Last Updated: November 15th, 2012

Have you heard? The fourth AnDevCon (Android Developer Conference) is happening on December 4-7 in the SF Bay area. And with more than 80 classes and workshops, this will be the biggest one yet. There will be sessions held by reps from some of the industry's leading companies, including Groupon, Intel, Facebook, and, of course, Google.

AnDevCon IV will offer one day of intensive workshops, followed by three days of technical classes.  More than 1,500 software developers, engineers, and entrepreneurs from 40 nations are projected to attend and choose from 70+ classes to bring Android open source development to a high level. Exhibits admission is free:  visit more than 50 exhibitors!  Receive a $100 discount off the prevailing rate of either the 4-day or 3-day pass by inserting the code MEDIASPONSOR when prompted on the eRegistration page linked from www.andevcon.com.

On top of the above-mentioned $100 discount, tickets are on sale for $400 off until October 19th - if you plan on going, now's the time to buy. Otherwise, you'll be forking over extra funds, and no one wants to do that.



The contest is now over. Here are the winners, chosen by us:

  • Cody Toombs
  • Kalle

Congratulations - you will be contacted for your information in the near future!

Everyone else - keep participating and stay tuned to Android Police so that you don't miss our upcoming giveaway announcements. You can follow AP on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and RSS.

Just like in the past, we've partnered up with AnDevCon, and we have two tickets to give away. These are good for all four days - that's the three day conference and one full day of workshops - which includes all workshops, sessions, meals, receptions, and materials. All yours. For free.

Of course, you're responsible for your way there and a place to stay - we can get you in the door, but the rest is up to you.

So, how do you enter? Just like before: leave a comment telling us why you want to go and we, along with the AnDevCon staff, will pick the winners. It's that easy.

This one is going to run for a week, and ends on Tuesday, October 23rd at 11:59 PT. After that, we'll sort through the entries and pick our favorite. Make 'em count!

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://www.facebook.com/andresdroid Andres Schmois

    I've been with Android since the first DROID phone from Motorola. Ever since I've been developing apps and playing around with Android. I've got my whole family with Android along with a lot of my friends. I've always wanted to go to one of these conventions, but I've never had the money to go to one. Hopefully I'll win this great giveaway by Android Police and AnDevCon!

  • Tim Parsons

    I would love to attend as I'm an Android developer, but my company is too cheap to pay for me to go!

  • R Lemmon

    I have been an android programmer since almost day one of the platform(Not call log, txt2win, others) and have been since trying to find a way to get to a developer's conference ! They are so expensive for a father of three and small time developer! Help a guy out!

  • ken

    I would love to go and see how everything is made & come up with or somestuff is for the phones and tables and software

  • http://www.facebook.com/italyguy Michael Oberhausen

    I'm already going :) Awww yeaaaa

  • Paul Forbing

    Just started developing. I think it would be a great opportunity to dive in head first. I'm planning on going to Google I/O next year. I'm looking for every opportunity to learn that I can get.

  • TheWhiteLotus

    Do they announce anything at these?

  • patrique

    I just want to learn new things regarding Android development

  • skaad

    I am working on 3d modelling and stuff for 3d scanning and 3d printing. I want to bring Android into the mix.

  • Martyn Haigh

    I'm an android developer living and working in the UK - I've just been offered a job in SF and I'm going to go over to SF for a week or two in the near future to try out - would be *so* amazing to get to go to the conference at the same time.

  • Mike Snyder

    I'd love to go and soak up as much info as I could regarding Android development (I have quite a few ideas and a couple projects in the making). Thanks, guys!

  • smisa27

    I would LOVE to go just to be able to experience something like that and learn more about what Android has to offer. Who knows, maybe this might be my lead to get me into developing for Android!

  • rafsi

    Originally from Bay area, now in toronto...I seem to getting a bit behind on the action.. would love to get back in the grind..

  • Justin (UgglyNoodle)

    I bought my first smartphone just four months ago, and a week later I had fallen in love with Android and decided to dive into app development. Since then, Android development has taken over my life. In August, I released my first app, and it has been very well received. I've been pushing out weekly updates with new features and I'm so excited about the features still to come in the future. Still, it's always a struggle to learn fast enough to keep up with the ideas I (and my users) have. I think that AnDevCon could really give me a boost and help me implement these ideas faster!

    Also, I'm very keen to become more involved in the Android development community. I'm already participating at StackOverflow and the android-developers Google Group, helping out where I can, and I'd love to have the opportunity to attend the conference and meet other like-minded people!

  • Alain Laguipo

    I've been in love with Android since the Nexus One and that got me started in my android development path. We still have no in-depth technical training courses for Android in our country so I rely only on the internet references, google dev videos and some books online. It happens often that I encounter problems that are very difficult to solve because of my lack of understanding of the inner workings of Android. It would be a great milestone in my life if I could get to one of these seminars where the people very experienced in Android are teaching.

  • Jesse

    As an amateur Android developer, I would love to attend this event to absorb as much information I could and become a more experienced developer in this fast paced mobile environment.

  • Eli

    I'd like to go because there is no such thing as an East Coast Android anything, lol.
    Is it really to much to ask for, just like one decent size Android conference on the East Coast a year. I have nothing against California, lived there for a while, but ever time i want to go see fellow Android developers I have to go to California (ok, the Big Android BBQ is in Texas still not East Coast).

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001164647091 Szabó Krisztián

    I want to master my Android programming skills, which helps building my startup. :)

  • http://twitter.com/flyers2114 Steve DeGregorio

    would love to go for all the love of android of course! Information is always a good thing and there is never anything close here to me in MI...thx for the opportunity!

  • Aditya

    Being an Android Developer for over a year and made apps like Linear Algebra, Physics, Chemistry, PreCalculus, etc. targeting educational community, I have impacted the learning of lot of students world wide. I made their education more interactive. I have increased the grasping of their subject. I am wanting to increase my impact on a large scale, so going to the conference will help me to meet with people and gain more contacts and learn more efficient ways to do so.

  • http://twitter.com/delesh David Lesh

    I have a dream that one day the features I create for an Android app will be "invented" by Apple.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tyson.bash Tyson Bash

    The bay is my hometown so that us one benefit. Otherwise being immersed in all this app and development would be awesome I have ideas but I'm not technical enough to know where to begin. An event like this would be a great first step.

  • http://twitter.com/macdonst Simon MacDonald

    I was a presenter at AnDevCon II and III but can't make it out this time due to scheduling conflicts. If you do make it out to the conference I recommend attending anything by:

    Aleksandar Gargenta
    Marko Gargenta
    Romain Guy
    Chet Haase
    Joe Lewis
    Jason Mark
    Mark Murphy

    • SamWise

      @28abec0a60e24326b19eee958af31d06:disqus I am working on 3d modelling and stuff for 3d scanning and 3d printing. I want to bring Android into the mix.as Rosa responded I'm dazzled that a stay at home mom can profit $4007 in 4
      weeks on the computer. did you see this page...bit.ly/RkDmvZ

  • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

    I'd love to go to AnDevCon this year. I'm an independent developer in Oregon with a history of contributing back to the community. I know a fair bit about Android development, but I could really use the deep immersion and exposure to experts that you can only get at a great conference. It's very important to me that I build awesome software.

    I'm working on the first app that I'll be self-publishing to the Play Store. In January I will also start on a project making heavy use of the ADK with an artist who is planning to feature it at Burning Man. There are a couple of projects in the planning stages that will benefit from connecting with other developers.

    I've looked through the session schedule and every time slot has something I am excited about. I've been to a couple of other developer-focussed conferences in the past, so I know how to get the most out of each session. I'm committed to learning everything I can and I'd be happy to write about the experience. I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to attend AnDevCon and thank you for the consideration.

    • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs


      Thank you Android Police and AnDevCon! I'm very excited for this event, I can barely wait to get there.

  • Jonathan Koren

    I got started in Android development by watching Marko Gargenta's comprehensive video series on the web in early 2011. At the time I was unemployed, and that video series cultivated not just a hobby, but an actual career path. Now I'm a principal Android developer at a financial software startup in the Bay Area, building a sophisticated wealth management app. If not for Marakana's fantastic efforts, I couldn't hope to be where I am today.

    Even now I still follow their YouTube channel, and there's no doubt they bring top-notch presenters to all of their events. I haven't yet had the chance to attend AnDevCon, but if/when I do, I will greatly enjoy meeting the folks at Marakana and will express my utmost gratitude for what they've given to me and to the development community at large.

  • Kevin

    I would love to attend AnDevCon4 because I'd like a chance to thank guys like Chet, Romain, and Mark for all the aHA painsaving moments they provide us devs by being all-star teachers.

    Also I hear it's a great place to meet the ladies... SexyActivity is on the manifest.

    Seriously though, I love Android dev, and would like to put my energy into the community. I work for a small self-funded mobile dev company, and we can't shell out like the VCbacked racecars and the corporate juggernauts. So bet on me attending every session and talking every chance to share ideas with other devs. Conferences need energetic and grateful guys like us, who can't otherwise buy our ways in.

  • Francesco Sardo

    I'm and Android developer from Italy. You know, that country that used to be one of the most beautiful in the world but now is a total mess. I am really good at my job, but my feature here is uncertain. This can be my occasion to play with the pros and to change my life for good.

  • http://www.facebook.com/derekbrameyer Derek Brameyer

    I attended last year's fall AnDevCon. It was an amazing learning experience and something I would love to do again. I'm currently the Android team lead at WillowTree Apps; given our client depth, we need to have experience in a variety of fields. I'm personally interested in ways to secure published apps, library and application architecture, dependency injection, and media APIs; my team has more wide-ranging interests, and they benefited significantly from the knowledge I was able to bring back last year.

    We are also actively looking for Android developers to join our team. My experience last year leads me to believe that networking this year would be incredibly good for both us and potential employees; I met a lot of people last year that really knew their stuff and would be a great fit in our culture.

    I would love to network with and learn from experienced Android developers, and AnDevCon is the perfect place to do that!

  • http://twitter.com/dwdyer Dan Dyer

    As an independent Android developer in the UK, travelling all that way for a conference, even such a worthwhile one as AnDevCon, would normally be beyond my budget, but without having to pay for the conference ticket it becomes possible.

    I can't say that I deserve it any more than any of the other fine people on this page but I will ask nicely: please may I have one of your tickets?

  • vibin thomas

    ill like it! :D

  • will

    sounds awesome. never went to one before

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001482286220 Karan Ocs

    i want to be in this conference cause
    1.i am one of the first android lover supporter since 2009!
    2.i am not a big dev but i had some mod tools that helped so many people
    3.i want to be a great dev by listening and learning from these gods!!!!
    4.i am some kind of tech-nerd!
    5.and having fun.!

  • matsudo grant

    Matsudo is my name. I'm an EMT and I see dead people. I would love to see AndroidS, thought about zombies but no I figured androids are way cooler.

  • matsudo grant

    P.s I have an I LOVE EMT's & Android t-shirt.

  • Jason

    I masturbate 3 times a day...

  • Grimlinman

    I want to go because I believe in the noble mission and openness of Android and I am the BIGGEST Apple Hater!
    I know that developing for Android will change the world. :)

  • Soegiarto Kurniawan

    I'm interested in developer conference to equip myself with current technology. I'm .Net developer, and I would love to extend my knowledge into Android (Java based). I was learning Java back then during university, but due to working requirement, i have to focus on .Net environment.

    Anyway, good luck everyone ^_^ we will meet there if i'm lucky lol :p

  • Sanjeev Garg

    i have a startup and i want to develop in least time, so if you guys could help me out with a ticket it'll be a great opportunity for me, as don't have much resources to buy that one of my own.

  • Kalle

    I'm a Swedish independent developer who will actually be attending AnDevCon. However, after paying for airline tickets from Sweden and a hotel, I'm unfortunately not able to shell out the $1.395 for a full pass, and will have to settle for the free exhibit hall pass. I'm hoping to get a lot out if it anyway, and I'm sure it will be a great experience. But a chance to win a full 4-day pass is just simply amazing! Thank you for your consideration. (this has to be the best give away ever :))

  • Hamilton Shu

    Lead of mobile development for my company. I would love to go to this conference and see new info about dev techniques and learn more about developing for Android. Also a big android guy personally, bought the G1->N1->SGS2 and time to get back on track with dev devices.

  • hyperbolic

    This is awesome, count me out!

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  • Maxwell K.

    I would like to go because I want to learn more about Android, so I can develop more apps, and understand it more.

  • Nick D’Ambrosi

    As a student studying Computer Science and looking to begin a career as a mobile developer, I would love the opportunity to attend a convention and attend workshops that I otherwise wouldn't be able to afford.

  • Andrew Smith

    Because I asked nicely :)

  • Darshan Karia

    Wow, AnDevCon. Sounds real fun and motivating to resume android development... :-)

  • http://ootpapps.com/ Out of the Park Apps

    Tickets are that much? Had no idea...

  • JSON

    Please help me get out of the corporate world by attending THE event that will help me develop the skills to move out on my own!

  • victor

    im just a diehard android joe..

  • Timothy Bracken

    I would like to go to improve my android coding skills. I work for a company who has an android app in the agriculture industry and wants to improve it. Currently the design is outdated and doesn't conform to the holo theme, and i would like to get it there.

  • http://www.facebook.com/justin.mcmurdie Justin Paul McMurdie

    I am a beginning android developer. I am a junior in college and am looking for a way to differentiate myself from my peers studying information systems. I am putting a lot of effort into android development as a way to stand out. The mobile sphere is fast paced and any leg up on the competition would be an immense benefit to my schooling, careers, and life goals.

  • ConCal

    AnDevCon is amazing, I just don't have enough money to go this year. Please Pick me!

  • http://twitter.com/villagrana65 sam dawn villagrana

    I returned to school and I am in the process of trying to get into the Information Tech field,
    Doing warehousing type of work and I am just getting to old for that stuff.. this would help me out a bunch.

  • http://twitter.com/chaboud chaboud

    G1(two on launch day)->MT3GSlide->G2->G2X->GNex (not counting tablets).

    Like the old-timers will say when the Cubs win the World Series (2215 is totally our year!), I was a supporter before it was cool, and I stuck with it. Honestly, though, there are lots of people worthy of a freebie to this one. Whoever goes (paid or otherwise) should make sure to give the community the highlights.

  • Aaron Huffman

    I would love to go to this conference, I'm an Android developer who is still learning his way around making apps and I feel this could be an amazing experience.

  • omi

    I am an android developer working in a gaming studio and making some of my own apps in my free time, I would love to go to AnDevCon to learn and improve my knowledge in android development. I am very committed to android development and always wanting to learn more and know more about it.
    it would be super awesome and sweet if I could go to AnDevCon this year.

  • Ron Hall

    Long story. I'm a web developer who is learning general mobile development concepts. My girlfriend lives and works in the Bay area of California. I''m on the other side of the planet in the mitten state.

    I love visiting her, but it's heartbreaking to know so many amazing - yet expensive - tech conferences are in the area. Last time I was in California I missed out on the VMworld conference. When you are trying to save up for an engagement ring, spending $2,000 on a tech conference doesn't make a lot of sense. (I'm sure married people know exactly where I'm coming from. haha.)
    I am slowly learning the ins and outs of Android development and would welcome the chance to attend AnDevCon. But regardless of who wins this contest, I'm thankful for the free resources like the XDA forums, the Google Android Developer Hangouts, and Android Police.

  • Nick

    Was the first out my friends to get the "Android Bug" and have infected a couple of my buddies already. I'd love to go and get the rest of them jealous.

  • Adam92Wilkins

    i'm currently a electrical engineer major and i love coding but money is kinda tight being a college student.

    this would be perfect to project me further into working on coding stuff for android. With this kind of knowledge I'd be able to work on some of the apps android really needs, such as good handwritten note taking apps, photo booth-esque apps,

    and of course some games (geek)

    so thanks for the opportunity to learn more, and I hope I'll be able to give back :)

  • Goltsova Julia

    Did you know only 20% of software engineers are women? We gotta fix that!

    Hi, I'm Julia, a Russian software dev who moved from Maine to California this August looking for opportunities to go from an awesome coder to THE awesome coder. I'm a fan of Android and everything around it (4 android phones, countless ROMs in 2 years).

    I could use the connections and knowledge that AnDevCon can provide. I have so many awesome ideas that are only limited by my experience with Android. AnDevCon could give me the jump start I need to flood the market with apps you won't stop using!

  • Gabriel

    Me and my partner just started our own company, and with our Ramen noodles and peanut butter budget we just can't afford full conference pass at this time. We went to DevFest at Google this pass weekend and got to attend the Android works shops which were awesome. So now me and her just plan to attend AnDevCon on the exhibit hall passes, we are what to learn and grow in our field.

  • Christian

    I will be doing an internship for several months in the Bay Area, and it would be great to learn a lot about the workings of Android, and be on the frontlines of development.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Winners posted!