droidcon London 2018 - Call for Papers
droidcon Lonon 2018
Thursday 25th and Friday 26th October 2018

Want to meet the international Android community, listen to expert speakers and other developers, find out about all the latest Android advances and see fantastic new technologies? Then join us at droidcon London, the largest Android developer conference in Europe!

The tenth droidcon London returns with more in store for you to learn and discover! Join leading experts in the Android realm who will share their ideas and thought processes on all things Mobile. Follow us at #droidconUK for all the latest updates on the conference!

Would you like to speak at droidcon London? We want to hear your talk proposals!

Talks will be selected by Skills Matter and the Programme Committee on the basis of making the conference a varied, diverse and valuable event. Submission is open to anyone, and we encourage first-time speakers to submit a proposal. Members of the Programme Committee are happy to offer coaching and assistance on talk proposals.

The programme committee is composed by members of engineering teams from a variety of fields and backgrounds (50-50 male-female ratio from consultancy, retail, tech companies, start-ups, and multinational companies), and it is a reflection of the conference we aim to create: great, engaging and interesting talks from a diverse and varied set of speakers and experts.

We strongly encourage first-time speakers to be part of our programmes, and it is our target to feature as many first-time speakers as we can at this year's droidcon London. If your talk will be selected, you will have the opportunity to attend Jenny Martin's course "Giving Engaging Technical Talks at Conferences and Meetups".

Following the suggestions we've received through the Call for Thoughts and your feedback, we would like to actively encourage submissions on the following topics:

- AI, Deep Learning, Machine Learning
- Cross-platform Development (e.g. Kotlin, React, Redux, Swift, j2objc, Flutter)
- Analytics (e.g. Data Science, Customers Behaviour)
- UX and UI design
- Architecture (e.g. Mobile APIs, MBaaS, storage)
- Automated Testing (e.g. Junit, Espresso)
- Company culture (e.g. Working with others)
- Continuous integration and Delivery
- Internet of Things and Home Automation (e.g. AndroidThings, Voice Assistants, etc.)
- Alternative Android - TV, Watch and Auto
- Performance and Monitoring
- Security (e.g. Smart locking, Fingerprint sensors)
- Tools, Libraries and Frameworks (e.g. Fabric, Firebase, RxJava, Andromeda)
- VR, AR, Games
- What's new in Android? (e.g. Instant apps, App shortcuts, Deep Linking)
- General lessons and real-life experiences learned that are useful regardless of framework used

Submissions should be for one of the following session types (time for Q&A is *included* in the session lengths):

- 45 minute talk
- 45 minute workshop
- 15 minute lightning talk
- 1 hour keynote

Chosen speakers will receive a free ticket to the conference. Another ticket for a speaker's guest, or to be raffled or offered to a member of the community, will be available upon request.

Please find our code of conduct here: https://skillsmatter.com/go/code-of-conduct

Deadline for submission - Thursday, May 3rd 2018

Your Submission
Title of Talk *
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Submission type *
Abstract *
Please share what your talk will be on. We would also love to hear what the motivation behind the talk is. This will give the Committee a better idea of the message you are trying to convey and what drives you. Two or three paragraphs will suffice. Feel free to include a link (github etc) if your talk is about a project.
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About your Submission:
Audience Level *
Who would benefit most from this talk?
Can you provide us with some tags that best describe your talk? *
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Can your talk be classified into any of the Themes below? *
Please only pick ONE theme (the one which would better describe your submission).
Speaker Name *
Add main contact and add other(s) to 'Any Notes' below if you're pairing
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Speaker Email Address *
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Speaker Twitter Username
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Speaker Google Plus Handle
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Speaker Phone Number
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Organisation *
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Location - City / Country *
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Short Speaker Bio *
If previously presented at Skills Matter, please include link
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What is your gender? *
Are you a first-time speaker? *
If you require our assistance with your Travel & Living expenses, please note that we have limited funds available. Kindly provide an estimate of your costs​​ and a refund will be negotiated and agreed accordingly afterwards. *
Any Notes and Special Requirements
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