IDEAA And Big Android Barbecue: Meat, Greet And Toolkits, Too

Aaron Kasten IDEAA Big Android Barbecue
Written by Ant Pruitt

Ant Pruitt chats with Aaron Kasten of IDEAA about developer conferences, Big Android Barbecue, tech diversity and more. Interview, analysis.

aNewDomainant-pruitt — I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Aaron Kasten of the International Developer Education and Advocacy Alliance (IDEAA) for a lengthy, in-depth discussion of Android, IDEAA’s business model and the geek life. Find the interview embedded below the fold.

IDEAA And Big Android Barbecue

IDEAA is a new non-profit created by the guys from Big Android Barbecue. Both organizations focus on creating events for Android developers, and they’ve been at it since 2009. The “meat and greet,” as they call it, is focused on strategy, tips and toolkits for the developers’ craft.

IDEAA itself is not just involved in the developer conferences, either. The organization’s charter is to increase and support diversity in the world of technology. This year IDEAA has had support from numerous tech powers, including Google, Facebook and Twitter, who will all provide a discussion session for attendees of Code Kitchen and Big Android Barbecue.


In the interview below, you’ll hear Kasten and I discussing the non-profit and its endeavors. I did press the hot button, though, regarding tech diversity and Android versus Apple iOS.

The technology world is an interesting and curious environment when you look at the individuals who flock to it. There are glaring holes, no question. Women and people of color are under-represented, and we dive into those topics in the interview below.

Check out the full discussion below. The next BBQ will be in Hurst, Texas, Oct. 22-23, 2015. See you there.

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