2 DAY CONFERENCE

Droidcon 2015

Topics covered at #droidconuk15

Thursday, 29th - Friday, 30th October at Business Design Centre, London

63 experts. will be speaking. Starts at 9:00 AM.

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!

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What happened at Droidcon London 2015



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

Wolfram Rittmeyer and Pascal Welsch


RxAndroid-1.0 android-apps Rx-Java android

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

Robert Kubis


google-cloud-spin google-cloud-platform android

Journey of an event, the Android touch

Marco Cova


android-touch android

Build your own video streaming app!

Andrew Jack


video-streaming video-streaming-app droidcon

Beyond Reality - Epson Moverio Smart Glasses/Unity3D

Sean McCracken


smart-glasses BT-200 virtual-reality Unity3D epson-moverio epson android
11:15

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


11:30

Gradle

Etienne Studer


android-studio gradle android

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


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

Reverse engineering is not just for hackers!

Jon Reeve


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

Behind the scenes of ASOS.com's mobile apps

Marco Belinaso


asos android
12:15

Coffee Break

12:30

Gradle Plugins: Take it to the next level

Eyal Lezmy


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

Land’s End: Creating the flagship mobile VR adventure

Peter Pashley


gear-vr vr-experience ustwo-games android

Workshop: User centred design

Leonie Brewin


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

Building Spoken Language Apps for Amazon Echo and Alexa

Peter Heinrich


Open Devices Project – Open Source on Sony Devices

Alin Jerpelea


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

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

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


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

BarCamp - Gradle Performance


gradle android

BarCamp - Show me the code material animations


Workshop: Android Katas

Corey Latislaw


robolectric test-driven-development tdd android-katas android

BarCamp - ClassyShark - Android Executables Browser


BarCamp - Survival of the CI


testing droidcon android
15:00
7

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

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


app design novoda clinic android
15:15

BarCamp - Making your app better


droidcon android

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


Workshop: Android Katas

Corey Latislaw


robolectric test-driven-development tdd android-katas android

BarCamp - Genymotion in Ci


BarCamp - Advanced techniques for concurrency and memory management


16:00

Coffee Break + Intel Raffle


raffle android
16:15

Democamp Community Demos


democamp-community-demos android

Streaming


streaming android

Workshop: Android Katas

Corey Latislaw


robolectric test-driven-development tdd android-katas android
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 mobile-app java android
09:45
7

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

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


app novoda clinic design android
10:00

React Native for Android

Olivia Bishop


react-native js-framework ui android iOS
2

Hinting around: text demystified

Sebastiano Poggi and Eugenio Marletti


java design ui ux android

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-wear-platform android

The Jack and Jill build system

Eric Lafortune


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

Coffee Break

11:00

Give your users superpowers in the real world

Hoi Lam


wearables android-wear beacon IoT google android

Beautiful Typography on Android

Lisa Wray


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

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-wear wearable android

All about ORM’s

Kevin Galligan


Realm touchlab orm android
11:45

Coffee Break + Booking.com Raffle


booking.com raffle droidcon
12:00

Understanding scrolling techniques in Android

Cyril Mottier


scrolling mobile-platforms android-sdk listview RecyclerView ScrollView droidcon

Let's get Functional

Benjamin Augustin


functional functional-languages android

Pixel Perfect is not the New Black

Lydia Selimalhigazi


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

Designing apps that everyone can use on an Android TV

Ataul Munim


androidtv usability a11yolo process accessibility android

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

Wiebe Elsinga


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

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

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


clinic android
13:45
2

Meaningful motion

Nick Butcher and Benjamin Weiss


transition motion-design animation material-design ui android

Permissions: Changes that benefit users and devs!

Eric Cochran


permissions runtime-permissions IFTTT IF-automation-app /data/app-app /system/app-app /system/priv-app-app ux android

Power optimization for Android apps

Xavier Hallade


power-optimization battery power-consumption api OS android

Material Design Adaptative UI

Marcos Paulo Damasceno


material-design-adaptative material-design ui android

How UX Research Delivers Successful Games

Graham McAllister


UX-research ux games android
14:30

Coffee Break + Zeroturnaround Raffle & Intel Raffle


intel zeroturnaround raffle android
14:45

Advancing Development with the Kotlin Language

Jake Wharton


kotlin android
2

Physics UI

Filipe Abrantes and Will Bailey


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

Accessibility in Action: Technical Solutions to the Accessibility Challenge

Kelly Shuster


accessibility iTriage material-design android iOS

Invisible Apps

Tim Messerschmidt


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

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

Mike McDonald


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

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

Erik Hellman and Kevin Galligan


clinic android
15:45

Mobile Services from Google

Laurence Moroney


mobile-vision-apis places maps location google android

Vector All The Things

Mark Allison


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

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

Duana Stanley


microservices soundcloud BFF backend-for-the-frontend scala api android 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


games gaming google-play google-play-games-services android
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


emerging-market android

Let's talk usability testing

Leonie Brewin


process usability-testing user-centred-design android

Android Auto

Benjamin Stürmer


droidcon android
2

Hive CI: Making Automation Scale for iPlayer

Jitesh Gosai and David Buckhurst


Hive-CI bbc-news bbc PUMAs iPlayer iPlayer-mobile-app android
17:30

Wrap Up & Thanks (Albert Hall)


A Sneak Preview of Droidcon London 2015

We're delighted to welcome a fantastic range of experts, sponsors and exhibitors 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 London this year.


Looking forward to Droidcon? Share it!

Looking forward to Droidcon 2015? We'd love to hear what you are most looking forward to! Here's why Jeremy Meiss, Duana Stanley and Leonie Brewin can't wait to join everyone.


I am excited to be attending my first DroidCon this year, much less speaking and having XDA sponsor the event. #DroidconUK15 is certainly shaping up to be an exciting event, and I am really looking forward to a number of speakers on the schedule. Chet Haase is always a treat to listen to, Alin Jerpelea from Sony always shares important information about Sony's open source endeavors, and Jon Reeve talking about reverse engineering is certain to get my creative juices flowing. I am also honored to be able to share about the Android ROM community and how it has grown over the years. I look forward to meeting all of you, and make sure you stop by our booth!



I am delighted to be joining #DroidconUK15, where I will be sharing my thoughts on backend development for mobile, in particular, why we stopped using our public api for our mobile clients at SoundCloud. I am really looking forward to meeting the Droidcon community, because I have just switched from backend development to mobile this year so it's a new scene for me. At Droidcon London 2015 I most looking forward to learning about the challenges people are facing.



I’m very excited to be a part of Droidcon London 2015 talking about ‘Usability Testing for Android’. I will be speaking about the advantages of usability testing and how it can aid us in our mission to create useful, engaging products that our users will love! With a great lineup of speakers, it’s set to be a great event for all. I look forward to meeting many more members of the Android community, sharing thoughts, ideas and stories.



I'm excited to speak at Droidcon London on Android, IoT, and building realtime apps with Firebase. I'm looking forward to interacting with the incredibly diverse Android community, and hope to learn a lot from other speakers and attendees.


Why are you looking forward to droidcon London? Share it on @droidconuk


Android developers – learn about Sony’s open devices, SmartEyeglass, and Xperia Z5 series at this year’s Droidcon London


Sony has a lot to offer Android developers at this year’s Droidcon London. Come to our session to learn how to customize your own Xperia smartphone with open source software. In our booth, get hands-on with our latest flagship series – the Xperia Z5. And try on SmartEyeglass, Sony’s binocular, see-through eyewear, which comes with an SDK to let you create your own augmented reality apps.

For Android developers that are attending Droidcon in the UK, be sure to check out all of Sony’s developer offerings:

Open Device program speaker session – Alin Jerpelea, Open Source Community Manager, will talk about what we’re doing to enable more collaboration and innovation within the Open Source community. Alin will also explain Sony’s short and mid-range plans for AOSP for Xperia. For the exact date and time, please see the Droidcon London 2015 lineup.


Innovation: SmartEyeglass – Try on our see-through, augmented eyewear to see a demo of the future of work environment. Come talk to us if you’ve got an idea of how SmartEyeglass could be integrated into your own solutions. Plus, find out about the SmartEyeglass SDK, which allows for the creation of augmented reality apps.


Next-gen Xperia Z5 flagship series – check out the next-generation smartphone camera – Xperia Z5, and Xperia Z5 Compact, along with the world’s first 4K smartphone Xperia Z5 Premium, and learn how you can develop camera apps for the Xperia Z5’s 23MP camera.

We look forward to seeing you again at Droidcon London! See all of our events on the Developer World Event Calendar.

Sony Developer World


Meet Intel® @ Droidcon London on 29-30th-October-2015

We are extremely happy to be back Droidcon London again this year for the 4th time! We have lots of new interesting things waiting for you including new devices, great tools, demos and an exciting raffle with great prizes for you. Our GDE Xavier Halladewill especially talk on the power optimisation for Android apps. Also you should not miss to attend the clinic talk on the Cross-platform Native app development in Java with the Intel® INDE Multi-OS Engine by our partner 'Migeran'.

Interested in insights; OK, few demos we are showing:

  • Android L live demo: 64-bit Intel® Atom™ E38xx Series SoC ‘Minnowboard Max’ running Android Lollipop 64-bit OS.
  • The Tesco Hudl2, well know, one of the most popular Android tablets in the UK has now been updated to Lollipop with 64-bit user-space – and it’s even one of the prizes
  • Introduction of Multi OS Engine.
  • Oh yeah and a preview on devices not yet on the market!

Note: Our “Intel® Diversity Meetup” event on Thu-29-Oct. @ 6. pm, before the party will provide you insights on what Intel® is doing in the space and getting some view from an external speaker on how to balance career, private life, motherhood and more... Drinks and snacks will keep us going till we join the party!


Epson is back at Droidcon this year with the latest developments in its Moverio Smart Eyewear range and its Runsense and Pulsense fitness watches.

Powered by the Android operating system, the Moverio BT-200 provides a platform for a wide range of applications thanks to its binocular see-through display and 3-D capabilities. Over the last year, Epson has concentrated on exploring the possible applications for Moverio with its developers, and providing them with tools to make it even easier to create applications.

Epson’s Moverio BT-200 smart glasses have attracted a growing list of developer partners. Visitors to the Epson stand will experience creative demonstrations and discover the real-life applications, prototypes and opportunities that exist in the realm of augmented reality technology in consumer, commercial and business environments.

From gaming and flying drones to bringing museum exhibitions to life and also helping customers better visualize products to facilitate the sales process, the Moverio BT-200 brings a whole new dimension to every person and organization that uses it . Many more applications and developments will be announced over the coming months as well. Epson’s Moverio platform is unlocking the power of augmented reality, all based around Android’s capabilities for app development, and now is the time for developers to get involved to seize the opportunity offered by the soaring potential in the market.

On this year’s stand, Sean McCracken, the highly acclaimed smart glasses app developer will be on hand to talk about opportunities for developers to use Moverio. Sean is an established and successful developer of Moverio applications and he will be giving a presentation to talk about the possibilities it offers for augmented reality and mixed reality applications. Don’t miss out on how you can get started and learn best practices and research from a top smart glasses developer on how to make an amazing experience!

Epson will also be showing a selection of its Pulsense and Runsense fitness watches, including the acclaimed Runsense SF-810 which combines heart-rate monitor and GPS run tracker in one easy-to-wear, user-friendly unit.

Visitors to the stand will also be able to take advantage of discounts on Moverio available exclusively at the show, plus the chance to win a pair of Moverio glass in a prize draw!

The ASOS team will join us at Droidcon 2015!

This year the ASOS Mobile Team is coming to Droidcon in full force! The last few years we enjoyed the deep technical talks, the opportunity to talk to a variety of people with different backgrounds and ideas, and the chance to discover new tools and services among the exhibitors that could help us in doing what we do. We’re looking forward to doing all that again this year, but actually much more; we’re sponsoring the event and we’ll be present with a booth to talk to even more of you (to listen to what you think about our shopping app, hear new ideas and maybe collaborate on some if you’re looking for a cool place to work!).

ASOS on stage!

Not only that, but we’ll also be presenting on stage, talking about what’s behind developing one of the best rated and award-winning Android (and iOS) apps for shopping online, enjoyed by millions of happy users. Come to our booth and learn about our team, our daily process to move from design to production, the continuous integration and automation testing strategy that ensure we build robust applications. Find out what tools we use to monitor performances, modify network calls on the fly, track crashes. We’re going to mention and touch a lot of topics, technologies and tools of the trade (Gradle flavours and remote config settings, Appium, NewRelic, Travis CI, HockeyApp, Charles Proxy and more), and we hope that developers of any level will find out something interesting. The talk will be delivered by Laurence Dawson (Senior Android Dev), Andrea Trocino (Head of Mobile) and Marco Bellinaso (Solutions Architect), who have been behind the ASOS mobile appssince the beginning. See you there!


Continuous Delivery for Android Applications - an article by Pavel Jacko

Continuous Delivery for Android Applications. I hear that phrase around the office place almost every day. Sometimes it seems it’s more of a fashion statement than an actual description. And yet many companies claim that they do continuous delivery, but what exactly is that? Even at Sky, where I currently work, we struggle to perfect it to the level in which we would all be satisfied. Sky has dozens of different teams, APIs, platforms, products and business propositions. Managing efficient development is such an overpopulated space that it will always be a difficult task. We need to automate as much as possible, so we can concentrate on these differences, and get the best out of each developer in our team. I have written this article to share our experience at Sky with the Droidcon community and will try to simulate issues we face on daily basis (but on a much smaller scale)... Read Pavel's full article on Continuous Delivery for Android applications here.


COME SEE PAVEL JACKO AT DROIDCON 2015

You will also be able to find Pavel Jacko at Sky's booth this year.


A short interview with Sean McCracken - who will be joining us as a speaker and clinic host this year!

What skills or expertise will you be sharing at Droidcon London this year?

I am delighted to be joining Droidcon London this year, where I will be sharing my thoughts on how to develop for Augmented Reality smart glasses. I'll also be showcasing the work I've done on the Epson Moverio BT-200s. I am really looking forward to meeting the Droidcon community, because I've been an Android game and wearable specialist for the last 2 years and would love to hear what they think about the projects I've been working on. I'm also keen to see projects the community is working. It's nice to get a pulse of what's cool currently.


What are you hoping to learn at Droidcon London 2015?

I am most looking forward to learning about what the current state of Android wearable, game, and AR development is in London, and the surrounding areas. Also what the adoption rates of these technologies look like in the community.

Who should join your clinic at Droidcon London 2015?

I will be hosting a clinic on the latest in Augmented Reality. If you would like to find out more about mobile Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality game and application development, or if you have any burning questions on United3D and native Android, then join my clinic at Droidcon! I can also help with queries regarding porting content made for mobile devices to see through AR glasses, and user experience best practices for AR/VR and Mixed Reality.


COME SEE SEAN MCCRACKEN AT DROIDCON 2015

You will also be able to find Sean McCracken at Epson's booth this year.




A short interview with Erik Hellman - who will be joining us as a speaker this year!

What skills or expertise will you be sharing at Droidcon London this year?

My talk for this Droidcon will focus on a topic that has always been important to me; how to handle offline scenarios in you application properly. Detecting Internet connectivity in applications is a surprisingly complicated task, because it is not a simple discreet state. There are lots of things that can be tricky to detect that will ultimately decide if your application can perform a successful network call, ranging from a weak WiFi signal, a captive portal or simply a bandwidth that is so low that it effectively will result in network timeouts. Dealing with all of these are crucial in order to provide the best possible user experience. In my talk I will address two main topics; how to properly react to changing network connectivity and how to gracefully degrade functions in you application when the user is offline. I’d love to hear more about your own experiences on this topic and see if the tips I provide could be of use.


Why are you looking forward to meeting the Droidcon community?

I am really looking forward to meeting the Droidcon community because this is where you have the chance to meet the best Android developers and learn of all the new stuff. Few other events offer the same level of exchange of ideas, discussions and possibilities to learn new and exciting technologies.

I hope to hear more about things like RxJava, Kotlin, IoT, Android TV and see what cool stuff people have done with the new APIs in Android M. The chance to meet and talk to developers from all over the world offer a unique possibility to learn stuff and I hope to have lots of interesting discussions with all of you!


COME SEE ERIK HELLMAN AT DROIDCON 2015


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A short interview with Marco Godfroid- who will be joining us at this year's Droidcon!

What skills or expertise will you be sharing at Droidcon London this year?

I am delighted to be joining #DroidconUK15, where I will be showcasing our Moverio smart glasses that we believe have the potential to offer much more than any tablet or smart device to Android developers, and presents an opportunity for them to change the way the world consumes information.


Why are you looking forward to meeting the Droidcon community?

I am really looking forward to meeting the Droidcon community, because they are the creative minds behind the applications that make the most of our product’s revolutionary technology and can help us achieve this vision. We are at the dawn of a new computing era, and it’s exciting to be in this together and I am thrilled to show some of the amazing things our community of developers already built.

What are you hoping to learn at Droidcon London 2015?

At Droidcon London 2015 I most looking forward to learning about what the Droidcon community would like to build for our Moverio smart glasses and how we could help them successfully launch new apps and businesses based on the Moverio platform.


COME SEE MARCO AT THE EPSON BOOTH



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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

Sponsorship

Droidcon London has attracted a fantastic group of sponsors this year and you can soon check out their sneak preview content.

It’s set to be the most interactive conference yet and there's still time to get involved. Contact us at sponsors@droidcon.com for more information.

Volunteer

Fancy helping run Europe's largest Android developer conference? Volunteer on the exhibition floor and get a free ticket to the event. Email droidcon@skillsmatter.com to find out more.

Speak

Call for Papers 2015 is now closed but keep your eyes peeled for more information about joining us at Droidcon London 2016.

As the Droidcon 2015 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.

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DroidconHack 2015 - at CodeNode, on October 31st to November 1st

We hope Droidcon London 2015 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 DroidconHack 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 DroidconHack challengers and supporters. Participation is free for registered attendees, and you can register here.

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Amazon Appstore Developer Summit - at CodeNode, on November 3rd

The Amazon Appstore Developer Summit is for Android and HTML5 developers who want to gain unique insights into the Appstore eco-system, emerging user interfaces that are driving new user behaviours, and disruptive new business models that are opening up opportunities for customers and the developer community. Join to see talks and workshops by developer guest speakers, from disruptive start-ups to established consumer brands, who are at the forefront of innovation in their market segments. Like the sound of that? Find out more here.

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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!

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:

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!

Help us create another great conference!

All Skills Matter conferences are created for and by the community. We would love to have your input and ideas on how next year should look like. If you like to help us this way, please contribute to our Call For Thoughts!

Follow us at @skillsmatter to hear all the latest news.

What happened at Droidcon London 2015



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

Wolfram Rittmeyer and Pascal Welsch


RxAndroid-1.0 android-apps Rx-Java android

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

Robert Kubis


google-cloud-spin google-cloud-platform android

Journey of an event, the Android touch

Marco Cova


android-touch android

Build your own video streaming app!

Andrew Jack


video-streaming video-streaming-app droidcon

Beyond Reality - Epson Moverio Smart Glasses/Unity3D

Sean McCracken


smart-glasses BT-200 virtual-reality Unity3D epson-moverio epson android
11:15

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


11:30

Gradle

Etienne Studer


android-studio gradle android

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


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

Reverse engineering is not just for hackers!

Jon Reeve


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

Behind the scenes of ASOS.com's mobile apps

Marco Belinaso


asos android
12:15

Coffee Break

12:30

Gradle Plugins: Take it to the next level

Eyal Lezmy


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

Land’s End: Creating the flagship mobile VR adventure

Peter Pashley


gear-vr vr-experience ustwo-games android

Workshop: User centred design

Leonie Brewin


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

Building Spoken Language Apps for Amazon Echo and Alexa

Peter Heinrich


Open Devices Project – Open Source on Sony Devices

Alin Jerpelea


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

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

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


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

BarCamp - Gradle Performance


gradle android

BarCamp - Show me the code material animations


Workshop: Android Katas

Corey Latislaw


robolectric test-driven-development tdd android-katas android

BarCamp - ClassyShark - Android Executables Browser


BarCamp - Survival of the CI


testing droidcon android
15:00
7

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

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


app design novoda clinic android
15:15

BarCamp - Making your app better


droidcon android

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


Workshop: Android Katas

Corey Latislaw


robolectric test-driven-development tdd android-katas android

BarCamp - Genymotion in Ci


BarCamp - Advanced techniques for concurrency and memory management


16:00

Coffee Break + Intel Raffle


raffle android
16:15

Democamp Community Demos


democamp-community-demos android

Streaming


streaming android

Workshop: Android Katas

Corey Latislaw


robolectric test-driven-development tdd android-katas android
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 mobile-app java android
09:45
7

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

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


app novoda clinic design android
10:00

React Native for Android

Olivia Bishop


react-native js-framework ui android iOS
2

Hinting around: text demystified

Sebastiano Poggi and Eugenio Marletti


java design ui ux android

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-wear-platform android

The Jack and Jill build system

Eric Lafortune


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

Coffee Break

11:00

Give your users superpowers in the real world

Hoi Lam


wearables android-wear beacon IoT google android

Beautiful Typography on Android

Lisa Wray


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

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-wear wearable android

All about ORM’s

Kevin Galligan


Realm touchlab orm android
11:45

Coffee Break + Booking.com Raffle


booking.com raffle droidcon
12:00

Understanding scrolling techniques in Android

Cyril Mottier


scrolling mobile-platforms android-sdk listview RecyclerView ScrollView droidcon

Let's get Functional

Benjamin Augustin


functional functional-languages android

Pixel Perfect is not the New Black

Lydia Selimalhigazi


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

Designing apps that everyone can use on an Android TV

Ataul Munim


androidtv usability a11yolo process accessibility android

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

Wiebe Elsinga


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

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

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


clinic android
13:45
2

Meaningful motion

Nick Butcher and Benjamin Weiss


transition motion-design animation material-design ui android

Permissions: Changes that benefit users and devs!

Eric Cochran


permissions runtime-permissions IFTTT IF-automation-app /data/app-app /system/app-app /system/priv-app-app ux android

Power optimization for Android apps

Xavier Hallade


power-optimization battery power-consumption api OS android

Material Design Adaptative UI

Marcos Paulo Damasceno


material-design-adaptative material-design ui android

How UX Research Delivers Successful Games

Graham McAllister


UX-research ux games android
14:30

Coffee Break + Zeroturnaround Raffle & Intel Raffle


intel zeroturnaround raffle android
14:45

Advancing Development with the Kotlin Language

Jake Wharton


kotlin android
2

Physics UI

Filipe Abrantes and Will Bailey


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

Accessibility in Action: Technical Solutions to the Accessibility Challenge

Kelly Shuster


accessibility iTriage material-design android iOS

Invisible Apps

Tim Messerschmidt


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

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

Mike McDonald


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

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

Erik Hellman and Kevin Galligan


clinic android
15:45

Mobile Services from Google

Laurence Moroney


mobile-vision-apis places maps location google android

Vector All The Things

Mark Allison


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

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

Duana Stanley


microservices soundcloud BFF backend-for-the-frontend scala api android 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


games gaming google-play google-play-games-services android
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


emerging-market android

Let's talk usability testing

Leonie Brewin


process usability-testing user-centred-design android

Android Auto

Benjamin Stürmer


droidcon android
2

Hive CI: Making Automation Scale for iPlayer

Jitesh Gosai and David Buckhurst


Hive-CI bbc-news bbc PUMAs iPlayer iPlayer-mobile-app android
17:30

Wrap Up & Thanks (Albert Hall)


Sneak Preview

A Sneak Preview of Droidcon London 2015

We're delighted to welcome a fantastic range of experts, sponsors and exhibitors 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 London this year.


Looking forward to Droidcon? Share it!

Looking forward to Droidcon 2015? We'd love to hear what you are most looking forward to! Here's why Jeremy Meiss, Duana Stanley and Leonie Brewin can't wait to join everyone.


I am excited to be attending my first DroidCon this year, much less speaking and having XDA sponsor the event. #DroidconUK15 is certainly shaping up to be an exciting event, and I am really looking forward to a number of speakers on the schedule. Chet Haase is always a treat to listen to, Alin Jerpelea from Sony always shares important information about Sony's open source endeavors, and Jon Reeve talking about reverse engineering is certain to get my creative juices flowing. I am also honored to be able to share about the Android ROM community and how it has grown over the years. I look forward to meeting all of you, and make sure you stop by our booth!



I am delighted to be joining #DroidconUK15, where I will be sharing my thoughts on backend development for mobile, in particular, why we stopped using our public api for our mobile clients at SoundCloud. I am really looking forward to meeting the Droidcon community, because I have just switched from backend development to mobile this year so it's a new scene for me. At Droidcon London 2015 I most looking forward to learning about the challenges people are facing.



I’m very excited to be a part of Droidcon London 2015 talking about ‘Usability Testing for Android’. I will be speaking about the advantages of usability testing and how it can aid us in our mission to create useful, engaging products that our users will love! With a great lineup of speakers, it’s set to be a great event for all. I look forward to meeting many more members of the Android community, sharing thoughts, ideas and stories.



I'm excited to speak at Droidcon London on Android, IoT, and building realtime apps with Firebase. I'm looking forward to interacting with the incredibly diverse Android community, and hope to learn a lot from other speakers and attendees.


Why are you looking forward to droidcon London? Share it on @droidconuk


Android developers – learn about Sony’s open devices, SmartEyeglass, and Xperia Z5 series at this year’s Droidcon London


Sony has a lot to offer Android developers at this year’s Droidcon London. Come to our session to learn how to customize your own Xperia smartphone with open source software. In our booth, get hands-on with our latest flagship series – the Xperia Z5. And try on SmartEyeglass, Sony’s binocular, see-through eyewear, which comes with an SDK to let you create your own augmented reality apps.

For Android developers that are attending Droidcon in the UK, be sure to check out all of Sony’s developer offerings:

Open Device program speaker session – Alin Jerpelea, Open Source Community Manager, will talk about what we’re doing to enable more collaboration and innovation within the Open Source community. Alin will also explain Sony’s short and mid-range plans for AOSP for Xperia. For the exact date and time, please see the Droidcon London 2015 lineup.


Innovation: SmartEyeglass – Try on our see-through, augmented eyewear to see a demo of the future of work environment. Come talk to us if you’ve got an idea of how SmartEyeglass could be integrated into your own solutions. Plus, find out about the SmartEyeglass SDK, which allows for the creation of augmented reality apps.


Next-gen Xperia Z5 flagship series – check out the next-generation smartphone camera – Xperia Z5, and Xperia Z5 Compact, along with the world’s first 4K smartphone Xperia Z5 Premium, and learn how you can develop camera apps for the Xperia Z5’s 23MP camera.

We look forward to seeing you again at Droidcon London! See all of our events on the Developer World Event Calendar.

Sony Developer World


Meet Intel® @ Droidcon London on 29-30th-October-2015

We are extremely happy to be back Droidcon London again this year for the 4th time! We have lots of new interesting things waiting for you including new devices, great tools, demos and an exciting raffle with great prizes for you. Our GDE Xavier Halladewill especially talk on the power optimisation for Android apps. Also you should not miss to attend the clinic talk on the Cross-platform Native app development in Java with the Intel® INDE Multi-OS Engine by our partner 'Migeran'.

Interested in insights; OK, few demos we are showing:

  • Android L live demo: 64-bit Intel® Atom™ E38xx Series SoC ‘Minnowboard Max’ running Android Lollipop 64-bit OS.
  • The Tesco Hudl2, well know, one of the most popular Android tablets in the UK has now been updated to Lollipop with 64-bit user-space – and it’s even one of the prizes
  • Introduction of Multi OS Engine.
  • Oh yeah and a preview on devices not yet on the market!

Note: Our “Intel® Diversity Meetup” event on Thu-29-Oct. @ 6. pm, before the party will provide you insights on what Intel® is doing in the space and getting some view from an external speaker on how to balance career, private life, motherhood and more... Drinks and snacks will keep us going till we join the party!


Epson is back at Droidcon this year with the latest developments in its Moverio Smart Eyewear range and its Runsense and Pulsense fitness watches.

Powered by the Android operating system, the Moverio BT-200 provides a platform for a wide range of applications thanks to its binocular see-through display and 3-D capabilities. Over the last year, Epson has concentrated on exploring the possible applications for Moverio with its developers, and providing them with tools to make it even easier to create applications.

Epson’s Moverio BT-200 smart glasses have attracted a growing list of developer partners. Visitors to the Epson stand will experience creative demonstrations and discover the real-life applications, prototypes and opportunities that exist in the realm of augmented reality technology in consumer, commercial and business environments.

From gaming and flying drones to bringing museum exhibitions to life and also helping customers better visualize products to facilitate the sales process, the Moverio BT-200 brings a whole new dimension to every person and organization that uses it . Many more applications and developments will be announced over the coming months as well. Epson’s Moverio platform is unlocking the power of augmented reality, all based around Android’s capabilities for app development, and now is the time for developers to get involved to seize the opportunity offered by the soaring potential in the market.

On this year’s stand, Sean McCracken, the highly acclaimed smart glasses app developer will be on hand to talk about opportunities for developers to use Moverio. Sean is an established and successful developer of Moverio applications and he will be giving a presentation to talk about the possibilities it offers for augmented reality and mixed reality applications. Don’t miss out on how you can get started and learn best practices and research from a top smart glasses developer on how to make an amazing experience!

Epson will also be showing a selection of its Pulsense and Runsense fitness watches, including the acclaimed Runsense SF-810 which combines heart-rate monitor and GPS run tracker in one easy-to-wear, user-friendly unit.

Visitors to the stand will also be able to take advantage of discounts on Moverio available exclusively at the show, plus the chance to win a pair of Moverio glass in a prize draw!

The ASOS team will join us at Droidcon 2015!

This year the ASOS Mobile Team is coming to Droidcon in full force! The last few years we enjoyed the deep technical talks, the opportunity to talk to a variety of people with different backgrounds and ideas, and the chance to discover new tools and services among the exhibitors that could help us in doing what we do. We’re looking forward to doing all that again this year, but actually much more; we’re sponsoring the event and we’ll be present with a booth to talk to even more of you (to listen to what you think about our shopping app, hear new ideas and maybe collaborate on some if you’re looking for a cool place to work!).

ASOS on stage!

Not only that, but we’ll also be presenting on stage, talking about what’s behind developing one of the best rated and award-winning Android (and iOS) apps for shopping online, enjoyed by millions of happy users. Come to our booth and learn about our team, our daily process to move from design to production, the continuous integration and automation testing strategy that ensure we build robust applications. Find out what tools we use to monitor performances, modify network calls on the fly, track crashes. We’re going to mention and touch a lot of topics, technologies and tools of the trade (Gradle flavours and remote config settings, Appium, NewRelic, Travis CI, HockeyApp, Charles Proxy and more), and we hope that developers of any level will find out something interesting. The talk will be delivered by Laurence Dawson (Senior Android Dev), Andrea Trocino (Head of Mobile) and Marco Bellinaso (Solutions Architect), who have been behind the ASOS mobile appssince the beginning. See you there!


Continuous Delivery for Android Applications - an article by Pavel Jacko

Continuous Delivery for Android Applications. I hear that phrase around the office place almost every day. Sometimes it seems it’s more of a fashion statement than an actual description. And yet many companies claim that they do continuous delivery, but what exactly is that? Even at Sky, where I currently work, we struggle to perfect it to the level in which we would all be satisfied. Sky has dozens of different teams, APIs, platforms, products and business propositions. Managing efficient development is such an overpopulated space that it will always be a difficult task. We need to automate as much as possible, so we can concentrate on these differences, and get the best out of each developer in our team. I have written this article to share our experience at Sky with the Droidcon community and will try to simulate issues we face on daily basis (but on a much smaller scale)... Read Pavel's full article on Continuous Delivery for Android applications here.


COME SEE PAVEL JACKO AT DROIDCON 2015

You will also be able to find Pavel Jacko at Sky's booth this year.


A short interview with Sean McCracken - who will be joining us as a speaker and clinic host this year!

What skills or expertise will you be sharing at Droidcon London this year?

I am delighted to be joining Droidcon London this year, where I will be sharing my thoughts on how to develop for Augmented Reality smart glasses. I'll also be showcasing the work I've done on the Epson Moverio BT-200s. I am really looking forward to meeting the Droidcon community, because I've been an Android game and wearable specialist for the last 2 years and would love to hear what they think about the projects I've been working on. I'm also keen to see projects the community is working. It's nice to get a pulse of what's cool currently.


What are you hoping to learn at Droidcon London 2015?

I am most looking forward to learning about what the current state of Android wearable, game, and AR development is in London, and the surrounding areas. Also what the adoption rates of these technologies look like in the community.

Who should join your clinic at Droidcon London 2015?

I will be hosting a clinic on the latest in Augmented Reality. If you would like to find out more about mobile Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality game and application development, or if you have any burning questions on United3D and native Android, then join my clinic at Droidcon! I can also help with queries regarding porting content made for mobile devices to see through AR glasses, and user experience best practices for AR/VR and Mixed Reality.


COME SEE SEAN MCCRACKEN AT DROIDCON 2015

You will also be able to find Sean McCracken at Epson's booth this year.




A short interview with Erik Hellman - who will be joining us as a speaker this year!

What skills or expertise will you be sharing at Droidcon London this year?

My talk for this Droidcon will focus on a topic that has always been important to me; how to handle offline scenarios in you application properly. Detecting Internet connectivity in applications is a surprisingly complicated task, because it is not a simple discreet state. There are lots of things that can be tricky to detect that will ultimately decide if your application can perform a successful network call, ranging from a weak WiFi signal, a captive portal or simply a bandwidth that is so low that it effectively will result in network timeouts. Dealing with all of these are crucial in order to provide the best possible user experience. In my talk I will address two main topics; how to properly react to changing network connectivity and how to gracefully degrade functions in you application when the user is offline. I’d love to hear more about your own experiences on this topic and see if the tips I provide could be of use.


Why are you looking forward to meeting the Droidcon community?

I am really looking forward to meeting the Droidcon community because this is where you have the chance to meet the best Android developers and learn of all the new stuff. Few other events offer the same level of exchange of ideas, discussions and possibilities to learn new and exciting technologies.

I hope to hear more about things like RxJava, Kotlin, IoT, Android TV and see what cool stuff people have done with the new APIs in Android M. The chance to meet and talk to developers from all over the world offer a unique possibility to learn stuff and I hope to have lots of interesting discussions with all of you!


COME SEE ERIK HELLMAN AT DROIDCON 2015


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A short interview with Marco Godfroid- who will be joining us at this year's Droidcon!

What skills or expertise will you be sharing at Droidcon London this year?

I am delighted to be joining #DroidconUK15, where I will be showcasing our Moverio smart glasses that we believe have the potential to offer much more than any tablet or smart device to Android developers, and presents an opportunity for them to change the way the world consumes information.


Why are you looking forward to meeting the Droidcon community?

I am really looking forward to meeting the Droidcon community, because they are the creative minds behind the applications that make the most of our product’s revolutionary technology and can help us achieve this vision. We are at the dawn of a new computing era, and it’s exciting to be in this together and I am thrilled to show some of the amazing things our community of developers already built.

What are you hoping to learn at Droidcon London 2015?

At Droidcon London 2015 I most looking forward to learning about what the Droidcon community would like to build for our Moverio smart glasses and how we could help them successfully launch new apps and businesses based on the Moverio platform.


COME SEE MARCO AT THE EPSON BOOTH



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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

Sponsorship

Droidcon London has attracted a fantastic group of sponsors this year and you can soon check out their sneak preview content.

It’s set to be the most interactive conference yet and there's still time to get involved. Contact us at sponsors@droidcon.com for more information.

Volunteer

Fancy helping run Europe's largest Android developer conference? Volunteer on the exhibition floor and get a free ticket to the event. Email droidcon@skillsmatter.com to find out more.

Speak

Call for Papers 2015 is now closed but keep your eyes peeled for more information about joining us at Droidcon London 2016.

Fringe

As the Droidcon 2015 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.

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DroidconHack 2015 - at CodeNode, on October 31st to November 1st

We hope Droidcon London 2015 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 DroidconHack 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 DroidconHack challengers and supporters. Participation is free for registered attendees, and you can register here.

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Amazon Appstore Developer Summit - at CodeNode, on November 3rd

The Amazon Appstore Developer Summit is for Android and HTML5 developers who want to gain unique insights into the Appstore eco-system, emerging user interfaces that are driving new user behaviours, and disruptive new business models that are opening up opportunities for customers and the developer community. Join to see talks and workshops by developer guest speakers, from disruptive start-ups to established consumer brands, who are at the forefront of innovation in their market segments. Like the sound of that? Find out more here.

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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!

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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