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About Droidcon

Droidcon is a two day international conference that's all about Android. It brings together luminaries from all aspects of the Android ecosystem - solo app developers, visual and interaction designers, software startups, enterprise software leaders, robotics and arduino wizards, kernel and ROM hackers, OEMs and platform providers, and technology enthusiasts.

Tickets

Tickets are available from droidcon.doattend.com.

Proposal Selection Process

The proposal funnel below will enable you to submit a session and vote on proposed sessions. It is a good practice introduce yourself and share details about your work as well as the subject of your talk while proposing a session.

Each community member can vote for or against a talk. A vote from each member of the Program Committee is equivalent to two community votes. Both types of votes will be considered for final speaker selection.

It's useful to keep a few guidelines in mind while submitting proposals:

  1. Describe how to use something that is available under a liberal open source license. Participants can use this without having to pay you anything.

  2. Tell a story of how you did something. If it involves commercial tools, please explain why they made sense.

  3. Buy a slot to pitch whatever commercial tool you are backing.

Making a funnel submission does not guarantee final selection. While selected speakers will get a free ticket to both days of the event, proposers whose talks are not on the final schedule will be able to purchase tickets at the Early Geek price of Rs. 1800.

Sessions at this year's Droidcon are 30 minutes each, including transition time. You have 20 minutes to present and 5 minutes for Q&A, with the remaining 5 minutes for the next presenter to begin setting up while you answer the last set of questions.

If you have material that will need more than 30 minutes, consider:

  1. Skipping the first part of your presentation and making it more advanced level, or
  2. Splitting it into two proposals. The Program Committee will work with you to schedule your (selected) sessions back-to-back for continuity.

Sections

The main overarching themes for this years Droidcon are grouped into five sections.

App Demos

Level: Intermediate

  1. 15 minute demo of app you've built (yourself or as part of a team)

  2. 30 minute deep dive into one specific unique problem you dealt with and how you solved it. Problem can be technical or UX.

  3. 15 minute Q&A

One spot will be reserved for a featured hacknight demo (or a short demo of all apps)

Workshops

Level: Beginner

  1. 15 minutes of concepts via slides

  2. 30 minutes of show and tell

  3. 15 minutes of interactive guidance with audience

Topics should address specific areas - for instance a) Using Fragments, b) Building basic animations, c) Using WebView, d) Offline Storage & Cache.
Prior registration is required, all attendees must bring laptops with SDK & tools preinstalled.
Speakers must ensure sessions can be run without Wi-Fi access if needed.

Specialized Topics

Level: Intermediate

  1. NFC / Android Beam

  2. Sensors

  3. Arduino

  4. DLNA & Media / Google TV

  5. Gaming

  6. Multi-modal Apps

  7. Enterprise App Development

  8. UX Patterns & Challenges

  9. Designing apps for the Indian market

Platforms, Tools & Libraries

Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Usage of open source platforms, tools & libraries like Eclipse, PhoneGap, Kirin, jQuery Mobile, etc. Proprietary tools need to be sponsored sessions.

General Topics

Level: Beginner/Intermediate

  1. Using Fragments

  2. Whats new in Jelly Bean

  3. Designing for different form factors

  4. Tackling Fragmentation

  5. Marketing & Monetizing Android Apps

The Program Committee may recommend that some proposals under General Topics be considered under the Workshops or Specialized Topics section depending on the nature of the content.

Videos

Take your Android app offline with SMS

Gopi Krishnan

29 minutes17 January 2013

Advanced Controls for Android Games

umashankar chidige

20 minutes 9 February 2013

Building the Flipkart Flyte MP3 app, the 'Lean Startup' way

Gaurav Lochan

27 minutes12 December 2012

Joke, joke

Koushik

21 minutes 8 February 2013

Move as i speak

Phanindra Rachamalla

12 minutes 3 November 2012

Mobile User Experience Design - What developers usually miss

Amrit Sanjeev

31 minutes17 January 2013

Cross Platform Development: Bridging the Gap

Priyank Gupta

21 minutes17 January 2013

Location Based Shopping Application - DelightCircle

Yashwanth Kumar

32 minutes 4 November 2012

Using Appcelerator Titanium To Build Native Android Apps Without The Native Pain

Gaurav Kheterpal

27 minutes17 January 2013

Lets Code an Android App with "Javascript" using Titanium

Ravindra Kumar

24 minutes17 January 2013

Using MAT (Memory Analyzer Tool) to understand memory issues in your app

Kakkirala Lakshman

30 minutes12 December 2012

Android Accessory development with Beaglebone

Pankaj Bharadiya

28 minutes17 January 2013

Mymobiledash - A Drupal based Platform for Mobile apps

Prateek Jain

15 minutes17 January 2013

Writing Toolkits, Frameworks and Plugins. A Developer Masterclass in Writing Re-usable Code.

James Hugman

47 minutes 4 November 2012

Building your app for multiple app stores

Timur Dyussebayev

41 minutes17 January 2013

Behind the Scenes : Creating Android Devices

Shree Kumar

29 minutes17 January 2013

Android UI prototyping 101: What? Why? How?

Soham Mondal

30 minutes17 January 2013

Dr DroidLove a.k.a How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Fragmentation

Aditya Shankar

36 minutes 8 February 2013

Deep Dive into GCM ( Google Cloud Messaging) for Android

prajyot mainkar

32 minutes17 January 2013

Exploring the 'ketai' library for faster development of advanced android features

Sriram Narasimhan

24 minutes17 January 2013

Indian Language App.Development Framework for Android 2.x

SijiSunny

28 minutes17 January 2013

Optimizing for Battery - Measuring and managing power consumption of Android apps

Kumar Rangarajan

31 minutes 6 November 2012

Why, What & How of Monetization using Ads

Ravi Vyas

36 minutes17 January 2013

Constructive Design for Android

Isaac Wesley

31 minutes 4 November 2012

The Real Incident of Stealing a Droid App+Data in daytime

Akash Mahajan

31 minutes 3 November 2012

Venue

MLR Convention Centre, Whitefield

Bangalore

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