At Novoda we value the exchange of ideas and solutions. That is why we make a point of contributing to the communities we’re part of. We’ve created and supported meetups for development & design, co-organized conferences - most prominently Droidcon London - and open sourced many useful libraries and tools.

In this vein I’m honored to be once more part of the program committee for Droidcon Berlin along with well known and respected members of the German Android community.

Examining all the submissions is a great way to see what the community cares about most. A big challenge is always to create a balanced program for the event, both in terms of topics as well as in experience level. We want to allow both novices and outspoken experts to enjoy the conference and learn something.

One thing I really like is the anonymous submissions. If the speaker fills out all fields correctly there’s no way for the program committee to know their identity, company or gender, which is an effective way to counter any bias, conscious or unconscious, and puts the content of the submission first. A great article on why this is good for everyone can be found on

For years Droidcon Berlin has been the heart of the Android community of the region and it is going on strong. I’m looking forward to learning a lot and spending time with the community once again.

If you don't have your ticket yet get them here and I hope to see you there, too!

Post image: cc-by-sa 2.0 Stefan Hoth