Droidcon is a global developer conference series and a network focusing on the best of Android. The idea behind Droidcon is to support the Android platform and create a strong network for developers and companies. The 2nd edition of Droidcon Boston takes place from March 26-27 2018, 2017 at Calderwood Pavillion. Droidcon Boston 2017 had over 30 speakers speaking over 2 days, as well as birds of a feather session, panel, and a party! Droidcon Boston is part of the global Droidcon community with around 20 Droidcons worldwide in 2016.
Annyce is an Android Google Developer Expert. She has spent the past 6 years developing applications for the Android ecosystem across multiple form factors. She is also a international conference speaker and author, sharing her knowledge of Android development with others. In addition, Annyce is active in the Washington, DC tech scene and assists with running a local meetup focused on Android development and design.
Think of an Android expert. Why do you consider this person an expert? “She knows a lot about Android”, you say. But how do you know? You know because she shares her knowledge, through blogs, talks, StackOverflow etc.Experts are just that, people who share their knowledge. Sharing puts you in a positive feedback loop: the more you share, the more knowledgeable you become. Let me walk you through some concrete steps you can take to start sharing and build up your expertise.
Nathan Eagle is the CEO and co-founder of Jana, the largest provider of free Internet in emerging markets. Born out of his time as a Fulbright professor in Kenya, Nathan began Jana from the insight that smartphones can be used not only for global communication, but also data sponsorship. He founded Jana with a simple, yet powerful mission—to make the Internet free for the next billion. Nathan saw first-hand how affordable mobile data empowers users in these markets through his work teaching app development at the University of Nairobi, Kenya. It was there that Nathan and his students created an SMS system that became the technical infrastructure of Jana. Nathan realized that the sponsored-data model can both power smartphones and empower users. Nathan graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in mechanical engineering and master’s degrees in management science and engineering and electrical engineering. His Ph.D. from the MIT Media Laboratory on Reality Mining was declared one of the “10 technologies most likely to change the way we live” by the MIT Technology Review. He was also named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum in 2014.