Region’s Android Developers Attend 3rd droidcon Conference at in5 in Dubai

Region’s Android Developers Attend 3rd droidcon Conference at in5 in Dubai

Mobile Security, Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) top agenda at the region’s leading developers conference.

Dubai-UAE: 15 April, 2018 – in5, an enabling platform for students, start-ups and entrepreneurs, hosted the third edition of droidcon Dubai, a leading Android developer conference in the region. Held at in5 Tech in Dubai Internet City, the two-day event drew the participation of over 300 tech enthusiasts keen to discuss the latest Android trends.

Held in over 27 cities around the world, the droidcon Dubai edition welcomed speakers from leading local and international brands, including Google, Careem, Namshi, Shopify, Skyscanner, and Trivago. Aiming to build lasting collaborations between developers and companies across the region, the talks and workshops at the conference were built around core development, embedded solutions, business solutions, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, and mobile security.

Ammar Al Malik, Executive Director of Dubai Internet City and Dubai Outsource City, said: “At in5 Tech, we have a vibrant group of passionate entrepreneurs and innovators who benefit from these consistent engagements with industry leaders and prominent specialists that are also located in Dubai Internet City. We are proud to host events like droidcon Dubai, which is clearly aligned with our own vision to build an enabling ecosystem that supports innovation and knowledge-sharing.”

Mohamad Harastani, droidcon Partner, said: “We are extremely pleased to have partnered with in5 for this year’s droidcon conference – the GCC region’s largest, community-driven, Android developer event. The third edition once again attracted world-class speakers and experts affiliated with some of the most innovative and cutting-edge companies in the world, resulting in the participation of hundreds of Android enthusiasts and professionals that welcomed the opportunity to network, hone skills and exchange ideas.”

Presenting the keynote speech, Dr Aygul Zagidullina, Google Women Techmakers (WTM) lead for London, said: “We currently have over two billion Android users. Given the high uptake, we are looking to adopt an inclusive app development approach for the next billion users, the majority of these are predicted to be located in emerging markets such as India, Indonesia and Brazil.

The UK-based expert, who is also the Google Developers Group (GDG) lead for London, provided insights into the emerging market trends for the local developer community.

Speaking on her participation of the event, she said: “It has been an enriching experience to be part of droidcon Dubai. The event is one of the best community-driven conferences of its kind, and it was an honour to interact with so many talented regional developers.”

Launched by TECOM Group, in5 continues to provide students, start-ups and entrepreneurs with access to creative spaces, training and mentorship, as well as networking and investment opportunities across the tech, design and media sectors.


About in5

in5 is an enabling platform for entrepreneurs and startups, offering five key benefits through its robust startup framework, creative spaces and specialised industry centers, training and mentorship programmes, community wide networking events and access to investors, in5 nurtures ideas and businesses to their next phase of growth.

Launched by TECOM Group, in5’s three specialised Innovation Centres provide aspiring students, entrepreneurs and startups with access to a diverse community of creative minds, facilitating the constant exchange of knowledge and passionate debate conducive to ideation.

in5 Tech, located at the heart of Dubai Internet City, features the latest cutting-edge technology and devices aimed at facilitating the process of turning innovative ideas into reality. Supporting startups in developing and enhancing established and disruptive technologies, from social media, web development and mobile applications to digital solutions, eCommerce, robotics, Big Data, and augmented reality, in5 offers a vibrant community to experiment and bring imagination to life. Embedded in an inspiring, working environment, in5’s members can unleash, debate and evolve their ideas with other like-minded community members.

in5 Media includes fully equipped production and recording studios, screening rooms and editing suites to give filmmakers, photographers, media content creators, sound engineers, and musicians the opportunity to develop their ideas and produce engaging content. Located in Dubai Production City, in5 provides media students, startups and entrepreneurs space for workshops, mentorships, and opportunities to work closely with other passionate and innovative minds, shaping and developing new ideas through discussions and creative dialogue.

in5 Design, based in the middle of Dubai’s buzzing design district (d3), is home to a one-of-its-kind prototyping lab that includes the latest equipment, including 3D printers, electronics and modern machinery for designers from all schools of design including fashion, furniture, and architecture to name a few, working with metals, wood, plastic and textiles. Members not only have access to a creative community which provides a vibrant sounding board and echo chamber for new ideas, but also a dedicated library of raw materials and design workstations to develop their concepts into prototypes with the support of mentors and experts in the field of design.

Students, entrepreneurs and startups can be a part of the community that enables creative minds and ideas through a variety of memberships, ranging from access to the creative spaces and specialised facilities and events over to dedicated workspaces and private offices.

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