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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Ishan Khanna


Roasting Google APIs on a Firebase to create Uberritos

Submitted Aug 10, 2016

This talk would help developers learn how to create an Uber like app within hours and zero lines of backend code leveraging the capabilities Firebase - a realtime database in the cloud as a data provider and Google Maps, Places and Directions APIs as a case study for the sample app.


The Firebase Backend - where the data is brewed.

  • What is firebase?
  • How to setup a firebase project?
  • An overview of the Firebase Android SDK.
  • In depth discussion about the new capabilities of Firebase as a Case Study sample of an Uber like app
    • Analytics - Get more insights from your app.
    • Remote Configurations - A/B Testing, bring it on.
    • Notifications - A one stop solution for GCM to all your clients.
    • Crash Reporting - Wouldn’t it be cool to see your app analytics data and crashes in the same dashboard, time to ditch Fabric ;)
    • Dynamic Deeplinks - Yes, its yelling growth now!

In the end I’d like to see everyone filled with joy knowing the fact how easy it is to pull out a project like uber with such ease.

Speaker bio

I am a passionate product enthusiast and self-taught developer who loves open source technologies, tech conferences, and hackathons.

Currently as an Android Engineer at Musoni Services (Amsterdam, Netherlands), I am helping eradicate poverty from the world one line of code at a time. I am also PMC member at Apache Fineract Project, Android Code maintainer at Mifos Initiative. I successfully graduated as a Google Summer of Code Intern in 2014 under Mifos and in 2015 under XMPP Standards Foundation and mentoring students at Google Summer of Code (2016) this year.
Previously I’ve worked at SnipClip (VP Technology), Inshorts(Android Engineer) and SeekSherpa (Product Specialist)

Previously I have been a speaker at the following places :

  • FOSSASIA in Singapore (March, 2016) on “How to write plugins for Android Studio.”
  • Mifos Tech Days in Amsterdam, Netherlands (March, 2016) on “Mobile First with Fineract.”
  • GSOC Meetup by Google Developers Group - New Delhi (March, 2016)
  • GSOC Meetup in NSIT (January, 2016)
  • Droidcon in Bangalore (December, 2015) workshop on “How to write plugins for Android Studio.”
  • Global Mifos Summit in Sharjah, U.A.E (March, 2015) on “Mifos Android Client - Architecture, and how to leverage the app to develop features for your organisation (Mifos Partners).”
  • GSOC Meetup in Delhi Technological University (January, 2015) on “How to get into Google Summer of Code”
  • GSOC Meetup in Jamia Milia Islamia and Jaypee Institute of Information Technology (2014) on “How to use open source android libraries to increase productivity while developing android apps.”

Github - https://github.com/ishan1604
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ishankhanna


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