SF Android GDG Dev Summit Pre Party @ Fitbit

GDG San Francisco Android
Tue, Oct 22, 2019, 6:00 PM (PDT)

About this event

This month's Android GDG Meetup is hosted by Fitbit and its the Android Dev Summit pre party (not official)!

Join us for 2 excellent talks from the engineers from Fitbit Android team and a talk from Xavier Ducrohet from the Android SDK team :

1 - Bitgatt

Bluetooth low energy is ubiquitous and well understood by users, however this ubiquity works against Android for it’s strength as developers have to contend with tens of thousands of distinct devices all with slightly different behaviors. We at Fitbit realize that we can not manage all of this complexity alone and we have open sourced our Android low-level BLE library. We do, however, have a lot of insight into pushing bluetooth to the limit on mobile devices at scale on Android Lollipop through 10.

· Learn from the mistakes that we made when using the Android API naively
· See how we ensure the best possible performance on flagship phones while still ensuring functionality on older devices via automation and continuous integration
· Gain an understanding of how BLE works at a conceptual level
· Learn how to use Bitgatt to jumpstart your IoT development without the typical roadblocks of Android BLE development

About the speaker:

Irvin has been working on Android at Fitbit for 4 years and has been focused on Bluetooth Low Energy for the past 3 years. He has worked on everything from backend to full-stack, down to mobile, and embedded. He enjoys cycling around the Bay Area and playing basketball with his family.

2 - Force Dark Talk

How does the new Android 10 Force Dark feature work? We’ll get down into the nitty gritty of how it was implemented, and compare it with using the DayNight themes.

About the speaker:

Adam works on Android UI related things at Fitbit. He has worked with Android for the past 6 years and has also worked with other technologies such as Rails, .NET, and various forms of java web dev in past lives.

3. - Building Gradle Plugin APIs with Properties by Xavier Ducrohet

Xavier is the tech lead for SDK and Developer Tools for Android, leading the effort to unify Android apps around a single Gradle-based build system, deeply integrated with Android Studio, an IntelliJ-based IDE for Android.



* 6pm: Doors open

* 6 - 6:45pm: Refreshments and light bites.

* 6:45pm - Announcements

* 6:50pm: 3 Talks

We welcome you to stay and chat afterwards!