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Leading Android Developers join the Fireside Chats: An Android Career Panel at AnDevCon

AnDevCon is loaded with special events, including, for the first time, Fireside Chats: An Android Career Panel. While the Fireside Chats aren't new to the program, the topic is and will highlight three leading Android developers in the community. The event will take place at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 7:00 pm, immediately following the Networking Reception.

Nov 21, 2016 9:56:00 AM

Topics: Android Development, Android, AnDevCon

Take on Android Security with Mark Murphy

AnDevCon had a moment to talk with veteran speaker Mark Murphy, founder of CommonsWare and the author of "The Busy Coder’s Guide to Android Development," about Android secuirty (then and now) as well as how he became so well known in the Android community.

Apr 6, 2016 11:40:39 AM

Topics: Android Development, Android, Android Security, AnDevCon, Android N

Android Developer Conference shows off new tools

The Android Developer Conference closed today, ending a three-day soiree of tooling, tutorials and talks. The event played host to a number of companies demonstrating and discussing their work on the Android platform.

Dec 8, 2015 12:02:17 PM

Topics: Android Development, AnDevCon

AnDevCon Announces Google and Gradle Keynotes

Intel and Qualcomm (which are launching tools at the show) to also keynote

BZ Media LLC announced today four industry-leading keynotes at AnDevCon: The Android Developer Conference in Santa Clara, Dec. 1-3, including one from Google and one from Gradle Founder and Project Lead Hans Dockter.

Nov 2, 2015 8:53:52 AM

Topics: Android Development, Gradle, AnDevCon

AnDevCon Santa Clara to Host 9th Women in Android Luncheon

Interactive event to be lead by Zassmin Montes de Oca, Chief Maker and Board Vice Chair of Women Who Code

BZ Media LLC announced today the addition of its ninth Women in Android Luncheon to its AnDevCon: The Android Developer Conference program in Santa Clara, Dec. 1-3, for Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 1:00 pm. Zassmin Montes de Oca, Chief Maker and Board Vice Chair of Women Who Code, will lead the interactive event, which has become a staple at the show.

Oct 26, 2015 12:37:46 PM

Topics: Android Development, AnDevCon, Women in Android

AnDevCon, Along with Microsoft, to Host Hackathon in Santa Clara

$1,600 in prizes, including an Xbox ONE for each member of a four-person team

BZ Media LLC announced today the addition of a hackathon to its AnDevCon: The Android Developer Conference program in Santa Clara, Dec. 1-3, on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 7:15 pm. Hosted with Microsoft, the hackathon will focus on building amazing Android apps connecting to Office 365 APIs. The person or team with the most-innovative solution can win up to $1,600 in prizes, including an Xbox ONE.   

Oct 20, 2015 10:48:10 AM

Topics: Android Development, AnDevCon

AnDevCon Boston 2015 Overview

AnDevCon Boston 2015 featured more hands-on classes and tutorials than ever before as well as a packed exhibit hall and tons of special events! Watch this short video to get a look at all the action, and don't forget to look for the discount code! Sign up now for AnDevCon Santa Clara 2015 — coming November 2015

Aug 12, 2015 3:36:16 PM

Topics: AnDevCon

Android Developer Conference highlights growing community

 

Jul 31, 2015 2:54:55 PM

Topics: Android Development, AnDevCon

AnDevCon Keynote Highlights App Discovery

 

The Android Developer Conference may have started yesterday, but the big crowds at this morning’s keynote from Google showed that today was when developers would find what they came for.

Jul 30, 2015 3:47:36 PM

Topics: Android Development, AnDevCon

Android Developer Conference kicks off

Call it the digital sword of Damocles: Like some torturous situation out of an Edgar Allan Poe story, the entire world’s population of Android users is currently waiting with baited breath for Joshua Drake (Jduck) to release his claimed super exploit for Android. The famous security researcher claims his exploit can take advantage of 95% of all Android devices.

The actual exploit has yet to arrive, as it will be released formally at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas this coming week. It’s such a big deal that Jduck and Zimperium Labs (his security company) are hosting an exploit release party at the event. I’ve been in the security industry for almost 20 years now, and I have never heard of an exploit release party.

The core of the supposed exploit comes from libstagefright: a library in Android that handles the rendering of moving images. The result of this library having exploitable code inside of it is that Jduck has crafted an SMS message with a picture attached. Send that picture to someone, and even if they don’t look at the image, their phone is compromised with arbitrary code execution.

That’s a major downer for the Android community, and hopefully it won’t last long: an update to the included library could patch the arbitrary code execution exploit. But then, if we were all using the same phone, we could easily patch, right? Instead, we’re all using 10,000 different devices, and they’ll all require their own patch from the manufacturer.

In the somewhat less doom and gloom news category, Android Developer Conference will also be hosting some quality talks on the Android ecosystem. Keynote speaker Aparna Chennapragada, product director at Google, will be discussing the future of search and apps on Android, tomorrow.

Additional keynotes will be given from Qualcomm and Intel. Qualcomm will be discussing the benefits of using its Android development boards for protyping, while Intel will be discussing the advantages of Android on Intel.

Android Developer Conference kicks off today and runs through Friday.

Jul 29, 2015 12:06:38 PM

Topics: Android, AnDevCon