Christine Abernathy(Click here for classes)
Christine is an Engineer in the Developer Advocacy team at Facebook. In this role, she is focused on supporting strategic Open Graph partnerships and helping grow the mobile developer ecosystem with an emphasis on Android, iOS, and the mobile Web. Prior to Facebook, Christine worked at MShift, a mobile banking software provider, delivering iPhone apps and mobile browser-based products. She has a long history in the mobile space, including cofounding Clickmarks (a mobile and enterprise middleware provider) in 1999. Christine has a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from MIT.
Will Bailey(Click here for classes)
For the past three years, Will has been working at Facebook building mobile applications for Android as well as iOS and HTML5. His most recent project was Facebook Home, where he was largely responsible for implementing the user interface for Cover Feed. In the process, he developed a physics-based animation system that provides a realistic sense of direct manipulation in Facebook Home and Chat Heads. Will's ongoing focus is on building delightful user interfaces on mobile.
Patrick Beaulieu(Click here for classes)
Patrick is a Senior Business Development Manager at NVIDIA, where he manages relationships with software developers in the Mobile division. He has a Computer Engineering education and more than 25 years of professional experience in the computer business with expertise in video, graphics and mobile technologies.
David Chait(Click here for classes)
David is an engineer on the Tegra Developer Technology team at NVIDIA, with more than 20 years of experience in software development. He has been involved with NVIDIA’s Tegra since it first launched, developing trade-show and customer demo applications, developer SDKs, and next-gen 3D UIs leveraging OpenGL ES. He also works with third-party developers to help their applications take advantage of Tegra platforms. Most recently, David has been a member of the SHIELD user-experience team, delivering core Android app and framework improvements.
Chiu-Ki Chan(Click here for classes)
Chiu-Ki was on the Android server team when the G1 came out. She switched to app development when she moved to the maps team, building Google Mobile Maps for Android. After brief stints in Web development at two startups, Chiu-Ki is now back at her Android roots with her own company for Android development. The first title is "Monkey Write," an app for learning Chinese writing.
Morrison Chang(Click here for classes)
Morrison is a veteran software developer currently engaged as an Integration Engineer for Medialets, where he is helping other developers add rich mobile ads to their apps on multiple platforms. He started out working on embedded programming in C and assembly at Symbol Technologies (now Motorola Solutions), slid into finance with Perl, did more C/C++, SQL and, Java (at famous and infamous names), and is now involved in mobile.
He got his G1/ADP back in 2009, and is a commit level/lead member of the skylight1 open-source project. A known face around the Android scene in New York City, Morrison has presented at BarCamp NYC and the NYPC’s Java Mobile Group. Morrison received his BS in Computer and System Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and his MS in Computer Engineering from the University of Southern California.
Dean Coclin(Click here for classes)
Dean is a Senior Director of Business Development at Symantec. He has been involved with the security of the mobile ecosystem for the past seven years, having worked with Windows Phone, Symbian, Palm OS, Java Verified and WAC. Dean has worked at several security firms in the Boston area, including CyberTrust, GeoTrust and PGP. He has a BSEE from George Washington University and an MBA from Babson College.
Luis de la Rosa(Click here for classes)
Luis is a Lead Application Developer at Capital One, making apps to help change how people interact with their money. He is a Glass Explorer and loves the device as well as Android and iOS. Read his blogs about them at luisdelarosa.com. He has led software development teams for more than a decade and loves to share his knowledge with his teammates. Luis is also active on StackOverflow so he can help other programmers around the world and give back to the community.
Prior to mobile, he had been creating Java applications throughout his entire career, leading the development of webMethods Developer, an enterprise-level IDE for B2B integration. It was originally written in Java Swing with a custom application framework, and was migrated to leverage the Eclipse framework as a series of plug-ins and features. As a result, he is very comfortable with Glass and Android Eclipse-based SDK.
Luis has also worked a variety of other technologies to round out his more than 19 years of software development experience, creating Web services in Sinatra and Rails, desktop apps on Mac OS, and client/servers in Smalltalk.
He lives in the Washington D.C. Metro area with his wife and six boys. In his spare time, he plays video games with his eldest sons.
Andres Douglas(Click here for classes)
Andres is the CEO and founder of Bakodo, one of the leading startups in the barcode scanning and mobile shopping space. He was working with barcodes before they were even cool. Before founding Bakodo, Andres worked as a software engineer at Apple (iPhone) and Google (Dapper). He graduated from Brown University with an Sc.B. in Math and Computer Science. He graduated high school from the United World College of the Atlantic, in Wales. He enjoys kiteboarding, skiing, sailing and riding motorcycles.
Bear Douglas(Click here for classes)
Bear is a Developer Advocate at Facebook, where she works with new Platform developers on their Open Graph integrations, social design, and use of Facebook's APIs and mobile SDKs. She is responsible for organizing HACKs and other developer outreach. If you want to start a Facebook developer meetup, she wants to hear from you.
James Dreher(Click here for classes)
James is the Android platform subject matter expert at BlackBerry. His current mandate is to support the BlackBerry Runtime for Android apps, while assisting developers in porting and repackaging their existing Android applications to run on the BlackBerry 10 mobile computing platform. James has also supported enterprise development through his involvement with the BlackBerry Premier Support group, as well as the Corporate Developer Program.
Frank Qixing Du(Click here for classes)
Frank is a Software Engineer at Facebook. Since Facebeook Android App v1.7.2, he has worked on various topics such as frontend UI, Faceweb, push
notifications, fragments, performance, and native news feed. He is currently working on Android projects with the growth team.
Leon Farasati(Click here for classes)
Leon is a Staff Product Manager for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. He is responsible for Qualcomm Snapdragon development platforms, including Qualcomm Snapdragon MDP and Dragonboard.
Leon has more than 10 years of experience in various design engineering and product management roles in the computing industry. Prior to joining Qualcomm, he spent six years at NVIDIA Corporation, where he was most recently a senior product manager in charge of graphics processor platforms.
Leon holds a bachelor’s of Applied Science in Computer Engineering from University of Waterloo in Canada and a Master’s Degree in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.
Elon Flegenheimer(Click here for classes)
Elon has been in the consulting and software development fields for 13 years. He is currently employed as a software architect developing a telematics platform, and he works as a freelance consultant. While he spends most of his development time working with Ruby, he has a long history with Java and also enjoys working on Android.
Marko Gargenta(Click here for classes)
Marko is the director of Twitter University, where he helps educate Twitter engineers on cutting-edge Android and other technologies. Prior to selling Marakana to Twitter, Marko was the developer of the Marakana Android Training series. He has taught Android to 1,000+ developers at companies such as Cisco, Intel, Motorola, Qualcomm, HTC, Sharp, US Department of Defense, and many others.
Marko is the author of "Learning Android," which is based on Android Bootcamp and incorporates best learning practices for new developers to start creating applications for this exciting open-source mobile platform.
Marko frequently speaks at conferences and events such as OSCON, AnDevCon, DroidCon, IEEE, ACM, and many others. He lives in San Francisco.
Garret Grajek(Click here for classes)
Garret is a CISSP-certified security engineer with more than 20 years of experience in the information-security and authentication space. As Chief Technical Officer and Chief Operating Officer for SecureAuth Corp., Garret is responsible for the strategic direction of the company’s Identity Enforcement product offerings.
Prior to cofounding SecureAuth, Garret held leadership roles at some of the world’s leading technology companies, including Cisco and IBM, where he was responsible for consumer and network security products. He also served as western region lead field engineer for RSA Security.
Garret also worked at Netegrity, where he was responsible for field implementation of Access Control products, and led installations of SiteMinder, the security suite that controls all user access to the ETrade Financial Services website. He began his career as an entrepreneur and founder of an independent programming company that specialized in operating systems and network utilities. A pioneer in the use of the Linux operating system in enterprise environments, Garret was responsible for the successful completion of numerous projects for IBM, Texas Instruments and Tandem Computers. Garret also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in computer science from the University of Texas at Austin.
Adam D.H. Grant(Click here for classes)
Adam is a partner with the Encino, Calif. law firm of Alpert, Barr & Grant. He regularly counsels clients on California and Federal law regarding online privacy. Adam provides clear and concise information on how to ensure you leverage your online and mobile app presence in the dynamic e-commerce field, while avoiding the legal field.
Robert Green(Click here for classes)
Robert is an independent video game developer from Portland who publishes mobile games under the brand Battery Powered Games. He has developed six mobile games for Android in the last two years, which include overhead 2D action games, a word puzzle game, and a 3D OTS/FPS shooter in a custom engine.
Before diving full-time into indie video game development and publishing, Robert worked for software companies in Minneapolis and Chicago, including IBM Interactive. Robert's current focus is on cross-platform game development and high-performance mobile gaming.
Joey Grover(Click here for classes)
Joey traded in his tie and Dockers in 2011 to join Livio’s quirky team of engineers and specialize in mobile tech development. At Livio, Joey specializes in mobile software development through the Livio Connect protocol.
While at Livio, he’s been behind several developments, including dynamically launching apps from hardware, connection management between Livio Connected apps, and the Livio Android development suite that premiered at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show.
Prior to joining Livio, Joey worked as an Applications Developer at IBM Global Business Services where he worked with data access and management on different project teams for IBM clients. He was also a part of Audio Enthusiasts and Engineers as a team leader where he organized and supervised the first electric drum kit build team.
Before he became a coding rock star, Joey earned his undergraduate degree in computer and electrical engineering from Michigan State University. While there, he cultivated his love for all things nerdy.
James Halpern(Click here for classes)
James is a Mobile App Developer currently working at Xtreme Labs in Toronto. After graduating from Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto, James started as a Quality Assurance Engineer and PHP server-side developer for apps on the Facebook platform. Since starting at Xtreme Labs, he has had experience with WebOS and Android, and has helped to develop the CBS Sports app for the HP Touchpad, Sprint NBA Mobile, NBA Game Time, and Viggle for Android, and is currently putting the final touches on his latest Android effort.
He is an active contributor to Android tools within Xtreme Labs, and is working on bringing several of those efforts to the open-source community. He also volunteers as a mentor for Ladies Learning Code, teaching beginner programmers the basics of development.
Chris Haseman(Click here for classes)
Chris is the lead Android developer for Tumblr. Previously, he was an early Android engineer behind the doubleTwist media player. He has been writing mobile software in various forms since 2003 and was involved in several large-scale Brew projects, from MMS messaging to Major League Baseball. He’s a faculty member of General Assembly in New York City, and just published "Creating Android Applications." He lives in Brooklyn, where he constantly debates shaving his beard.
Bob Heubel(Click here for classes)
Bob is a Haptic Technology Evangelist with Immersion Corporation, specializing in helping developers implement what is known as force-feedback, tactile-feedback or rumble-feedback effects. He holds a dozen patents in the field of Haptics and has spent more than 14 years working with developers, carriers and hardware OEMs to design and program tactile sensations into game and interaction experiences. You may have felt some of Bob’s work in Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Max Payne for Android. Bob graduated from UC Berkeley in 1989 with a BA in English Literature.
Graham Holker(Click here for classes)
Graham is an Agile Engineer at Xtreme Labs where he is the lead developer on an app for Android phones, tablets and Google TV. The app includes live streaming video, video on demand, notifications, banner and pre-roll ads, and more. It supports Android 2.2+, has more than 1 million installs, and has a 4.2-star rating on Google Play. While a graduate student at Ryerson University, Graham ran tutorials for introductory and intermediate computer science courses. Previously, Graham has been a Web developer using the Microsoft stack and, even further back, an RFID consultant.
Chris Huban(Click here for classes)
Chris, art director at Huge, works closely with the interaction design team to direct concepts and produce the visual design for some of Huge's largest initiatives, including Google, Target, TED, Lowe's, Astral and Synacor. Prior to joining Huge, Chris held senior design positions at Night Agency, SiiTE Interactive and Cendant Corporation, working with clients such as Dish Network, Keds, Purex, Hanes, Esquire and Oprah. He earned a BFA in Communication Design and Graphic Design from Pratt Institute.
Eran Kinsbruner(Click here for classes)
Eran is director of product marketing at Perfecto Mobile, the leading cloud-based mobile testing and automation company. Formerly CTO for mobile testing and Texas Instruments project manager at Matrix, Eran has been in testing since 1999 with experience that includes managing teams at Kulicke & Soffa, Sun Microsystems, General Electric, and NeuStar. The co-inventor of a test exclusion automated mechanism for mobile J2ME testing at Sun Microsystems, Eran has great experience in the mobile testing world. You can find Eran on Facebook, LinkedIn, and his professional mobile testing blog at ek121268.wordpress.com.
Corey Leigh Latislaw(Click here for classes)
Corey Leigh is currently taking a sabbatical to travel, work on creative projects, and sharpen her Android skills. Recently, as a Senior Mobile Architect at Chariot Solutions, she helped businesses in many subject domains determine their mobile needs and build their solutions. She created the Philadelphia Android Alliance, a rebel army whose mission is to conquer Apple’s market share, and cofounded a startup that builds apps for the greater good. She leads local workshops through the Android Alliance, Skillshare and Girl Develop It, and she spreads the love for Android and fragments.
Corey is passionate about encouraging broader participation in computing sciences, local food, the outdoors, photography, and living in downtown Philly. In a past life, she helped build the XfinityTV Android and iOS applications at Comcast Interactive Media, and she worked on various security projects at Cisco Systems. You can find her at coreylatislaw.com.
Dario Laverde(Click here for classes)
Dario is a senior developer evangelist at HTC. He has experience in software development for mobile, embedded, Web and enterprise. Among his various professional roles, he has worked as an Android instructor, consultant, Java architect, author and entrepreneur. Dario leads the NYC-GDG (Google Developer Group), the NYCJava JUG, and co-organizes the New York Android Developers Meetup. He also runs the New York City-based skylight1 open-source Android project group that is currently producing Google Glass projects.
Michael Ludden(Click here for classes)
Michael is Head of Developer Marketing for Samsung Developers, Samsung’s developer relations program based in the heart of Silicon Valley. A one-time developer, Michael is a frequent speaker at conferences such as CES, Mobile World Conference, IFA, Droidcon, Apps World, GDC, SXSW, TechCrunch Disrupt and more. In a previous life, Michael was a developer evangelist at HTC, and was involved at various times in development, product marketing, co-founding startups, tech show hosting, and even cruise-ship singing (don’t ask). Michael has a degree from UCLA and is thrilled to share his vision for Samsung Developers.
Jason Mark(Click here for classes)
With Jason at the helm, Gravity Switch continues to be the leader in New England in Web and mobile applications development. In addition to software design, Jason has written and collaborated on a handful of children’s books (both for himself and clients). He has also created ePub books, some of which are currently available in Apple's iBook store. Always passionate about teaching, Jason was one of the first professors of website design in the country. He even had students who commuted to Massachusetts from California to take his classes!
Geoff Matrangola(Click here for classes)
In addition to his day job leading a team developing specialized Android and iOS apps for law enforcement and the intelligence community, Geoff has two apps (Cue Sheet and QrU) on the Google Play Store. Geoff has also been an adjunct professor at Loyola University Maryland in the Computer Science Graduate Program since 2003.
Nathan Mellor(Click here for classes)
Nathan is an independent Android Developer and the author of "Android Apps for Profit." He is the CEO and Chief Developer at CritterMap Software LLC, maker of BackCountry Navigator, a top grossing app in the Travel and Local category.
Back when he had a day job, Nathan worked for Hewlett-Packard as a software engineer for 12 years. Nathan holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science from Brigham Young University. In 2010, Nathan earned a Certification in Internet Marketing from the University of San Francisco Online, including Advanced Certification in Web Analytics and Advanced Certification in Mobile Marketing.
Manfred Moser(Click here for classes)
Manfred is an experienced Android developer with a long history of developing software in the Internet, enterprise and mobile space. With a past as senior developer, consultant and mentor, he is providing services with his own little company, Simpligility Technologies.
Manfred is the founder of the Vancouver Island Java User Group, and a committer on various open-source projects. With an engineering background and teaching experience, Manfred has been presenting about various technologies at user group meetings and conferences around the world. He has a passion for agile and lean methodologies, and an interest in tools and infrastructure that helps other developers and development teams. He loves mentoring others and sharing his experience and knowledge.
Ron Munitz(Click here for classes)
Ron is an entrepreneur and a software development consultant with long history developing performance and safety critical software, leading development groups, and training application and platform developers.
He specializes in all aspects of distributed systems and Android internals, and considers himself to be lucky enough to combine most of his research interests into practice, as the founder and CTO of Nubo, the first Remote Android Workspace for the Enterprise.
When not solving complex real-world problems, Ron shares his knowledge about Mobile Security, Application development, and Android Internals all over the world.
He is the author and lecturer of the first-ever academic "Introduction to Android Internals" course, taught at Afeka College of Engineering.
Ron holds a Master's of computer science (with distinction) from Bar-Ilan University in Israel.
Mark Murphy(Click here for classes)
Mark is the founder of CommonsWare and the author of "The Busy Coder’s Guide to Android Development," among other books on Android application development. He is active in supporting the Android developer community, from answering questions on StackOverflow to publishing sample code and reusable components as open source.
A three-time entrepreneur, his experience ranges from consulting on open-source and collaborative development for the Fortune 500, to application development on just about anything smaller than a mainframe. He has been a software developer for nearly three decades, from the TRS-80 to the latest crop of mobile devices. Mark teaches Android application development worldwide for the public and for corporate customers.
Godfrey Nolan(Click here for classes)
Godfrey is founder and president of RIIS, a mobile development firm in the Detroit Metro area. He is also author of "Decompiling Android," "Decompiling Java" and the soon-to-be-published "Android Best Practices." Godfrey has spoken at JavaOne, ASP-Connections, VSLive, CodeMash, Code PaLOUsa, 1DevDay, and many local Java and .NET user groups on a wide range of topics, including continuous integration, executable requirements and mobile security.
Jason Ostrander(Click here for classes)
Jason is a Web and Mobile Software Seveloper, currently creating apps for the Nook tablet at Barnes & Noble. Prior to that, he worked on Android media sync and playback at startup doubleTwist, solved networking problems at energy management startup Sentilla, and wrote satellite communications simulations at defense company Northrop Grumman. Jason holds an MS in Electrical Engineering from UCLA. He lives with his wife in New York City.
Vijay Penemetsa(Click here for classes)
Vijay currently works at Huge as an Android developer. He has been working on an On Demand video streaming application which involves parsing large datasets on the device and a lot of custom UI. Prior to working at Huge, Vijay was a Research fellow at Rutgers University working on a multitude of Android projects where he also received his Masters degree in Computer Engineering.
Mark Peng(Click here for classes)
Mark is a Software Engineer at Facebook. After being recruited through StarCraft 2, he spent the majority of his internship working on various components of the Facebook for Android app for the version 1.8 release. Since starting full time in May 2012, he has worked largely on the Facebook native News Feed rewrite on Android and on parts of Facebook Home, dedicating most of his time to front-end UI and performance.
Pragati Ogal Rai(Click here for classes)
Pragati is the Mobile Developer Evangelist with PayPal, an eBay company. She is also a mobile and security technologist with more than 12 years of experience in mobile operating systems, mobile security, mobile payments, and mobile commerce. From working as a platform security engineer with Motorola Mobility, to designing and developing PayPal’s mobile offerings, she has extensive end-to-end experience in all aspects of mobile technology.
Pragati has dual masters in Computer Science, and has taught and trained computer science students at different levels. She is a recognized speaker at international technology events, and is often called "a geek who can speak."
Marc Richards(Click here for classes)
Marc is a former Senior Software Engineer and current Engineering Manager for Twitter's Crashlytics team. Marc manages a team of high performers who deliver amazing crash reporting tools for mobile app developers. Prior to joining Crashlytics, Marc was an independent mobile developer with apps published in Google Play and the Apple App Store. Marc has taught undergraduate math and computer science courses at Colorado State University, and has presented at numerous industry and academic conferences including AnDevCon, EclipseCon, the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO) and the International Conference on Complex Systems.
Chris Risner(Click here for classes)
Chris is a Windows Azure Technical Evangelist at Microsoft, and is focused on connecting Windows Azure with mobile apps. He has been working with iOS and Android development for the past several years. Before working in mobile development, Chris worked on many large-scale enterprise applications in Java and .NET. Chris is a prodigious learner who loves technology of all flavors, and has a vast amount of experience in Smart Clients, ASP.NET MVC, C#, Java, Objective-C, Android and iOS. You can find out more about Chris at chrisrisner.com.
Mark Scheel(Click here for classes)
Mark is the Android Platform Lead for a major consumer application in the medical vertical with
over 4 million downloads from the Google Play store. He is also President of Digital Construction, a technology consulting firm focused on Android.
As Google Glass explorer #117, Mark has experienced the exciting growth of wearables first hand as a consumer and developer of wearable experiences. A decorated former classroom teacher experienced with middle school to college age students, Mark has taught technology sessions to industry leaders around the United States,from Boston to San Francisco,
Portland, Dallas, and Denver too.
Mark has several graduate degrees and although he has finished many half IronMan triathlons, he never finished his Computer Science PhD. Mark also loves to trail run and snowboard in his home state of Colorado when he isn't hacking.
Gerry Schenk(Click here for classes)
Gerry is a Programming Instructor at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT). He has won several Instructor Awards during his 20 years there. He also has had the opportunity to teach programming for more than a year in China and a year in the Philippines through the institute’s international education program. Gerry also consults privately, and has mentored development teams in a variety of areas in the U.S. and Canada. His favorite conference prior to AnDevCon was Euroscon in Amsterdam.
Larry Schiefer(Click here for classes)
Larry is the CTO and cofounder of HiQES, a mobile, embedded and Web application-development service company. He has been a platform and application developer for Android since it was first publicly available. He is a long-time device driver, board support package, application and kernel developer for Android, Linux, Windows, and various RTOS environments. Larry has successfully led teams with the development of several new Android devices, from Bootloader up through customized applications. Additionally, Larry has developed and given technical training courses to customers and team members, bringing them up to speed quickly on new technologies.
When he is not developing new mobile and embedded software, Larry spends his time with his wife and twin sons, and in learning about new technologies. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and is a member of the IEEE.
Eric Schrag(Click here for classes)
Eric is a Sr. Android Engineer for Comcast Interactive Media in Philadelphia. He has been developing Android applications for several years and has been a key member of Comcast’s Android team that has published the XFINITY TV family of applications.
Rick Schwartz(Click here for classes)
Rick is a senior product manager at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (QTI) where he is responsible for Qualcomm Snapdragon Mobile Development Platforms. Rick has 15 years of product management experience working with hardware, software and mobile technologies. Prior to joining Qualcomm, he spent five years at NTT DoCoMo-owned PacketVideo where he managed mobile apps and connected home software. Rick also served as a product planner for desktop PCs at Gateway and he led the team at Liquid Audio who created the first secure online music distribution system back in 1997.
Jeff Seibert(Click here for classes)
Jeff, Director of Engineering at Twitter, is an experienced entrepreneur with a passion for deeply technical Internet software. Previously, Jeff was the CEO of Crashlytics, which he cofounded in 2011. Crashlytics, which was acquired by Twitter in January, delivered crash-analysis tools for iOS and Android apps via an SDK that reaches hundreds of millions of mobile devices worldwide.
In 2007, Jeff cofounded Increo and served as its COO and lead architect until its acquisition by Box in August of 2009. He subsequently oversaw the integration of Increo's document preview and annotation technologies into the company's cloud-based content platform.
Jeff gained experience at Apple in both marketing and engineering capacities, and led Stanford University's Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders seminar series as co-coordinator. He was selected as a Mayfield Fellow in 2007 and received a B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University in 2008.
Doug Sillars(Click here for classes)
Doug is the mobile application optimization lead on the AT&T Developer Advocacy team. He has been a principal technical member of the AT&T Developer Program for nearly 10 years, initially helping developers build mobile websites on VERY early handsets. For the last four years, he has been leading AT&T’s efforts to help speed up mobile apps while also preserving smartphone battery life. Prior to his time at AT&T, Doug was a chemist who studied reaction speeds and mechanisms (not so different from his work today!).?Doug is a work-at-home dad of three small children. In his spare time, he enjoys being outside, hiking or biking with his kids, traveling, and knitting. He does not really enjoy cleaning up after his dogs, bunnies, goats and chickens (but he does like the eggs!), and is nervous about the familial rumblings about adding alpacas to the herd.
Dave Smith(Click here for classes)
Dave is the lead engineer for mobile and embedded development at Double Encore in Denver. Prior to that, he worked as an engineer developing embedded wireless monitoring and control systems for the industrial automation market. Today, his focus is primarily on writing mobile applications that interface with custom hardware and accessories. He also has a strong passion for developing custom applications and system components to run Android on Freescale and TI-based embedded platforms. He is the lead author of the popular developer cookbook “Android Recipes: A Problem Solution Approach,” and a regular guest columnist on Android developer matters at SD Times. He also provides regular developer tips and sample code on his blog: www.wiresareobsolete.com.
Luke St. Clair(Click here for classes)
Luke is a software developer at Facebook, where for the last year he has been developing Android applications, as well as HTML5/JS. Most of that time has been spent working on Facebook Home, where he was mostly working on the data layer. This included data usage, poor connectivity experience, story selection, and battery, which present unique challenges in an always-on application. He previously worked in R&D at Amazon, and was an NDSEG fellow at Penn State, where he focused on computer security.
Doug Stevenson(Click here for classes)
Doug is a Software Architect for DeNA, working on the Mobage platform, which is used by some of the top-grossing games in the Play Store. He has been working with Android for more than four years since the release of the first Android device, and previously was an Architect at GREE International, working on their game platform. Before that, Doug led the Android team at SoundHound, one of the Play Store's all-time top applications. He has also taught classes on Android and Java.
Glen Nigel Straub(Click here for classes)
As the Director of Global Monetization for Millennial Media, Glen drives partnerships with premium and indie app developers, helping them generate revenue from the massive mobile advertising market. Before Millennial, Glen ran distribution for the cross-platform city guide app Buzzd. He’s an avid member of the New York City mobile scene, and can be seen teaching classes at General Assembly on how to turn your app into a business.
Zack Sultan(Click here for classes)
Zack is a designer at Tumblr, where he works on perfecting both the Web and mobile apps. Previously, he made digital products for new and established brands, including Coca-Cola and Sephora.
Moe Tanabian(Click here for classes)
Moe is the Director of Mobile Technology and the User Experience Lab at Samsung in the Bay area. He is a senior Mobile Technologist and Strategist with extensive international experience, as well as a key influencer of several leading-edge mobile technologies and their evolution from both technical and business perspectives.
In the past, Moe worked for Amazon leading the efforts for building and delivering Amazon Android Appstore on Kindle Fire and HD devices, and for the wireless division of Nortel as a lead architect for CDMA and UMTS infrastructure products.
Moe is a frequent speaker at major industry events, and is often quoted by the media on the evolution of wireless technologies, smartphones and Android in particular. He holds a Master's degree in Systems and Computer Engineering from Carleton University, Ottawa, and an MBA from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario.
David Teitelbaum(Click here for classes)
David is the Vice President of Engineering at Apkudo, currently working on the new Android instrumentation framework, Apkudo Ape. David has heavy research experience in embedded systems, with a focus in digital signal processing and wireless communication between a wide range of processors and platforms. As an avid Android hacker, he spends most of his time patching APKs, hacking Android cores, and drinking insane amounts of Red Bull. David's most recent project has been building the Scramble with Friends Top Scoring Robot using APK code injection and Apkudo Ape.
In his free time, David loves to play tennis, guitar, and taking long walks on the beach with his special lady friend.
Kiana Tennyson(Click here for classes)
Kiana is a software engineer at Manheim, a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, headquartered in Atlanta. She has been working in the software industry, developing Web and mobile applications alongside some amazing developers since 2005. She graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in Computer Science, and has experience in Java (her fave), Ruby on Rails, Android and iOS, among other tools.
When she’s not working, she is thinking about work, or listening to her coworkers argue the pros and cons of various software, tools, IDEs and SDKs, while quietly forming opinions. She also enjoys walking her dog or learning another song on the piano.
Lisa Vaas(Click here for classes)
Lisa has been writing about technology, careers, science and health since 1995. She rose to the lofty heights of Executive Editor for eWEEK, popped out with the 2008 crash, joined the freelancer economy, and now writes for venues such as Sophos' Naked Security blog, CIO Mag, Computerworld, PC Mag, IT Expert Voice, Software Quality Connection, Time, PBS' Next Avenue site, Forbes, and the US and British editions of HP's Input Output.
Peter van der Linden(Click here for classes)
Peter has worked on mobile phone software since the days when cell phones were used to make voice calls, and desktop PCs were used for website browsing. These days, it’s the other way around: We use VOIP from our desktop PCs, and browse on the go from our mobile phones.
Peter is also the author of several award-winning books on programming in Java and C. He is the creator of several software patents, and a technology evangelist with Immersion. Immersion provides software for haptic (touch and vibration) effects on mobile phones.
Jason Weiss(Click here for classes)
Jason has an exceptional background in software engineering, cryptology and computer security, dating back to his service in the US Navy as a cryptologist during the first Gulf War. He is the author of "Java Cryptography Extensions" and the inventor of the patented Volume Mount Authentication computer security technology. He was also recognized in 2000 by the NSA as a talented security designer of critical infrastructure protection.
Jason has lectured internationally, including numerous presentations at past AnDevCon conferences, SD West, Sybase TechWave, and a keynote on NFC development at the 2008 WIMA European NFC Developers Summit in Monaco. He is the former Chief Software Architect for Over-C, a U.K. company specializing in NFC, and the former Chief Software Architect at Tag Dynamics, a company specializing in NFC workflow solutions.
Jake Wharton(Click here for classes)
Jake is the author of numerous Android and Java libraries, such as ActionBarSherlock, NineOldAndroids, and ViewPagerIndicator, aimed at simplifying application development. His libraries are leveraged in numerous multi-million install and "Top Developer" applications on both the Google Play Store and Amazon App Store. He specializes in back-porting functionality from the newer Android versions with a philosophy that developers should spend less time worrying about API differences and more time writing great apps.
Mark Wickham(Click here for classes)
Mark is based in China and is focused on creating Android tablet app solutions for the enterprise. He moved to Beijing in 2000 where he led R&D teams for Motorola Solutions, which delivered GSM and UMTS solutions to global telecom customers. Mark later headed the Asia Pacific Product Management team, which was responsible for product road maps and requirement identification. Mark then started his own company in 2009 and began to focus on Android solutions after attending AnDevCon I and AnDevCon II.
Mark majored in Computer Science and Physics at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., and later obtained an MBA from the University of Washington and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Mark is also active in China as a freelance video producer and photographer, and enjoys recording live music.
Jesse Wilson(Click here for classes)
Jesse works on the Wallet and Register Android apps at Square. Prior to Square, he let the Android core libraries team, where he worked on JSON, XML, HTTP and collections. He's contributed to many open-source projects, including Guava, Gson and Caliper. He's given tech talks at QCon (Dagger), Google I/O (Guice) and JavaOne (Glazed Lists).
Mike Wolfson(Click here for classes)
Mike currently works for Epocrates, leading a team working on mobile collaboration solutions for the healthcare industry. A passionate mobile designer and developer, Mike has been working in the software field for more than 15 years, covering Android since its introduction. He has a successful app, Droid Of The Day, in the Play Store and is an active contributor to the tech community, including organizing the GDG in his area. He is also putting the finishing touches on his book "Mastering the Android Developer Tools."
Mike has spoken about Android and mobile development at a variety of user groups and conferences, including every AnDevCon. When he is not geeking out about phones, he enjoys the outdoors (snowboarding, hiking, scuba diving), collecting PEZ dispensers, and chasing his young (but quick) daughter at home in Phoenix.
Karim Yaghmour(Click here for classes)
Karim is CEO of Opersys, which specializes in Android and Embedded Linux training and development, and best defines himself as part serial entrepreneur, part unrepentant geek. He is most widely known for having written “Building Embedded Linux Systems,” which sold tens of thousands of copies worldwide and has been translated into several different languages.
Karim pioneered the world of Linux tracing by introducing the Linux Trace Toolkit (LTT) in the late 1990s. He continued maintaining LTT through 2005, and was joined in this effort by developers from several companies, including IBM, Hewlett-Packard and Intel. LTT users have included Google, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Oracle, Alcatel, Nortel, Ericsson, Qualcomm, NASA, Boeing, Airbus, Sony, Samsung, NEC, Fujitsu, SGI, Red Hat, Thales, Oerlikon, Bull, Motorola, ARM and ST Micro. Other contributions include relayfs and Adeos.
Karim has presented and been published as part of a number of peer-reviewed scientific conferences, magazines and online publications, including Usenix, the Linux Kernel Summit, the Ottawa Linux Symposium, Linux Journal, the O'Reilly Network, and the Real-Time Linux Workshop.
Alan Zeichick(Click here for classes)
Alan, conference chair of AnDevCon, is a former systems analyst whose early career was split between software architecture, programming and teaching computer science. In the early 1980s, Alan moved into the field of technology media and consulting, where he become a writer and technology analyst specializing in software development, mobile computing, networking and computer security.
Alan served as editor of Network Magazine, AI Expert, Software Development International, Windows CE Tech Journal, The Mathematica Journal, and many other publications. He also wrote a regular column for The Red Herring and ACM netWorker. In 1999, Alan cofounded BZ Media, producer of AnDevCon, where heserves as Editorial Director of SD Times, the leading magazine for enterprise software development managers. When he is not working on the conference, Alan enjoys his extensive collection of antique slide rules and old Hewlett-Packard calculators.