The four-day conference will take place in Burlingame, Calif., Nov. 6-9, 2011. It begins with one full day of intensive workshops, followed by three days of technical classes. The conference will include an exhibit floor for companies selling products and services for Android marketers and developers. More than 1,000 Android developers are projected to attend AnDevCon II . The first AnDevCon event drew more than 700 developers. www.AnDevCon.com
The conference is owned, produced and managed by BZ Media LLC, which publishes SD Times, the newspaper for the software development industry. BZ Media also produces SPTechCon: The SharePoint Technology Conference and iPhone/iPad DevCon, an independent conference focused on Apple’s mobile platforms.
Keynotes at AnDevCon II will be presented from Google, Motorola Mobility and American Express.
Google’s Chet Haase and Romain Guy are presenting a keynote entitled, “Android Awesomeness.”
Chet Haase works on the Android team at Google, specifically on animation, graphics and other elements of the UI toolkit. Previously, he worked on animations on the Flex team at Adobe, and on the Java client team at Sun. He’s had years of speaking experience at conferences, such as the past dozen years at JavaOne (including getting "Rock Star" speaker status the past three years), the past two years at Adobe MAX, and the past 5+ years at Devoxx/JavaPolis.
Romain Guy is a software engineer at Google. After spending years having fun with large UIs on the desktop and talking about them at conferences, in blogs, magazines and books, Romain decided to go for the small screen and joined the Android project, an Open Source operating system for mobile phones. He's now trying to make mobile phone user interfaces as fun and exciting as desktop ones.
Motorola Mobility’s Ruth Hennigar’s keynote is “Android Mobility: The View from Motorola.”
Ruth Hennigar, vice president of software product management at Motorola Mobility, is responsible for driving the core applications, user experience and platform across the company’s portfolio of tablets and smartphones. Prior to Motorola, Ruth served as vice president at eBay, responsible for program management, software quality, product planning and process engineering across eBay.com.
Prior to eBay, Ruth was the vice president of software engineering at Palm. She also led the software development efforts at several startups, and served as general manager of the Java team at Sun when Java was in its early stages.
Ruth began her career as a software engineer at Bell Northern Research/Nortel and moved from there into software development and management roles at Apple. Ruth has a Bachelor of Science (honors) in computer science from Acadia University in Nova Scotia.
American Express’s keynote, “Developing Consumer Apps in a Really, Really Big Company,” is presented by David Baldie and Andrew Peret.
David Baldie is a senior mobile engineer for Serve, American Express’ new digital payment and commerce platform. In this role, he is responsible for leading a team of offshore and onshore developers to develop and create opportunities around Serve’s API through the use of new and emerging technology. David began his career by working on video game programming in his spare time. While at the University of South Florida, he got his first shot at a programming internship at Boson Software. After fine tuning his skills in imaging and repository software coding, David founded his own mobile development shop, engineering language apps for Android devices.
As head of advanced services, Andrew Peret is responsible for new technologies for Serve, American Express’ new digital payment and commerce platform. Through mobile devices and emerging technologies, he looks to change the way the world initiates and manages payments. Earlier this year, Andrew's team introduced Serve's first Android application in the Android Marketplace. Prior to his current position, Andrew engineered and architected a wide range of software solutions for start-ups and corporations. Andrew is a graduate of the Univ. of Wisconsin School of Business and currently resides in Manhattan.
Limited opportunities are still available for sponsorships and participation in the AnDevCon II exhibit floor. Contact Adam Teichholz, +1 631-431-4158 x114 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more at www.AnDevCon.com, and follow it on Twitter at www.twitter.com/AnDevCon or #AnDevCon.
ABOUT BZ MEDIA
Based in Huntington, N.Y., BZ Media LLC is a high-tech media company combining the best of print and Web-based publishing with industry-leading technical conferences and expositions.
BZ Media's AnDevCon™ II , Nov. 6-9, 2011, Burlingame, Calif., is the independent conference for software developers, marketers and entrepreneurs building applications for Android smartphones and other devices.
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