Android Open Video Archive

Android Open Video Archive

The video archive from Android Open 2011, including all sessions and workshops, is now available in the O'Reilly Store.

About Android Open

Who Should Attend | Why Android Open? | Program Chairs & Committee Members

Android is the new superstar in the mobile platform ecosystem, changing the game for the wireless industry and disrupting business as usual. Tablets, set-top boxes, and a host of new embedded and connected devices are just the beginning of what Android enables, as it expands into services and platforms outside the mobile industry. To understand the opportunities and challenges in this thriving new marketplace, O'Reilly Media is launching Android Open, an event that brings together the entire Android ecosystem.

Who Should Attend

Android Open is an event for everyone passionate about maximizing the Android platform, including:

  • App and game developers
  • App and UX designers
  • Mobile carriers
  • Chip manufacturers
  • App content creators
  • OEMs
  • R&D technologists
  • Entrepreneurs and venture capitalists
  • Small startup companies
  • Marketing professionals
  • Product managers
  • Software engineers
  • Sales engineers
  • CxOs and other business leaders
  • Enterprise solutions companies
  • Vendors in the Android marketplace

Why Android Open?

  • Android is becoming one of the most important technologies in the world. The next billion people to come online will use mobile phones and there is a good chance they’ll be using Android devices to do it. Because of its importance and the diversity of its potential uses, it's time to bring together the Android community under one roof.
  • Android Open is unique because it provides essential information for the entire ecosystem of the Android community as well as the opportunity to come face to face with some of the most important Android trailblazers in the world.
  • For mobile developers and programmers, the conference offers critical technical content that will push them from proficient to dangerously expert. Product managers and sales engineers will find valuable business information geared to take companies that are selling and building Android solutions for the enterprise to the next level of success.
  • Android Open presents an objective, big picture view of the state of this exploding platform, and focuses in on the most important issues and opportunities that will foster new revenue streams and start-ups.
  • Android Open is brought to you by O'Reilly Media, Inc. For more than 30 years O'Reilly has been an active participant in the technology and open source community, and has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.

Program Chairs

Brady Forrest Brady Forrest
Brady Forrest is co-chair for O'Reilly's Where 2.0 conference. Additionally, he co-chairs Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco and NYC. Brady writes for O'Reilly Radar tracking changes in technology. He previously worked at Microsoft on Live Search (he came to Microsoft when it acquired MongoMusic). Brady lives in Seattle, where he builds cars for Burning Man and runs Ignite. You can track his web travels at Truffle Honey.

Marko Gargenta Marko Gargenta
Marko Gargenta is author of Learning Android, founder of, and creator of Marakana's Android Bootcamp series. At Marakana, Marko provides Android training to developers and managers of some of the biggest names in mobile including Cisco, Motorola, Qualcomm, Sprint, Verizon, Department of Defense. He frequently speaks on Android at conferences such as OSCON, AnDevCon, Android Builders Summit, to name a few.

Committee Members

Mike Hendrickson Mike Hendrickson
Mike Hendrickson has held a variety of positions in the publishing industry including, Product Development Manager, Editor, Executive Editor, Editor-in-Chief, and Associate Publisher. Two constants are that he has always enjoyed managing people and being involved with cutting-edge technologies. At O'Reilly, he is the Publisher for the Open Tech eXchange division, where he is working to grow existing print market share while expanding into new online and in person markets. His personal website is

Sung Hu Kim
Sung Hu Kim, Product Manager, Mobile

Brian Jepson Brian Jepson
Brian Jepson is an editor for O'Reilly Media; he covers a number of areas, including Arduino, wireless sensor networks, mobile devices, as well as some Microsoft and Apple topics. He likes to hack on gadgets such as Arduino and the BeagleBoard in his spare time, and he is also a volunteer system administrator and all-around geek for AS220, a non-profit arts center that gives Rhode Island artists uncensored and unjuried forums for their work.

Karim J. Yaghmour Karim J. Yaghmour
Karim J. Yaghmour is part serial entrepreneur part unrepentant geek. He is most widely known for having authored O'Reilly's Building Embedded Linux Systems, which sold tens of thousands of copies worldwide and has been translated into several different languages. Karim pioneered the world of Linux tracing by introducing the Linux Trace Toolkit (LTT) in the late '90s. He continued maintaining LTT through 2005 and was joined in this effort by developers from several companies, including IBM, HP, and Intel. LTT users have included: Google, IBM, HP, Oracle, Alcatel, Nortel, Ericsson, Qualcomm, NASA, Boeing, Airbus, Sony, Samsung, NEC, Fujitsu, SGI, RedHat, Thales, Oerlikon, Bull, Motorola, ARM, ST Micro. Other contributions include relayfs and Adeos. Karim has presented and published as part of a number of peer-reviewed scientific conferences, magazines and online publications, including Usenix, the Linux Kernel Summit, the Ottawa Linux Symposium, LinuxJournal, the O'Reilly Network and the Real-Time Linux Workshop.

  • HTCpro
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Open Invention Network
  • X.commerce
  • Black Duck Software
  • BugSense
  • Dolby
  • Intel
  • Make magazine
  • Marvell
  • Meshin
  • MIPS Technologies

Sponsorship Opportunities

For information on becoming a sponsor of Android Open, contact Sharon Cordesse at

Media Partner Opportunities

For media partnerships, contact mediapartners@

Press and Media

For media-related inquiries, contact Maureen Jennings at

Contact Us

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