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iHub By Jessica Colaço / December 1, 2011

Google+ API Hackathon


Calling all Kenyan coders!

After the really fun Google+ hackathon we did in Johannesburg, we’re bringing the action here to Nairobi on Saturday, December 10. If you’re interested in the Google+ API, you’re going to want to be here for this! We’ll be covering the +1 button, Google+ hangout applications, and working with the Google+ public data API. And of course, there will be awesome prizes for the winning app.

Jo’burg built a hangout app that was out of this world!! So lets see what kind of innovation Nairobi can deliver!

The Details:

What: Google+ API Hackathon

When: Saturday, December 10 2011, 9am to ~7pm

Where: iHub, Nairobi

How: Apply below ASAP!

Lunch and snacks will be provided, and you’re encouraged to join us at the Brew Bistro afterwards for drinks.

Space is limited so be sure to register to attend by December 6. We’ve got a few questions on the form designed to assess participant skill-level. We’ll get back to you no later than December 8 with registration confirmation. Hope to see you there! Let me know what you’re excited to learn about & try out in the comments!

Register HERE!

Original Post by Bob Aman

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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