DroidCon Montreal 2015

DroidCon Montreal

DroidCon Montreal was AWESOME.  Hands down the best Android conference I’ve ever attended.  There were so many great speakers and sessions that shared tips on Android from the community level instead of straight from Google (like Google I/O).  I felt like I was at a hollywood party with all of these amazing developers that I look up to and use their code in my own projects.

I am going to be doing a series which will touch on the cool things I learned from the conference and go into detail on each.  Here are the topics I hope to cover and as I write posts, I will link them here.

  • Debug Modes for Android Apps
  • Leveraging RxJava
  • Writing Gradle Plugins
  • Monitoring App Crashing with Crashlytics
  • GRPC grpc.io
  • Charles Proxy charlesproxy.com
  • Images on Android w/Picasso, Thumbor & More
  • Testing on Android
  • Material Design & Transitions
  • SDK & Android Library Design
  • Supporting Offline Apps
  • Recycler View

In the meantime, checkout the keynote from Jesse Wilson and Jake Wharton about Open Source.

About Me

I have been creating web pages since 1997 and writing software professionally since 2004.  I started a company called Handstand Technologies in 2010 so I could build awesome mobile and web applications for clients.  I now also work at Capital One and specialize in Android development on their Mobile Payments team.  You can find me at meetups, conferences and hackathons as an attendee or as a presenter.

When I’m not working, I enjoy traveling and doing Handstands in new places.

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-Sam Edwards