Droidcon India 2013

What's your thinking on Android this year?

About Droidcon

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.

Selection Process

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:

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.

Tickets: http://droidcon.doattend.com

Website: https://droidcon.in/2013

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Satyam Kandula

Dalvik VM - Deep dive into what makes the Android apps run

Submitted Oct 15, 2013

Understand the basics of Android’s DalvikVM architecture from the perspective of an App developer. Understand how it can influence your application and learn about possible tips and tricks that might help your app perform better


Android’s Dalvik VM is the engine on which all Android apps run. Its that normally silent and occasionally noisy backbone that Android developers take for granted.

This talk will take you through a journey of the Davlik VM and understand the inner workings of it (as much as you can in a 45-60 minute talk :)).

How the Dalvik VM architected, how is it different from a traditional Java VM, what is the process architecture, the Android bootup process sequence (never heard of Zygote? Dont worry, you will know more after the talk).

And along the way understand things that you, as an app developer, can do to take advantage of the VM’s architecture and behaviour.

Speaker bio

I am Satyam Kandula (Eclipse Committer and Co-founder/CTO @ Little Eye Labs) and am the stand-in speaker. In case anyone else from the community is interested to speak, do let me know, as my other co-founder is in the Program Committee and there is a potential conflict of interest.

Otherwise I have spoken at forums like GDG and IBM Rational conferences. I did my masters from IITK and have spent over 15+yrs in the industry, mostly working on building developer tools. I have so far avoided going to the dark side, though I am technically one because my title currently says CTO.


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