DroidconKE Is Here!

By Lincoln Njogu
iHub
  Published 10 Jul 2018
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The first ever droidcon in Sub-Saharan Africa is here! Droidcon Kenya will be held on Friday the 5th and Saturday the 6th of October 2018 at iHub.

Droidcon is the largest global network of developer conferences, which brings together the industry's foremost experts, dedicated to advancing the Android platform. Droidcon engages a global network of over 25,000 developers attending the events in 22 cities.

The first ever droidcon conference was held in 2009 in Berlin and since then it has spread its influence across the globe and has established itself as the world's foremost community-driven conference format.

DroiconKE is a two-day global android developer-focused gathering that will be held annually, co-created by the Android254 community and the iHub. The event will consist of Workshops, Office Hours, Hackathons, Hiring interview sprints, Pitches (for developers with mobile startups) and Show and Tell slots.

Why Participate in DroidconKE?

  • Developers will learn new skills and improve their technical skills.
  • Meet various companies with Android Developer tools and services they can leverage on.
  • Learn by hands-on interaction, participate in hiring sprints and interviews at the venue where employers and potential employees meet together.
  • Get a platform to prototype ideas, test their abilities and get feedback through the hackathon.

This year DroidconKE will focus on:

  • Growing and Earning from your applications.
  • User Acquisition for Android Developers( Engaging new users).
  • Thoughtful monetization streams.
  • Developing Android Apps.
  • Android Application Infrastructure.
  • Various aspects related to the Android Development Lifecycle.
  • Languages: Kotlin, Dart and Java
  • Application services: How android Developers can benefit from the various services available.
  • Cloud Infrastructure: Firebase/Azure.
  • Integrating payment gateways.
  • Securing your Android App.
  • The future of Android.
  • Chat bots
  • Machine Learning for Mobile.
  • Tools in Android, Android Studio.

DroidconKE will be the place to meet the Android community, listen to expert speakers, find out about all the latest Android advances and see fantastic new technologies. If you are serious about honing your development skills and making powerful connections, then droidconKE is the conference for you.

For any enquiries email: [email protected].

Stay tuned for more updates about the event.

About Android254

Android254 is the largest Android Developer community in SSA consisting of 1400+ Android developers. They consist of developers, professionals, companies and startups drawn mainly from Kenya with Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Zimbabwe being featured.

About iHub

iHub was founded in 2010. iHub is a globally recognized organization that is deeply steeped in the local tech innovation culture. It is fair to say that the iHub has been both the main catalyst for regional tech acceleration and a role model for tech hubs across emerging markets. Over the years the iHub has worked with over 300+ startups and gained over 18000 virtual and physical members. We are nurturing the best innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem; one that constantly challenges and influences technology; one that can be replicated across the continent, as we believe that African innovation will play a critical role in shaping future technology globally.

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