droidconIN 2015

The fifth edition of droidconIN

From its humble beginnings as a mobile OS 6 years ago, Android is now the most popular operating system (of any kind) in the world.

2015 is the year of Android breaking out of mainstream smartphones and tablets and moving into all kinds of unique devices like IoT, Wearables, Automotive, TV, etc.

droidconIN 2015 wants to talk about how we can push these boundaries even further.

What we are looking for

Core Development

Critical, hardcore Android. What an Android developer faces day-to-day.

Things like: New development techniques/methods/concepts, UI/UX, build tools(Gradle, Maven, Ant), useful hacks/libraries, cross platform development


Android in enterprise. How Android development inside large organizations work.

Things like: Testing, Security, Deployment, Custom builds(ROMS)


Android applications for consumers, preferably in an Asia/South Asia context.

Things like: Communication, Information, Games, Android Wear/TV

Beyond handhelds

Android outside the mainstream smartphones and tablets.

Things like: Home Automation, Automotive, Gaming, Embedded systems, Machine-to-Machine


Everything in the Play Store ecosystem.

Things like: Discovery, Monetization, Licensing, Consumer marketing strategies

The bleeding edge of Android development

Things like: New frameworks, APIs, Hardware

App Demos

Demonstrations, discussions and community engagements around Android Apps.

Come to Droidcon India 2015 to discuss how you’ve tackled each of these issues.

Criteria to submit

You must be a practising developer or designer and are expected to present original work that your peers — this event’s audience — recognise as being notable enough to deserve a stage.

If you are excited about someone’s work and believe it deserves wider recognition, we recommend you contact them and ask them to submit a proposal.

Selection Process

Proposals will be filtered and shortlisted by an Editorial Panel. We will notify you if your proposal is shortlisted. We urge you to add links to videos / slide decks when submitting proposals. This will help us understand your past speaking experience. Blurbs or blog posts covering the relevance of a particular problem statement and how it is tackled, will help the Editorial Panel better judge your proposals.

Proposers must submit presentation drafts as part of the selection process to ensure that the talk is in line with the theme of the conference, and to help the editorial panel build a strong line-up for the event.

There is only one speaker per session. Entry is free for selected speakers. HasGeek will provide a bursary to cover part of your travel and accommodation in Bangalore. Bursaries are limited and made available to speakers delivering full sessions (40 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.

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.

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.

We are no longer accepting proposals. The deadline for submissions was Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

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Hari (ഹരി)

@haricm Proposing

Android Basics Workshop

Submitted Nov 19, 2015

Interested in learning how to create Android apps? This Android training course is designed to quickly get you up to speed on how to build Android apps for Android devices.


Android being the most widely used mobile OS, getting an App up and running on it would be a wise first step to take into the world of mobile app development. Keeping this in mind and the ever increasing demand for skilled Android developers in the industry, we are organizing a two-day Beginner level Android dev workshop.

###Day 1

####Session 1 - Anenth Guru

  • Intro to Android, Hello World, IDE setup

####Session 2 - Anenth Guru

  • Activity, UI components, layout, illustration with simple calculator

####Session 3 - Arun

  • Multi-screen activity interactions / navigations using Intents, illustration with simple ToDo app
  • Interaction with system applications - Contacts, gallery, share via (Intent filters)

####Session 4 - Arvind

  • Activity Lifecycle
  • Broadcast receiver illustration with handling of system broadcasts - system reboot, wifi / data switch, battery low

###Day 2

####Session 1 - Anenth

  • Location services (different ways in accessing lat-long, plotting current location on map) and Network APIs illustration with reverse lookup of Geo coordinates to address

####Session 2 - Arvind

  • Android services, background service, illustration through integration with REST API in the backend

####Session 3 - Arun

  • Working with Persistence storage, preferences, SQLite, Content provider

####Session 4 - Anenth Guru

  • Prototyping (idea to wireframes to implementation) and Google Play Store submission



  • Core Object Oriented programming preferably in Java.
  • Exposure to IntelliJ IDE would be useful.
  • It is recommended that participants go through IntelliJ tutorial and practice OOP in Java including the collection library and multi-threaded programming.

Speaker bio

###Anenth Guru
Anenth has been building apps on Android for the past 5 years. He started with mobile app development while he co-founded his earlier startup - Ideophone, where he built location aware apps for the Indian market. Currently works at Zendrive, a startup building a Driver Analytics platform. He loves participating in Hackathons and he has lost count of the number of events he attended in Bangalore in the past few years :)
###Arunkumar Krishnamoorthy
Arun is a hands-on solution architect with more than 15 yrs of Sofware Development experience on open source stack encompassing HTML5/Javascript*, JavaEE/NodeJS, Relational/NoSQL, EAI, distributed computing on Hadoop and Mobile application development on Android. Arun is an avid learner and passionate mentor delivering various technology workshops including Android at different leading IT companies in Bangalore. Arun has built an Android app for his school collaboration portal “Paatashaala” as well as helped a startup to build an app for mico finance institution for the field agents.
###Arvind Devaraj
Arvind worked extensively on Android Graphics, GPU Programming and OpenGL drivers at Nvidia. He is co-founder of Hyperbook (getbook.co), a product for organizing and visualizing every byte of user’s information using Mind-maps. He also co-founded Limitless, a popular Chrome extension for hacking online productivity. He loves to meet people at hackathons, conferences and meetups.


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