Google Kenya to hold annual developer conference in Nairobi




Google's Kenya office to host developers in Nairobi on September 12 to 13 at Westgate Mall

In a bid to encourage innovation among Kenya’s entrepreneurs, Google Kenya is set to hold the second annual conference targeting entrepreneurs, marketers, technology experts, publishers or content owners and software developers.

The conference dubbed G-Kenya and to be held at Westgate Mall Cinemas from September 12 to 13, and targeting about 1,000 delegates, will feature training on Google’s products and online business skills meant to help participants to grow their businesses.

G-Kenya, whose theme is The next iteration of digita,l represents Google’s commitment to driving the web forward in Africa, highlighting the entrepreneurial opportunities it brings. G-Kenya will also train participants on its developer and business technologies ranging from Mobile / Android, Chrome and HTML5 to Maps and Geo and App Engine.

“Business is being redefined by access to information, more specifically access to the right information, at the right time. Local entrepreneurs will play a unique role in creating a dynamic online experience that will help spur the growth of businesses in Kenya,” said Olga Arara-Kimani, Google Kenya country manager in a release.

Attendees will have the chance to explore Google’s open source technologies through a combination of tech talks, breakout sessions and code-labs run by engineers and business teams from across the globe.

The event features a lineup of high caliber Google speakers who will offer key insights in understanding the important role innovation plays in business. Key among the speakers will be Nelson Mattos, Engineering Vice President for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

This is the second conference that Google is hosting in Kenya in a series of interactive forums and tech days that Google has been holding across Africa each year, to promote innovation and business and boost economies in the region.

For more information, visit http://www.google.com/africa or via Google Africa Blog:googleafrica.blogspot.com.




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