GDG DevFest SW 17 — Ibadan: As it happened

GDG DevFest SW 17: When you see a queue this long, its either there’s a Jollof rice stand in front or something big is about to go down.

November 18, 2017 was the day the sun stood still and all roads led to Nu Streams Conference and Culture Centre, developers from all across South-West Nigeria came together to meet under one roof.

GDG DevFest SW 17: How won’t you feel welcome? ( Lautitia Azur )

The event was a huge success, with over 500 developers from states across South-West Nigeria in attendance. You could feel the youthful energy and can-do spirit flowing across the room. The reception was superb, at the entrance to the venue, guests were welcomed by some beautiful hosts who guided them through registration and handed over GDG Swags afterwards.

GDG DevFest SW 17: Femi Taiwo speaking on getting back from the community

Femi Taiwo opened the stage by speaking about the Developer community and how its members can benefit from the opportunities that lies therein. He gave examples of individuals that have gotten opportunities at home and abroad due to the activities they involved themselves in in the tech community. He made mention of the likes of Christian Nwamba (@codebeast) , Moyinoluwa Adeyemi (@moyheen), Ire Aderinokun (@ireaderinokun), Prosper Otemuyiwa (@unicodedeveloper) and Adewale Abati (@ace_kyd). I would recommend his slides to anyone willing to learn the benefits of being in the developer ecosystem.

GDG DevFest SW 17: Hanson Johnson speaking the Google Developer Groups evolution.

Hanson Johnson took to the stage afterwards, as the Google Developer Groups Country mentor he spoke on how the group evolved over the years to what it is today. He spoke about how the Google Developer Group was formerly known as Google Technology User Groups (GTUG)and also how the team is working on a new group for the individuals interested in business. To learn how you could start a developer group in your community click here.

GDG DevFest SW 17: Theodora Isola speaking on the participation of Women in the ecosystem

Next a woman took to the stage and gave what I would tag “A speech full of impact”. Theodora Ishola is the Head, Community, Partnership and Marketing at Olotusquare, at the DevFest she spoke on the Role of Women in the tech community and how to get started. She spoke on how the ladies can get themselves actively involved in the ecosystem, while making mention of female CEOs of big brands in the tech ecosystem she spoke on the skills each of them made use to get to such positions. I would recommend her slides to every lady with an interest in the tech community.

Presentations about internship opportunities at and the ALC 2.0 program by Andela and Google came up after.

GDG DevFest SW 17: The GitHub team

The team from GitHub were on ground to sensitize the audience on the new additions coming up on the repository hosting platform. They answered questions from the audience on problems encountered while using the platform. The Github team came around courtesy Ingressive who were fully on ground as well and gave free tickets to the High Growth Africa Summit which held in Lagos the week after.

What came up after was what everyone had been waiting for, the splitting of the audience into 2 tracks: The Web/Cloud Track and the Android track.

The Web/Cloud track

The track kicked off with a Keynote speech by Chuka Ofili, to download the slides of his presentations click here.

Wisdom Arerosuoghene spoke on Firebase Authentication, to download the slides of his presentation click here.

Abiola Ibrahim spoke on “Leveraging Google Cloud for personal development”, to download the slides of his presentations click here.

Gbenro Oni spoke on “An easy approach to automated testing on the web using CodeceptJS”, to download the slides of his presentations click here.

Orjiewuru Kingdom Isaac spoke on “ Getting everybody online with Progressive Web Apps”, to download the slides of his presentations click here.

David Asamu spoke on “ Building Conversational Agents with Dialogflow (”, to download the slides of his presentations click here.

The Android track

The track kicked off with a Keynote speech by Moyinoluwa Adeyemi, to download the slides of her presentation click here.

Akapo Damilola Francis spoke on “ Innovating with Google Vision APIs: A case for adKandi”, to download the slides of his presentations click here.

Omolara Adejuwon spoke on “ Getting started with Room”, to download the slides of her presentations click here.

Stephen Afam-Osemene spoke on “ Payments with Africa’s Talking”.

Smile Egbai spoke on “ Speedy development, cleaner code with Kotlin”, to download the slides of his presentations click here.

Peter Ekene Eze spoke on “ Optimizing Applications Performance ~ Advanced Practices”, to download the slides of his presentations click here.

Ayokunle Paul spoke on “ ANDROID ARCHITECTURE COMPONENTS: Dawn of a new era in Android development ”, to download the slides of his presentations click here.

And it was a wrap, the event ended up with selfies and group photos with each participant leaving with more knowledge and a bag filled with GDG and Github swags.

GDG DevFest SW 17: Family Photo.

Pictures from the event have been uploaded to meetup, view the full album on Google Photos.

The GDG DevFest 17 wouldn’t have been as successful as it turned out to be if not for the support of some group of individuals. The GDG Ibadan team would love to use this medium to appreciate everyone that spoke and was involved in the planning. We say a big THANK YOU!

GDG Ibadan

  • GDG BELLS University
  • GDG Covenant University
  • GDG Lagos
  • GDG Osogbo
  • GDG Unilorin
  • GDG Grace Poly
  • GDG Unilorin

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Event Planners: Lautitia Azur

Media: Tonye Photography

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