Let me start by saying that, this was my FIRST ever experience as a speaker in a
developers conference!! All nervousness and fidgety behind, this day turned out to be
one of my best days in 2018.
GDG DevFests are community-run developer events
happening around the globe focused on community building and learning about Google’s
technologies. -codelabs developers
So we have a community here in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and on November 2018 we had our
annual developers conference!! This event brings together people with the interest of
shaping the future of Android, IoT (Internet of Things)— Robotics, AI (Artificial
Intelligence) and Cloud technologies for a day full of sessions and networking.
I was given a list of topics to choose from so I can talk about on the conference. So I
picked Flutter – google’s new Framework. Why? I started learning Flutter early 2018 and
got a hang of it by creating small simple apps and taking online courses. I don’t know
what I could have chosen on that list if I didn’t learn flutter – lol!
Here’s a highlight of what went down:
A sneak peek into Google I/O 2018: my sensei – Georgia Rwechengura – took us through
the Google I/O 2018 and her experiences from other places she has been through out the
year. She warmly welcomed us to the event as she was our host, delivered the keynote
address and insisted on joining and attending such community events.
Greetings from DGD Nairobi: Sigu Magwa all the way from Nairobi took his precious time
to join on elaborating the “How to make it using technology” question accompanied by
greetings from our Nairobi fam.
Sessions and Codelabs
We had various sessions and passioned experts and speakers from different companies and
fields who joined us.
Rahim Mganywa’s session on The Art of pitching
Walter Kimaro’s session on PWAs – Figuring out the kinks
Levi Wanyoike’s session on Think like a designer
Sigu Magwa’s session on Understanding Docker
Paul Mandele’s session AI for beginners
Then we had divided sessions and codelabs where attendees chose their session of
preference to listen:
Emmanuel Meena’s sessions on How to Kotlin
Naamini Yonazi’s (yes, me 😉 ) session on Programming makes my heart Flutter. You can
view the fluttering slides HERE.
Women in Tech
A big thank you to ALL those who attended, came to support me (S/O Doreen Andrews ) and showed some Tech
Love on this day. You made the event a great success with the energy, vibes and
engagements you provided. Y’all are AWESOME!
Oh!! and I made some new Tech friends .. What are you
waiting for?!! Get ready for DevFest 2019!! It’s going to be LIT!!!!