Android Open 2011 Schedule

Below are the confirmed and scheduled talks at Android Open 2011 (schedule subject to change).

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Grand Ballroom A
Add Extending Development on Rooted Devices to your personal schedule
10:45am Extending Development on Rooted Devices Jay Freeman (SaurikIT, LLC)
Add  Leveraging Android's Linux Heritage  to your personal schedule
11:35am Leveraging Android's Linux Heritage Karim Yaghmour (Opersys inc.)
1:30pm TBC
Add Casual Programming to your personal schedule
2:00pm Casual Programming Ralph Tavarez (Collective Bytes)
Grand Ballroom B
Add Challenges of Building HTC Sense to your personal schedule
10:45am Challenges of Building HTC Sense David Wu (HTC)
Add Static Analysis For Improved Application Performance And Quality to your personal schedule
2:00pm Static Analysis For Improved Application Performance And Quality Eric Cloninger (Motorola Mobility)
Add The Honeycomb Action Bar: Front to Back to your personal schedule
2:30pm The Honeycomb Action Bar: Front to Back Mark Murphy (CommonsWare)
Add Fragments for All to your personal schedule
3:20pm Fragments for All Ken Jones (Marakana, Inc.)
Grand Ballroom C
Add The Good, The Bad, And The (Hopefully Not) Ugly to your personal schedule
11:35am The Good, The Bad, And The (Hopefully Not) Ugly John Malloy (BlueRun Ventures)
Add Android App Engagement by the Numbers to your personal schedule
1:30pm Android App Engagement by the Numbers Sean Byrnes (Flurry, Inc.)
Add Dancing App Stores to your personal schedule
2:00pm Dancing App Stores Jesse Vincent (Best Practical)
Add Apps & the Enterprise to your personal schedule
2:30pm Apps & the Enterprise Will Ro (HTCpro)
Add Design, Building and Architecture Strategy for Twin Towers: Android & iOS to your personal schedule
3:20pm Design, Building and Architecture Strategy for Twin Towers: Android & iOS Bess Ho (Archimedes Ventures), Amir Youssefi (Citrus Labs), Jean Hsu (Pulse), Indrajit Khare (Bump Technologies Inc.), Purin Phanichphant (IDEO)
Seacliff D
Add Building Mobile Tools for Rights Defenders and Activists to your personal schedule
10:45am Building Mobile Tools for Rights Defenders and Activists Derek Halliday (Guardian Project)
Add @Android @Twitter to your personal schedule
11:35am @Android @Twitter Sara Haider (Twitter), Brady Forrest (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Add It’s a Hard Knock Life to your personal schedule
2:30pm It’s a Hard Knock Life Jonathan Simon (AllTrails.com), Michael Galpin (Bump Technologies)
Add How to Build Killer Android Apps for 4G/LTE Networks to your personal schedule
3:20pm How to Build Killer Android Apps for 4G/LTE Networks Alex Gaber (Alcatel Lucent)
Add Startup Showcase Winner Demos to your personal schedule
9:00am Plenary
Room: Grand Ballroom A
Startup Showcase Winner Demos Brady Forrest (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Add Arduino and Android, Infinite Possibilities to your personal schedule
9:05am Plenary
Room: Grand Ballroom A
Arduino and Android, Infinite Possibilities Massimo Banzi (Arduino)
Add Android in Space to your personal schedule
9:20am Plenary
Room: Grand Ballroom A
Android in Space Will Marshall (USRA/NASA)
Add 10 Innovations in 10 Minutes to your personal schedule
9:30am Plenary
Room: Grand Ballroom A
10 Innovations in 10 Minutes Bob Lee (Square Inc. )
Add Hacking A Closed Ecosystem to your personal schedule
9:40am Plenary
Room: Grand Ballroom A
Hacking A Closed Ecosystem Jay Freeman (SaurikIT, LLC)
Add The African Laptop Killer: Android And The Developing World to your personal schedule
9:45am Plenary
Room: Grand Ballroom A
The African Laptop Killer: Android And The Developing World Claire Hunsaker (Samasource)
Add Sifteo cubes: Hands-on Interactions, Intelligent Play, and SDK! to your personal schedule
9:55am Plenary
Room: Grand Ballroom A
Sifteo cubes: Hands-on Interactions, Intelligent Play, and SDK! David Merrill (Sifteo)
Add Apps vs. Web to your personal schedule
10:05am Plenary
Room: Grand Ballroom A
Apps vs. Web Dion Almaer (Walmart.com), Ben Galbraith (Walmart.com)
Add Mini Maker Faire / Lunch to your personal schedule
11:55am Lunch/Event
Room: Lunch (Atrium) / Mini Maker Faire (Sponsor Gallery)
Mini Maker Faire / Lunch
8:00am Coffee
Room: Foyer
10:20am Morning Break
Room: Sponsor Gallery
10:45am-11:25am (40m) App Development
Extending Development on Rooted Devices
Jay Freeman (SaurikIT, LLC)
While most developers wait for new platform features, others choose to create them: developing for rooted devices provides both compelling opportunities and "interesting" challenges for those who not only want to, but /insist upon/, pushing the boundaries of what is normally considered possible.
11:35am-11:55am (20m) Platform Development
Leveraging Android's Linux Heritage
Karim Yaghmour (Opersys inc.)
Though Android is built on top of Linux, can "classic" Linux apps be made to run with or under or on Android? Can such apps be made to "talk" to Android components and vice-versa? Beyond getting the basic legacy Linux apps running under Android, this talk will go over some tips and tricks for making Linux apps coexist and interact with the Android stack on the same Linux kernel.
1:30pm-1:50pm (20m)
Session
To be confirmed
2:00pm-2:20pm (20m) Platform Development
Casual Programming
Ralph Tavarez (Collective Bytes)
With the release of the Android ADK there will be an incredible demand for apps that assist in the automation of home appliances. The development community will have a difficult time keeping up with the demand. As a result new tools need to be created to enable casual programmers and end-users to develop solutions.
2:30pm-3:10pm (40m) Platform Development
Riding the Mobile Gold Rush: Leveraging Cloud Data Across Multiple Mobile Platforms
Bruno Terkaly (Microsoft)
The face of IT and of mobile computing is dramatically changing before our very eyes. There are an estimated 4 ½ billion mobile devices on earth. A successful mobile application can result in millions of simultaneous users, consuming gigabytes of data per day. Everything from games, to business apps, to social networks are putting unbelievable demands on developers and server side technologies.
3:20pm-4:00pm (40m) Platform Development
RenderScript Internals: Using a Numerical algorithm to Spike the RenderScript Compiler & Runtime
Yahya Mirza (Aurora Borealis Software)
RenderScript is Google’s open source solution to the problems of productivity, performance and portability. This presentation uses a simple numerical algorithm as a case study under Android-x86 and the Intel Sandy Bridge CPU. This presentation’s objective is to provide insight into how a RenderScript program works and how a RenderScript compiler translates source programs to a specific target.
10:45am-11:25am (40m) Platform Development
Challenges of Building HTC Sense
David Wu (HTC)
HTC Sense is a customized UI framework that enhances the stock Android by centering its design around people and their social networks. It aims to provide a seamless social experience across applications and widgets, while conserving battery life and maintaining performance. In this session we will share some of the technical challenges in designing HTC Sense and experiences to overcome them.
11:35am-11:55am (20m) App Development
Cross Platform Mobile Applications: How LinkedIn Does It
Kiran Prasad (LinkedIn)
Development of almost any software has some aspect of Design, Implementation, Testing and Deployment. When working on mobile software, the differences in platforms make it a bit more difficult to navigate these stages of product development.
1:30pm-1:50pm (20m) Platform Development
Arduino & Handbag: Create Android Accessories Without Android Code
Philip Lindsay (rancidbacon.com)
Have you ever wanted to create a cool new hardware accessory for your Android device? But do you find the thought of writing Android code daunting? Attend this session and you will learn how to create Android accessories without the need to learn Android development first. It's like cheating on your Android accessory development test!
2:00pm-2:20pm (20m) App Development
Static Analysis For Improved Application Performance And Quality
Eric Cloninger (Motorola Mobility)
This session will show the types of problems that compilers, debuggers, and test suites can't solve. Items that often only show up in real-world situations for consumers and end-users. Then it introduces the MOTODEV App Validator tool as a solution for developers.
2:30pm-3:10pm (40m) App Development
The Honeycomb Action Bar: Front to Back
Mark Murphy (CommonsWare)
One of the staples of the new Honeycomb UI framework is the action bar -- the combination toolbar, menu, and title bar that appears at the top of most Android activities. This presentation covers a myriad of topics related to using the action bar, from simply enabling it, to customizing its contents, to supporting context-sensitive operations.
3:20pm-4:00pm (40m) App Development
Fragments for All
Ken Jones (Marakana, Inc.)
Fragments were introduced in Honeycomb "primarily to support more dynamic and flexible UI designs on large screens." Google's introduction of the Android Compatibility package extended Fragment support to devices running version 1.6 or later. In this session, learn how Fragments can make your applications more modular, flexible, and portable -- even for smaller handheld devices.
10:45am-11:25am (40m) Business & Marketing
Maximum Security: Navigating Data Segregation Between Apps
Alex Barnett (Intuit)
CIOs must learn to navigate Google's complex OS in today’s world of employee-owned devices. These days, employees walk around with sensitive data and company trade secrets in their pockets – literally. This session will examine the benefits and challenges that come with keeping the company’s data safe and employees’ happy using their Android devices at work.
11:35am-11:55am (20m) App Development
The Good, The Bad, And The (Hopefully Not) Ugly
John Malloy (BlueRun Ventures)
We have never lived in such interesting times for mobile software development. Developers have more choice and runway for innovation than ever before and we hope to keep it that way. Android has skyrocketed as a platform with both developers and consumers.
1:30pm-1:50pm (20m) Business & Marketing
Android App Engagement by the Numbers
Sean Byrnes (Flurry, Inc.)
Flurry Analytics tracks over 10,000 Android applications totaling more than 150 million application sessions per day. Analyzing the data, we'll share insights to help you better drive your app business. How does engagement vary between categories? Between Android OS versions? How is user engagement changing as the market matures?
2:00pm-2:20pm (20m) Business & Marketing
Dancing App Stores
Jesse Vincent (Best Practical)
Google's Android Market is far and away the most popular Android distribution channel, but it's not the only game in town. The wide variety of Stores, Markets and Shops are both a key to Android's continued success as a platform and a huge pain in the neck for users and developers.
2:30pm-3:10pm (40m) Business & Marketing
Apps & the Enterprise
Will Ro (HTCpro)
As smartphones and tablets become more ubiquitous, you need to constantly consider ways to reach employees, partners and customers within their mobile lifestyles. As the lead of HTCpro, Will Ro will discuss the steps required to build successful mobile solutions, outlining the benefits of designing across platforms – including Android and iOS – and the downside of using off-the-shelf apps.
3:20pm-4:00pm (40m) App Development
Design, Building and Architecture Strategy for Twin Towers: Android & iOS
Bess Ho (Archimedes Ventures) et al
Android is gathering massive market share in smart phone. It is a growing trend for businesses, companies and startup to build and launch Android and iOS simultaneously. We gather a panel of mobile designers and developers to discuss strategy and challenges on app design, UI/UX, development, database / NoSQL and server / cloud.
10:45am-11:25am (40m) App Development
Building Mobile Tools for Rights Defenders and Activists
Derek Halliday (Guardian Project)
Over the past decade, mobile technology has vastly expanded the global reach of activists and rights defenders. As these groups have become increasingly reliant on mobile technology, they have also become increasingly vulnerable to attacks that seek to disrupt their activity and operations.
11:35am-11:55am (20m) Business & Marketing
@Android @Twitter
Sara Haider (Twitter) et al
Twitter's life blood is mobile and their Android client is top-notch. Sara & Brady will discuss Twitter's mobile development, testing and deployment methodologies.
2:30pm-3:10pm (40m) App Development
It’s a Hard Knock Life
Jonathan Simon (AllTrails.com) et al
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.
3:20pm-4:00pm (40m) App Development
How to Build Killer Android Apps for 4G/LTE Networks
Alex Gaber (Alcatel Lucent)
Every once in a while a new technology changes the game. Some benefit from it while others fail to adapt. Long Term Evolution, or LTE for short, is on surface just yet another fast wireless standard bringing us faster mobile networking. But just like the freeway was much more than just a faster road, LTE actually has a chance to change the rules for app developers and create new possibilities.
9:00am-9:05am (5m) Keynote
Startup Showcase Winner Demos
Brady Forrest (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Hear a 1-minute pitch from each of the three Startup Showcase winners.
9:05am-9:20am (15m) Keynote
Arduino and Android, Infinite Possibilities
Massimo Banzi (Arduino)
Since last may when Google released the ADK it became clear that the combination of Android phones and tablets with Arduino was going to be a powerful one.
9:20am-9:30am (10m) Keynote
Android in Space
Will Marshall (USRA/NASA)
A Nexus One has a GPS, compass, antennas and the processing power necessary for orbit. When you factor in that it is several orders of magnitude cheaper than anything else up there you can understand why there's so much excitement around putting Android into space. Will Marshall of NASA is gong to talk about their latest work on this front. He'll later be at the Mini-Maker faire.
9:30am-9:40am (10m) Keynote
10 Innovations in 10 Minutes
Bob Lee (Square Inc. )
Keynote by Bob Lee, CTO, Square Inc.
9:40am-9:45am (5m) Keynote
Hacking A Closed Ecosystem
Jay Freeman (SaurikIT, LLC)
Keynote by Jay Freeman, SaurikIT, LLC.
9:45am-9:55am (10m) Keynote
The African Laptop Killer: Android And The Developing World
Claire Hunsaker (Samasource)
More than half of the 1 billion people in Africa carry a cell phone, but only 12% are online. In the last few years, mobile technologies have revolutionized everything from actual revolutions, to rural commodity pricing, to how people pay for bubble gum.
9:55am-10:05am (10m) Keynote
Sifteo cubes: Hands-on Interactions, Intelligent Play, and SDK!
David Merrill (Sifteo)
Sifteo cubes are a new platform for Intelligent Play that combine the hands-on experience of classic games (dominoes, board games) with the interaction possibilities of videogames. Hear how the idea came about and how you can develop apps for this new platform.
10:05am-10:20am (15m) Keynote
Apps vs. Web
Dion Almaer (Walmart.com) et al
Today's browsers sport amazing capabilities, truly graduating from markup renderers to sophisticated app run-times. We're sure to see some amazing new web applications just over the horizon that take advantage of these new capabilities. At the same time, the mobile ecosystem is white hot and we're seeing a range of start-ups pursue an "app-only" strategy.
11:55am-1:30pm (1h 35m) Event
Mini Maker Faire / Lunch
Enjoy your lunch and then check out the Mini Maker Faire showcasing state-of-the-art hardware, apps, and projects in the Android marketplace.
8:00am-9:00am (1h)
Break: Coffee
10:20am-10:45am (25m)
Break: Morning Break
  • HTCpro
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Open Invention Network
  • X.commerce
  • Black Duck Software
  • BugSense
  • Dolby
  • Intel
  • Make magazine
  • Marvell
  • Meshin
  • MIPS Technologies

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