Global News Round-up: May 2015

May 2, 2015



With five droidcons April was an intense, yet exciting month! Before we take a look back at five amazing events, let’s have a look at whats coming next.


The next droidcon for this year will be droidcon Berlin from June 3 till June 6, 2015: 65 speakers and over 40 hours of program on four stages. It will take place at Postbahnhof Berlin right after the Big Data conference Berlin BuzzwordsA one-day hackathon on June 6 will be the grand final. There already is one confirmed challenge: Creating an automotive robot using LEGO Mindstorms. Spots are limitied for the hackathon, so you need to register for free here.


On June 10 and 11 droidcon Tel Aviv returns for the second time. It will take place at Yes Planet Rishon. The Call for Papers is closed by now, but with a bit luck your submission can still be reviewed.


droidcon New York is back! Mark your calendar: From August 27 till 28 the Metropolitan Pavilion is in the hands of Android enthusiasts from all around the world. Stay tuned for more information:


droidcon_intelWe’ve already announced it, but since it’s running all year, here’s a reminder for you: Intel® Software is investing in women developers at all upcoming global droidcon conferences in 2015. Women developers from all over the world get the chance to apply for the sponsorship. The financial support includes reduced tickets and the refund for travel and accommodation costs, up to a maximum of 330 €. Attendees are eligible for the program as well as and speakers. Learn more:


One month, five droidcons – a quick review


From April 9 to April 10 the first Canadian droidcon took place in Montreal. With over 350 participants, 50 speakers and 45 hours of program droidcon Montreal made a great start in Canada. Watch their video review and have a look at some pictures on flickr.



At the same time the Italian Android community and its international guests gathered in Turin for the second time. At droidcon Torino more than 700 participants and 80 speakers had a good time at centro congressi Lingotto, that has once been an important car factory (and has a test track for cars on its roof!).



For the first time droidcon came to the Gulf region. droidcon Dubai brought together developers from the Gulf region and from all around the world at Dubai Internet City. Find a collection of pictures here.


It was the fourth one held in Spain and the third one in Madrid: droidcon has become an established conference in Spain. Like in the years before the spanish Android community met to exchange ideas and learn from each other.


And another newcomer: droidcon Zagreb was the first droidcon conference in Croatia. From April 29 till April 30 more than 400 Android enthusiasts from about 25 countries came together to discuss the newest developments in the mobile OS.


    Droidcon is the largest global network of developer conferences with a focus on the best in Android. We are dedicated to supporting the Android platform and creating a neutral global network for developers and companies. Our first droidcon conference was held in 2009 in Berlin and since then it has spread to over 20 countries across 4 continents, thus rapidly extending our community-driven conference format around the globe.

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