Doug is a veteran engineer, experienced public speaker, and developer advocate at Google with the Firebase team. He's been developing for Android since the very first Android device was on the market, and has bootstrapped the efforts of silicon valley startups. Outside of work, Doug follows professional ice hockey and enjoys craft beer.
Firebase makes it incredibly easy to write, deploy, and scale a serverless backend, written in TypeScript, for your app. In this session, you’ll get to experience that using nothing more than a code editor and the Firebase CLI. You’ll see the implementation of a REST API with HTTP triggers, and the augmentation of an existing app with database triggers.
Want to build an IoT device? If you have Android experience, it's easy with Android Things! How do you keep it connected with other Things and mobile devices? With Firebase, of course. In this session, we'll take a look at how some Firebase platform products were used to build a connected home appliance along with a companion Android app. It makes use of Cloud Storage, Firestore, Cloud Functions, and Cloud Messaging to keep everything connected, in addition to Google’s Nearby API.