The third edition of droidcon Dubai
was held this weekend, attracting over 300 Android developers and enthusiasts.

The developer conference was hosted by in5, an enabling
platform for students, start-ups and entrepreneurs, which is part of DIC.

The two-day event drew the participation of speakers from
leading local and international brands, including Google, Careem, Namshi,
Shopify, Skyscanner, and Trivago. The event included talks and workshops 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.”

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