Starling Bank Londroid

21 Feb 2018

6:00 pm Starling Bank, 3rd floor, 2 Finsbury Avenue, London EC2M 2PP, London



The February Londroid will be hosted at Starling Bank.

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION: You will need to register on Eventbrite to gain entrance to this FREE event. Registration will open on the 5th February at 10am & the link will be found HERE:

These extra steps of registration have been implemented to assist the security measures in place, to enter London office buildings. We appreciate you taking the extra time to do this.

Evening schedule

6:00 Arrival

6:45 Welcome to Londroid

6:50 – Lightning talk 7:00 – Talk one

7:20 – Q&A

7:30 BREAK

7:40 Talk two

8:10 Q&A

8:20 Social

9:00 Event closes


Lightning talk: Testing Views with Espresso by Ataul Munim

I’ll do a quick update on the state of the espresso-support library, the new features and how this can help you test and maintain support for accessibility in your apps.


Talk one: A problem like public speaking

Are you scared of public speaking? Think you don’t have anything interesting to say? Think you’re not good enough? You’re not alone! In this talk Maria will take you through her journey from being terrified of public speaking to wanting to do more. Learn how to overcome your fears, prepare for your talk and be confident.

Speaker – Maria Neumayer

Maria Neumayer is an Android Developer working at Deliveroo. She’s been developing for Android since 2010 with a focus on UI work. Austrian expat living in London, tweeting from @marianeum.


Talk two: How to make your unit tests Spektacular using Kotlin and Spek

A dive into the Spek BDD testing framework written in Kotlin. It’s the cool kid on the block when it comes to unit testing your Kotlin and Java code. We’ll be looking at how Spek improves upon traditional JUnit tests, what other benefits it brings and best practices that have emerged from our experience with it.
Attend this talk if you want to make your unit test code more structured, easier to read and grok when your unit tests start failing.
My talk is motivated by the desire to share best practices. JUnit 4 has been around for almost 12 years and I have a lot of respect for it and think it’s a robust framework. However, while Java and Kotlin have advanced JVM development by leaps and bounds, JUnit stayed pretty much the same over the years.

Speaker – Mikołaj Leszczyński

Android Software Architect at Babylon health, previously at Just Eat. Still searching for mobile architecture nirvana. Massive fan of reactive patterns and Kotlin. Has been recently dabbling in some functional programming concepts. Looking forward to teaching his daughter programming once she’s old enough. Boardgamer and motorcyclist. Twitter: @TheAngroid


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