droidconIN 2016

The sixth edition of droidconIN

Sixth edition of droidconIN.

droidconIN is part of the world wide series of conferences that happens in London, Paris, Berlin, Netherlands, Tunis, Ankara and Brussels. The first edition of droidconIN was at Bangalore in Nov 2011. The second edition in Nov 2012 was featuring General & Specialized Topics, Native + HTML5 and App Demos. The 2013 edition was about Systems, UX, Gaming, Business and App Demos. The 2014 edition featured dedicated tracks for deep dives into UI/UX, Data sync & versioning, App Demos and hardware. The 2015 edition had advanced technical talks with an emphasis on developing for resource contraint regions like India.

Format

This edition spans two days of talks. We are inviting talk proposals for:

  • Full-length 40 minute talks.
  • Crisp 15 minute talks.
  • Sponsored sessions, 40 minute and 15 minute durations (limited slots available; subject to editorial scrutiny and approval).
  • Hands-on Workshop sessions, 3 and 6 hour duration.

Selection process

Proposals will be filtered and shortlisted by an editorial panel. 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.

Selection process is stringent and we follow the procedure outlined in this flowchart:
Selection Process Flowchart

A talk is NOT confirmed till speakers recieve explicit communication from us saying that it is.

A talk can be rejected at any stage by us if we feel the speaker will not fit in the conference for the year. A talk can be canceled by the speaker at any time for any reason. (We would appreciate it, of course, if it isn’t at the last moment.) Please note that selected speakers must mandatorily participate in two rounds of rehearsals before the conference. This not only helps us adhere to the HasGeek format and quality, but also helps speakers prepare better for the intended audience.

There is only one speaker per session. Entry is free for those who are selected. Due to budgetary constraints, we prefer speakers closer to home. But if we think you stand out, we’ll provide a grant to cover part of your travel and accommodation to Bangalore. Grants are limited and are made available to speakers delivering full sessions (40 minutes or longer) only.

Topics

Updated (6th September, 2016): We are currently looking for talks in the following topics:

  • Toolchains - What’s the latest in developer toolkits to help with build systems (Gradle, Buck, etc), speeding up the dev feedback loop, etc.
  • Kotlin - An experienced speaker to help breakdown what Kotlin is, why and who should use it.
  • Firebase - A case study of Firebase in an medium/large app, with insights on it’s benefits, drawbacks, and when/where it makes sense.
  • Everything else - Anything else of relevance to an Android developer that we might have missed out.

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 for it to be available under a permissive open source licence. If your software is commercially licensed or available under a combination of commercial and restrictive open source licences (such as the various forms of the GPL), please consider picking up a sponsorship. We recognise 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.

Contact

For more information about speaking proposals, tickets, and sponsorships, contact info@hasgeek.com or call +91-7676332020.

Important dates

Deadline for submitting proposals:

  • Proposal submission deadline(updated): 19 September 2016
  • Schedule announcement: 10 October 2016
  • Conference dates: 10 and 11 November 2016

We expect you to submit an outline of your proposed talk – either in the form of a mind map, a text document or draft slides along with your submission. You can edit your submission at any time.

Proposal submissions are now closed.

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Chandrapal

@bnchandrapal

Android Security with Android Tamer

Submitted Jul 3, 2016

Android - an operating system which was initially planned for digital cameras, has become the world’s most popular mobile platform in a short period of time. Although originally designed for smartphones, it now powers tablets, TVs, and wearable devices. Android is being developed at a breathtaking pace. Each new release brings a better UI, performance improvements, and a host of new features which are typically blogged about and dissected in excruciating detail by Android enthusiasts

We use it in our daily lives for our most basic needs - from shopping and booking movie tickets to huge bank transactions. There’s a lot of development going on Android platform as well as the apps. The concentration is on making the app more user-friendly by giving it a very good UI, but not every app developer / company checks the security of the apps. When the app has huge functionalities it is difficult for one to find the bugs. Cybercriminals make use of this carelessness to make money for themselves. Creating malware and trojans to steal banking and other credentials are a few popular ways to make money. If a severe vulnerability is found, a successful exploit could be made to misuse the app. So here comes the role of Android Security.

There are various OS and platforms (both open source and proprietary) for Android app testing. Android Tamer is one such virtual platform (VM) based on Debian 8. It is completely open source and also open to users suggestions. Complete information on AndroidTamer is at https://androidtamer.com/ and any issues (or suggestions) could be reported at https://github.com/AndroidTamer/Tools_Repository/issues

FAQ :

What is the presentation all about ?
This talk will be focused on the security aspect of Android apps development. There are lot of developers who focus on the UI of apps but very few consider the security as an important aspect. The seriousness of security is not understood by everyone. This talk will atleast make you aware of the importance of Android security.

What can one learn from this ?
- Introduction to android security
- Introduction to bug hunting (& bug bounties, if lucky)
- Automated testing of apps
- Introduction to Reverse Engineering & Malware Analysis

Are there any prerequisites for the talk ?
This talk will be made as simple as possible. It is better if you know the basics of Android (both OS and app functioning).

Are proprietary softwares taking part in the talk ?
Android Tamer is completely open source and the tools present in it are almost open source. There is no proprietary software involved in this talk.

I am impressed by AndroidTamer, can I get it now ?
You could download AndroidTamer at its website https://androidtamer.com/. The latest version AndroidTamer 4 is 5.1 GB .ova file. If you cannot download such a huge file, and you already have a Debian 8 virtual (or base) machine, you could follow the steps given at https://tools.androidtamer.com/General/repo_configure/

Outline

  • Introduction to Android Security
  • Android Internals
  • Recent Attacks on Android
  • Effective way of Android app development
  • Introduction to Android Tamer
  • Open Source Tools for making Android secure
  • Automated tools
  • Demos
  • Conclusion

Requirements

You could try downloading Android Tamer 4 from the website, or just meet me to get a copy of it :D

Speaker bio

Security Enthusiast interested in Android, WebApps and all electronic device security. Founder of “Hack with Github” (@HackwithGithub) https://github.com/Hack-with-Github - an initiative to spread the awareness of Open source hacking tools to everyone.

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