Big Android BBQ Day 2

Well, the Big Android BBQ 2015 conference is in the books. I found the content on day 2 to be a bit more helpful to me at my current level of Android experience, with the highlights being sessions on lean layouts and fragments. A bit basic for the seasoned Android developer, but just right for me.

BTW, Happy Birthday to Omar Moreno, the great center fielder on the Pirates teams of the late 70s and early 80s, and leadoff man for the 1979 World Series champs.

 

Big Android BBQ Day 1

Well, day 1 of the Big Android BBQ in Hurst, Texas is in the books. The content was pretty good, with the highlight of the day being the Location and Context and Speed, Oh My! presentation. Also, I attended presentations on What’s New in Android Marshmellow, Android Performance at Scale, and continuous testing. Each of them contained some good takeaways.

BTW, to continue the theme from yesterday’s BTW, Happy Birthday to Christopher Lloyd, who most famously portrayed Doc Brown in the Back To The Future movies.

Busy day

Today is a busy day, as it is the travel day for attending the Big Android BBQ. I do not know what to expect from the conference, but I will post some recaps in this here space in the next few days.

By the way, today has been a busy day in several other very important ways:

  • Todd Richards gets fired as coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets and gets replaced by John Tortorella
  • Joe Biden announces that he is not seeking the Democratic Presidential nomination for 2016
  • OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 GM drops
  • Xcode 7.1 GM drops
  • iOS 9.1 GM drops
  • tvOS GM drops (it’s a full Apple download day I guess)
  • The Mets finish off the Cubs

In closing, Happy Back To The Future Day to everyone. I must live in a back water town, as I have not seen people wearing spiky metal hatsĀ or using hoverboards…