The Mission Bay Conference Center was built with accessibility in mind. All areas are accessible with wheelchairs and for people with disabilities. If you require a service or have a special request, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org at least one week before the event so we can get back to you with a response.
Yes! You can leave your jacket and bags with us.
Water and coffee will be provided throughout the whole time. Two smaller breaks with snacks in the morning and afternoon, as well as lunch, will be provided to keep you at strength on each day. For the general party we will have snacks and several alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for all participants. Of course all free of charge 🙂
You could clone yourself 😉 Or be happy, that all sessions will be recorded and later on published on our website. You can also book a Group ticket so that your whole team can attend.
After the first conference day, June 6, 2024 our droidcon SF General Party will take place. The General Party is for every participant of droidcon SF and takes place in our Networking Area.
The CFP submission opens mid January. We will provide the link on time.
We are looking forward to talks on (but not limited to) these topics:
What’s New in Android
Jetpack / Architecture Components
Career & leveling up & soft skills focussed talks
Case Studies / Research
We have 3 talk formats:
- Session times are 45 minutes (including Q&A)
- Lightning Talks are 20 minutes (including Q&A).
- Workshops typically last 90 minutes (including Q&A).
Please adhere to the following guidelines when submitting your talk to droidcon San Francisco. We cannot guarantee that if you follow these suggestions that your talk will be accepted, but you will have a much better chance:
1. Please ensure that your talk title and description match and that the title accurately reflects your topic
We all love a cute and catchy talk title with a nice play on words, but the program committee (and attendees for that matter) should be able to tell at a glance what topic your session will cover. We also ask that you be aware of our code of conduct when choosing your title.
2. Define key takeaways and learning points
You will help the committee select your topic if you can explain what you hope audience members will learn. Please try and include three to five key points that make your talk stand out from others. (This is important because we often receive 4-5 submissions on the same topic.) The more concrete (and relevant) these learning points are to the audience/conference, the better.
3. What is your experience level with the topic?
You don’t have to be a level 12 Black Belt in Kotlin to get your talk accepted. The committee does however need to know what your experience level with the topics is. Is the app or technology you are working being deployed at scale? Is it a hobby or side-project? What are your real-world experiences with the topic?
4. Have you given this talk before?
Please let us know if (and where) you have given this talk before. How was the talk received? How has it changed from the past? What new information can we expect.
We have included a pre-defined list of keywords in the CFP tool. If none of them fit, please include a list of relevant keywords in your talk submission text. This will help us find your talk using a search tool when we are looking for a particular topic or technology.
The Call for Paper is open until April 09, 2024. The CFP submission opens mid January. We will provide the link on time.
Submissions will be evaluated by our program committee consisting of experienced Android professionals. Selected speakers will get an acceptance email from us in the middle of April 2024.
The program committee will need about 2 weeks after the Call for Papers has concluded to vote on and choose talks. Selected talks will get an acceptance email from droidcon San Francisco.
We will continuously publish accepted sessions on our website in May 2024. In addition, the talks will be published via our social media channels. The first schedule will be on the conference website in April.
Travel and accommodation will be covered on a case-by-case basis. If you require financial assistance, please reach out to us once your talk has been selected and before May 20.
Each Session will be recorded and made available to the participants in a timely manner.
Our conference is supported by default with audio / video technology. If you present with your own laptop please make sure that you carry all the adapters with you. If you have special requirements please contact our team in time.
Accepted speakers will get a free ticket for themselves and one guest. If you already bought a ticket, let us know and it will be refunded. Expenses will be reimbursed on a case by case basis – please let us know shortly after being selected so that we have time to get everything ready.
On the evening before the show, we invite all speakers for an informal gathering with food and drinks. It’s a great chance to get together and get to know your peers from all over the world.
The Speaker Lounge is only accessible for speakers of droidcon San Francisco 2024. There you will have the opportunity to prepare in peace for your presentation and hold discussions with other speakers. Drinks and snacks are provided.
After the first conference day on June 6, 2024 our droidcon San Francisco General Party will take place. The General Party is for every participant of droidcon SF and takes place at the Mission Bay Conference Centre.