Michael Bailey

Distinguished Engineer, American Express

Talk Title

JDKs and SDKs


Dubai Room




13:30 > 40 min


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Confused by JDK versions in relation to Android, Gradle, Kotlin? Confused about targetSdk, minSdk, compileSdk?

Come learn about the meaning of each, how the relate and what it means for your projects.

Speaker Bio

Michael is a Google Developer Expert and a Distinguished (Android) Engineer on the Mobile team responsible for American Express’ flagship consumer apps in the U.S. market. Development on these apps began in 2010. Since joining the company in 2008, Michael has worked on a number initiatives at American Express including analytics, enterprise content management, AmexLabs, iOS apps, international mobile applications, NFC payments, the U.S. homepage and the U.S. online card applications site. Michael holds a BS in Computer Science from Harvey Mudd College and an MS in Computer Science from the University of Southern California, where he specialized in computer security. Including the U.S. consumer apps that Michael works on, American Express has 8 Android apps in the U.S. Google Play Store (https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=American%20Express) and more in the international Play Stores.