Droidcon India 2012

India's largest Android Conference

##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 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.


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)

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.

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Gaurav Kheterpal


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

Submitted Oct 3, 2012

If you are planning to get started on Android app development and/or want to leverage your HTML & JavaScript skills to build native Android apps, make sure to attend my session to fast track your learning on the Appcelerator Titanium platform to build Android apps which run just as well as native apps. It’s quick , easy and fun :)


I presented this session at Droidcon 2011 and it was voted among the most popular sessions (at least on the humor quotient :).= I plan to do an encore this year to educate developers about the Titanium platform and leverage your hard won web skills into native Android applications that perform and look just like they were written in Java.

<br>P.S - I’m not paid by Appcelerator for this so it’s a fairly unbiased session based on my experience of using Titanium over last 3 years :)


Basic Web Development Skills - If you can write Hello World in HTML, you’re in!<br>
Eclipse - If the word Eclipse means beyond solar and lunar, you’re in!

Speaker bio

Gaurav Kheterpal eats, sleeps and breathes mobile development :) He’s been working on app development since the early days of J2ME and Brew and is currently engaged on native (iOS, Android), hybrid and mobile web development. He has been working in the telecom/ mobile industry for more than 12 years and he’s presented sessions at leading mobile and open source conferences including Mobile Monday events, Dreamforce 2012, Droidcon 2011 and several others.

He has won numerous developer events/ hackathons including BB Jam, SFDC Mobile Challenge and several others.

He’s an expert on Appcelerator Titanium (aka Titan) and a Titanium Certified App (TCAD) Developer. He has an excellent understanding of the complete gamut of native vs hybrid vs. HTML5 debate and has tried his hand at almost all platforms that exist :)

When he’s not developing apps, he’s busy blogging on technology/ telecom/ mobile topics, spending time with his family or catching up on his long lost sleep.




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