These professionals will share their expertise in a certain area of Android Development during Android DevCamp. Please see the Agenda to find out when they will speak.
Principal at Mobile Developer Solutions
Paul Beusterien is the Principal at Mobile Developer Solutions. MDS's initial product is an Eclipse plugin that enables easy web application programming for Android. Web app project creation and configuration with PhoneGap, jQuery Mobile and Sencha Touch takes only a few clicks.
Before MDS, Paul led development tools for Wind River Systems and Symbian Foundation.
Stephan Branczyk is the owner and main instructor of androidbootcamps.com. He has been teaching android programming for the last year, and developped for that platform for the last two. He currently runs the free Android Classes meetup in Alameda at meetup.com/AndroidClasses
Previously, Stephan developed mobile applications on Nokia, and before that he was part of the Extreme Programming community and developed wiki-related server-side applications on J2EE.
Developer Advocate for Android at Google
Sr. Product Manager at PayPal Mobile
Fred is a Developer Advocate at Google working with Android developers worldwide to realize compelling mobile apps. He is also involved with efforts to help developers monetize with Google's mobile ads products. Before joining Google, Fred was a consultant at Accenture and has held various software engineering positions in the enterprise systems integration area.
Kent Griffin is a Sr. Product Manager for PayPal Mobile and manages the product portfolio for the mobile SDKs. He has been with PayPal for over six years and focused on innovating in mobile payments for 5 of them. Prior to PayPal, Kent helped develop search solutions for other financial service providers and holds a couple of degrees from Stanford University.
Senior Vice President of Platform Services and CTO at PayPal
As senior vice president of platform services and CTO, Scott Guilfoyle leads PayPal's platform operations, product development, information security, corporate information technology and corporate architecture. Together with his teams in North America, Europe and Asia, Guilfoyle is responsible for providing a world class payments platform, technology infrastructure and operations for PayPal's millions of accounts around the world.
Prior to joining PayPal, he was the chief information officer (CIO) for Interactive Corporation's financial services and real estate division, overseeing sites including LendingTree, GetSmart, HomeLoanCenter and Realestate.com. Guilfoyle also served as CIO for Bank of America Card Services. He began his career at GE, holding key technology leadership positions including CIO of GE Plastics, Americas and GE Engine Services.
Developer Advocate for Google TV at Google
Christian is Developer Advocate for the Google Android Platform, and has recently been focusing on Android for Google TV. He is an Open Source enthusiast, committer in the Eclipse Foundation and has been working at the intersection of Linux and Java since the early 90es. Prior to Google, Christian worked in Motorola's Mobile Phone and Settop Box divisions. Before that, Christian was at SUN working on Java for Embedded Systems. He holds a Dipl. Inf. degree from Univ. Erlangen, Germany, and an MBA from Santa Clara University.
Srikanth Nandiraju is a software artist who has a love for creativity and specializes in front-end and back-end technologies. He spends most of his time experimenting new product ideas on web and devices. Follow Srikanth on Twitter @nandiraju and be sure to check out some of his experiments on the PayPal labs website.
Chief Evangelist, Android Developer Relations at Barnes & Noble
Pragati Ogal Rai
MTS 1, Software Engineer at PayPal
Pragati has been associated with Mobile Security for over 7 years. As part of Motorola’s Platform Security Team, she worked on the development of security centric features on various mobile operating systems. She has been working on Android kernel and applications since November 2009. Pragati currently works at PayPal on PayPal’s Android application.
Director of Engineering, Logitech
Pat Ransil has over 20 years of experience in the software industry, ranging from founding and building startups to running distributed teams for large companies. His teams have built commercial web sites, delivered web service systems for Amazon, and recently launched Logitech Revue, an Android based GoogleTV box. For the past 7 years Pat has been using Scrum to manage software development teams and he has developed strong opinions on how to successfully build and manage both co-locate and globally distributed software teams.
Android Resident Expert at T-Mobile
Yusuf Saib is an Android resident expert at T-mobile, and leads teams to deliver some of the most downloaded applications in the Android Market.
Lawrence S. Wong
Mobile Software Developer
Lawrence S. Wong is a mobile software developer, focusing on the Android platform. He has 10+ years of Java experience, including tech-lead role (for enterprise server-side and client-side applications) in Mobile, Healthcare and e-Commerce sectors. Lawrence is an assistant organizer of the Silicon Valley Android Meetup community, teaches Android classes in the Bay Area and Asia. He contributes to open-source projects, and helps to review technical
books on mobile, web, and telecom technologies.