Open Collaboration for African Techies
Google I/O – an annual developer-focused conference – has been organized by Google for every year since 2008 in San Francisco gathering over 5,000 participants. This year, ActivSpaces and GDG Douala are bringing it to Cameroon with Google I/O Extended at AppsTech from May 15th – 17th. That’s the good news. The great news is that you are all invited to participate!
Google I/O features highly technical, in-depth sessions focused on building web, mobile and enterprise applications with Google tools and open web technologies such as Android, Chrome, Chrome OS, Google APIs, Google Web Toolkit, App Engine, and more.
Below is an outline of some of the event’s interesting sessions.
I/O Round Table
Join the round table discussion to learn the meaning behind “I/O” and how this applies to Cameroon in answering some of the grand questions of the day. This is going to be a progressive discussion aimed at generating pragmatic solutions and fostering collaboration in Cameroon’s tech community.
Are you new to coding or eager to try out alternative platforms? Throughout the event there will be more than 4 different Code Lab tutorials ranging from topics like SEO to video game programming. If you’re a programmer in or around the area, you don’t want to miss out on these Code Lab sessions.
There’s going to be a competitive hackathon session at Google I/O ACTIV Extension. The details are a secret… All you need to know for now is that we’re going to be building a fun, interactive web app and the teams or individuals that perform the best will be rewarded with cool Google schwag!
Some of you heard about this event last weekend at GDG BarCamp, but we hope the rest of the community will help us in getting the word out and bringing their energy to make this an awesome event.
To visualize this event more clearly and find out the intriguing little tidbits not mentioned in this blog, you can download the agenda for Google I/O Activ Extension here. Feel free to contact us for more details or if you have an innovation that you would like to present during Demo Time. G+ users can register for the event here.
This blog is a resource for news, project updates, member profiles and community events at ActivSpaces, an open collaboration space, innovation hub and startup incubator for African techies. Based in Buea, Cameroon.