Android Dev Summit 2019

Android Dev Summit 2019 just wrapped up, and I have to say I had a really great time. I love the 100% Android focus, and I appreciate the direct access to Googlers, devices, tools, and announcements. Unlike Google I/O, Android Dev Summit is not an overwhelmingly large affair. It’s big enough to provide loads of […]

Google I/O 2018 Recap

This was my first Google I/O, and I must say, it was quite an experience. I went in to the week excited for new announcements and to maybe get my hands dirty with new tools/features. That all happened, but a week removed from the event it’s not the big announcements that have stuck with me […]

Experiences of a first-time conference speaker

The notion of conference speaking both excites & scares me. I just gave my first 2 android conference talks When I finally worked up the courage to submit conference talk proposals, I did so with the intention of documenting the speaking process if I were selected. I hoped that by openly sharing my experiences that […]

ChicagoRoboto 2018

I had the great fortune of attending ChicagoRoboto this week.  I really had a terrific time learning, meeting new people, speaking, and playing with Legos 🙂. Check out my ChicagoRoboto 18 Twitter Moment   Let’s start off with some well deserved high praise Jorge Coca 💙 on Twitter What I like about @chicagoroboto is that it gathers, […]

Droidcon Boston 2018

    I recently attended (and spoke at) Droidcon Boston 2018.  I had a terrific time, and thought it was a wonderful event.  Here are a few of my favorite parts. Droidcon Boston Conference Agenda Droidcon Boston Twitter Organizers Friendly Helpful Passionate The entire team of organizers, volunteers and sponsors were so awesome!  Their passion […]

Stay Up to Date as an Android Developer

As an Android developer, it’s useful to know about the latest tools, tips, and trends. Here are a number of my favorites ways of staying up to date in the world of androiddev.     Weekly Newsletter   Android Weekly Newsletter This is probably my single favorite way to stay up to date because it […]

preparing to share an honest look at preparing my first conference talks

preparing to share: freaking out a little

Does public speaking excite you and yet make you freak out a little? It sure does for me. As my first conference talks draw closer, I’m starting to have small waves of anxiety & doubt at the prospect of speaking about Kotlin to a room full of people. They are infrequent, but in the moment, I […]