Every year, top mobile developers convene in San Francisco for WWDC and Google I/O, and as always, we want to be part of the fun. That’s why this year we hosted not one, but two parties, for iOS and Android developers.

You can guess from the line around the corner that the place was packed and the crowd was buzzing. It was great to meet and hang out with awesome developers from Apple, Google, Square, Path, Pandora, Pinterest and many more of the top mobile app companies.

Since we can’t travel back in time, here are some great photos to relive the memories.

If you didn’t get the chance to be there, experience the night here.


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Why do it once when you can do it twice? After years of being the hottest party at WWDC, we’re excited to throw our very first Crashlytics + Twitter party at Google I/O. Come hang out with the top Android mobile developers as we celebrate the awesome apps you’re building.  We’ve been humbled by the support for Crashlytics for Android and Beta by Crashlytics, and are excited to share a preview of what’s to come.

Want to crash our party?

  • When: June 24, 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Where: 620 Jones Street, San Francisco
  • Price: On us!
  • How: RSVP here (act quickly – tickets are limited!)

Curious to see how we celebrate? Check out highlights from 2013 and 2012.

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It’s that time of year again, AnDevCon is back! Last Fall, we took center stage with our co-founder Jeff Seibert’s keynote presentation. This year we’re heading to the classroom to host two sessions that you won’t want to miss! We’re not the type to sit on the sidelines, we prefer to dive in and actively participate by sharing our knowledge with other Android mobile developers.

It’s time to crack open your laptop or your favorite note taking app and get ready to learn from some of the smartest and most influential developers in the Android ecosystem.

Gradle: From User to Addict

Jake Ouellette, one of our Android engineers and resident Gradle expert, will be taking the AnDevCon stage for the very first time with his class “Gradle: From User to Addict.”

Just one year ago Google announced they’d be backing Gradle as a build system. Ever since then, Jake has been hacking away and sharing his knowledge on how to build using Gradle. All these lessons come straight from our experiences developing the Crashlytics plugin for Gradle, which has been heavily used in production by top Android app developers for the past year!

Session attendees can look forward to walking away with some of this great insight:

  • Explore how both simple and complicated build scripts actually work.
  • Learn when and where lines of your build scripts are actually getting executed and what conditions prevent them from changing the state of your build.
  • Solve build process development challenges by using advanced tools and techniques (e.g., bytecode manipulation).

When: Thursday May 29th at 9:00 am

The War on Errors

Back by popular demand, Marc Richards is reprising his role as a coveted conference speaker with his talk “The War on Errors: Defeating Mobile Crashes at Scale.”

As a former Senior Software Engineer and current Engineering Manager for Crashlytics, Marc’s class will feature both technical content and explore strategies for mitigating customer churn; benefiting engineers, product managers, and executives alike.

Here are some key takeaways that attendees can look forward to from his talk:

  • Hear about our study of the causes and effects of crashes, which help mobile developers understand why their apps are crashing and what to do about it.
  • Learn about the psychological and economic framework for prioritizing bug fixes.
  • Explore key insights into how crashes impact your customers’ happiness, user retention, and ultimately, the success of your business.

When: Friday May 30th at 2:00 pm

Heading to AnDevCon? Marc and Jake want to meet you! When they’re not taking the stage, they’ll be hanging by our booth in the exhibit hall. Make sure to swing by and say hi :-)

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For two years running, Crashlytics has welcomed the mobile developer community to SF with our WWDC Kick-off Party and this year will be no different! Together with Twitter, we’re bringing you an even bigger, better, more memorable event. If you’ve attended one of our fests in the past, you already know what to expect. For newcomers, we’re planning the perfect night to help you unwind after a long day of sessions. Come join us behind the towering steel gates at 620 Jones for great drinks and great people. This year we’ve kicked things up a notch to celebrate the amazing apps you’re building – come hang with many of the world’s top mobile app developers, and tons of awesome Crashlytics customers. It’s a night you won’t want to miss. Want to crash our party?

  • When: June 2, 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
  • Where: 620 Jones Street, San Francisco
  • Price: On us!
  • How: RSVP here (act quickly – tickets are limited!)

Impatient? Check out these highlights from 2013 and 2012.

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Crashlytics Takes Center Stage at AnDevCon

As we wrap up the Veteran’s day parades and tuck away our flags, Android developers around the world have been eagerly anticipating this week. 6 months after launching Crashlytics for Android, we’re making a big splash at one of the the most talked about conferences in the Android developer community: AnDevCon.

Supporting developers means more than just merely being a conference attendee, which is why we’ve decided to immerse ourselves fully by sharing our deep knowledge of Android development. Not only is our co-founder Jeff Seibert keynoting at the event, but joining him we have not one but TWO of our Android engineers sharing their hand-crafted strategies and development secrets!

Keynote: Developing at Twitter Scale

After keynoting at the last AnDevCon in May, Jeff is taking center stage again addressing the audience on how Twitter builds its own apps, the biggest challenges in app development today, and how we solved them at scale.

Key takeaways attendees can look forward to:

  • How to structure your development process for maximum efficiency
  • Automated testing and continuous integration
  • Tips and tricks for optimizing and debugging your Android apps

When: Thursday, 10am PST

The War on Errors

Ever wanted to know why apps really crash? Our very own Android engineer Marc Richards is going to divulge all the nitty gritty details that many are scared to talk about!

Marc has been spearheading Crashlytics for Android since our humble beginnings. In his class “Crashes: The War on Errors”, he will take a deep dive into why Android apps crash, how crashes affect your users, and what your best solutions are. Besides sharing technical details on crash prevention, he will explain the psychology of crashes and offer an economic framework for determining your highest-priority bugs.

When: Wednesday, 10am PST

Fireside Chat with Twitter University

Even with a keynote and a workshop, we knew there had to be another way for us to connect with the developers at this conference. So we took it one step further. Marc and Lien Mamitsuka, another one of our Android Engineers instrumental to the success of Twitter’s Android app, will join an informal Q&A session at 7:30pm PST.

Hosted by Twitter University’s Marko and Sasa Gargenta, the session will feature the best strategies to develop apps quickly, grow your mobile team, and improve your app’s stability. This will be a rare opportunity for Android developers to learn how Twitter and Crashlytics work under the hood and get all the answers to their technical questions!

Will you be at AnDevCon? Jeff, Marc and Lien would love to meet you, so keep an eye out for us. Don’t be afraid, we don’t bite ;)

If you didn’t make it to AnDevCon this time, no worries! Follow us @Crashlytics or hashtag #AnDevCon to stay up-to-date on our talks.

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Crashlytics WWDC Kick off Party Photos

We love celebrating with developers! What better way to do this than to throw an even bigger party than last year’s WWDC bash?

Previous Events

Last year, we hosted our first WWDC party at the W San Francisco:

Crashlytics WWDC Kick off 2012

Earlier this year, we threw a boozy brunch party during SXSW at the Arthouse:

Crashlytics SXSW Boozy Brunch 2013

Crashlytics WWDC Kick-off Party 2013

We’re always looking for the next hot spot  – this time, we chose Chambers Eat & Drink:

Crashlytics WWDC Kick off Party 2013

This party had to top them all.

The Entrance

Security guards? Check. Red carpet? Check. Spotlights? Check. Professional photographer? Of course.

Crashlytics WWDC Kick off Party 2013

Designing the Space

Once the venue was booked, we decked it out Crashlytics’ style. We added red lighting, tabletop decor, custom pillows — the whole nine yards. Knowing we’d have a packed house, we also sprinkled tables with flat screens throughout the space that doubled as stations to demo apps.

Crashlytics WWDC Kick off Party 2013

We felt like we were still missing something BIG, so we surrounded the pool with a 70-foot long panoramic screen and splashed it with three rotating designs. Adding to the ambiance, we projected the Crashlytics logo onto the side of a neighboring building.

Crashlytics WWDC Kick off Party 2013

The Endless Bars

Last year, the endless bar was a big hit, so this year we had three — making it easy for everyone to get drinks and have a great time.

Crashlytics WWDC Kick off 2013

We created a few custom cocktails — the UICocktail, the NSAssert and the #WWDC Sangria. Guests were greeted at the door with the cocktails and servers continued to pass around drinks all night long.

Crashlytics WWDC Kick off Party 2013

Along with the delicious cocktails, tasty warm donuts from our donut vendor were served all night. Our servers also brought the donuts outside to our eager guests waiting outside.

Crashlytics WWDC Kick off Party 2013

The Music

The beautiful and extremely talented DJ Liz Ladoux created an awesome vibe at our party last year. Since everyone loved her, we had to have her again.

Crashlytics WWDC Kick off Party 2013

The Aftermath

The party was promoted on wwdc.crashlytics.com and received thousands of RSVPs right away. Before the event even started, the line grew around the corner. Maybe we should have chosen a larger space…

We had such a great time meeting our customers and the passionate iOS community at WWDC, and were thrilled to talk with many top developers from Zynga, Nickelodeon, OpenTable, Blackboard and more.

Here’s to next year!

In their words

Check out the rest of the party photos here.

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