Last Updated: September 10th, 2013

If you've been reading AP for any amount of time longer than, say, six months, then you've probably heard of AnDevCon, the biannual Android Developer Conference. We've been teaming up with the AnDevCon crew since the beginning, and have offered two developers a way into the conference – including all tutorials, workshops, and the like – with every passing event. This time's no different.

This contest is now over.

The final results are listed below. If you've won, you will be contacted in the near future. Congratulations!

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.

  • Ankush Gupta
  • duse

Ticket pricing for the conference ranges anywhere from free (which basically gets you in the door and not much else), all the way up to $1795 if you wait until the last minute to order. Since it's before August 23rd, however, if you were to register right now, you could score your way in for $1,295. Fortunately, we love you and want to help you save those funds, so we have two of that exact package – which gets you the full ride – to give away. If you're not into the idea of waiting, however, you can also score $200 off the ticket price by using the code ANDROID at checkout.

This giveaway is for the ticket only. It does not include airfare, hotel, food, or anything else you may need.


OK, so now that you know what's up for grabs, here's how you throw your name in the hat:

  • Leave a comment on this post
  • In said comment, tell us why you want to go
  • ???
  • That's pretty much it, really

Once the contest concludes on August, 14th at 11:59 PM PT, we'll hand-select the winners with the "best" answers. Good luck to all!

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.

  • aarmina

    I want one, and i want to go because i am a developer and I cannot afford it by myself :(

  • Mathew Mousallam

    I want to go because I've never been before and I would learn more than my little brain could handle.

  • Justin

    I've always wanted to go but couldn't afford it, this is the perfect opportunity to go, if I'm picked that is. I would love to expand my knowledge of development and grow intellectually.

  • Juan Amaya

    I have a wife with two kids, work full time and besides watching my kids smiles the only other thing that gets me happy is playing on my s4,and new n7, so can you guys get me happier by picking me?! Thanks and good luck to everyone.

  • Lex_Lai

    Well, I always wanted to do some app development but never really had much inspiration. So maybe if someone gave me enough incentive then that'll spark it.

  • kcslimmers

    Would like to get further involved in the development process for android products. And to get a free trip to San Fran ;-P

  • duse

    I would like to go because I am a developer who has done a lot of Windows development and some Android as a hobby, but would like to get into Android more seriously and possibly full-time one day. I understand good UI design and usability and apply that to everything I do, and am also an end-user myself and expect the best of the apps I use. So I'd like to apply that thinking to my own applications and produce something that is useful and wonderful to use for potentially millions of Android users out there. I think Android is the greatest platform out there and I want to give applications on it the kind of polish and perfection that people have to expect on iOS. It's hard to find really solid technical resources online and so a conference like this would be a great jump start to learning and motivation - if selected, I would even like to solicit the AP community for types of applications or functionality they'd like to see that I could work on producing for them. I rigorously incorporate user feedback into what I do and that would gel perfectly with an enthusiastic and engaged community like this one.

    Thank you AP for the opportunity!

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      Done. You're in.

  • http://404err0r.com/ Henry Park

    I want to learn, but I learn best when I'm in huge group setting..... I should get it cuz I'm young xP (Same excuse that got me a green laser which I plan to turn it into a sonic screw driver)

  • Brayden Reesor

    I would love to go to further my Android development skills, as well as meet many others in the industry. I've been working on my own Android applications for a few years and have had a lot of fun. I'd love to be able to generate the connections and knowledge to truly turn it into a career path.

  • DoubleP90

    I would like to win to have an excuse to make a trip :D
    And learn how to improve my android apps since i'll be there

  • will

    would love to go first timer

  • Bryan

    I'd love to port our games to Android

  • Kiab115

    I'd be a 1st time attendee, hitting up all the workshops and tutorials. Then when I retire in 267 days I can use it all in my next career as a developer and I'd have Android Police to thank for it all.

  • Brandon Jiang

    always wanted to go but never had enough money :)

  • Zack Whitfield

    I was looking at attending this a while ago since I've always wanted to hit those big confs in the US. Ironically because I'm moving to Mountain View on an internship I can't afford to get to any! :p

  • aitorthered

    I would love to go. So much things I could learn....

  • Chris Wueste

    I have been wanting to get into Android Development for years. As an owner of the original T-Mobile G1, it blows me away to just how far the platform has come. None of this would have been possible if not for the hundreds or thousands of hard working Android developers out there who work every day to make our experience better, often for little or no compensation. I have been wanting to start contributing to this wonderful community for a good while now and a trip to Andevcon would be just the jump start I need. I promise not to let you guys down if you send me. You won't regret it.

  • Jeff

    Love android development, and this sounds fun.

  • Eloy Antunez

    I've been wanting to plan a trip up to SF for some time with my little family. This is the best reason to go second to that, as I've also been long thinking it's time to get into Android dev'ing. This Con would be a great stepping stone into the dev world besides all the net-reading I've been doing already. :)

  • Dexter Dimayuga

    I have always wanted to go but have always been deployed or stationed overseas. Now that I am stateside, I can go without any obligations from work or school.

  • Kent Andersen

    I'd love to go. After the shedding of much tears when google's I/O ticketing system failed me earlier this year, I don't think I could handle the disappointment of not winning this contest. Please send me! If you don't, I'll de-list one of my published android apps!

  • burntcookie90

    Newly hired android dev with a couple of years of personal dev experience. I haven't had the chance to go to a dev conference yet and it would really help my dev experience and knowledge!

  • Pradaman Shorey

    i want to go,, this will be my first time.. want to experience the awesome

  • Ian

    I want to go because it would be cool (and I love San Fran!) :)

  • fodawim

    I would love to go to broaden my horizon and learn as much from the workshops as I can. Of course it would require missing 3 days of classes but that would be absolutely fine. College student currently and I can't really afford the ticket prices, but would be able to cover the cost of airfare etc.

  • Paito Anderson

    As a small time Android app developer (only ~250 downloads on a productive app) I know my app can be improved and I believe this conference can play a big role in that. (Got robbed when trying to get into Google I/O earlier this year!)

  • Nick Hebert

    I need a vacation and I love everything android ...this would be a great opportunity!!!

  • http://rhythmicnature.com/ Frank Fletcher

    I'm just starting out with Android development and I can use all the help I can get! I've got a few major projects planned - but I'm starting with something small until I can get more experience/knowledge. The conference will definitely help me with that!

  • Jonathan Koren

    If I'm not mistaken, Marakana is the group that really kicked-off AnDevCon (and I see they are represented on the speakers list). I got into Android development through their Android Bootcamp instructional series, so to a large extent they are the reason I have a career right now. Would be really awesome to attend, support the community, and give proper thanks to the wonderful people who have had such impact on me.

  • Jesse

    I've been working with some enterprise Android devices and hoping to get better at development.

  • Avrohom Eliezer Friedman

    I want to send my friend who is an iOS dev to open his eyes and get him to dev for android

  • therafescv

    I want to go because it would be cool (and I love San Fran!)

  • Sambhav

    I have just started Android Development! No better way to meet, mingle and network with people than this!


    We developing a open source multiplayer Framework for Android ( http://www.lounge.andlabs.com ) and we want to show people what the bigger idea is behind that and how to use it.

  • Unknown182

    Because I am sick of the man always telling me what I did wrong.
    I want to not be stuck in the corporate rat race and learn how not only develop better for myself but for other companies. While one always answers to the man no matter what, this way one can learn from what others say and fix the mistakes. There is less fear of being fired and more chances to enhance oneself.
    What I want is to learn to be the best developer I can be, through myself and others. Classes and events empower me to meet people and learn new ideas.
    The other ticket will go to my friend who is publishing his first app in the Play Store soon.

    Happy Androiding,

  • MichaelOberhausen

    I would love to go since i'm the only developer in my company and could benefit from further knowledge on Android!

  • http://ankushg.com/ Ankush Gupta

    I got the G1 the day it came out my freshman year of high school, after saving up from allowances and learning how to sell things on Craigslist. I've always been interested in Android dev, and am fairly close to having an app that I worked on released in the Google Play Store.

    As a budding Android developer in college (and as a result, in a mountain of debt), it's incredibly hard to go to these kinds of events. They're almost always on the west coast and/or obscenely expensive (maybe not for a working professional, but well beyond a college kid's budget). Even though this is just for the ticket and doesn't include travel or hotel expenses, I could definitely put in a lot more hours at my part-time job to cover those expenses if I didn't have to worry about another $1300 just for the ticket.

    At AnDevCon, I'd be able to learn about Android best practices, network with real Android developers, find mentors for future projects, scout out potential internship opportunities, and just see what's going on in the Android scene. It'd be an incredible learning experience, and I'd have my favorite Android blog to thank for it!

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      You got it, man. Enjoy the conference!

      • http://ankushg.com/ Ankush Gupta

        Whoah sweet! How does this work?

  • ikaruga

    If i don't go, canada will get swallowed by the ocean. For the love God do you want that to happen or do you?

    Seriously, I'm an andriod dev whose never been to an andriod conference.this is just what the doctor ordered

  • Erik Lim

    I've been wanting to attend their conferences as they cover a LOOOT of interesting topics -- topics you don't easily find elsewhere. I just couldn't afford to buy a ticket at the moment though...

  • http://www.cmdann.ca/ CMDann

    I am an independent application developer from Canada. I am also a single father and college student. I would like to go because I can not possibly learn enough. However after reading some of the other people's comments, there are a lot of interesting and bright people who deserve to go. Too bad it is so far!

  • Jason Kotz

    Android developer currently looking to expand my skills and the classes at AnDevCon would be a lot of help!

  • Fernando Gonzalez

    I want to go because I want to know what's new from the experts like the Google guys. There are so many companies that present things related to Android! I would really want to dive into the Android development and this event is an opportunity to learn.
    i want to attend the talks, talk to the speakers in person, know colleagues developers and exchange information, tips and points of view. If I have the chance to help others, that are beginning, I'd be glad. I also would like to meet the authors of Android books, buy some cool Android device and why not? To have fun with all the Android fellows. It would be great to be sitting next to other developers. I would say for example: Pass the salt....and what are your expectancies about Key Lime Pie ?
    I would like to participate not only technical but also in social events and my dream would be to become a speaker for future conventions after all the things that I'm gonna learn there.

  • RaduP

    I want to go because I'm a junior Android programmer and I could really learn new things from new classes, as opposed to what I'm given here...

  • Nishath Podakkudiyar

    I want to go because I am an Android developer looking to pick the minds of experts.

  • The Unwired Medic

    I'd love to go to AnDevCon to help me develop my app dev skills with professional guidance. I'm working on my BS-IT and there are some app development courses, but the degree is self-study, so having access to a conference like this would really help me grasp and master the content. I live just a few hours away from San Fran, and I can handle the room and food expenses, plus I can get the time off work.

  • Akash Kothawale

    Well I don't want to go. I want my friend to go because he never gets a chance to attend such tech events because his parents never allow him to spend so much money thinking its waste. This would surely fetch him a great opportunity

  • Adam Goldberg