2016 Big Android BBQ Europe Re-Cap
This year's BABBQ Europe was an absolutely incredible event. Not only was there an amazing line-up of top-notch speakers, but the fun and intimate BABBQ culture was alive and well during the entire 3 day event. The change in venue back to the Hotel Casa 400 was a smart one as well - nicer facility, better staff support, and close proximity to Amsterdam's city center. +Jorik Bremer
and his team knocked it out of the park.
Personally, it was great reconnecting with a host of amazing #android
developers that +Aaron Kasten
and I met at last year's event: +Maarten Edgar
, +Paul Lammertsma
, +Eliza Camber
, and many, many more...
It was particularly nice to meet +Jolanda Verhoef
who gave the Keynote at this year's BABBQ Europe. IMHO, she is definitely one to watch
. A unique blend of intelligence, passion, and teaching skill that is very rare to come by. +Alex Dobie
from +Android Central
was also in attendance covering the event. We had more than a laugh or two. I'm always impressed by the skill and dedication of the entire Android Central crew. We even had a chance to quickly test out the new Duo app w/ +Russell Holly
during the second day of the event. (specifically my phone - Alex wasn't able to download it on any of his devices...the benefits of being an American....yes I am continuing to rub it in, Alex)
Last but not least, it's always nice spending time with +Matteo Doni
. Not sure if I've ever met a nicer, more genuinely sincere person.
I'd highly recommend following everyone I've mentioned in the post. You won't be disappointed.
**Rambling nature and any errors are due to jetlag