speakers, inventors and thinkers this year, contact marketing team and have a chance to win a free press pass.

Write ups about Droidcon London 2016!

Hold tight, skillscasts coming soon!