Android Talks: Performance, Monitoring, Testing Automation and CI


Please join us for a night of two exciting talks for the month of March. We have brought two wonderful speakers who will share their knowledge and expertise on how to measure 'Android App Performance and Monitoring' as well as the other topic of the night will cover 'Automating Android Testing and CI'.

These topics are essential to understand and master in order to deliver an app that will result in better end user experience.

Thanks to our wonderful sponsor for the event and food and drinks:


6:30 : Doors Open & Networking (Beer and Food!)

6:50 : Welcome & Introduction

7:00 : "How to Achieve Mobile App Performance and Monitoring to Ensure Great User Experiences" + Q&A

8:00 : "Automating Android Tests, CI" + Q&A

9:00 : Wrap Up


Topic: "How to Achieve Mobile App Performance and Monitoring to Ensure Great User Experiences"

Descripton: When a mobile app is slow or crashes, users are quick to uninstall. If the app is internal for your enterprise, employees become disgruntled and angry and complain to IT. To solve these issues before they happen, or as quickly as possible after they happen, what should a developer have in place to achieve app success? What areas of a mobile app performance are most easily optimized, and what other techniques for overall architecture are best practices?

In this presentation Alex will walk you through the components of a mobile app that can be analyzed to extract actionable insights to improve performance and user experience. Alex will provide a quick demo of Crittercism’s mobile app performance monitoring tool, and show you how to get it integrated in your Android app in just five minutes. He will also go through some specific real-world examples and explain how they have achieved fast, non-crashing, user friendly mobile app experiences.

Speaker Bio: Alex Gaber is a Technical Evangelist at Crittercism, where he works with mobile app developers to achieve best practices around mobile app performance, monitoring, and optimization.

Alex has been a technical trainer and consultant, focused on mobile app development and architecture, and has worked on projects spanning tech startups, large enterprises, to the federal government. He is a frequent participant in hackathons and developer competitions and loves to learn about new technologies that help mobile app developers.


Twitter:@intalex (


Topic: "Automating Android Testing, CI"

Developing an android app can be difficult, testing it manually is just insane. That's why writing automated tests has become very valuable in today's mobile market. But, where does one begin?

This talk will focus on:

- Distinguishing the different types of testing (Unit vs. Integration vs. Functional)

- A look at tools when designing the automation framework

- When to use a simulator or a real device

- Putting it together with CI

Speaker Bio: Melvin Laguren is currently the Lead QA Automation Engineer at OneLogin.

Additionally, he organizes the Mobile Testing Gurus Meetup ( and offers training through his website, (

Towards the end of last year, he was brought on as an Advisor to AltheaHealth, Inc. focusing on test automation and continuous integration of both their web and mobile applications. Prior to OneLogin, he was the QA Automation Architect at Macy's.

Email: [masked]
Twitter: @mlaguren (