Last week I flew to Lisbon, Portugal to the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) to speak and attend SINFO 24, a week-long, non-profit conference run by IST students for IST students, consisting of an employer expo, workshops, and keynotes.
This post is a consummate love letter to SINFO 24 and its coordinators starting with some quick facts about why I loved SINFO so much.
tl;dr: Bigger. Hotter. Line-ier. Daydream. Google Home. Firebase everywhere! We get to name Android N? Android Studio gets more amazing tools! Android Wear 2.0 cometh. Some of the most awesome people I know in the world coming from all over to one place.
On April 7th and 8th, I attended and spoke at Droidcon Italy 2016 in lovely Torino, Italy. For me Torino was both a first time in Italy and a first European Droidcon.
The content was fantastic with a few common threads running through different sessions. One of these threads was the role of the developer in UX. By far the best thing that I took home from Torino is an empowering feeling that developers and designers share equal and important roles in building UX.
This week's Android Dialogs is our final video from DroidKaigi 2016: a recap of our adventures in Japan and at DroidKaigi. Hope you enjoy it as well as our four interviews with DroidKaigi staff (who were so awesome to spare time in their busy, conference-running schedule to chat with us).
On March 2, 2016 the Google Experts Program accepted me as a Technology/Android expert. I feel incredibly grateful, excited, and lucky to now be a GDE. Throughout my Android life, I have relied on the contributions of GDEs to help me fix weird and nasty bugs, discover the new and sexy, learn good/best practices, and understand the inner workings of the framework.
I can only hope that I can help other devs even half as much as the GDEs have helped me.
Last week I both visited Japan for the first time and spoke at DroidKaigi 2016. I have virtually zero ability to properly articulate how much I enjoyed the trip. However, I will attempt a small recap with more than moderate amounts of gushing.