The four-day conference will take place in Burlingame, Calif., Nov 6-9, 2011. It begins with one full day of intensive workshops, followed by three days of technical classes. The conference will include an exhibit floor for companies selling products and services for Android marketers and developers. More than 1,000 software developers, marketers and entrepreneurs are projected to attend AnDevCon II (www.AnDevCon.com).
The conference is owned, produced and managed by BZ Media LLC, which publishes SD Times, the newspaper for the software development industry. BZ Media also produces SPTechCon: The SharePoint Technology Conference, and iPhone/iPad DevCon, an independent conference focused on Apple’s mobile platforms.
The first AnDevCon event – held Mar. 7-9, 2011 – overwhelmed the San Mateo Marriott. Projected to have an attendance of 350, the debut AnDevCon had more than twice that many registrants. The paid conference sold out with conference attendees taking more than 45 classes and workshops. There were also numerous “show-only” attendees.
The exhibit space was sold out weeks before the debut event, with 22 exhibitors including Motorola Mobility, AT&T and PayPal. Media coverage including EE Times, PC World, InfoWorld, the San Francisco Examiner, SD Times and Chinese Television.
Ted Bahr, president of BZ Media, said, “This was the biggest launch event in our company’s history. The facility was entirely overwhelmed. Classes were standing-room only, and exhibitors couldn’t keep up with the traffic. The keynote presentations from Google and Motorola Mobility were packed. We totally underestimated the appeal of the industry’s first developer conference 100% dedicated to Android developer. We won’t make that mistake again!”
Building on the overwhelming success of the initial Android Developer Conference, BZ Media announced a larger venue and more extensive four-day conference format for AnDevCon II. The Hyatt Regency Burlingame is significantly larger than the San Mateo Marriott, with classroom space for more than 1,000 attendees, a much larger expo hall, and expansive areas for keynotes and meals.
The technical program for AnDevCon II is still being developed, and is expected to be announced by June 1, 2011. The conference organizers have set aside time for as many as four keynote presentations, and up to 70 classes and workshops – an increase from 45 at the debut event.
Alan Zeichick, chairman of AnDevCon II, said, “The workshop and technical classes held at the debut AnDevCon focused on developer fundamentals of the platform, as well as enterprise mobile computing and applications marketing. With AnDevCon II, we’re expanding on those sessions and adding new classes and workshops on tablet computing and embedded Android development. This is the year of Android – and AnDevCon II is the place to learn from the top experts, to network with other developer, to meet the leading solutions providers, and keep up with this fast-growing platform."
The AnDevCon II Call for Speakers is available online at www.AnDevCon.com. Registration is now open for attendees, and space is available in the expo hall. For information on speaking, contact Alan Zeichick, +1 650-359-4763, firstname.lastname@example.org. For expo information, contact Adam Teichholz, +1 631-431-4158 email@example.com
Learn more at www.AnDevCon.com, and follow it on Twitter at www.twitter.com/AnDevCon or #AnDevCon.
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