Most people that know me and even a few that don't, know that I've always been an "Android Enthusiast" don't get me wrong I'm not one of those Android or nothing people... I have an iPad mini that I love dearly and I've previously owned an iPod Touch with no complaints. But today I'm not worried about talking about anything Apple related (or for any other brand either).
So what is the Big Android BBQ? if you want the full back story you're more than welcome to visit BigAndroidBBQ.com but it's a great annual event for Android developers, enthusiasts, companies and even press to all get together and discuss... well, what else? ANDROID in all its awesomeness.
A wondrous 2 1/2 day geekfest where you get to hang out with people who share common interests and learn about new things regarding the platform and well as new products. Not to mention the giveaways that many of the Sponsors do as well.
This year marks the milestone 5th year that the BBQ's been going and I'm anxious to get there. I've gone once in 2012 and it was an absolute blast! I came home with quite a few goodies or "swag" rather and even got to meet the awesome Tha Phlash who is not only an amazing designer of custom icons but quite a talented artist in general.
Oh and did I mention there's BBQ? that's a pretty crucial part as well. The last day of the convention you get a nice meal that's included in the price of your ticket. The general admission tickets have gone up a good bit this year ($75) but as a previous attendee I can vouch that its totally worth it and if you do some searching you may be able to get your hands on a discount code. A couple of weeks ago they ran a random $20 off the ticket price "just because it's Friday" promo, so keep your eyes open.
Now that I'm back living in Texas it's definitely something I refuse to miss this year, I'm looking forward to seeing how it has improved and enjoying a nice 5 day vacation from work as well. Come on October!