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Android Developer Conference: Three Reasons Why Students Should Attend

October 24, 2014 General 0 Comments

The Android Developer Conference (AnDevCon for short) is a technical conference for upcoming and established software developers who build apps for the Android mobile platform. According to the event's official website, AnDevCon is the biggest Android conference in the world and offers plenty of classes and tutorials to help developers hone their skills. The event is aimed primarily at established developers, but it's also a great experience for students. Here are three reasons why you should attend the conference if you're interested in a career in IT.

Android Developer Conference: Three Reasons Why Students Should Attend1. Work With the Best in the Field

The Android Developer Conference boasts 75 workshops and classes in which professionals and students can learn new development skills. Some of the classes might be a little advanced for those who haven't completed an IT program yet, but just sitting in and absorbing some of the trends in Android app development will help give students an understanding of the industry and where it is heading.

2. Network With Potential Employers

In addition to sitting in on workshops and tutorials, students can also network with the many professionals who attend the event. Getting a chance to talk with those who have been in the app development field for several years gives students a chance to see what life in the industry is really like and make some connections that could prove valuable after graduation.

3. Check Out Exhibits From Tech Leaders

Talking with other professionals is certainly important, but for a student to really feel out his or her prospective industry, it's important to learn about what leading companies in the Android app development field are doing and what qualities they are looking for in an employee. As the top Android app development conference, AnDevCon boasts more than 40 exhibitors, including Google, Samsung, Sony, HTC and more. Visiting these companies' booths, watching demonstrations and talking with exhibitors can help students learn what it might be like to work for them upon graduation.

The Android Developer Conference provides students with an excellent chance to network with both professionals and companies and augment their education through workshops and tutorials.

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