Reto Meier is the lead of the Developer Advocacy team at Google. He's been coding, writing, talking, teaching, and presenting about Android since 2007. Before that he was a software engineer working everywhere from offshore oil and gas to London finance. He's probably best known for being partially responsible for loosing Colt McAnlis on the world. He's sorry.
Colt McAnlis is a Developer Advocate at Google focusing on Android Performance & Compression. Before that, he was a graphics programmer in the games industry working at Blizzard, Microsoft (Ensemble), and Petroglyph. He’s been an Adjunct Professor at SMU Guildhall, a UDACITY instructor (twice), and a Book Author. Recently, he’s been teaching Android Devs the Zen of Performance. When he's not working with developers, Colt spends his time preparing for an invasion of giant ants from outer space.
Chet is the lead of the UI Toolkit team in Android. His technology passion is graphics, whether it's animation libraries, performance, or graphical effects. In his spare time, he enjoys talking to developers about how things work, at events like this. And he likes talking about himself in the third person.
Timothy Jordan leads Scalable Developer Advocacy for Ubiquitous Computing at Google which includes Android Wear, Google Glass, Android TV, Google Cast, Android Auto, Beacons, Project Brillo, and Weave. His goal is to help developers be successful with Google platforms, particularly with services spanning multiple devices. He loves solving problems and believes in improving life through science and art.
I am a board certified pediatrician and pediatric technology developer. I founded Cedar Park Pediatrics in 2005 and kiddoEMR in 2012. I would like to talk about kiddoEMR and serve a call to developers for our upcoming release and how Android and mobile apps can be an essential part of pediatrics, parenting and the current MOBILE surge.
Ian Lake is a developer advocate focused on the Android framework and the Android Support Library, although you'll always find him with at least a few wearable devices on. Prior to Google, he worked as an Android developer at Facebook and Phunware. Ian received his Masters in Computer Science from the University of Southern California and a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science and a Bachelors of Science in Physics from Montana State University.
Stacy is a recognized Intel Innovator, Six Sigma Blackbelt, and is the Women Techmakers Lead for Dallas/Ft. Worth. She specializes in high performance Android application and embedded coding as well as IoT product innovation. You can find her work in Android in the Play Store and documented on the front pages of Wired, Gizmodo, XDA-developers, Military Times, etc. Her hardware hacking and product invention status has shown up on HackaDay, LifeHacker, Dangerous Prototypes, Geek.com, Wired, Kickstarter, and even appearances on GeekBeatTV. Her secondary business, OpenBrite specializes in making and producing fully Open Source (OSHW and OSS) products made in the US. They also act as a product accelerator for crowd-funded and early-stage hardware companies from making of early prototypes through to full-scale production. You may have seen some of her products on Kickstarter and and Grand St.
Mark Scheel is a senior Android developer at iTriage, a leading consumer app in the medical vertical with more than 6 million Play Store downloads. He is the author of Software Development for Google Glass. He loves Colorado, trail running and snowboarding.
I currently am the Android developer at WellMatch working on price transparency in American healthcare. I've worked at Evernote (Skitch and Evernote for Android), OneLouderApps and as an independent contractor. I've been doing Android since 2010 and still have nightmares about living in a 16MB heap. I live in Austin, Texas, with my wife and three kids. I am a somewhat frequent speaker at the Austin GDG and founder the Austin Android Drinking Club Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Austin-Android-Drinking-Club/.
Jon F Hancock is a Software Engineer at Phunware Inc. where he currently works on the FOX NOW Android App. He has also worked on CW TV, the Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium App, and several others. While at Barracuda Networks, he rewrote SignNow for Android. Prior to that he was a pioneer in the Android theme community, cementing his reputation as a respected Android Developer. He received his Bachelor's and Master’s in Computer Science from National University.
Alex Sourov is the Engineering Manager of the Facebook Android Emerging Markets team. Over the past two years, he has been leading teams focusing on improving the performance and efficiency of the Facebook’s Android app. Prior to joining Facebook, Alex was a Software Development Manager in Microsoft Office.
Kelly Shuster is a Senior Android Developer and Accessibility Lead for Android, iOS and Web at iTriage in Denver. Prior to mobile development, she worked as an Embedded Firmware Engineer focused on disk drive read channel optimization. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical & Computer Engineering with minors in Computer Science and Political Science from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Kelly is currently the director of Women Who Code Denver, and enjoys sharing technical knowledge wherever she goes, from local meetups to international conferences. When not programing, she can be found snowboarding or hiking in the Rocky Mountains.
Tom Chavez has more than twenty years of experience as a manager and product mana software development tools field. Today Tom works in product management at SOAST performance analytics. He has worked across the Silicon Valley at industry leaders inclu PalmSource, and Intuit delivering tools for Mac, Java, PalmOS, Linux and Android develo testing. He speaks frequently at industry conferences and meet-ups. Follow Tom on twitter @TomChavez
Misha is a software engineer at Twitter where he works on performance of Twitter for Android. He has over 10 years of professional experience in mobile application development on variety of mobile platforms including 3+ years of Android application development. Before focusing on Android performance, Misha wrote multiple features for Twitter for Android and worked on variety of projects at Qualcomm including network performance monitoring tools and adaptive streaming support for Android platforms.
Chiu-Ki Chan is an Android developer with a passion in speaking and teaching. She has spoken at numerous conferences all over the world, and has been recognized as a Google Developer Expert for her extensive knowledge in Android. Chiu-Ki is the author of several Android video courses for PluralSight. She runs her own mobile development company, producing delightful apps such as "Monkey Write" for learning Chinese writing, "Heart Collage" for snapping photos to stitch into a heart, and "Fit Cat" which gets more athletic the more you walk.
Huyen Dao is a developer and consultant specializing in native mobile development for Android and iOS. She graduated with a BS and MS in Computer and Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park and has been developing for Android since 2010. The only other thing that keeps her up as late as development (and often longer) is gaming: PC, console, board, card, anything.
Brenda is an Android Software Engineer at IONU Security, a startup that provides file level encryption with cloud sync and 3rd party cloud provider integration and SportsLabs, maker of Gameday apps. She is a former Network Engineer specializing in Cisco Networking and Security Appliances who made the leap into software in 2011. Since then, she has been developing for Android for the past 4 years and dabbles in other technologies that fall under the “Internet of Things” (IoT) category. As someone who has always been passionate and excited about technology, she tries to spread that excitement and enthusiasm to others through volunteer teaching in high schools, speaking engagements and Meetup participation.
Elliott Chenger is an Android Engineer currently at Under Armour Connected Fitness in Austin Texas. Previously he was at Mutual Mobile, a digital agency also developing for Android. He organizes the Wearable ATX meetup and speaks at numerous local developer groups including Google Developer Group. He also blogs semi-regularly at omitneedlesscode.com
Android Lead at LivingSocial. Prior to LivingSocial, I worked at The Washington Post, and FINRA. I’ve been writing apps since Cupcake, co-organizer of DC Droids (the DC Android Meetup), and embarrassingly was one of those people walking around with Google Glass at one point. My mom also says I'm very smart.
Etienne's been an active member of the Android developer community in Montreal since 2010, and has been regularly devoting time towards mentoring startups, developers and students in the mobile space. As part of the Montreal Android GDG, he organises meetups, hackathons, and gives regular talks on Android-related subjects. He's now part of the Google Developer Expert program. He is now Android team lead for TrueKey, Intel's digital identity manager. Previously, Etienne worked on projects ranging from high-availability stock trading software platforms, all the way to large scale municipal bike sharing systems (London's cycle Hire amongst others). He lives in Montreal with his wife and daughter, and speaks French and English fluently.
James Williams is an author (Learning HTML5 Game Programming) and Course Developer at Udacity where he focuses on making Android and Front-End Web courses. In the Android Nanodegree, James has helped create Android Design for Developers, the Android Wear/TV/Auto courses, and Developing Android Apps. When James is not wrangling instructors, you can find him rolling around in the mud at an obstacle course run. He takes full responsibility for any and all mentions of #HOLOYOLO, #MaterialYOLO, #AppCompatYOLO in Android Design for Developers.
Wayne Piekarski is a Developer Advocate at Google, focusing on Android, Wear, and Ubiquitous Computing. He has worked for 15 years in academia and industry in the areas of wearable computing, outdoor augmented reality, 3D user interfaces, and mobile devices, with a PhD from the University of South Australia. Wayne works to get developers excited about new mobile and wearable technologies, through conferences, social media, and training materials. He also works to advocate for developers within Google, ensuring developers have the right tools and information to support their work.
Alin Jerpelea works for Sony as Community Manager in Developer Relations. His engineering background includes expertise in the Linux kernel and the lower layers of Android. He is responsible for the Open Devices Project as platform architect. Alin is active on XDA forums and has been part of the hacking community since 2006, where he has been creating customs ROMs and helping other open source developers. Follow Alin on Sony Developer World (developer.sonymobile.com) and on Twitter at @devjerpelea.
Abhisek Devkota is the Community Manager and Senior Engineering Manager for Cyanogen Inc., a company formed by the cofounders of the largest aftermarket Operating System for Android devices CyanogenMod. The CyanogenMod Project is an opensource distribution that is community driven and created in collaboration with volunteers around the world, with the goal to allow users to truly own their phone through customization, functionality and enhanced security over their personal data.
Abhisek is a veteran of the consulting industry surrounding Washington, DC. Before joining Cyanogen Inc. he worked on implementation of Software as a Service solutions for various US government agencies and in his spare time, was himself a volunteer to the CyanogenMod project for 5 years.
Abhisek is an avid fan of technology and opensource communities. He is especially interested in opening the more niche prosumer and enthusiast ideas to the average user, including the benefits of secure services and personal data management.
Jenny Yuen is the Engineering Manager for Facebook's News Feed experience focusing on Android. Her team focuses on building high quality mobile experiences for over 1.49 billion mobile monthly active users so people can stay connected to their friends, family, and events around the world. Before working on News Feed she was an Android Developer for Facebook Home and prior to that she was a Computer Vision researcher. Jenny received her PhD and Masters in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her Bachelors in Computer Engineering from the University of Washington.
Hans Dockter is the founder and project lead of the Gradle build system and the CEO of Gradle Inc, a company that provides training, support and consulting for Gradle and all forms of enterprise software project automation in general. Hans has 13 years of experience as a software developer, team leader, architect, trainer, and technical mentor. Hans is a thought leader in the field of project automation and has successfully been in charge of numerous large-scale enterprise builds. He is also an advocate of Domain Driven Design, having taught classes and delivered presentations on this topic together with Eric Evans. In the earlier days, Hans was also a committer for the JBoss project and founded the JBoss-IDE.
Brian works on business development for Google Play- empowering media developers, startups, and companies of all sizes to find success and growth in the Android ecosystem. He’s also lucky enough to also work with the Android TV team, helping to bring the best app experiences into the living room. His previous roles at Google involved partnerships development for real-time communications products like Hangouts and Helpouts, as well as sales strategy for the Commerce organization. Prior to Google, Brian worked on cloud and infrastructure consulting at Accenture, and earned his computer science degree from Penn. He is co-founder of TechnologyDoes, an organization committed to bridging the digital divide. When not working or volunteering, you can catch him shredding some fresh powder up at Squaw Valley!
Alex has been part of Android Developer Relations at Google since 2010. Previously he did mobile game development with J2ME, and worked as an SEO developer in the travel industry, which gave him a real appreciation for Analytics. Alex obsesses over writing sample code that not only educates, but also amuses the reader. He's written several of the Android Training courses and sample applications available on http://developer.android.com , and wrote most of the "Sunshine" weather application used in the "Android Fundamentals" online course. Alex's life goal is to save everyone in the world 5 minutes, and his greatest hope is that they spend it stretching in a hammock or scratching a puppy behind the ears, instead of waiting in traffic or going over their taxes. He will occasionally eat a single Lay's potato chip, just to prove it can be done.
Jan-Felix is an Android Developer Programs Engineer on the Developer Platform team at Google Sydney. He has worked on the Google Santa Tracker app, bringing holiday cheer to users around the world. When J-F isn't enjoying the sunny weather down under, he is helping developers get the most out of the Android platform and Google's Geo APIs.
Adnan is an Android engineer with 5 years of experience working on the CyanogenMod Android platform. He has a background in application design, device bring up, and creation of telephony and provisioning systems for mobile carriers. By profession he works on Android frameworks at Cyanogen.
Michelle is the Sr. Product Manager for Cyanogen focusing on themes. Before that she worked at Xiaomi where she helped grow the MIUI ROM community, drive theme partnerships and launch the company to Philippines. In her past time, she likes to check out new theme designs and catch up on the growing start up scene in Asia.
Dave is a Product Designer and member of the design team at Cyanogen Inc. Ever since the days of the original Droid, he has enjoyed customizing and tweaking the Android canvas. Prior to Cyanogen, Dave was the creative mind behind kovdev. From icon packs to launcher themes, he has helped millions of users to personalize their devices. Now, he spends his days on themes for Cyanogen, whether it be working on new devices or educating other designers about the joys of theming. If you can manage to pull him away from his desk, he'll gladly talk to you about technology or gaming.
Clark has been working on Android since the introduction of the G1 in 2008. Prior to joining Cyanogen, Inc, he reverse engineered MIUI's theme engine and incorporated it into a CyanogenMod based ROM called ChameleonOS. Clark is currently an engineer on the CyanogenOS frameworks team with an emphasis on all things themes.
Roman Birg is a Software Engineer at Cyanogen Inc. Roman's passion for Android started with the community. He wanted to give users (and himself) more options and freedom to customize their devices beyond what was available. What started with bytecode hacking, turned into a separate Android fork, and then finally evolved into the start of a career based on doing what he loves!
Jerry Hildebrand is a digital cowboy for Android Central, with a dedicated focus on all things Open Source. When he's not contributing code of his own, he can be found taking about Android as an open source project and all of the different ways Google's partners help (and sometimes hurt) that initiative.