Android Things: Solid Foundations

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eDreams Odigeo Headquarters

Calle Bailén 67 · Barcelona

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Calle Bailén 67, Barcelona

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Android Things is Googles latest foray into the Internet of Things. Android Things lets you build professional, mass-market products on a trusted platform, without previous knowledge of embedded system design. IoT devices need testing too. This talk will give an introduction to the new Android Things APIs, also how to architect to keep your codebase clean and your IoT devices solid. The second half of the talk will be a deeper dive into controlling Android Things peripherals. We'll explain what are user drivers, how they work, how to use them, and most importantly: how you can create and test a new driver from scratch that can be used for Android Things to interact with new peripherals.

Speaker: Paul Blundell

Paul Blundell is an aspiring Software Craftsman, Google Developer Expert and Head of Engineering at Novoda. Before Novoda he worked at the AutoTrader and Thales with apps he's personally released racking up over 1 million downloads. A strong believer in software craftsmanship, SOLID architecture, clean code and testing, Paul has used this methodology to successfully nurture and create many Android applications. These include Channel 4’s All4 video streaming application, the Tesco Launcher app; pre-installed for the Hudl2 tablet, MUBI a unique film streaming service. Paul is also the author of "Learning Android Application Testing".

Speaker: Xavi Rigau

Xavi started working as an Android Developer in Barcelona 2010, moving to London and joining Novoda in 2013. Bringing experience in cross-platform development, Xavi has pushed Novoda forward with advocating team collaboration and best practices. Working on projects like All4, Secret DJ, MUBI and multiple Tesco products. He’s now crafting well tested, delightful Android apps in Barcelona.


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The Meetup will be in eDreams Odigeo offices, in the heart of Barcelona and easily accessible by public transport: Link to Google Maps (,2.1719574,19z/data=!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x12a4a2ef2e57f96d:0xe45c02fb06089ca9!2sCarrer+de+Bail%C3%A8n,+67,+08009+Barcelona!3b1!8m2!3d41.3953519!4d2.1725046!3m4!1s0x0:0x7c1c9accb44103e6!8m2!3d41.3952722!4d2.1724176?hl=en)