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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Anirudh S


Building your next Android app in React Native

Submitted Aug 9, 2016

As developers, it is very important for us to be on the lookout for frameworks, libraries & other tools that will help improve our work. React Native is an upcoming framework that attempts to solve multiple problems at once. Reusable code across Android & iOS, faster build times, established development patterns like React make React Native something worth exploring and understanding.

If you’re an Android developer, come to see what it takes to build your next Android app in React Native. If you’re a Web developer instead, you’ll get a quick peek into building Android apps with JavaScript, without having to worry about Java & native Android components.


React Native is a growing platform and it may or may not make sense for you to jump into it right away. We will begin this talk by exploring when it makes sense for you to build an app in React Native

Then, we will discuss how to migrate your Android development knowledge to React Native:

  • Different mental model: How React Native renders and why its important
  • Individual components: Android views vs React Native components
  • View controller logic: Activities & Fragments vs Pages & Routes
  • Networking
  • Storage
  • Build times: Gradle builds vs React Native’s instant builds

We will take an example app written in both, Android & React Native and discuss the pros & cons of React Native.

We will also briefly discuss the effort involved in porting your existing Android app to React Native and also see how React Native enables code sharing between Android & iOS.

By the end of the talk, you will have a first-hand experience of understanding how an app is built with React Native and you’ll be more empowered to decide if React Native is suitable for you.


Good knowledge of Android development (Android developer) or decent knowledge of building web apps with React (Web developer)

Speaker bio

I have been part of the Mobile development scene since 2011, since his time with WordPress on their Android app as part of the Google Summer of Code program. I at Microsoft in the Visual Studio team where he also wrote a few hobby Windows Phone apps.

I went on to take my mobile development hobby full-time, by joining Tenmiles as a Mobile developer. I worked on a couple of Android apps and also maintained HelpStack, an open source Android & iOS library.

Recently, I joined Hasura as a Senior Mobile Platform Engineer where I work on Android & iOS apps and also write SDKs. Overall, I am experienced in Android, iOS and Windows Phone and also familiar with React Native.

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