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Uncategorized By Jessica Colaço / February 28, 2011

NairobiGTUG @iHubNairobi


On the 26th of February 2011 the third NairobiGTUG event was held at the iHub. The turnout included mostly techies and developers. During these meetups, the techies share resources, skills & knowledge about Google technology & services. They spread little tricks about Google’s technologies, or simply chat with each other talking about:

  • Google Data APIs
  • OpenSocial
  • Google AJAX APIs
  • Google Code
  • Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs
  • Google Apps
  • iGoogle
  • YouTube
  • Google App Engine
  • Google Open Source projects

Following GTUG

The Event

  1. Ahmed Maawy, the NairobiGTUG lead started off by introducing the team and the day’s presenters, as well as explaining the concept behind GTUG.
  2. The first presenter (Andrew Kamau) then did a presentation on the foundations of the Android OS. It was mostly the basics of Android from the user and developer perspective.
  3. The second presenter (Job Maina) then went on to present GWT, and explained the concept behind GWT and how it integrates with Eclipse and did a small demo on an already developed application.
  4. We then had a presentation from Paa Kwesi, a Googler who talked mostly about how chrome is developer friendly, covering the various development tools available inside Chrome, how plugins are developed, and how to develop apps for Chrome’s marketplace.

More photos of the event can be found at:

Post by Ahmed Maawy

Author : Jessica Colaço

Jessica Colaço is currently the Director of Partnerships at iHub. She was the Founding Manager between 2010 and 2011 at iHub and Research Director between 2011 and 2013 at iHub Research. She is passionate about Innovation, Research, Mobile and Robotics Technology, Mentorship and Entrepreneurship in Kenya as she uses her position at iHub to court local, regional and international stakeholders to adopt Kenyan-made and African-made solutions. As an upcoming angel investor, she courts local and international investors to invest in great tech ideas and companies at idea and concept stage. She is also a Mobile and Robotics Tech Evangelist, Co-Founder of WMIAfrica and AkiraChix, ISOC-Kenya Chapter, Treasurer, ACM-W Nairobi Chapter Chair, TED Global Fellow 2009 and upcoming Guitarist. She was named one of the top 40 women under 40 years in Kenya's business scene by Business Daily on 2009, 2011 and 2012. Her endeavour is to put Kenya and Africa on the map for technology achievements and spur innovation within the country and continent! She blogs at:

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