Developing an Open-Source Accessibility Library For Android

Filip Babić

Google Developer Expert for Android & Kotlin, Video Instructor, Book author & content creator


In this session, I'll give an overview of the OS library I've built for detecting and reporting Accessbility issues in Android applications, similar to how LeakCanary works for memory leaks!

Filip Babić is an Android developer from Croatia, and a Google Developer Expert for Android & Kotlin. He previously worked at the Five Agency, building world-known applications, such as the RosettaStone language-learning application and AccuWeather, the globally known weather reporting app, and at COBE d.o.o., a German-owned mobile agency, which is partners with the biggest German media company. Filip is currently in his early twenties, and is enrolled at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Informational Technologies in Osijek, Croatia, and is finishing up his Master's degree in Computer Science, currently holding a Bachelor's degree in CS. He should finish up his studies in the year 2020 (almost there!).

He currently works at Razeware, the company behind, as a Video Instructor, teaching programming concepts to wide audiences of developers.

Altruistic when it comes to consulting and mentoring, trying to give help to everyone, whenever possible, motivated by the ideology that the Android ecosystem we live in is only as good as we make it. Writing a large number of articles, tutorials, and guides, both through self-publication on Medium and through the RayWenderlich team. With his writing peaking, as he became an author for the book Kotlin Coroutines by Tutorials - the first, and one of the very few, Kotlin-Coroutine-related book out there, under the RayWenderlich publication.

A highly community-driven individual, holding over twenty different talks in Croatia and heading over to four global conferences, having applied to many more to come. He is also passionately involved in the local IT community in Osijek, being the lead Meetup and GDG Osijek chapter organizer, trying to generate as much positive energy and content for both the new developers and the veterans.

He also organizes the Android Developer Academy in Osijek, a free, voluntary initiative, to promote the teaching and education of new prospective Android developers. Filip currently lives in Osijek, Croatia, but has been known to travel, and stay in Zagreb, because of his employment, and to travel around for conferences he enjoys speaking at.

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