DevFest is a globally recognized event organized by Google Developer Groups.
Google Developer Groups (GDGs) are for developers who are interested in Google’s developer technology; everything from the Android, Chrome, Drive, and Google Cloud platforms, to product APIs like the Cast API, Maps API, and YouTube API.
A GDG can take many forms – from just a few people getting together to watch the latest videos, to large gatherings with demos and tech talks, to events like code sprints and hackathons. However, at the core, GDGs are focused on developers and technical content, and the core audience should be developers.
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DevFest, an opportunity to connect with local developers
When you join a Google Developer Group, you’ll have the opportunity to learn new skills in a variety of formats. You’ll also meet local developers virtually or in-person with similar interests in technology. The community prides itself on being an inclusive environment where everyone and anyone interested in tech – from beginner developers to experienced professionals are welcome to join.
What is DevFest?
DevFests are local tech conferences hosted by Google Developer Groups (GDG) around the world. Each DevFest event is crafted by its local organizers to fit the needs and interests of its local developer community. Whether it be through hands-on learning experiences, technical talks delivered in local languages by experts, or by simply meeting fellow local developers, DevFest attendees learn how to build together and innovate on Google’s developer tools.
Learn, build, and connect as a community at DevFest Event
DevFest is a global community-driven tech conference, hosted by the Google Developer Groups (GDG) community. Each DevFest event is crafted by its GDG organizers to fit the learning needs and interests of their local developer community, with a strong focus on knowledge exchange, networking, and learning about Google developer technologies.
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In Akwa Ibom State, the most outstanding GDG is in Uyo which has been in existence for about 10 years presently. The Uyo GDG came onboard when the group was initially named Google Technology Users Group – GTUG and was pioneered by Mr. Hanson Johnson of Start Innovation Hub.
However, as more young people find interest in the tech industry other GDGs have emerged in sub communities within the state. Such nascent community is the Eket community who hosted their Developers’ festival recently in Eket Town.
With the recent hosting of the event, it is believed that more tech enthusiasts will join the Eket tech community hence increasing the bounds of the Akwa Ibom tech ecosystem.