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Day 1 - July 13

  • 9:00 - 10:00 : Registration
  • 10:00 - 10:45 : Expressing your Brand in a Material World - Faiz Malkani
  • 10:45 - 11:30 : Flutter: Why you should try it - WM Leler
  • 11:30 - 12:00 : Tea break
  • 12:00 - 12:45 : Optimising apps using App Bundle - Amrit Sanjeev
  • 12:45 - 1:30 : Decoding Android Runtime - Jitin Sharma
  • 1:30 - 2:30 : Lunch break
  • 2:30 - 3:15 : Custom Views as Components - Vedant Agarwala
  • 3:15 - 4:00 : Arrow and functional programming for Kotlin developers - Rivu Chakraborty
  • 4:00 - 4:30 : Tea break
  • 4:30 - 5:00 : Flash talks
  • 6:00 - 8:00 : Dinner

Day 2 - July 14

  • 10:00 - 10:45 : Material design 2 and material tooling - Soham Mondal
  • 10:45 - 11:30 : Persistence as the single source of truth - Saket Narayan
  • 11:30 - 12:00 : Tea break
  • 12:00 - 12:45 : Coroutines in Kotlin and Android - Satyarth Sampath
  • 12:45 - 1:30 : Why not MVPI or MVVMI? - Garima Jain & Ritesh Gupta
  • 1:30 - 2:30 : Lunch break
  • 2:30 - 3:15 : Why Flutter is the framework developers deserve, but also the one they need right now - Rohan Taneja
  • 3:15 - 4:00 : Building ARCore apps using Sceneform - Hari Vignesh J
  • 4:00 - 4:30 : Tea break


Wm Leler

WM Leler

Wm Leler is a Senior Software Engineer/Developer Advocate for Flutter and Dart at Google. He is the author of two successful computer books, numerous papers for journals (including IEEE Computer Magazine and ACM), papers at conferences (including SIGGRAPH) and chapters in books. He holds a PhD in Computer Science, as well as degrees in Fine Arts and Electrical Engineering.

Amrit Sanjeev

Amrit Sanjeev

Amrit is a Senior Developer Advocate at Google. He is one of the original founders of Blrdroid, one of the largest and oldest android communities in the world. He’s the author the very popular Paperboy app and regularly provides guidance and mentorship to the Bangalore startup community.

Faiz Malkani

Faiz Malkani

Faiz is a Google Developer Expert for design who spends his time creating unforgettable experiences backed by tons of user research and presented with delightful interfaces, and uses his development skills to bring them to life. he’s also a fervent community enthusiast, who runs a large developer community in Mumbai, speaks at conferences, meetups, and hackathons, and contributes to open source code.

Saket Narayan

Saket Narayan

Saket started developing for Android when Fragments weren’t a thing yet and can often be found tweaking animations down to the millisecond to make them feel more natural. He’s spoken at major Android conferences like Droidcon SF and currently works at Uncommon.

Soham Mondal

Soham Mondal

Soham is a Google Developer Expert for design and has experience in domains such as agriculture, retail, banking, hiring and consumer apps. He has also created the android app “Skyro Voice Recorder” which has been featured on the play store. He’s an organiser with Blrdroid. He is also a UX mentor for the Google Launchpad and Design Sprint programs in India.

Jitin Sharma

Jitin Sharma

Jitin works as a Senior Android Developer at Amadeus Labs, India where he has developed travel applications for airlines with over a million downloads. He writes about Android on Medium, is an open source contributor and has a certification in Android Developer Nanodegreee from Udacity, He talks about Kotlin and Android at local meetups and his areas of interest include AI and IOT.

Garima Jain

Garima Jain

Garima is a Senior Android Engineer at Fueled Noida, where she builds awesome Android apps. She is also an international speaker and an active technical blogger. Before Fueled, she has worked with Bharti Soft Bank (Hoppr, Hike). She is also a post-graduate from IIT Jodhpur. She loves to play basketball and is a serial-serial watcher.

Ritesh Gupta

Ritesh Gupta

On weekdays he powers Fueled iOS apps. He has been working with swift for almost 3.5 years now (since Swift 1.x) and has published over 20 apps completely written in swift (with Protocol Oriented Programming, ReactiveSwift & MVVM). His overall iOS experience goes over 5 years though. He is also responsible for organizing Swift Delhi meetups. He likes to explore Kotlin and Android for his personal projects and can be frequently found comparing and contrasting the two worlds. Other than coding he can be found tweeting about iOS/swift/protocols/swift-evolution or posting his exploration with Indian fusion cuisines on Instagram!

Satyarth Sampath

Satyarth Sampath

Satyarth leads the Android platform team at GO-JEK and deals with complex build tooling and app architecture for GO-JEK’s large, multi module Android app everyday. He’s worked in the Android ecosystem for the past 5 years and is a speaker at Blrdroid meetups.

Vedant Agarwala

Vedant Agarwala

Vedant is a skilled polyglot developer who’s worked on android and backend. A startup enthusiast, he has started two companies so far and likes to answer Android questions regularly on StackOveflow.

Rohan Taneja

Rohan Taneja

Rohan is a mobile apps enthusiast who loves talking about the latest in the mobile world. He’s an organiser with GDG New Delhi and a Google Certified Associate Android Developer. He contributes to open source projects, blogs about tech on Medium and mentors students at Udacity and OpenClassrooms.

Hari Vignesh J

Hari Vignesh J

Hari is a Google Certified Android Developer and a IDF certified UX professional. He speaks regularly at GDGs and has published Android dev articles on PacktPub, Medium, ProAndroidDev, AndroidPub and Mindorks.

Rivu Chakraborty

Rivu Chakraborty

Rivu is a Kotlin Evangelist and a Google Certified Android Developer. He’s the author of Reactive Programming in Kotlin, Functional Kotlin and Coroutines for Android Developers (still WIP), and more to be announced soon. He’s also an instructor at and leads GDG Kolkata and Kotlin Kolkata User Group.


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GO-JEK, Indonesia’s first unicorn is currently the fastest growing start-up in South Asia and the largest in Indonesia in terms of valuation, funding raised and the number of transactions. Having started as a bike-taxi hailing business, the start-up grew more than 900X (that’s 90,000%) in just 18 months and diversified into food delivery, one-hour courier delivery, grocery delivery and has even aggregated trucks on its platform. It has partnered with over 900,000 two wheeler and four wheeler drivers and 5,000 trucks across Indonesia, all of whom, collectively cover an average distance of 7 million kilometres each day. GO-JEK has product development centre in Bangalore and is now hiring the best developers in India.

Gold sponsor


Google’s mission is “to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful”. With more than 60,000 employees in 50 different countries, Google makes hundreds of products used by billions of people across the globe, from YouTube and Android to Smartbox and, of course, Google Search.

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Bengaluru-headquartered PhonePe is the fastest growing payments company in India. With over 100 million users, the PhonePe app drives the highest number of merchant UPI transactions in India. Using PhonePe, users can send and receive money, recharge mobile, DTH, datacards, make utility payments and buy gold. PhonePe is accepted as a payment option across 3 lakh offline and online merchant outlets covering food, travel, groceries, movie tickets etc. PhonePe also offers microapps within its platform allowing customers to avail Ola, redBus and Goibibo Hotel services.

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BYJU’S is India’s largest education company and the creator of India’s largest K12 learning app which offers highly adaptive, engaging and effective learning programs for students in classes 4-12 (K-12) and competitive exams like JEE, NEET, CAT, IAS, GRE and GMAT. Launched in 2015, BYJU’S has become the most loved and preferred education app for students across age groups. Today, BYJU’S has over 16 million downloads, 900,000 annual paid subscriptions and sees addition of 50,000 students every month. Delivering world class learning experience, BYJU’S is helping students across grades learn in a while new and engaging way.

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Emerging Technology Trust


ETT is a non profit organization that focuses on creating opportunities and events to promote open source contribution, programming languages, tools and methodologies in India.



BlrDroid, is a group of enthusiastic android developers who love creating apps. We provide a platform for developers and enthusiasts either working within the Android ecosystem or interested in learning more about Android to collaborate and network among each other. We host regular meetups, targeting developers who are either professionals already, beginning their journey in android, or professionals who are looking to go to the next level in there career.

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Code of Conduct

DroidJam is a community conference intended for networking and collaboration in the developer community. We value the participation of each member of the community and want all participants to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. We are committed to providing a safe environment for everyone regardless of gender, race, nationality, religion, disability, appearance or sexual orientation. Any misconduct by any participant during the course of the conference, at the venue or otherwise, will not be tolerated. Attendees violating these rules may be asked to leave the conference without a refund at the sole discretion of the conference organizers.

At the outset, we assume that most people are intelligent and well-intended, and we are not inclined to tell people what to do. That said, we take issues of harassment very seriously. Let us be clear - we do not condone harassment or inappropriate behaviour at our conference. It is counter to our values as an organization and a community; and more importantly, it is counter to our values as human beings.

We believe that a diverse community based on mutual respect is the base for a creative and productive environment enabling the success of this endeavour. It is our endeavour to provide a safe, unbiased and harassment-free environment to all members of the community so that they may achieve the above goals.

All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience and must be sufficiently inclusive of people from many different backgrounds.

Harassment and inappropriate behaviour can include (but is not limited to):

  • Use of excessive swearing or abusive language.
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other presentations.
  • Making inappropriate or offensive jokes, insults or comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity or cultural background in verbal, graphic or written form.
  • Posting sexually explicit, racial or violent material in presentations or public spaces.
  • Posting (or threatening to post) other people’s personally identifying information.
  • Inappropriate physical contact or unwelcome sexual attention.
  • Violent threats, intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography/recording or personal insults directed against another person.
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour.

Exhibitors in the sponsor or vendor booths, or similar activities are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular: - Exhibitors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. - Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.

Attendees will be held responsible for any violation of the rules of the hotel in which the conference is being held (including, but not limited to damage of hotel property) and the hotel may take appropriate action against the participant; the conference organizers may not be held responsible for the same. Any such incidents reported to the conference organizers may be dealt with by actions ranging from warning the offender to desist from such behaviour to expulsion of the participant from the remainder of the conference without refund or rebate in any form.

We invite you to help us make this conference a place that is welcoming and respectful to all participants, so that everyone can focus on the conference itself and the great networking and community building that can happen when we get together in person.

Participant procedure for handling incidents - Indicate to the person performing such actions that it is inappropriate and unacceptable. - Refrain from engaging the purported offender beyond the above warning. - Immediately bring the incident to the attention of the conference organizers (note: organizers will be wearing distinguishing clothing which will be announced during the welcome address). - Preferably provide all relevant details of the incident to the organizers in writing. - Refrain from posting incident online or any form of public shaming before the conference organizers have been given an opportunity to address the matter.

Responsibility of Sponsors

Sponsors are afforded several privileges for their contribution to the event. We expect that the sponsors utilize these privileges with due responsibility by not using any inappropriate artwork or messaging on their promotional material displayed or handed out during the conference.


I had purchased a conference / workshop ticket but now my plan has changed. Will you refund my money?

We had mentioned at the time of buying the ticket, that it is non-refundable. However, we will try and help you find buyers for your ticket. Once you sell your ticket, do inform us the purchaser’s name so that we can print the attendee badge in his/her name.

Will we be able to tweet about all the Android awesomeness at the conference?

Of course you can! Just tag all your tweets with #DroidJam18.

How many tracks will the talks be organized into?

We love going to conferences that don’t make you choose between two great presentations. So we created DroidJam as a single-track event that you don’t want to miss and where everyone gets the opportunity to see the same talks. We think you’ll enjoy the speakers we’re lining up so much, you won’t want to miss any of them.

What are the timings of the event?

Registrations will open at 8:00 am on Friday, 13 July 2018 and day 1 will carry on till 5:00 pm in the evening. The talks on day 2 will start at 9:00 am and run upto 5:00 pm.