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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Kiran Chhabra

@kiranchhabra

Wake up: don't misuse notifications but engage users

Submitted Aug 4, 2016

This talk is not for product managers on how to better strategize but infact it’s for engineers and developers on how to implement their notifications and alarms so that any strategy can be implemented.
With great power comes great responsibility…. Uncle Ben told this to Spiderman!
Notifications in mobile applications is that power. It’s a great way of engaging your user to come/return to your application. But what product managers and developers sometimes miss is that an average phone has 26 applications installed. If each one of them uses this power to its most then what will happen to the user of the phone?

Worst case will be that user’s phone will be pinging with notifications all through the day, while he is in meetings, sitting with his boss or kids. He will be tempted to check the notification but will be disappointed many a times as unimportant ones are taking his eye-time. Eventually two things are possible - either he disallows the notifications or he ignores them…maybe to view them later. Both ways the apps lose.
Takeaways

In this talk we will cover
- Behavior based notifications: basis user’s response, an algorithm controls the frequency of showing a notification basis user’s trend of opening them.
- How to control all notifications using a Job Manager (Alarm manager is being open sourced)
- How to do all the above and in turn save user’s network and battery
- Other usecases of Job Manager

Outline

-Statistics to show the power of notifications
-Why should you care about a single user when you have millions of downloads
-What is behavior based notification
-Classic debate between Push and Pull
-Why is a framework like Job Manager needed
-How does the Job Manager work and why we open sourced it
-How to integrate Job Manager

Speaker bio

Kiran is Vice President mobile engineering at Naukri.com. More than 14 years of industry experience.
Patent approved in US patent office. Published technical papers

Slides

http://www.slideshare.net/secret/D0ckJos2RHPpsB

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