A few weeks ago, I gave the opening keynote for DroidCon Berlin!
It’s that time of year to reflect on the past and look toward the future. A lot of great stuff happened this year:
It’s great to see the top Android developers in the world — all in one place! It felt like everyone I’ve ever met at past international and domestic conferences was there.
Last week, just before Google I/O, I attended the Global Google Developer Group Organizer’s Summit in San Jose.
The summit was up to 500 organizers this year, so we took over the Computer History Museum.
We discuss relevant topics to organizing as well as upcoming Google announcements. The best part, however, is interacting with organizers from all around the world!
I captured the activities from day one on video (using Google Glass), check it out to see different phases of the process.
I’ve been sketchnoting up a storm and created a series of sketches about public speaking.
Continue reading How to Prepare a Conference Talk
In 2013, I learned I could take a break. In 2014, I learned to set my own course.
I led a team of Android developers, started a consulting business, ventured into startup land, joined the board of a non-profit (we opened computer labs in Mexico and Morocco), expanded the Google Developer Group (GDG), and started hosting on AirBnB.
I was free to spend most of June abroad and saw the northern lights in October. I spoke in Stockholm and Amsterdam. I attended Droid NYC, Google I/O, and two GDG conferences. I mentored at LadyHacks and inspired others to speak at conferences.
Excited to see this foundation grow in 2015.
tl;dr My favorite talk from the inaugural DroidCon in the United States was “Improving Facebook and Instagram in Emerging Markets.” A storify of my notes & tweets follow.