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.
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.
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.
Automated UI Testing using Xamarin Test Cloud & Calabash
This talk serves as an introduction to the automated UI-testing technology Calabash and to Xamarin Test Cloud, a service that provides cloud-based access to hundreds of mobile devices for automated testing purposes. You’ll learn about the benefits of automated UI testing on mobile apps, and see how easy it is to get started with UI testing using Calabash. Calabash is free, open-source and supports BDD (Behaviour Driven Development) via the Cucumber tool.
While Calabash is very useful on its own, its power is only fully realized when tests are run frequently on large sets of devices with different screen-sizes, resolutions and operating system versions. In a short live demo, you’ll see how you can tap into this full potential with Xamarin Test Cloud.
Xamarin Test Cloud enables you to automatically test your app across 100s of physical devices(both Android and iOS). It uses powerful, object-based UI testing, enabling you to write test scripts that do exactly what your users will do: tap, swipe, rotate, wait for ui elements to appear, etc. When building for multiple platforms, you can share your test logic across the platforms, increasing reuse and enable faster test authoring. In this talk, we will explore how to upload an app to Test Cloud, and try out Xamarin App Explorer, which systematically exercises screens and controls in your app before you ever write a single test. We will also look at Behavior Driven Development using Calabash and Cucumber.
Nish is a C# fanatic and has been writing softwares for web & windows platforms for almost a decade now. He is a Microsoft MVP in IE and had been advocating on client side MVC frameworks over a year. He joined Xamarin few months ago as their first developer evangelist for India! He is passionate about spreading C# & Xamarin love by helping developers build 100% native mobile applications for iOS, Android, Windows Phone & Windows 8. Xamarin’s mission is to make it fast, easy and fun to build great mobile apps. You can follow his adventures on twitter @nishanil