Track: Taming Mobile


Day of week:

Mobile is no longer the Next Big Thing but a requirement for your business. Find out about the current state of the art and hear from those who have implemented successful mobile systems and strategies.

Track Host:
Israel Boza Rodriguez
CTO at Jamii Labs
10:20am - 11:10am

by Mandy Waite
Developer Advocate at Google

Mobile backends that can synchronize data with all application users in real time don't just write themselves, or do they? It would be handy if they did, you could then focus on what your best at, building mobile applications. Firebase is a cloud based NoSQL database, A RESTful API and a set of powerful client libraries that allow you to add real-time, collaborative features to your apps without writing any server side code.


In this session we'll show you how simple it...

11:30am - 12:20pm

by Iordanis Giannakakis
Android team Lead, Shazam

by Savvas Dalkitsis
‎Senior Software Engineer at Shazam

Shazam is a very popular audio recognition app. It is installed on 100M+ Android devices and it’s growing rapidly. In this talk, we would like to address how we have made our releases schedule faster, more predictable and with more features by using BDD and automation testing. We will demonstrate how that can be done without slowing down or hindering the development process and why our developers actually find writing tests is fun. Finally, we will look at how our testing strategy has...

1:20pm - 2:10pm

by Alex Blewitt
Author of Swift Essentials and InfoQ Editor

This presentation will introduce the history behind Swift, why it was created, how it differs from Objective-C and how Swift is compiled and executed under the covers. It will go into details about how LLVM is used, the way that memory is managed, how objects are laid out, and a prediction of the way Swift and Objective-C will evolve over time.

2:30pm - 3:20pm

by Jesper Richter-Reichhelm
Head of Engineering at Wooga

At Wooga we've learned quite a lot by developing and operating mobile games throughout the last years. Handling multiple teams, multiple platforms, multiple languages and millions of daily users on top of that led to a fair share of lessons learned the hard way. We have done many mistakes but over time we have also improved a lot in how we do cross platform development, testing and deploying mobile apps as well as operating games as a service over many years.

This talk will be about...

3:40pm - 4:30pm

by Benjamin Augustin
Software Craftsman and Android developer at Novoda

Ever had to deal with terribly designed API or spent hours re-factoring your code to deal with an updated API? You’ve heard about RxJava but can’t see how it could benefit your project?

This talk will take the practical approach of a complex API to explain how RxJava and Functional Reactive Programming (FRP) can be used on every project to make your life easier.

4:50pm - 5:40pm

by Richard Kasperowski
QCon Open Space Facilitator

Open Space

Join Trisha Gee, our speakers, and other attendees for the Mobile Open Space.

What is Open Space?

Every day at QCon London, we’ll open space five times, once for each track. Open Space is a kind of unconference, a simple way to run productive meetings for 5 to 2000 or more people, and a powerful way to lead any kind of organization in everyday practice and extraordinary change.




Covering innovative topics

Wednesday, 4 March

  • Architecture Improvements

    Next gen architecture, Arch over the full lifecycle, Bleeding edge tech in legacy, Cognitive biases in architecture, Evolving Architecture.

  • Big Data Frameworks, Architectures, and Data Science

    As big data tools and architectures continue to evolve, how do you architect and select technologies that work now but are also future-proof?

  • DevOps and Continuous Delivery: Code Beyond the Dev Team

    As infrastructure becomes as malleable as code, a unified approach from reqs to ops is needed to deliver promised breakthroughs.

  • Engineering Culture

    The best teams and companies talk about how to create amazing engineering cultures.

  • Java - Not Dead Yet

    Java is evolving to meet developer and business needs, from lambdas in Java 8 to built-in support for money types rumoured for Java 9.

  • Mind Matters at Work

    How theories from neuroscience and psychology can help us better understand IT professionals and discover what really motivates them.

Thursday, 5 March

  • Docker, containers and application portability

    People building stuff for and with containers showing why application portability is important, and what can be done with expanding ecosystems.

  • Evolving agile

    Reflecting on and learning from successes and failures in applying agile approaches since the creation of the Agile Manifesto and exploring ways of applying agile practices to increase business value.

  • HTML and JS Today

    The state of the art in web technologies. What is important to know and why?

  • Internet of Things

    What software devs need to know to design and build for instrumented environments and reactive things, what new issues and questions it raises.

  • Modern CS in the Real World

    How modern CS helps you tackle today's problems.

  • Reactive Architecture

    How to create reactive systems is more than simply learning a framework. Thinking in a reactive way helps you to design responsive architectures.

  • The Go Language

    The Go Language - Concurrency, Performance, Systems Programming.

Friday, 6 March

  • Architectures You've Always Wondered About

    Get a rare look behind the scenes and get to see the architectures of the most well-known sites with the least known architectures.

  • Low latency trading

    The 'race to zero' continues. Join us to learn about the latest tecniques being deployed to optimise order routing and execution.

  • Open source in finance

    Financial services have changed from OS as cost-saving to a competitive weapon. See open source projects that are disrupting the finance industry.

  • Product Mastery

    Come have fun with fellow PMs and BAs as you learn about Value Management. We'll even tell you dark tales of Snarks, Hippos and other obstacles.

  • Taming Microservices

    Tackling the challenges of microservices in practice.

  • Taming Mobile

    Mobile is no longer the Next Big Thing but a requirement for your business. Hear from those who have implemented successful mobile systems.