AnDevCon | Boston, MA | July 29-31, 2015
AnDevCon San Francisco 2014 Keynotes

Your Android mobile app training experience shouldn’t be limited to deep-dive Android tutorials and great app development classes. You also deserve some high-level inspiration and vision on the future of Android and mobile technology. At AnDevCon, we will present you with keynote speakers who will inspire and challenge you. Buckle your seat belts and prepare to be transported!

Wednesday, November 19, 8:45 am – 9:45 am

What's New in Android

Come to this keynote to learn about the latest features and functionality in the Android platform.

Google Keynote


Chet Haase is the lead of the Android UI Toolkit team at Google and works on animation, graphics, UI widgets, and anything else that helps create better Android user interfaces.


Reto Meier leads the Scalable Developer Advocacy team at Google and is an experienced Android engineer. Before Android and Google he worked in various industries, including offshore oil and gas and finance. Early in 2009, Reto became Google's Android developer advocate for Europe, and in 2011 moved to Google's head office in Mountain View as the tech lead for their Android Developer Relations team.

Always interested in emerging technologies, Reto has been involved in Android since the initial release in 2007. In his spare time, he tinkers with a wide range of development platforms including Google's plethora of developer tools. Reto is also the author of "Professional Android 4 Application Development.”

Thursday, November 20, 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Cross-Platform Tools: Your Ticket to 4 Billion Devices

Android development is red hot, but to achieve true commercial success, developers must also address the 2.5B non-Android client devices in the market. This is often easier said than done as it’s a headache to recode for different user interfaces and platform capabilities, and effectively validate apps across the full breadth of devices.

Intel feels your pain. Come and learn about cross-platform frameworks and tool sets for HTML5 and native (C++/Java) apps that allow developers to leverage their Android skills and codebase to deliver consistent and compelling experiences across client operating systems and device architectures. We’ll explore common issues and demonstrate remedies to reach the entire market.


Jeff McVeighJeff McVeigh is the General Manager of Performance Client and Visual Computing within Intel’s Developer Products Division. His team is responsible for the development and delivery of leading software products for performance-centric application developers spanning Android, Windows and OS X operating systems. During his 17 year career at Intel, Jeff has held various technical and management positions in the fields of media, graphics, and validation. He also served as the technical assistant to Intel’s CTO. He holds 20 patents and a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.




Thursday, November 20, 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The Future of Mobile Payments

Mobile devices are becoming a central point for the future of hardware and technology that is enabling commerce in the online and offline world. Being the enabler between body monitoring identification systems, wearable pairing, and merchant-based hardware and software, mobile hardware is becoming the most important central piece of technology towards the future of commerce.

As we look into the technology that is enabling this next stage of mobile commerce growth, we’ll explore the identification systems, hardware prototypes, digital currencies, and open technology that is becoming an accessory to this new mobile payments world.


Jonathan LeBlancJonathan LeBlanc is an Emmy award winning software engineer, author of "Programming Social Applications," and the Head of Global Developer Evangelism for Braintree and PayPal. Specializing in identity and security, hardware, Web interconnectivity, data mining techniques, and open source initiatives around social engagement, Jonathan works on the development of emerging initiatives towards building a more user-centric Web.





 Thursday, November 20, 5:15 pm – 5:45 pm

Bring out the Best in Embedded Applications with the Power of Mobile Processors and Android

The next generation of embedded computing demands next generation technology. The latest mobile application processors are designed to provide superior CPU, GPU and DSP performance, incredible energy efficiency, and rich multimedia capabilities. With the power of mobile processors and Android OS combined, developers have the opportunity to build more intelligent, versatile and feature-rich embedded solutions.

In this keynote, we will go over the advantages of using mobile processors for the next generation of embedded computing applications, drawing on specific examples such as robotics, smart glasses, digital signage, and medical imaging, among others. The performance, energy consumption, and feature set criteria for many of these embedded computing applications are aligning with those for mobile hardware, including highly complex heterogeneous computation, experience engines, Ultra HD video encode and decode, computer vision, sensor processing, and the wide array of connectivity and peer-to-peer options. You will walk away with ideas about how new technologies from the mobile space can be applied to problems in the adjacent markets, and learn about the application libraries and development tools available to tap into these new market opportunities.


Leon FarasatiLeon Farasati is a director of product management for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. Leon is responsible for Qualcomm Snapdragon development platforms, including Snapdragon Mobile Development Platform (MDP) and DragonBoard, as well as the Snapdragon for Embedded Computing program.

Leon has more than 14 years of experience in various design engineering and product management roles in the computing industry. Prior to joining Qualcomm in 2010, he spent six years at NVIDIA Corporation, where he was the 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.