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.


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.


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.

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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Nishant Verma


Building quality in for rapidly growing mobile app

Submitted Aug 9, 2016

Learn to design test strategy when your app is about to hit a million downloads


  • Test Strategy for app in ‘nascent stage’
  • Manual testing suffices
    • Professionals not needed
  • Prime strategy is to release
  • Traits of rapidly growing mobile app

    • Rapid feature upgrade
    • Need for fast feedback and continuous testing
    • Where to test and how much to test
    • keeping product team in sync with fast paced development
  • Addressing challenges

  • Rapid feature upgrade
  • what to automate
    • how much to automate
    • maintenance and addition
  • Continuous Testing

    • Fast feedback
    • Core vs. Comprehensive feedback
    • where to run the test
  • Device Coverage

    • Addressing both iOS + Android
    • Write once execute anywhere
    • More feedback in less time, think ‘parallel’
    • Choose your device set wisely than just hop into cloud
  • Collaboration

    • Involving product team
    • Sharing Report and Analysis
    • Socialise test result and report

Speaker bio

Nishant is co-founder of TestVagrant Technologies. It’s a service start-up addressing testing solution for B2C companies with focus on Mobile and Web and help companies deliver faster and reliably.

Nishant has 11 years of experience in Software Development and testing.He has worked with IT companies like ThoughtWorks Inc., Aditi Technologies and Altisource.Nishant has authored a reference book on how to use Appium for automating Android App using Java and is available on Gitbook for free download. It has received close to 200K views, 37K readers online and has been downloaded around 2K times.

Nishant will be co-presenting with Sukesh Kumar. Sukesh is one of the founding partners of TestVagrant. Prior to starting up his own company Sukesh was employed with ThoughtWorks for 10 years.

Sukesh served ThoughtWorks as a Lead Consultant (Quality Analyst). He has demonstrated experience in working with multiple tools and also developing frameworks. In addition to this he has a good working knowledge of various testing techniques and methodologies. He has also authored a book on Building a Test Framework Using Cucumber-JVM and is available for free on gitbook.


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droidconIN is an annual conference on Android, part of the worldwide series of events. more