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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Gautam Gupta


Workshop: Making a Simple App to Read Printed Text using Tesseract (OCR)

Submitted Sep 10, 2013

To add the capability of reading some printed text into your application for further use!


Have you ever wanted to input some text by the user, and that was printed on the paper? This workshop will help you getting that text into your application, while maintaining user experience!

We’ll do this by using a fork of Tesseract Android Tools by Robert Theis called Tess Two. It is based on the Tesseract OCR Engine (mainly maintained by Google) and Leptonica image processing libraries.

The process starts by building and importing Tess Two, adding the code to capture & process an image from the camera, and then finally filtering that image for the text, ie. performing OCR.

We’ll also explore possibilities and use cases of this, for example searching, translating text, storing receipts digitally, etc.


Android device, laptop, a zip file that will have the pre-requisities

Speaker bio

Gautam is a 17 year old self-taught programmer and stickler from Gurgaon. He co-developed the social media sharing plugin for WordPress called SexyBookmarks in the 8th grade (that was later acquired by Shareaholic) and was also a part of the formative team of sportskeeda.com in the 9th grade during its inception period, now the largest sports network in India! He also likes contributing to open source softwares and has won Google Code-in twice! Late last year, he was an Entrepreneur in Residence at GSF India’s Startup Accelerator.

He’s currently working on some of his in-brain ideas while hacking around and blogging on www.Gaut.am. Hit him up!


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