GDG Devfest Nyeri 2013

Posted By: Unknown On Sunday, 27 October 2013

The last DevFest of the Kenyan series under the [devfestkenya] brand. The Devfest Nyeri was at Dedan Kimathi University of technology. The event was packed with over 80 enthusiastic developers, 20% of them Professionals and 80% Students.

The Event kicked off with a recap of the GDG Europe Summit from +Kenneth Kinyanjui . He expounded on Emerging Google Technologies such as the Chromium Project , Google Cloud Platform.  +Joseph Ndungu  Walked us th rough Chrome Dev Tools and +arlus ishmael  walked us through Google Cloud Platform.

+Femi TAIWO Took center stage and walked us through Web Development with HTML5. Detailed was this talk that we covered Android, BlackBerry and other Mobile platforms.

In the afternoon, we moved to the Codelabs where we had +James Odede takes us through the Android Codelab session and +arlus ishmael take us through the Google App Engine Session.

Finally, we had +Njeri Chelimo give a talk on Diversity in Technology. +Said Fuad , our last speaker talked about UI/UX design on the Android Platform, focusing on the Action Bar and why we should use it.

The event hashtags were #devfestnyeri on Google+, If you missed the event, you will have a feel of the online interactions during the event.

The day's pictures are "on the line". They have been uploaded on +GDG Kimathi University 's page in the album GDG Devfest Nyeri 2013. For more add +GDG Kimathi University  to your circles for better interaction.

We are now looking into the Google Cloud Developer Challenge and we are organizing a hackathon, so watch this space.

All the Speaker slides are on our Github Repo.

For more on the Devfest, visit our Devfest Nyeri 2013 Site

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Our GDG Journey

Posted By: Unknown On Thursday, 1 August 2013

As GDG Kimathi University, we like embracing change and its high time we started sharing with the world what we have been up to on this blog.

We started this GDG in November 2012, and have been able to build a solid community around our campus.

What have we accomplished:


Collaborating with a Computer Society of Kimathi in coming up with the first Rhok Hackathon in Nyeri dubbed as Rhok Nyeri 2012. #rkoknyeri



First Meetup

February Meetup, where we officially welcomed the members and got to tell them what GDG is really about. 

We came up with some of the Technologies the members wanted to cover. They were:
  • Android Programming
  • Google App Engine with Python
  • HTML 5
  • Google APIs 
  • Chrome Extensions

Google I/O Ext Nyeri

Google I/O ext Nyeri 2013. This was one of our big event  of the year. It was a 3 day event, where we had a viewing party of the whole I/O. It was like we were there, we didn't miss any of the sessions, starting from Keynote, to the last event of the I/O, the Airshow. Here are some of the Photos from the ioextended.

Francis Gikeri, GSA Kimathi University 2012/2013 giving a talk

The viewing party

Arlus Ishmael, GDG Kimathi University addressing the audience

This is a summarized post of what we have been doing since the beginning of our chapter in Nyeri, Kenya.

We are planning DevFest Nyeri 2013 and we hope you can attend.

We will post more so as to keep you updated on what we have been up to.

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