Things I Learned at Big Android BBQ 2013

  • T-Mobile reception is still terrible at the conference center.
  • Alcohol purchases spike in the City of Hurst as a result of the conference.
  • The guys from Willow Tree Apps have released some awesome Android open source libraries (BetterPickers, OAK, and RPatch)
  • It’s worth the short drive to Roots Coffee each morning.
  • High Roller makes adult size big wheels. They are a ton of fun to ride.
  • Oppo makes some pretty sweet phones. Their N1 will ship with CyanogenMod.
  • I wish I had signed up for the Google Glass Explorer program.
  • Daniel Ward bears a strong resemblance to Ewan McGregor’s Obi Wan Kenobi.
  • Google makes Android. Anyone who attended the closing keynote/panel will understand why this is funny.
  • Ray Walters’ BBQ: OMG. So good!
  • Agile is dead. Liquid will soon be the new hotness. More on this later.

I thoroughly enjoyed the conference once again this year. I highly recommend it to anyone who has anything to do with Android.