Past Meetup

Suyash on Android UX Design & Jake Wharton on Bootstrapping with Open Source

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Pandora HQ

2101 Webster Street, Suite 1650 · Oakland, CA

How to find us

2 Blocks from 19th St BART. Street parking is free at that time. Event Valet parking is $10. Pandora's office is on Webster between 21st and 22nd, with main entrance on 21st near the corner of Franklin and 21st. It's on the 16th floor.

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We're partnering with two local meetups to have two very exciting Android talks:

Bootstrapping Android Apps with Open Source by Jake Wharton of ActionBarSherlock ( and employee at Square.

Android Design Challenges and Popular UX Patterns by Suyash Joshi. Suyash works as a cross-platform mobile developer at Oracle.

More details about their talks can be found below.


6:30: Networking and checking in. Snacks and drinks sponsored by our host Pandora! See their job openings (

7:00: Talk One by Jake
"Bootstrapping Android Apps with Open Source"

7:45 : Q & A

8:00 : Talk Two by Suyash
"Android Design Challenges and Popular UX Patterns"

8:45 : Q & A

9:00: Wrap up

Bootstrapping Android Apps with Open Source

As the general quality of Android apps grow, the pressure on developers to deliver an amazing experience also increases. Learn how to empower development by leveraging the efforts of the open source community rather than become overwhelmed under the requirements of a new application.

This talk will highlight a handful of free libraries from Square which will accelerate and simplify app development. The motivations behind each library, its benefits and limitations, and code examples in real-world usages will be covered. At the conclusion of this talk, we will have covered a foundation for building a solid, well-tested application.

@JakeWharton (

Android Design Challenges and popular UX patterns

This talk will cover best practices for designing an app for the Android ecosystem, with OS and Device fragmentation, it is really hard for designers to have a single layout and they have to juggle with designing for different form factors supporting legacy versions of Android. The talk will also showcase some of the popular apps that look beautiful on different versions of Android both for tablet and smartphones.

@SuyashJoshi (

A big thanks again to our sponsor, Pandora for providing a great location and snacks and drinks for the meetup!