Top picks for Flutter devs from droidcon Berlin

Jun 17, 2019

Conferences are cool. The droidcon conference is really cool! Hundreds of top-notch tech talks, workshops & codelabs, best-in-class speakers from all around the world. When there are more treats on your plate than you can handle, we can make your life easier.

Codemagic CI/CD experts have dug into the droidcon schedule and picked our favorite presentations of Flutter, and more. This will help you to take the maximum out of droidcon Berlin by finding the top presentations for your taste.

The 11th edition of droidcon Berlin will take place from 1 to 3 July 2019.

  • 1,200+ attendees
  • 3 days
  • 5 tracks
  • 100+ talks

Editor awards:

The coolest job title award goes to: Señor Android Developer (Marcos Holgado, Sky)

The coolest presentation title: “Android with a side of Flutter, please” (Filip Hráček, Google)

The presentation to boost your dev productivity: “2015 called! It wants its software stack back” (Pascal Welsch)

Editor pick for Flutter

Flutter is HOT! 🔥 Being center stage on Google I/O, you can’t ignore Google’s new mobile SDK. With the Android celebration around the corner, let us present you the top pics to attend for Flutter development and taking care of your Flutter app.

Mon 1:00 PM - 2:30 pm

Write your first Flutter application

Salih Guler

If you are part of the Flutter development world, you likely have heard about Salih! Salih is @GoogleDevExpert for Flutter, founder of FlutterGermany and co-organizer of @FlutterBerlin, so one can say he’s from head to toe into Flutter. Don’t miss this chance to get your first (but why not second, third, tenth) Flutter app running under expert’s guidance. Get hands-on experience by creating a simple application. You can go through all the amazing features that Flutter offers us, ask questions on the way and learn Flutter by implementing it.

See Muhammed Salih Guler’s Flutter Developer interview at Google I/O 2019.

To get your engines started, you need to bring your own laptop and install the SDK to your preferred IDE. Check the links below for these steps.

https://flutter.io/docs/get-started/install

https://flutter.io/docs/get-started/editor

https://flutter.io/docs/get-started/test-drive

Tue 11:00 AM - 11:40 am

Android with a side of Flutter, please

Filip Hráček

We are pleased to introduce another Flutter ninja at the droidcon. If you have had the first hands-on experience with Flutter but are not ready to burn all the bridges and jump all into the Flutter world, look no more. Filip is a Developer Advocate in the Flutter team and is willing to take you for a smooth Flutter ride.

“You’ll learn how to add a single Flutter activity to your app and keep the rest. This is how companies like Alibaba are gradually rewriting their Android and iOS apps to Flutter, page by page.”

This is definitely one of the presentations to look out for. Not only is Filip bringing the knowledge straight from the source, he’s the man who understands a good joke. He runs the Boring Flutter Development Show and builds various projects for fun, like the Flutter demo app called Entire history of humanity seen at Flutter Live and the @year_progress Twitter bot, just to mention a few.

Wed 10:10 AM - 10:50 am

Building a cross-platform DroidCon app using Flutter

Rohan Taneja

Now it is the right time to ask if you have downloaded the DroidCon Berlin App? Not only is it very useful, but it’s also beautiful and built with Flutter in 30 days. I know, right! You might have heard many stories about Flutter and record build times on multiple platforms, and DroidCon Berlin App is just another proof of that. Rohan will share his experience building the DroidCon Berlin App and the lessons learned.

We can’t promise anything, but Rohan is well known for his interactive presentations. Check out his presentation inspired from Black Mirror Bandersnatch here.

Wed 9:20 AM - 10:00 am

What I learnt by building the exact same app in Kotlin (Native Android), Nativescript and Flutter

Arnav Gupta

Flutter is not the only platform for building cross-platform apps from a single code base. But does it have any major advantages to bring to the table? Arnav built a blogging app using Kotlin, Nativescript and Flutter, and shares the differences in development and user experience of the apps built using all these platforms.

Wed 2:20 PM - 3:00 pm

Fluttering at 60 FPS (or bust)

Krzysztof Sroka

Flutter and animations go hand in hand. Flutter lets you write incredibly smooth animations with its promise of rendering at the speed of 60 frames per second. But how is it possible without slowing down your app? Krzysztof Sroka is a cross-platform developer and Flutter aficionado from Wrocław. He is also a member of the local Google Developers Group where he leads the Flutter initiative. Check out what he thinks about Flutter here and how to bridge some gaps between its libraries and whatever’s being provided by your favorite native OS when building Flutter apps here.


We agree that there could be much more Flutter talks at the conference. But the ones droidcon Berlin has are the best. There are many other useful and interesting presentations to attend. We will add our editor top picks from the mobile app development sphere in general to build healthy apps faster.

Tue 3:20 PM - 4:00 pm

⭐️⭐️ Mobile Test Automation at the BBC: Then, Now and Next

Jitesh Gosai

This is a real treat for all mobile app developers. A first-hand case study from Standard Media Playback team that builds the media playback capability for one of the UKs biggest VOD and AOD apps: iPlayer and BBC Sounds.

Here’s your chance to learn how mobile app dev giants set up their workflow and how their test automation has evolved over the last 5 years.

Wed 11:50 AM - 12:10 pm

Step Up your tooling

Pascal Welsch

“2015 called! It wants its software stack back.” Pascal is Google Developer Expert for Flutter with a strong Android background. He recently made the transition to becoming a full-time Flutter developer delivering stunning user interfaces to audiences on all platforms. He also tested tons of programs and he will present you 10 new tools for developers you don’t want to miss for a productivity boost. Listen Pascal out because it’s about time to step up the mobile dev game and win the race.

Tue 5:00 PM - 5:40 pm

Write awesome tests

Jeroen Mols

Testing your mobile app is an anterior part of any healthy app. Testing will ensure the quality of your app and the satisfaction of your end user. What are the main “Why” and “How” of fundamental testing principles? Some developers learn it the hard way, but you have the chance to learn from Android GDE & Lead Android developer at Philips Hue.

Tue 5:00 PM - 5:40 pm

Inclusive Craft

Joe Birch

Joe is an Android Engineer and Google Developer Expert for Android, Google Pay and Flutter based in Brighton, UK working on the Android team at Buffer. This time, Joe encourages to explore the things that we experience and not take things for granted.

How this comes down to Android and mobile app dev world, we will be excited to hear.

Wed 3:10 PM - 3:50 pm

CI experts on Android and iOS dependency management

Martin Jeret

Of course, we are humbled to present you Codemagic experts at droidcon Berlin. Martin is taking care of the business and product side in Codemagic. Codemagic by Nevercode has extensive knowledge about CI/CD, and Martin will cover what is needed to convert your application’s source code to a binary that can be delivered to the customers.


FOR FUN and LAUGHS

Mon 11:00 AM - 12:00 pm

Sketchnoting Workshop

Teresa Holfeld

Yes, please! Before attending any presentations, let’s learn some sketchnoting. Sketchnoting is the art of using visuals to record and share ideas. Not everybody can attend droidcon Berlin, so please do share your key findings on a visual and easy-to-grasp way. And don’t forget to add #sketchnoting #DCBERLIN19

Mon 3:20 PM - 4:20 pm

What Will We Be Developing in 5 Years?

Erik Hellman * Juhani Lehtimäki * Pascal Welsch * Stacy Devino * Danny Preussler

With the fast innovation of technology and the mobile-first approach, nobody can know for sure how the industry will look like in 5 years. Field experts will discuss “what the landscape will look like for developers in the next few years and answer questions about how to stay current, future-proof your skillset and how you can influence the future.”

Mon 3:20 PM - 4:20 pm

Powerpoint Karaoke / improv / random slides

Our most loved software developers are thrown into the unknown waters and we are allowed to have a laugh at them. Random topics and unexpected answers. What a nice ending to the first day at Droidcon Berlin.

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

General Party

General Party is not a regular party to attend. This is a great opportunity to network even more.


Wrap-up

Heads up! There is a lot to expect from droidcon Berlin. It is the perfect place to meet like-minded and passionate people, learn some great new things and discover some cool new products to explore.

What do you expect from droidcon Berlin and which presentations you can’t wait to attend? Share your thoughts and opinions from droidcon with us by dropping us a tweet @codemagicio #DCBERLIN19

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