Droidcon is India's largest Android developer conference, and is part of the world wide series of conferences that happens in London, Paris, Berlin, Netherlands, Tunis, Ankara and Brussels. If you are doing anything with Android, you'd want to be here in Bangalore on Nov 28-30th 2013.
A WIP schedule will be up on the Droidcon India website and will be updated periodically.
Voting is open to attendees who have purchased event tickets. If there is a proposal you find notable, please vote for it and leave a comment to initiate discussions. Your vote will be reflected immediately, but will be counted towards selections only if you hold a ticket. Proposals will also be evaluated by a program committee, consisting of:
- Aravind Krishnaswamy of Levitum is the Program Chair
- Amrit Sanjeev of Intuit and Blrdroid will run the App Demos track.
- Kumar Rangarajan of LittleEyeLabs will run the Systems track.
- Rahul Gonsalves of UnCommon will run the UX track.
- Aravind Krishnaswamy of Levitum will run the Business track.
- Ravi Korukonda of PurpleTalk will run the Gaming track.
- Soham Mondal of Triveous and Blrdroid will run the Workshops.
Proposers must submit presentation drafts as part of the selection process to ensure that the talk is in line with the original proposal, and to help the program committee build a strong line-up for the event.
Final date for submission of proposals Oct 18th, 2013.
First set of pre-confirmations Oct 18th, 2013.
Submission of slide drafts Oct 25th, 2013.
Second set of pre-confirmations Oct 26th, 2013.
Schedule draft posted on site Nov 4th, 2013
Final confirmations Nov 5th, 2013.
Final schedule Nov 8th, 2013
All speakers are requested to be available for officehours during the conference. This will be a scheduled 30 minute block of time during which attendees can meet you at a designated space for open Q&A offstage.
There is only one speaker per session. Attendance is free for selected speakers. HasGeek will cover your travel to and accommodation in Bangalore from anywhere in the world for speakers delivering full sessions (30 minutes or longer). As our budget is limited, we will prefer speakers from locations closer home, but will do our best to cover for anyone exceptional. If you are able to raise support for your trip, we will count that as speaker travel sponsorship.
Commitment to open source
HasGeek believes in open source as the binding force of our community. If you are describing a codebase for developers to work with, we'd like it to be available under a permissive open source license. If your software is commercially licensed or available under a combination of commercial and restrictive open source licenses (such as the various forms of the GPL), please consider picking up a sponsorship. We recognize that there are valid reasons for commercial licensing, but ask that you support us in return for giving you an audience. Your session will be marked on the schedule as a sponsored session.
Non Accepted Proposals
If your proposal is accepted for a session > 30 minutes long, we will cover your event ticket.
If your proposal is not accepted, you can buy a ticket at the same rate as was available on the day you proposed. We’ll send you a code.
App-centric Android Implementation
Understand how Android is being used in devices intended to run only a specific application. This talk will cover the details w.r.t a specific device - Intellego3 from APX labs
Android is generally associated with the idea of as an OS for phones & tablets that run a wide variety of applications. Ok - add TVs, refrigerators, watches, and some more.
This session will be focussed on application-centric Android devices - i.e. devices that run only one application. It explains how such devices benefit from Android, and why Android could be fast becoming the new OS of choice for creating a wide variety of other devices targetting health, retail, point-of-sale, etc. These devices have traditionally been running several versions of Windows, and Linux.
We will specifically focus on the design of the Intellego3 device from APX labs - a multi-mode biometric verification device. It runs Android, but doesn’t look like it does! We will see how the Android running on this was customized, and how the hardware on this device is different from a regular phone (hint: it’s not too different!).
Some knowledge of android architecture, or background in handheld devices/embedded systems is desirable, but not necessary.
Shree Kumar has been playing around with Android for the past couple of years. In his day job at Innominds Software, he implements Android for new devices.
In the past, Shree has worked in diverse areas ranging from system programming, mathematical simulation, distributed systems, high performance computer graphics and GPU computing. Shree is an open-source enthusiast and an avid cyclist and adventurer. Details of some of his earlier adventures are at http://www.shreekumar.in/