Over the past two days I attended a conference called the Big Android BBQ. I found out that Google Developers was sponsoring the conference that has been around for 5 years now. XDA-developers also sponsored the even which is where I found out about it initially. So, I took a couple of days off work and went to the conference. It was an interesting experience and I recommend it to anyone interested in developing on android. There were several sessions a day and they went over topics from a talk on git, code labs for automated testing, performance on mobile, android for java developers, and even a fireside with John McAfee. They had a lab where google employees were available to help as you walked through some code tutorials. It was really pretty cool over all.
Am I now an android developer? I would say that it was definitely a learning experience and it would be helpful if I could ever think of a useful app to write.
If you see a conference coming to town, do yourself a favor and go learn something.