The year 2018 was amazing as we had several events targeted at improving developers’ skills within the community. From Google Cloud Study Jam, which introduced developers to platforms like Kubernatees and Docker to Google I/O Extended event, which touched on Android and Google Web technologies, also to the Women Tech Makers Event, which was an avenue for women to learn more and get involved in the tech community. There was also Flutter Study Jam which helped developers get familiar with the Flutter technology for Mobile development. The last which was DevFest Lagos where GDG Ibadan actively participated in presentations and planning.
In all of these events, we had many developers learn from various facilitators within and outside the community and their contributions have made the community grow significantly well.
It will not be good to end our 2018 story without mentioning that two Engineers from the community (in the persons of Goke Obasa and Yemi Olaoye) who Doubled as our top Organizers relocated to Germany in pursuit of their career as Software Engineers. This happened to be one of our top highlights for the previous year.
The introduction of the Google Hangouts LIVE event Ask Me Anything with Devs formed part of our avenues to reachout the more to everyone, encouraging them to grow and invest in themselves to be better at what they do especially in terms of acquiring technical skills and being able to solve problems with technology. We are happy to announce that there were many positive reports from members of the community. Many have learnt from all the sessions and are currently putting lessons learnt to use. We will like to thank our Speakers on these sessions for their time and for their willingness to give back, We thank Abiola Ibrahim, Emmanuel Obidiegwu Zaga, Omoloro Oyegoke, Yemi Olaoye, Goke Obasa and Funsho Popoola. You are all appreciated.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2019
In 2019, we are looking at a GDG Ibadan with topnotch Developers. We want to see Developers within the community doing awesome stuffs and making significant progress.
Do you have an idea you want to let us know about? Please reachout to Dapo and Oyetola Taiwo , We want to welcome as many ideas as you might have to better the community. We would also want to see as many people to get involved. Reach out to the above mentioned persons in that regard as well.
We would be having our Meet Ups targeted to deliberately ensure we all learn and dates will be announced at a later time. Sometimes around March we would have an Hackathon which we believe people can learn from and benefit from. Ensure you follow us @gdgibadan on twitter and Meet Up to keep up with our events. We would be migrating from whatsapp to telegram so we can accommodate more people to benefit from the community. Here is the link to join http://bit.ly/gdgIbadanTelegram. Let us make sure to join immediately as there won’t be a need to maintain two groups meant for same purpose. Let’s expand by moving to telegram!
Finally, Happy new year to every one. Let’s have an awesome 2019.