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Agenda & Speakers

Agenda | Sunday, 30 September 2012


Anirudh Dewani (Google +)
Anirudh is a Developer Programs Engineer for Android and helps developers build compelling apps for the Android platform. Before joining Google, he worked as an architecture consultant, designer, developer and performance engineer. Gaming consoles and Football matches keep him busy when he is not working. 

Talk: Connectivity: What's new in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Synopsis: WiFi Pre-association discovery, DNS-based service discovery. 

Level: Intermediate

Bhaskar Raj Konduru (Google +)
Bhaskar love technology; and would love to work with geeks. He has love for learning new stuff related to technology. He is currently working with RedBus and has experience in building different products from scratch. Also have experience in Cloud Services, BigData, Role-Based access control (RBAC) implementation, etc. It amazes him that technology can be used to solve human problems which hitherto no one would have thought about. He is an avid coder and a follower of the latest startups in Bangalore or anywhere else. What interests him is a business idea and a technical solution to that. 

Talk: How BigQuery can take advantage of Big Data
Synopsis: Talk will be discuss about Big Query with a case study on how it has benefited organization that generates enormous data; the architecture followed to push data points into Big Data, its analysis to solve key business issues. Case study of Red Bus

Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Kumar Rangarajan (Google +)
Kumar is Co-Founder and chief ion at Little Eye labs. He has 16+ years of experience of software development. He has been part of Purify+ (memory profiler for C/C++, later Java/.Net) development team @ Rational (IBM). In his prior engagement at HP, he was part of HPUX Linker and Compiler team. One of his latest engagement was with S7 software, which got acquired by BlueCoat Systems. 

Talk: Optimizing Battery consumption of Android apps. What to do and what not to do.

Synopsis: The talk will cover about how apps consume power and what are the common issues that cause excessive power consumption in apps. It will cover techniques that can be used to reduce consumption.

Level: Intermediate

Mihir Deshpnade (Google +)
Mihir is an independent technology consultant , works with companies to build scalable web applications, hardware devices for mass consumption. He loves to work with open source  and build systems that create and enhance new user experiences. He has worked with Motorola Mobility and was the co-founder of Qalqi Labs. His interests include web applications, web web browsers, video content delivery, user interactivity for entertainment systems. He holds Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. 

Talk: Addition of real time and interactive content, data visualization to web video 

Level: Intermediate

Muneef Hameed
 (Google +)
Muneef is Co-Founder and Creative director at Tridz Technologies, a company offering Branding, UX and Drupal services. He is hardcore Drupal developer with great expertise in branding and web technologies. 

Title: Animation with CSS3 and more
Synopsis: An introduction into CSS3 and many of the popular features of CSS3 like transitions, transformation, 3D etc.  Live demonstration of creating CSS3 animation.
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Co-Speaker: Safwan Erooth

Pankaj Bharadiya
Pankaj Bharadiya works for Texas Instruments and having more than 5 years of experience. He is currently leading the accessory development project to be hosted on http://arowboat.org He has more than 2 years of Android experience and expert in Embedded systems. Prior to TI he has worked with companies like Samsung and eInfochips

Talk: Android Accessory development with Beagle bone
Synopsis: With Android 3.1, the Android platform introduced Android Open Accessory support, which allows external USB hardware (an Android USB accessory) to interact with an Android-powered device in a special accessory mode. Android USB accessories are specifically designed to attach to Android-powered devices and adhere to a simple protocol (Android accessory protocol) that allows them to detect Android-powered devices that support accessory mode. With majority of smart phones and tablets using Android today, an Android open accessory standard provides a vital link between phones,tablets and other Android powered devices, and embedded systems which are pervasive in our daily life.Android accessories can be audio docking stations, exercise machines, personal medical testing devices, weather stations, or any other external hardware device that adds to the functionality of Android. Beaglebone Android accessory kit gives you freedom to innovate and develop new accessories for Android devices. It provides an easy to use development kit that will help to take Android accessories at next level.
Level: Intermedia

Premchander Rao T 
Prem has 11+ years of experience in development of embedded s/w for mobile and multimedia system on chip (SoC). He works at Intel, where he is responsible for working with ISVs in Mobile Application Development area and help them enable their apps for Intel Architecture Devices. 

Talk: Tale of Android App Development Tools

Synopsis: This session will have talk on (a) x86 Emulator for Android Development – HAXM (b) Graphics Performance Analyzer for building rich media/graphics Android Applications

Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Raveesh Bhalla (Google+)
Raveesh is leading the GDG Delhi Android group. He's the co-founder of Twocents.in, and is a blogger at Phandroid.com.

Title: How to get featured on Tech Blogs
Synopsis: A post on a popular blog can drive significant amount of downloads. But how do you get their attention?
Level: Beginner

Safwan Erooth (Google +)
Safwan is Founder and CEO at Tridz Technologies, a company offering Branding, UX and Drupal services. He has been in the web domain for more than 5 years, and a hobby programmer since grade 7th with expertise in Drupal, Linux and latest web technologies. 

Title: Animation with CSS3 and more
Synopsis: An introduction into CSS3 and many of the popular features of CSS3 like transitions, transformation, 3D etc.  Live demonstration of creating CSS3 animation.
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Co-Speaker: Muneef Hameed

Satyam Kandula (Google +)
Satyam has 15+ years of expeirnce in developing tools for developers and testers. He is Eclipse JDT / Core Committer. He co-founded  Little Eye Labs, where he builds tools for Android developers.

Talk: Eclipse for Android: Tips & Tricks
Synopsis: Eclipse is widely used for developing Android apps. It is very powerful & some of the features are non trivial. This session will show non-trivial tips and tricks in using Eclipse to become more productive. Talk shall demonstrate some tips on editing, searching, advanced debugging and similar. 
Level: Beginners

Shashidhar Gurumurthy (Google +)
Shashi works as a Solution Architect at Thomson Reuters. He has over 19 years of software development experience in varied hardware and software environments. During the past year, Shashi has focused on learning and usage of mobile and Cloud Technologies such as Google App Engine, Sales Force, AWS, Google APIs and Android. He firmly believes that Cloud based development enables developer with tremendous opportunities and one should believe and practice in continuous learning to reap the benefits. 

Talk: Appengine Services Recipes using Java

Synopsis: App Engine provides services which makes usually-complex tasks very simple to perform. This session will take you through a whirl wind tour of few of the App Engine services you are most likely to utilize on your application using the Java programming language.

Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Uttam Tripathi (Google +)
Program Manager for Developer Relations @ Google India

Talk: Key Note on GDG DevFest