A little over a year ago, a thought began to permeate among some of the staff here at XDA: “Why doesn’t XDA create its own conference?” After much exploring and discussion, and maybe even a few group hugs (inside joke), we’re pleased to announce the first XDA:DevCon on August 9th to 11th.
We want to offer a conference where developers from across the spectrum can gather, collaborate with other developers, learn something new, and hone their existing skills. So we are bringing in some of the biggest names in the mobile development space to teach on app development, UI/UX design, app security, root apps, Windows Phone development, and more.
As for the location, we wanted a place that was attractive, easy to get in and out of, and relatively inexpensive (in August). The result: beautiful Miami, FL.
The other thing we wanted was a venue that was comfortable, accessible to a lot of great attractions, and reasonably priced. So after some nifty negotiations, we’ve arranged to have the conference at the Conrad Hilton. Situated just a few blocks from the Bay of Biscayne, and a short drive away from South Beach, it really doesn’t get any better than this. The room rates are very competitive, with a really nice breakfast included as well.
We will also have free food, giveaways, and a few more surprises sure to be in store. To find out more about the conference, visit the website at http://www.xda-devcon.com. You can also keep tabs here on the Portal, as we’ll continue to keep you up to date.
Despite the size of our community, our ethos still stands strong: to advance the technology we use by means of research and collaboration. We are delighted to see our growth, but we also have a sense of responsibility to give back to the community. All ticket fees (and sponsor contributions) are going back into the conference to make it more fun, valuable, and educational for the attendees. The conference is sure to attract a lot of attention, so make sure you register soon._________