Coming back for its 6th year, AndroidTO will be taking place at MaRS Discovery District on December 1st, 2015 as a part of the global Google DevFest initiative.
What can you expect from this year's conference?
As a part of the Women Techmakers initiative, AndroidTO registration is available for 50% off for Women TechMakers - Application Form here.
As with AndroidTO conferences in the past, you can expect a group of speakers sharing insight into the latest technologies and techniques, representing companies and and organizations that are defining our future.
The AndroidTO Alumni of speakers includes an incredible roster from companies such as Google, Tumblr, Cyanogen, Facebook, 500px, Adobe, just to name a few...
Introduced by popular request at last year's AndroidTO, this year's event will again feature a some workshop options for attendees looking for a hands-on experience with some of the technologies on display.
|8:00 - 8:55||Doors Open - Registration|
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|9:15 - 10:00||
|10:10 - 10:55||
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|12:00 - 13:30||
|Lightning Talks||Workshop Room 1||Workshop Room 2|
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|14:05 - 14:35||
|14:40 - 15:10||
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|15:40 - 16:25||
|16:35 - 17:05||
|17:15 - 18:00||
|Schedule Subject to Change|
The development experience for Android is advancing at an unprecedented rate. Things aren't perfect, but compared to one, two, or even five years ago the amount of resources available to developers today is astounding. This talk will feature a look at all of the resources available from Google and others, and how to keep yourself up-to-date with them. Knowing where to find resources is not enough, however. Tips and tricks will be shared for figuring out which ones are appropriate to use so that your application becomes the best that it can be.
Android developer for Square working on Square Cash. Has a long-time severe allergy to boilerplate code and for years has been raising awareness on the issue as well as leading efforts to eradicate this horrible disease that plagues modern developers.
Google Developer Advocates (Ray Tsang, Bret McGowen, Francesc Campoy, and Kathy Kam) built a system that uses 19 Nexus 6 cameras to capture images from different angles all at the same moment to create a 180 degree spinning video of a person jumping in the mid-air. You can see many of them on Twitter https://twitter.com/googlecloudspin.
But wait, the Android phones may introduce some unknown delays when taking a photo, so it is impossible to take images all the same moment Join this session to learn how we capture the images with the Camera2 API, coordinated all the Android phones with Firebase, and processed large amount of data in the Google Cloud Platform to produce the final result.
Ray is a Developer Advocate for the Google Cloud Platform. Ray had extensive hands on cross-industry enterprise systems integration delivery and management experiences during his time at Accenture, managed full stack application development, DevOps, and ITOps. Ray specialized in middleware, big data, and PaaS products during his time at Red Hat while contributing to open source projects, such as Infinispan. Aside from technology, Ray enjoys traveling and adventures.
In this talk learn four components essential to developing high quality Android applications. What criteria should you use when choosing a library to include in your project? What simple changes can you adopt to improve your domain design? What tools are available to assist you in delivering high quality code? What can you start doing today to make your app more maintainable? Walk away with the tools you need to be a good Android citizen!
Annyce works as a Senior Software Engineer at The Washington Post. She has spent the past 4 years developing applications for the Android ecosystem across multiple form factors. She is active in the Washington, DC tech scene and assists with running a local meetup focused on Android development and design.
It's happening again ... A new project is due next week and the API isn’t done yet. The design guidelines are not final and the screen mockups are not ready for marketing. How you choose to react to these situations will determine the success, or demise, of this project and your mental wellbeing. How can you be proactive when you’re constantly forced into a reactionary mindset? Using a proactive mindset I was recently able to deliver on a time sensitive Android project with little to no stress. The client actually wanted to know my process to learn how it was possbile! Learning to harness this mindset as a strength to overcome complicated technical and non-technical problems will allow you to take an orthogonal trajectory on a path to success for you and your next project.
Best Selling Mobile Dev Book Author. Advisor & Consultant. Co-Host of the Fragmented podcast. Teaching #androiddev at @caster_io
A frictionless UI is the foundation for a great user experience, and at the heart of it all is the Android graphics pipeline. I'll share some lessons learned from the Second Cup Rewards app, as well as some not-so-obvious pitfalls, to help you bring lightweight and seamless graphics to your app.
Yervant is a Senior Android Developer, lending his experience in engineering, graphics, design and UX to BNOTIONS. With a background spanning film, 3D animation and electrical engineering, Yervant blends insights from design with detailed execution, to create innovative and seamless experiences.
Yervant has lead large scale projects with clients such as Second Cup, Vine, Carnival Cruise Lines, and Facebook.
Google OnHub is a recently released cloud-managed router platform. In this talk, I will provide a brief overview of the product and some of the engineering challenges that arise when developing cloud-connected, mobile-app-controlled embedded devices.
Paul leads the Waterloo team that develops the Android and iOS Google On mobile apps, as well as portions of the embedded SW for the OnHub router platform. Prior to joining Google in June 2015, Paul spent 15 years at Altera Corp, most recently as Director of Software Engineering and Site Director at Altera Toronto. He contributed to and/or lead development of FPGA architecture, chip design automation tools & methodologies, and software algorithms for timing/power/signal integrity analysis & optimization.
Paul obtained his M.Eng in ECE and BaSc in Engineering Science (Computer Option) from the University of Toronto, and is an inventor on 37 US patents.
For all those with old Android devices and the desire to live in the future. Hannah will demonstrate the simple steps behind a cheap DIY to combine information radiators with checking your hair.
Hannah currently resides in Brooklyn, helping Etsy connect buyers and sellers through Android. But half her heart is still up North. Hannah spent her Toronto years working on a menagerie of apps at Xtreme Labs, and graduated UofT CompEng. She misses Toronto’s dedication to patio season.
Looking for a tool to provide a backend for your app that is simple to get up and running quickly?
Firebase gives you everything you need whether you are building a full featured app, or looking for a quick start for a rapid prototype.
During this workshop, participants will be taken through the basics of Firebase and introduced to some of the core utilities related to its real-time database and backend as a service capabilities. Additionally, participants will have a chance to look at some of the debugging tools used when developing using Firebase.
Participants will develop a basic Android app to walk through all of the Firebase interactions.
Chris has 7+ years experience in the industry as a software engineer with companies like BNOTIONS, Intuit, and Method:CRM; working on projects such as Quickbooks and Pro Tax. Chris’ talents and enthusiasm for developing results in clean and robust code across a variety of programming languages and development environments.
Chris was previously the organizer for the Edmonton Google Developer Group, and regularly teaches and mentors a variety of topics related to programming and app development.
Getting started with Android development and Material design is aimed at developers who want to learn Android. We will start from the basics of Android development and learn our way up to creating a realtime chat app completely using material design.
This workshop can be taken even if you have never done Android development before.
Faisal Abid is an entrepreneur and engineer. He is a Google developer expert for Dart and a programming language enthusiast. Faisal loves solving software engineering challenges across the stack.
"When I started making a Cardboard App, I had a lot to learn. I didn't know much about OpenGL, things kept breaking when I changed little details... it was painful."
"Not being a very sensible person, I kept going, and I'd like to share with you some of the things I found out:"
Etienne has been an active member of the Android developer community in Montreal since 2010, and regularly devotes his time towards mentoring startups, developers and students in the mobile space. As part of the Montreal Android GDG, he organises meetups, hackathons, and gives regular talks on Android-related subjects. He's now part of the Google Developer Expert program.
Including automated UI tests in your workflow can save a lot of man hours, and help spot problems before the app gets into a user's hands. In this presentation, I'll talk about my experience with UI testing as it relates to building software for healthcare, highlight some of the issues our development team has dealt with, and talk about benefits it can have for a project.
Mark is an Android developer and part time gardener with a passion for education and empowering people through technology. He works at the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation as part of a talented team of developers, engineers, health care providers, and designers to create mobile solutions for today's complicated healthcare issues.