Devfest Benin 2018 (biggest tech conference in Benin Nigeria)

DevFests are community-led, developer events hosted by GDG chapters around the globe focused on community building and learning about Google’s technologies. Each DevFest is inspired by and uniquely tailored to the needs of the developer community and region that hosts it.

While no two DevFests are exactly alike, each at its core is powered by a shared belief that when developers come together to exchange ideas, amazing things can happen.

Devfest Benin was held at Penthouse Event hall, in Ugbowo Benin city on the 6th of October 2018, with collaboration between 4 GDG Chapters (GDG Akoko, GDG Ekiti, GCDC Ado-Ekiti, GDG Benin). It was a gathering of 300+ developers from Benin, Ekiti, Ondo state who came together to Learn, Share and Collaborate.

Devfest Benin 2018 brought together some great pioneers of tech growth in the likes of Aniedi Udo Obong(SSA Devrel Coordinator at Google) who handled the Keynote address, Charles Odilli (Andela) , Blessing Ajibero ( Imaginarium Global) and many more high impact speakers who impacted attendees with fresh concepts and knowledge on the latest and best tech skills applicable globally.

Aniedi Udo Obong

Aniedi Udo Obong who is a leading pioneer and who is at the forefront of driving impact on lots of lives all over Sub Saharan Africa regardless of age, gender, race, sex….. gave a very insghtful keynote address which left attendees challenged to do so much more and commit themselves to driving innovations from the heart of south south Nigeria irrespective of the presence or non presence of resources.

Blessing Ajibero

Blessing Ajibero a lead software engineer at Imaginarium global, told her story and also gave a talk on creative coding and designs and the simplicity of programming for all genders.

Charles Odilli

Charles Odilli, the founding father of GDG Benin, pioneer of a tech revolution in Benin City, ex SSA Devrel coord at Google who currently works with Andela gave a most insightful talk with lots of lessons learned and seeded a dedication to commitment to tech skills and innovations for attendees.

Devfest Benin also featured some top representatives from the University of Benin ICT Center, a Principal officer of the University of Benin in the person of the PRO of UNIBEN, the managers of the South South Innovation Hub, Andela Learning Community Benin, FORLOOP Community Benin.

UNIBEN ICT Center Reps

It had an over 35% female inclusion ratio in attendance, and has since seen lots of innovative ideas soon to be launched from the heart of Benin city. Devfest Benin 2018 is another proof of the impact that the Google Developers Group Platform is driving all over the world. I am Joseph Origho, a manager at GDG Benin, and I am proud to be a part of driving this change in the ancient city of Benin, Edo State Nigeria.

To be a part visit: www.meetup.com/gdgbenin

Joseph Origho