Accessibility on Android + Serverless mobile apps with Firebase & Google Cloud

GDG Philadelphia
Wed, Aug 21, 2019, 6:00 PM (EDT)

About this event

6.00 pm - 6.15 pm - Sponsored Pizza and networking
6.15 pm - 6.20 pm - GDG Philly Intro and Housekeeping
6.20 pm - 6.55 pm - Accessibility on Android, Khevna Khona, Comcast
7.00 pm - 7.45 pm - Serverless Mobile apps, Doug Stevenson, Firebase
7.45 pm - Head to nearby bar (you don't have to drink but come join us!)

Talk: Accessibility on Android : Some assembly required
Speaker: Khevna Khona, Comcast
Build an app that is inclusive and progressive. Appealing to users with the widest range of capabilities is the right thing to do. With TalkBack, for example, a person who is blind can use your Android app. But Android's accessibility features don't work "out of the box" you need to do a little more work to bring them to users. Come to this talk to learn how to support accessibility in your app.

Talk: Build and scale serverless mobile apps with Firebase and Google Cloud
Speaker: Doug Stevenson from the Firebase team
If your app has millions of users, you need a backend infrastructure to support its growth. Do you want to build that infrastructure? Of course not! Your time is better spent focusing on the app. In this talk, we'll take a look at the code for a mobile app that works like a “universal translator”. It uses Firebase and Google Cloud services and APIs. And we'll do it "serverless" without having to manage servers or infrastructure. A live demo of the app will be done with audience participation - bring a phone or laptop!