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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Shreyansh Pandey


Logging the Right Way

Submitted May 11, 2016

Let’s face it: logging these days has become a mandate for most applications. Without logging, where, what, and how of your application is in the user’s hand. And then there are the bugs. Irreproducible ones, on the top of that. Now, while scary, logging is neccessary for solving the bugs in your application; streamlining the user experience and what not. Sadly, logging solutions are expensive and a pain to set up (sometimes). In this talk, we’ll turn back to our old friend: open source, and we’ll setup an entire log accumulation, management, and analysis solution from ground up. And later, we’ll learn how to hook that up to our shiny, new Android applications.


  • Introduction

    • What is logging?
    • Why it might affect you
    • Wrong ways of doing it
    • Right (but expensive) ways of doing it
  • Taking a look at the logging solutions available

  • Turning to Open Source

    • A quick run down of logging tools available
    • A comparison of different logging stacks
    • Why you might want to set up your own infrastructure
  • Getting Started With the Setup

    • Introduction to MongoDB, Elasticsearch
    • Introduction to Graylog2
    • Setting up MongoDB, Elasticsearch
    • Setting up Graylog2
  • Quick rundown of Graylog

    • Runthrough of the Web Interface
    • Dashboards
    • Management
    • Streams
    • Inputs
  • Analysing Data

  • Defining and Consuming an Input

    • Defining an Input
    • Consuming the Input
  • Introduction to Dashboard

    • Introduction to Parsers
    • Setting up an Input Parser
    • Consuming the Parsers
    • Setting up a Dashboard
  • Streams

    • Introduction to Streams
    • Setting up a stream
    • The what, the why, and the when of streams
    • Consuming a stream
  • Implementing the Logging Framework

    • In a Node.js RESTful API
    • In an Android Application
  • Further Considerations

  • Conclusion

  • QA


All you should have is a laptop, and a free, open mind, ready to tinker around with some cool, new stuff!

Speaker bio

A 17-year old developer, technology enthusiast and DevOps lover. For the past 5 years, I have tinkered around with systems, written backends in languages ranging from PHP to Node. Personally, I love taking up challenges and love teaching as well. DevOps and backend development are two of my most favorite fields, but the problem is the fact these amazing tools and standards have a very steep learning curve and, thus, new comers are often terrified, to say the least; therefore, teaching something as advanced as possible with as little technicality (in language, that is) has been my long time love. Although young, I promise that the talk will be nothing short of crisp; filled with humour and the zeal to learn more.

I have dealt with logging services. And it is a nightmare. From New Relic, to Loggly; what not. After searching, and searching (and coffee), I came to Graylog. It was really simple to use, but really powerful on the top of that. I thought that there is no harm in teaching what I have learnt the hard way.

Currently, I make (and break) things at Gamezop as their Backend and Infrastructure Lead.


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