You are: A software professional interested in getting up to speed with Android. You want a crash course in mobile development that allows you to jump in and develop apps immediately, guided by experts in the Android field. Whether you're completely new to Android or looking for a refresher course using the latest Android SDK and tools, this camp is for you.
You have: Real world Java experience, a willingness to learn and a laptop. Optional, but recommended: Bring an Android device for testing purposes, with its USB cable for tethering and debugging.
What to expect: We'll move at a fast pace and develop a fully fledged app from start to finish by the end of camp. We begin with a tour of the most important Android tools and when to use them. You'll get tips and tricks for developing apps quickly and correctly. There will be cheat sheets, but no quizzes! You will leave knowing a lot more about Android than when you sat down in the morning and you'll prepared to make the most of the Voices That Matter: Android Developer Conference.
by Brian Hardy
Anyone who has downloaded the Android SDK has some basic experience with the development tools, but there are many more avenues to explore to get a great experience when developing your apps. In this session, we'll discuss everything from the basics of navigating and using Eclipse and the ADT to advanced shortcuts and techniques for improving your coding and your code. In addition, we'll take a tour of some excellent third-party libraries and tools that can make development, testing and performance analysis a breeze.
9th–10th February 2012