#ZimStartups: Regional Google Dev Fest Preps Gather Momentum


Preparations for the Google Dev Fest Southern Africa to be held next Saturday are at an advanced stage with most speakers confirming their attendance.

One of the organisers, Andrew Sithole yesterday told TechnoMag that they secured a venue, B2C Co-working space.

Preparations are now in their final stages. The venue has been secured, most of our speakers have confirmed their availablity and we have a number of companies that have confirmed that they’ll be there,” he said.

He added that they are now concluding the list of speakers some of them coming from USA, Nigeria, South Africa and other countries.

GoogleDevFest Harare 2016 organisers Andrew Sithole

The event will be in two parts focusing on code and tech talks with industry experts.

“We will host a two track focused event, one on code labs and the other on technical talks along with having industry professionals gracing the event,” said Sithole last month.

The full day hackathon looks at trends such as VR, Machine Learning and other topics.

“GDG Devfest Southern Africa aims to be a full day tech festival focused on talks with hands on learning of the latest technologies in Android, VR, Web, Machine Learning, tech entrepreneurship and the future of technology in Africa,” he added.

The DevFest will bring aspiring and experienced Android developers from Southern Africa under one roof.

“It aims to bring together a diverse mix of developers, designers, entrepreneurs and tech enthusiasts from around Southern Africa to share and learn the knowledge they have acquired with the rest of the community,” said Sithole.


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