A million times Pattrn

This event is held at Skillsmatter! Please make sure you register here:  http://skillsmatter.com/podcast/home/a-million-times-pattrn 


6.45pm - Hello's

6.50pm - Android News

6.55pm - 5 steps to clean Android code - Frankie Sardo

7.15pm - A million times Pattrn - Lucas Rocha

8.00pm - Pub

5 steps to clean Android code
Most Android apps follow the same pattern: a RESTful third-party service provides information represented as JSON and XML, and your task is to present that information and to communicate user actions to the service. Designing and understanding the way data flows into your architecture usually result in a much cleaner codebase. Here you'll be presented 5 useful insights that will help you write code that is a pleasure to read, easy to test and fun to change.

Frankie Sardo works as a Software Craftsman at Novoda. TDD addicted and Clean Code enthusiast, is an active member of the London Software Craftsmanship Community. 
In his free time he's authoring the Growing Android Applications Guided By Tests project (novoda.com/blog/blog/categories/gaagbt)(github.com/frankiesardo/growing-android-applications-guided-by-tests) where he tries out new ideas on making Android architectures clean and testable. 

He recently released Icepick (github.com/frankiesardo/icepick) a small Android library that uses code generation to simplify save and restore instance state.

A million times Pattrn
Pattrn is an unique wallpaper app for Android that gives you access to the huge collection of patterns created by the COLOURlovers community. It has been featured by Google on multiple occasions: on Google's Android Design in Action show, and on Google Play's Staff Picks, Pure Android, and Beautiful Design collections. In just over a year, it has been downloaded more than a million times with an active install base of ~300k users. In this talk, you'll learn a bit about the story behind Pattrn as well as some useful Android design and development tips that might help your app stand out. 

Lucas Rocha is an UI engineer passionate about design. Currently hacking on Firefox for Android (http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/fx/) at Mozilla. 

Creator of Pattrn (http://pattrnapp.com), TwoWayView (https://github.com/lucasr/twoway-view), and Smoothie (https://github.com/lucasr/smoothie). 

He posts his reflections on the craft of building user interfaces in The Layout (http://thelayout.cc). In the past, he has worked at companies like litl (http://litl.com/webbook/meet-webbook/overview.htm) and Nokia (http://nokia.com) and has been a core GNOME (http://www.gnome.org) contributor. 

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  • Lucas R.

    Hi everyone, the slide deck is available here btw: https://speakerdeck.com/lucasr/a-million-times-pattrn

    1 · August 30, 2013

  • Joseph E.

    Thanks for the Droidcon discount! Hope to see you all there.

    1 · August 30, 2013

  • Alex S.

    Hi guys,

    Just a friendly reminder for those who want to attend Droidcon this year: the offer for Londroid members expires today at 5pm! Here's the link to book your ticket using the promocode we distributed on Wednesday: https://skillsmatter.com/register-online/conf/1537

    Hope to see you guys there and see you next time at Skills Matter for another Londroid event! ;-)


    August 30, 2013

  • Marcos P.

    Very nice event, and really good to meet some new people in the community!

    August 29, 2013

  • Alex S.

    Hi guys,

    For those who missed this great event last night, here's the video:


    Enjoy and see you soon at Skills Matter! ;)

    2 · August 29, 2013

  • Carl /.

    Great event shiv! Thanks Google for pizza and beer! Thanks skills matter for the ever awesome organization. Talks were great. The beer at the slaughter Ed lamb was the icing on the cake

    2 · August 28, 2013

  • Fred

    I'm an android developer, just arrived in London

    August 28, 2013

    • Carl /.

      Sorry did not have time to chat! Plenty of more events

      August 28, 2013

    • Carl /.

      To come that is

      August 28, 2013

  • Joseph E.

    Great event

    August 28, 2013

  • Paul T.

    Loved it!

    August 28, 2013

  • Marcos P.

    Really looking forward to this one. Frankie Sardo's presentation seems to go hand-in-hand with my own presentation at Droidcon this year!

    1 · August 27, 2013

  • Shivam G.

    Kamran / Dorian - no worries - the talks are usually recorded and should be available through the SkillsMatter event page a couple of days later.

    August 27, 2013

  • mtaulty

    Looking forward to making this one this week.

    August 23, 2013

  • Kamran S.

    Unfortunately won't be able to make it. Shame because it looks interesting. I agree with Dorian - a recording would be great.

    August 23, 2013

  • Dorian C.

    I dont think I will be able to make this one - hopefully a recording or slides will be available after?

    August 9, 2013

  • Xavi R.

    Rocking Android Design!

    August 1, 2013

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