Merab Tato Kutalia

GDE for Android | GDG Tbilisi Organizer

Talk Title

Migrate to Gradle version catalog and convention plugins


Salle Blin




15:00 > 25 min


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Gradle always has been hard to grasp because of multiple ways to do the same thing. With the project scaling and requirements increasing it is crucial to scale our build logic and support developers across the teams. This talk will cover how to migrate to Gradle centralized version catalogs and share some of the build logic as convention plugins. This method is adopted by AndroidX project, Now In Android, and many more.

Speaker Bio

Software Engineer with 8 years of experience, specializing in Android. An active contributor to AndroidX libraries. He is a fan of all things in software engineering. Out of work, Merab maintains an active podcast about work ethics and career growth and writes tech blogs. He is a GDG organizer and speaker at international conferences (DroidCon, DevFest, OWASP) and beyond. Community builder. Does 1:1 mentoring. Alongside his technological pursuits, he is an amateur cyclist and runner.

references: – droidcon APAC 2020 – DevFest Tbilisi/Vienna/Yerevan 2019 – Nullcon 2021 – Software Development Webinar 2020 – OWASP Tbilisi 2020