Droidcon London 2016

Droidcon London 2016

Droidcon London is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, Droidcon that I have attended so far. More than seventy speakers shared their tips and insights. There were five tracks on a wide range of topics, and a new concept called lightning talks. In these lightning talks the presenters had fifteen minutes to share their idea or project with interested attendees.

I presented "Android Application Security, The Right Way", in which I shared my thoughts on securing an application and the user-generated data on the device. Nowadays, more and more mobile applications are developed, which generate rich user content. Therefore, it is important that developers secure their application in the best way possible. My talk aimed at giving developers without a security background some tools and ideas to use and implement in their Android apps.

I also attended several talks myself. I particularly enjoyed Scott-Alexander Brown's presentation, in which we learned more about the new security features in Android N. It was a comprehensive talk that excellently covered the security topics. Alex Florescu took a deep dive into Java 8 features, such as lambda expressions and method references. He also talked about other features like streams and default methods.

Thanks to the organizers that have put together a great conference, and thanks to the other presenters and attendees for the interesting discussions, questions and ideas.

Dario Incalza