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Jimmy McGee · Nov 14, 2014

Best Practices for Software Development w/ Chet Haase – BABBQ2014

Googler Chet Haase made a big appearance at the 5th annual Big Android BBQ. He talked about Android 5.0 Lollipop during the Opening Keynote. Additionally, he gave a talk entitled, “Best Practices for Software Development of Practical Practicing Software Practitioners” Lead of the Android UI toolkit at Google, Chet and his team focus on animations, graphics, performance, and more. In this presentation, Chet talks about the latest in best practices for software developers. So if you wanted to learn more about...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 31, 2014

How Open Source Can Help Your Project w/ Ethan Yonker – BABBQ2014

People have finally recovered from this year’s Big Android BBQ festivities. After all the fun and merriment, we cannot forget the sessions. We’ve talked about the Opening Keynote, and the User Experience session put on by Kevin Bruckert, technical lead for the user interface area of the NVIDIA SHIELD line of products, and today we have another great presentation for you. Lead developer for the Team Win Recovery Project for over three years, Ethan Yonker discusses how the topics covered in...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 29, 2014

UX Design in Apps and ROMs w/ Kevin Bruckert – BABBQ2014

This year's Big Android BBQ has come and gone. While the whole event was buzzing from the Android 5.0 Lollipop announcement and its discussion during the Opening Keynote, there were still other great sessions going on. One such session was put on by Kevin Bruckert, technical lead for the user interface area of the NVIDIA SHIELD line of products. In Kevin's presentation, we learned about UI design and the often overlooked part of Android development, user experience. It doesn’t matter...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 23, 2014

Big Android BBQ 5.0 Recap – XDA TV

This fifth annual Big Android BBQ has come and gone. The speakers have spoke, the sponsors have sponsored, enthusiasts have enthused, the developers have developed and of course the BBQed meat has been consumed. Did you miss out this year? In this video, XDA TV Producer TK talks about his experience at this year’s Big Android BBQ event. He talks about the event, shows some pictures and even interviews some attendees, with the help of XDA TV Producer AdamOutler. We’ve...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 18, 2014

Google’s Big Android BBQ Opening Keynote – XDA TV

To kick off the great presentations at this years Big Android BBQ Googlers Reto Meier, Timothy Jordan and Chet Haase talk about Android's progression from the beginning to now the time of Android's version 5 release Lollipop - oddly timed to match the fifth Big Android BBQ. The talk starts with a discussion of Android over the years and the drive to keep innovating. With speakers like Reto Meier, a manager of Google's Scalable Developer Advocacy team, and Timothy Jordan,...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 15, 2014

Join Us at the Big Android BBQ 2014 – XDA TV

It is only a couple days until the fun and interesting festivities of this year's Big Android BBQ start. Every year the event just keeps getting better and better. Last year, we interviewed OmniROM maintainer XpLoDWilD, TWRP Lead Dees_Troy and Tha Phlash. Additionally Jordan shared his experience. In today's episode, XDA TV Producer AdamOutler talks about the Big Android BBQ. He talks about all the people he's excited to see. Also, he gives an overview of the Big Android BBQ App...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 3, 2014

Join us at the Big Android BBQ 2014 on October 16-18

It’s almost time. It’s so close, you can almost smell the smoked deliciousness right now.  Delicious BBQ, Android and XDA that can only mean one thing: the annual Big Android BBQ. Since just about the very beginning XDA-Developers.com has supported this great community event celebrating two great things in this world. Every year the Big Android BBQ brings together the brightest and hungriest minds in the Android world, this year will be no different. In addition to the great food,...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 23, 2013

Event Recap: What Happened at Big Android BBQ 2013? – XDA Developer TV

If you’ve been watching over the past couple weeks, you know that a lot of fun and excitement happened at this year’s big Android BBQ in Texas. To start, the OmniROM project was announced. Our friend XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan was there talking to people and capturing the events. So if you missed it, check out this video. We’ve already released videos of Jordan’s interview with XDA Elite Recognized Developer XpLoDWilD, XpLoDWilD’s presentation from the event, Jordan’s interview with...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 20, 2013

Jordan Interviews Tha Phlash – XDA Developer TV

This year's Big Android BBQ was a great event. XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan was in attendance, and you have already seen him interview XDA Elite Recognized Developer XpLoDWilD and Elite Recognized Developer Dees_Troy (interview). However, these were not the only people Jordan interviewed. In today's episode, Jordan interviews the artist and personality that is ThaPHLASH. Tha Phlash is a self-described urban artist and creator of numerous icons in use on Android Devices. Honestly, there are no words to describe Tha Phlash properly, so...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 19, 2013

Dees_Troy Talks about Software Architecture at this Year’s Big Android BBQ – XDA Developer TV

During the BBQ, there were many great events and presentations. You’ve already seen the presentation by XDA Elite Recognized Developer XpLoDWilD. However, that was not the only presentation by an Elite Recognized Developer from XDA. Elite Recognized Developer Dees_Troy, also known as Ethan Yonker, gave a presentation as well. For the few who may not recognize the name, he is the lead developer of TWRP and member of Team Win. Ethan’s presentation was entitled “Software Architecture and Design.” In this session,...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 16, 2013

XpLoDWilD Talks about Open Source at this Year’s Big Android BBQ – XDA Developer TV

The 2013 edition of the Big Android BBQ has come and gone. At the BBQ, there were many great events and presentations. One such presentation was by XDA Elite Recognized Developer XpLoDWilD. Also known as Guillaume Lesniak, XpLoDWilD has been involved in numerous closed- and open-source projects in various domains related to software engineering, mobile development, and game development. He is passionate about technology and open source projects. He has been contributing to numerous projects, including CyanogenMod and making apps for...

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jerdog · Oct 9, 2013

Focal Developer XpLoDWilD to Speak at Big Android BBQ 2013

So the 2013 iteration of the Big Android BBQ is fast approaching---in fact, in just over 24 hours. All sorts of excitement is bubbling, and with a full slate of talks and events it's sure to be an exciting time. XDA will be there yet again, and we're happy to announce that Elite Recognized Developer XpLoDWilD will be speaking as well. If you aren't familiar with XpLoDWilD, one could say you have probably been living under a rock. His Focal application is one...

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jerdog · Oct 2, 2013

TWRP Lead Developer Dees_Troy to Speak at Big Android BBQ

With the Big Android BBQ just days away, we thought it would be a good time to let you all in on what is now a not-so-well-known secret: TWRP Lead Developer, and XDA Elite Recognized Developer, Dees_Troy will be giving a presentation at the big event. His talk will be on "Software Architecture and Design." If you've ever used TWRP, you know how valuable this recovery has been to the Android development scene. And if you're a developer who is...

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jerdog · Oct 1, 2013

XDA to be at Big Android BBQ 2013

What started out as an enthusiast meetup has turned into the largest community-driven event in just its 4th year, and the Big Android BBQ is just around the corner. XDA has been a proud sponsor of the BABBQ in the past, and this year is no different. We'll have a wonderful booth filled with moderators and developers from the XDA community as well as attendees anxious to discuss the latest Android-related news. XDA will also be sponsoring two talks by...

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 11, 2012

Big Android BBQ 2012: Interviews and Silliness! – XDA Developer TV

A little over a month ago, the Big Android BBQ event happened and XDA was in attendance. XDA Developer TV Producer Erica was there with her camera, recording all things exciting and interesting. After sifting through hundreds of hours of video, Erica presents a video detailing all the fun at the Big Android BBQ. Erica interviews many people including, XDA Elite Recognized Developer supercurio, Recognized Developer and AOKP creator Roman Birg, Creator of Awesomeness Tha Phlash, Recognized Developer and creator of...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 31, 2012

Big Android BBQ 2012 Unboxed the XDA Way – XDA Developer TV

In this episode of Unboxing the XDA Way, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler unboxes all the swag he got at this year's Big Android BBQ. It was an average haul. Sony gave away 200 smart watches and several people walked away with multiple phones and tablets. AdamOutler starts by showing off a Sony Smartwatch, then moves on to the XDA NFC key chains. He continues to go through and show you all the other stuff he got from the Big...

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orb3000 · Oct 28, 2012

Thank You for Making the BABBQ Device Museum a Success

For those of you who didn't make it to the Big Android BBQ 2012, we had our traditional signature banner at the XDA booth. However, this year, we decided to have something new: a device museum! The idea was born to give new uers a "blast from the past," in the words of XDA TV Producer azrienoch. Various XDA members sent us their old devices, dating as far back as the Motorola Startac from 1989, and including legendary devices such as...

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jerdog · Oct 24, 2012

BigAndroidBBQ XDA Session Roundup #2: XDA – Past, Present, Future

On Sunday, October 21, XDA Senior Moderator NotATreoFan and I led the session XDA: Past, Present, Future. This session focused on the history of XDA and where we began, where we are today, our pitfalls and struggles, and our vision of the future for Android and the community at-large. We then gave a walkthrough of our upcoming community initiatives, XDA Dev:DB and XDA-University. We also discussed what we would love to see from the Manufacturers in their response to and...

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jerdog · Oct 23, 2012

BigAndroidBBQ XDA Session Roundup: The Future of Android Development

On Saturday, October 20, I moderated "The Future of Android Development" with a panel of XDA Recognized Developers consisting of: Elite Recognized Developer Supercurio Elite Recognized Developer Entropy512 Recognized Developer Agrabren Recognized Developer and Retired Moderator Decad3nce Elite Recognized Developer and Senior Moderator Chainfire The session was attended by over 100 people, with standing room only. At one point there were over 130 people listening to some of our developers discuss their projects, what excites them about Android development, and what they see as the...

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