Android Development in 2020

Through each new surprise and challenge of 2020, the Android development community continues to move forward. Whether it be new tools and libraries, updates to Kotlin, or the developer community adapting to a new normal

Speaking at Øredev 2019 – Automate All The Things

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I had a great time speaking at Øredev Developer Conference today in Malmö, Sweden. Øredev is quite a bit larger than the typical conference I’m used to speaking at, so it’s been a fun “out of my comfort zone” experience. Øredev treats their speakers very well, and we’ve had a great time so far.

Here are the slides from my talk “Automate All The Things”

Android Dev Summit 2019

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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 valuable content and amazing developers, but small enough that you can actually take it all in.

How To Get The Most Out Of Attending A Tech Conference

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1️⃣ Above All Else

If you take nothing else away from this post, I hope you may at least consider the following as a framework for how to approach a conference, a meetup, or any other gathering of peers where you plan to learn something.

Learn 3 New Things, and Meet 3 New People

That’s it.

What do Android devs wish they had known?

What do Android developers wish they would have known when starting out? I have my own thoughts, but I was curious what others in the Android community had to say. So, I asked. preping my #chicagoroboto talk this weekend would love to include community examples of challenges or "things you wish you would have known"…

Google I/O 2018 Recap

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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 (though I do have my eye on Android Studio running on a Pixelbook 😉)

No, a week later I keep coming back to these 2 phrases:

“make good things together”

“build things that matter”

 

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