Confessions of an Open Source Android Developer

Confessions of an Open Source Android Developer

The slides for my talk at the launch of Developers Students Clubs (DSC) Hyderabad held at SZABIST University on 26th September, 2019.

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Wajahat Karim

September 26, 2019
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  1. Confessions of Open Source Android Dev Wajahat Karim DSC Launch

    - SZABIST - Hyderabad
  2. I am Wajahat Karim And I work at Contour Software.

    Hey There! 2
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  4. My Life in a Slide 4 Coding Been coding for

    more than 8 years now... Writing Wrote books, articles, publications... Passion Contributed code to Mozilla, Facebook, and Android libraries Community Public Speaking, Slack community, and personal brand Lessons Why am I even sharing all this with YOU?
  5. Coding

  6. Android Developer Technologies Android Native Java / Kotlin Unity3D Adobe

    Flash Experience Been doing it for more than 8 years Projects 80+ Apps 30+ Games 100+ Experiments But why? Maybe Crazy?!!! 2+ Billion Devices Huge Market & Jobs
  7. Getting Started with Android PC / Laptop 8 GB RAM

    / 3 GB Disk Windows / Mac / Linux Android Phone Skills Basic Programming (C++) Java / Kotlin Hard Work Resources https://d.android.com https://udacity.com Google / StackOverflow / Github
  8. Money & Business • 2+ Billion Active Devices • Everyone

    need an app • Jobs • Freelancing • Startups • Open Source
  9. Passion

  10. Open Source is https://github.com/wajahatkarim3

  11. Sharing is Awesome 106,826 + Downloads as of yesterday

  12. $0.00 Made So Far... bit.ly/FbJob medium.com/@wajahatkarim3

  13. Why do it at all, then? ➔ Give something back

    ➔ Get to collaborate with smart people ➔ Great opportunity to learn something new ➔ Great exposure ➔ Looks awesome on resume and portfolio ➔ Doesn’t have to be code ➔ Provides good internet existence
  14. But how? I’m new!

  15. Writing

  16. Books, Blog & Medium android.jlelse.eu/ wajahatkarim.com

  17. How can I do that? Online Existence What happens if

    I google your name? No one is interested in your Facebook / Instagram profiles Blogging / Vlogging Share what you know Share what you do Share what you learn Web Development Static Websites - Easy to Setup No Coding Required Hosting Free on Firebase / Github Pages
  18. Community

  19. Care to explain? Join 100+ community of Pakistani android devs

    at: http://bit.do/pak-android-slack A new initiative to give recognition to android dev girls & motivate girls to get in android Send me your profile at: wajahatkarim3@gmail.com
  20. Why should you do it? • Build Reputation • Personal

    Branding • Public Speaking • Monetization Opportunities • Being Different Than Others • Google Opportunities
  21. Lessons Learned Hard Way

  22. What I Wish I Knew at University? • Focusing on

    “Focusing” • Online Existence • Personal Branding • Community Building
  23. Thanks! Any questions? You can find me at: • wajahatkarim.com

    • github.com/wajahatkarim3 • medium.com/@wajahatkarim3 23
  24. You Thank you for attending this event. DSC SZABIST Hyderabad

    The event is organized by them. Special Thanks 24 Google After all, its Google powered event. Undraw All the beautiful illustrations in this presentation are from Undraw. http://undraw.co