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.
Launching your app on the Amazon Appstore (sponsored)
At Amazon we offer an end-to-end value proposition for developers including means to create (Amazon Web Services), distribute, market (AppStore for Android) and optimize (A/B testing) mobile apps apps along with user engagement and monetiziation (GameCircle).
In this session learn how with AWS, you can accelerate your time to market and reduce your investment in infrastructure costs, e.g. security, reliability, scalability, and flexibility. Also understand how the Amazon Appstore lets you engage with millions of global users by listing your mobile / HTML5 applications and deploying features like GameCircle, InApp Purchasing, and Mobile Associates API.
The session is handled by Parag Gupta and Shailesh.
Parag Gupta is the head of Amazon AppStore for Android, India. He has spent over 15 years in the high-tech industry as an accomplished product manager, business leader and product strategy professional. He has delivered successful products and built lasting strategic partnerships in telecommunication, wireless networking, web commerce, e-Commerce, and consumer electronics markets.
He is now doing all this, and more, for Amazon AppStore for Android in India. AppStore provides a large global eCommerce platform with proven monetization benefits for Android developers, and lets users download a large global selection of apps on one of the most trusted marketplaces in the world.
Shailesh Albuquerque is a Solutions Architect with Amazon Seller Services Pvt. Ltd. (ASSPL) where he is responsible for educating companies with the service offerings of the AWS platform, as well as helping them with architecture best practices to build highly scalable and resilient applications on the AWS Cloud. He is actively involved in evangelizing Cloud Computing at various industry conferences and forums.
Prior to joining Amazon, he has worked with Indian and global system integrators and has experience in designing large scale Infrastructure Platforms, Network Systems , Information Security and Enterprise Applications.
Shailesh has a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Communication from Mangalore University. He spends his spare time, reading, listening to music and following his favorite TV shows.