DevFest Addis - 2023

Balcha Hospital, Capstone Building, 4th Floor, Addis Ababa, 1000

GDGAddis is proud to host DevFest 2023 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where you can learn from experts, network with peers, and have fun with fellow developers. Whether you are interested in Android, Web, Cloud, Machine Learning, or Firebase, we have something for you.

Dec 31, 2023, 6:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Key Themes

AIAndroidCloudDevFestFirebaseMachine LearningWeb

About this event

DevFest is the biggest annual event for Google Developer Groups (GDGs) around the world. It is a celebration of learning, sharing, and connecting with the local and global developer community. GDGAddis is proud to host DevFest 2023 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on December 31st. This year's theme is "Building for Everyone", and we have an amazing lineup of speakers, workshops, code labs, and networking sessions. Whether you are interested in web, mobile, cloud, machine learning, or emerging technologies, you will find something for you at DevFest 2023. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from experts, meet fellow developers, and have fun with the GDGAddis community. Register now and join us for a day of innovation and inspiration!



Sunday, December 31, 2023
6:00 AM – 3:00 PM UTC


6:00 AMCheck-in and Registration
7:00 AMSolving the Global Shortage of Tech Talent
7:00 AMMonkey see Monkey do: Coding vs Developing
7:00 AMSeamless Payments, Endless Opportunities!
7:30 AMFrom Code Monkey to Career Architect: Building Your Personal Brand in the Tech Jungle
7:30 AMSolving the Global Shortage of Tech Talent
7:30 AMAI: Neural Networks, "Attention" mechanism and "Transformer" architecture in Large Language Models
8:00 AMBitcoin: what is mining, how does it work in theory and in practice? A technical dive for computer scientists and engineers.
8:00 AMCoding the Future, Without Coding: The Promise of Low-Code Solutions
8:00 AMSolving the Global Shortage of Tech Talent
8:30 AMSeamless Payments, Endless Opportunities!
8:30 AMHow do you setup a company in Ethiopia and what are the benefits?
8:30 AMWork and Earn in Bitcoin
9:00 AMHow do you setup a company in Ethiopia and what are the benefits?
9:00 AMSeamless Payments, Endless Opportunities!
9:00 AMData protection law and it's impact on the current cybersecurity landscape of Ethiopia
9:30 AMLunch πŸ•
10:30 AMNavigating Keras 3 - A Deep Dive Level - Intermediate to Advanced
10:30 AMContributing to Open Source
10:30 AMDesign System: Building Scalable Design System
10:30 AMLarge Language Models Uncovered: A Hands-On Workshop with Gemini
10:30 AM3D For Everyone
12:00 PMNetworking
12:00 PMLan Party
12:00 PMGugut Podcast
2:00 PMClosing Remarks


  • Mirafe Gebriel Marcos

    Ethiopia General Manager - Sand Technologies | ALX

  • Nemo Semret

    QRB Labs

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Dagmawi Bedilu

    Efuye Gela

    Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer

  • Henock Negash

    Yekolo temari

    Founder & Community Lead

  • Yohannes Haile

    Kemer Habesha

    iOS Developer

  • Abdulfetah Jemal

    CodePoint Creatives


  • Kidus Yared


    Engineering Lead

  • Ruth Enbakom

    Upinvest Consulting PLC


  • Kal Kassa

    Bitcoin Birr

    Bitcoin Advocate

  • Ngesa Marvin

    Machine Learning GDE

  • Bereket Engida

    Software Developer

  • Abel Fikreyohannes

    Safaricom Ethiopia

    Product Designer

  • Henok Ademtew


    ML Engineer

  • Gemmechu Hassena

    Cornell University

    Ph.D. Student

  • Milky Hassena


    Electrical Engineering Student


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ALX Ethiopia

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  • Daniel Nigusse


    GDG Organizer

  • Mariamawit Alemu

    WTM Lead


  • Nabil Mohammed



  • Bereket Wijore

    GDG Addis / Chapa financial technologies

    GDG Co-organizer / Product designer & event manger

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