The Android Decade

Mark Reale

Director of Interface Development

Intersect

Mark is a Partner and Director of Interface Engineering at Intersect, focusing on the Interface Development and Performance Optimization for products using web technologies. Bringing over a decade of experience to the table, Mark is well versed in bridging the gap between today’s needs and tomorrow’s technologies in areas such as JavaScript frameworks and responsive design implementation.

Mark also spearheads many of Intersect’s community initiatives with a focus on empowerment and making technology available and accessible to everyone regardless of geographic or social circumstances. Beyond this, Mark’s is a respected and passionate voice in the tech community, delivering workshops and lectures across the globe covering a wide spectrum of topics including Web Development, Infrastructure, Product Development and Workplace Culture.

As one of the founders of the AndroidTO Conference and having spent several years as the Lead Organizer of the Toronto chapter of the Google Developer Group, Mark has also spent the last decade heavily involved in the Android Community, curating a decade worth of events and bringing people from around the world to Toronto to share their learnings and experiences.

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Abstract

On October 26, 2010, the first AndroidTO Conference was held.

The theme of the conference was 'Open Platform: Open Mind'. One of the mandates of the event was to bring an excited community of early adopters and enthusiasts together for a day of learning, discovery, and celebration.

In the ensuing decade, this mobile operating system has swept across the globe.

We will take a look at how Android and related technologies have gone beyond initial fascination and excitement to becoming etched into the fabric of our lives in an all-encompassing way.

How has the conversation around these technologies shifted since their inception?

How do we approach living with and building for these technologies as we enter a new decade?

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