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

Enterprise

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

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

Consumer

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

Marketing

Everything in the Play Store ecosystem.

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

Emerging trends

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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Vagmi Mudumbai

@vagmi

Kotlin - A better Java for Android

Submitted Oct 13, 2015

Kotlin is a modern statically typed language that supports type inference, lambdas, traits, singletons, optional types for null safety and many more features that are far better than what Java offers. You will be able to appreciate Kotlin and how you can use Kotlin to build an Android application.

Outline

Kotlin is a language targeting the JVM built by JetBrains. Android Studio is built on IntelliJ IDEA which is also built by JetBrains. Kotlin is often compared to Swift and adds a lot of the features that Java misses. Kotlin runtime is quite small and the overhead is quite small and is completely worth the additional size.

This is a quick outline of the session.

  • A quick overview of Kotlin syntax
  • Basic types
  • Packages
  • Control flows
  • Classes and Objects
  • Properties
  • Generics
  • Interfaces
  • Extending Classes
  • Setup Kotlin with a Android project on Android Studio
  • Building a simple app with Kotlin, RxJava, Retrofit and Realm

Speaker bio

After building web and backend apps for 13 years, I sucked up and started building native Android and iOS apps for the past year. After working with languages like Clojure, Javascript, Haskell, Ruby, Python and Swift, Java looked comically underpowered and proved to be a big pain to work with reactive libraries like RxJava. I then started building with retrolambda but finially gave up when I discovered Kotlin. This talk shares my experience around using Kotlin to build Android applications with an expressive yet performant language.

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