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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Leena S N

Leena S N

@leenasn

Learnings from building Custom MDM

Submitted Oct 19, 2015

Objective of the talk is to share the learnings on managing high scale enterprise deployments

Outline

This talk is about sharing the learnings while developing a Custom MDM [Mobile Device Management] solution we built for one of our customers. The major challenge involved was that the Android Tablets, with a Custom ROM, get installed in a remote location with hardly any access to the device after the initial setup.

The tablets run an app, which are deployed across various clinics across the US, delivers educational content for patients. Both the content for the app and the app itself needed to be managed remotely from a central location. The MDM solution needed to be very reliable with a very high uptime for the tablets.

The major learnings that I want to cover are:

  • How we automated the setup of Android tablets to be deployed to the field by creating a Custom ROM.
  • How the Continuous Delivery engineering practices helped us:
    • Deliver stable product on a frequent basis
    • Feature Toggles allowed us to turn features on/off for quick experiments
    • Create collaboration and ownership among the team as the same team was responsible for development and deployment
    • The challenges we faced for deployments and how did we overcome those

Please find the Mindmap with the outline of the talk here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/a3ai50b50qtwoij/custom_mdm.png?dl=0

Speaker bio

Leena is the Head of Engineering @ Multunus. She was bitten by the TDD bug a couple of years ago. Having done enough TDD in Ruby/Rails, Javascript and Android, she’s moved onto Continuous Delivery (CD) in a big way - even spoke about CD in multiple conferences. She had conducted workshops on TDD and CD during as part of the pevious HasGeek conferences.

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