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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Garima Jain

@ragdroid

`Rxify`— a simple spell for complex RxJava operators

Submitted Aug 10, 2016

This talk is about the operators which upon reading the document look daunting at first but if you get a grasp of them, they can be quite useful in almost all the apps you code. RxJava is your friend, it will make your life easier. With RxJava many complex tasks can be accomplished easily and without errors. As the title says, Rxify - you just need to cast the spells and all your work will be done. From hitting the cache-first to performing retries, just cast the spells and you are good to go.

Outline

RxJava operators are very useful but a little hard to learn at first. The task of selecting the appropriate operator for a particular scenario. The purpose of this talk will be to make the selection task easier. Giving examples of day-to-day scenarios and explanation of how to apply them. The list of the operators which I will talk about is as follows

  • map()
  • flatmap()
  • concat()
  • merge()
  • debounce()
  • take()
  • repeat()
  • zip()
  • filter()
  • retry()
  • buffer()
  • Others

I will start with the definiton of the operators, explain what it does and then list a scenario in which it can be applied. Will then show a simple code snippet of how to appy those operators. A gist of the talk that I will be presenting can be found on related blog posts on medium (Part1, Part2, Part 3 and Part 4 till now). These posts have also been published on newsletters like androiddevdigest.com importjava.org Part 3 on androiddevdigest.com

Requirements

You should be a hard-core Harry Potter Fan - Just Kidding, Just come :)

Speaker bio

I am an IIT Jodhpur post-graduate and currently working as an Android Developer in Fueled Digital Media Ltd having an experience of 3 years in this domain. We work with some of the top tech startups and high profile clients such as Quizup, Porsche, Venturebeats, Gilt, HBO, Chicago Bulls, Kapture, KeyMe, Ducati, Rite Aid, Afterlight and more. Kindly refer to the links section to know more about what I have been upto.

Links

Slides

https://speakerdeck.com/ragdroid/rxify-a-simple-spell-for-complex-rxjava-operators

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