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Join us for the 9th Londroid of 2017, held at the ASOS offices.

IMPORTANT EVENTBRITE REGISTRATION: You will need to register on Eventbrite to gain entrance to this FREE event.

THE EVENTBRITE REGISTRATION WILL GO LIVE ON TUESDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER AT 10 AM.

> Registration will close the following Monday 25th at 9am.

> This extra step of registration has been implemented to assist in the security measures in place to enter London office buildings. We appreciate you taking the extra time to do this.

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Evening Schedule:

6:00 - Registration open

6:40 - Welcome

6:45 - Talk one - #Learning to play the piano: A journey of inclusive design

7:15 - Break

7:20 - Talk Two: Zero to Hero in UI testing

7:50 - Q&A

8:00 - Social at ASOS

9:00 - Close

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Talk One: # LEARNING TO PLAY THE PIANO: A JOURNEY OF INCLUSIVE DESIGN

Deciding to learn how to play the violin and piano last year was scary and exciting. The excitement was dulled slightly when I realised that I was (am?) terrible at reading music (you know, all the funny dots, squiggles and lines). Obviously, what I needed was an app! It would be simple, I naively thought: display some musical notes, the user would pick the correct answer and the app would log progress.

At first, I only needed it for violin. Then I wanted to use it for piano too. Trying to flesh out the concept, I thought, “if violin and piano, why not guitars, ukuleles and harmonicas too?”
How could I make it usable by blind or visually impaired users? Is this going to be a useful app for them? What would I have to do to support deaf and/or hard-of-hearing folk? Could I make it flexible enough for people to use on their commute?
This case-study will be equal parts design and dev-oriented (not particularly code heavy), suitable for beginners and pros-alike. My aim is to instill within you the idea that inclusive design is more about possibilities and potential, than constraints and restrictions.

Speaker: Ataul Munim

Ataul is a product engineer at Novoda and GDE for Android, with a strong focus on improving inclusive design for mobile apps.

@ataulm


Talk Two: Zero to Hero in UI testing

In this talk we'll discuss the problems around UI testing - why is it hard to write such tests, how to get started, how to make them part of your CI system. We'll present a recipe for building a scalable framework that makes writing UI tests a pleasure. We'll discuss mocking libraries and ways to build your own testing DSL. Most of the common "gotcha-s" and sources of flakiness will be solved along the way, as well as giving a few best practices. Once the foundations are laid out, a whole new set of scaling problems arises, so we'll talk about possible solutions for them.

Whether you still don't have any UI tests in your project, or you already have a good suite built, this talk will give you some useful tips & ideas.

Speaker: Vesselin Iliev

Vesselin is an Android developer since Froyo. He who worked on various projects in Sofia and San Francisco before moving to London 2 years ago to join the Android team at ASOS. Passionate about clean code and testing, he’s current focus is combining Rx, Kotlin & MVx architectures to provide easy to use and smooth UX. When not writing code, he can be found playing table tennis, listening to podcasts or tasting craft beer.

http://veskoiliev.com/

@ilievvesselin

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