Over the past few years, Android has grown from a small project in Palo Alto, CA into the most popular smartphone platform on the planet. As such, developers all over the world have taken interest in the platform, providing us with some pretty amazing apps along the way.
O'Reilly Media thought it was about time for a conference to encourage, nurture, and help developers that encompasses the entire Android ecosystem -- everything from app building to revenue models, and what goes under the hood. With that thought, Android Open was born, and this year, Android Police is one of Android Open's media partners.
About Android Open
Android Open is a three day event in San Francisco, CA that runs October 9-11 and is designed for everyone from startup companies to the most seasoned developers to learn about new developments tools and implementation, frameworks, game development, enterprise solutions, performance, security, and a whole lot more.
It's not exclusive to developers, either -- carriers, chip manufacturers, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, product managers, IT professionals, enterprise solution companies, and basically anyone else involved in the tech world are all encouraged to attend to learn what Android can do for them.
Not only is this an excellent opportunity to see the power of Android at work, but it's also the opportune time to network, meet with OEMs and manufacturers, and for small startups to start making a name for themselves.
Android Open has a great lineup of featured speakers, including Tom O'Reilly from O'Reilly Media, Mark Gross from Intel, Kiran Presad from Linkedin, and Suzanne Alexandra from Motorola, just to name a few.
Tickets to the event range anywhere from $695 to $1695, depending on whether you want to attend workshops only, the conference itself, or both.
As one of Android Open's media partners, we've worked out a deal with O'Reilly to get each and every one of you a 20% discount on ticket pricing -- simply use this coupon code when you checkout: AN11AP.
That's not all though -- we're also giving away two tickets ($1295 each) to the event, including Sunday workshops, to two lucky developers.
How to Win
Now for the fun part: the contest. In order for a chance to win, all you have to do is leave a comment below and tell us why we should choose you. That's it. Keep in mind that tickets are non-transferable, so if you plan on trying to win tickets for the sole purpose of selling them, you're out of luck.
The giveaway will end in one week - September 8th, 23:59 PT, and the winners will be selected shortly after.
For more information on Android Open, including full schedule and speaker list, head to the official Android Open site.