The year 2018 marked the tenth anniversary of Android. Today there are more than 2 Billion active Android devices. Android has delivered amazing performance since last decade to its developers as well as users.
More recently Android released Android P and Android JetPack along with Android Studio and Kotlin Support. As of today, Android still remains one of the most preferred choice for app development. Even for budding app developers, it becomes excruciating to decide between choosing the Android or iOS as a long term goal.
Android provides the freedom and space to be creative and is open to tweaks and improvements for someone who has even a little knowledge about SDKs and APIs; all the while being highly secure and safe for its users.
Do you work for an Android app development company which requires you to upgrade your current skills? Or are you a promising Android app developer who wants to learn new things and be in the know of everything that is happening around?
You are just at the right place. Here are 10 must attend Android conferences and events this year in 2019.
25-28 February 2019, Barcelona
This is one of the largest and the most revered conference, not just for a particular industry, but for the entire mobile ecosystem. Interestingly, the MWC is owned by GSMA, an industry group made up of 800 mobile operators and 300 mobile ecosystem companies.
Every year there are more than 107,000 attendees from 208 countries and more than 2,400 exhibitors. Many smartphone and mobile device launches happen at this event. And the entire globe looks forward for this event.
March 12-15 2019, AMSTERDAM
Short for App developers conference, AppDevCon, as their tag line suggests, is conference made possible by the developers for the developers. It is a democratic union of developers.
It is a must attend conference for anyone even slightly involved in App development. If you are looking for a decent project or a job, there is high chance that you will meet someone looking to hire Android app developer there.
28-30 March 2019, Madrid, Spain
This is a 3 day fun-filled conference that covers everything that is Android. It also includes exciting workshops with free coffee! Wink! With experienced speakers delivering clever and in-depth presentations, this is a must-attend for anyone involved with Android and JVM Frameworks.
April 8th-9th 2019, Boston, U.S.
If you are involved in Android app development, the chance that you have not heard about Droidcon is close to null. It is a global conference which focuses on the engineering of apps that are built on top of Android.
It provides an amazing forum to network with other developers, share techniques, announce apps and products, and to learn and teach.
April 29-May 1, 2019, Toronto
A fun-filled and energetic event, FITC Toronto is a globally recognized industry event that showcases the best in design, digital development, media and innovation in creative technologies.
It is three days and nights of presentations, parties, installations and performances that unite and transform the industry.
April 23-24, 2019, Paris
This is organized by PAUG, or largely known as Paris Android Users Group that brings in Android experts together for 2 days of sessions, workshops and showcases. They provide a great platform for experience sharing in a generous atmosphere.
Most of the expert speakers are from Google itself who have been working with groundbreaking technology and are the drivers of change.
April 29-30, 2019 - Lugano, Switzerland
This conference in Switzerland has to be one of the biggest European conferences about mobile technologies that takes place in the heart of Europe., blessed by the Alps. You will be inspired by talks from the best brains of the mobile industry.
App Builders is one of the best places to meet and network with like-minded people working in Android every day.
May 7th-9th 2019, Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, California
Would this even be called complete without mentioning the holy-grail for Android app developers? Google I/O isn't strictly about mobile, but is heavily focused on Android and its ecosystem.
It covers range of topics from developer tools and APIs for other Google products, services, and platforms, including its enterprise cloud platform, consumer online services such as Google Play, products for publishers and advertisers such as AdSense and Analytics etc.
7th June 2019, Budapest, Hungary
Just as the name suggests, this is a conference for everything that is Kotlin. If you are involved in Android app development and wish to gain some deeper insight in the world of Kotlin development, we suggest you must attend this conference.
The speakers are experts in Kotling who will talk about its present and future. It is a great place for app developers to share knowledge, experiences, and the love of Kotlin.
November 18-19, San Francisco, California, USA
DroidCon SF, which is a short for Android Conference, San Francisco, is a part of the global conference series focused the Android developer ecosystem. It is a two-day event that has five tracks, more than 70 tech talks, workshops, and code labs.
Book your tickets now and start packing, because this is going to be exciting. The world of Android provides endless opportunities to someone who is willing to embrace the open-endedness that it provides. With so much to play around with your coding knowledge and experience, Android development is an exciting choice for a long-term future.