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Gradle for Android and the rest of the World by Hans Dockter

Talk location:

Google Office 379 N Whisman Rd, Mountain View, CA - Quad 6

Further information:

This is a cross promoted event with the SVJUG meetup. If you are a member of both meetups, please rsvp only once.


6:00 - 7:00 Networking and Light Dinner

7:00 - 7:15 Announcements

7:15 - 8:30 Hans Dockter - Gradle for Android and the rest of the world

8:30 - 8:45 Q&A





Abstract: We will talk about the new Gradle based Build System for the Android SDK. This new build system has been developed as a Gradle plugin by the Google Android team. It is full of innovation, many of them demonstrating the unique underlying capabilities of Gradle. We will also introduce Gradle as such with a special focus on the new features that have been developed as part of the Android effort. For example more generic, platform independent dependency management and the concept of library variants for different runtimes. We will show how these new features are extremely useful for other platforms like Javascript, Scala, Java and C++.

This talk is interesting for both, people interested in Android and people interested in Gradle who don't have a background in Android.

Hans Dockter

Bio: Hans is the founder of Gradle and the CEO of Gradleware. Hans has 15 years of experience as a software developer, team leader, architect, trainer, and technical mentor in vast array of industry sectors such as automotive, finance, public transport and business intelligence. Hans is a thought leader in the field of project automation and has successfully been in charge of numerous large-scale continuous delivery implementations. He is also an advocate of Domain Driven Design, having taught classes and delivered presentations on this topic together with Eric Evans. In the earlier days, Hans was also a committer for the JBoss project and founded the JBoss-IDE.


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  • Gopal

    Good presentation. As I mentioned after the presentation, we are hiring, looking for java developers and QA engineers at If you are interested, like to know more details, please contact me at [masked]

    July 10, 2013

  • Paul L.

    Good presentation. A lot of energy and clarity in the concepts that were presented.

    July 10, 2013

  • Suyash J.

    Here is the upcoming Android meetup I was talking about after today's wonderful talk. It would be very helpful for Android developers who want to learn how to mitigate and manage device fragmentation problems. It's on July 17 in San Francisco starts at 6:30 pm. Please RSVP . so we have a decent approx of the attendees.

    July 10, 2013

  • robert c.

    presentation in very clear and systematic way, the sample was given in time without wasting too much time in typing

    July 10, 2013

  • Roman

    Exciting presentation

    July 10, 2013

  • Van R.

    finally one thing went right, we were able to get it back on the same URL with a small segment lost though

    July 10, 2013

  • Van R.

    Murphy's Law, the laptop being used to broadcast this will be forcibly shutdown for a mandatory update any minute now. It is unlikely that we will be able to restart the streaming with this same URL. :-(

    July 10, 2013

  • Gopal

    Hi Van, Kevin

    July 10, 2013

  • Gopal

    Hi Van, Kevin

    July 10, 2013

  • Van R.

    We will start live streaming at 7pm with the announcements followed by Hans Dockter shortly after that here:

    July 10, 2013

  • Mark B.

    Ok - after a ball game not the best time to leave the city - sorry will have to miss

    July 10, 2013

  • Sagun S.

    Will not be able to make it today.

    July 10, 2013

  • Eric W.

    I am a new developer for Android.

    July 10, 2013

  • Joseph A.

    Just curious if this event will be streamed or recorded? If so, I can open my spot to someone else. I will attend if this event will not be streamed or recorded, but due to recent events, participation via stream would be much more convenient. Any information is greatly appreciated! If streaming or recording is planned, sharing the url would be helpful too.

    2 · July 10, 2013

  • Dmitry


    July 10, 2013

  • Gopal

    Like to learn on the developments on the Android world

    July 9, 2013

  • Mark P.

    Looking forward to it!

    July 8, 2013

  • Tong Luo, P.

    Count me in

    July 7, 2013

  • Ria

    + 1 guess please

    June 26, 2013

  • Crystal Ying Q.


    June 24, 2013

  • Van R.

    This is a joint event with Silicon Valley JUG and we expect it to be filled to capacity even in the larger space we arranged for the talk. Please do NOT use +1 comments to RSVP someone. It takes less than 5 minutes to register with our meetup. Any +1s need to register for our meetup and RSVP themselves. We don't use meetup ability to RSVP for multiple people due to the fact that we have so many no shows as it is. If we allowed that, it would be even harder to predict the turnout. Please respect our RSVP policy Hannie Fan and others. Thanks!

    June 23, 2013

  • Kevin m.


    June 22, 2013

  • Hannie F.


    June 21, 2013

  • Kaptain K.

    one more Karlen Kirkland

    June 21, 2013

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