After an extended period of silence, the 'March of the Droids' UK Android enthusiasts gathering now has dates (yes, plural!) as well as exciting news of their expansion courtesy of a partnership with IDEAA (International Developer Education and Advocacy Alliance), best known as the organisers of the Big Android BBQ.
The latest news on this year's event, from the March of the Droid homepage...
This year March of the Droids is coming in 2 forms! Starting on the Friday (18th March 2016) we will be having a code kitchen at a first venue, with the normal event kicking off as the norm on the Saturday (19th March 2016). We look forward to seeing you there and tickets sales will be coming soon!
We have come a long way since our first get together held in the upstairs room of The Piper bar in Glasgow. Back then hosting an event which had participation from three major Android OEM’s and also representation from the biggest Android site around was pie in the sky stuff, but we managed it.
Recently we have been in talks to help March of the Droids take another massive step forward and I am pleased to announce that MotD2016 will be held with the assistance of IDEAA (International Developer Education and Advocacy Alliance) who run the BABBQ. This help will have a massive benefit for us and you. Firstly we will be in a position to put on a far larger event and attract more top names from the world of Android, and secondly we will be running a code kitchen for all levels on the Friday before the main exhibitors day. We recognise that for some the exhibitors day won’t hold much sway, and for others development isn’t their thing, so tickets can be purchased for each individual day or as a discounted package for both. (Ticket sales will be opening up very soon!)
One of the behind the scenes changes we have had to implement is that we have registered company to run the event (MotD Ltd). March of the Droids has always been a not-for-profit event, and that will continue with the incorporation of the new company, and indeed has been written into the company articles.
All of these changes should ensure that March of the Droids has a brighter future and that we can run the best event possible for all our contributors and attendee’s.
We will posting details of exhibitors and speakers for the main day, and also set-up and participants for the Code Kitchen in the upcoming weeks.
Pretty exciting stuff... although with the event kicking off in only 2 and a half months time, there is lots to organise! We'll let you know when tickets go on sale and, of course, MoDaCo will have a presence at the event.
Hopefully we'll see you there!
Edited by PaulOBrien