Event lunches are always worth reviewing. What gets catered is usually a telltale sign of what kind of sponsors an event was able to get. That, or the event planner does not know how to get jiggy with food. Fortunately for the attendees at both the recent DroidCamp and DroidCon events in Berlin, the food was fab (fab – short for fabulous, not fabricated).
It’s no secret either that this pr gal has a sweet tooth unlike any other known to man. I can gulf down a few chocolate bars in a matter of minutes (me bad). And true to form, I was able to attack the dessert table with a strategy in mind. All things were progressing rather nicely until I brought to the table a bowl full of blueberry something and white cream something.
When I arrived, I was happy to see that someone else was not able to resist the blueberry and white cream somethings. And this something ended up being the center of attention in more ways than one. Here’s the scenario….
Two other individuals were sitting at the table with me. I and the individual to my right (let’s call him individual no. 2) were both enjoying our bowl full of somethings when individual no. 3 said, “You do know what that is, don’t you?”. I realized he was talking to me after my spoon completed one lap of mouth to bowl. I said yes, it’s a yoghurt something or other. Individual no. 3 smiled and said, “exactly, it’s not yoghurt, it’s something else”. At least we both agreed it was a something.
That’s when individual no. 2 chimed in and said, “It’s not yoghurt it’s quark.” Individual no. 3 beamed and said, “Yes, it is quark. You don’t have quark in the U.S. do you?” I said, no – still happily enjoying my something.
no. 3: What is quark? (no: 3 knew what quark was in his culture but he was trying to define what it was in an English context)
no. 2: It’s, it’s something …
no. 3: No, I know it’s something, but what is it exactly?
no. 2: It’s like a milk thing.
no. 3: No, it’s more than a milk thing. How can I describe it …
I thought they both described the blueberry and white cream something very well.
no. 2. Yeah, it is a milk thing but it’s more than a milk thing…
no. 3: I can’t quite seem to find the right words to explain what it is.
no. 2: silence .. (no. 2 was happily eating his bowl of “more than a milk thing”)
me: I guess there is no direct translation is there?
no. 3: No. You’re right, there is no direct translation for it.
I suddenly looked up from the bird’s eye view of my bowl of something and realized that there were two netbooks and two android smart phones on the table.
me: Ummm, hello? Why don’t you just Google it.
With that said, both quark experts each grabbed a netbook and started tapping on the keys. Almost simultaneously they both exclaimed, “It’s something like a cheese.”
me: A cheese?
no. 3: Yes, it’s like a cheese, but before it gets to be a cheese.
me: Oh, it’s before a cheese but after a milk, right?
no. 3: Yes, it’s like before a cheese and after a milk. You don’t have this in the U.S. do you?
me: I think we do, but if we do, it would be as a special baking or dessert ingredient and it wouldn’t be sold in bulk like yoghurt.
(That’s how much I knew about making milk-something desserts. I just eat them)
Now that the mystery was solved I was curious to know how each of the individuals arrived at the answers. No.3 used leo, a German/English translation site and individual no. 2 used Wikipedia. What amused me was the period prior when both were trying to figure out how to explain what quark was. This banter had been going on for about 10 minutes before I brought up the “just Google it” phrase. It makes me wonder then, with being in a conference full of geeks … just HOW aware of and connected to their devices, are geeks anyway? I mean, there we all were sitting at a table with two netbooks in front of us and having a conversation on how to explain what the main ingredient of my blueberry and white cream something dessert was. I’m almost certain that Einstein was turning in his grave.
Kind of makes you wonder just how much of the brain we really use.
I managed to snap a photo of individual no. 3. I didn’t get to take one of no. 2, since he went back for seconds.
But don’t get your e-wallets in an uproar. It’s not these kind of specs:
1. Specs: spectacles (if you were thinking of augmented reality glasses sometimes referred to as *specs*)
2. Specs: specifications. This is not about giving out specs on the latest android devices rumored or true but it IS about speculating what actually can go on during an android event.
Be it true or not, we really have no way in knowing other than taking wild and absurd educated guesses. Heck, any publicity is good publicity and we think it’s time to stir the ratings up a bit with some good ‘ol fashioned “rumor mill stories”. Besides, PR isn’t PR if there isn’t anything to stimulate PR. Just saying.
We went camping again. This time it was to take part in what one would call a “gathering of Androids” of sorts. Droid Camp Berlin was another successful event, in what will prove to be a continued and ongoing string of successes marching steadily throughout the globe.
DroidCamp is partnered with Droid Con, the official Android Conference. DroidCamp, patterned after the BarCamp brings in a healthy mix of developers of all skills sets from around the region, some travelling as far as the California Coast, Taiwan and India.
Both events ensure a unique balance of “developer driven” (DroidCamp) and “corporate backing” (DroidCon) energies. Unlike most conferences, DroidCons have a “developer focus” mindset and although a corporate presence is indeed obvious, the brand logos are there to support, sponsor and encourage the Android Movement.
This was Berlin’s second time around for hosting the two events and the number of attendees had doubled considerably from last year’s November 3-4, 2009 showing. The fact that there were attendees from as far away as Taiwan and India proves that the value of DroidCamps and DroidCons can be felt across the globe. What with the Android Movement gaining momentum fast and furious towards the end of the last quarter of 2009 and has not slowed down since, creates a promising sign that the world is ready for Android.
Just in the past few months alone, Google’s open source operating system – Android, has managed to seep into devices of all types. From small to big, companies are now looking towards implementing the operating system into its roadmap for new products and services due to the platforms flexibility and ease. Despite the positive signs that have come about, one challenge still looms above and that is the undeniable fact of Android’s fragmentation.
However, in a recent interview, Andy Rubin (Chief Architect of the Android OS) had one of the best explanations for excusing fragmentation and seeing it as perfectly normal, given the speed of which versions are being deployed, unlike Apple’s scheduled updates. Rubin reminded us of what Android really is. It’s about choice. He explained that if every device were to have the same interface and operating system then Android would be a mere commodity. That’s definitely not what the Android OS stands for. Android is truly about empowerment through choice.
And speaking of “Empowerment and Choice”, we’ve highlighted just a few of the many great moments that took place at these two events. It was difficult to see and take part in all sessions and talks since almost all were more than worth seeing. You can see which moments we were able to capture by visiting the DroidCamp Highlights and the DroidCon Highlights.
Photos and video’s were taken of the two events from various sources. Here are some of our photographic contributions.
Naturally, I would have loved to take the time to detail and write about every moment that I considered was “a highlight” of the day but then that would seem like a play-by-play narrative. Instead, I’ve chosen to pick out two small events that pretty much summed up what the entire DroidCon Day was all about for me.
1. approachable, personable, passionate people
2. ambitious and talented android developers
approachable, personable, passionate people
Tom Higgens talks to game developer, Mario Hachemer
First off was a delightful and equally passionate gentleman by the name of Tom Higgins. Tom, the Product Evangelist for Unity 3D (an emerging, empowering, break-all-molds gaming engine and environment) was kind enough to take some time for a casual interview. The interview took place in the comfort of his hotel room where we brought in a young and talented game developer, Mario Hachemer. Mario, currently living in Frankfurt, was able to be present at the interview via Skype. Oh, the wonders of technology. I found out about the opportunity to interview Tom, just days before the event. During DroidCamp (that took place one day before DroidCon) it had occurred to me to “share” this opportunity with at least one game developer who would have the opportunity to ask Tom questions about Unity 3D themselves. I chose Mario Hachemer because of his current game project on Unity’s engine and felt it might give him valuable insight into further steering his approach to game development.
The interview was just under an hour. The actual video had to be divided into six parts, each approximately under ten minutes. Here’s part one to get you started.
ambitious and talented android developers
We managed to grab one of the android developers that was also there for DroidCamp and get him to tell us a bit about one of the apps he created, just for conferences. The app is called “Schedule Bot” and allows conference goers to carry around the conference schedule on their android phone. Of course, conferences already offer the ability for others to obtain schedules via accessing their website, downloading a .pdf file or other, but Schedule Bot’s friendly interface makes keeping track of sessions, a lot more simpler and most of all, easy to read. Tobias Fiebiger, the apps creator, was gracious enough with his time and we look forward to seeing more of Tobias’ apps in the future. I had wished to interview many more developers but time was really tight and there were so many great sessions to see. You can watch the “quickie” interview below with Tobias.
Like I said, there were so many “highlights” and I would’ve mentioned them all. Maybe I will in future posts, but for now, these two videos pretty much summed up what went on during DroidCon –
- Companies meeting face to face with developers of the future and entering into a supportive and engaging role with their projects, being open to answer all their questions, as best as they could and then offering their time if needed.
- Developers, being able to share, teach and learn from each other’s experience and thus solidifying that which makes the Android Community, special.
One appstore, two appstore, three appstore, four.
Five appstore, six appstore, seven appstore more.
The first DroidCamp session that everyone attended was the Appstore Competition, moderated and reviewed by Thibaut Roffineau of wipconnector. It was almost like a “Celebrity Roast” but in reverse. A panel of representatives were on stage and were given the chance to present their appstores to the crowd. Thibaut then took the podium and began citing his reviews on each appstore. Based on various factors, each appstore was critiqued, publicly. The audience were given the opportunity to ask questions but the overall feel was that each appstore still had a long way to go, in terms of meeting developer demands and “user” experience. I personally, did not see any of the reviews as negative, but rather, as opportunities where each appstore could work on improvements.
One appstore that I have been waiting to see launch is AndroidPIT’s.
Here’s Fabien Röhlinger of AndroidPIT presenting their appstore:
Blinkendroid . Blinkendroid . Blinkendroid ….
Truly a fascinating feat when a group of devices all running the Android Operating System perform a light image dance akin to “synchronized swimming”. Okay, maybe there’s a better way to describe Blinkendroid‘s demo, but even better – is to watch it happen on video. I thought it was a really creative and artistic way to use the Android OS – a true visual experience. Just staring down at the device displays and watching patterns of “light images” run across the side by side devices, as if they were one canvas was, for me, spectacular.
… but that was nothing compared to the record breaker success that Blinkendroid managed to do at the C-Base After Party. 38 android devices were pooled together to collaboratively perform in unison. Check out the cool video below that was made by Jo Cognito a.k.a. videoamt. The Blinkendroid crew consists of four guys that go by the known names of: benjamin.r.m.weiss, lischke, das.dimamite and andreas.schildbach. You can follow Blinkendroid on twitter too (@Blinkendroid).
Whrrrrrr…….. Whrrrrrrr………. Android Flies!
Ligi Demo's Mikrokopter with Android
Another highlight at DroidCamp was when @Mr_Ligi demo’d his mikrokopter being remotely controlled by an android device via bluetooth. Ligi’s presentation was, what most thought, “deep geek”. Indeed, the implementation of the Android OS was not just the key feature that enabled the mikrokopter to fly. A combination of other technologies converging created this stunning result. Here’s a short video of the mikrokopter flying at the front of the room.
Kevin, Kevin, Kevin ….
Kevin McDonagh gives a Guided Tour of the Android Source Code
Kevin McDonagh of Novoda and one of the key people behind DroidCon London was another highlight at DroidCamp. Not only did he give an interesting Guided Tour of the Android Source Code but Kevin, himself was most interesting to watch. This gentlemen, as animated as he is, can truly capture the attention of a crowd. But don’t take it from me. You can see for yourself in the video below.
I’m really looking forward to the next DroidCamp/DroidCon. Last I heard, London will be hosting their second Android Conference this October. I hope to see you all there!
A few days ago, my Tweetdeck twitter android column was flooded with the words, “Official Twitter Android App Just released” or something to that effect. I really didn’t have the time to fully investigate, even though I caught bits and pieces on Twitter’s Official Blog, but it certainly got me to wondering about the word “Official”. What factors designate an app as “official” when it wasn’t even:
1. the first
2. there to meet the needs of people
3. the first
4. there to meet the needs of the majority
I’m not implying that something has to be “first” in order to be considered “official”. Not like the winner of the Miss Universe Pageant, making her the “official” Miss Universe for a particular year, or the winner of the “Rund um den Finanzplatz-Eschborn Frankfurt” bike race, making Fabian Wegmann the “official” winner of that race on May 1st. I suppose something can be considered “official” just because someone says so.
I suppose that if TechCrunch says it’s Official then so be it. Chris Pirillo did a short and sweet blog post about it and the one thing I liked about Chris’ post was that it didn’t mention the word “Official”.
Then again, if the big guys of Twitter teamed up with the developers of the big guys that developed the Android OS it should be safe to say that big guys + big guys = official. But what makes the word “official” official kind of mute with this twitter app is that is only supports the Android OS version 2.1. There are still a plethora of Android phones out there running 1.5! I’m sure the “official” Twitter/Android developers will get around to making their “official” twitter app available for all platforms otherwise, what’s the point? And yes, let’s not go into Android’s fragmented nature, shall we not?
In any case, I’ll definitely be downloading this twitter app and see how it fares with the other twitter apps that have been out there already. My good friends over at www.androidpit.de did a really good review on this new twitter app. What I’m wondering is, like the many other users of other twitter clients, “How good IS this app in comparison to the rest?” I may find myself feeling the need to retract that sentence only because of the fact that the “official” Google Android developers were apparently involved in helping to develop this one. Another questions is, “How loyal will users of other twitter clients be, seeing as there seems to now be an “official” twitter app? “
Which brings us to other more interesting behavioral cases when it comes to brand engagement with its users:
1. Staying with a twitter client (or any app or brand) because you’ve found it has not only met your needs but you and the app have sort of grown together through all its developmental stages?
2. Leaving your twitter client for a new, more trendy and fully loaded app?
The good thing about leaving your old twitter client for a fancy new one is that there is no alimony to pay, divorce fees or the usual back and forth bickering that goes on during the process of separation.
In any case, this certainly gives the other twitter client developers something to think about.
Places with well defined boundaries.
Parallel lines that converge in the distance.
Tall glass towers all in a row.
Ah, the city space.
You can take a gal out of the city but you can never take the city out of me. I love cities. But that doesn’t mean that I don’t like camping either. In fact, I was a camp counsellor for two summers at the Harbourfront Centre Camps in Toronto. Okay, okay, so it wasn’t up north by the lake and mountains but nonetheless, it still had that “camping” feel, especially when you had to take care where you left your food in case the squirrels grabbed them.
There are some camps, however, that are much farther away from the regular conjured up vision of a “camp”. One camp in particular was the one I just attended last Saturday in Berlin – the Augmented Reality Developer Camp. It was a blast!
What exactly is an Augmented Reality Developer Camp? I thought you’d never ask.
It’s a designated place where individuals, involved or interested in the development of augmented reality (AR) technology, come together to present cases, discuss and share challenges, concepts and ideas. No one sits around a camp fire toasting marshmallows unless it’s done via markers, a computer device and a webcam.
Through Marc’s efforts and diligence, AR developers in Germany and neighbouring countries are finally able to get together, consolidating the fact that AR is indeed a technology that can only move forward into mainstream.
ARDevCamps actually take place all over the globe, this is a fact. Indeed, the next steps would be to naturally link all the ARDevCamps so that everyone can benefit from what goes on in each of them. Marc is working on this.
The attendance at the ARDevCamp surpassed that of Frankfurt’s but then again, it was Berlin. Also, many of the participants in Frankfurt were also in Berlin so for me, it became a really comfortable place of familiarity.
Content from the ARDevCamp sessions are available below. Some content is restricted to members of the ARDevCamp mixxt.de community.
So, what’s the Android PR Gal doing camping with the boys? Simple. Looking for projects that involve AR development on Android. Back in December 2009 I wrote a post about AR. What I said then, I still feel now – that the Android OS is currently the best platform for AR development on mobile, despite its fragmentation. And this is where standards need to be implemented, but first, they need to be created.
Olaf Geibig: Augmented Reality on Android
The Augmented Reality on Android session at the ARDevCamp was run by Olaf Geibig (@olafgeibig on Twitter). It brought up a lot of interesting topics not to mention, challenges that AR on Android would face. I’ve embedded Olaf’s slide presentation below:
I plan to cover as much AR related topics and content here on whatsupandroid.com because even though AR in mainstream still has a long way to go, mobile AR is the way to go, for now. It still may feel primitive but when given the technological advances that allow us to perform such activities – like interacting with points in proximity to our location, then AR really has come a long way. First steps are to perhaps get people use to using AR apps on mobile devices, until of course, someome comes up with affordable, wearable AR gear, such as AR glasses or something similiar.
Photos from the 1st ARDevCamp in Frankfurt are here.
Photos from the 2nd ARDevCamp in Berlin are here.
According to my perception, Monday has arrived as anticipated but why is my mind still in another space? I often experience that dis-connect and I’m almost sure that I’m not just the only one with this distorted sense of reality, if even we can call it that. And here’s the million dollar question of this post:
What makes my reality any more real than yours, than anyone else’s, including the homeless man who has become a permanent fixture at the corner of the Goethe University Library Entrance on Bockenheimer Landstrasse?
I can easily refer to the man as being homeless simply because, according to me, he does not have what society defines as a “home”. You know, the four walls, the responsibility of giving money away to the instilled concepts of rent and mortgage and a living room with a coffee table where one can put up their feet to watch TV (that kind of a home, IKEA or other). Note that this is not my definition of a physical home. I’m just taking the usual standard description and not the “home is where the heart is” take. I can easily place the “homeless” label on the man but in fact, that could very well be his “home” and I am the one that’s the ignoramus. Fact is, it’s a perception thing.
Interestingly enough, minds have come up with ways in which to measure reality. I personally am not aware of such tools but I like asserting statements such as the one just asserted, just because I can. My basis for this is because I believe this is true and even if it isn’t true, then it will be true in a matter of nanoseconds, because really, what is time, when factored into the creative inventions of man? Stay with me here ….
So it’s Monday according to my perceptions and my being is still experiencing the effects of a weekend in Berlin. No, that that kind of weekend. An augmented reality kind of weekend. No, really, I was in Berlin, not in Amsterdam.
For those in the AR Niche, augmented reality events would appear as no big deal but the First European Augmented Reality Business Conference was indeed a very big deal. As a matter of fact, any AR event or meetup will always be a big deal and here’s just a few reasons why:
1. When people get together to discuss, share and learn about developments that they are passionate about, small magical moments take place and eventually, it benefits others exponentially.
2. The numbers of serious minded people who delve into AR, independently and collectively, push the edge of the limits of AR development and ultimately take society to a whole other level of experiencing and using their physical space.
3. There’ll never be enough events, or meetups on AR. The more opportunities there are for these likeminded people to mashup their ideas with others, the better it is for the community as a whole.
4. These events and meetups create more awareness within mainstream – who will eventually benefit from AR applications anyway, thus prepping the brainwork acceptance for AR integration into their daily lives (Understand that this is still quite a hill to go over but every step forward is definitely one more step further from where we were before).
5. Our reality has always been augmented from DAY ONE. At least now, platforms exist for the intelligent and responsible approach to effective, ethical and valuable uses of AR.
The fact is, there were so many presentations that I wanted to see but the reality was, I could only be at one place physically at one time. Speaking of being in one place, due to the volcanic eruptions in Iceland, keynote speaker Robert Rice was unable to fly to Berlin but that didn’t stop anything. Thanks to AUREA, Robert’s presence was live-streamed into the large conference room and all gained value from his wise words.
There were three tracks that one could follow (Business, Production and Technology). Many did what I did, hopped from one track to the other. Because I wasn’t able to see everything I obviously missed out on other interesting presentations. One presentation that I was glad I sat in on was Gabriel Shalom‘s AR Aura Recognition (AUREC). His presentation is a must watch. The video is embedded below.
In his presentation, Gabriel discussed reasons as to why the words “Augmented” and “Reality” did not really capture nor embody the jist of the applications and concepts that AR technology ultimately brings forth. I agreed. Instead, Gabriel leaves his audience pondering on two words, “Aura” and “Recognition”. He also explained the challenges in developing applications that focused and/or relied on graphical (visual) markers as opposed to audio.
Tobias Kamman did an amazing job of recollecting the event in a structured and timeline sort of way. You can find out more information on other interesting topics from Tobias’ wrap-up. You can also get a feel for the content of the event by looking at the list of speakers that were there, either in person physically or via livestream.
I must say, that I agree with Tobias when he mentioned the two presentations on Gbanga done by Matthias Sala and the one by Gabriel Yoran on aka-aki. Both platforms enable an augmented reality type of MMOPG/MMORPG that anyone can play from anywhere, as long as they had a wifi connected mobile device.
Gbanga recently released a game called Gbanga Famiglia. It takes Zynga‘s Mafia Wars out of the browser and into the streets. Real life streets. You can view the trailer below.
all actual life is encounter” – martin buber, philosopher
“aka-aki is all about the people who really surround you in your everyday life. aka-aki shows you pictures, common friends and interests of the people nearby. instantly on your mobile phone! now you can discover new and interesting people everywhere.” Gabriel Yoran showed a really good video that allowed you to see aka-aki’s value by actually showing you what life would be like without aka-aki. I thought the video was brilliant and the message was certainly clear. You can watch the video below.
Indeed, these two platforms allow mainstream to get a general view of just what augmented reality applications can bring into their lives. Not just for gaming but for serious gaming application (interactive and entertaining education), as well as proximity based services and messaging from preferred brands.
The last presentation I sat in on was by Ronan “zero” Schwarz – ICU. It kind of made me chuckle inside, as it certainly brought back memories of my past life (pre-Germany) as a nurse. But simply put, ICU was exactly just that. “I see you”. Ronan talked about his current project on face recognition using Samsung’s Bada and their build-in camera api. He mentioned in the beginning of his talk that the presentation would not be “technology intense” by developer standards by for a non-developer such as I, I found it intense enough. One thing to note was Ronan’s honesty when answering developer intense questions from his peers. There was no “ego” involved and if someone asked something that he did not know or had not thought of pursuing, he simply stated that he either did not know or did not think about a certain direction. I appreciated this a lot. It made him appear most authentic and real. It made the session so much more open and relaxed because it was no longer Ronan presenting the ICU application but the developers in the room, being involved in moving the project forward with their input.
Even in a high-tech, off the wall topic such as augmented reality, one can certainly find proof that these technologists, however far off into the future their vision may seem, most are quite grounded in the real. In fact, everyone was very open, engaging and willing to share their views with others. I look forward to the next Augmented Reality Conference. Maybe next time, I’ll find a way to clone myself so that I can be everywhere at once.
So, what was my reason for attending this conference? Simple. I was scouting around for projects that involved augmented reality on android.
The decision to attend the light + building 2010 Fair in Frankfurt was an obvious one. The main goal wasn’t just to uncover emerging, new, innovative technologies in LED (light emitting diode) lighting or OLEDs (organic LED) but to see which companies were taking the obvious and merging or converging their technologies with others outside of their circle. Basically, I was looking for companies that hinted at concepts that involved mobile device displays and in particular concepts that started implementing plans for augmented reality apps. Sunday April 11 was the first day and I am happy to announce that my time and effort did not go in vain.
MOOD LIGHT – a concept launch of Traxon Technologies Ltd., a global leader in LED lighting systems with partner e: cue, a leading provider of quality control and automation solutions for the realization of sustainable, dynamic lighting solutions, was our gold mine.
MOOD LIGHT is a concept platform that allows artists to explore the digital medium even further by being given a technology canvas in which to create an “experienced art form”. No longer is art static on walls, but moving in patterns of colour intensity and shape, right before our senses. Artists, digital artists can integrate their work onto an open source art canvas that allows them to take their creativity to a whole other level.
“Digital Art is not just to be collected but experienced.”
Imagine having a display on your wall that transitions into various forms and colours, abstract or real, set to music and from a touch screen panel on the other side of the room, the visual can easily be changed, like switching from different songs on albums on a coverflow – literally.
Francesco Meneghini, famous artist, graphic and motion designer, had his work “We Were Apes” displayed at the MOOD LIGHT exhibit. This special project highlighted the creative possibilities for artists to showcase their work – digitally. You can view Meneghini’s current works on fra-me.
I’ll be covering more on MOOD LIGHT later on this week. For now, you can view the short video I took on light + building’s opening day:
Brussels is the next city to join the Android Movement! Hosting their first ever DroidCon (Android Conference) on April 2, 2010 at Living Tomorrow, their aim (like all other DroidCon’s) is to gather enthusiastic android developers, fans and those in niche industries that would like to know more about, and find ways in how to integrate “anything android” into their current business models, road maps, etc ..
If you would like to attend (and I really suggest that you do) DroidCon Belgium, then please register here.
You can also follow them on twitter to get the latest updates.
And while we’re on the topic of up and coming DroidCon’s, don’t forget to register for DroidCon Berlin!
This will be the 2nd DroidCon in Berlin, (The first one and first EVER in the world, took place last November 2009 in Berlin). If you are an android developer and especially if you’re someone who wants to know more about the Android Community and what great developments are taking place, then attending a DroidCon near you is a must. Most of the success that takes place at these events, is not so much the sponsors that back up and believe in the value that these events have, but from the people that attend. People like you, who bring with them, their great ideas and innovative concepts. People that ask questions that stretch the imagination and really, it’s like-minded people that get together, collaborate and share and then that’s when magic starts to happen.
If it weren’t for the interesting people that come together to part-take in events such as DroidCon, then the Android Community and Movement would not be what it is today, an enriched culture of uber geeks that, through their diversity and idea sharing, are able to contribute to an empowered cause, that will change the world, enabling societies to another level of communication.
Take a look at this video on last year’s DroidCon in Berlin.