Android Developer. Sydney by way of Manila. Google Developer Expert. Baking noob.

speaking

I give talks about development in general and about Android in particular.

Supercharging Your Debug Builds

This talk discusses how we can incorporate tools into our debug builds to help ease development challenges

~1 min read

Baker’s Dozen: A Retrospective

From someone who hated (and almost failed) programming in uni, staying in tech for 13 years is a unique milestone. Technology and best practices have changed a lot since I started, and I have changed a lot too.

~1 min read

Twelve Years On: A Retrospective

September 2018 marked my 12th year as software engineer. From someone who hated (and almost failed) programming in uni, this is a unique milestone. Technology and best practices have changed a lot since then, and I have changed a lot too.

~1 min read

Google I/O 2018 Recap

A recap of the major topics and announcements from Google I/O 2018.

~1 min read

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Exploring the data binding library via Plaid

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Exploring the data binding library via Plaid

~1 min read

Google I/O 2017 Recap

A recap of the major topics and announcements from Google I/O 2017.

~1 min read

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Data binding is a very powerful tool that helps abstract away a lot of boilerplate code. Aside from doing away with findViewByIds, it makes mapping data models to our UI quick and painless. In this talk, we will explore how to use the data binding library through a lot of code samples using the open-source app Plaid. We will touch on some intermediate features such as making custom BindingAdapters to adapt existing widgets to our own needs.

~1 min read

Tools of the Trade

A talk about the various tools available to us as developers that make our day-to-day life easier.

~1 min read

Tools of the Trade

A talk about the various tools available to us as developers that make our day-to-day life easier.

~1 min read
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features

Some videos and/or featurettes that include me.

Material Design Components: Community tip - MAD Skills

This video is part of the Modern Android Development (MAD) Skills series on Material Design. Here I give the community a tip on how to use the MDC catalog app to explore features of Material Components, and how building your own catalog can give an overview of your design system.

~1 min read
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interviews

From time to time, I have a chat with other people and it ends up on the internet.

ADB Live

I sit down with Chet Haase, Tor Norbye, and Romain Guy for the Android Developer Summit edition of their ADB Podcast.

~1 min read

Living by the Code

I sit down with Enrique López Mañas to talk about some of my learnings over the years in tech.

1 min read

Make your apps instant

I join Kaushik Gopal and Donn Felker where answer some burning questions about instant apps.

~1 min read

Koalas Are Awesome

I guest on the Material podcast with Mikah Sargent and Russell Ivanovic.

~1 min read
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organising

I also organise a number of events mainly in Sydney, Australia. Some of the major conferences I helped organise are:

DevFest Sydney 2019
DevFest Sydney 2018
DevFest Sydney 2017
DevFest Sydney 2016
DevFest Sydney 2015

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