It’s a Hard Knock Life

Jonathan Simon (AllTrails.com), Michael Galpin (Bump Technologies)
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Being an Android developer is not always as glamorous as you would expect. You’re often a second class citizen in the world of mobile development that is dominated by iOS. You have to deal with a multitude of devices and carriers. This talk is an irreverent look at some of the experiences the speakers have had working in the world of mobile and Android. Sometimes it’s so funny that it hurts.

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Jonathan Simon

AllTrails.com

Jonathan Simon is a developer and interaction designer that loves to make great apps for people to use, and he loves to help other people make them too. He’s worked on a dizzying array of platforms and customers from trading systems built in Java/Swing for major Wall Street investment banks, to collaborative websites built in Ruby on Rails, and now mobile. Jonathan is a senior engineer at alltrails.com, a Yelp for the outdoors. His new book Head First Android Development is now available in Early Release Format.

Jonathan is also an active percussionist and composer able to lay down some massive drum set funk, or thrill audiences with Klezmer and ragtime xylophone. If he’s not coding, or playing music, he’s likely riding or building a bike, or perfecting the perfect espresso extraction. And of course, nothing would be possible without his amazing peleo-molecular-bio-inorganic-geo-chemical-oceanographer wife Felisa or their dog Billie.

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Michael Galpin

Bump Technologies

Michael Galpin is an Android engineer at Bump Technologies and has worked on two of the most downloaded apps on the Android Market, Bump and eBay Mobile for Android. He is a co-author of the book Android in Practice.

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