Google Cloud Next 17 is three weeks away! It's a great event for anyone looking for insight on Firebase and mobile development. Scanning through the session catalog, here's a sampling of the must-see sessions that mobile developers should attend.

The talks

What to consider when developing mobile apps

If you're a mobile development rookie, your first stop should be What to consider when developing mobile apps, in which Laurence Moroney, Google staff developer advocate, surfaces some of the gotchas of developing for mobile devices such as poor connectivity and offline devices, access control and battery life.

Zero to App: Live coding an app with Firebase and GCP

Then, march on over to Zero to App: Live coding an app with Firebase and GCP, which will be a very cool live demo. Watch in awe as Googlers Mike McDonald, Jen Tong and Frank van Puffelen do simultaneous live coding of an app across both iOS and Android. You'll leave with an appreciation of how easy it is to code with Firebase, and how easy it is to scale with GCP.

Google Cloud Functions and Firebase

For mobile devs that just want to focus on delivering a great UX, "serverless" development helps remove a big set of concerns from their plate. If that describes you, go see Google Cloud Functions and Firebase with Firebase team members Thomas Bouldin, software engineer and Brendan Lim, product manager, who will show you how to extend Firebase backend services with Google Cloud Functions to make the next generation of mobile and web apps.

Gaining deeper insights from Firebase Analytics with Google BigQuery

Once you've built that awesome mobile app, you'll want analytics to understand how people use it. But building analytics infrastructure can be painful, and the same goes for log ingestion pipelines, and managing a data warehouse. We've got you covered. In Gaining deeper insights from Firebase Analytics with Google BigQuery, Google developer advocates Todd Kerpelman and Arun Venkatesan will show you how to use Firebase Analytics and augment it with BigQuery and data visualization tools like Data Studio.

There's so much more

Of course, that's just the tip of the iceberg. For the full story, check out the schedule for a full listing of the keynotes, bootcamps and over 200 breakout sessions. Hope to see you there!