9:00am - 4:00pm


Requires a reading knowledge of the Java language. The examples will be displayed and run on a Mac during the tutorial. If registrants would lke to run the examples on their own machine, they can bring a Mac, PC, or Linux equipped with Eclipse and the current Android Developer Tools (ADT) plugin.

Tutorial: Creating Android Apps in Java

This is a full-day tutorial in writing Android apps using the Android Studio IDE on Mac, PC, or Linux. An app is made of two parts: a screen layout written in XML (the Extensible Markup Language) and objects written in Java. Learn how these two halves of the app interact with each other. Draw text and graphics on the screen, respond to a touch or keystroke, and display controls such as buttons and sliders. An app can be divided into components called "activities", and an activity in one app can launch and communicate with an activity in another app on the same device.   We concentrate on three Android design patterns involving "views", which are visible areas on the screen. (1) A "listener" is an object whose methods are called in response to various stimuli. We plug a listener into a view to make the view touch-sensitive. (2) A "cursor" is a source of data. We plug a cursor into an "adapter", which encases each item of data in a separate view. (3) An "adapter view" displays a series of views on the screen. We plug an adapter into an adapter view to provide the series of views to be displayed.


Covering innovative topics

Monday, 3 November

Tuesday, 4 November

Wednesday, 5 November


Limited early bird tickets available now

* Tutorials refundable by April 15th, 2014
Early Bird Discounts Conference
(3 days)
Conference and 1 day of tutorials
(4 days)
Conference and 2 days of tutorials
(5 days)
(2 days)
(1 day)
before Dec 21th $1,495 $2,290 $2,695 $1,295 $795
before Jan 18th $1,595 $2,390 $2,795 $1,295 $795
before Feb 15th $1,695 $2,490 $2,895 $1,295 $795
before Mar 15th $1,795 $2,590 $2,995 $1,295 $795
before Apr 19th $1,895 $2,690 $3,095 $1,295 $795
before May 17th $1,995 $2,790 $3,195 $1,295 $795
before Jun 9th $2,195 $2,990 $3,395 $1,295 $795
after June 9th pay full price $2,395 $3,190 $3,595 $1,295 $795
The VAT is included for European attendees. It is not possible to combine different price reductions.

What is Included in the 3-Day QCon Conference Pass?

  • Access to over 90 presentations and over 100 speakers (including the co-located OSGi tracks & tutorials)
  • Next-day access to video of most sessions
  • Conference dinner & networking social
  • Evening networking reception with drinks all 3 nights
  • Open Spaces facilitated peer sharing meetings in each track
  • Buffet lunch all 3 days with vegan/vegetarian/gluten/dairy free options

Select Ticket(s)

Registration Type Price Quantity
Conference 3 days + 2 Tutorial days
Conference 3 days + 1 Tutorial day
Conference 3 days
Tutorials (2 days)
Tutorials (1 day)

What is Included in the QCon Tutorial Passes?

  • Choice of 14 to 28 tutorials on Monday & Tuesday (the exact number depends on the mix of half-day and full-day tutorials)
  • Half-day tutorials include 3 hours, full-day tutorials include 6 hours of educational content
  • Pre-event tutorial registration to make your selection
  • Breakfast & lunch